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DIY Baler Trip

As a birthday gift to myself, I decided to go to Baler this time just as what we (my bf and I) planned since last year and yay I’m so excited. Bought a plane ticket 3 weeks before the trip, did some research on what to do there aside from surfing, filed a VL then boom! Let the DIY Baler trip begin!

DIY Baler Trip

So where is this Baler by the way? When my co-workers asked me where I’m heading next and answered them Baler, they’ll ask me again ‘Where is that?’. C’mon guys? Haven’t you even heard about the movie ‘Baler’? Or stumbled upon the province while skimming on the map of the Philippines? lol. But just kidding and please don’t hate me for that 🙁 So where is it exactly anyway?

Surfing the waves of Baler

I’ve tried surfing many times now at different surfing spots — Siargao and La Union. But it doesn’t mean that we are really good at it. We still get wiped out — even pros do. Excitement is all over us and Neil just wanted to surf immediately. Why? Because this time, we are surfing the waves of Baler.

Surfing in Baler

When we checked out Sabang Beach, it has a grey-ish or black-ish sand compared to Siargao, which is rocky while La Union has a white sand. There were many surfing already while others are just beach bumming. The best part of it? There were really huge waves which I haven’t seen in Siargao yet.

Dicasalarin Cove of Baler

I’ve read a lot of blogs praising this place and even suggested to go there despite the 300 pesos entrance each. Indeed, it is expensive but most of them said that it is worth it. That’s the reason it’s on my checklist.

dicasalarin cove

Dicasalarin Cove of Baler is privately owned by the Anggaras. It is 20-30 minutes away from Baler and entrance fee is 100 pesos if you stay in Costa Pacifica or 300 pesos if you are not.

Diguisit Falls and Rock Formation

On our first day, we went to the Diguisit Falls and Rock Formation and it was really ossuuuuum! I’m into rock formations and waterfalls because we don’t have that at home. lol. It was just the first day but I was already in-loved with Baler’s beauty. So many things to see and so many spots to take photos with.

DIY Baler Trip

Ditumabo Falls in Baler

I’ve read a lot of stories on some blogs that the trek to the falls is very challenging but when we were there, it was a so-so for us. Since we are used in trekking in most of our trips, it was a no-sweat trek. hahaha!

DIY Baler Trip

Ditumabo Falls in Baler came from the phrase ‘dito tumago’ because this is an old hideout for NPAs, as what our guide told us. But last 2010, it was approved that the name will be changed into Mother Falls.