After 6 hours by car from Manila, I was definitely stoked to be here. Being a ballerina, You’d probably think that surfing would be easy for me… But its not. I have really been wanting to surf at Baler for the longest time. Probably since I went surfing in La Union last July. The sand here is very fine, kind of like a black sanded Boracay beach. We were lucky to have come during a typhoon, as the waves were really strong and It was a fun experience.
As for surfing. It costs Php 350 per hour to surf with an instructor. There are also other places that you could visit here in Baler such as other beaches and waterfalls. However, due to the lack of time. We weren’t able to do much of anything but surfing. Compared to La Union, Baler was definitely a better place to surf at. The sand was finer and waves were much stronger.
Costa Pacifica is a great hotel/resort to stay at, but staying here would mean coming prepared for the amount of money you would be spending. Their restaurant didn’t have good service, but they did serve… GOOD BREAKFAST ❤ and I love good breakfast food. They just have to work on their poor service and pricing of their menu. For your lunch and dinner you should just search through Trip Advisor and eat at better and much cheaper restaurants nearby.
If you’re looking for a weekend trip from Manila. Leave on Friday night and start surfing all Saturday afternoon. Then on Sunday you should leave early before it gets dark, since there are no lights in the province. Its the perfect weekend getaway with your friends or your family.