BALER

So far, I’m compiling things to do in Baler. It’s an easy trip because tour guides are available almost everywhere and for P800 split into two or a group of three, touring around the province is worthwhile.

HOW TO GET THERE

Bus

You can take the direct trip of Genesis Bus Lines. http://www.genesistransport.com.ph/mgcti/destination_baler.html

You can take the bus to Cabanatuan and get to Baler proper by taking another bus. But Genesis has a “direct” trip to Baler which via Cabanatuan. Travel time is 6 to 7 hours. (P400 as of this writing)

You can avail the convenience of a luxury trip by paying a little bit more than their usual fare.  The buses have wi-fi connection and comfortable chairs. It’s also rumoured that the buses have their own bathroom inside the bus. Travel time is faster by around 2 hours. (P650)

Your own vehicle

Which we didn’t dare. Get a Google Map App for this.

SOME SORT OF AN ITINERARY

MOTHER FALLS

If you’re into trekking and hiking, this is for you. Read this link for our own adventure in finding the mother falls of them all.

SABANG BEACH

Learn to surf. Ready at least P300 per hour for the training. We took the lessons from Aliya Surf School, which had a cool trainor, Kuya Mike.

BALETE TREE

I am not into this, my by friends were so I was dragged into tricycles and became the photographer of the enchanted.

ERMITA HILL

This offers a good view of the entire Baler Bay. It’s nice if you like seeing the sea and the vast expanse of it.

EAT AT GERRY’S

It’s load of food packed in a P120 bill.

DIGISIT BEACH

Near the Digisit Falls. This is a good place to, you know, take a swim and take photos.

HISTORIC TOUR

This consists of

a)    The Baler Museum

b)    Quezon’s Ancestral House Slash Museum

c)    Some visits to churches (which we didn’t do)

VISIT TO OTHER TOWNS

Don’t limit yourselves to Baler itself. Aurora has a lot of options to play with. Take for example what we did – we stayed at a hotel 30 minutes from Sabang. Although yes, it’s a pain in the… pockets and it takes a lot of time travelling to and fro Sabang, but it’s worth the drive especially if you’re into seeing other beaches like Ampere Beach.

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