A one-night two-day weekend vacation in Baler is possible. Most tourists from Manila would leave Friday midnight, and arrive in Sabang before the sunrise. Here’s quick guide:
BALER AURORA TRAVEL GUIDE: How To Get There, Where to Stay, Things to Do, Itinerary, Where to Eat
MANILA TO BALER DIRECT TRIP. JOYBUS. The best, the fastest, and the most relaxing trip from Manila to Baler with no stopover is through Joybus Deluxe. They have two trips daily scheduled at 12MN and 1AM. The air-conditioned bus has reclining seats and a comfort room onboard. For Php650.00, you get a free snack, free wifi, blanket and pillow and a kit to freshen up (soap, toothbrush and toothpaste.) Since they only have two trips daily, it is recommended that you book in advance. Please contact them at these numbers: +6327090544 to 45 or +6324416834. They are stationed at 704 EDSA Corner New York St., Cubao, QC.
GENESIS BUS: They have 5 to 6 trips daily. The first trip departs at 3:00AM and the last trip leaves at 7:30AM. There is a one-hour interval in-between each trip. For inquiries and reservations, their contact numbers are +6327090803, +6328533115, +6324211422. Fare is about Php420.00
VICTORY LINER and BALIWAG TRANSIT. Ride a bus to take you to Cabanatuan City (about 3-4 hours,) then transfer to a bus or a van going straight to Baler (about 4 hours.) Fare: Approximately P420.00. The Victory bus terminal is located at #766 EDSA corner East Avenue, Quezon City (Contact number: +6329207396) while Baliwag Transit buses are stationed at Edsa, Cubao, Quezon City. Contact number: +6329123343
WHERE TO STAY: Please Click Here for a List of Baler Accommodation
WHERE TO GO / THINGS TO DO /ITINERARY: There’s more to Baler than surfing. Baler’s colorful history, culture, and amazing natural resources can surely make your visit rewarding and fun.
DAY 1 MORNING.
Visit Quezon Park, Museo de Baler, Old Municipal Hall, Aurora House, Baler Church, Ermita Hill, Baler Fish Port, Lukso Lukso Islets , Diguisit WaterFall, Diguisit Beach, and Aniao (Anyao) Islets .
DAY 1 AFTERNOON
Trek to Ditumabo Falls and Climb the Century Old Balete Tree.
It is best to hire a tricycle for this tour. This may cost approximately Php700-Php800 for 3-4 pax and it is important to let the driver know and agree to your list of destinations before the tour begins. TIP: Quezon Park, Museo de Baler, Old Municipal Hall, Aurora House, Baler Church are within the town center so you can just go to these spots after you check out from your hotel, and before going to the bus station. By doing this, you will be able to stay longer in the other spots mentioned in the list.
DAY 2 MORNING
Surf or Learn to Surf or Simply Relax and Watch Surfers at Sabang Beach. Surfing lesson rate: Php350 per hour, which includes board rental.
DAY 2 AFTERNOON
Check out from the hotel, buy pasalubong, or do the heritage walk (as suggested above) before going back to Manila.
If you have more days to spend, other spots in the nearby towns are: Caunayan Falls, Ampere Beach, Borlongan Beach, Banju Springs, Cemento Beach , Dicasalarin Cove, Casapsapan beach, Motiong beach, Bulawan waterfalls, Balete Park, and Dimasalang waterfalls and a lot more.
WHERE TO EAT:
SHANE EATERY @ROLLING STORE: Carinderia. Surfer’s Choice.
BAYLER’S RESTAURANT. Simple yet yummy, with a view.
GERRY SHAN’S PLACE. Unbelievably cheap but delicious
YELLOW FIN BAR AND GRILL. Big servings at a low price.
BAY’S INN HOME. Home cooked food at affordable price.
I hope this helps! Have a great weekend!