Ready to Ride Aurora’s Waves? Spend a Relaxing Weekend Away from the City at this Quaint Resort

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by | December 02, 2021

When thinking of going surfing in the Philippines, you easily think of crowd favorites Siargao, Baler, and La Union. But if you’re looking for a more low-key spot to enjoy some waves, sun, and sea, the town of Dingalan in Aurora is an underrated gem to discover. Just a few hours’ drive from the metro will lead you to several spots to fall in love with for the next weekend:


Gio’s Resort

Nestled in the municipality of Dingalan in Aurora, Gio’s Resort is a quaint beachfront stay that will let you experience the beauty of the underrated gem. If you’ve never experienced both surfing and beach glamping, this resort is the perfect place to enjoy these activities! The resort’s grounds are also lined with tall coconut trees, giving you that island getaway vibe.

Gio’s offers two kinds of accommodation for beach glamping.


Rooms and rates

Perfect for families or a barkada, the Family Cabin is a wooden loft-style cabin that can accommodate up to six guests.  Each cabin is airconditioned and comes with a table and chair set up that’s only exclusive for you.

Rates start at P4,000 per night for 6. An additional P250 per head will be charged for extra guests.

Ideal for couples looking for a romantic and adventure-filled getaway from the city, the Couples Cabin perched on a wooden pallet is the way to go.

Rates start at P2,500 per night for 2. Up to four guests can stay here, with an additional P250 per head for additional guests.

Both guests at the family and couple cabins have access to shared bathrooms, garden, volleyball facilities, and beach hammock. The fee is also inclusive of complimentary breakfast for two, which you can have at the in-house restaurant.

If you’re not staying overnight, you may rent a beach cottage starting at P1,300, which is good for up to six guests. Day tours don’t require a reservation, perfect for spontaneous trips!


Activities and nearby attractions

Dingalan still has a lot to offer other than its waves. The town has many spots to discover: from rock formations and waterfalls to various sites that contributed to Philippine history. To help you explore natural attractions better, Gio’s Resort also offers ATV and UTV rentals starting at P750 per hour for two.

Some nearby attractions include Abungan Falls, Laktas Falls, and Tanawan Falls. Gio’s also offers private tours around the municipality!


Gio’s Resort is located at Purok 1, Barangay Ibona, Dingalan, Aurora Province. For bookings, reservations, and inquiries, visit their Facebook page or send a message to +63 927 167 0393 or +63 960 602 0909.



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