#150 Dicasalarin Cove

Dicasalarin Cove in Baler, Aurora province

Dicasalarin Cove in Baler, Aurora province (Luzon, northern Philippines) is a secluded white sand beach where the verdant Sierra Madre foothills meet the Pacific Ocean (Source:  Waypoint). Dark, thickly forested hills contrast with the striking white shoreline.

There are no resorts and visitor facilities on this fine stretch of sand. A freshwater river, flowing from the mountains beyond, trickles out to the sea. Dicasalarin Cove’s stunning, rugged beauty and relative isolation certainly make it one of Baler’s best-kept secrets.

Aside from a boat trip, adventurous visitors to this cove say that hiking to Dicasalarin is one of the best ways to go. The adventure will bring the visitor through most of Baler’s villages, a climb to a hilltop weather station where the vistas are breathtaking, through lush forests, along rocky shores and finally to the desolate beach where the beauty is as rough as the crashing waves of the Pacific.

Visitors can charter a motorised boat from Sabang to Dicasalarin Cove. The trip takes about 45 minutes and offers a view of the Baler coastline.

Mabuhay ang Baler!

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