Roadtrip to Baler
After our short visit at the Balete Park luckily we saw vast space in Parque de Ronquillo near Balete Park we opted to take our breakfast there rather to find a good restaurant fortunately ma’am Weng cooked food for our breakfast, Nanay na nanay talaga hahaha. Our next destination was Sabang beach in Baler where we sojourned. Almost 30minutes of drive from Maria Aurora to Baler.
Land owner kuya A.K trimming the grass where we can pitch our tents
Fortunately there were police assistants around the area for the tourists especially for the first timer. That time it was too crowded because of the long vacation and it was hard to find a place where we can pitch our tents, we haggling to a local we have no choice but we dealt with 400.00.
Camping near the shore
Our own style (tipid mode)
Tourists in Sabang Beach Baler
Surf board rented by our buddy 150.00/hour
In Philippines Baler today is a surfers paradise, like San Juan in La union and Siargao Island. Sabang Beach is the most popular with surf shops and schools that cater to the novice and the seasoned surfer. The best time to surf is September to March.
Good morning Baler
Talking to tourism officer
Facade of Museo
The Museo de Baler is dream come true thru the joint efforts of Senator Edgardo Angara, Congresswoman Bellaflor J. Angara Catiilo and former Mayor Arthur J. Angara and the Baler Historical Committee.
This car was especially built by General Motors of America for the late President Manuel L. Quezon. It arrived in the
Philippines on November 4, 1937. In 1938, it was turned over to Gen, Douglas MacArthur who used it all throughout his tour duty in the Philippines.In 1976, General motors Corporation (GMC) of Detroit, Michigan donated his car to the Philippine Government. Mt. Dan Irish of the Vintage Car Club of the Philippines undertook the restoration of this car.
How to get there
Ride a Genesis bus with daily trips to Baler. Genesis transport terminal is located at #33 Edsa corner New Yor St., Cubao, Quezon City. The earliest Genesis trip to Baler is 1:00 am in the morning. estimate fare is less than 400 pesos.
Ride any Cabanatuan bound bus. Recommended buses are Genesis, 5 Star, ES and Baliwag (fare: less than 200 pesos). At the Cabantuan Central Transport terminal, you can ride buses (Genesis, D’ Liner, etc.) or vans going to Baler (fare 200 or below). Trips going to Baler are only up to 5:00 or 6:00 pm.
Go to Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija via the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) or Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). You can reach Cabanatuan via NLEX-Bulacan-Gapan route or NLEX-SCTEX-Tarlac-Sta. Rosa Route. The latter route would be longer but takes a shorter time.
NLEX-Bulacan-NE route. Go to NLEX. Take the Sta. Rita exit. Take the road passing through Plaridel, Baliuag, San Ildefonso, San Miguel, Gapan NE, Sta. Rosa to Cabanatuan.
NLEX-SCTEX-Tarlac-Sta.Rosa route. NLEX up to Clark Logistics Interchange. Enter SCTEX going to Tarlac. Exit at Amucao, Tarlac (End of SCTEX). Turn right to La Paz up to Sta. Rosa, NE. Turn left going to Cabanatuan.
From Cabanatuan City, there are two routes going to Baler, The Baler Bongabong-Road and the Canili-Pantabangan Road. We recommend taking the Canili-Pantabangan road because the roads are better even though the route is longer. The Baler-Bongabon road is for the more adventurous kind and will take you to winding rough roads across the Sierra Madre.
Canili-Pantabangan Route. From Cabanatuan take the Maharlika Highway going to Talavera, Nueva Ecija. Turn right to the road going to Rizal, Nueva Ecija then Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija. The road will take you to Canili, Maria Aurora, Aurora. The road will pass through the Sierra Madre until you reach the Poblacion of Maria Aurora. From Maria, Aurora you can then go straight to Baler.
Baler-Bongabon Route. From Cabanataun take the Maharlika Hiway and turn right to the Nueva Ecija – Aurora Road (landmark: crossing with Shell Gas Station and NE Restaurant). The road will pass through Palayan City and Bongabon, Nueva Ecija. From Bongabon turn right to the road going to the Sierra Madre mountains. After two or three hours of winding road you will reach the municipality of San Luis and then Baler. Travel guide courtesy of Batangbaler
Baler Tourism officer
Riza Del Rosario
Contact No. 09989898390 / 09289837668
Local in Sabang beach where we camp
Ate Malyn/Kuya A.K
Contact No. 09287245511
Roadtrip with my buddies:
Roadtrip to Aurora (Balete Park)
Roadtrip to Aurora (Baler)
Roadtrip to Nueva Ecija (Jordan River and Dupinga River)