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10 Beautiful Accommodations In La Union If You're On A Budget

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With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start planning your next VL. And what better way to beat the heat than to spend a few days on the breezy shores of the West Philippine Sea. Just a few hours north of the muggy metro, La Union is the place to experience some of the country’s best surf spots, coffee shops, and restaurants. To help you plan your seaside getaway, we’ve rounded up a few of the area’s affordable—and adorable—resorts.

  1. La Union Blue Marlin

    Location: Airport Rd, San Fernando, La Union
    Rates start at P3,379
    Book a stay at this charming hotel if you want a quiet getaway away from the party crowds. This accommodation is located on a powdery beach within driving distance to tourist attractions such as the Poro Point Lighthouse and Ma-Cho Taoist Temple. Meaning, it is close enough to the action to ensure you’ll never be bored. But it’s far enough for you to get some real R&R.

  2. San Juan Surf Resort

    Location: Urbiztondo, San Juan, MacArthur Highway, San Fernando, La Union
    Rates start at P3,200
    Clean, spacious, and right on the water, few accommodations in the surf Mecca of San Juan, La Union are as sought after as the San Juan Surf Resort. Although there are over 40 guest rooms, it is best to book a room here well in advance of your stay. Surfers and beach lovers from around the world descend on this resort during swell season to experience its excellent amenities and recreational activities.

  3. Puerto de San Juan Beach Resort

    Location: Manila N Rd, Ili Sur, San Juan, La Union
    Rates start at P2,400
    This hotel is perfect for the budget-conscious traveler. Whether you're a solo backpacker, traveling with a group of friends, or on a family beach trip, the pristine, airy rooms will give you a comfortable place to spend the night at incredibly competitive prices. Plus, it is situated in the town proper behind the San Juan Market, so everything you need will be just a short walk away from your room.

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  4. Oasis Country Resort Hotel

    Location: Barangay Sevilla, San Fernando
    Rates start at P2,896
    Don’t be fooled by the nondescript exterior of this hotel. True to its name, this little resort is an oasis set in the heart of La Union’s provincial capital, San Fernando. While standard accommodations here are not as roomy as other resorts (expect single beds unless otherwise noted), what makes this hidden gem special is its shared amenities. In particular, the pool area and on-site coffee shop are lovely spots to unwind.

  5. Isla Bonita

    Location: 111 Velasco St, San Juan, La Union
    Rates start at P2,375
    Translated from Spanish, “isla bonita” means “pretty little island”—which is exactly what this tropical resort feels like. A quaint beach getaway, you can enjoy accommodations set amongst jewel-toned gardens and turquoise pools. Moreover, the property faces the sea, giving you daily front row seats to stunning sunsets. Although the rooms are simple, they are clean and comfortable.

  6. Sunset Bay Beach Resort

    Location: Airport Rd, San Fernando, La Union
    Rates start at P3,600
    Can't decide whether you want a chill beach vacation or a more active adventure? Sunset Bay might be the right place for you. This tranquil resort has a tree-shaded infinity pool perfect for drowning your worries in. But it is also in close proximity to the beach, where you can enjoy walking on the long stretch of sand or dive in to explore the diverse sea life of the coral reef.

  7. Villa Veronica

    Location: Central West-Pugo-Taberna Rd, Bauang, La Union
    Rates start at P3,214
    With only 12 guestrooms on site, Villa Veronica is the ideal resort for those who want a quiet beach holiday away from the surf culture that draws crowds from around the world. Fifteen kilometers from the surfer paradise of San Juan, this resort, located in the coastal town of Bauang, boasts a array of amenities that rival what’s offered in the more touristic areas of the province. These include an in-house restaurant and bar, three pools, barbecuing areas, beach access, and perhaps best of all, a pet-friendly policy!

  8. La Roca Villa Resort Hotel

    Location: Surfers’ Road, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union
    Rates start at P3,500
    Located on the aptly named Surfers' Road, La Roca Villa is the place to catch glassy waves. Whether you're a surf fanatic or eager to learn, the sea here is clean, clear, and warm. While you may want to spend all your time in the water, the resort itself is also enjoyable. Its beach-facing terrace is a relaxing spot to take in the view. And its rooms, while fairly simple, offer all you need, including a refrigerator, stove, and private balcony.

  9. White House Beach Resort

    Location: Paringao, MacArthur Highway, Bauang, La Union
    Rates start at P3,500
    Peaceful and private, this resort offers everything you’d want out of a rejuvenating summer holiday: an infinity pool overlooking the ocean, an on-site restaurant, and spacious rooms. This is the resort to go to if you’re planning a romantic rendezvous that requires a quieter atmosphere than the party beaches.

  10. San Juan Treasure

    Location: Taboc Bridge, San Juan, La Union
    Rates start at P4,118
    This beachside resort is for water lovers. In addition to being located on the shoreline, it offers guests not one, not two, but three outdoor swimming pools. Because there are only 13 rooms, the shared spaces such as the terrace, are hardly ever crowded. And the crowning jewel of this treasure? The rooms are lovely. The crisp white spaces bathed in natural light, featuring understated by stylish design details, make this a place you can really unwind.


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