I am up for a challenge this 2018. I promised myself a year full of adventures and new experiences. Baler has always been in my list of places to visit in the Philippines. It is known as one of the country’s best spot to learn surfing. For a non-swimmer like me…that is the challenge.
Baler, the capital of Aurora province, is located in Luzon. It can be reached by bus from Manila with a travel time of 5-6 hours. Aurora captivates the crowd with its natural beauty. Its stunning beaches, breathtaking waterfalls, sprawling fields, and other natural attractions have captured my wandering soul.
Here is our 3 days 2 nights itinerary and list of expenses:
12:00 mn – Genesis Bus Terminal Cubao to Baler – Php450
5:15am – arrived in Baler bus terminal. Tricycle ride to SMART Beach house – Php15
5:30am- arrived at SMART Beach House – Php 2,000 per night (for 3 pax)
8:00am- Day tour – Php800 (for 3 pax)
*Ermita Hill – entrance fee Php15
*Lukso-lukso islets – entrance fee Php20
*Balete Eco Park- entrance fee Php15
*RV Cacao Farm (we customized itinerary and chose this instead of going to Mother falls)
*Aurora Quezon’s House
4:30am – Travel to Ampere Beach -Php300 (for 3 pax)
6:30am – Back to Baler, Breakfast
7:00am – Explore town
SURF! SURF! SURF! – Php 300 for an hour of surfing inclusive of surf board and instructor
8:30 – We attended Mass at Baler Church
Pasalubong Center, Baler Market
Check out from SMART Beach house
11:00am – Genesis Bus back to Manila – Php450
Budget: 4,000 per person
Note: There are meals available for Php100 or less.
Tricycle ride is Php15- minimum fare.