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“Awesome view” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dicasalarin Cove

Dicasalarin Cove
Baler, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #3 of 26 Attractions in Baler
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Manila, Philippines
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“Awesome view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

It is a beautiful place to spend the day. The view when you reach the top of the mountain is breathtaking. Bring a picnic lunch with you from Baler's turo turo restaurant that serves ulang, pako salad and Inihaw

Visited April 2014
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“Majestic view of Pacific Ocean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Going to this beach will literally make you cross the mountain. To go there, you have to take a road that fits only a single vehicle - both ways...once you reach the summit, which is the entrance to the cove, you immediately see the white sand beach and what they call a lighthouse - technically, it's not...it's a beacon. There's an entrance fee to the place but if you're booked at Costa Pacifica, you only pay P 100. You need a van to get there because the road that leads to the place is steep. Getting to the beacon can be a tiring but fun experience as you need to climb the 170 step stairs that leads to the summit. That's like climbing up 17 floors in the heat of the day! The place is owned a retired politician and he was very accommodating to us...and even offered to have coffee with us. Of course we had our photos taken with him as well. TIP: Try to get there very very early like 5 AM so that you are done by mid morning and you won't get exhausted by the heat if you go there on summer. You'll get drained when you climb the 170 step stairs that leads to the beacon if you do it in the middle of the day.

Visited June 2014
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“Nice white sand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

White sand, clear sky, clean water. Such a beautiful place to do a side trip while in Baler. A private beach owned by a politician. Day passes are available when you book with Costa Pacifica. Note: it would be wise to rent a van from the hotel. Road is very steep but worth the trip.

Visited May 2014
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“Lovely view but scary roads”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our family rented a van going to Dicasalarin Cove to see for ourselves what all the rave was about. The road leading to the cove is probably my most concern because it was a one-way road with sharp curves going up and down, zigzag. We were very nervous since we were way up the side of the mountain and one mistake of the driver could cause danger. The view from above was spectacular so we tried to appreciate the cove's beauty to distract us from the scary road.

When we arrived at the cove, there were huts and a few structures that you can probably rent. We went straight to the beache/shore that had semi-fine sand, clear blue waters. There were a couple of seaweeds floating but it didnt bother. The kids enjoyed chasing after hermit crabs that were on the beach. We all had a grand time swimming in the cool and clear waters.

Some tips:
> Bring drinks and snacks if you plan to stay during the day.
> Cars must exit before sunset so be sure to pack away your stuff 30 mins before sundown.
> Bring a tent as there are no trees or shaded areas on the beach itself.
> Don't litter. Bring your own trash bag.
> Try climbing up the 156 steps up the lighthouse and get a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean.
> Wear aqua shoes as the shore is quite rocky, but not too painful. We didnt wear aqua shoes but we were okay. It's better though if your feet are sensitive.
> Bring your snorkeling set or goggles.

All in all, this was a good experience especially if you're a nature lover. But maybe for now we won't go back to the cove primarily because of the road leading to the cove. Maybe in the future when there are improvements, or if we can rent a speed boat going to the cove instead.

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“Nice!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The Dicasalarin beach is tuck in the secluded area of Baler, Quezon. But you will be mesmerised by its beauty and clean water. This is not to miss when visiting Baler.

Visited April 2014
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