Surf and Turf La Union Highlights
The constant flow of rolling swells off the San Juan waters has given La Union a reputation for being a surf Mecca of sorts. Surf resorts have powered the tourism flow for the state for the past four decades. Major events such as the “2012 Surf & Music” festival, co-sponsored by Aloha Boardsports and Beyond outdoors Adventures held right on the beach in San Juan is evidence enough that La Union is a go-to surf destination for years to come. It’s a perfect place to learn and hone ones skill in the art of shred because the swells serendipitously accommodate all levels of skill with a board (long or short).
Here’s something you might not know about La Union; it’s also trail heaven for bikers. There are three major trails in the immediate vicinity, and they all vary in difficulty. There’s a city ride that takes you through two towns, historical places and landmarks, exceptional food stops (the city of San Fernando boasts the best halo-halo in the country, care to dispute their claim?), and your average, run-of-the-mill breathtaking scenery. The more technical rides are just a few kilometres off the surf shacks. Experience the Bacsil ridge trail and the more daunting (but adrenaline filled) Arosip ecotrail.
Imagine waking up with a seaside view, you grab your board and paddle out to catch a few sets while breakfast is being prepared. After that, you can either impersonate driftwood and veg-out until your next glorious meal or you can hit the swells again. After lunch, you feel a bit soaked, so you hit the trails. Whether you carve dirt or crave shaved ice, the bike ride gives you the added dimension to an already stoke-filled day. As soon as you’re done flying down the side of a mountain, you then proceed to dinner and drinks, looking forward to repeating the day tomorrow. Well, in reverse.
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|Points of Interest||Macho Temple, Pindangan Ruins, Arosip Eco Trail, Baluarte Watch Tower, Tangaon Falls, Bacsil Ridge and Botanical Garden,|
|Adventures||Mountain Biking, Surfing, Swimming|
|Total Distance||160 kilometers / 99 miles|
|Duration||4 days and 3 night|
|Fitness Level||out of 5|
|Location||San Juan, La Union|
|Group Size||Minimum of 2, Maximum of 8|
|Tour Meetup||Beyond Outdoor Adventures' Office in Makati or Hotel pickup anywhere in Metro Manila|
|Tour Ends||Beyond Outdoor Adventures' Office in Makati or your Hotel anywhere in Metro Manila|
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