Aurora is one of the most popular provinces in the Philippines when we talk about Tourism. Tourist Spots in Aurora, mostly in Baler, became its pride and one of them is the place where Surfing in the Philippines was born.
If you want to visit Aurora and thinking about what are the tourist spots there, the following are the best tourist spots in Aurora you may want to visit this year.
Top 10 Tourist Spots in Aurora
1. Sabang Beach
Sabang Beach is located in Barangay Sabang, Baler, Aurora.
It has a long stretch of gray sand beach, which is popularly referred as the Birthplace of Surfing in the Philippines. This is where you can practice surfing with moderate waves. The best time to visit is during October to February where the waves are bigger than regular waves. There are surfing instructors to help you learn the basics but not for free.
2. Diguisit Beach and Rock Formations
Diguisit Beach is situated in Baler Bay, Aurora.
Diguisit Beach is really not perfect in swimming or snorkeling but the rock formations will surely capture your attention. This is a perfect destination for sightseeing and taking pictures of the amazing rock formations continually clashing with the waves. Rock hopping and climbing are good too but just be careful while taking good shots.
3. Ermita Hills
Ermita Hills is located in Barangay Zabali, Baler, Aurora.
Ermita Hills is one of the most visited tourist spots in Baler, Aurora where it provides you an amazing view to Baler Bay. It is believed to be the highest point of Baler. This is where the survivors of tsunami, that hits Baler on 1735, climbed and witnessed the devastating wrath of nature.
4. Ditumabo Falls
Ditumabo Falls is situated in San Luis, Aurora.
This is the biggest and highest waterfalls in Aurora that’s why it is also called as the Mother Falls of Aurora. Getting here is quite a trekking adventure but it’s worth it. It is great for swimming and the natural water pool is cold. Aside from that, it is also a source of hydroelectric power in Aurora.
5. Baler Catholic Church
Baler Catholic Church is located in Poblacion, Baler, Aurora.
Baler Catholic Church is an old church in Baler which is still standing even though Filipino troops made this church a stronghold during Philippine Revolution (also read Siege of Baler) on 1898 – 1899. The church was made of bricks and stones on 1611 but reconstructed on 1939 but the original structure and details can still be seen inside.
6. Museo de Baler
Museo de Baler is situated in Poblacion, Baler, Aurora.
Museo de Baler or Baler Museum is where you can find amazing artifacts in Baler that are well-preserved. There you can find old jars, porcelains, old bells, amazing paintings and more! There you can see some historical preserves from Spanish period.
7. Dicasalarin Cove
Dicasalarin Cove is located in Discalarin, Baler, Aurora.
It is a long stretch of grey/brown sand beach famous for its lighthouse and beautiful scenes. The beach is not developed which is great opportunity to have fun and walk in the shore. There are stairs going to the top where you can find the lighthouse. While climbing the stairs, you will be filled with awe of the beautiful scenery of the beach and the hills. This is a private property of The Angara.
8. Cunayan Falls
Cunayan Falls is situated in Barangay Pimentel, San Luis, Aurora.
This is one of the beautiful falls in Aurora. The way going here is a lot easier that going to Ditumabo Falls. The water is fresh and a great site for chilling with friends. Cunayan Falls is also great for swimming because the water is fresh and clean. There are also cottages in the area.
9. Doña Aurora Quezon’s House
Quezon’s House is located in Barangay Cemento, Baler, Aurora.
If you love Philippine History then why not visit Doña Aurora Quezon’s House? Doña Aurora Quezon is the wife of the former President of the Philippines Manuel Quezon. It is a nipa hut and some old collections inside. You can also find the vintage car of the former president.
10. Balete Tree or Millennium Tree
Balete Tree is located in Barangay Quirini, Maria Aurora, Aurora.
600-year-old huge Balete Tree in Aurora is one of the creepiest trees in the Philippines. It is very huge that would take 60 adults holding hands to encircle the entire tree. Many dare to climb the tree and found it awesome and it is also possible to go inside the roots. If you are really that brave, you may want to test your bravery here.