Urbiztondo Beach

San Juan, La Union

Urbiztondo Beach
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Roy T.
4.0 Stars

We did the trekking and swimming in Tangadan Falls on our first day in San Juan and did the surfing on the second day. San Juan is really famous for their waves. One of the best beaches for noob surfers like us to go to, aside from Baler, here in Luzon. I heard the waves in Siargao are crazy and they're professional surfer levels. Malulunod lang ako doon, I swear! 128514128514

Flotsam Jetsam's manager offered us to contact surfing instructors to accommodate us for around 300-400 bucks eacj, i think.. The lazy us were game right away!

We waited for a few minutes for the lady instructors to arrive. Took them quite a long time. 128517

The package included surf board rental, one-on-one lecture on how to surf, and one-on-one supervised surfing.. 127940🏻127940🏻127940🏻

Surfing was fun, even though it made my body feel very tired one to two days after! I had very much anticipated to have a lot of difficulty balancing on the board because of my weak core muscles and for my height. The latter affirmed by my instructor so it made me less pressure from not falling. You know, you just let yourself fall at times, but make sure to never get hurt? okay? #hugot? Okay i must be sleepy. 128514128514128514

After several minutes, I finally got to stand LONGER during my last few waves. Made me realize surfing is really not an easy sport! But even though I kept falling even when I try not to, you just keep on trying again, fall again, and try again. Hopefully not until you get drowned dahil pagod na pagod ka na. #hugotbaulit? #ParangPagibigLang 128514128514

Bitin. That's the best word to describe my first surfing experience. This made me want to visit Siargao! 128516

And LOL Isha S, I have no other photo so I'll use the same photo Nikki took! 128514128514

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Isha S.
4.0 Stars

For our last afternoon at La Union, we all decided to go surfing! So we all donned our rash guards and informed the hostel reception (at Flotsam and Jetsam) of our plan.

We were informed that surfing with an instructor would cost us 400 pesos each for an hour. If you just wanted to rent a surfboard, it would just be 200 pesos each. Since none of us were experts, and it was even some of my friends' first times to surf, we all opted to have instructors.

We walked for a bit until we came to this beach. The waves weren't that strong when we went, but they were good enough to carry you to shore. The sand here is fine and the beach was clean. Instructors were nice and gave us good tips and pointers to improve our surfing game, including proper positioning, stance, when to "catch a wave", how to wipe out safely, etc. etc. At the time we went, a surfing competition was also going on. Pwede na kami sumali next time 127940 haha jk practice pa!

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Iyah A.
5.0 Stars

White sand, en the beach is clean. Just wait for the waves..this whole place is for surfing. Locals offer to teach surfing for like 350per he with boards already. Plus the people are rele friendly128076

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Lady L.
5.0 Stars

Eat, chill, surf and be a nignig. Hahaha.

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Janine S.
5.0 Stars

When I realized I booked a room in April, I got worried that the ocean will be completely flat. So imagine my thrill when I set eyes on those strong waves! 127754127754127754 Well, so strong that I had to ask for a break from my instructor on my second hour of surfing. 128514 I was literally dizzy and felt like knocking out on my surfboard! 128565

What I love about LU is that it gives you the local surfers' vibe. 5-star accommodations don't even matter for most people who go here. What's important is catching some good waves. So don't expect white sands or clear blue water because this place is for surfing. 127940 Although, blogs claim that LU is perfect for beginner surfers, I still think Baler's shallow ocean bed is more safe. Also, you have to be careful with the jellyfish. We've been warned that they are everywhere! 128561 Good thing we didn't encounter any - but I was paranoid as hell! 128560

Will I comeback? Of course! I have yet to try those local restaurants 128523

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Zai M.
5.0 Stars

Surf. Eat. Chill. Repeat. 1280771277549728️127940127860127829

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Roegan T.
5.0 Stars

Samer na! (Summer) 1277969728️

Had the chance to escape the crazy urban jungle of Metro Manila. We decided to check out La Union, which is one of the known provinces for surfing.

One of my friends have a nice rest house in Bauang, La Union, which is just 15 min. away from San Juan. So yeah, didn't spend money for accommodation! #blessed #lucky #thankyou

San Juan, La Union is around 4 hours away from Manila. With no stopovers, the trip should only be less than 4 hours if you're taking TPLEX all the way to Urdaneta, Pangasinan.

The surf spot in San Juan (Urbiztondo Beach), is actually not that big. My friends and I were lucky enough to enjoy the beach since there weren't too many people this past weekend.

We parked our car in Sebay Surf Resort and chose Elyu Classic Surf School to be our tambayan. We stayed in one of their Quiksilver canopies to protect our smooth and silky skin from the sun.

It normally costs P400 for the board rental + instructor. But we were able to bring it down to P350 because of our charm.

The surf lesson includes tips such as how to stand on the board, how to properly wipeout, and the do's and dont's of the water sport.

The waves were small when we went there this past Saturday afternoon. But the waves were inconsistent, which made it hard for us to catch good waves.

But when we went this past Sunday morning, the waves were crazy. Getting back to the spot where we started to catch the wave took some time since the waves pushed us back near the shore. It was like the beach didn't want us there. lol 128514

On our second day, we decided to just rent the board for P200 per hour. It was tough. Aside from the waves, I had a hard time catching great waves. Out of the 20 waves I could've ridden, I was only able to catch 4. 128514

The resorts in San Juan also offer other water sports such as kayaking and SUP. Awesome activities if you ever get tired of surfing. But who gets tired of surfing? The sport is awesome!

Overall, it was a great experience. The travel was quite long for me. But if it was only 2 hours away from Manila, I'd definitely surf twice a week! 127940

#havecameramusttravel 128514

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Kathlyn D.
5.0 Stars

It's my first time to surf, and we really loved this surfing spot! I'll definitely go back here soon! ;)

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Katherine B.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Marky B.
4.0 Stars

Urbiztondo restaurant, la union : I'm a surfer and I love eating here for the Laing. It's nice and spicy. I'm picky with Laing because if u eat a bad one your throat would hurt but the Laing here is tasty and worth trying. The place is simple but the food is reasonably priced (unlike other dining places in the san fernando area) and I highly recommend the place if ur a surfer, road trip traveler, or a foodie lost in la union..

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