SUN mo planong pumunta this summer?
Located in Aurora province, and accessible via bus, Baler is one of the beaches most Filipinos head on to during the hot summer months. Famous for being a surfer’s paradise, if you’re in the mood for some surfing lessons under the sun in the cooling sea, then Baler is the where you should head on to this summer.
Don’t have your Baler itinerary planned out yet? Check out some of the things you can do!
- Go surfing at Sabang Beach
- Explore Dicasalarin Cove and Bay
- Swim in Mother Falls
- Take history trip at Mesuo de Baler or Dona Aurora Quezon House
- Visit the Millenium Tree, Baler’s famous Balete tree
- Conquer your fears at the Hanging Bridge
- Marvel at the view at Ermita Hill
Whether you decide, however, to surf your summers away or to chill out at the different attractions they have for tourists, food is always part of the itinerary.
Don’t know where to eat in Baler? No worries! We’ve compiled some of the must-try Baler restaurants you should eat at.
The Dogtown Collective is a surfer-friendly and dog-friendly food court located right along Alley 2 in Baler.
Here’s a glimpse of some of the food stalls that they house and what they offer:
Saranglayap – Poke and Smoothie Bowls
Rotunda Cafe & Art Space – Coffee, Cocktails, Beers, and Light Meals
Kokoa Concept – Coffee, Smoothies, Tea, and Light Meals
Little Warung – Asian Fusion and Balinese Cuisine
If you can’t stop being hands-on with things – from your surfing lessons to your food – then Kusina Luntian is the perfect restaurant for you. Serving up meals on banana leaves which you can eat with your hands, Kusina Luntian is an affordable surfer’s hang-out spot that specializes in meals complete with paco salad, grilled meat, and rice.
Insider tip: A must-try dish here is their Pako Salad and Liempo.
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Dela Torre St., Baler, Aurora
Looking for a truly unique foodie-xperience? Head on to Baler Surfer Grill, a restaurant located in the Baywalk area right along Sabang Beach, that serves up CAR-grilled food, more specifically car-grilled meat, you should definitely not miss out on.
Fun fact: The car that they're grilling on is actually a Volkswagen beetle.
Craving for tapsilog right after exploring Museo de Baler or during an ungodly hour of the morning? Find your fix of affordable tapsilog and other silog meals at no other place than The Original Ram’s Tapsilog which is open 24/7.
Mabini Street, cor Angara, Poblacion, Baler, Aurora
Want a glimpse of the nightlife of Baler? Then, Yellow Fin Bar and Grill is the restaurant for you! A two-story restaurant, Yellow Fin Bar and Grill specializes in grilled dishes and interesting drinks perfect for enjoying with your barkada late at night with other people who like to party.
Insider tip: It's best to make reservations ahead of time as this restaurant gets full pretty quickly.
A restaurant that promises that they don’t use extenders, MSG, or preservatives, The Good Food is a restaurant that serves up Mexican-Filipino food that’s good from its ingredients to its flavors. Talk about finding a restaurant that’ll help you maintain your summer bod.
Insider tip: The Burger 2.0 is a must-try!
An art gallery, retail store, cafe/restaurant, and surf school of sorts, Charlie Does specializes in comfort food – more specifically vegan/vegetarian comfort food – that both healthy eaters and non-healthy eaters will love and enjoy.
Insider tip: Some of their must-try dishes are fish tacos, mushroom tapa, tofu sisig, and tofu barbeque. To add, you shouldn't miss out on their Baler Brew.
One of the quality hotel restaurants in Baler, Aurora, The Beach House at Costa Pacifica is one that doesn’t disappoint when it comes to giving their guests a memorable buffet breakfast spread. However, to those who are planning to eat lunch and dinner instead, they also have a variety of American, Filipino, and Mediterranean dishes for you to choose from.
Tired of the sweating under the sweltering heat of the sun? Take a break at Kubli Bistro, an air-conditioned bistro and bar located right along the stretch of Sabang Beach that serves up an extensive selection of Filipino, Western, and Italian cuisine.
Insider tip: If you're struggling to find this place, it's located on the 2nd floor of a building on the street right next to Kusina Luntian.
Another one of the known places for accommodation in Baler, everything in La Patricia Hotel screams family-friendly from its rooms to its food serving size. Offering budget-friendly meals and even a budget-friendly buffet, enjoy home away from home Filipino food like calamares, caldereta, siningang, and more at La Patricia.
Insider tip: Head on to the infinity pool if you want a lovely view of Sabang Beach.
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Sabang Beach, Baler, Aurora
Another location for accommodation, Bay-ler View Hotels boasts a casual open-air restaurant with a view of Sabang beach. Enjoy the view while you devour their delectable Filipino dishes.
A full-blown cafe that began as a bakeshop in a garage, Madison’s Cafe is a restaurant that offers up a variety of pastries and drinks for those with a sweet tooth. Offering complete amenities such as Wi-Fi and airconditioning, if you’re up to chill, Madison’s cafe is the perfect spot for you.
Insider tip: It's said that their blueberry cheesecake is a must-try.
A hidden gem covered by tall coconut trees and a thicket of miscellaneous plants, Sonia’s at Surfers Garden is a restaurant for those who love the outdoors. Bask in the sunlight and feel the breeze on your face as you enjoy their breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.
Insider tip: Their laing pizza, island chicken skewers, and nachos are must-try dishes.
One of the affordable buffets in Baler – if not the most affordable – Gerry Shan is an airconditioned eatery in Baler. Feel free to indulge in the Chinese and seafood dishes they offer.
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Quezon St., Poblacion, Baler, Aurora
(0908) 862 2944
A place right by Sabang beach, if you want a packed summer vacation, don’t miss out on going to Nalu Surf Camp. It’s a place where you can not only learn how to surf but it’s also a place where you can fill up on hearty comfort food and get a glimpse of the bustling nightlife at Baler.
Crash Pad is a hostel and resto in Baler where the night life really comes to life. Serving up affordable drinks and playing sick beats, if you’re in the mood for interaction with people, then Crash Pad is the spot you should find yourself at.
The ultimate chill-out spot, Port Tavern is a restaurant where you can play pool and darts all the while enjoying the great view, the chill ambiance, the refreshing alcoholic drinks, and filling finger food they have to offer.
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