San Juan, La Union | Elyu & I

Weekend trip on a budget? YES!
La Union is one of the most convenient hip surf & food destination in North Luzon. We had our last summer hurrah for 2 nights. Check below for our day-to-day itinerary:
How to go there:
We booked online via biyaheroes.com, each ticket costs P543.00 and comes with free bottled water and other freebies. The bus which we selected is the La-Z boy style Partas bus. The terminal is located at Aurora Blvd., Cubao – the travel time was approximately 5 hours (including stop overs).
Day 1:
We checked-in at Flotsam & Jetsam Hostel – a cool hipster, artist beach-front hostel. Every corner is picturesque. The kubo type dorm costs P780 per head. Tip: book in advance especially during weekends or holidays. We got bumped off for our second night.
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We were greeted by GusGus!
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Free surfer’s breakfast! Unlimited cereals, toast, and drinks (milk, juice, and/or coffee)
Sleep deprived, we proceeded with our first itinerary, trek to Tangadan Falls.
Cost per head (if booked in Flotsam, is 950php). The trek is about an hour. I really regretted that I didn’t wore my rubber shoes.
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20-feet cliff dive
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Finally!
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Bamboo raft
The Tangadan Falls trek was so tiring we ended up sleeping until 7pm
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We woke up hungry. Really hungry. The food in Flotsam’s bar is quite pricey but the serving size & taste is worth it.
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Everything looks better during nighttime
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Day 2:
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Enjoying the beach front before leaving Flotsam
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Lunch at Surf Shack. It’s just 1 jeepney ride from Flotsam and a walking distance from Circle Hostel.
Surf Shack is a home to various food stalls which caters different cuisines/specialties.
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Check-in at Circle Hostel.
Probably the worst accommodation I tried so far – service, cleanliness, and ventilation. But, if you’re just here to sleep, P450 per night isn’t that bad.
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Our favorite spot in Circle Hostel.
Surfing at San Juan Surf School beach front in the afternoon. A surf board rental per hour is P200. Additional fees if you wish to have a surfing instructor.
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El Union Coffee
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Iced Coffee and Cookie. Yaaaas!
We checked out early because we haven’t reserved bus tickets to Manila. #chancepassengers
Luckily, within 20 minutes, we got a La-Z boy bus – price is quite cheaper compared to our bus going to La Union
Check out the video below:
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