Aside from professional surfers, aspiring surfers are also encouraged to visit Baler. Locals residing near the beach offers surfing lessons including surfboard rentals in reasonable price. In less than an hour, you will find yourself standing on the board and dancing through the waves.
How to get there?
I suggest securing a seat at Genesis Transport Inc (650 pesos) because they offer direct trips going to Baler. From Cubao, the first trip leaves at 3:00am with trips happening at one hour intervals while the last trip leaves at 7:30am. However in case you miss those schedule, you may take Victory Liner bus going to Cabanatuan (185 pesos). Then from Cabanatuan, you'll find vans or baby buses (170 pesos) that can take you straight to Baler. Travel time is 6-7 hours.
For more information regarding the bus schedules you may call:
(02) 709.0803 / (02) 421.1425 - Genesis Transport Inc
(02) 833-4403 / (02) 833-5019 - Victory Liner
|Me and Baron playing Frisbee (photo from Rons Nebre)|
|Where we stayed during this trip|
Double bed room - 700 pesos
Double bed + single bed room - 950 pesos
2 single bed room (w/ ac) - 1050 pesos
Double bed room (w/ ac) - 1150 pesos
Double bed room (w/ ac and hot shower) - 1500 pesos
Double bed + single bed room (w/ ac) - 1500 pesos
|Lets GO surfing! (photo from Rons Nebre)|
|Ask your instructor if you have question in mind (photo from Rons Nebre)|
|The newbies - Aiza, Baron and me (photo from Rons Nebre)|
|Goofy surfer - standing on the board with right foot forward (photo from Rons Nebre)|
|Eteng is really enjoying this sport! (photo from Rons Nebre)|
|Its all about balancing (photo from Rons Nebre)|
The Giant Balete Tree
Penetrate the inner chamber of Asia's largest balete tree. You can go inside this 600 years old tree and go up with the help of children who offer tour and guide inside the Balete.
|Eteng finding her way up|
|Just waiting for my turn|
This tour requires trekking to reach the mother falls. Ditumabo falls is the largest falls in Aurora.
|Extra caution here (photos from Rons Nebre)|
|The beauty of Ditumabo Falls (photos from Rons Nebre)|
| (photos from Rons Nebre)|
Have a quick tour and explore the history of Aurora. You'll enjoy this place even if you're not a fan of history because of the items they have inside.
|Look at the detailed design on the museum's wall (photo from Rons Nebre)|
2 days of stay is enough to experience all these things. So enjoy and stay safe!