This is another revisit. April 2017.
On a previous visit, Costa Pacifica was under construction. Now it is the best Baler has to offer, and nothing comes close.
Aurora Beach Camp is a campsite no more. It has been developed into a resort called Coconut Plantation.
For some reason, I missed writing about things to buy in Baler. The best place to go to is the Pasalubong Center at the back of the public market. The best buys are Pacing’s coco jam and also shredded beef. Look also for rice cakes and other kakanin in the stalls just outside.
WHERE TO EAT IN SABANG BEACH
There are plenty. Here are some of them just around (at the back, actually) of Costa Pacifica
To and from Baler, there is Hillocks Coffee Shop and Restaurant. My favorite stop. Along Pantabangan.
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Baler is now more accessible after the roads have been completed and it now takes only a few hours from SCTEX. Before we hit Baler town, we stopped at the centuries old balete tree that is so huge and intricate it can literally carry 100 people at any one time, hanging around it.
Baler now teems with visitors from Metro Manila, for that now-so-near holiday. Especially for those who love the beach and the surf. In fact, Baler is gives visitors a flavor of either Boracay or Phuket.
Inexpensive accommodations on the beach front
Boracay feel – – food and drinks almost on the water
Other than the main beach lined with hotels, surf shops and restaurants, Baler offers tens of other beach locations. We had lunch in a rather quiet beach, at the Aurora Beach Camp. Here, there were no other visitors and we…
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