Baler in the Eyes of a First-time Tourist

The Philippines is teemed with beautiful and pristine beaches.  And when one thinks of beaches, one thing crosses his or her mind: Baler.  But being a first time tourist in this town, I was immediately smitten with the verdant landscape that filled our eyes on our way to Baler.  Escaping from the hurly-burly of the city life, one would be mesmerized by the roller coaster terrains as Aurora Province is nestled within the Sierra Madre mountain ranges.

Baler prides herself not just in the giant waves that race through her shores, but with other bounties that surely make one’s visit a fulfilling and thrilling one.

Without further ado, here are the 15 images that would show how much I enjoyed the town of Baler. Suffice to say, Baler is a DSLR/Instagram town. Hell, yeah.

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The Ronquillo Balete Eco-Park in Barangay Quirino, Maria Aurora, Aurora attracts tourist with its Millennium Tree, which is said to be the biggest Balete (banyan) tree in Asia.

 

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Before ascending to Ermita Hills, you might want to take a pose at Tromba Marina, a shrine that commemorates the families who survived a giant and deadlu tsunami in 1735.

 

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The breathtaking view of Diguisit Beach from Ermita Hills.

 

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After our descent to Ermita Hills, we headed to Diguisit waterfalls. The cascading water offers a refreshing feel to the soul.

 

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The Baler Church has a significant role in the history of the town. In fact, it was made into a movie which starred Anne Curtis and Jericho Rosales.

 

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Right beside the replica of Donya Maria Aurora Quezon’s ancestral house parks the restored 1937 Chrysler Airflow, a presidential car used by Pres. Manuel L. Quezon.

 

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You will definitely enjoy Sabang Beach, the waves and all.

 

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