The San Juan Surf Resort is located a 4-hr. drive north of Manila in the town with the same name. The beaches there are known as some of the best in the area and offer waves for all levels of surfers.
The resort was founded in 1992 with just three bedrooms. It now has 43 rooms under the categories of ocean view, premium, deluxe, and condo-style. The hotel is beachfront, putting your just footsteps away from the sand and waves.
The on-site kitchen is open daily from 6:30 am – 10:30 pm and food can be ordered to serve. The menu includes a variety of local and international dishes, both of which feature fresh fruits and vegetables from the area. There is also no shortage of restaurants, cafes, and bars to choose from in the area.
San Juan Surf Resort touts itself as having one of the top surf schools in the Phillippines featuring instructors that are ISA certified. They offer lessons for beginners and intermediates, as well as guided surf trips for advanced surfers. Surfboards and gear are available for rental in the surf shop. Non-surfing activities include heading to the Tangadan Falls to go cliff diving or swimming at the pool created by the waterfalls.
The coastline there picks up both north and south swells, allowing for the possibility of waves throughout most of the year. April, May, and June are known as the slow months. Water temps run from 80-85 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year so wetsuits are definitely not necessary.
Hotel amenities include A/C, wi-fi, free breakfast, a refrigerator, cable TV, and vaults. There is also an on-site spa where you can get a massage or sit in the jacuzzi.