La Union Tours and Activities

La Union Tours and Activities

Go surfing in La Union, the Surfing Capital of the North in the Philippines with these La Union tours. Aside from beaches, explore La Union tourist spots like waterfalls, lighthouse, churches, grape farms, and try clay pottery.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is La Union?

La Union sits along the northwestern coast of the Luzon region. It is about 270 KM north of the Philippines’ capital city of Manila and is bordered by the West Philippine Sea. As one of the beach destinations close to the metro, it has also risen in popularity as a great spot for day tours from Manila and for beaches near Manila.

How to get to La Union from Manila?



The most convenient way to get here from Manila is by bringing your own car and taking the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx). For a less costly option, you can take a bus from Manila that is bound for San Fernando in La Union. From San Fernando, you can then ride a jeepney or tricycle to San Juan Beach or Urbiztondo Beach.



It is best to opt to purchase your bus ticket via online trip booking to ensure you have a seat on the bus ahead of your planned trip

How far is Manila from La Union?

Manila City is about 270 KM to the southeast of La Union. The usual Manila to La Union travel time takes about 4 and a half hours, making it a popular destination for getaways and road trips near Manila.

How far is Baguio from La Union?

Baguio City is about 59 KM from La Union if you pass by the Naguilian Road. On the other hand, it is around 81 KM away if you pass through the municipality of Agoo.

What to do in La Union?

As a coastal province known for surfing, one of the top things to do in La Union is to spend time at the beach learning how to ride some waves. If you wish to try more activities in La Union such as sightseeing and going on a tour of the municipalities, it is recommended to book a stay in the best La Union resorts, which are also among the best beach resorts near Manila.

What to do in La Union aside from surfing?

While La Union’s main draw is surfing, there are also a variety of La Union tourist spots that you can visit aside from the surfing beaches. For those who want to swim in less crowded places, you can head to the Tangadan Falls and enjoy the freshwater or visit Immuki Island and take a dip in its lagoons. If you want to get a deeper understanding of the province’s culture and history, you should take the time to visit the Ma-Cho Temple and the Namacpacan Church.



In between tourist attractions, you can explore the local culinary scene by trying the dishes served by the best La Union restaurants.

What to do in La Union aside from surfing?

While La Union’s main draw is surfing, there are also a variety of La Union tourist spots that you can visit aside from the surfing beaches. For those who want to swim in less crowded places, you can head to the Tangadan Falls and enjoy the freshwater or visit Immuki Island and take a dip in its lagoons. If you want to get a deeper understanding of the province’s culture and history, you should take the time to visit the Ma-Cho Temple and the Namacpacan Church.

How much is surfing lessons in La Union?

The rates often differ between surfing schools and La Union beach resorts that offer surfing lessons. Some of the popular establishments such as the San Juan Surf Resort price their beginner La Union surfing lessons at around PHP 500 per hour while others like the Kahuna Hotel and Resort price lessons at PHP 949 for 1 and a half hours.


What are the top resorts in La Union?

Among the best La Union resorts are beachfront properties such as the Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa, Aureo Resort La Union, and Thunderbird Resorts - Poro Point. Staying in seaside resorts in the province ensures you have easy access to some of the best beaches in the Philippines as well. Aside from their location and proximity to the sea, the amenities of many La Union resorts have helped them become quality beach resorts near Manila.