Last updated: February 21, 2020.
La Union has become a favorite destination among weekend warriors from Manila; thanks to the swell in Urbiztondo that has turned San Juan into a resort town. Accessibility is another thing. Yes, San Juan is 5-7 hours away, but the journey is pretty straightforward. You just board a bus in Manila and you can alight right in Urbiztondo.
Over the past few years, San Juan has seen more restaurants mushroom along the main road and accommodation options sprout by the beach. During my visit, I really wanted to try Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel, but they were unfortunately fully booked at the time. I ended up trying three other accommodations in Urbiztondo that are on the cheaper end of the spectrum: Chill’n Resort, Urbiz Garden, and Hotel G, all of which were pretty satisfactory for its price. To read of our reviews, go here: Where to Stay in La Union.
But this edge of San Juan isn’t the only beach area in the province. The municipality of Bauang and the city of San Fernando also have a good selection of beach resorts that you might want to check out.
In this post, we’ve compiled the ten best-rated resorts, according to Agoda customers as of February 2020. This list doesn’t take the cost into consideration. We will be creating a separate post dedicated to budget options.
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Aureo Resort La Union
Address: San Francisco, San Fernando, La Union
Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa
Address: Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union
Address: 319 Eagle St. Montemar Village, San Juan, La Union
The Escape San Juan
Address: 170 National Highway, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union
Address: Padua Street, San Juan, La Union
Thunderbird Resorts – Poro Point
Address: Poro Point Freeport Zone, San Fernando, La Union
Address: Paringao, Bauang, La Union
Marand Resort and Spa – Beach
Address: Baccuit Sur, Bauang, La Union
Isla Bonita Beach Resort
Address: 117, Velasco Street, Ili Sur, San Juan, La Union
Puerto de San Juan Hotel Resort
Address: Manila National Road, San Juan, La Union
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Photos above were provided by the resorts via Agoda.