A Weekend in Baler: The Jam-packed Itinerary for Weekend Warriors

If you can only spare a weekend for your trip to Baler, don't worry! There's still a lot of things you can fit into your quick visit. Weekend warriors, this jam-packed two-day itinerary's for you!

Staying in Baler for more than 2 days? Check this article out instead.

(Banner image by @neomark)

 

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DAY 1

 8:00 AM MILLENNIUM BALETE TREE  Photo by @ mrjuanderpalaboy

8:00 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

 9:00 AM DITUMABO or MOTHER FALLS  Photo by @ pinayblank

9:00 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 LUNCH AT GERRY SHAN'S or YOLLY'S  Photo by @ junetteciruelos

12:30 PM
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


 2:00 PM MUSEO DE BALER and DONA AURORA'S HOUSE  Photo by @ iamluckyboi

2:00 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

 3:30 PM SURF LESSONS AT SABANG BEACH  Photo by @ neomark

3:30 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

 5:00 PM SNACK AT BALER SURFER GRILL  Photo by @ seekertravels

5:00 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

5:30 PM
RELAX ON SABANG BEACH 

 

 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

 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 2

 6:30 AM BREAKFAST AT DIALYN'S BAKESHOP  Photo by @ don_nazareth

6:30 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

 7:30 AM DIGISIT BEACH  Photo by @ mybuhay

7:30 AM
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

 9:00 AM DICASALARIN COVE and LIGHTHOUSE  Photo by @ ryerentoy

9:00 AM
DICASALARIN COVE and LIGHTHOUSE

Photo by @ryerentoy

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


 12:30 PM LUNCH AT PADDLE OUT GRILL  Photo by @ seekertravels

12:30 PM
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

 1:30 PM PASALUBONG SHOPPING   Photo by @ seekertravels

1:30 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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