We had a little view of the church's history after the movie Baler (2008) . I was expecting to see a century old church that is overlooking the sea, similar as the one portrayed in the movie. When we got there, it turned out to be a modern church, only to find out that the one in the movie was reconstructed.
Nevertheless, it doesn't matter. What's important is that the place is significant as it is where the last Spanish soldiers surrendered to the Philippine government, marking the end of Spanish colonization in the country.
Locals know of waterfall resorts in their place. It's best to ask them.
They said there were two known waterfalls in their area. Sorry, but I seemed to have forgotten the names already. We went to the smaller one since it's nearer compared to the other.
Our resort caretaker arranged for tricycles to come over our place and take us to the falls. Seems like one doesn't need to worry about directions anymore, for the trike drivers knew how to get there. Be ready to prepare a small amount of money as you would be asked to pay "private toll fees" in some owned properties you would pass by.
We found the unassuming Dolorosa Chapel just before a water purifying and refilling station near the bridge leading to Sabang. It was quite dim and eerie inside the small, simple wooden chapel. It houses some religious icons, the most popular of which is the miraculous image of Santo Entierro, an icon of the dead Jesus Christ encased in a coffin-like glass whom locals often visit to ask for various personal intentions.
Drive to Ampere Beach in Dipaculao Town and visit its beach full of stones that come in big and diferrent sizes. There is a place at one of of the beach where bats habitate. Ask a local fisherman to row you to the area only accessible by a row boat. Take good pictures here.
If you like some secluded area to stay I guarantee you this place is all yours... I never thought that there is a resort located at this area since it is very private place and far away from town proper.
we are just wondering what are we going to see up in the hill and just checking out what to see since there is road going up the hill. Hola! this is what we saw a well maintained place with Weather Satellite building with big antenna and fence for protection.
This mountain range covers a large part of the province of Aurora. In fact, apart from the Aurora coastline, the mountain range is where the flora and fauna of the province is concentrated. Waterfalls, rivers and crystal-clear streams of varying sizes are located within, if not adjacent to, the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. Taking trails recommended by local nature trekkers could roll activities such as mountain climbing, photo safaris, bird watching, ecological studies, or simply picnicking.
you can saw this big satelitte when you reach the last point of the shore of Baler and you have to go up hill for you to saw this big satelitte.
One of best view I've seen here is this photo... I like the nipa hut and the combination of coconut trees and ocean together in one place... awesome view for me.