Philippines, Baler Guide (B): Discovering Baler: Going Around Town Part I
To see the most popular sights in Baler, you only need a day or two depending on where you are staying, the places you would want to visit and on how long you would stay in one location. The best way to go around town is via tricycle. The standard tricycle rate for a day of roaming is P800. We were very fortunate to have met a driver who was very professional and who was conversant with the different tourist spots in Baler. He is Kuya Boyet Gomez and his number is 09381127335.
Located in Barangay Zabali, Ermita Hill is around five kilometers from the town proper of Baler. To reach the top of the hill, we had to pass by a steep slope. When we got to the top, we were greeted by the breathtaking sight of the Pacific Ocean. Apart from the expansive view of the Pacific, however, there weren’t really much to see on top.
At the foot of the hill, there were sculptures depicting how the people of Baler fled the great tsunami that ravaged the town in the 1700s.
From Ermita hill, our guide brought us southward to Diguisit Bay. We stopped by the roadside to have bird’s eye view of the bay. From where we were standing, we had a good view of Dimadimalangat and Aniao Islets, which was a cluster of rock formations from afar. These group of small islands are collectively called Diguisit Rock Formations. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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