I remember when my Lolo Enoy and Lola Estaling was still alive, lolo would be waiting for us at some drop point along the road to fetch us while lola is waiting for us sitting on a rocking chair holding her big "abanico fan" and then a hearty meal would be waiting for us prepared by her.
There are a lot of sightseeing and activities you can do there. It has its share of historical sights such as the home and resthouse of former Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon. The province also has a beautiful Catholic church and several historical markers. Surfing is one of the most reason why tourist visit there. Nowadays there are a lot foreigners going there just to surf. Fronting the Pacific Ocean is Sabang Beach which is renowned for its gigantic waves ideal for surfing & wakeboarding. They say that from October-February would be great for such activities because of the big waves during these months. In fact Jericho Rosales a local actor and a surfing enthusiast would often be spotted there. He was also starred in the movie "Baler" along with Anne Curtis as his leading lady.
Here are some tourist spots to visit:
Me with my son, Shawn. Sabang beach on an early morning, it's waves are still calm.
We had our breakfast there which is inside the plastic bag I'm holding! Pandesal!
|Standing Along Sabang beach is a structure which has the first Tsunami marker |
here in the Philippines.Located along the Pacific Ocean, Baler is prone to tsunamis.
The last tsunami that strucked this area occurred- April 7, 1970.
|Shawn's first time to try surfing!|
|Around 1km way from the falls.|
|Almost there! They call this the "baby falls". |
In here are my 2 brothers Han and Jr and also Marvin our cousin at the middle.
|The long trek going up the falls is so worth it! "Mother Falls" as the locals call it.|
You'll feel a sense of tranquility and thank God for giving us such blessing.
|A famous local picnic site: Deteke River.|