Flotsam and Jetsam
Image Credit: Flotsam and Jetsam Facebook Page

Flotsam and Jetsam: A Taste of Art in La Union

The whistling of the waves on the shore, the scorching heat of the sun that sun worshippers and beach bums love the most, the fresh breeze that kisses one’s cheeks, the chill and laid-back mood—all these you can find at Flotsam and Jetsam Artist Beach Hostel in La Union.

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Image Credit: Allen Aligam via Flotsam and Jetsam’s Facebook Page

Situated in the beachfront of Surf Town, Flotsam and Jetsam is one of the best resorts in the Surfing Capital of the North. Designed and curated with artistic feels, it leads you to celebrate art, music, style and life. The whole place is thoughtfully designed to have the perfect chill set-up in its every nook and corner, thus crafting an exhibit-ish venue not confined within the walls of the usual art museum.

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Take a peek of the artsy experience that awaits you in Flotsam and Jetsam.

The Architecture

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Unlike other resorts that built concrete cottages along the beachfront and charge visitors for a day or night stay, Flotsam and Jetsam has a big bahay kubo (hut) with lots of inviting bean bags and a hammock that serves as the common area for visitors.

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The wooden furniture and flooring also lend to the homey vibe that will really make you wanna stay there and past time. You are allowed to stay in the kubo all day, play musical instruments, read, nap, lounge, or just mingle so you can make new friends.

The Visual Feast

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Image Credit: Dibs Trofeo via Flotsam and Jetsam’s Facebook Page

Everything is visually appealing, really. You will find painting and vibrant lanterns hanged one after another.

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The colorful walls, shelves, and furniture, and the arrangement of pieces make everything seem like it was planned to be an art installation or an experiential gallery. When you get to Flotsam and Jetsam, for sure, you cannot resist the urge to take photos of every spot because everything is just “Instagramagical” as they call it.

The Performance Art

Flotsam and Jetsam showcases art in different forms. Hence, it would only be appropriate not to miss out on the live musical performances of various artists. The music in your ears will never fail you to have the best time. They don’t call this place an artist beach hostel for no reason. Check out their website or their Facebook page for the list of events and performances.

For the Hungry and Coffee-addict Traveler

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Image Credit: Flotsam and Jetsam Facebook Page

Good news to the always-hungry, Flotsam and Jetsam has a community resto bar aptly called the Hungry Nomad

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For the coffee-addict travelers, the hostel also brews the best cup of coffee in town at their cafe El Union Coffee. All are accessible within this living space.

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Image Credit: Flotsam and Jetsam Facebook Page

Flotsam and Jetsam is a well-curated space echoing and celebrating all kinds of art forms and promising all its guests good vibrations. Enjoy the moment and tickle all your senses as live life in this La Union treasure.

How to Get to Flotsam and Jetsam

  • Take Partas bus from Cubao or Pasay Terminal bound for Candon, Laoag, Abra or Vigan.
  • Ask the bus conductor to drop you off at the Little Surf Maid and then walk going north for about 400 meters.
  • Flotsam and Jetsam is located on the left side, just adjacent to the Urbiztondo Garden Plage and Pentecostal Church. It is a hidden gem so you’ll never expect there is an awesome place in the corner.

Flotsam and Jetsam Artist Beach Hostel is located at National Highway, Surf Town, Urbiztondo San Juan, La Union, Philippines. For room reservations, contact them at +63917 8021328, or email them at flotjetlife@gmail.com. You may also book through Hostelworld.com. For other information, visit their website or Facebook page.

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