We originally planned the trip on 3rd week of October but decided to move it to last week of the month for long weekend break. Glad to trust our instinct as the initial travel date was a stormy week in the country. The week after, we’re set to visit another treasure in the North in a gorgeous sunny weather.
La Union, particularly San Juan, is known as surfing capital of the North. I also learned that end of October means a big celebration at Urbiztondo, San Juan. Surf Break 2016 is one of the biggest surfing, sports and music events in the country. It’s open to everyone who wants to hit the beach, ride the waves or simply have fun. Trivia: Surfing seasons fall from July-October and November-February. What a perfect time for us to be here!As we travelled on peak season, we missed the thought of hotel accommodations. We’re used to doing walk-ins and still able to secure a nice and budget-worthy space. But we haven’t realized that everything falls into place just because we usually travel in off-peak dates. In short, getting a place to stay in San Juan through walk-in was the toughest part of our trip. Hotels and inns (near the beach) were full and we learned our lesson here, online booking has its own advantage. Ups and downs in travel? Yes, they do happen.
After endlessly roaming around San Juan and failing from ALL accommodation inquiries, we found ourselves getting back to San Fernando (we’re not going home empty-handed!) and again trusted our instinct that we can still find a good place minus the beachfront. And we did. We found a perfect home for the holiday at Bali Hai Beach Resort. Some decisions in life may fail us (especially doing walk-ins in peak season haha!) but our faith never does. What happened next? We had the best time of our lives!*See the best hotel deals and prices at Agoda!