I’ve been eyeing for so may destinations in Luzon but Baler was not on my Travel Bucket list until I’ve found a very affordable online deal for an overnight stay at Baylerview Hotel via Ensogo. So my hubby and I decided to booked for a stay last December 2012, and we’re so very glad we did… pictures below will tell you the story why:
Baler is the capital and oldest municipality of Aurora Province, it is the seat of government and the center for trade and industry. The most progressive town in Aurora, Baler commands the most resorts, public institutions and facilities, as well as business establishments.
THE NESTLING PLACE.
For more info you can contact them via:
Mobile: +639273638735 (GLOBE) or +639192863105 (SMART).
Check out more of the hotel pictures here.
WHAT TO DO IN BALER.
Beside from surfing, there are still a lot of sights that tourists can gaze in awe while in Baler. My hubby and I rented a tricycle after we check in, we just have one whole day to explore this place. With P800.00 you can ask Manong to tour you around, don’t forget to bring water and snacks because you will be needing this believe me, sari-sari stores are hard to find on some tourist spot listed below.
THE BEAUTIFUL FALLS.
Seeing these majestic water-wonders will always remind me of how beautiful Baler is, I really hope our next generation will still experience this adventures of mine 🙂
More pictures of Baler Falls here.
IF YOU LOVE THE BEACH.
Baler offers beaches other than its popular surf spots, each with enchanting rock formations and their own unique charm.
Check out more pictures of Disigit Beach here.
BALER FISH PORT.
The Fishport is situated along the coast of Cemento Beach. This is where ships take on or discharge cargo from the nearby towns and provinces.
Check out more pictures of Disigit Beach here.
THE SACRED ERMITA HILL.
Manong told us that long time ago (1735 to be exact) there was a huge Tsunami on Baler, few people have escaped this incident by climbing the hills.
Check out more pictures of Ermita Hill here.
This park contains a 600-year-old balete tree that was designated the official “Millennium Tree” of The Philippines. It is the largest tree of its kind in Asia, and it would take 60 grown men, holding one another at arm’s length, to encircle its gigantic trunk.
Due to its age, the tree’s thick roots have grown above ground, such that caves have formed under various sections of the trunk. This unique tree has generated national media attention and is now the most visited tourist spot in Aurora.
Check out more pictures of Mellinium Tree here.
MUSEO DE BALER.
One effective way to learn about the place that you are visiting is the Museum, as a travel fanatic we never miss this to drop by at the museum and beside it’s your free ticket to know the place.
HOW TO GET HERE.
The province can be accessed from Manila via two routes, the Canili-Pantabangan road and the Baler-Bongabon Road. The former leads into the town of Maria Aurora. Some portions of the road are very steep. The latter route leads to the town of San Luis and ends in Baler. This route is more commonly used. The use of public transportation is recommended for traveling to Baler. Driving a personal vehicle to Baler may be difficult, given the long drive through rough, narrow and zigzagging mountain roads. Through the joint efforts of Senator Edgardo Angara and Governor Bella Angara-Castillo, the Baler-Bongaban Road has been largely paved with cement. This cuts travel time by almost two hours, making it a more comfortable trip for private vehicle travelers. Sport utility vehicles are highly recommended.From time to time, the Baler-Bongabon road is inaccessible due to landslides and typhoons.Travelers are advised to contact locals, local government offices or public transportation companies which have routes to/from Aurora for information on which route is ideal to use at any given time.
Your own vehicle. Estimated travel time is 5-6 hours. If this is your first time to visit Baler, we recommend the next transpo option.
Cubao-Baler Bus. Estimated travel time is 5-8 hours (Ordinary Bus, Airconditioned Bus) or 4 hours (Deluxe Bus with no stopovers)
Genesis Bus Ordinary 400.00 (48 passenger-seat)
Genesis Bus DeLuxe 500.00 (18 passenger-seat)
Joy Bus Executive Coach 650.00 (no stop over, with lavatory, snacks, pillow and blanket, stewardess)
Bus Terminal: Dagupan Bus Lines. New York Street, Cubao, Quezon City, Manila.
Telephone Numbers: + 63 2 727 2330, + 63 2 929 6123, + 63 2 928 5639, + 63 2 727 2330, + 63 2 727 2287
For those who want to have a fast travel (45 minutes) from Manila to Baler a community airport named, Dr. Juan C. Angara Airport is available for you.