The Philippines has so much to offer from delicious delicacies, overwhelming places, and adventures that every traveler will enjoy. Usually, people love beaches such as Boracay and Palawan, which topped the list of excellent beach destinations. But going north, travelers are starting to notice the charm of the province of La Union, which is considered the Surfing Capital of the North.

With just around 6 hours drive from Manila, you get to experience a pleasant atmosphere for beach bumming and surfing. The province does not only draw locals but as well as international circuit activities related to surfing.

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One of the best spots in the province for surfing is San Juan, La Union, which is a perfect getaway for enthusiasts. It also offers the best place to relax. The beaches have good waves for surfing from July to October and November to March. The North Swell starts by October until March, and the South Swell begins by May until June or August. It is also best advised to check daily weather in PAGASA to be prepared and informed.

There are many beaches and resorts to enjoy La Union.  Here are the 10 establishments to check out.


1. Kahuna Beach ResortKahuna Beach Resort

Kahuna Beach Resort is located in  San Juan La Union. It has the best rooms that are themed uniquely like its 40 boutique Balinese – inspired cottages, rest houses, ocean villas that are directly peering out into the beach. Its Filipino and Balinese cottages are usually designed with native grass roofing made with natural materials.

It has the Big Kahuna Bar and Restaurant, which serves different Asian and International cuisine. It has Spa Launa, where you can get to have massage treatments, body care treatments, and facial care. To experience the adventure, they also offer different tour packages, whether north or southbound of La Union and Tangadan Waterfalls tour. To book, tourists can have an online booking to check the range of prices depending on the preferred rooms. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE



To get a glimpse of Kahuna Beach Resort, here’s a video our Our Philippines TV.



2. Thunderbird ResortThunderbird Resort

Thunderbird Resort is a Mediterranean-inspired resort in the heart of La Union. It is located at the highest point of the Poro Point Peninsula, where the San Fernando bay and the West Philippine Sea have the best view. It is considered the Santorini of Asia in the north of the Philippines, where you can get to experience the Greece ambiance in every area.

It has 5-star hotel facilities such as luxurious rooms, villas, unique dining options, recreational activities, a world-class casino, and state-of-the-art function rooms. It also has a nine-hole all-weather golf course. Its staycation facilities have over 35 room choices, 29 deluxe rooms on the ocean wing, and over 60 Santorini- inspired rooms. Currently, they are building presidential suites that will soon be available. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

Check out this video of Thunder Bird Resort by Baguio Guide!



3. Oasis Country ResortOasis Country Resort

Oasis Country Resort is owned by the La Union Country Resort Hotel, Inc., which is the highest Triple “A” resort accredited by the Department of Tourism. The resort has been recognized as one of the best choices for balls, dinners, banquets, conventions, and meetings for social, business, and political organizations in the province.

The resort has a total of 53 rooms for accommodations, a restaurant that serves lunch and dinner buffet with Filipino and International cuisines, KTV rooms for enjoyment, tour packages, and a massage spa. It has a first-class convention area that can accommodate up to 1000 pax, a mini Olympic swimming pool, sushi bars for Japanese cuisine, and other helpful services like laundry service, rent-a-car, gasoline stations, and automotive center. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE


4. Villa Estrella ResortVilla Estrella Resort

Villa Estrella Resort Hotel in Bauang is a nice small resort for accommodation that is conveniently located along the highway. It gives you easy access to the town center of Bauang for all you need to do is get out of the gate and check on public transport. The view of the resort may look old and aging due to its structure that you would appreciate the traditional looking of the place. It has ordinary and deluxe rooms which are both spacious and clean, and you would feel comfy to stay too.

They have a restaurant where you can try on some of the delicacies of La Union and a small bar good for those who like to try drinks at night. The prices are all affordable, given the good reviews you can have on this resort. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE


5. Isla Bonita Beach ResortIsla Bonita Beach Resort

Isla Bonita Beach Resort is located in the town of San Juan, where the wide sandy beaches complement the hills of Cordillera Mountain. The resort is very accessible, which is about 5 minutes walking distance from the town market. It is an ideal resort for those tourists who wishes to go or may have been from nearby tourist spots like Baguio, Vigan, and Laoag. They have a great restaurant and bar where they could spend their leisure time in their stay.

The resort has a unique style where you can find more sports that are Instagram-able. It offers different activities such as scuba diving, gun shop and range, surfing, motorcycling, and visit unique spots like Luna Pebble Beach, Bahay na Bato, and Tangandan Falls. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE


6. P and M Option HotelP and M Option Hotel

P and M Option Hotel is situated in San Juan La Union and is located just a few meters away from the Surfing area. The whole place is well maintained and uniquely prepared for all visitors and offers a high-quality service in all its amenities. It has different types of rooms, depending on the taste of the visitors and the number of people to stay. All rooms are fully airconditioned, with a minibar, cable TV and wifi access. The resort also has a bar and restaurant where you can try on their different types of food that are sure to be loved by each visitor.

They offer different also different german beers and international wines that will complete your dining. They have the Daily Live Entertainment that is usually available in the evening. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE


7. China Sea Beach ResortChina Sea Beach Resort


Located in Bauang, La Union Philippines, China Beach Resort is one of the favored destinations of many tourists, locals, and foreigners, because of its neat rooms, sumptuous food, and welcoming staff. China Sea Beach Resort is a great place to calm down, relax, or simply unwind with your loved ones and family. Rooms vary from the standard, deluxe, VIP rooms, and condo units that are all affordable. They usually allow additional mattresses in case there may be other persons with you.

They also offer rainy days promos for the room rates with the inclusion of breakfast for 2. The resort offers free wifi, a restaurant that offers international cuisines, a bar available for 24 hours, air-conditioned rooms, cable tv, and hot and cold showers. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE


8. Costa Villa Beach ResortCosta Villa Beach Resort

Costa Villa Beach Resort is located in San Juan La Union, where you can unwind for vacation or may have a business conference. They offer a relaxing ambiance and comfort in the place with their style of hotel and apartelle. They also provide restaurants where visitors can get to enjoy an exceptional dining experience with the delicious food being offered.

They offer different room sizes, such as an apartelle, quad room, and a standard room. All are fully airconditioned, with closets, cable tv channels, and wifi access. They offer surfing lessons, jet ski rentals, kayak rentals, ATV rental, the beach venue for parties and events, and other day tour packages for Baguio City, Vigan, and La Union. They also have catering services for conferences or gatherings, scuba diving, massage services, laundry services, and wedding packages whenever some choose the resort for their reception. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE


9. Marand ResortMarand Resort

With just about a 10-minute drive away from Bauang town, Marand Resort and Spa will be found where you can have a good escape and enjoy the beach and experience the amenities that the resort offers. The room accommodations they offer have a total of 27 rooms, all equipped with cable television, wifi access, mini bar, and are fully airconditioned. All the places have a good ambiance that will give each visitor a comfy feeling to stay to.

They have the Alonzo Diner, which offers different delicacies of the town as well as international cuisines for a holistic dining experience. They have bars for nightlife. They also offer the Water Park that is sure to be enjoyed by both kids and kids at heart. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE


10. Bu-boat Beach ResortBu-boat Beach Resort

Bu-boat Beach Resort is a beautiful private hotel surrounded by high whitewashed walls and are designed with huge mahogany wooden. It has been one of the best choices of tourists, especially foreigners, to stay during La Union vacation. Their restaurant offers a high quality of food that is all at a very reasonable price. The whole atmosphere of the resort up to its beach is very relaxing and comfortable. It will be the best place for those tourists who want to have side trips to other nearby tourist spots. Despite the many other resorts that raise in the area, Bu-boat Beach Resort never loses its edge among those as they are very consistent in their services.

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In this era, more and more people prefer the enjoyment of life apart from their busy schedules and tiring daily work, and to achieve that, La Union is one of the best places to dwell in and enjoy each time of the day. The north is blessed with many tourist attractions, and this province is one of those that may top on your list. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE