Planning a trip? Those who love to travel know the essence of all travel is about you and your enjoyment. Travelers know that the destination is a major part of planning a trip, experiencing and delving deeper into unfamiliar places, people and culture is paramount.
Expand your horizons and set your sight to the Philippines, an off the beaten path travel site! An undiscovered paradise made of thousands of islands and white sand beaches all around! A tiny dot in the map of the world, and yet a haven for travelers, backpackers, retirees and even passersby.
It offers awesome tourist attractions, magnificent beaches, hot spring resorts, colorful festivals, hundreds of scenic spots and world-class hotels and facilities. Not to mention the tropical climate, the affordable prices as well as the friendly and hospitable, English-speaking people! You will be glad you came, and we’re sure, you WILL come back for more FUN in the Philippines!
MAGNIFICENT BEACHES FOR SURFING
Aurora Province in Luzon, is home to the oldest and biggest surfing community in the Philippines.
The locals fashion for the sport traces its roots to the filming of “Apocalypse Now” whose popular scene was shot in Baler in the 70s.Today, the province is considered a major force in Philippine Surfing, consistently bagging top prizes in the country’s major surfing competitions.
The province’s internationally recognized surf sites such as Sabang Beach, Cobra Reef and Charlie’s Point in Baler and Dalugan Beach in Casiguran cater to amateur and professional surfers alike. For beginners, one-on-one surfing lessons are on offer at the Baywatch Tower and Kahea’s Lodge in Sabang Beach.
Aurora’s best waves come around October to March. Every February, plays host to the Aurora Surfing Cup, the first leg of the Philippine Surfing circuit.
Sabang Beach – the place is ideal for surfing and considered as one of the country’s best site for surfing competitions. Accommodation and resorts as well as other amenities for nightlife are found here.
Casapsapan Beach – If Manila Bay has its vaunted golden sunset, Casapsapan Beach in Brgy. Ildefonso, Casiguran, Aurora offers a magnificent view of the brilliant sunrise where one can watch the sun rising slowly from the eastern horizon almost as big as winnower. Its inherent and idyllic beauty such as the white sand beaches, clear-blue sparkling waters and five hectares of virgin mangrove offers everyone extreme pleasure and blissful satisfaction. One can experience the feeling of not wanting to leave the place anymore.
Motiong Beach – Ideal for bathing and swimming especially during summer season for its lowly and rippling waves captivate the onlookers as they strike the sandy shores of Motiong Beach in Brgy. San Ildefonso, Casiguran, Aurora.
Dicasalarin Cove – Located in Brgy. Zabali, Baler, Aurora, one can either have a choice of which nature to commune – river, ocean or mountain or altogether embrace them at the merging point of a headland.
Dibut Bay – This scenic and historical place mostly inhabited by Dumagats or Aetas is the landing site of the submarines USS Narwhal and USS Nautilus during WW II. Today, the wide Dibut Bay coast provides numerous sights such as an island formation appropriately named Birhen (meaning Virgin). It is an island sculpted by natural erosion resembling the figure of the Virgin Mary praying amidst the waves. While there are many other interesting spots in the area, much of its beauty is settled deep in the waters such as an abundance of marine life including the fast dwindling hammerhead shark and Mako shark. Certain areas also provide potential scenic dive spots for the experienced diver.
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