Showing posts with label Aurora. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Aurora. Show all posts

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Aniao Islets & White Beach Resort in Baler, Aurora Province

Aniao Twin Islets in Aurora Province. With this stunning rock formation, white sand and crystal blue water. This is the perfect spot in Aurora Province and less crowd like in Sabang Beach which is a lot of surfer there. It's a kilometer white sand beach resort, great nipa hut cottages, and restaurant in the place. Nice pebbles at the beach and take pictures of blue clear water and swaying coconut trees. We dried ourselves off under the heat of the sun so we decided to take a rest in a while. Chill and Relax!

Head here if you have some time to spare during your visit to Baler. Just take a tricycle from Sabang Beach or Baler Town. Ranging from Php. 100-300 pesos for the whole trip.

Diguisit Beach & Rock Formation in Aurora Province

From Lukso-Lukso Falls, we proceed to Diguisit Beach And Rock Formation which about 1 kilometer away and this spot is overlooking view from the Ermita Hill, located at Barangay Zabali the eastern part of Aurora Province with pictures-tic  spot with crashing waves and one of the best spot in our tour. Make sure to use slippers or aqua shoes during your visit because there are a lot of rock and coral all over the place. Yes, there are a lot of big rocks here where you could strike a pose and feel the nature's ambiance which we did. We just dipped at this small basin or pool at the center of big rock before heading to Aniao Islets & it's white beach sand which ideal place for snorkeling and diving during a calm weather. This is the perfect spot to unwind, relax, swim and have some quiet time without having to go too far from Metro Manila. The clear blue sky and waves are truly a sight to behold and remember.

I think this is the place to take photos close to sunset. Happy Trip Everyone - Bisayang Manlalakbay Around the Philippines.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Bayler View Hotel: Accommodation in Baler, Aurora Province

Accommodation & Hotel in Baler. This hotel was a great find which is referred by our tricycle driver.  Bayler View Hotel is one of the most perfect spot-hotel in Sabang Beach, Baler Aurora which is the center of famous surfing, good food, good service, unique interior design and expect a lot of people in the area. Staying in Bayler View Hotel is worth the price, with affordable beachfront view of the beach and accessible to all places that needs to be visited in the area. About the foods? For me its okay, great and also reasonable priced. The staff and manager was very accommodating and friendly.  You can also watch the waves of Sabang Beach splash against the sand,  perfect sunset, or see beginner surfers struggle to stand on their surf boards like what we experienced on our second day. At the back of the hotel there are a lot of on going construction and it looks like it going  to be developed at the end of the year.

Overall, we had a great experience and stay here. I highly recommend staying & dining here especially if you have in a big group of friends and family. See you soon again Baler!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Lukso Lukso Falls in Aurora Province

We informed our driver to drop off to this falls along the highway. We had a quick dipped at Lukso-Lukso Falls before heading to Diguisit White Beach & Rock Formation. The falls has a small basin and cool water perfect to unwind. The height of the falls is estimated to 10 to 15 feet and good thing there is no visitor during our trip. This area is composed of three islets off the coast of Barangay Zabali, Baler  in Aurora Province. I love the waterfalls which is one of interesting place to visit. It was a fun and adventure time with Sally & Eds, enjoying the cool breeze and water. There is no entrance fee at the area but please maintain the cleanliness of the area.  

Ermita Hill: One of the Famous Spot in Aurora Province

From overlooking spot at the top of Ermita Hill, we took about 5 minutes down to this famous statue at side of the hill and can easily determined along the highway and leading to main entrance. This is a life-sized statue of 7 survivor from a tsunami in 1735 which is wiped the old town of Baler and killing hundreds or even thousand people as per Manong/Tricyle Driver. You'll also found this tidal wave sculpture known as " Tromba Marina".  The area is well-maintained and serves as one of the famous tourist spot in the Province. Did you know that Ermita Hill is also known as "Point Baja Hill"  and located just outside Baler town. After taking photos at this monument we proceed to Aniao Islets, Lukso-Lukso Falls and Diguisit Falls & Rock Formation.

Overlooking Baler at Ermita Hill in Aurora Province

Yes, finally got a perfect shot of Baler situated at Ermita Hill, about 2,700 feet above sea level and one of the highest mountain in town which is perfect to unwind, relax & enjoy. Aside from the overlooking view there is a wide open space that is used for some of their activities and festivals and surrounded with cottages that you can rest in. On the top you can experience best scenic view of Baler Bay & Sabang Beach or just witness the sunset during the afternoon. Happy Trip Everyone - Bisayang Manlalakbay Around the Philippines.

The White Cross at Ermita Hill, Aurora Province

Sorry if this post took quite some time since I am busy of planning and conceptualizing event in a corporate company. This was the start of our tricycle tour around Baler in Aurora Province. We're passing through the road of Sabang Beach which is the surfing area of Baler is located. Just about 20 minutes away from the town proper and the uphill road is quite steep which our tricycle service might not be able to go up, so you will have to do an extra effort and a few climb going up to the hill. This area is open to everyone from 6:00AM to 7:00PM and no entrance free.  About 280+ steps up to see this big white cross facing the town of Baler & nearby areas of Aurora Province. Did you know that this gigantic white cross is being lighted by night. A long walk to the top of the hill is worth it and challenging, we saw this helmet crab passing through our way down to the hill. Next post: Ermita Hill & Overlooking Spot etc...

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Awesome Chysler Limousine at Doña Aurora House

At the side of Doña Aurora House is a glass garage which you'll saw this 1936 Black & Silver Chyeler Limousine. It's look beautiful and expensive car that time. I don't know if the car is function-able or can still be driven. As per caretaker, this is the official car of the President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and certified by the Vintage Car Club of the Philippines with the plate number 1.

Side Trip at Doña Aurora House in Baler, Aurora

Another historical landmark in Baler, Aurora which is located at Rizal Street corner San Luis Street. This ancestral house is the reconstruction of the original house, Doña Aurora Aragon Quezon the first lady of Manuel L. Quezon. This nipa hut old ancestral house build in 1980's and there is no entrance fee. Note: This old house is not open during Sunday and near across the Baler Catholic Church.

A Quick Look of Quezon Memorial Park in Baler

Quezon Park in Baler, Aurora where visitors can get a good view of the place. Quiet, clean and has a relaxing ambiance all over the place. Known to be the birthplace of Manuel L. Quezon, our first Philippine President. Baler is the capital of Aurora Province and this area is serves as a recreational park for everyone. In the middle of the park is the bronze statue of Manuel L Quezon, surrounded of tall trees, flowers,ornamental and hanging plants. This historical landmark can easily accessible by a tricycle, just hire from the terminal or market which ranging Php. 150-200 pesos for the whole day. You will experience the historical landmark of Baler. just passing through this area and other sites. 

Around the Museo De Baler in Aurora Province

About 6 hours bus trip, this province does not only attract local & tourist because of surfing site with this big waves but also known to have great historical landmark and home for our first President Manuel L Quezon which the province named after his wife " Aurora". The facade of the walkway is inspire to the Spanish Architecture which is surrounding view of plants and trees. The museum has a unique sculpture and mural outside with a great view of the park where the statue of Manuel L. Quezon is being placed at the center of the park. This mural was dedicate to the youth of Baler that they may always remember and strive to emulate the valor, self reliance and quiet heroism of their ancestors who all lovingly cared for their children and aspired to give them a better life by Sen. Edgardo J. Angara. We had a quick photo shot before heading to Doña Aurora Ancestral House, about 5 minutes away from the Museo De Baler.

Historical Marker: Baler Church in Aurora Province

One of the must-see tourist attraction. I remember this church when I first saw from the movie "Baler" starring Anne Curtis-Smith & Jericho Rosales - Actor and like to surf in Baler in Aurora Province. This is the first stop over of our 3 days trip in the province. Baler Catholic Church is also known as " The Siege of the Church of Baler". This historical landmark have a unique interior design and landscape outside the church. The church is not so big compared to other church in the country and great touristic background, simple yet elegant architecture design. Because we only have 1 day allotted to experience heritage tour, we maximized the whole day touring around the town proper of Baler. We took about 20 minutes at this church and visit other place around. After visiting the church, we proceed to the Museo De Baler located at the town proper, a few hundred meters away.



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