As a recommendation from a local friend, I decide to go for a quick trip to San Juan, La Union to learn how to surf. According to Its More Fun In The Philippines for many years, the Philippines province of La Union has been claiming the title of the “Surfing Capital of the North.” Reading all information of this place and how’s it attract many surfers really spike my interest to visit San Juan.
- Price of renting a board + paddle approx. PHP 400/hour. Try to bargain they might reduce it to PHP 350.
- There are buses every hour at Pasay/Cubao, Manila station usingThe Partas Transportation Company. However for weekends or high season its best to go early to the bus station to secure your seat. When going back you can use the tricycle to take you to the Partas Bus Station in the town.
- For stay, there are many hostels to choose. If its weekday or low season you can just walk-in to rent room. However, try to book it early especially on weekends or high season because most of the rooms would be fully book. Also, tourist especially surfers would stay as long as 1 week to 1 month. When I visit I stayed at Flotsam & Jetsam Hostel.