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Baler might be better known for its waves, but it also has beaches with unique features such as Diguisit Beach. The rock formations and islets, known as Aniao (also Anyao) Rock Formations and Lukso-lukso Islets or simply Diguisit Islets, nestled along the shore of Diguisit Beach. These rock formations are just some of the reasons that make Baler one of the best road trip destinations in Luzon.
How to Get There
Nearest Airport: Clark International Airport (Pampanga); Ninoy Aquino International Airport, also known as Manila International Airport (Manila)
- From Manila, board a bus bound for Baler (P500-750). Rates vary depending on the class of the seat. Genesis Bus and Joybus are offering Cubao-Baler route.
- Once in Baler, ride a tricycle to your hotel (P10-20/head). You can also hire a tricycle for a full-day or half-day tour. Let the driver know where you want to go.
The most convenient option is to bring your own car. Take the Manila-Cabanatuan-Baler route. From Cabanatuan, take the road leading to Baler. Travel time is five to six hours.
Entrance Fee and Other Charges
Entrance Fee: P20
Camping Fee: It depends on the resort. It usually ranges from free to P500.
Cottage Fee: P300 – P500 (Nipa Hut); P1000 – P4000 (Overnight Cottage/Room)
Tricycle Tour Rates: P300 (half day, good for 3 pax); P800 (whole day, good for 3 pax)
Others: Tour Guide Fee (P500); Mountain Bike Rental (P35/hr, P300/day); Motorbike Rental (Around P800/day); Van Rental (P2500/day, good for 10 pax)
- The place is good for taking photos.
- People usually go here not to swim but to see the rock formations and explore a bit.
- If you are an avid rock climber, you can test your climbing skill here. But take extra precaution. Before doing that, ask your guide (or the resort personnel) first for permission.
- You may opt to stay overnight in one of the resorts if you want to avoid the crowd. If you want to take a dip, there are resorts with swimming pools. Check your trusted booking site for resort details.
- The rocks (and corals) are sharp, so wear thick footwear. It can also get too slippery. Be careful while exploring. Follow the rules and listen to your guide’s advice.
- Have enough cash on hand as there are only a few ATMs in town.
- Bring your power bank to keep your cameras and phones charged.
- Don’t leave your things unattended.
- Leave nothing but footprints.
If You Have More Time and Budget
- Explore other attractions including Ditumabo Falls, the 600-year-old balete tree, Cemento Beach, Dicasalarin Cove, Diguisit Falls, Sabang Beach and others.
- You can also go to Ermita Hill and enjoy the view of Sabang Beach, Cemento Beach, and other nearby areas. You can also climb up the PAGASA Station Tower where you can have a nice view of Dicasalarin Cove and Diguisit Beach. It is located several meters beyond Dicasalarin entrance.
- Other attractions are Baler Church, Baler Museum, Aurora House, Hanging Bridge, and Ampere Beach (about an hour drive from the town center).
Where to Stay
There are few accommodations in the area, but there are plenty of different types of accommodations lining the coast of Sabang. Here are some of the top accommodations according to Agoda users (as of October 2017).
Costa Pacifica Resort
Playa Azul Baler
Blue Coco Baler Beach House
Nalu Surf Camp