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It's More Fun in the Philippines, No.1 for Fun!




 

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

 

Extreme sports are becoming quite popular nowadays. Many people are getting into the feel of adrenaline rush pumping through the veins. Surfing – a surface water sport- is one of those sports that allows the surfer to ride the waves.The Philippines is one of Asia’s best surfing destination to date. With its tropical setting and long coastline, the country has slowly opened up many surfing spots on its many regions all over the archipelago. A surfing haven for professional and beginners, the Philippines has one of the friendliest surfs with uncrowded waves giving surfers the perfect place to enjoy the sport.  Read More:  http://osmiva.com/2013/03/extreme-surfing-spots-in-the-philippines/

 

Aurora Province in Luzon, is home to the oldest and biggest surfing community in the Philippines.

 

Dicasalarin Cove

 

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.

 

Surfing in Baler

 

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.

 

Surfing in Baler

 

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.

Surfing Areas

There are numerous surfing points in Aurora, but the municipality of Baler offers most of the more accessible surfing areas with good accommodations.

Baler is also home to the country’s largest Filipino surfing community, numbering about 50, although there are only some 20 surfboards in the entire town. The local surfers are always friendly and hospitable to visiting surfers, and it pays to learn from their experience with the waves in the area.

Here’s a run-down of great places to surf around Baler:

Sabang Beach

Sabang Beach

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.

Glassy right and left waves in the early mornings. Fun waves-not usually big, except during typhoons. A good site for beginning and novice surfers. The MIA Surf & Sports Resort, located by the beach, offers surfing lessons and rents out surfing, windsurfing and snorkeling equipment. They also offer tours to the best surfing, snorkeling and diving areas.

Cemento Beach

To the south of an old cement pier is a reef break just off a large rock. The area produces excellent quality right breakwaves over sharp reefs. It is one of the spots most frequented by Australian, European and Japanese surfers in Aurora. The sight is recommended mainly for experienced or professional surfers. Surfers are advised to wear wetsuits. Cemento Beach is usually the site of the finals for the Annual Aurora Surfing Cup. Spectators have to traverse a swamp to reach two huge rocks that provide a splendid view of surfing action.

Charlie’s Point

Famous for being the setting for the surfing scenes in Francis Ford Coppola’s film, Apocalypse Now, Charlie’s Point is known for medium-quality right and left breakwaves on sand/gravel bottom. The waves are best from December to January. The place is within walking distance from Baler town proper, north of Sabang Beach.

Lindy’s Point

Further North of Sabang Beach, Lindy’s Point is a newly discovered surfing spot. The place is within 15-minute walking distance from Bay’s Inn.

The tall waves were “artificially” created when local government engineers opened the mouth of Baler Bay to the town river to prevent floods during the rainy seasons. The clashing waters coming from the river and the Pacific form strong, sharp breakwaves that provide an exhilarating high among experienced surfers.  Read More:  http://www.aurora.ph/tourist-surfing.html

 

Equally Awesome Beaches for Swimming:

 

 Casapsapan Beach

Casapsapan Beach

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

Motiong Beach

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

Dicasalarin Cove

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

Dibut Bay

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.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Aurora Province under Region III

The Grand Province of Aurora

Magnificent Beaches for Surfing in Aurora

Awesome Waterfalls in Aurora

Special Events and Festivals in Aurora

How to Have Fun in Aurora

 



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