With restrictions being lifted on domestic tourism in the Philippines, we’re probably right to assume that you’re already planning your first getaway trip after being stuck at home for more than a year.

And if you’re aiming for a destination that’s not too far from the busy city, but far away enough to enjoy the calm of the countryside, then your best bet would be to enjoy a vacay in La Union. 

Located optimally north of Metro Manila, La Union is just 266 kilometers away – just a four-hour drive away from the more often-than-not chaotic center of the National Capital Region (NCR). 

If you ever find yourself ready and packed for this particular trip, here’s a list of places you can go to!

1.P&M Final Option Hotel

If a quiet trip away from the hustle and bustle of the city is your type of vacay, then P&M Final Option Hotel will be perfect for you! The hotel is best known for being isolated – in other words, calm and peaceful – compared to other destinations in the city of San Juan. 

Although a bit out of the grid, it’s still close to commercial establishments like the San Juan Supermarket, San Juan Plaza, and many more that you might want to visit while there. 

They offer different types of accommodations from Deluxe Sea View, Deluxe Penthouse, Deluxe Family Apartment, Deluxe Pool View, and much more.

2.Surfer’s Point Deck

Want to be a bit adventurous while you’re on vacation? Then, Surfer’s Point Deck will be the right choice for you. It offers the perfect mix of nature, peace, and adrenaline – particularly through its popular surfing classes. 

Accommodation for groups of four is what they’re good at. They also have dedicated rooms for families and for groups who number five above. 

3. Thunder Birds Resort – Poro Point

If a place similar in looks and vibe to Santorini in Greece is something you’re looking for, Thunder Birds Resort will fit right in with what you want.

It’s considered one of the best places to be in when in La Union, specifically for its prime location, excellent amenities, 24-hour room service, and its casino. It’s also located close to the beach, which is a plus if you like participating in water activities.

4.Aureo Resort La Union

If you want to be undisturbed during your much-awaited break from house arrest, then visiting Aureo Resort would be ideal for you. 

It’s located on the quieter side of La Union and offers quite the luxurious accommodation complemented with excellent room service as well as bars and restaurants. 

5. Escape San Juan

Built specifically for group vacations, Escape San Juan is sure to satisfy barkadas or families looking to take a break from the busy atmosphere of the city. 

It has a bar where friends can drink and talk and a restaurant where families can dine together. Plus, it has a massage service center!

6.Sebay Surf Central Resort

If a rustic and homey vacation is something you’re after, then Sebay Surf Central Resort should be at the top of your list. It offers accommodations that are inspired by traditional Filipino craftsmanship and materials. 

And because it’s just a few feet away from the beach, surf classes are available for those who want to learn how to ride waves. Their amenities are also top-notch, offering 24-hour security, a laundromat, a restaurant, and more. 

So, what are you waiting for? Drop what you’re doing and mark your calendar for that well-deserved trip to La Union!

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