The second-class municipality of Baler is the provincial capital of the province of Aurora. After the filming of the 1979 film "Apocalypse Now" in Baler, everything changed. The production crew left their surfboards to the locals who used it to learn how to surf. Since then, surfing has become a popular sport in the town, and is now one of the top destinations for tourists who wish to ride powerful waves and experience a thrilling beach adventure.
Sabang Beach is the most frequented place by surfers who come to the town. Its shores are full of accommodations and surf shacks where both experienced and first-time surfers can rent boards. There are also surfing coaches available. The best time to visit is from September to March when the waves are at its highest. For those who don't surf, the shores of Sabang Beach are perfect for fun activities like swimming, sunbathing, and playing other watersports.
Dicasalarin Cove is a hidden beach away from the gray sand and surfers of Sabang Beach. The shore is untouched with nothing but white sand and crystal clear waters. Like Sabang Beach though, the waves are powerful so swimming may not be advisable. But the view of the seascape from a nearby beacon-like lighthouse is a thing of beauty.
To know more about Baler and its history, visitors can drop by the local museum, Museo de Baler. Various pieces of art, images, documents, and artifacts that present important facts and information about the history of the town are all on display.