Discovering Baler: Hunting for the best deals in Pasalubong

Posted on January 1, 2016

No out of town trip is complete without finding the best deals in Pasalubong (souvenirs). So we asked Kuya Boyet to take us around downtown Baler to hunt for stores that offer the most affordable trinkets and souvenirs for our friends and family. Here is a list of the stores where we found the best deals in Pasalubong at Baler: 1. LRT Store Location: Quezon St, Baler, Aurora We loved their affordable shirts and key chains. They also have anRead More

A food guide featuring some of the best restaurants in Baler

Posted on December 31, 2015

When in Baler, the options on where to eat seem endless. There are numerous food stalls in the town proper as well as restaurants around the urban center offering a good variety of flavorful dishes and price points that fit one’s budget. Another thing that we love most about Baler was that food in most restaurants were affordable, had hefty servings, and were of good quality. For those exploring Baler, here’s a rundown of some of the best restaurants where you can haveRead More

Discovering Baler: Hearty Breakfast at Costa Pacifica’s The Beach House

Posted on December 31, 2015

Probably the highlight of our stay at Costa Pacifica was our buffet breakfast at The Beach House. As with our previous hotel breakfasts, we looked forward to this one, excited to taste the flavors Costa Pacifica had to offer. When we arrived for breakfast, we were not disappointed to see the huge spread with piles of crispy bacon as the centerpiece. We skipped appetizers and proceeded to mains. I filled half of my plate with strips of crunchy bacon, thenRead More

Discovering Baler: Romantic Dinner at Costa Pacifica’s The Beach House

Posted on December 31, 2015

Too lazy to go downtown for dinner, we decided to try The Beach House, Costa Pacifica’s signature restaurant. The restaurant was very roomy, with an open entrance and high ceiling. Orbs of light hung from the ceiling, like glowing bubbles illuminating the entire space. Surprisingly, the restaurant was not air-conditioned although the large sliding glass walls were open, letting the sea breeze in. Despite the humid air, the sound of the waves from Sabang Beach provided a touch of allureRead More

Discovering Baler: Staying at Casitas Bed and Breakfast

Posted on December 26, 2015

When I was searching for an overnight accommodation in Baler, Casitas Bed and Breakfast caught our fancy amidst the multitude of home stays, inns and transient houses because of its limited occupancy (which means no overcrowding), well-designed rooms and affordable room rate that is already inclusive of buffet breakfast at its sister establishment, Bay’s Inn. Booking was a breeze because their staff was very accommodating and easy-to-talk-to, considering that we inquired four days before we went to Baler and bookedRead More

Discovering Baler: Staying at Costa Pacifica

Posted on December 25, 2015

If you are up for a romantic and luxurious stay in Baler, then Costa Pacifica is the place to go. Opened just about three years ago, the Angara-owned Costa Pacifica is a premier hotel and resort in this surfing town. During its maiden year of operation, Costa Pacifica was managed by the Raintree Hospitality Group, the same experts that used to manage luxury resort Misibis Bay in Cagraray Island, Albay, Discovery, and Discovery Hotels. It was designed by the famousRead More

Discovering Baler: Going Around Town

Posted on December 13, 2015

To see the most popular sights in Baler, you only need a day or two depending on where you are staying, the places you would want to visit, and on how long you would stay in one location. The best way to go around town is via tricycle. The standard tricycle rate for a day of roaming is P800. We were very fortunate to have met a driver who was very professional and who was conversant with the different touristRead More

Discovering Baler: The Journey

Posted on November 21, 2015

Surfing season in Baler peaks during the winter monsoon months (locally known as amihan) which typically begin around November until summer of the following year. Baler, once a sleepy town in Aurora province some 230 km. northeast of Manila, has become a favorite surfing and eco-tourism destination because of its proximity to the capital. Baler is quite young in the tourism scene; it was only around 3 years ago when it began enjoying popularity as a tourist spot. Nonetheless, residentsRead More

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