Last updated on January 28th, 2023 at 01:40 pm
La Union is one of the most popular spots for surfers and getaways from Manila. And Vigan is one of the most popular places to visit in Ilocos. We will write in this blog post how to get from La Union to Vigan. You can combine them in the same trip beach and city destination. Read here 3 Days La Union itinerary and 2 Days Vigan itinerary!
SIM CARD AT MANILA AIRPORT
I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Manila airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Manila. Read here Philippines sim card for tourist and best Philippines eSim
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WHERE TO STAY IN THE PHILIPPINES
You can get accommodation starting from 800-1000 PHP (less than $20 USD) for a room in a guesthouse. Can you imagen if you are two of you traveling in the Philippines, it will be $10 USD each.
BOOK YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE
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You can get Safetywing Travel Insurance for Digital Nomads valid for 28 days Safetywing for $50 USD per month with kids until 10 years old included
BEST TIME TO VISIT LA UNION
La Union has two kinds of seasons- the dry season from November to April and the wet season from May to October. The best time to visit La Union is during dry season. Especially from December to February when temperatures are much cooler and touring will most likely not be interrupted by rains and will not be really hot going around.
How to get from La Union to Vigan
How to get from La Union to Vigan by Bus
If you want to get from La Union to Vigan. It will take a 2 hours and a half bus ride that costs around 250 PHP. There are hourly bus rides from San Fernando and La Union. From La Union to San Fernando you can ride a jeepney cheaper than a tricycle to get the bus going to Vigan. There are buses from Partas coming from Manila and Clark going to Laoag and Vigan that will stop in La Union and San Fernando.
Once you get to Vigan Bus station you can go walking distance 10 minutes to Vigan Plaza where you can start your tour around the city. The bus station is quite close to city center since Vigan is so small.
Read here how to get from Laoag to Vigan!
How to get from La Union to Vigan by Private Transportation
If you want to get from La Union to Vigan by car or van. It can take around 2 hours to get there. There are a few spots where you can stop on the way to take pictures if you aren’t in a hurry before Vigan.
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Hope it’s useful this mini travel guide how to get from La Union to Vigan. You can’t miss these tourist spots in Luzon in your next trip. Let us know in the comments below if you have questions.
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