Spent a few days in San Juan, La Union which is roughly a 5 hours bus trip away from Angeles City. Visited the small bars in Bauang the first night and had quite some fun there. Reminded me of AC 5 or 6 years ago with a very relaxed atmosphere and girls not being shy at all. Actually I enjoyed the small bar scene there even more than Subic during my last visit. Pretty much laid back with cheap drink prices and bodyguard fees. There were only like 4 or 5 bars so it didn`t take that long to have a drink in each one of them. I`d say that Cheerleader`s was my fave with quite a decent lineup. Make sure you visit the bar if you make it to Bauang one day. Good fun.
From what I saw in La Union, beaches don`t appear to win any prize for world`s finest seaside. Far from being the next Boracay with rather dark sand and big waves coming in. Don`t wanna sound negative about it, it`s still a lot of fun, only a different feeling. Urbitztondo is the place to go if you are a surfer with many youngsters around and a few hotels and bars right on the beach. It`s a nice place to hang out for an afternoon before heading back to San Fernando or Bauang for the nightlife which seems nonexistant in Urbitztondo itself.