What’s Special about Elyu?


The Vibrant Orange and Pink Hue Sunset


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The Food Scene


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The Fun of the Night


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The Ecotrail


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Sea of Clouds at Mt. Puraw


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The Ma Cho Taoist Temple

La Union, commonly known as "Elyu " is a province, in the Philippines for its top notch surfing spots in San Juan. It is also recognized for its beaches inviting resorts and rich cultural and historical landmarks The region is renowned for its dishes and an increasing array of trendy cafes and eateries.


Why La Union is held as the surfing capital of the north?

La Union benefits from swells that are consistently produced by regional and global weather systems. All year long, surfers find it to be the perfect destination because of the steady wave action. La Union is a popular weekend destination for both locals and tourists hoping to catch some waves because it's reasonably easy to get to from neighboring major cities like Manila. Over time, a thriving surfing community has developed in La Union, with both locals and expats contributing to its laid-back atmosphere and surf culture.


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Why is La Union good for surfing?

La Union has waves for everyone, from beginners to pros, thanks to its varied surf breaks. With a long surfing season and warm waters, it's perfect for surfers of all levels. Its friendly surfing community, made up of locals and foreigners, adds to the welcoming vibe. Plus, the stunning beaches and coastal scenery make every surf session unforgettable.


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La Union hosting a national surfing competition

From January 20 to 26, La Union organized a seven-day Surf Festival featuring surfing events, trade shows, award ceremonies, and a closing program in San Juan, La Union. This event served as the host for the World Surfing League La Union International Pro Qualifying Series 2023. Seven countries participated in the event: France, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Sweden, Taiwan, and Thailand. A total of 131 participants competed in various surfing competitions, including Men's Longboard 1000, Women's Longboard 1000, Men's Shortboard 3000, and Women's Shortboard 3000.


Urbiztondo Beach

Urbiztondo Beach, also referred to as the "surfing capital of the north," is a paradise for those who enjoy the water and the sun. This beach is ideal for catching waves, lounging in the sun, or just watching the surfers at work because of its stunning coastline and reliable waves.


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Tangadan Falls

Admire the two cascades and tumbling waterfalls of the 50-foot-deep falls. A bamboo canoe can also be used to navigate the narrow cave that lies below the falls' gushing water.


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Immuki Island

The place was known as a hidden paradise connected by the two lagoons with a crystal-clear water. It's so clear you can visibly see the fish swimming around you; it's like welcoming inviting you to explore the island.


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Manmade Forest

Covering a large section of the Bacnotan-Luna-Balaoan Road, the long stretch of tall canopies resembles a natural green tunnel that captivates many visitors. To take pictures, people typically pull their cars over to the side of the road. It resembles the mahogany forest in Bohol quite a bit.


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La Union offers a blend of thrilling activities. Here are the suggestions on what you can do in Elyu!


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Go surfing the way the locals do when you're at La Union! Its status as the best surfing location in the Philippines is not without justification. There are huge beaches, a laid-back, friendly surfing community, and crystal-clear waves that are ideal for both novices and experienced surfers in San Juan La Union.


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Grape Picking

La Union is a fruit basket of the north in addition to being a surfing, historical, and beautiful vista attraction. In addition, the province provides grape picking at Bauang; this was once a well-kept secret among the locals. Harvesting grapes directly from the vines is an experience that you should definitely include on your itinerary. You may visit six different grape fields in Bauang: the Gapuz Grape Farm, the Calica Grape Farm, the Manguerra Grape Farm, the Orpilla-Obando Grape Farm, and the Orpilla-estigoy Grape Farm.


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Cafe Hopping

No matter where you are, coffee is a must for coffee lovers and addicts alike. Even getting a cup of coffee can occasionally become an adventure in and of itself.You won't have to worry about not being able to satisfy your caffeine addiction when you visit La Union—the Northern Philippines' Surfing Capital is home to a plethora of coffee shops. Here are a few locations to get you going!


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Volunteer for Sea Turtles at Project Curma

You might also return the favor to Mother Nature by taking a vacation. Volunteer with the nonprofit Project Curma, which was founded in 2010 and primarily focuses on pawikan (sea turtles). At the team's La Union headquarters is a marine turtle hatchery, where locals and volunteers gathered turtle eggs from the La Union shoreline.

Come along with the CURMA volunteers as they get ready to greet these lovely marine animals.


La Union's lively nightlife fills the streets with vivid lights and happy laughter when the sun sets and the surfers pack away their boards. After an exciting day at the beach or a long day traveling the province, people from all over the province swarm to party locations and pubs to unwind and enjoy each other's company. The good times never seem to end. Everyone may find much to enjoy in La Union, even during the night. Here are some ideas if you're searching for the ideal places to unwind and take in La Union's nightlife.


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Flotsam and Jetsam

One spot you may consider a beach paradise is the Flotsam and Jetsam. It has all the beach vibes you could want—it's colorful, hip, and unconventional. There are numerous of spots to lounge with swings and mats where you can unwind and simply enjoy the air while conversing with friends, in addition to the colorful lodgings. Moreover, the beach is only a short walk away.


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Surfer's Point Deck

In San Juan, Surfer's Point Deck is quite recent. However, because of its exciting secret events, it has already begun to gain appeal, particularly in the nightlife scene. Maybe some bystanders will tell you about it. Or perhaps someone will mention it in passing during lunchtime talks. Regardless of how you learned about one, the fashion does offer a little extra excitement to the typical party atmosphere. Thus, as soon as you're in the region, keep an eye out for any news.


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San Fernando Night Market

San Fernando's night market is an option if you're not into drinking and partying. You can indulge in a wide variety of street cuisine here. You can enjoy foods like fishballs, isaw, shawarma, barbecue, and kwek-kwek with cold coconut juice, lemonade, and a selection of smoothies. You are free to indulge in as much traditional street cuisine as you like. Additionally, because the residents maintain the area immaculate, you won't even need to bother about cleanliness. Visit the night market in San Fernando, La Union, if you're in the mood for some reasonably priced dining.