Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Dinadiawan -Up Close, Dipaculao, Aurora
Dinadiawan is almost two hours away from Aurora’s capital town, Baler. It is not an easy place to reach since the lone mountain road that leads to it is rough, unpaved and narrow. In contrast to Baler, which is Aurora’s most popular tourist destination, the other parts of the province are remote and desolate, providing visitors with an entirely surreal and different kind of feeling. Many pleasant discoveries can still be experienced and one such place is Dinadiawan which is situated between Luzon’s Sierra Madre Mountain Range & the Pacific Ocean. This place is oftentimes the stopover of buses and commercial vehicles going to northern town of Aurora (Dinalungan, Casiguran, Dilasag) as several small restaurants are lined along the national road.
A few meters from the main road is the stunningly beautiful Dinadiawan Beach. It is a long stretch of clean, fine, golden white sand coastline. There are one to two resorts located in the area but apart from it, no other manmade structure is to be found in the vicinity. It’s best to explore, stroll lazily, camp-out, play ball games, or just enjoy the beach in the late afternoon, when the sun is no longer ferociously beating down on the sandy shoreline. Indeed, there’s a lot to discover and explore in Aurora just like Dinadiawan!