Are you thinking of the beautiful beaches in the country? Do you feel like you need to unwind and give yourself some me-time? La Union is one of the best places to see and visit if you feel like you have some sort of Vitamin Sea deficiency or if you simply need a breather from all the stress.
The buzz surrounding La Union, particularly San Juan, La Union is more than just your regular tourist-destination popularity. La Union is anything but short when it comes to surprises and fun. It has also been very famous thanks to its beaches, hidden gems, and of course, surfing.
Surfing in La Union also popularly known as Elyu is one of the primary reasons why tourists go on a trip to Northern Luzon. La Union is a famous destination as well, thanks to its proximity to Manila and can be an excellent destination for a weekend getaway.
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La Union sounds so majestic and exciting. However, there is a bump on the road: you’re traveling solo! So what should you prepare for? Fret not, in this article, we will give you some solo travel tips when visiting La Union, especially on schedules and activities.
1. Know the Manila to La Union Bus Schedules and Vice Versa.
There are several bus trips that you can ride going to San Fernando in La Union. This includes Viron, Partas, and Dominion. Rates differ based on the type of bus you are riding. Travel time takes around 5-7 hours and depending on the bus, and fare may range from 500 to 600.
In San Fernando, you may ride a jeepney going to Urbiztondo Beach or San Juan, or you may opt to take a tricycle instead.
Partas Bus Line offers trips from Pasay to San Juan, La Union at midnight and the second trip is at 5:00 AM. Meanwhile, Cubao trips to San Juan, La Union is at 1:00 AM and the second trip is at 6:00 AM.
So when you’re coming from San Juan, La Union, the trips to Cubao or Pasay are at 3:00 PM, and another trip is at 10:00 PM. Meanwhile, the trips from San Fernando, La Union to Cubao or Pasay is at 3:30 PM and 10:30 PM respectively.
2. Activities You Can Enjoy
Elyu offers an array of activities for the solo traveler. However, if you want your pictures taken, you may either have a selfie stick, a tripod, or a tour guide to take those Insta-worthy photos.
Flotsatsam is one of the most popular nightlife spots in La Union. It is also an artsy place to stay in Elyu.
Surfing is one of the main reasons why most tourists visit La Union. The province is also known as “The Surfing Capital of the North” and surfing in Elyu does not disappoint—all you have to do is know when the best waves and swells are on the beaches.
Travellog spent a few reflective days in La Union, the surfing haven 4 to 5 hours north of Manila. Sharing with you all a short video of our memorable retreat which brought us closer to nature, the beautiful works of God's mighty hands: Psalm 19:1"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands."Featured Locations: the quiet Pindangan Ruins and the Poro Point Lighthouse in San Fernando, the enchanting Tangadan Falls in San Gabriel, and the surfing area in Urbiztondo, San Juan.Stay tuned for tours, sample itinerary and accommodations around La Union. Happy travels!#travellogph #itsmorefuninthephilippines #travellogphloveselyu
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The South Swell is present from July to October, and the North Swell is from November to March. If you are new to surfing, you may try to learn how to surf with the accommodating team of Badz Surf School.
Laid-back type? You may want to check out Camp Avenue. It is located in the northern part of Urbiztondo beach in San Juan. It is a Bali-themed campsite perfect for those who want to avoid the busyness or rush of surfing waves and surfers trying to catch waves.
Hiking and trekking lovers may want to check out Tangadan Falls especially when activities like surfing are too much for you.
3. Take Note and Book Ahead
Another essential tip when you are a solo traveler is to take note of the ratings and prices of different accommodations in Elyu. It is best to research ahead before your scheduled trip. This is to ensure that you can avoid the hassle of beating time and you can save money as well.
So what are you waiting for? Plan ahead and maybe book your tickets ahead.
La Union looks and sounds beautiful. As a solo traveller, these tips are extremely useful. I would love to see all of the surfing. Better yet, I’d love to take a lesson!
That’s amazing! Imagine you’ll get to visit a nice place and learn a new skill at the same time.
I would love to check out the Tangadam Falls one day. Thanks for sharing all these tips!
You are welcome! Enjoy your next trip to La Union 🙂
I’ve never been to the Philippines! This sounds like an add on to any trip to Manila.
It sure is! La Union is far from Manila but I’m sure it’s worth the trip especially if you are a beach lover.
I haven’t been to the Philippines in over 18 years! I can’t believe it’s been that long! Makes me long to return!
Wow 18 years! Hope you’ll get to visit the country again soon.
Stunning pictures. I haven’ done surfing before, your post makes me want to try surfing in La Union.
It’s really something that you should try!
What a great experience! Surfing here must have been so much fun in the gorgeous, warm sunshine! I’d love to experience it one day.