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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  the southernmost town of Aurora Province, Philippines which known for white beaches, caves, waterfalls and rock formations. It's 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 the wonderful view of the ocean and big rock formations. Enjoy also the breeze of the wind as it relax and refresh 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 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).

Travel Guide / Tips

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

Special thanks to certified traveler Jeff Gler for the wonderful photos