Because Baler, whether you will surf or not surf there, will always be a sweet escape.
Baler in Aurora used to be just an obscure fishing village in Northern Philippines when Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola's war classic, was filmed there during the 70s.
Tucked away from the crowds at Sabang Beach is Dicasalarin, a secluded cove in Baler, Aurora. From the town center it is roughly 30 minutes away on a car and a little bit longer if one would take a bangka (outrigger boat) from Sabang.
Baler, the provincial capital of Aurora, is a badly kept secret. It used to be a hush-hush ‘happy place’ among the surfer community and stingy backpackers, but it is not anymore.