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LIST: Staycation spots you can book for your La Union escapade

By Harold Lemon Tubiano Published Jan 21, 2024 5:53 pm

If you are planning to start the year with a great trip, La Union should never miss your bucket list of places to visit. 

Located in the south of the Ilocos region, La Union is an incredible choice as it brims with surfing spots, delectable foods, and eco-tour experiences. With only a 4-hour drive from Manila, the Surfing Capital of the North is calling you for a well-deserved escapade.

So before you take on an exciting venture, it is best to plan where to stay in La Union and PhilSTAR L!fe's got you covered with some noteworthy staycation spots fit for your nature getaway. 

Dalum Kubo

If you want to travel while remaining connected with nature, Dalum Kubo is the one worth checking in. This humble Kubo sanctuary features bamboo houses and exquisite suites that will make you feel in touch with nature. 


This pet-friendly kubo allows you to enjoy your stay with your fur babies, family, and friends where you can relax at the pool or on their common floor with a basket hammock and balance board ready for use. 

Located at Surftown, Dalumpinas Oeste, this staycation is just a few meters across the beach where you can dip and surf up in the pristine tidal waves. With their good-for-two rooms priced for at least 4000 php, guests can visit their website or official Instagram account to choose the kind of room they want to avail. 

Thunderbird Resort


Looking for an out-of-this-world staycation? You don't need to leave the local shores to experience this top-tier resort in Poro Point, La Union. Thunderbird is a Mediterranean-inspired resort that will bring you a new dimension of luxury at the Santorini of Asia. 

Flashing you with blue and white scenery, this resort offers a picturesque outdoor view of San Fernando Bay and the West Philippine Sea where you can witness sunsets at night.  This staycation spot is certainly not a typical five-star hotel as it has 35 deluxe rooms, 29 Ocean Wing deluxe rooms, 4 luxury suites, 60 Santorini-inspired 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom villas, an executive suite, and a presidential suite.

It also amazes guests with its watersports, myriad dining, golf facilities, and world-class casino room. To reserve a book in Thunderbird Resort, visit their official website

Auberge Petit Hotel


If you want a more budget-friendly place, Auberge Petit Hotel features an accommodating staycation experience that doesn't settle for less. Their aesthetic transient and rooms bring serenity to visitors for a relaxing stay in the province. 

Here, you get two-story bunk beds that are suitable for family or friends' getaways, and you can also bring along your fur babies to stay with you. Its location makes it more convenient for everyone as it is situated near the public market and San Juan municipality. Rates vary depending on the number of guests where they offer bunk beds for two to 14 people per room. 

Anyone can book this go-to hotel by calling +639171505272 / (072)7877864 or visiting their official Instagram page

Kahel Resort


Staycation in La Union will never be complete without experiencing beach getaways. Kahel Resort is the perfect tropical staycation spot for anyone who wants to enjoy basking in the sun and walking along the shoreline of the locals. 

Located in Taboc, San Juan, this modern furnished resort features exciting activities such as Board and Lessons for only P600 per hour to anyone who wants to tick off surfing in La Union on their bucket list. Kayaking is also available where you and your friends can wander in the turquoise water which is priced at P400 per hour. 

Room rates differ on the view that guests want to see from inside their suites including these options: Seafront, Sea View, or Garden View. To book a room, guests can visit their official website

Aureo La Union 


If you are traveling in La Union with a purpose, Aureo La Union can help you make your vision come true. This modern hotel, sitting at the heart of the province, is a perfect getaway staycation if you are with your family or friends. 

Its expensive-looking place right by the sea makes it great for special occasions such as beach weddings, birthdays, and more. Unlike any typical hotel, its vibrant scenery makes the entire hotel look cozy and welcoming. Aureo features a pool for everyone to enjoy and patio amenities where families can gather for an enjoyable Al Fresco dining. 

Anyone can book their reservation by sending them an email at [email protected] or messaging them on Instagram

Lafaayette Luxury Suites


You don't need to go to Bali to experience a relaxing tropical staycation as this modern Balinese-inspired resort was created to provide its guests with an alternative way of relaxation and recreation in one place. 

Lafaayette Suites is located at the heart of Bauang, La Union and it provides a majestic natural vibe to anyone who visits. It has beautiful, spacious, and refreshing furnished rooms that offer complimentary breakfast, and an aesthetic garden view. 

Rates come between P7,360 to P29,750 depending on your choice of rooms including Deluxe Suite, Family Suite, Three-bedroom Villa, and high-ceilinged Executive Villa.  Aside from beautiful rooms to stay in, the hotel has a resto-bar and coffee shop inside where visitors can hang out. Their official website provides all the query-related information on how to book a stay. 

Patio by Balai Norte


If you are fond of traveling for good food, Patio by Balai Norte is what sets it apart from any other accommodation. This staycation destination presents a wide variety of flavored food and delicacies inspired by the season. 

You can treat yourself, family, and friends to their mouthwatering menu from breakfast to dinner that makes the entire escapade special. Aside from food and good views, visitors can also cherish their moment with furry babies that are even allowed to stay with them in bed. 

To experience a modern tropical hotel check in at Patio by Balai Norte, just email them at [email protected] or arrange a reservation by phone at +639274342776. 

Ylaya Villa 


This newly opened beautiful boutique hotel is a must to stay in if you’re visiting La Union to enjoy the best restaurants, the good parties, and amazing events. Guests can enjoy a private pool inside for a more intimate staycation experience. 

Recently opened in April 2023, Ylaya Villa is located right in the surf town in Urbiztondo, San Juan which makes it a perfect weekend home for all the guests in terms of rate. Their Couple Suite offers a queen-sized bed and a bathtub to soak in. Family Suite, meanwhile is available for travelers of four, but if you come around with a bunch of friends and your families, you can rent the whole villa upon request.

Ylaya Villa is open for booking online at the Airbnb website so you can check on the available dates.