The Rocky Shores of Dipaculao, Aurora

March 31, 2011 Travel

An hour's drive from Baler, tracing the beautiful coastline of Aurora is Dipaculao.

Rocks dominate its seashores, which is not the one for those leisurely walks or runs. This beach is usually visited by tourists to dive or snorkel, as this is a marine protected site.

Aside from snorkeling, if the sea cooperates, tourists can also visit the Dibutunan Twin Cave by renting a banca from any of the fishermen there. (Just don't forget to pay, okay?) There is also a site for cliff diving. If the waves are too strong, tourists can walk to the site.

We stayed at the Aurora Beach Club. The resort has one big cottage, with one room and two beds. Unfortunately, there are no comfy mattresses. The chair at the veranda can also be converted to a bed, so that big cottage was enough for most of us. We are used to roughing it out so having this, plus the clean comfort rooms are already luxury for us.

There are also two small cottages for day trippers, a separate shower room with good water supply and a big kitchen and dining area, which we were allowed to use. With so many great cooks in our group, we love preparing our own meals. Actually, guests here really have to bring their own food. There is no restaurant. The resort is owned by another member of AURORA or the Aurora Offroaders Club.

Too bad, the Pacific Ocean was not gentle that day, so it was not really good for swimming nor snorkeling nor a banca ride. We didn't want to be slammed to those rocks. There was also a group of divers who tried but the waves were just too strong.

Nevertheless, the cool breeze and the enjoyable company really made this weekend getaway worth the hours travel and effort to go to Aurora.

For information:
Aurora Beach Club
Brgy. Dibutunan, Dipaculao, Aurora

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