‘Surfing capital of the north’ is what La Uñion is best known for. The popular surfing venue here in Urbiztondo. Just along the MacArthur highway, you can either ride a bus or jeep on your way. To get to Urbiztondo, ride a jeep going to Plaza of San Fernando. From plaza, you’ll need to walk for 10mins to reach the public market where the jeepney transits are. Fare from public market to Urbiztondo is P12.
Once you get there, the first question we’ve had in mind is – where do we put our bags? If you’re not surfing, you may ask the lifeguard to place your things there. If you’re going to surf, you can ask the surf instructors if you could leave your things on their place which we did.
There are a lot of surfers (pro and beginners) and surf instructors of course! Schools are all over the place. You can just choose which one you want. We opt to get instructions from Sebay surfers. Surfing with instructor cost P400 for 1 hour. If you just want to rent a surfboard, it’ll cost P200. The surfing class includes a brief introduction about how to stand and balance on your surf board. After that, the real action begins. And it’s worth it, I totally enjoy it!
For a cozy and non-crowded place, you can also visit Pebble beach at Luna, La Union.
If you prefer trekking, you can also check the majestic Tangadan falls at San Gabriel, La Union.
And for photo-ops of old architectures from the Spanish era, you may try to visit Pindangan Ruins.