Coming from abroad you will probably take a flight to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) located in the southern part of Metro Manila. From there several alternatives may be recommended:
I. You may take a taxi directly from the airport to La Roca Villa, located in the town of San Juan, La Union. With good negotiating skills it will cost you around $200. The trip will take between 7 and 8 hours depending on traffic. This is the fastest and most comfortable way.
II. Particularly if you arrive in the evening, as most flights from Europe do, you may take a taxi to Makati City for $15. Stay the night at a comfortable hotel and recuperate from your long flight. Room rates depend on the class of the hotel and vary from $50 to $280++.
For dinner try the excellent restaurants in the Greenbelt area of Makati.
Next day you may take a rented car with driver for about $150. This can be arranged through us.
III. If you are well familiar with the Philippines you could take a public bus which is certainly the cheapest way to travel. The bus ticket costs less than $8 per person. The most convenient bus terminal is PARTAS along Aurora Boulevard, Cubao, Quezon City. The taxi going there from your hotel in Makati will cost you about $4.
The buses are fairly comfortable. If you can get a DELUXE take it. For $2 more you can stretch your legs and take a snooze. If you have frayed nerves do not sit in front. Take a jacket or light sweater along as the air-conditioning may be to cold for you, particularly after sunset.
Your travel from Manila will bring you North through the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga. The famous Mount Pinatubo volcano will be on your left. You will cross vast lahar plains before passing through Tarlac City. After crossing the provinces of Tarlac and Pangasinan you will reach La Union. There the road follows the coast line passing through San Fernando City, the capital of La Union.
San Juan is the next town north of San Fernando City. If you come by bus, get down at the surfing area. This is 2.5 km before San Juan and just after National Food Authority. La Roca Villa is right there between the national Highway and the beach.
La Roca Villa
2514 San Juan La Union
local: 072 – 242 3770
072 – 242 5647
international: +63 - 72 - 242 3770
+63 - 72 - 242 5647
Mobile: 0917 104 8171