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

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

Baler, Aurora

Baler SurfingBaler is the capital of Aurora Province. The long coastline of Aurora is exposed to the Pacific Ocean and when the ocean stirs, it unloads massive swells on the coastline. It is possible to get waves here all year round, but generally the best waves come in from October to February. The surfing scene in the film Apocalypse Now was filmed in Baler at Charlie’s Point. When the film crew departed, they left their surfboards behind, igniting the popularity of surfing in Baler. Surfers from all over the world compete here for the annual Aurora Surfing Cup. Great and accessible surfing areas in Baler include Sabang Beach, Cemento Beach, Charlie’s Point and Lindy’s Point. Local surfers are always friendly and hospitable to visitors, and it pays to learn from their experience with the waves. Continue reading