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15 Best Hostels and Resorts in La Union for Surfers and Beach-Goers

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La Union is a popular destination for weekend road trips. It’s mostly famous for the huge waves in San Juan beach, which attracts surfers and casual beach-goers from different parts of the country. There are also other interesting spots in this province, including Tangadan Falls, La Union Grape Farm, and Bahay na Bato and Stone Hand Art Gallery.

Most of the best resorts in La Union can be found in San Juan, the Surfing Capital of the Philippines. Here you can find budget-friendly hostels, as well as mid-range and luxury beachfront resort. There are also great accommodations in San Fernando and Bauang.

Here we’ve compiled the best resorts in La Union for surfers and non-surfers alike.

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1. San Juan Surf Resort

San Juan Surf Resort is one of the established beach resorts in La Union. It’s home to the San Juan Surf School, which is one of the best surfing schools in the country for surfers of all levels.

This resort features modern guestrooms, which come with daily housekeep and laundry services. Room options include the Ocean View, Premium, Deluxe, and Condo-Style.

It also has an in-house restaurant serving classic Filipino cuisine and a café called Seabuds, which offers delicious smoothie bowls and vegan options. Those who want a massage can easily request for the resort’s spa services.

Location: San Juan

2. Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa

Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa
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Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa is famous for its top-notch amenities and its Filipino Balinese-styled rooms. As it’s located in San Juan, it’s a great place for surfing as well as staycation.

The rooms offered in this resort include the Standard Garden Room, Deluxe Pool View Room, Ocean View Suite, and Family Suite Room. Those who want more privacy can book the Rest House, which has 3 bedrooms, bathroom, living and dining areas, a fully functioning kitchen, and a private lap pool.

At this resort, you can enjoy the infinity pool overlooking the West Philippine Sea, a spa facility to pamper yourself, and a restaurant that serves Asian and International cuisine. You can also sign up for a host of activities including surfing, diving, golf, biking, and tours around La Union.

Location: San Juan

3. Aureo La Union

Aureo La Union - one of the best resorts in La Union
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Aureo La Union is a secluded beachfront resort in San Fernando, ideal for those who want peace and relaxation. Here you can stroll along the 400-meter beach area, relax at the infinity pool with ocean view, or enjoy the other pool facilities including The Loop and Lazy River.

The resort offers comfortable hotel rooms and villas. For families, there are 10 private luxury villas, which come with their own swimming pool.

It also has different dining options, including the Coast Bar and Restaurant which serves special chef dishes. There is also a spa and a boutique shop that sells souvenirs and local products such as Arabica coffee.

Location: San Fernando | Book discounted rooms via Agoda

4. Awesome Hotel

Awesome Hotel
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Awesome Hotel is one of the highly rated resorts in San Juan, La Union.  It’s located adjacent to the famous San Juan surfing beach, with a stunning beachfront and the biggest infinity pool in the province.

Room options range from standard rooms to deluxe rooms with pool or sea view. It also has a popular restaurant that serves Filipino, Japanese, and Western dishes; a poolside bar; and massage services.

In this resort, you can enjoy various activities including jetski, banan boat, kayak, and diving and surf lessons. Day tours can also be organized upon request.

Location: San Juan | Book discounted rooms via Agoda

5. Thunderbird Resorts and Casinos Poro

Thunderbird Resorts and Casinos
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Thunderbird Resorts and Casinos Poro is a 5-star hotel resort offering a luxurious stay for couples, friends, and families. Built at the highest point of Poro Point Peninsula, it offers overlooking views of the San Fernando Bay and the West Philippines Sea.

This resort features Mediterranean-inspired architecture, with white-washed walls and blue domes reminiscent of the famed villages of Fira and Oia in Greece. Choose among the deluxe rooms of he Santorini-inspired suites and villas, all equipped with top-notch amenities.

It also has several dining options, recreational and wellness facilities, events center, 9-hole golf course, and its own casino.

Location: San Fernando | Book discounted rooms via Agoda

6. Lafaayette Luxury Suites Resort

Lafaayette Luxury Suites Resort
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Located in Bauang, Lafaayette Luxury Suites Resort is ideal for those who want a relaxing vacation in La Union away from the crowds.

This Balinese-inspired resort offers tastefully designed rooms, including Deluxe Suite, Family Suite, Three-Bedroom Villa, and Executive Villa. It has an in-house restaurant serving Asian fusion cusine and a café, an infinity pool, manicured gardens, and conference facilities. Activities such as jet ski and banana boat can also be booked.

Location: Bauang

7. Kahel Resort

Kahel Resort - one of the best resorts in La Union
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Kahel Resort is one of the newest resorts in San Juan, La Union. It’s conveniently located 5 minutes away from the surf town, so you can enjoy a quiet stay while being close to the party scenes.

This resort features a modern design with huge mirror glass windows, an IG-worthy infinity pool, and a stunning beachfront. It also has a restaurant that serves delicious international cuisine.

Room options include the garden, sea view, and sea-front rooms.

Location: San Juan

8. Marand Beach Resort

Marand Beach Resort
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Marand Beach Resort is a luxurious beachfront resort in Bauang, ideal for families and couples on a romantic holiday.

The resort has a beautiful beachfront, a 3-layer designed pool lighted at night with a fountain view, and gardens. A function hall can be rented for seminars and events.

Room options include Deluxe King, Deluxe Double, Premium King, Premium Queen, and Deluxe Family. Each room is fully furnished and airconditioned, with cable TV and mini-bar. In-room massage is also available upon request.

Location: Bauang | Book discounted rooms via Agoda

9. Sunset Bay Beach Resort

Sunset Bay Beach Resort
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Sunset Bay Beach Resort is an affordable resort with its own private beachfront and pool. It’s famous for its sunset views, which overlook the South China Sea. This is a great choice for cozy getaways with your family or loved ones.

The resort is close to San Juan Beach and only a 10-minute drive from the city proper, where you can find various restaurants and shops.

It offers airconditioned rooms, equipped with satellite TV and en suite bathroom with hot & cold shower. It has an on-site restaurant that serves Asian and Western dishes and a bar with a wide selection of beers, alcohols, and wines.

Location: San Fernando

10. Isla Bonita Beach Resort

Isla Bonita Beach Resort
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Isla Bonita Beach Resort is a secluded beach resort in San Juan, ideal for weekend getaways for families. It is famous for its historic Spanish-style architecture and wide sandy beachfront ideal for surfing and other aqua sports.

This resort has two swimming pools where you can cool off after a visit to the beach, a bar and restaurant, and sports area with various games. It also has a pavilion with cooking area in case you want to prepare and barbecue your own food. Additional services can be arranged, including babysitting, laundry, and massage.

Lastly, it offers live acoustic performances every Saturday and holidays.

Location: San Juan | Book discounted rooms via Agoda

11. Flotsam & Jetsam Artist Beach Hostel

Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel in La Union
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Have you really been to La Union if you haven’t stayed or at least dropped by this artist hostel? This popular accommodation is ideal for those on a budget or those looking for a casual resort to relax and have fun.

The resort offers stylish dorms and private rooms, some with sea or garden views. There is also a restaurant and bar, massage services, and gift shop.

While here, enjoy the shores of San Juan, meet fellow guests at the hotel, attend night parties, or simply have a quiet time sipping coffee while enjoying the view.

Location: San Juan

12. The Circle Hostel

The Circle Hostel La Union
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The Circle Hostel is a budget-friendly beach hostel ideal for those who good vibes and fun and those who want to meet and mingle with other guests.

This hostel offers hammock spaces, a co-ed bunk house with 45 beds, and an all-female bunk house with 8 beds. It’s only 200 meters away from the beach and conveniently close to restaurants in the area.

Location: San Juan | Book discounted rooms via Agoda

13. Funky Quarters

Funky Quarters in La Union
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Funnky Quarters is a new boutique hotel in San Juan that combines “art, music, and surf.” It’s ideal for those who want a modern, creative space that is a stone’s throw away from the beach.

It offers cool and stylish shared rooms and private rooms, a rooftop bar and kitchen, and a common space.

This hotel can also help you arrange surfing lessons in La Union Surfing School, one of the best surf schools in La Union.

Location: San Juan

14. The Escape San Juan

The Escape San Juan
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The Escape San Juan is a beachfront hostel with a friendly, laid-back atmosphere. It offers good value and social opportunities to meet new people. It has easy access to Urbiztondo Beach and is only 5 minutes by foot from shops, restaurants, and bars in the area.

It offers airconditioned private rooms ideal for small groups, some with balcony with sea views. It also has an on-site restaurant offering tasty meals and a bar where you can have fun late at night.

Activities you can do here include surfing, diving, various watersports, and hiking.

Location: San Juan | Book discounted rooms via Agoda

15. Boho Surf Hostel

Boho Surf Hostel in La Union
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Formerly known as KLPW 2514 Hostel, Boho Surf Hostel is an affordable hostel located a few steps away from the beach in San Juan.

It is made with locally sourced materials as seen in its nipa roofs and bamboo walls, with a minimalist and laid-back atmosphere. It has a lot of IG-worthy corners, so you can have content to brag in your socials.

The hostel offers bunk bed rooms and private rooms. It also has a small bar and a common lounge area so guests can meet and mingle together.

Location: San Juan | Book discounted rooms via Agoda

Do you have other recommendations for the best resorts in La Union? Let us know in the comments section below!

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