Dubbed as the surfing capital of Northern Luzon, this province is a magnet for surfers, beach lovers weekend warriors who love to chill out and enjoy the breeze. La Union is part of the Ilocos Region and is just about 270km north of Manila (4-5 hr drive).
El Yu or La Union (The Union) is said to be founded in 1850 as a fusion of the areas of Pangasinan, Ilocos and the Cordillera Region. Through the years, the Spanish ‘La Union’ is broken down into provinces, creating Pangasinan, Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur. The Cordillera is further divided into provinces but collectively, they became the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). At present, La Union is composed of 19 municipalities and a component city.
Sharing to you our La Union trip last August 2016: