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Ampere Beach
Dipaculao, Aurora
The beach is covered with smooth rocks which vary in size and darker in color. Beside this beach is an area called Bunga Point or Ampere Point.

Aniao Islet
Baler, Aurora
Located south of Dimadimalang Islet, these two small but imposing islets, one smaller than the other, look like an upright bullet with shrubs, small trees, and other greenery growing on its surface

Aniao Islet
Baler, Aurora
Located south of Dimadimalang Islet, these two small but imposing islets, one smaller than the other, look like an upright bullet with shrubs, small trees, and other greenery growing on its surface.

Balete Tree
Maria Aurora, Aurora
This Banyan Tree (locally known as Balete Tree) - the biggest tree in Asia - measures 50m in height with a foliage of 1/4 ha. and is known to have grown for the last 600 years. The size of its enormous trunk is equivalent to 62 men when formed into a human chain. Its scientific name is Ficus Bengalensis. Due to its age, the tree's thick roots have grown above ground, such that caves have formed under various sections of the trunk. This unique tree has generated national media attention and is now the most visited tourist spot in Aurora.

Banju Springs
San Luis, Aurora
The base of this natural attraction is an abundance of ferns which surround the pool of water. Six meters wide, the winding Banyu spring lies hidden amidst shrubbery.

Borlongan Beach
Dipaculao, Aurora
The place differs from most beaches since its beachfront is almost completely covered with gray pebbles and fist-size stones - all smoothened by the waves that constantly pound its shore.

Bulawan Falls
Dinalungan, Aurora
Bulawan Falls cascades majestically along the hidden crevices of the Sierra Madre Mountain. About five kilometers from the town proper, the is endowed with multi-layered mini falls and a huge rock formation. It virgin forest and magnificent rock formation on both sides is a sight to behold. A paradise hidden from the turmoil of urban living. The Beulah Land of Dinalungan.

Canawer Beach
Dilasag, Aurora
This white sand beach captivates tourists because of its clear water, colorful corals and rich marine life.

Casiguran Sound
Casiguran, Aurora
Almost like a lake, Casiguran Sound is a bay nearly enclosed by the Casiguran land-mass and the peninsula of San Ildefonso. Only a kilometer-wide inlet connects it to the sea. It is almost unaffected by the monsoon winds of October through February making a perfect spot for wind surfing.

Cemento Beach and Reef
Baler, Aurora
White sand, seashells, and crushed corals are found along the stretch of Cemento Beach. The waters are ideal for expert/professional surfers as the waves are of the right-hand break type. It is also suitable for body boarding, snorkeling and diving.

Charlie's Point
Baler, Aurora
Ideal for surfing, with medium quality right-hand-and-left-break waves on a sand-and-gravel bottom. The waves are best in December and January. The surf scenes from the movie Apocalypse Now were filmed here.

Cobra Reef in Cemento
Baler, Aurora
The area produces excellent right-break waves over sharp reefs. It is one of the spots most frequented by Australians, Europeans, and Japanese surfers in Aurora.

Casiguran Sound
Casiguran, Aurora
Almost like a lake, Casiguran Sound is a bay nearly enclosed by the Casiguran land-mass and the peninsula of San Ildefonso. Only a kilometer-wide inlet connects it to the sea. It is almost unaffected by the monsoon winds of October through February making a perfect spot for wind surfing.

Cemento Beach and Reef
Baler, Aurora
White sand, seashells, and crushed corals are found along the stretch of Cemento Beach. The waters are ideal for expert/professional surfers as the waves are of the right-hand break type. It is also suitable for body boarding, snorkeling and diving.

Charlie's Point
Baler, Aurora
Ideal for surfing, with medium quality right-hand-and-left-break waves on a sand-and-gravel bottom. The waves are best in December and January. The surf scenes from the movie Apocalypse Now were filmed here.

Cobra Reef in Cemento
Baler, Aurora
The area produces excellent right-break waves over sharp reefs. It is one of the spots most frequented by Australians, Europeans, and Japanese surfers in Aurora.

Cunayan Falls
San Luis, Aurora
One of the more accessible falls in Aurora, and passable for most vehicles, the waterfall flows into a crystal clear stream tinged only by the blue reflection of the azure sky and its mild temperature makes it ideal for refreshing baths.

Dicasalarin Beach
San Luis, Aurora
A place of multiple attractions, this natural cove boasts of a kilometer-long white sand beach. On the left side is a steep imposing hill while on the right side is a peninsula and a cave. Each attraction is ideal for various recreational activities.

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DICASALARIN COVE
Dicasalarin, Baler, Aurora

Dicasalarin Cove is a secluded white sand beach where the verdant Sierra Madre foothills meet the Pacific Ocean. Dark, thickly forested hills contrast with the striking white shoreline. There are no resorts, no facilities on this fine stretch of sand. A freshwater river, flowing from the mountains beyond, trickles out to the sea. Dicasalarin Cove's stunning beauty and relative isolation certainly make it one of Baler's best-kept secrets.

Though it is possible to take a short boat ride along Aurora's rough coastal waters, hiking to Dicasalarin is the way to go. The adventure will entail passing through most of Baler's barangays, climbing up to a hilltop weather station where the vistas are breathtaking, tramping through lush forests, scrambling across rocky shores and finally to the desolate beach where the beauty is as rough as the crashing waves of the Pacific.

How to get there:

One can charter a bangka from Sabang to take you to Dicasalarin Cove. The trip takes about 45 minutes, hugging the coastline of Baler. We were warned, however, that this could be a very rough ride considering the strong currents of the Pacific. Remember that Baler is a surfer's destination, especially from October to February where the swells can reach 15 feet in height.

Hiking is a more worthwhile option. From Sabang Beach, walk or ride a tricycle southwards to the edge of the Pingit-Kinalapan River. Just ask for directions to Castillo. At the banks is a ferryboat, which locals call a badeo, which you need to take to cross the river to Castillo. It costs P2 per head and the ride takes 5 minutes. At Castillo you may wish to hike all the way to the jump-off to PAG-ASA hill or save your strength by hiring a trike for P25 per head. Ask the driver to take you to the base of the hill where the PAG-ASA station is located. You may also request him to come back for you at your designated time, also at the jump-off point.

The ride takes about 30 minutes and will pass by the sitios of Castillo, Cemento, and Digisit. The jump-off point is where the concrete road to the weather station ascends from the main road. Trikes can't make it up this steep road so this will be where you should ask your driver to pick you up later.

40 minutes of uphill climbing along an alternating concrete-and-gravel road will lead you to the abandoned PAG-ASA weather radar station. You may wish to go to the back of the building and climb the water tower for a nice panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre mountains. Dicasalarin Cove is also already visible from this vantage point.

A few paces from the station's gate is the downhill trail to the beach. It is unmarked so look carefully for it. The trail cuts an easy path down the slope of PAG-ASA hill, shaded from the sun by medium-sized trees. We later learned that this is an already established hunter's trail (we even picked up a couple of snack and candy wrappers). The hike down to the beach will take about 20 or so minutes.

You will emerge from the forest into Dicasalarin Beach's reef side. Here, black rocks and dead coral line the stretch leading to a rock wall jutting out of the mountainside. There is a trail up this wall, traversing it towards the white sand beach, but you may opt to walk by the shore. Be careful, as the path is unestablished and is dangerously sharp and rocky. Your trek will be more complicated if the tide is high. A bit of rock climbing will be necessary. Indeed, for those who crave for a little adventure, it will be a worthwhile trek.

And so you will reach the pristine white sands of Dicasalarin Cove. The waves are gentle and there is an abundance of possible campsites. You may wish to explore nearby shores or climb the hills that line the beach. (Source: www.waypoints.ph)

Digisit Beach
Baler, Aurora
The upper landward shore is mostly sand while the water shores are barricades of corals forming a protective reef that prevents strong waves of the Pacific from smashing onto the shore. The area is good for diving, and during calmer months, for snorkeling.

Dimadimalangat Islet
Baler, Aurora
This rock formation is actually a small island just a few meters away from the reef shore of Brgy. Cemento. It serves as the point identifying the southernmost tip of Baler Bay.

Dingalan Bay View Site
Dingalan, Aurora
"Tanawan" as the place is called means view site. Upon approaching the border of Dingalan and Nueva Ecija, one could pass through an area sloping upwards and its peak is the Dingalan Bay view site. The area gives a breathtaking view of the town proper and the blue bay of Dingalan.

Dingalan White Beach
Dingalan, Aurora
This two-kilometer long beach has numerous shells and corals scattered along the entire length of its southern half, which is approximately a kilometer long. It is suitable for scuba diving because of the rich diversity of marine life in its waters.

Ditumabo Falls
San Luis, Aurora
The crystal clear water of Ditumabo Falls gushes endlessly, flows and twists among countless rocks and boulders downstream. Approximately 140 ft. high, the waterfall is surrounded by huge cliffs, green shrubbery and vines making the place a perfect venue for family picnics and nature tripping. Trekking towards the falls takes about an hour from the NIA watershed base camp downstream. The local host community banded together to keep the trail system in near perfect condition. The ecotourism site just gave way to the construction of mini-hydroelectric power generator

Dugong
Dinalungan, Aurora
These endangered mammals which produces offspring called calf every 3 - 5 years, are commonly seen in the municipal waters of Dinalungan during summer months. These mammals are excusively dependent on seagrass called Halophila Spinulosa quite abundant in the area. They are known to nurture their calves for 18 long months before they let them meander on their own.

Ermita Hill
Baler, Aurora
On September 27, 1735, 'Tromba Marina', a phenomenal tidal wave swept the town of Baler. Those who survived the catastrophe fled and took refuge at Mt. Castillo, a neighboring hill now called Ermita. In 1798, Muslim pirates from the islands of Ticao and Burrias raided and invaded the coastal areas of Tayabas including the town of Baler. Again the survivors escaped by fleeing and hiding in the forest around Ermita. In such events the people were led by Fray Jose de Esperagoza. Later when its significance was recognized, a tower was built atop the hill to serve as a watchman's post to monitor approaching enemies. Today the historic hill serves as an altar of devotion in honor of patrons, St. Joseph and Sta. Isabel. The place is a favorite venue for family picnics, bird watching or photo ops as it is overlooking the scenic Pacific Ocean.

Lamao Caves
Dingalan, Aurora
This array of caves curved along the seaside cliff are constantly lured by waves of the Pacific Ocean. The caves would seem deceptively ordinary, however, upon close inspection, a delightful natural waterfall gushes inside from the underground stream. Drizzles inside the caves give the impression of rainy weather.

Mt. Anacuao Bird Watching
Dinalungan, Aurora
Yearly, foreign tourists from Europe and USA visit Mt. Anacuao during summer months to experience the exciting mountain climbing and bird watching safari on this 1,984-m high mountain in Northen Luzon. Some ten rare species of birds are found in Mt. Anacuao alone

Pagkain ng Bayan Plateau
Dilasag, Aurora
Beautiful scenery with grand orchid formation.

Paltic Falls (IFRC Nursery)
Dingalan, Aurora
The nursery is used to raise hardwood for replanting logged areas. Trees such as narra, kamagong, mahogany, kapok, yantoc and others are planted in small plastic bags and lined up underneath larger trees that provide shade and moisture to the young trees. Not far from this nursery is a stream that leads to two falls, one about 15 feet high and the other about 20 feet high. The falls, approximately 50 meters apart, form pools that are perfect for swimming or relaxing after a poolside picnic

Pimentel Falls (NIA Watershed)
San Luis, Aurora
The NIA watershed is a small dam built beside a picnic area in San Luis. The water below the dam is clear, with a greenish reflection of the vegetation surrounding the pond. The place is a coconut plantation covered with short carabao grass and some shrubbery, making the place ideal not only for swimming but for picnicking as well.

Sabang Beach
Baler, Aurora
Located on this long stretch of gray sand beach are several resorts namely: Angara's Beach House, Bay's Inn Resort, MIA Surf and Sports Resort and Baler Guesthouse and Restaurant, which offer accommodation near the beachfront and provide food, relaxation, and respite for swimmers and surfers. From March through June, the waves are relatively calm providing a good beachfront for swimmers and an excellent challenge for expert windsurfers. The months from October to February bring in the large waves for beginner surfers to learn the basics with relative safety, since most of the beach is sandy- bottomed. Undertows, which are helpful to surfers and dangerous for non-swimmers, do occur in certain areas. The most popular surfing point is found right in front of Bay's Inn, where beginners brave the moderate waves and regular surfers practice. Lindy's point, found further north along Sabang beach, is a highly-prized secret spot among local surfers.

Sierra Madre Mountains
Maria Aurora, Aurora
This is the place where flora and fauna are mostly concentrated. Waterfalls, rivers, and crystal clear streams of varying sizes are located within, if not adjacent to, the area of Sierra Madre mountains. Special interest trips such as mountain climbing, safari, bird watching, ecological studies or picnicking all rolled into one make for a wonderful and adventurous experience.

Tariktik Point
Dilasag, Aurora
Ideal for snorkeling, its natural bonsai formations are fascinating














 

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