Ermita Hill Park is located in Baler, Aurora. On September 27, 1735, 'Tromba Marina', a phenomenal tidal wave swept the town of Baler. Those who survived the catastrophe fled and took refuge at Mt. Castillo, a neighboring hill now called Ermita.
In 1798, Muslim pirates from the islands of Ticao and Burrias raided and invaded the coastal areas of Tayabas including the town of Baler. ...
Again the survivors escaped by fleeing and hiding in the forest around Ermita. In such events the people were led by Fray Jose de Esperagoza. Later when its significance was recognized, a tower was built atop the hill to serve as a watchman's post to monitor approaching enemies.
Today the historic hill serves as an altar of devotion in honor of patrons, St. Joseph and Sta. Isabel. The place is a favorite venue for family picnics, bird watching or photo ops as it is overlooking the scenic Pacific Ocean.
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Baler, the capital town of the province of Aurora, is a haven for surfers and bikers. This laid-back coastal town is known primarily for its waves. Numerous surf shops are situated along Sabang beach catering to novice and the seasoned surfers.
A road trip away from the Metro, Baler has become a popular choice for many Filipinos looking for a break from the city life. If you're planning to travel to Baler, you're certainly in the right place. Writing from the perspective of a frequent Baler goer, I've made sure to include in this Baler travel guide everything a traveller needs to know about the place. Read on to learn some basic facts and travel tips as you plan your Baler adventure.
It was another great weekend that I decided to join the Top View Philippines 2 days 1-night tour to Baler trip.
Nagsimula sa La Union, napadpad sa Siargao, and ngayon kukumpletuhin natin ang panata dito sa "Birthplace of Surfing in the Philippines" BALER!
Baler, Aurora, Philippines
- Sabang Beach
- Nalu Surf Camp
- Ditumabo Falls (Mother Falls)
- Ermita Hill
- Baler Rock Formations
- Millennium Tree / Century-old Balete Tree
Every traveler goes through a series of awakenings. The first is usually the moment when it dawns on them that they are born to wander.
Being dubbed as the birth place of surfing in the Philippines, Baler offers great surfing waves and is an ideal surf spot as it is a road trip away from Manila. Aside from surfing, there are many other things to do in Baler. The town has a rich history, and there are different historical landmarks in the area. Baler is also filled with many beautiful nature spots which you can explore on a day trip. These include:
- Century old Balete tree
- Diguisit beach, rock formations and waterfalls
- Ermita Hill
- Ditumabo mother falls
- Baler hanging bridge
- Quezon's rest house
- Quezon memoria ...