It’s more than just sand and surf!
I had a great weekend escape in Baler, and I wanted to share some tips and things to do. The city makes it all the more appealing for a quick weekend trip. It provides a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, one that will truly help you relax and unwind.
Costa Pacifica, Baler
HOW TO GET THERE:
From Tarlac, Baler is a 3-4 hour drive, but if you want to commute, which I did, you can ride a bus. From Tarlac Baliwag terminal to Cabanatuan. From there, you’ll have to transfer to a van or another bus to bring you to Baler.
Expenses: Baliwag Bus PHP70, Van 220 (Back and Forth fare is PHP520)
WHERE TO GO:
If Baler, Aurora is on your bucket list, here are some attractions you should visit while in town!
Surf’s up! You didn’t visit Baler for just swimming, so go surf in Sabang Beach. It’s PHP300 for an hour surfing lesson. It was a great experience, and I’m sure you’ll love the surfer feel when you get the vibe!
Ditumabo Mother Fall. If you get tired of the sand and sea, go for the cool mountain-fed waters of Ditumabo Waterfalls. An hour and a half trike ride from Sabang Beach and another 45 minutes of trekking and river crossing, and you’ll sure love the tropical vibe!
Expenses: PHP200 tour Guide (Required), PHP30 for the Environmental Fee
The Hanging bridge is nice for picture-taking. It crosses a wide river with a mountain in the background. Crossing the bridge is also a nice experience. You can feel its purpose for the locals to cross the other side. On the other side are souvenir shops and pasalubong stores.
Enchanting Aniao Islets! This spot is one of my favorites in Baler. A good stop for Instagram posts!
Expenses: PHP10 Entrance Fee
If you have more time and days, here are some additional places not to miss: