Monday, June 7, 2010
Aurora is a paradise for surfers, with its long Pacific coastline exposed to the Pacific Ocean. The sport was made famous in the Province by the classic film Apocalypse Now. The scene in which U.S. soldiers are surfing was filmed here, and the production crew left behind surfboards for the locals to use. The locals of Baler claim that the surf is sometimes so huge that they could hear it all the way from the provincial capitol building, some 1.5 km away from the coast.
There are numerous surfing points in Aurora, but the municipality of Baler offers most of the more accessible surfing areas with good accommodations.
Dinalungan Deer Park-A strategic area where a man-made structure was built added with exquisite landscape combined with exotic plants, water hyacinths, water lilies, and trees are home to the endemic Sambar Deer nurtured by an environmentalist couple. (Credit: Dinalungan Tourism Office)
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
An array of caves curved along the seaside cliff of Paltic, Dingalan, Aurora. These caves are constantly lured by waves of the Pacific Ocean. The caves would seem deceptively ordinary, however, upon close inspection, delightful natural waterfalls gushes inside from the underground stream. Another cave showers water, giving the impression of an indoor rainstorm. Rare marine lives such as giant turtles and some sharks have been sighted along the location of the caves.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Quezon Memorial Park
(Poblacion, Baler, Aurora). This quiet park of trees and lawns was developed in honor and in memory of the late president Manuel L. Quezon. A marker fenced by concrete and set on a circular cement platform serves as a landmark of Baler, the birthplace of Quezon. A replica of the house where Quezon grew up could be found at Quezon Park (Casa de Maestro Lucio Quezon).
Museo de Baler
(Poblacion, Baler, Aurora). Aurora's museum that houses Aurora's priceless artifacts.