As Arya Stark said, the North remembers. How can one not remember the North, especially La Union?
Surfing has exploded in La Union, or Elyu, as it is fondly called. Urbiztondo Beach is its hotbed. Whether it’s the time of “habagat” or “amihan”, surfers flock to La Union to frolic in its waves, and partake of its nightlife. La Union boasts of unique restos for foodies, live music for the audiophile in you, treks for the avid mountaineer, and of course, the waves for beginner or champion surfer. It’s easy to get to, just ride a Partas Transit and get off at San Juan, La Union but book your accommodations in advance because if you plan to go on there during long weekends, you’d be surprised that almost all accommodations are full.
For my daughter’s birthday, I decided that we should go to La Union and take in the surfer and culture vibes La Union has to offer.
A few pictures are below so you can appreciate the beauty and great vibes of Elyu.
As usual, our actual itinerary and actual expenses incurred for two are also below.
|AUGUST 24, 2018 FRIDAY|
|Sashamae 2 days Allowance (that’s our dog)||260.00|
|11:00 PM Taxi to Partas Transit Cubao||150.00|
|12:30 AM Depart for San Juan, La Union||1,086.00|
|AUGUST 25, 2018 SATURDAY DAY 1|
|5:30AM Arrive @San Juan, La Union|
|Check-in @San Juan accomodations||1,800.00|
|Jeep to / Lunch @Midway Grille 11:15am||530.00|
|Tricycle Tour (San Gabriel / San Fernando)||500.00|
|Ma-cho Temple 12:30nn-1:30pm|
|Pindangan Ruins 1:45pm-2:15pm||50.00 entrance fees|
|Meryenda @Halo-Halo de Iloko |
2:47pm – 3:30pm
|477.00 we had fries and bought souvenirs|
|Tricy back to Urbiztondo, San Juan |
|5:00 pm Catch sunset @Urbiztondo Beach|
|Tricy back to accomodations||50.00|
|Freshen up 6:30pm|
|8pm Dinner @SURF SHACK||542.00|
|Drinks @Surf Shack 8:15pm-10:15pm||200.00|
|Lights out 10:30pm|
|AUGUST 26, 2018 SUNDAY DAY 2|
|5:00am – 5:30am prep for Luna, La Union|
|6:00am Breakfast @Tipple & Brew||506.00 so good to eat here|
|Jeepney to Luna, La Union 6:20am||80.00 its 40 kms. to Luna so buckle up|
|7:00 am- 3:00pm Tricy Tour||300.00|
|– Namacpacan Church||25.00 (Donation)|
|– Baluarte Watch Tower|
|– Bahay na Bato|
|(Entrance Fee Bahay na Bato)||140.00|
|– Luna Pebble Beach|
|Back to San Juan via Viron Transit Bus||200.00|
|Merienda @Beach Bum Food Park||300.00|
|5:00 pm Catch sunset|
|Dinner & Socials @Beach Bum Food Park||1,198.00|
|AUGUST 27, 2018 MONDAY DAY 3|
|Breakfast @El Union Roastery||620.00|
|Tricy to Partas Transit||100.00|
|10:30am Depart for Manila via Partas||1,048.00|
|7:00 pm arrive @Manila|
|Taxi to San Juan||200.00|
|TOTAL EXPENSES: PHP 11,912.00|
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