La Union is the weekend escape for ones who love to dance with the ocean – it’s the nearest surf spot from metro Manila in The Philippines and is about a 5-6 hour drive – or 1 hour drive from the mountains (Baguio) – and an escape from the big buildings, hustle and bustle of the city life and traffic (oh the horrible traffic!) of Manila.
I met some lovely friends – both old and new – when I traveled here for the first time to stay for a weekend. It’s a different vibe, the kind that’s fuss-free, really chilled and full of blue skies, friendly faces and people with only one thing on their mind: catching those waves!
A little slice of Santorini in The Philippines at Thunderbird Resorts
Beach hangs at San Juan until the sun goes down
A homely stay, dinner, drinks and chill vibes at Flotsam & Jetsam
Waking up to blue skies in the early morning
Friends at El Union Coffee know how to make a good cuppa!
Buji from Coast Thru Life
A traditional Filipino breakfast – Tapsilog
Magical sunsets from the VW kombi
Press play: Chasing sunsets
Can’t wait to go back!
Have you been or thinking of going to La Union in The Philippines? I’d love to hear about your travels, please leave a comment below!
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All Photos: Aubrey Daquinag for The Love Assembly