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Dingalan in Aurora | Batanes of the East

The province of Aurora is famous for its amazing waves, historical sites and natural wonders. What is best destination in this province? Well, the town of Baler is well known for having the best spot for surfing. A lot of surfers visit the the place to enjoy the beach and the big waves.

Dingalan Aurora

Dingalan Aurora (c) Jeff Gler

Aside from Baler, there’s another place in Aurora that you need to visit. Do you heard the town of Dingalan? Some of the tourists who visited the area compare this place to Batanes. They called the town “Batanes of the East”. Dingalan is famous for its unspoiled beaches caves, waterfalls and rock formations.

Dingalan is 3-4 hours drive from Manila which is accessible by road through the Northern Luzon Express Way. It is a third class municipality in the province of Aurora. It is bounded on the west by the provinces of Nueva Ecija and Bulacan, on the south by Quezon Province and Pacific Ocean on the east.

If you will plan to visit Dingalan, don’t forget to include to you itinerary the following must-see places: Abungan Falls and Laktas Falls in Brgy. Ibona, Tabi Falls and Iyapit Falls in Brgy. Umiray and Tanawan Falls in Brgy. Tanawan.

How To get to the Dingalan Aurora

a) Take a 5 star bus in Cubao bound for Cabanatuan. Travel time is around 3 hours. Bus Fare is Php 185
b) From Cabanatuan, take a van going to Dingalan. Travel time is around 1 and a half to 2 hours. Van Fare is Php100
c) From Dingalan, take a tricylce going to Feeder Port. Travel Time is 10-15 minutes. Tricycle Fare is Php20
d) From Port, Take boat going to white beach, which is the jump off to Parola. Travel time is around 20 minutes. Boat rental fee is Php700 (2 way).

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