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Living in The Philippines => Places to Visit/ Things to Do => Topic started by: Gray Wolf on September 16, 2016, 01:48:57 AM

Title: Day/Overnight Trip to Baler, Aurora
Post by: Gray Wolf on September 16, 2016, 01:48:57 AM
Hey all,

When we come for our annual visit, we plan to do a little traveling around the island (Luzon) to see new relatives and see some new and old sites. I have a new nephew from Baler, Aurora who has invited us up for a day or two to see the beaches and drink a few cold ones. Has anyone been to the area before? Any recommendations?

My nephew is the city engineer for Baler, so I'm sure he has some good suggestions for eating, and I know there are some good beaches, especially for surfing, which might be good considering the time of year we'll be visiting (Oct-Nov)
But if anyone has any specific suggestions for "must see" spots, please feel free to speak up.

Salamat!  :)
Title: Re: Day/Overnight Trip to Baler, Aurora
Post by: RayJ on January 19, 2018, 07:22:05 AM
Hi, Iím catching up here. Is there a town there and Were  there a good restaurant or beach ?  Baler is within a 1 days drive for me so may give it a look t some point.  Did you have a good visit .  Thanks
Title: Re: Day/Overnight Trip to Baler, Aurora
Post by: Gray Wolf on January 21, 2018, 03:33:20 AM
Hey Ray!

Baler is the town in Aurora Province. Right on the beach. It's known for some of the best surfing in the Philippines because of the cove facing the prevailing ocean breeze and ocean currents. There are quite a few beach resorts catering to the locals and visiting beach and surf crowd. I hear Bayler-View is a good place. My nephew lives there and has shared some pics with me on social media. It's a nice looking beach resort. Wish I could offer more, but I didn't get to visit as planned due to typhoons and time restrictions
Title: Re: Day/Overnight Trip to Baler, Aurora
Post by: RayJ on January 21, 2018, 04:52:25 AM
This trip my wife has got us arranged to bus to Baguio, and we wonít be doing 2 bus trips in our short time frame but Iím sure to visit in the future. Thank you.
Title: Re: Day/Overnight Trip to Baler, Aurora
Post by: BudM on January 21, 2018, 11:36:54 PM
This trip my wife has got us arranged to bus to Baguio, and we wonít be doing 2 bus trips in our short time frame but Iím sure to visit in the future. Thank you.

If I go up there and happen to stay at the named resort, the room will be a difficult and complicated choice.  Which room would I want? The Ocean View, the Bay View, or the Pacific View?
Title: Re: Day/Overnight Trip to Baler, Aurora
Post by: Gray Wolf on January 22, 2018, 03:53:28 AM
This trip my wife has got us arranged to bus to Baguio, and we wonít be doing 2 bus trips in our short time frame but Iím sure to visit in the future. Thank you.

I love visiting Baguio. Lots of things to do and see. Good food, too!
Title: Re: Day/Overnight Trip to Baler, Aurora
Post by: Gray Wolf on January 22, 2018, 03:54:16 AM
If I go up there and happen to stay at the named resort, the room will be a difficult and complicated choice.  Which room would I want? The Ocean View, the Bay View, or the Pacific View?

Decisions, decisions...  :D :D
Title: Re: Day/Overnight Trip to Baler, Aurora
Post by: RayJ on January 22, 2018, 03:40:14 PM
If I go up there and happen to stay at the named resort, the room will be a difficult and complicated choice.  Which room would I want? The Ocean View, the Bay View, or the Pacific View?

Bud, it sounds like youíre having me on.   I usually settle for the garden view. Cheers  :)
Title: Re: Day/Overnight Trip to Baler, Aurora
Post by: BudM on January 22, 2018, 09:05:02 PM
Well, they sure have a lot of reviews on Trip Advisor and all the ones I read were good.  Too many for me to look at them all though.  Going to have to give it serious consideration when I go that way.
Title: Re: Day/Overnight Trip to Baler, Aurora
Post by: Lee2 on January 22, 2018, 09:18:47 PM
Just stay one of two nights in each, that way you get to see them all.  ;) Of course if there is one that is more expensive then it will likely be the one they and their customers likely consider to be the best view.
added http://www.baylerview.com/rooms.php (http://www.baylerview.com/rooms.php)

Title: Re: Day/Overnight Trip to Baler, Aurora
Post by: RayJ on January 23, 2018, 01:36:48 PM
The most generous checkout time Iíve ever seen 12 noon. Likely to try it.