Places to Visit When You're In the Mood for a Surfing Getaway

Gear up for an exciting surfing weekend at these hip hostels!
by Raphael Mones for   |  Nov 9, 2016
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Surfing is a great activity to relieve stress by getting your adrenaline rushing and to binvolved in a new hobby. Thankfully, the Philippines is blessed with excellent surf spots, and some of them are even near Metro Manila!

Like with any other getaway, choosing the right accommodation is half of what makes the trip a memorable one. But don't fret! We’ve got you covered with a list of five hip accommodations in the top surf spots in the country.

Flotsam and Jetsam (San Juan, La Union)

A place where art, music, design, and surfing coexist, Flotsam and Jetsam is truly a relaxing sanctuary north of Manila. The setup is laidback and cozy: with colorful bean bags around where you can chill and chat with your friends or fellow vacationers. It is not unusual for guests from different parts of the country or the world to forge friendships at Flotsam and Jetsam.


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Whether you're alone, with your boyfriend, or your barkada, there's an accommodation at Flotsam and Jetsam that perfectly suits your needs. And at night, their in-house café turns into a cozy but lively venue for live performances from the best musicians in town.

A room at Flotsam and Jetsam costs around PHP 800.00 to as much as PHP 4,000.00 for an overnight stay.


The Circle Hostel - La Union (San Juan, La Union)

The Circle Hostel is one of the more popular chains of budget and eco-friendly hotels in the Philippines. They are also known in the surfing scene because of their branches in beach destinations like La Union, Baler, and Zambales.

At The Circle Hostel, "there are no strangers" is the belief of the owners, which is why the hostel was designed with open spaces to encourage interaction among guests. For accommodations, you can choose from two bunk rooms, a co-ed dorm, and an all-female dorm. You can also try lounging in one of the 35 hammocks around to soak up that relaxing vibe.


A stay at The Circle Hostel La Union is very pocket-friendly: only PHP 450.00 per person for an overnight stay.

Easy Adventure (Baler, Aurora)

If you're looking for something unique during your next visit to Baler, you better give Easy Adventure a try. At Easy Adventure, you will be sleeping in tents with a canopy of stars above you and amidst the beauty of nature. The staff will prepare the campsite and provide you with beddings, sheets, and pillows. The accommodations are also inclusive of meals.


Surfing, of course, is the main activity, and the campsite is just minutes away from the beach. But there are also other activities to try like paddle boarding, yoga, and sitting by the bonfire at night. It is worth noting that Easy Adventure also relies on renewable energy.

Enjoy surfing and more at Easy Adventure, with rates starting at PHP 3,000.00 per person for an overnight stay.

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