Saturday, February 22

Sample Baler 3D/2N Itinerary

Since summer is just a few weeks away, some of you may be wanting to spend time frolicking in the waves and finally have the guts to learn how to surf!

Baler is more than waves though.  It is the perfect destination for nature lovers, historical buffs and extreme sports adventurers!  I really had a great time during my 2012 stay here.  

Below is a sample itinerary for a 3D/2N stay in one of my favorite places in Luzon.  :-)



Yep! That is me! :-D


DAY 1 

2:00 AM    ETD Manila (Cubao)
9:00 AM    ETA Baler, Aurora
10:00 AM  Check-in/ Rest
12:00 PM  Lunch 
1:30 PM    Trike Tour: Diguisit Beach | Ermita Hill | Balete Park | Caunayan Falls etc.
5:00 PM    Beach-bumming, sunset-viewing
6:00 PM    Dinner
7:00 PM    Socials
10:00 PM   Lights off


DAY 2

7:00 AM   Lights on
8:00 AM   Breakfast
9:00 AM   Surfing lessons in Sabang Beach
12:00 PM  Lunch
1:00 PM    Rest
2:30 PM    Ditumabo Falls (Baler to San Luis)
5:00 PM    Beach-bumming, sunset-viewing
6:00  PM   Dinner
7:00 PM    Socials
10:00 PM  Lights off


DAY 3

5:30 AM   Lights on | Sunrise-viewing | Beach-bumming
7:30 AM   Breakfast
9:00 AM   Tour:  Museum | Aurora Quezon's Ancestral Home | Baler Church | Baler Town Hall etc
11:00 AM  Lunch
12:00 PM  Check-out
1:00 PM   ETD for Manila



Approximate travel time from Manila to Baler is around six hours.  Best to leave at dawn to maximize the rest of your first day.  


Bus options:  Genesis Bus Lines, New York St., Cubao, QC

Where we stayed:   Jam Jen's Lodge, Bahia I, Baler, Aurora
09215983588, 09162001731 look for Ate Marivic/Kuya Marlon.  Rates were at P600 for 2 persons during my visit.  Fan room with private toilet & bath.  Air-conditioned rooms are also offered. Location is not beach front but has a direct access to Sabang Beach.  You may contact to them to verify their updated rates.

Rates:  P800 - 2 pax, no heater/shower;  P1000 - 2 pax, with heater/shower;  P1400 - 2 pax, aircon, tv;  P1500 - 2 pax, aircon, tv, hot & cold shower;  P4000 - 6 pax, aircon, tv, hot & cold shower

Getting around:      Tricycles are the main mode of transportation in Baler.  If hiring one for your trike tour, make sure to look for drivers who has the Transport Sector as Tourism Front runners ID.  Rates may start at around P 800 per trike or depending on your haggling skills


Where we ate:        At local carinderias near the town hall: cheap and home-cooked
Aaliyah Surf Camp & Resort:  Located on Sabang Beach. Offers surfing lessons and   has a restaurant




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