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

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

Digisit Beach in Baler

Digisit Beach AuroraDigisit Beach is located in Baler, Aurora Province. From the islands collectively known as Lukso-Lukso, one can hike to the white coral beach of Barangay Zabali. Digisit Beach stretches to about a kilometer in length. The upper landward shore is mostly sand, while the water shores are barricades of corals forming a protective reef that prevents strong waves of the Pacific from smashing onto the shore. The area is good for diving and, during calmer months, snorkeling. To get to Digisit Beach, 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 five minutes by tricycle and 30 minutes by boat. Continue reading

Ermita Hill in Baler

Ermita Hill BalerLocated at Barangay Zabali, this plateau covers an area of about two hectares overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is approximately six kilometers from the town of Baler via Kinalapan-Cemento road. It can also be reached by traversing the river of Tibag and is more or less 20 minutes walk from Castillo. During the Tromba Marina, a phenomenal tidal wave on Dec. 27, 1735, which swept the town of Baler, it was used by the old folks as their get-away. The place became their temporary resettlement, which they called “Kinagunasan”, meaning “devastated”. When the pirates demolished the whole town capturing more or less 450 people including three priest, one of whom was Continue reading