Baler, the capital town of Aurora Province, is a haven for surfers. This laid-back coastal town in the North is known primarily for its waves. In recent years, cool cafes embodying the chill surf culture have cropped up in town, making the place a great destination for foodies as well. Here are five hip places in Baler for your post-surfing recovery meals.
Beach House at Costa Pacifica
Beach House is the in-house restaurant of Costa Pacifica, one of the best resorts in Baler. Even if you aren’t checked-in here, you can still enjoy meals in their airy restaurant with a view of their large swimming pool and the beach. Their extensive menu has both Western dishes and those infused with local flavors.
Aside from waffles and pancakes, try the Baler Longganisa, suman (a delicacy made with locally grown purple sticky rice), and Grilled Seafood with Veggies.
Beach House. Costa Pacifica Hotel. 80 Buton St., Baler, Aurora
Baler Surfer Grill
There are lots of native restaurants concentrated along Sabang Beach. Just walk around and you’re sure to find something that appeals to you. One of the most popular places with that distinct “surfer vibe” is Baler’s Surfer Grill, where meat is smoked and grilled under the hood of Volkswagen Beetle!
Aside from good old beach favorites like grilled liempo and fish, try their bestselling Chicken Pinadapa and Bulalo Barbecue (grilled beef with homemade BBQ sauce).
Baler Surfer Grill, Sabang Beach, Baler, Aurora.