Baler Nomads

Baler Barrels on the Reef

Ok forget all the hype about La Union and Siargao Island as the best ‘surf spots’ in the Philippines, Baler is actually the best surfing location in the Philippines by far. Located about 10-12hrs north-east of Metro Manila by coach (it doesn’t look that far on the map the travel time is mainly because there is no major highway for most of the trip), Baler has a real surf culture, not a plastic one, and the whole town is like a coastal surfing town with many of the local Filipinos also into surfing as well as the ex-pats.

In terms of being a Digital Nomad in Baler it can be really good if you don’t mind the isolation and travel time from Manila. There is good internet connectivity in Baler and most accommodation options will have Wi-Fi. However, don’t expect too much in the way of local infrastructure so be prepared to bring all that you need with you in terms of work equipment.

Accommodation options: Medium Accommodation costs: Low/Medium AirBnb Availability: Medium
AirBnB Costs: Low/Medium Internet connectivity: Good Cafes: 7/10
Restaurants: 6/10 Bars: 6/10  Nightlife: 6/10
Expats: Low-Medium Tourists: Medium Potential employment options: Low
Available infrastructure: Low Fun Factor: 8/10 Things to do in the day: High
Things to do at night: Low-Medium Minimum budget you’ll need per month: PHP20,000 Overall Digital Nomad Rating: 6.5/10 (8/10 if you like Surfing)


Baler lifestyle

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Costa Pacifica Resort

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Baler, Costa Pacifica Resort is the perfect choice. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. A well-kept environment and its proximity to Sabang Beach, Baler Catholic Church, Museum de Baler give to this hotel a special charm.

At Costa Pacifica Resort, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. 24-hour room service, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, gift/souvenir shop, 24-hour front desk are just a few of the facilities that set Costa Pacifica Resort apart from other hotels in the city.

Guests can choose from 106 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel’s recreational facilities, which include private beach, fitness center, outdoor pool, massage, pool (kids) are designed for escape and relaxation. Costa Pacifica Resort is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Baler.



Go Surfari House

Situated in the Sabang Beach area, Go Surfari House is the perfect place to experience Baler and its surroundings. From here, guests can make the most of all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the property provides the best in services and amenities. Guests can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, family room, lockers, shared kitchen, free breakfast.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The property’s surfing lessons are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Go Surfari House is your one-stop destination for quality accommodation in Baler.


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