BALER | Trekking to Mother Falls

Baler-Trekking to Mother Falls1Wrapping up my Baler travel diary (see first & second here) with trekking to Mother Falls (also known as Dimatubo Falls). From our guesthouse, it took 30-45min drive to reach Barangay Dimatubo in the town of San Luis. In checkpoint station, we paid for entrance fee (P30/head) and were escorted by a tour guide (P300). There’s also a parking fee (P30) in the main entrance of the attraction so make sure to bring enough budget for these expenses.

BALER | Surf at Sabang

Baler-Surf at Sabang1Aside from being a home for historical landmarks and birthplace of former President Manuel Quezon, Baler is also one of the popular surfing spots in the country. I was glad that we stayed in guesthouse overlooking Sabang Beach and we’re only meters away from surfboard rentals. Fast fact about me: I can’t swim (swear I’m trying!) and have this fear of big waves so Fhabs took a lot of convincing for me to give surfing a try.

BALER | Beauty in the East

Baler-Beauty in the East1Posting about my second summer trip (see first herefor this year – BALER! It’s situated in the heart of Aurora province and actually a tricky sight. And when I mean tricky, Sabang beach is quite invisible to the eyes reaching the town as it’s hiding behind the lush mountains. After 5 to 6-hr drive, we reached our first stop – Old Balete Tree in Maria Aurora.