Urbiztondo Photo: Harvey P.

Urbiztondo

Home to one of the longest coastlines in the Philippines, it’s no surprise that San Juan, La Union is a must-visit place for every surfer in the country, giving the added boost in tourism to the town and its people.

Urbiztondo is one of the barangays in San Juan that has benefited from the rise in tourism brought about by San Juan’s popularity among surfers and beachgoers. Home to the Urbiztondo Beach, the barangay hosts numerous resorts, hostels, inns, and dining options for tourists. With this many choices, you can choose whether to splurge or to stick to a budget-friendly itinerary.

The colorful cottages and huts of The Circle Hostel aim to make your stay simple but vibrant. Resorts such as Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa, San Juan Surf Resort, and Costa Villa Beach Resort are all found closer to the beachfront for those who don’t like to walk very far from where they’re staying.

A day at the beach can be very exhausting so why not satisfy your hunger at the restaurants and cafes around Urbiztondo? Surf Shack blends the beach vibes with casual fare such as pizza and nachos while Kelles’ Kitchen whips up dishes that showcase the best of Filipino meals. Craving for a burger? Head to Mad Monkeys! Or you can add a Mediterranean twist to your stay by dining in at Gefseis Greek Grill. Make your trip so much sweeter and drop by El Union Coffee for dessert after your meal. Their s’mores are sweet, decadent and rather sinful.

The best time to head to Urbiztondo is on the last week of October. Why, you ask? It’s when the La Union Soul Surf takes place. Formerly known as the La Union Surf Break that began in 2005, your surfing experience is brought to a whole new level in this music and arts festival. Be on the safe side and book your accommodations early because resorts and inns are usually packed during this time of the year.

Top Rated Restaurants in Urbiztondo

  1. Tagpuan sa San Juan
    5.0 Stars
    Filipino
    12 Reviews View
  2. Surf Shack
    4.0 Stars
    International
    37 Reviews View
  3. Coast Call Kitchen & Bar
    4.5 Stars
    International
    12 Reviews View
  4. Makai Bowls
    4.5 Stars
    Juice
    9 Reviews View
  5. Gefseis Greek Grill
    4.0 Stars
    Greek
    17 Reviews View
  6. Mad Monkeys
    4.5 Stars
    Burger
    7 Reviews View
  7. Olas Banditos
    4.0 Stars
    Mexican
    5 Reviews View
  8. The Big Kahuna Bar and Restaurant
    3.5 Stars
    International
    11 Reviews View
  9. Sea Nymph Surf Cafe
    4.5 Stars
    Café
    2 Reviews View
  10. Urbiztondo Grill House
    5.0 Stars
    Filipino
    1 Review View

Top Rated Hotels in Urbiztondo

  1. Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    47 Reviews View
  2. San Juan Surf Resort
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    28 Reviews View
  3. The Circle Hostel La Union
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    11 Reviews View
  4. Kahuna Beach Resort & Spa
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    15 Reviews View
  5. Sebay Surf Resort
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    10 Reviews View
  6. Angel and Marie's Place
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    3 Reviews View
  7. Vessel Hostel
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  8. Urbiz Garden Plage
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  9. Chill'n Hotel
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  10. Charlie's Hangar Surf Hostel
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View

Top Rated Places in Urbiztondo

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