La Union is one of the best-known surfing spots in the Philippines attracting local and worldwide surfers; amongst them, the famous Luke Landrigan. Many of them have even decided to leave the city to move there and live their passion leading to open businesses a few steps from the water such as resorts, “hipster” coffee shops, hostels and more.
Since, La Union has offered both a chill and very festive ambiance only few hours from the capital, Manila. The beach that has so long been sought by surfers from all around the world, now attracts more and more local youngsters who seek for a place to escape for a road trip with friends, good food and parties.
But let’s not forget that La Union that was once a sleepy town, is really meant to be a surf town where a community of the young and old, eyeing for what they know best, have a good time in the water and catching the waves.
BBQs at L.U BBQ
Burgers at Mad Monkeys
Coffee break at Clean Beach or El Union Coffee
A healthy snack at Makai bowls
A local delicacy: the Sabong Fried Chicken 📸 @msyoniverse
To have a drink, meet new people and party: Flotsam and jetsam
A 2-3 day trip
All year long except from July to September (Rain seasons)
or April-May (very hot)
Best period: February
They are some general estimates, but we do not guarantee them. Keep one on the typhoon and weather forecast websites.
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₱588 (10 to 20€)
₱520 (average 10€/meal)
(van, taxi, tricycle…)
₱700 (less than 15€)
Activities to do in La Union
Here is an overview of all the activities to do at La Union by day and by night! A little piece of paradise a few hours from Manila for a getaway by the beach.
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