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Aside from Baler , another reason to spend your weekends or holiday vacation in Aurora is an island paradise called Dingalan . Di...

Dingalan | An Island Paradise in Aurora

Aside from Baler, another reason to spend your weekends or holiday vacation in Aurora is an island paradise called Dingalan.

Dingalan is located in the southernmost town of Aurora Province, the Philippines which is known for white beaches, caves, waterfalls, and rock formations. It's a 3-4 hours drive from Manila which is accessible by road through the Northern Luzon Express Way. You can see lots of mountains and rice fields along your way going to the island.

Some of the tourists feel like they are in Batanes while walking around Dingalan. You can find here a beautiful "Parola' (Light House) where you find a wonderful view of the ocean and big rock formations. Enjoy also the breeze of the wind as it relaxes and refreshes your mind and body

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 tricycle going to Feeder Port. Travel Time is 10-15 minutes. Tricycle Fare is Php20
d)   From Port, Take a boat going to white beach, which is the jump-off to Parola. Travel time is around 20 minutes. The boat rental fee is Php700 (2 way).

Travel Guide / Tips

1. It's better to go on weekdays to Dingalan. Expect a long waiting to go up to the Parola
2. It's advisable to travel in a group to save money for the boat rental. The boat can accommodate up to 10 pax.
3. the Last trip from Dingalan to Cabanatuan is 3PM-4pM
4. Buy first your food and other travel essentials in Dingalan before going to Feeder Port
5. If you want to save more money, you can trek going to the white beach (mona's resort is the nearest resort to the Lighthouse). It will take around 30 minutes to walk going to the white beach. 
6. It's advisable to wear trekking shoes or sandals.
7. There are resorts in Dingalan that offer room accommodation
7. For your itinerary, it's advisable to go early in the morning if you want to do it day tour. 
8. Another side trip in the area is going to waterfalls. Kuliglig ride is one of the best activities while in Dingalan

Special thanks to certified traveler Jeff Gler for the wonderful photos