Baler is known to be one of the top surfing spots here in the Philippines. It’s bit far compared to Quezon, Zambales or La Union but definitely worth your travel. Best months to surf in Baler is October to April (North swell). Surfing there is all year round for beginner, intermediate and advanced surfers.


  • Via commute from Cubao;
  • Genesis aircon bus. Travel time is 6-7 hours. Bus fare Php550
  • Joy Bus, also owned by Genesis, provides deluxe service with stewardess to assist passengers. You get free snacks and can borrow pillows and blankets. Travel time is 5 hours. Bus fare is Php750
  • You can just Waze it if you’ll bring a car like we did


  • For those with extra money and wants a pool, I recommend Costa Pacifica or Aliya Surf Camp
  • There are a lot of rooms/lodges/inns/pensions that costs Php800-1,500 per night 
  • Or, you can pitch tent for free at Sabang Beach

I gained friends from joining the GoPro girls at Mt. Pinatubo and was really happy to be part of that group. Angel a.k.a Lakwatserang Negra; being a surfer and almost lived in Baler, invited us to go there to surf one weekend. I’ve been to Baler before but she introduced us to a different side of Baler that not a lot of tourists are aware of. It is located on the far end of Sabang Beach.

Here are my awesome friends, Angel and Cha. Special thanks to Mami Sheng for lending her car to us😎

When we arrived, I actually just stared at the beach and enjoyed the view

That’s me taking some photos

Angel and some locals getting ready to surf. If you want to surf, look for Kuya Apeng, he will give your discounts with the surfing lessoonsπŸ„πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Here are their rates

Me enjoying the waves🌊


With the future surfers of Sabang, these are the kids of the instructors there

Here’s my surfer friend, Angel, with her sakit sa ulo pose while waiting for her order. Haha!πŸ˜ƒ

Food here is affordable, delicious and has a huge serving. Here’s the menu:

Yummy lunch 

It looks like a classic Volkswagen but it’s also a grill and food is delicious πŸ˜‹

Baler sunset was so beautiful 😍 

At night, we had bonfire with the locals

Here’s our very posh accomodation. We slept by the beach in our tents for free!😊

The next morning, we all surfed!πŸ„πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Surfer squad goals

My after surf face

Don’t leave Baler without visiting this bakeshop, they have super yummy chocolate cake and Brazo de Mercedes. It’s a must to eat and take out some cakes here (sorry no photo, already finished it πŸ˜‚)

Here are some of the tourist attractions that you can also visit in Baler:

Old Balete Tree

Ditumabo Mother Falls

And of course, to prove that you went to Baler, take a photo with this huge signage haha! 😊

Here’s an estimated budget per person incase you plan to go to Baler for 2 days and 1 night. Note that the more you are, the lesser the expenses.

  • Bus roundtrip – Php1,100
  • Accomodation – Php500-1,000
  • Surfing lessons – Php400
  • Food – Php600-1,000 (depending on the restaurant)
  • Tour – Php800 (Php200 per pax)

I hope this blog helps. See more of my adventures at Althea’s Adventures. Enjoy surfing!😎

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