Monday, June 13, 2016

Dingalan | A Hidden Paradise in Aurora

There are many reasons why you need to visit the province of Aurora. Not only the town of Baler, Aurora offers a lot of beautiful spots that will surely attracts more tourists not only the locals but also foreigners. One of amazing destinations that you need to explore is an island paradise called Dingalan.

Dingalan Aurora (c) Jeff Gler

Dingalan is located in the  the southernmost town of Aurora Province, Philippines, which is 4 hours drive from Manila. It has several caves, of which the Lamao Caves are the best known. Aside Baler, you can also find here rough shoreline and very high waves which is perfect spot for surfers.

One best spots in Dingalan is in the "Parola" (Light House). You can find here beautiful sea and amazing rock formations. You will feel like you are in Batanes. The whole is very pristine and the air is very refreshing. The plants and tress around the area are very relaxing.

How To get to the Dingalan Aurora

Take a 5 star bus in Cubao bound for Cabanatuan. Travel time is around 3 hours. Bus Fare is Php 185
From Cabanatuan, take a van going to Dingalan. Travel time is around 1 and a half to 2 hours. Van Fare is Php100
From Dingalan, take a tricylce going to Feeder Port. Travel Time is 10-15 minutes. Tricycle Fare is Php20
From Port, Take boat going to white beach, which is the jump off to Parola. Travel time is around 20 minutes. Boat rental fee is Php700 (2 way).

Travel Guide

a) Last trip from Dingalan to Cabnatuan is 3PM-4pM
b) There are resorts that offers cheap room accommodation in Dingalan
c) If you want to save more money, instead of taking a boat, you can trek from the resort going to the Parola
d) Travel in group to save money 

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