Prior to going I know nothing of Baler except for two things; first, it’s a major destination for surfing in the country; second, the siege of their church by Katipuneros at the turn of the century.
My vacation planning was limited to finding a reasonable accommodation for our group, the rest was left to Julie as she had been to Baler before.
Imagine my surprise then when we first got on the tricycle at the Joy Bus terminal and a laminated tourist spots card was staring at me as I took my seat. There is a card with the list of popular destinations that visitors can visit, this town means business when it comes to tourism, and it’s a good thing in my books.
When we got to Secret Spot in Sabang Beach, the eyes were immediately drawn on the imposing mountain range that is the Sierra Madre. The mountains curves and gentle peaks go on and on, that and the still calm waves on shore gave this comforting feeling that we have made the right decision to go to Baler instead of somewhere with a colder weather for our trip this summer.
These here are just some of the pictures taken during our 4D / 3N Baler trip. Yep, not even 5% of all pics taken haha. I’ll be blogging more about my favorite activities and destinations in Aurora’s capital town separately. For now, let me just say that Baler surprises, in a wonderful way.
Enjoy! Come visit Baler!
THE BEST OF BALER
Golden fields of rice paddies as far as the eyes can see between the towns of San Luis and Baler, and the Sierra Madre mountain range that makes the view oh-s0-lovely!
Baler is Surfing~
Going into the water, riding the waves~
Charlie’s Point comes the big waves!
Sabang Beach where the action happens
Ahhhh, the majestic Balete!
Climb, climb away!
Or go inside the Balete tree
NIA Dam ~ a place to swim and have a picnic
Run from a tsunami to Ermita Hill
He is the man, Manuel Luis Quezon, Commonwealth First President
And this is the house of Manuel’s beloved ~ Maria Aurora, whom the province is named after.
Visit the museum, learn history.
This is the presidential car~
The Baler Siege was on this church
Be different, be bold, eat well.
Something we could not afford haha
Local delicacies for pasalubong, don’t worry they’re cheap ^_^
The way to the mother falls’ Ditumabo Falls
Sway, sway, sway
Above the river mouth
Lukso Lukso Islet 😀
Thank you Baler, Salamat Aurora!
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Ditumabo Mother Falls
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