The Perfect 3-Day Baler Itinerary for Your Next Road Trip

Long weekend coming up? Baler is the perfect destination for a short, 3-day road trip! If you're into the great outdoors, lots of cheap and delicious seafood (and pako salad!), with a few historical stops, then keep reading:  

If you're only in Baler for 2 days, check out our jam-packed 2-day Baler itinerary instead.

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DAY 1

 11:00 AM MILLENNIUM BALETE TREE  Photo by @ mrjuanderpalaboy

11:00 AM
MILLENNIUM BALETE TREE

Photo by @mrjuanderpalaboy

Notes:
- Go before heading into the town proper
- Walk inside the tree or climb up!
- The guides take very good panoramic and jump shots!
- Enjoy fresh buko juice

Duration: 20 to 40 minutes
Budget: P10 entrance fee

 12:00 NN LUNCH AT GERRY SHAN'S or YOLLY'S   Photo by @  junetteciruelos

12:00 NN
LUNCH AT GERRY SHAN'S or YOLLY'S

Photo by @junetteciruelos

Notes:
- Head to Gerry Shan's for a cheap buffet but get ready to wait in line
- Go to Yolly's next door for cheap seafood

Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours for Gerry Shan's
Budget: P200 for Gerry Shan's

 1:30 PM MUSEO DE BALER and DONA AURORA'S HOUSE   Photo by @  iamluckyboi

1:30 PM
MUSEO DE BALER and DONA AURORA'S HOUSE

Photo by @iamluckyboi

Notes:
- Entrance fee admits you to both places
- Lots of photo opportunities!

Duration: 45 to 90 minutes
Budget: P30 entrance fee


 3:00 PM SURF LESSONS AT SABANG BEACH   Photo by @  neomark

3:00 PM
SURF LESSONS AT SABANG BEACH

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

 4:30 PM SNACK AT BALER SURFER GRILL   Photo by @  seekertravels

4:30 PM
SNACK AT BALER SURFER GRILL

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- It's easy to spot this yellow beetle!
- Refreshments are sold right beside it

Duration: N/A
Budget: P89 for a regular meal, P200 for a large meal

 5:30 PM RELAX ON SABANG BEACH     Photo by @  celinasolcruz

5:30 PM
RELAX ON SABANG BEACH  

Photo by @celinasolcruz


 7:00 PM DINNER AT KUSINA LUNTIAN   Photo by @  aidzhernandez

7:00 PM
DINNER AT KUSINA LUNTIAN

Photo by @aidzhernandez

Notes:
- Home-cooked Filipino meals served on banana leaves. Order the pako salad!
- Waiting time is quite long. They cook food upon ordering.

Duration: N/A
Budget: P100

 
 

Only in Baler for 2 days?


DAY 2

 7:00 AM BREAKFAST AT DIALYN'S BAKESHOP   Photo by @  don_nazareth

7:00 AM
BREAKFAST AT DIALYN'S BAKESHOP

Photo by @don_nazareth

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

Duration: N/A
Budget: P80

 8:00 AM DITUMABO or MOTHER FALLS   Photo by @  pinayblank

8:00 AM
DITUMABO or MOTHER FALLS

Photo by @pinayblank

Notes:
- Best to wear slippers as it gets slippery
- Get a guide to navigate the way safely
- Go early to avoid the crowds

Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Budget: P30 entrance / environmental fee, P300 for tour guide, not required

 12:30 PM PAG-ASA WEATHER STATION   Photo by @  ryerentoy

12:30 PM
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


 1:00 PM LUNCH AT DICASALARIN COVE PIZZA PARLOR   Photo by @  seekertravels

1:00 PM
LUNCH AT DICASALARIN COVE PIZZA PARLOR

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- The pizza parlor is within the Dicasalarin Cove premises. You must enter (and pay the entrance fee first) to eat here.

Duration: N/A
Budget: P250 budget

 2:00 PM DICASALARIN COVE and LIGHTHOUSE  Photo by @ artespresso

2:00 PM
DICASALARIN COVE and LIGHTHOUSE

Photo by @artespresso

Notes:
- Good for swimming
- Not a lot of people, unlike in Sabang
- Climb up the hill to the Baler Lighthouse

Duration: 2 to 4 hours
Budget: P300

 5:30 PM SUNSET AT DIGISIT BEACH   Photo by @  mybuhay

5:30 PM
SUNSET AT DIGISIT BEACH

Photo by @mybuhay

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

Duration: 30 to 60 minutes
Budget: FREE


 7:00 PM DINNER AT BAYLER VIEW   Photo by @  seekertravels

7:00 PM
DINNER AT BAYLER VIEW

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Nice beach front views
- Known for value-for-money meals and their famous chocnut turon dessert!
- With a big group? Get their iced tea tower

Duration: N/A
Budget: P250 budget

 9:00 PM DRINKS AT YELLOW FIN   Photo by @  towerofsweet

9:00 PM
DRINKS AT YELLOW FIN

Photo by @towerofsweet

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.

Duration: N/A
Budget: P200

 


DAY 3

 5:30 AM SUNRISE AT AMPERE BEACH, DIPACULAO  Photo by @ dretanjangco

5:30 AM
SUNRISE AT AMPERE BEACH, DIPACULAO

Photo by @dretanjangco

Notes:
- A stone beach right off the coastal road
- Not for swimming, but good for picture-taking! It's best to go a few minutes before sunrise.

Duration: 20 to 40 minutes
Budget: FREE

 7:30 AM SURF AT SABANG BEACH (AGAIN!)  Photo by @ taraibamit

7:30 AM
SURF AT SABANG BEACH (AGAIN!)

Photo by @taraibamit

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

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

 9:00 AM BREAKFAST AT HUNGRY SURFER BY BAY'S INN   Photo by @  seekertravels

9:00 AM
BREAKFAST AT HUNGRY SURFER BY BAY'S INN

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Offers breakfast and dinner buffet
- Check out the buffet menu first before ordering. They also offer a la carte meals.

Duration: N/A
Budget: P200 budget


 10:30 AM BUY SUMAN FOR PASALUBONG   Photo by @  seekertravels

10:30 AM
BUY SUMAN FOR PASALUBONG

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Can find locals selling all across the beach
- This local suman is naturally sweet; no need to add sugar!

Duration: N/A
Budget: P100 for 21 pieces

 10:45 AM DESSERT AT GROUNDSWELL CAFE   Photo by @  seekertravels

10:45 AM
DESSERT AT GROUNDSWELL CAFE

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Grab a cup of coffee for the ride home
- Perfect place to read a book and relax
- Found right behind Costa Pacifica

Duration: N/A
Budget: P150 for coffee

 12:00 NN LUNCH AT PADDLE OUT GRILL   Photo by @  seekertravels

12:00 NN
LUNCH AT PADDLE OUT GRILL

Photo by @seekertravels

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

Duration: N/A
Budget: P200


 1:00 PM PASALUBONG SHOPPING    Photo by @  seekertravels

1:00 PM
PASALUBONG SHOPPING 

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Bring home peanut butter, local suman and surfboard-shaped keychains
- Get bread to take home from Dialyn's Bakeshop too!

Duration: N/A
Budget: P150

 
 

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