La Union is one of the favorite tourist destinations in the Philippines. It’s a place with beautiful beaches, rich culture and traditions, and stunning landscapes.

ABOUT LA UNION

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La Union province in the Philippines is located on the island of Luzon’s Ilocos Region. La Union, which translates to “The Union,” was founded in 1850 by bringing together settlements from the neighboring provinces of Ilocos Sur, Pangasinan, and Benguet. San Fernando is the country La Union’s capital.

La Union is also known as the Garden Coast due to its Botanical Gardens in San Fernando, which feature flora and fauna native to the Philippines, including a Fernery, Palmery, Fragrance Garden, Sunken Garden, Evergreen Garden, Arid Paradise, and a Shade Garden.

San Juan, the surfing capital of Luzon’s west coast, is located in the beach town of La Union. Aside from its beautiful waves, this laid-back region has outstanding natural attractions, historical landmarks, and a thriving culinary scene.

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HOW TO GET TO LA UNION

  • Take one of the bus companies that leave from Manila terminals every hour: Dominion Bus Lines, Philippine Rabbit, Partas, Fariñas, Maria de Leon, and Viron. The destinations
  • San Fernando, the Capital of La Union, is 273 kilometers from Manila, which takes about 5 hours by land or 30 minutes by air, and is about an hour’s drive from Baguio City.

THE BEST TIME TO VISIT LA UNION

Because surfing is the main reason tourists visit La Union, the best time to explore is during the surf season, which runs from July to October due to the South Swell and November to March due to the North Swell.

FESTIVALS IN LA UNION

  • Dinengdeng Festival
    The Dinengdeng Festival is the official celebration of La Union’s Agoo district. It honors the dish that inspired its name. One of the primary goals of the Dinengdeng Festival is to promote neighborhood tourism in the town, which is one of the district’s established Spanish settlements. Dinengdeng is an Ilocano word that refers to any vegetable-based dish. Traditionally cooked in a “banga,” a local term for a cooking earth pot used by relatives of early pioneers.
    Location: Agoo
    Date: Last week of April to 1st-week o May) – Agoo

LIST OF THE BEST TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN LA UNION

  1. Acapulco Beach
  2. Bacnotan Beaches
  3. Bahay na Bato
  4. Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Charity
  5. Bauang Beach
  6. Bulalakaw Falls
  7. Centennial Tree
  8. Christ the Redeemer Statue
  9. Csi Mall La Union
  10. Dupag Rock Formation
  11. Gapuz Grapes Farm
  12. Honeybee Center
  13. Immuki Island
  14. Kamay na Bato
  15. Kultura Splash Wave Mountain Resort
  16. La Union Botanical Garden
  17. Lomboy Farms
  18. Lussok Crystal Cave
  19. Ma – Cho Temple
  20. Manna Mall
  21. Namacpacan Church
  22. Night Market SFC
  23. Occalong Falls
  24. Orpilla-Estigoy Grapes Farm
  25. Pagoda Hill
  26. Pindangan Ruins
  27. Poro Point Baywalk
  28. Poro Point Lighthouse
  29. Shrine of Our Lady of Charity
  30. Silid ti Adal Ken Laing ti La Union Gallery
  31. St. John the Baptist
  32. St. Peter and Paul Parish
  33. St. William The Hermit Cathedral
  34. Sts Peter and Paul Parish
  35. Tangadan Falls
  36. Tapuakan River
  37. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

BEST THINGS TO DO IN LA UNION

  1. Buang Beach is a great place to unwind.
  2. Relax at the beach.
  3. Climb up Pagoda Hill
  4. Explore the Pindangan Ruins.
  5. Go Grape Picking
  6. Go on a food trip and enjoy the nightlife in Urbiztondo
  7. Greek out at Thunderbird Resort
  8. Hike to Tangadan Falls
  9. Learn to surf in San Juan
  10. Honor the miraculous Apo Caridad.
  11. Discover Inabel at Balay Ni Atong.
  12. Walk through the La Union Botanical Garden.
  13. Try Bar Crawling.
  14. Try Cliff Jumping.
  15. Visit Ma-Cho Temple and admire the view.
  16. Relax at Luna Pebble Beach
  17. The La Union Cultural and Arts Gallery is a must-see.
  18. You can observe honeybees going about their daily lives at the Honeybee Center.

THE BEST MUST-TRY FOODS IN LA UNION

  1. Bukel utong with parya
  2. Chuletas
  3. Dinakdakan
  4. Filipino-inspired Flavored Ice Cream
  5. Guapple
  6. Halo-Halo de Ilok
  7. Ilocano express
  8. Jumping salad
  9. Kilawen
  10. Naguilian Basi
  11. Pulpog
  12. Sabong Fried Chicken

THE BEST PRODUCTS TO BUY IN LA UNION

  1. Agoo Mushroom.
  2. Aringay Bangus (Milkfish)
  3. Bacnotan Honey.
  4. Bagulin Softbroom.
  5. Balaoan Sea Urchin.
  6. Bangar Handloom Weaving.
  7. Bauang Grape Farm.
  8. Burgos Colored Softbrooms.
  9. Caba Bamboo Industry
  10. Luna Pebble Beach
  11. Naguilian Basi
  12. Pugo Furnishing Products
  13. Rosario Furnitures
  14. San Fernando City Softbroom
  15. San Gabriel Highland Veggie
  16. San Juan Pottery
  17. Santol Labtang Baskets
  18. Sto. Tomas Daing
  19. Sudipen Baskets
  20. Tubao Corn

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