BALER, AURORA

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Last January, my friend and I wanted to go somewhere. We were choosing between Boracay and Baler.

We chose Baler, since it’s a lot cheaper. Haha

HOW TO GO TO BALER?

Ride a Genesis or Joy bus from Cubao to Baler. We got there via Joy bus since Genesis bus left too early, around 2 – 3am. We left around 5am. and got there around 2pm. Fare is P700 one way. Genesis has a cheaper fare around P400 (not sure) You may want to contact them if you want to inquire about their fares and schedules.

WHERE TO STAY?

We haven’t booked any hostel before our trip, so what we did is, upon arriving at the bus terminal in Baler, we asked the tricycle driver to bring us to the nearest affordable place to stay overnight. He brought us to ELAINE’S LODGE. It was a good place. It’s clean, spacious, ventilation is good. They have airconditioned rooms but we didn’t take it, since the weather is cold. Room costs P600 per person, also it’s close to the beach! win! Haha Airconditioned rooms cost P1000, if I remember it right. anyway you may want to contact them.

ELAINE’S LODGE: 09195379405

There are other places to stay, but as a backpacker, this is a good catch already.

WHERE TO EAT:

There are number of places where you can eat that’s located along the beach. We ate at Hungry Surfer.
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Food is good, but I suggest that you order 2 hours before, since it takes time for food to be cooked. Meal costs P150 or less.
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There’s another restaurant beside Hungry Surfer but I forgot the name already haha šŸ˜

WHAT TO DO?
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Besides surfing? Well I recommend going on a tricycle tour of Baler. Our tricycle driver offered to tour us and we payed P600 for us 2. so P300 each. not bad. :)
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We weren’t able to go to every site, since we only have a day to spend.Ā  Our tour took 2-3 hours. so it’ll be longer if you plan on visiting all of the sites listed.
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BUDGET BREAKDOWN (1person)
JOY BUS (Cubao-Baler roundtrip): P1400
ELAINE’S LODGE (overnight): P600
MEAL (dinner+breakfast): approx P300
SURFING LESSON (1hour): P250
TRICYLCE TOUR: P300

TOTAL: P2850

Awesome! Haha

If you haven’t been to Baler, you should. There’s more than just surfing here. šŸ‘Œ;)

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