Baler Travel Guide

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Baler Highlights

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     the view and the ocean is superb!!! 

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     the road... was really rough... 

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     everything you look has a beautiful view!!! 

Baler Things to Do

  • :) watch the sunrise at Sabang Beach

    Watching the sunrise while seated along the seawall lining Sabang Beach is a favorite pastime of locals. Some of them even bring along their breakfast so they can have it while watching the sun rise over the horizon.I had fun talking to some of them and even got to taste the sweetest boiled banana I ever ate. The epople of Baler are ever so kind!

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  • blue lagoon, hanging bridge, Dicasalarin...

    1. A leisurely walk and picnic at the picturesque blue lagoon. It is a beautiful scenic view near the area of cobra reef/surfing spot. One can only access this place by the help of locals because you have to pass by a private land (and ask permission) which is near the old bay walk ruins. You can do a short rock climbing in a nearby big rock...

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  • CHARLIE DON'T SURF

    Did you know that the epic war film Apocolypse now was partly shot here. The scene where the Americans come in their helicopters playing Wagner and bomb the hell out of the Viets. "I love the smell of napalm in the morning". The river estuary is about 30 minute walk north of the guest houses and until now there is only one native hut to be seen....

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  • Anao Beach

    White sand beach with cool rock formation. Wasn't able to swim here because the weather is too hot :(

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  • Ermita Hill

    People in Baler hundred years ago went up to Ermita Hill to save themselves from a tsunami. Now, Ermita Hill has become a park with great view of Baler.

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  • Climb that Balete tree!

    This hundred and hundred year old tree is so magnificent, you can go inside the tree and climb to the top. It was hard to distinguish the tree from the roots because the roots are soo huge.

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Baler Restaurants

  • Seafood, veggies, drinks and more

    Dine in beach front with cool music :) Bayler view has the best food for me! I love the grilled squid and banana split!

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  • BEST FOOD IN TOWN

    Without doubt this is far the best place in town to eat and it is open 24 hours. The staff are very competent and thoughtful. One waiter even reminded my wife that there was meat in the chop suay, he remembered from a few nights ago that she was a vegetarian. The menu is a booklet with many pages, local and international food. It is so big that...

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  • Popular Choice of Tourists

    Gerry Shan's Place is a simple but clean and airconditioned restaurant at the poblacion frequented by tourists. I noticed that many local office workers eat there, and many Balerianos also buy take-out orders. The next time we go to Baler, I plan to order packed foods for our picnic at Diguisit.Gerry Shan's Place is known for reasonably priced and...

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Baler Transportation

  • GENESIS

    Genesis bus line serves Baler from EDSA, takes around 6 hours and you will enjoy the scenery as ir passes through the mountainous area of Aurora province, where he road is being greatly improved. If you are coming from the north stop at Cabanatuan and make your connection there.

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  • Take Genesis Bus only if you have no...

    Unfortunately so far, only Genesis Bus Transport goes directly to/from Baler/Manila. And if you're crazy enough like us to take a bus and travel at the onset of the Holy Week weekend, prepare for a wild adventure. The Genes website showed that buses bound to Baler leave every hour starting at 3:00am with the last bus leaving at 7:30am. We called to...

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  • Genesis Transport Bus

    UPDATE: We are planning to go back to Baler and we just found out that going there today is much easier than before. Genesis now offers a more comfortable option via their executive coach called Joy Bus. For a fare of P650, you get to travel in style and with NO stopovers. The Joy Bus has an onboard comfort room so no need for stopovers and travel...

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Baler Shopping

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  • Shopping At A Trade Fair

    When we left the Pasalubong Center, we noticed people going to & from the Baler Multi-Purpose Court. Out of curiosity, we went to check out what's was in there. Apparently, the teachers and students of Aurora were busy preparing for a Trade Fair. We met the DECS (Dept. of Education, Culture & Sports) Supervisor who explained that the diiferent...

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  • Aurora Delicacies & More!

    This one-stop Pasalubong Center is a convenient place to shop. You don't have to go from one store to another just to buy your souvenirs and "pasalubongs". Delicacies from the Province of Aurora, souvenir T-shirts, native hats and bags Souvenir T-shirts for adults cost P200+; P150+ for children (depending on quality of material and print)

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  • Baler Souvenirs

    The Baler Pasalubong Center is located near the Public Market and the Bus Terminal in Town. Local products are sold here. Native sleeping mats, floor mats, virgin coconut oil, paintings of local sceneries, native colorful hats mostly for ladies, wallets and souvenir Aurora shirts.

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Baler Local Customs

  • Belief In Amulets & "Oracion"

    I visited the Dolorosa Chapel for spiritual reasons. It has been my practice to visit churches and even small chapels wherever we go. I realized later that the Dolorosa Chapel is popular for something else. It houses the Sto. Entierro, a miraculous icon of the dead Jesus Christ lying in a coffin-like glass case. Many locals believe in the healing...

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  • Hot "Pandesal" for Breakfast

    Although rice is a staple food, Filipinos' breakfast isn't quite complete without the "pandesal". Sometimes "pandesal" is eaten with Filipino sausage ("longanisa") or cottage cheese ("kesong puti") or any other spread, but it is also often eaten without any spread while hot, or dunked in coffee. While I was jogging along the baywalk of Sabang...

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  • "Bayanihan" in Community Projects/Events

    "Bayanihan" is the local term for collective and cooperative efforts of the people. Whereas in the olden times, this was exemplified in the collective "muscle power" of men carrying and relocating the nipa hut of a community member, today, it can be manifestes in different community projects. I witnessed the "bayanihan " spirit of Baler locals in...

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Baler Warnings and Dangers

  • Yikes, Goat Droppings!

    After my photo shoot of the islets at Diguisit, I sat on a picnic bench under an umbrella tree. I noticed some little black things on the grass and sand. I thought they were seeds. Luckily, curiousity didn't get the better of me; I almost picked up one to examine and smell it. I saw a goat under the coconut tree and realized that what I thought...

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  • Model For Hire?!

    Most Filipinos love their pictures to be taken by tourists. In our travels, I've encountered children as well as adults who volunteer to be included in my shots. They simply want to see their images in the lcd. Others give me their email addresses so I can send them copies of their pictures.When I was taking pictures of the historic secret tunnel...

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  • Overcharging Drivers

    1st Encounter: Although I have researched enough to know the standard tricycle fare, experience taught me to ask the driver how much he will charge us BEFORE we ride. On our first day, we experienced an unpleasant encounter with an overcharging trike driver. He said the new fare for Sabang from the central terminal was P15/pax. It's only small...

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Baler Tourist Traps

  • Wind Current

    The province experiences two main wind currents. From November to April, the trade wind generally reaches the province from an easterly direction. The wind then moves in a southwesterly direction for the rest of the year. In Casiguran, the wind comes from the north from October to March and the South from April to September. The average annual wind...

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  • Electricity failure!

    The electricity around Baler is only partial or rather limited. They had electricity from lunchtime until the next morning. Then the rest of the morning they don’t have electricity at all. If you are an early risers person you don’t a problem if not then you have a problem.

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  • Rainfall

    Aurora's climate is characterized by rainfall that is evenly distributed throughout the year, since Aurora faces the Pacific Ocean and has no barriers to shield it from typhoons coming from the east. Tropical cyclones are also a seasonal occurrence.The average monthly rainfall is 273.9 millimeters. Rainfall is heaviest during the months of January,...

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Baler What to Pack

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    by mlt_t Written Sep 9, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: light luggage

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring light clothes only and wear only casual or summer stuff since the weather is fair and has a 25.3 degrees Celsius most of the time.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: you can buy in the town if you don't have any with you

    Photo Equipment: don't forget to bring one with you

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Beach wear

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Baler Off The Beaten Path

  • A historic visit to the church of Baler

    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...

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  • Head to Caunayan falls

    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...

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  • Visit The Sto. Entierro

    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...

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Baler Sports & Outdoors

  • Ride the waves of Baler!

    At first I was hesitant to try surfing because I'm so scared that I'll drown and my life will end like that. But after some sweet talking about how easy and safe (?) it is from a surfer friend, I muster enough courage and found myself at the beach listening to surfing lessons 101. We were lucky because we were introduced to MAHDOX surf school, the...

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  • If you love SURFING this is the place!!!

    If you have to come and see for yourself the waves and the current that you'll going to love!!!I put here the picture I've taken from this website who happen to be a family friend who passed away already.

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  • Baler Hotels and Resorts

    Here’s a list of hotel and resort accommodations in Baler. Info provided by the Aurora Provincial Tourism Office and visitbaler.com.Aliya Surf and Dive ResortLocation: Brgy. Sabang, Baler, Aurora (beach front)Contact Person: Roy Rolin AngaraNumber: 09297586005Email: iracon@yahoo.comFacebook: Aliya Surf CampAmihan Aplaya LodgeLocation: Brgy. Sabang,...

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  • Being One With Nature

    At Diguisit Beach near the islets, there is a nice picnic grove where there are cottages, picnic tables and benches under the coconut and umbrella trees. I sat there for a long time just enjoying the view of the islets, hearing the rampaging waters of the sea, scrutinizing the colors and patterns of rock formations, and watching the clouds in the...

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  • my mishap..........Thank GOD! I'm still...

    my unexpected accident Thank God!!! Nobody was passing by then (since it was very early morning around 6:30am). Accidentally I was throw out from our motorbike due to pressure or impact of the flat tire (‘coz we are moving a little bit fast because the road is all clear 70 kilometers per hour) and I was rolled over 2x… hola! Next thing I know I...

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Swimming!
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Sunrise and the Beach
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Visit Ermita Hill
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Mangrove Planting
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MOTHER FALLS
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ERMITA HILL
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Trace the revolutionary steps from Baler Church
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Appreciate art at Aurora Aragon Quezon House
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Walk to Lukso-Lukso Islet
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Hike Ermita Hill
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On Top Of The "World" At Ermita Hill
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Baler Coastal Side Tour (complete itinerary)
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Photo Shoot of Baler Islets
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Morning Exercise By The Beach
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Diguisit Falls a.k.a. Natulo Falls
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Tromba Marina Sculpture & Marker
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Dona Aurora Aragon-Quezon's House
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Historic Secret Tunnel
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Tedious Climb To Ermita Hill
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Museo de Baler's Awesome Mural Scupltures
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Quezon Park
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Lt. Commander James Gilmore Marker
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Visita Iglesia at Baler Catholic Church
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Dona Aurora Aragon-Quezon NHI Marker
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Baler's Taste
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