Top Tourist Spots in Aurora [And How To Get There]

Our list of must-visit tourist spots in Aurora Province in the Philippines.

Located in the eastern area of Luzon is the province of Aurora; a province known for having a lot of attractions that lure in tourists. Whether you want to see some historical, cultural or natural sites, Aurora has all of those to offer. With the many attractions it does have, here are the top tourist spots in Aurora.

Top Tourist Spots in Aurora
Top Tourist Spots in Aurora | Bigstock Photos

Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Aurora Province

Ditumabo Falls

Most commonly known as the Mother Falls, Ditumabo falls is the biggest falls in the area. But more than just its size, it is truly majestic. With its towering height, watching the water cascade and hit the rocky basin is quite a magnificent sight. The pool of water is clean and cool, a good place to get refreshed. Getting there may be a bit difficult, but it sure is worth it.

How to get to Ditumabo Falls

From Baler, hire a tricycle to take you to Ditumabo Falls. Travel time is around 1 hour and the fare is approximately Php1,000 good for 4 pax.

Ditumabo Falls
Ditumabo Falls | Bigstock Photos

Museo de Baler

Baler, Aurora is most popular as a great surfing spot. But what many don’t know is the rich cultural heritage it actually also has. Museo de Baler houses a lot of artifacts tha can help tourists of the place understand and learn more about the life before of the place. Going to the museum is a good way to have fun while learning some facts.

Museo de Baler
Museo de Baler

Ermita Hills

This place is a significant moment in the history of the province. Surviving a tsunami catastrophe back in 1735, this place was slowly turned into a destination where people could enjoy the view of Baler Bay and Aniao islets—it is now even a top tourist spot in Aurora because of the many sights you will see hear just like the white cross, tromba marina and so on.

Ermita Hills
Ermita Hills

Sabang Beach

Never tried surfing? Well, this is the best place to learn. Or maybe you do surf, then you will love the barrels here. It is also a good place to go swimming. The fine gray sand and the deep blue waters is a site in itself. Going here with friends will be very fun, not just because of the waves, but because going on a food trip here is a blast!

Sabang Beach
Sabang Beach

Casapsapan Beach

The long stretch of well-grown and big mangroves, beige colored sand and sparkling turquoise waters is like a view of paradise. Casapsapan beach is the place for backpackers or overnight stayers who want to spend the night beside a beautiful beach. Tent pitching and finding room accommodations is the best here since it is cheap.

How to get to Casapsapan Beach

From Manila, take a bus to Casiguran, Aurora. From the town proper, take a tricycle to Casapsapan Beach. The fare is around Php150, one-way. You can check out the schedule of bus trips from Manila to Casiguran here.

Dicasalarin Cove

Dicasalarin Cove is a secluded cove that is full of wonder and mystery. Hearing the wind blow, the waves crashing to the shore, and the trees ruffling with the wind, is quite a scene. Modernization and industrialization have yet to reach here which is why this place remains to be a peaceful, serene and relaxing place.

Dicasalarin Cove
Dicasalarin Cove | Bigstock Photos

Diguisit Rock Formation

There are some wonders in the earth that are truly interesting, the Diguisit rock formation is one of them. Swimming here is also fun but what this place is really good for is for taking photos; the rock formations add contrast and shape to your pictures. Have a photo of the rock formation as the background as proof that you did see one of the best tourist spots in Aurora.

How to Get to Baler, Aurora

Baler is about 6-8 hours from Manila depending on the mode of transportation you take. The most convenient way to go to Baler from Manila is by taking a JoyBus from Cubao. The travel time is only 6 hours and the fare depends on the type of bus you take. Check out the schedule of bus trips and fare from Manila to Baler.

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