ABOUT BALER

Dubbed the birthplace of Philippine surfing, Baler's surfing roots originated from the surfing scenes of the classic film, Apocalypse Now. Baler's great waves, unspoiled nature, fresh seafood and laidback vibe will keep you coming back!

 

PRO TIPS:

  • Bring sunblock
  • Surfing isn't the only thing you can do here!
  • Buy peanut butter & suman as pasalubong


THINGS TO DO


 SURF LESSONS  Photo by @ neomark

SURF LESSONS

Photo by @neomark

Notes:
- Wear a rash guard
- Can find instructors all around the beach

Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Budget: P350 per hour, with instructor
Location: Sabang Beach

 AMPERE BEACH  Photo by @ dretanjangco

AMPERE BEACH

Photo by @dretanjangco

Notes:
- Stone beach beside road
- Not for swimming, but good for picture-taking
- Go a few minutes before sunrise

Duration: 20 to 40 minutes
Budget: FREE
Location: Dipaculao

 MUSEO DE BALER  Photo by @ iamluckyboi

MUSEO DE BALER

Photo by @iamluckyboi

Notes:
- Entrance fee admits you to Dona Aurora's house too
- Lots of photo opportunities!

Duration: 45 to 90 minutes
Budget: P30
Location: Quezon St., Poblacion

 DICASALARIN COVE  Photo by @ artespresso

DICASALARIN COVE

Photo by @artespresso

Notes:
- Good for swimming
- Private beach, not a lot of people
- Climb up the hill to the Baler Lighthouse

Duration: 2 to 4 hours
Budget: P300
Location: Brgy. Zabali

 PAG-ASA WEATHER STATION  Photo by @ ryerentoy

PAG-ASA WEATHER STATION

Photo by @ryerentoy

Notes:
- Go up to the roof for the best view of the nearby Dicasalarin Cove

Duration: 10 to 20 minutes
Budget: FREE
Location: Brgy. Zabali

 DIGISIT BEACH  Photo by @ mybuhay

DIGISIT BEACH

Photo by @mybuhay

Notes:
- Rocks are sharp and slippery. Wear footwear
- Nipa huts available for rent
- Good picnic area

Duration: 30 to 60 minutes
Budget: FREE
Location: Brgy. Zabali

 DITUMABO FALLS (OR MOTHER FALLS)  Photo by @ pinayblank

DITUMABO FALLS (OR MOTHER FALLS)

Photo by @pinayblank

Notes:
- Best to wear slippers as it gets slippery
- Go early to avoid the crowds

Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Budget: P30 entrance / environmental fee, P300 for tour guide
Location: Brgy. Ditumabo, San Luis

 MILLENNIUM BALETE TREE  Photo by @ seekertravels

MILLENNIUM BALETE TREE

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Walk inside the tree or climb up
- Guides take very good panoramic and jump shots
- Fresh buko juice sold here

Duration: 20 to 40 minutes
Budget: P10
Location: Maria Aurora


RESTAURANTS


 GROUNDSWELL CAFE  Photo by @ seekertravels

GROUNDSWELL CAFE

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Perfect place to read a book and relax
- Also a surf shop

Budget: P150 for coffee
Location: Charlie Does, Buton St., Sabang

 HUNGRY SURFER BY BAY'S INN  Photo by @ seekertravels

HUNGRY SURFER BY BAY'S INN

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Offers breakfast and dinner buffet
- Also offer a la carte meals

Budget: P200
Location: Sabang Beach

 BALER SURFER GRILL  Photo by @ seekertravels

BALER SURFER GRILL

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Food grilled inside a yellow beetle's makeshift stove
- Refreshments are sold right beside it

Budget: P89 for a regular meal, P200 for a large meal
Location: Sabang Beach

 PADDLE OUT GRILL  Photo by @ seekertravels

PADDLE OUT GRILL

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Known for their grilled seafood, chicken inasal and, surprisingly, bibimbap
- Newly opened

Budget: P200
Location: Labasin St., Sabang

 YELLOW FIN BAR & GRILL  Photo by @ johntanchuco

YELLOW FIN BAR & GRILL

Photo by @johntanchuco

Notes:
- Be prepared for a long wait
- If you come here for lunch, there aren't as many menu options. They restock right before dinner time.

Budget: P200
Location: Buton St., Sabang

 DIALYN'S BAKESHOP  Photo by @ don_nazareth

DIALYN'S BAKESHOP

Photo by @don_nazareth

Notes:
- Known for kiwi cupcakes, dulce de leche cake and yema bread
- Sells out quickly. Call to reserve if you can

Budget: P80
Location: Labasin St., Sabang

 KUSINA LUNTIAN  Photo by @ aidzhernandez

KUSINA LUNTIAN

Photo by @aidzhernandez

Notes:
- Home-cooked Filipino meals on banana leaves
- Known for the pako salad
- Food is cooked upon ordering

Budget: P100
Location: Dela Torre St., Sabang

 YOLLY'S IHAW-IHAW AND SEAFOOD RESTO  Photo by @ junetteciruelos

YOLLY'S IHAW-IHAW AND SEAFOOD RESTO

Photo by @junetteciruelos

Notes:
- Small 'carinderia' known for their cheap seafood
- Gerry Shan's buffet is right beside it

Budget: P150
Location: Recto St., Poblacion


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