Dubbed as Batanes of the East, Dingalan, Aurora is covered with its magnificent mountains and vast sea that you just can’t get enough of. To be honest, when I hear the word Aurora, Baler comes in mind first, but I didn’t know that something as beautiful as Dingalan also exists in the province.
|Boat from the Dingalan Feeder Port|
If you are looking for a place to relax and at the same time a place to be adventurous, Dingalan might be the perfect place for you. I had the opportunity to travel to Aurora last December 26-27, 2019 together with a few of my blogger friends and it was definitely enjoyable. Our whole familiarization trip was prepared by the Department of Tourism – Central Luzon (thank you also, Ma’am Pia Manabat) and Sir Peter Lising of M.A.G Travel and Tours. We arrived at Dingalan on December 26 and stayed at Coastal Cove Resort for the night.
|Orientation at the Dingalan Feeder Port|
The next day, we headed to Dingalan Feeder Port for the boat hopping activity and to see the different tourist spots the town has to offer. Make sure that you coordinate with the people in charge at the port for your ride. You can also hire a tour guide from the Tourism department of Dingalan for you to fully enjoy your stay. They usually just charge 200 pesos per destination, so if you’re a group of 10, imagine just paying 20 php per destination! At the Dingalan Feeder Port, you will also be oriented by your tour guide and life vests will be provided.
The tour started with the boat hopping activity. During the time we went there, the water is a bit chaotic but nothing scary. After about an hour, you will reach Lamao Cave. We weren’t able to go inside the cave but I would definitely try it the next time we go to Dingalan.
|White beach at Dingalan, Aurora|
After boat hopping, our next destination is the White Beach. Our tour guide said that the sand on the beach used to be white, but due to a typhoon, the white sand was washed away and replaced by gray sand. Here at White Beach, you can pitch your own tent if you want to rest or you can buy fresh Coconut Juice (buko juice) to be refreshed! There is also an area where you can play volleyball with your friends. In fact, when we went there, a group of students was having their camping and some of there were playing in the area.
|Trek to Mountain View|
|Region III Bloggers trekking to Mountain View|
|Sir Jan of Kapampangan Traveller having his photo op at the Mountain View|
|Batanes of the East|
|Tired but happy feet.|
I hope you get to visit Dingalan soon!