La Union is a province in the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in the island of Luzon. Its capital is the city of San Fernando. Nicknamed as the surfing capital of the Northern Philippines, La Union is also known as the “Garden Coast” due to its bountiful botanical gardens.
The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
The climate is tropical in La Union. The summers are much rainier than the winters in La Union. The climate here is classified as Aw by the Köppen-Geiger system. The average temperature in La Union is 22.8 °C.
Since the main reason tourists go to La Union is surfing, the best time to visit is during the surf season in La Union – July to October due to the South Swell and November to March due to the North Swell.
The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
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CITIES & TOWNS
The La Union provinceis divided into 19 Municipalities, 1 Component City:
There is 1 outlying island surrounding the mainland of La Union which is under the jurisdiction of the province.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the La Union province:
If you plan to visit the province of La Union, you can use the following sites to determine the best places to stay:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in La Union throughout the year:
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the La Union province.
Where in the Philippines is La Union located?
La Union is located on the southwestern Ilocos Region in Northern Luzon.
Is La Union a city or province?
La Union is a province.
What is the Capital of La Union?
The capital of La Union is San Fernandao.
What is La Union famous for?
La Union is famous for surfing and botanical gardens.
How do I get to La Union?
There are several ways to get to La Union, the most common being from Manila:
- Bus | 6-7 hours | $9-$12
- Taxi | 4-6 hours | $80-$96
- Drive | 4-6 hours | $22-$32
- You can fly to an alternate airport (Clark), however the time will be approximately the same, but the cost will be significantly more.
How many islands are in La Union?
There is 1 island in La Union province.
What does La Union mean?
La Union means “the union” in English.
How Safe is Traveling in La Union?
La Union is very safe for locals and tourists.
Is the climate in La Union the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in La Union is considered tropical. It is similar to most provinces of the Philippines.
To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below …
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