Travelogue: Aurora, BalerWednesday, June 03, 2015
Our family love going on road trips and every year we make sure to explore and discover the beauty of our country. But due to tight schedules, our road trips are usually spontaneous and/or planned just a week before. Thanks to TripAdvisor, AirBnb and Google, travelling is so much easier.
Earlier this month, we went to Baler, Aurora. Also called as the "Surfer's paradise," Baler offers different kinds of waves whether you are a beginner or a professional. Since we're going there for weekends, all the hotels were fully booked except for one. We have no choice but to stay at North Shore Surf Camp, located at the far side of Sabang Beach.
(Disclosure: The following review is based on personal experience and in no way associated with the owner.)
The place is quite hard to find but if you keep in touch with the owner, he'll escort you to the resort. We got there around 12MN so we have to wait until the sun rise to see what the place has to offer.
Since, it was the time we have Bagyong Dodong in the country, we were prohibited to go near the beach. Good thing the resort has a 4ft. pool. We're still able to swim and enjoy the view. The place is very cozy and classic. It feels like I'm in a different place. The rooms has high ceiling, nice interiors and is fully air-conditioned. The bathrooms are spacious and clean though the water supply is quite scarce. The staffs are very approachable and accommodating.They even toured us around the Baler.
North Shore Surf Camp also offer surfing lessons for beginners. They have a very reasonable price and heck it was worth it. I do hope they would expand though. Our stay there is everything I imagined it would be.The place also have a mini burger cafe where you can enjoy delicious snacks and drinks.
Later that afternoon, we toured around Baler. We went to Ermita Hill which plays an important history in Baler. It is where the only survivors of tsunami on the night of December 27, 1735 stayed. It is when the entire old town of Baler was engulfed by sea water.
Next stop is the 600-year-old Balete Tree. The tree that gave me the creeps. You can climb the tree up to the allowed height. Also, 16 persons can fit inside the tree. Creepy!
Last stop is the Caunayan falls. For the first time in my life, I was able to see a clear water coming down the falls. I wish I could stay here forever!