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Surf's Up! Baler Is Now Open to Local Travelers

An RT-PCR test is one of the requirements.
Surf's Up! Baler Is Now Open to Local Travelers
An RT-PCR test is one of the requirements.

Touted as the "Birthplace of Philippine Surfing," Baler in Aurora is best known for its beach break that's perfect even for those who are just getting started in riding small waves. It also has secret hideouts that only the pros and local surfers know. But whether you're heading out with a board or not, this beach getaway always dazzles the local traveler for it has kept its old-town charm; just take a walk around the plaza and boardwalk to see it for yourself.

And if you've been missing this spot, you'll be glad to know that Baler is now accepting local travelers. Executive Order 2021-0024, which enumerates the guidelines for visitors, is effective November 10.

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PHOTO BY Christa I. De La Cruz/Archives

Here are the Baler travel requirements if you're heading to this surf town:

  • S-PaSS registration
  • Government ID
  • Negative RT-PCR test results taken within 72 hours
  • A medical certificate for ages five to 10 years old
  • Booking confirmation from Department of Tourism-accredited accommodations

*This story originally appeared on Spot.phMinor edits have been made by the editors.

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