A hassle-free beach experience in La Union with Maya

Surf, chill on the beach, and enjoy the best grub without having to bring your wallets!

[SAN JUAN, LA UNION – 29 MARCH 2018] San Juan, La Union is home to one of the more vibrant beach and surfing communities in the Philippines. Aside from being the go-to surf spot among the millennial crowd, the town has become the center of chill with many hotel and hostels, cafes, restaurants, and bars that add to the good vibes.

Maya, the pioneer in digital financial services in the country, wants you to experience the best of what top summer destinations like San Juan, La Union has to offer through its services that offer the financial flexibility, allowing you to feel less limited—whether you don’t have a credit card or physical access to cash as you pursue your summer adventures.

Whether you’re surfing the tall waves or simply bathing under the sun at Urbiztondo beach, bringing so much stuff with you can be such a hassle. Maya helps you enjoy a hassle-free time at the beach because you can still pay for stuff even if you forget your wallet–all you’ll need is your trusty smartphone to buy food and drinks at your favorite San Juan, La Union establishments.

To kick off the summer season, Maya has partnered with the most popular beach haunts in San Juan and equipped them with Maya QR, which allows beach-goers to easily make payments using only their mobile phones. Simply scan the QR code of partner establishments, enter the amount you need to pay, and tap “Pay” to complete your transactions!

With your Maya account and your smartphone, you can enjoy the best of what the surf town has to offer starting off at Flotsam & Jetsam, the epicenter of culture and lifestyle in San Juan, which hosted the Madz-zle Dazzle Discotheque event from March 29 to 31, presented by Maya.

Maya QR makes it easy to pay for drinks and grub at Flotsam & Jetsam as you chill with friends after an afternoon of surfing and relaxing at the nearby beach.

Aside from Flotsam & Jetsam, beach-goers can also scan to pay with Maya QR at Kahuna Beach Resort, The Great Northwest Philippines Travel Stop & Viewing Deck, and Beach Bum Food Park, among others. Soon, other establishments, hotels, and surf schools in La Union will also begin accepting payments via Maya QR.

Maya account holders also get special perks, discounts, and freebies at these establishments when they pay via Maya QR.

“We want everyone to have the power to own their summer with Maya, and that means giving them lots of choices and establishments where they can enjoy the convenience and simplicity of payments using only their mobile phones. We’re starting things off at San Juan, La Union today, but everyone can definitely look forward to where Maya will make waves next in the coming months,” said Paolo Azzola, COO and Managing Director at Maya Philippines.

Enjoying Maya’s services also goes beyond lounging at the beach in La Union. Download the app now and you can instantly have a virtual card that allows you to shop online and complete your summer #OOTDs! If you’re travelling anywhere in the Philippines or abroad, the Maya physical card is valid in all establishments that accept VISA as a mode of payment. And if you’re out and about shopping or dining out, Maya QR’s growing list of merchant partners will make it easy for you to pay even if you don’t have cash on hand.

Adding money to your Maya account is easy and convenient through its more than 15,000 add money touchpoints, including including 7-Eleven branches, SM Business Centers, Robinsons Business Centers inside Department Stores, Touchpay Kiosks, UnionBank ATMs, Shopwise, Wellcome, 2Go, ExpressPay, Cebuana Lhuillier, Palawan Pawnshop branches, Smart Padala centers, and RCBC Online Banking.

To find out more about how you can own your summer with Maya, log on to: www.maya.ph or follow @MayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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