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1. Sunrise walk along Sabang Beach
Sabang Beach has a great view of the sunrise because it is facing east. It also has fine sand that is very conducive to walk barefoot. Think slow walks on the beach, sunrise while you see and hear the waves crashing. Good when you’re solo, perfect when you’re a couple and better if you are with a group. You may also run if you find walking boring.
2. Trek to Ditumabo Falls
There are two words to describe the trek to Ditumabo Falls and those two words are “Tomb Raider”. Not only does Ditumabo Falls have a magnificent falls with an inviting pond for a swim, it also has the 30-40 minute trek to the falls which you will like Lara Croft. You will be crossing rivers, crossing wooden bridges and walking above the tube for the generation power plant at the jump-off. It would feel like you’re going to a place with ancient civilization.
3. Go inside the 600 year old Balete Tree
According to the locals of Baler, this 600 year old Balete Tree would take about 60 adult people to holding each other’s arm to encircle the tree. What’s amazing about this Balete Tree is that it is hallow inside where you can enter and climb it’s roots to the top.
4. Experience the meaning of Lukso-Lukso in Lukso-Lukso Islets
Lukso means jump or hop and this is where the name of the island came from. During low tide you can see that there are many big rocks that creates a path to the island. When you are headed for the island it is more likely you will be doing some hopping action, thus the name Lukso-Lukso. This is what true island hopping really is.
5. Explore Diguisit Islets during Low Tide
Not only does the Diguisit Islets offer you good pictures when you take a picture, you can also explore the place and look for trenches where you can see colorful corals in between during low tide or simply just observe how the locals fish on different parts of the islands.
6. Learn to Surf at Sabang Beach
Just for 350 Pesos you could have your 1 hour surfing lesson with an instructor. He’ll teach you about the how to stand on your board and how to catch a wave. Sabang Beach is good for beginner surfers because even if you fall on the board you’ll be dropping on fine sand that is not too deep.
7. Learn from Baler’s PAGASA Weather Station
What better way to learn about weather than to learn it from the weatherman themselves and you can do this by visiting Baler’s PAGASA Weather Station and see practical equipments they use in predicting the weather in the Philippines. Plus, when you are up on the weather station you can see Dicasalarin Cove.
8. Join the Pukot
Get a chance to experience being a fisherman in Sabang Beach by simply joining in the Pukot. It’s fun, it’s free and the best part of it is they will give you a few fish if they get a big catch.
If you want to visit Baler, Aurora check my Do-It-Yourself Travel Guide to Baler, Aurora
Read the other post in my Baler, Aurora series
- Baler, Aurora Backpackers Budget and Itinerary (Helpful)
- Baler, Aurora’s Do-It-Yourself Travel Guide (Helpful)
- Baler Accommodation List (Helpful)
- 8 Must Do Activities in Baler, Aurora
- Participating in a fishing tradition in Baler
- Whole Day Tricycle Tour Around Baler, Aurora
- Sunrise Walk at Sabang Beach, Baler
- Baler’s PAGASA Weather Station
- Cleaners of Baler