Aurora, Baler proudly proclaims itself as the surfing capital of Eastern Luzon and most travelers do flock to its shores to discover their inner surfer. The town’s new-found status and glamour is largely because of its blockbuster attraction, Sabang Beach; a gorgeous stretch of sand and sea lining the eastern side of the town. This is where everyone goes to test their surfing skills.
Like most travel aficionados, my friend VJ and I took the long journey to Aurora, Baler to immerse in beautiful nature and of course to surf. The town of Baler sits in a valley beneath the majestic Sierra Madre Mountain Range and faces the Philippine Sea on one side, making it an ecological treasure trove filled with secluded lagoons, immaculate beaches, and thriving forested land.