Baler Escapade : The Baler’s Town Plaza

We packed our things and left the transient house before 10 am. We were told last night that we will have three more destinations for our second and apparently our last day in Baler. If the plan will be followed, we will head to Digisit Beach and experience the white sand beauty of that place; the Ditumabo Falls and the Hanging Bridge too which connects two islands together. Before leaving the Baler though, we were once again taken to the Town Plaza of Baler for our Lunch.
UntitledLike I said from my previous Baler Entries, the town of Baler is relatively small and once you have reached the town plaza, you’ll be able to see all the notable and popular places in Baler such as the Baler Church, the Doña Aurora House and Museo De Baler. Sabang Beach is also a walking distance away from the plaza.20161120_131543tLocated at the side of the plaza is a letter standee of BALER which is perfect for a photo opportunity. Behind the standee is a tall monument which features four pillars facing the four different direction. It is called the Baler 400 Years Monument where the four pillars symbolized the 400 years of Baler History. Interestingly, it also looks like two surfing boards intersecting to each other which is really appropriate since the town is regarded as the surfing capital of the PhilippinesIMG_0565tIMG_0598tLocated in the center of the Town Plaza is the Baler’s Municipal hall. In front of the Municipal Hall is a wide open space of crisscrossing red bricks. IMG_0609tA uniquely-shaped Center stage where most of the town’s festivities are being held.
IMG_0612tIMG_0552tBaler’s town is rich in history and it is not really surprising to see a bunch of historical markers everywhere.
IMG_0604tIMG_0555tBeside the marker is an intriguing statue of “thinking” Rizal. I haven’t our National hero depicted in such poise.IMG_0559tA bust statue of Andress Bonifacion on the other side.IMG_0599tA bust statue of Manuel L QuezonIMG_0605tThe Doña Aurora House as seen from the town’s plazaIMG_0644tAnother historical marker located just beside the center stage20161120_131614t

After taking our lunch, we headed right away to our next destination but to our dismay we encountered something unexpected which changed our entire itinerary and I will share it with you on my next entry.

How to Get to Baler’s Town Plaza
►You can actually ride a Transit bus from Cubao via Genesis Bus which will take you directly to Baler. These airconditioned buses has daily trips from 3Am to 7:30 Am with 6-7 hours travel time. The fare would cost you around Php550-600 per head.
►You can ride a tricycle that will take you to the town plaza and from there, you may now explore those popular Baler destinations like Baler Church, Museo De Baler and Doña Aurora House

Where to Stay in Baler?
Knowing that Baler is one of the top tourist destinations in the country, finding a place to stay here is not really a big challenge but of course, it would be ideal and less hassle to book your reservations as early as possible. There are many budget hotels, transient houses and of course those luxury hotels to stay in. You can check our list of hotels in Baler and see which one suits your budget.

I will also share details about our transient house and other places to stay in Baler in my next entry

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In case you missed my previous entries, here are the links below!
►Baler Escapade
►Ampere Beach of Dipaculao
►The Enchanting Balete Tree of Aurora (Millennium Tree)
►Museo De Baler
►The Doña Aurora House
►The Historical Church of Baler (Baler Church)
►Sabang Beach
►Sunrise in Baler
►Surfing 101 in Baler
►Baler’s Town Plaza
►Where To Stay in Baler
►Caunayan Falls
►Things You Should Buy When Visiting Baler

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