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San Juan

Another surf spot to explore, San Juan in La Union, however small, has big waves to show for! The town is graced with a long coastline, making it the perfect place to surf. With only 35,000 inhabitants in town, you won’t have a problem finding your spot on the beach.

In the last ten years, San Juan has been known to be the Surfing Capital of the North. You don’t have to travel to Sydney or Malibu to get a taste of real surfing, bro. You can find it here in San Juan.

It is home to the San Juan Surf Resort, one of the top go-to places by surfers and surf-enthusiasts from all over the country, which also caters to everyone who want to take a shot at surfing. It offers not only a surf school, but also a surf spot, and the usual amenities offered by a resort or hotel.

The instructors are all local so you don’t have to pay a hefty sum to enjoy surfing the waves of San Juan. And they’re also very friendly and attends to everyone who is willing to learn.

Apart from that, San Juan is also known for an old local tradition. To this day, the locals still continue to produce and use the dalikan, which is a cooking stove made out of red clay. Museo de San Juan is a popular place to visit, as well. If you want to learn more about the Surfing Capital of the North, better head on to this museum. Who knows what secrets they have in store for you?

San Juan is definitely the perfect getaway for you and your friends.

Top Rated Restaurants in San Juan Browse All

  1. Surf Shack
    4.5 Stars
    International
    29 Reviews View
  2. Tagpuan sa San Juan
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    6 Reviews View
  3. Coast Call Kitchen & Bar
    4.5 Stars
    International
    7 Reviews View
  4. Gefseis Greek Grill
    4.0 Stars
    Greek
    11 Reviews View
  5. Mad Monkeys
    4.5 Stars
    Burger
    4 Reviews View
  6. The Big Kahuna Bar and Restaurant
    3.5 Stars
    International
    10 Reviews View
  7. Sea Nymph Surf Cafe
    4.5 Stars
    Café
    2 Reviews View
  8. Urbiztondo Grill House
    5.0 Stars
    Filipino
    1 Review View
  9. Kelles' Kitchen
    5.0 Stars
    Filipino
    1 Review View
  10. Fabulous Store FT Store
    4.0 Stars
    International
    1 Review View

Top Rated Hotels in San Juan Browse All

  1. Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    31 Reviews View
  2. San Juan Surf Resort
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    28 Reviews View
  3. The Circle Hostel La Union
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    10 Reviews View
  4. Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    13 Reviews View
  5. Sebay Surf Resort
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    9 Reviews View
  6. Angel and Marie's Place
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    3 Reviews View
  7. NorMi2's Beachfront Resort
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  8. P&M Final Option Beach Resort and German Bistro
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  9. Fatwave Surf Resort
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  10. Puerto de San Juan
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View

Top Rated Places in San Juan Browse All

  1. El Union Coffee
    5.0 Stars
    Coffee
    47 Reviews View
  2. Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    31 Reviews View
  3. Surf Shack
    4.5 Stars
    International
    29 Reviews View
  4. San Juan Surf Resort
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    28 Reviews View
  5. Urbiztondo Beach
    4.5 Stars
    Great Outdoors
    10 Reviews View
  6. The Circle Hostel La Union
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    10 Reviews View
  7. Tagpuan sa San Juan
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    6 Reviews View
  8. Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    13 Reviews View
  9. Coast Call Kitchen & Bar
    4.5 Stars
    International
    7 Reviews View
  10. Gefseis Greek Grill
    4.0 Stars
    Greek
    11 Reviews View

Popular Areas in San Juan

  1. Urbiztondo Beach

    Urbiztondo Beach

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  2. Urbiztondo

    Urbiztondo

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