San Fernando City News
A backyard pawikan conservation and protection program is thriving in this northern coastal town following the discovery of hatchlings of the endangered olive ridley turtle last month.
Marissa Tamayo and her daughter Sachi stumbled on more than a dozen hatchlings in the sand one moonlit night while walking along San Juan beach. The olive ridley sea turtles, fast becoming rare and extinct around the world, were just hatched from a nest in the fine sand, barely weeks before World Wildlife Day on March 3.
The Tamayos including Marissa's son Carlos are volunteers of Project CURMA, or Coastal ...
La Union, you're a weekend too short to love!! But that's more excuse to visit you, your beach, sun & your waves! Came back home two tones darker, sunkissed and with seashells to remember. My heart is full, can't wait to visit you again soon! (And probably the rest of the beautiful beaches Philippines can offer!)
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We had enough of the limited independent mountain hiking options in North Luzon, so we decided to learn to surf instead. At 400 Philippine Pesos ($8) per person per lesson, San Juan La Union may be the cheapest surf lessons in the world. Despite having lived in California for most of our lives, neither of us ever learned to surf so we were excited to give it a try.
We arrived in San Juan in the afternoon and relaxed for the rest of the day (recovering from our successful 2:30am efforts to obtain a PCT permit that morning), then surfed the next four mornings. Our first surfing day we were bo ...
Sebay Surf Central is located along McArthur Highway in Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union. As their tag line says you will get the Absolute La Union Adventure in the Surfing Capital of the North.
There are different rooms to choose from. There are native inspired cottage called Rhoda, Raizel and Ava. There are modern dormitory rooms and private rooms called Raissa and Yda. They are also adding more rooms during our stay in Sebay. Please check their website for the room rates.
One of the best place in Sebay is their reception area. There's a seaside restaurant with the nice view of the bea ...
Surf Town of the North - San Juan, La Union, Philippines
This place has a cool vibes and awesome culture, that's why I keep on coming back.
Do you miss the feeling of fine sand on your feet? The beach and breeze? Then go to a Surf Town like San Juan, La Union. This place has a cool vibes and awesome culture, that's why I keep on coming back. The best time go to is from October-March where the waves will reach up to 8-10 ft according to the locals.
There's a yearly event in San Juan, La Union that you shouldn't miss, it's the Surf Break, a music and arts festival held during the third week of October, so mark your calendars. There are a lot of activities you'll enjoy, from surf competitions to beach volleyball, beach parties, an ...