6 of the Hippest Places to Stay in Baler

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by | April 05, 2016

Baler has always been one of the go-to places for wave junkies, and the hottest spots there don’t include luxury villas—definitely not the ones for those who fancy old-time grandeur. Instead, the coolest places in Baler consist of trendy and homey accommodations which feature arts and trinkets that will make you want to soak up the good vibes. Not sure where to stay? Here’s a list to get you started:

Cote Resort

PHP7,500++ per night inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner
(+632) 893.4725 | coteresort.com.ph

The boutique surf resort has 6 uniquely designed cabins complete with all the amenities that you need for a chill weekend getaway. Designed using two 20-foot container vans, each cabin is equipped with a king or twin sized bed, toilet and shower and air-conditioning. If surfing is not your cup of tea, other activities in the resort include hiking or night campfires under the stars.

(Tip: The resort offers a 12-seater van so you can book your ride from Manila for PHP8,000).

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The Easy Adventure

PHP2,300 per person for one night, two days in quadruple sharing, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, merienda and dinner on a weekday, and PHP3,200 for the same package on a weekend.
(+63) 916.767.7971 | myeasyadventure.com

If you’re up for eco-luxe camping (also known as glamping) then this is the perfect place to stay. The campsite, which is right in front of a beach and a palm-fringed river, offers weather-proof tents that are good for up to four guests (all with comfortable beds, private outdoor picnic table, rechargeable lamps and a fan). If the bathroom and shower situation is something that concerns you, the place has six clean toilets and four outdoor showers.

(Tip: You can opt for full-coverage package for three days, two nights—it includes an hour of surf lessons, a dune buggy ride and four hours on the kayak. Rates start at PHP6,000 for quadruple sharing.)

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The Circle Hostel Baler

Starts at PHP350 for the hammock, inclusive of breakfast
(+63) 917.501.0235 | baler.thecirclehostel.com

The budget-friendly hostel has become popular for artsy beach heads from the metro.  The vibe is very relaxed with colorful paintings mostly done by guests. They offer private rooms (Cuddle room and Buddy room), co-ed and female dorms and hammocks with built in mosquito nets.

(Tip: There’s a cooking area so you can save a few bucks and unleash your inner chef by bringing your own food.)

Mornings be like 😌. #circlehostelbaler #circlehostel #baler #aurora #philippines #morning

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Nalu Surf Camp

Starts at PHP6,500 per night for quadruple sharing
(+63) 917.817.2606 | facebook page

Get to wake up to the sound of crashing waves at this beach front property. Everything here is spacious—from the rooms to the lounge areas. They also host bonfire nights for their guests.

(Tip: Get an hour of surf lesson for PHP350. It’s inclusive of board and instructor with a free picture and a beer.)

Nalu Life. #nalusurfcampphilippines #nalusurfcamp #nalusurfschool

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Hotel Motel Charlie Does Inn


Starts at PHP1,500 for a room good for two
(+63) 917.718.5742 | facebook page

The ambiance is very cozy with container vans transformed into beautifully designed and spacious fan rooms equipped with private toilet and bath. The place is quite small (only five rooms) so you’re promised to have all the attention of their friendly staff. They can also make arrangements for surf lessons and tours around Baler.

(Tip: Everyone is raving about their coffee! Also, if you’re really on a budget, they have an area where you can hang a hammock.)

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Aura Marina Sands Beach Resort

Starts at PHP3,500 for a room good for two, inclusive of breakfast
(+63) 977.219.5934 | facebook page

The concept boutique resort offers refurnished container cottages with rustic wooden décor. Just a 15 minute-drive from Baler’s surfing spots, their infinity pool with an unblocked view of the ocean makes it an ideal place for a weary traveler. The place is also surrounded with lush greenery which makes the vibe even more relaxing.

(Tip: They mainly offer Singaporean food in their restaurant but they can cook other dishes upon request.)

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Have something to add to the list or know of a cool place you want to share? Let us know in the comments or message us directly at editor@windowseat.ph.

Also read about:

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9 of the Best Glamping Spots in the Philippines
8 of the Hippest Accommodations in Baguio City
Beautiful Destinations You Can Visit Via Bus from Manila


  • Gilda Cordero

    wld like to know how to get there… is it by tour packages> because i am interested in the circle hostel baler… i am with my daughter … and the dates available pls if its on a tour…

    April 5, 2016 at 9:15 pm
    • Jane

      Hi gilda, i saw ur comment. My mother lives in casiguran aurora which is few hours away from baler, so my family and i were be used to the kind of roads and way going there. My brother is a van owner who is accomodating trips to baler, ilocos etc… If you want a sure trip just message me on messenger or this name Mercon de Guzman. She is my sister in law 🙂

      April 6, 2016 at 3:35 pm
    • Missions Journey Travel & Tours

      We have group tours every weekend and we Welcome Joiners BALER 3Days 3,000/ head with Van, Accomidatuon , Food & Tours. Our mobile#+639177426179

      April 12, 2016 at 12:18 am
  • Angelo

    Thanks for sharing the list! I think I want to try Cote soon. You can also look into Surfhouse Baler for decent rooms.

    April 6, 2016 at 11:53 pm
  • arlene

    cheapest price, sUggestion pleAse

    April 30, 2016 at 12:28 pm

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