The Quezon Memorial Park in Baler

Quezon Memorial Park Baler Aurora Location President Manuel Landmark Marker Replice House Casa Maestro Lucio Kilometer History Construction Visit Tour Guide Trees Lawn Walkway Barangay Province Size The Quezon Memorial Park is located in Baler in Aurora Province. The Quezon Memorial Park features trees and lawns and was developed in honor and in the memory of the late Philippine president Manuel Quezon. A marker fenced by concrete and set on a circular cement platform serves as a landmark of Baler, the birthplace of Quezon. A replica of the house where Quezon grew up could be found at Quezon Park (Casa de Maestro Lucio Quezon). The Quezon Memorial Park is within walking distance from the bus station at the Baler market. Continue reading

Sabang Beach in Baler

Sabang Beach Baler Aurora Surfing Destination Location Waves Resort Boardwalk Surf Tide Swimming Surf Report Weather Distance Season Windsurfing Bays Inn Lessons Restaurant Hotel Kilometer History Sabang Beach is located in Baler in Aurora Province. Sabang Beach s a popular surfing destination; It is located along a stretch of gray sand beach with several resorts, including Angara’s Beach House, Bay’s Inn Resort, MIA Surf and Sports Resort, and the Baler Guesthouse and Restaurant. These establishments offer accommodations adjacent to Sabang Beach boardwalk and provide food, relaxation, and respite for swimmers and surfers.

From March through June, the waves at Sabang Beach are relatively calm, providing a good beachfront for swimmers and an excellent challenge Continue reading

Dimadimalangat Islet in Baler

Dimadimalangat Islet Cemento Baler Aurora Island Location Beach Coast Barangay Distance Rock Formation Reef Bay Tide Scuba Diving Snorkeling Sand Swimming Surf Resort Highway History Seashells Info Dimadimalangat Islet is located off the coast of Barangay Cemento, in Baler, Aurora Province. Dimadimalangat Islet is a rock formation just a few meters away from the reef shore of Cemento and serves as a point identifying the southernmost tip of Baler Bay. During low tide, this islet becomes a peninsula, of sorts, where one could walk and wade from the reef shore to this natural rock formation. Around this island are reefs for the more daring divers. To get to Dimadimalangat Islet, take a tricycle from Baler town proper to the river outlet south of Sabang Beach. From there, hire a motorized banca which can take you to the area. Travel Time is about five minutes by tricycle and 15 minutes by boat. Continue reading

Cemento Beach & Reef in Aurora

Cemento Beach Reef Aurora Province White Sand Resort Location Surfing Tide Waves Water Swimming Tour Guide Boat Rental Visit History Surf Report Baler Sabang Sports Coral Seashell Breaks Hotel Info Cemento Beach & Reef is located in Baler in Aurora Province. White sand, seashells, and crushed corals carpet the stretch of Cemento Beach. From October to February, waves tower up to 14 feet high, making for excellent and challenging surfing, as experts from Europe, Japan and Australia can attest. The area is recommended for expert or professional surfers as the waves break at the reef and are of the right-hand break type. The surfer is advised to wear wetsuits for protection. The area is also suitable for snorkeling and wall diving during the calm season from April to June. Finally, Cemento Beach is a popular haven for lobsters and other marine species. To get to Cemento Beach, take a tricycle from Baler town proper to the river outlet south of Sabang Beach. From there, you can either hire a motorized banca for a 10-minute ride to Continue reading

Charlie’s Point in Baler, Aurora

Charlies Point Baler Aurora Surfing Spot Kagewad Location Filming Apocalypse Movie Surf Beach Water Shore Right Left Hand Break Gravel Sand Season Aguang River Ocean Reserva Barangay History Film Info Charlie’s Point is a popular surfing spot located in Baler, Aurora Province. Locally known as Kagewad, Charlie’s Point derives its name from the movie Apocalypse Now, where scenes from the film were shot. Charlie’s Point is known for its medium quality right-hand and left-hand break waves on a sandy and gravel bottom (left hand wave: a wave that breaks from right to left from the point of view of the surfer, requiring the surfer to turn left to catch the wave). The waves are best in December and January. Charlie’s Point, a rivermouth break, can be found where the Aguang River meets the Philippine Sea. Located at Barangay Reserva, Charlie’s Point is within a few minutes’ tricycle ride from Baler, on the north end of Sabang beach. On foot, it is about a half hour’s easy walk from Bay’s Inn Lodging & Continue reading

Aurora Quezon Marker in Baler

Aurora Quezon Marker Baler location dona aragon wife president manuel monument landmark history construction pictures gazebo enscription tour description death life memory social welfare province The Aurora Quezon Marker is located in Baler in Aurora Province, and is near the Gilmore Marker and the Baler Catholic Church. The Aurora Quezon Marker was built in honor of Doña Aurora Aragon Quezon, the wife of Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon. Aurora Quezon was known for her untiring efforts in social welfare, especially for the benefit of the people of Aurora Province. Like her husband, she was born in the town of Baler. She died in an ambush on the mountain roads of Nueva Ecija leading to the province that now bears her name. To get to the marker, from the bus station at the Baler Continue reading

Aniao Islets in Aurora

Aniao Islets Zabali Baler Aurora Rock Islands Digisit Bay Formation Volcanic Wave Water Pebble Beach Dimadimalangat Swimming Tour Guide History Surfing Swimming Fishing Resort Distance Boat View Info The Aniao Islets are located off the coast of Barangay Zabali of Baler, Aurora Province. The Aniao Islets are two small but imposing islands situated south of the islet of Dimadimalangat and near the shores of Digisit Bay. The Aniao rock formations jut straight from the sea like bullets, with shrubs, small trees and other greenery growing on top surfaces. Kingfishers, gulls and hawks use these islets as lookout points for fish. Towering waves relentlessly pound the base of the formations, challenging even the most intrepid of rock climbers. There is a short stretch of cream sand beach on one side and a couple of low rock formations scattered around the area. To get to the Aniao Islets, take a tricycle from Baler town proper to the river outlet south of Sabang Beach. From there, hire a motorized banca which can take you to the area. It takes five Continue reading

Banju Springs in Baler

Banju Springs Real Baler Aurora Pool Water Location Thermal River Natural Spring Flow Shrubbery Cement Quarry Location Barangay Kilometer Size Distance History Discovery Hiking Trail Tour Guide The Banju Springs are located in Barangay Real in San Luis, Baler, in Aurora Province. The base of this natural attraction is an abundance of ferns which surround the pool of water. Six meters wide, the winding Banyu spring lies hidden amidst shrubbery. Natural terraced steps overflowing with spring water best describe the Banyu Springs. A mass of ferns surrounds the springs, which stretch up to a hundred meters toward the source of the spring, hidden amidst shrubbery. Because a cement quarry located under the spring flow was exposed and weathered due to the constant flow of water, the cement settled into a terraced formation. To get to the Banju Springs, take a private vehicle or hire a jeep from Baler town proper to Barangay Real in San Luis. Another kilometer-and-a-half walk on a rough road passing through a rice Continue reading

The Quezon House in Baler

Quezon House Cemento Baler Aurora President Manual Residence Location Ruins History Cement Staircase Distance Destroyed Typhoon Baler Pictures Vacation Home Sabang Barangay Dona Tricycle Tour Guide The Quezon House in Cemento, Baler, in Aurora Province was once the vacation home of Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon. The house was a short walking distance from Cemento Beach. Today, only the foundation and a cement staircase remain; the house was destroyed by a typhoon. To get to this location, the best means to go there is by private vehicle as there is no regular public transportion going to Barangay Cemento from the Baler town proper. It is also possible to take a tricycle from Baler to Barangay Sabang and take a 45-minute walk to Barangay Cemento, but one would have to wade through the river that cuts between the two barangays. It will take approximately an hour to get to the Quezon House from Baler. Continue reading

Lukso-Lukso Islets in Zabali Baler

Lukso Lukso Islets Zabali Baler Island Rock Formation Volcanic Beach Grainy Sand Coral Seashell Hermit Crab Reef Snorkeling Scuba Diving Swimming Location Island Pictures History Resort Distance Size The Lukso-Lukso Islets are located off the coast of Barangay Zabali in Baler, Aurora Province. The Lukso-Lukso Islets are composed of at least three separate islets, rock formations jutting from the ocean. One of these small islands is connected to the mainland and at low tide you can see white grainy sands, crushed corals and numerous seashells, some inhabited by hermit crabs. The Lukso-Lukso island formations are the southernmost point and is accessible to vehicles coming from Baler. The sea bottom and undersea reefs around these islets are reportedly good areas for diving, and during calm months, snorkeling. Continue reading