La Union, A Weekend Escape

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 isĀ 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!

La Union, Philippines - travel with The Love AssemblyA little slice of Santorini in The Philippines at Thunderbird Resorts

La Union, Philippines - travel with The Love AssemblyBeach hangs at San Juan until the sun goes down

La Union, Philippines - travel with The Love AssemblyA homely stay, dinner, drinks and chill vibes at Flotsam & Jetsam

La Union, Philippines - travel with The Love AssemblyWaking up to blue skies in the early morning

La Union, Philippines - travel with The Love AssemblyFriends at El Union Coffee know how to make a good cuppa!

Travel to the Philippines - La UnionBuji from Coast Thru Life

La Union, Philippines - travel with The Love AssemblyA traditional Filipino breakfast - Tapsilog

La Union, Philippines - travel with The Love AssemblyMagical sunsets from the VW kombi

Press play: Chasing sunsets

La Union, Philippines - travel with The Love AssemblyCan'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!Read more: Island Hopping in El Nido, PhilippinesAll Photos: Aubrey Daquinag for The Love Assembly