Baler is one of my favorite "go-to" places when I'm longing for a quick getaway from the city. I wish it was nearer since it usually takes 5-6 hours to get there. Looking back, I wish we stayed longer so we would have more time to surf and explore other things that Baler has to offer.
We left Manila at 4am and checked in at Costa Pacifica before lunch. The resort is arguably one of the best in Baler and the great thing is that they welcome pets! We spent most of the afternoon surfing while Spanky chilled by the beach and played with the locals. He was such a good boy, I swear! Haha We spent the next day at Dicasalarin Cove to shoot some photos for the blog then headed back to Sabang beach to surf before heading home. It was such a quick trip but a productive one!
Where to go/ Where to take nice photos in Baler:
1. Hanging Bridge, Barangay Zabali Aurora- It was almost sunset when we went. The light wasn't so nice anymore but the good thing was we had the whole place to ourselves.
2. Dicasalarin Cove- This is probably one of my favorite spots in Baler. I had my first glamping experience here so I have really good memories of this place. It isn't too crowded and there are a lot of nice areas to shoot. There is a long stretch of light brown sand and the place is famous for its lighthouse and beautiful sceneries of the beach. There is also a hidden lagoon which is super nice but it's a bit tricky to get there due to the rock formations leading to the cave. It's best to bring a pair of rubber/trekking shoes if you intend to go the lighthouse and the lagoon. There's also a part of the beach with super strong waves which is nice if you want something dramatic for photos. You just have to be extra careful! I injured myself here and ended up with bruises all over my back and arms. #thethingswedoforphotos lol
3. Sabang Beach- We checked in at Costa Pacifica hotel and I personally love it there because as I mentioned earlier, the hotel is pet friendly (Spanky super loved it!!). The location of the hotel is convenient especially if you want to learn how to surf.
Can't wait to go back to Baler!