It was truly a remarkable day despite of the changes made to our original itinerary. I was able to enjoy our quick and unplanned tour to Baler’s notable places including the Ampere Beach, the Museo De Baler, The Balete Park, the ancestral house of Doña Aurora Aragon Quezon and the Baler Church. I also had a quick tour to Sabang Beach.
This was my first 2Days and 1 Night tour alone so the excitement was really overflowing. I was with 4 other people in our air-conditioned room in Mama Nene’s Transient house. I forced myself to woke up around 4 am because I was aiming to see the sunrise. The weather was finally cooperating with us. The gloomy clouds are still there but the sun is finally rising. After taking a quick breakfast, i put my rush guard on and headed right away to Sabang Beach! Yes, it is finally time to surf!
The cold breeze coming from the waves and the heat coming from the rising sun are perfectly blending together. I decided to take my slippers off and just embrace the refreshing weather and also to marvel the beautiful and breathtaking scenery of the sunrise. It was truly amazing.Of course, I grabbed the opportunity to take as many photos as possible and capture this amazing scenery. I saw the sun slowly rising behind those rock formation and it is absolutely a sight to behold.After spending few minutes of walking and taking pictures, Kuya Romer (the guy who approached me yesterday) approached me again and this time, I convinced myself to conquer my fear and try surfing! I told myself that I will not leave Baler without experiencing on how to surf. Despite of my fear to hit those angry waves, I decided to take the surfing lessons anyway.
Things To Know Before Visiting The Sabang Beach
►The beach is publicly accessible and there is no entrance fee involved
►You can bring your own board or you can just rent it from there
►You can avail the surfing tutorial for Php300-350 which will take an hour. It covers the tutorial and also they will guide you while surfing.
►The water in Sabang Beach is not too deep. You can still surf even if the water is only waist-level.
►The bottom of the beach is merely soft sand so don’t worry about those sharp rocks.
How to Get to Sabang Beach
►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.
►Once you reach the Baler town proper or the Baler Plaza, you can explore all the nearby destinations such as Museo De Baler, Doña Aurora House, Baler Church and the public market as well. Sabang Beach can be reached by walking but it is more ideal to ride a Tricycle to reach this place.
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
In my next entry, I’ll share you my surfing 101 lesson with Kuya Romer and how well my first surfing experience turned out.
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In case you missed my previous entries, here are the links below!
►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)
►Sunrise in Baler
►Surfing 101 in Baler
►Baler’s Town Plaza
►Where To Stay in Baler
►Things You Should Buy When Visiting Baler