Sunday, April 13, 2014

Dicasalarin Cove, Aurora

Dicasalarin Cove is a private island owned by the Angara Family. The entrance fee costs 100 per person. If you have a car, parking fee is free but if you only hired a tricycle, the latter is not allowed to go inside, you are forced to hire a habal - habal worth 100 Php per way.



Accordingly it used to be a resort that can be rented but when a foreigner died when tried to surf and swim in the beach, they only opened it for day tour. The under current in Dicasalarin is unpredictable so swimming and surfing are not advisable. There was a big sign that says NO SWIMMING! yes with ALL CAPS! haha.

How to go to Dicasalarin?

There are two ways of going to Dicasalarin via land or via boat. Well, the latter is not advisable since the current is really strong. If you are staying at Costa Pacifica, they will give a map going to Dicasalarin. It was an easy one. Going to Dicasalarin, you will pass through several scenic sights like, Diguisit Beach, Ermita Hill, Diguisit Falls, Ampere Beach and many others that are worth taking pictures.

Note: If you are not staying in Costa Pacifica, never buy tickets there to Dicasalarin Cove, they will charge you 300 Php. The entrance fee only costs 100 Php! Just go straight there and pay at the gates of the Cove.




Via. Land.

Getting into Dicasalarin Cove with your own private car is more convenient than renting a tricycle. The trail going to the gates of Dicasalarin was a death-defying! The road is still under construction and only one car at a time could pass. The road is very steep as in scary steep, my friends said that it is steeper than Sagada. eek! Here are some pics.





Well all the risks are worth it! I swear.








When we arrived in the area, it has different villas like a resort and it even has an artist village but we were not able to visit because we were running late. We also did not have the chance to trek the trail going to the lighthouse. We stay beach bummed in the cove.



Villas in Dicasalarin



The beach of Dicasalarin Cove was amazing or maybe I was just not expecting too much. Anyway, yea it has a powdery golden sand not white but it is enough to make my trip to Baler. I also enjoyed it because there were few people in the cove and not crowded like in Sabang. Privacy has a price, e?

Dicasalarin was featured in KrisTV, so its gaining popularity. Well, if you are rich, maybe you can afford to hire an airlift going there.








Lighthouse



So that was our Dicasalarin experience!




ANO, TARA GUMALA!

CIAO.
--
GABRIELA

20 comments:

  1. Hi! What type of car did you bring? Was it an SUV or a sedan type? We're thinking of bringing an Altis but not sure if it's enough to take the rough roads going to the cove. Thank you!

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    1. Hi there. We used an URVAN. There were sedans that made it to the cove. :)

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  2. Hi,

    How many hours does it take to go there (Dicasalarin)f rom Sabang Area.We are planning to go there and check-in at Pacific waves Inn.The tour operator I inquired with will cost up for 300.00php additional if going to Dicasalarin..is there any other way cheaper going there?

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    1. It's cheaper if you rent a tricycle. :)

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    2. Hello :) when you arriven in Baler. How do you commute going to the Cove? Lets say tricyle and then what?

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  3. Hi! I just want to clear it out. If we are NOT staying in one of the accredited hotels like Costa Pacifica, will we pay directly at the gates of the cove so the entrance fee would be 100pesos? Thanks for your help! :)

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    1. Hi Angela, yes it was only 100pesos per person when we went there. If you are bringing a car, just be sure you have a good driver, the road going there is really steep and kinda scary! :)

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  4. hello, i just want to know if we contact Pacifica will the 300PHP include transpo or no?

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    1. Hi Terry, No it will not cover the transpo. 300Php will be just the entrance fee per person. That is how expensive Dicasalarin! :)

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  5. Hi, I just wanna ask if you know of any car or van rental we can contact if we want to go from Sabang Beach to Dicasalarin? Or would it be cheaper to rent out tricycles? We're a party of around 40. Thank you! :)

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  6. Hi, nice post. Just wondering, though. If the road can accommodate only one car at a time, what happens if there's another car going down while you're on your way up? Is there someone somehow managing the traffic? And if the cove is not suitable for swimming, what would be interesting to do there aside from taking pictures and enjoying the view?

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    1. Hi there, there are people managing the traffic. Actually, there is none. Surfing is not allowed because of the strong current. Ohh, you can have picnic there with your family or trek your way to the lighthouse. :)

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  7. gab thanks for sharing! i might go solo trip next year. happy holidays -migz

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  8. Hi, Ms. Fernandez! We're going to Baler on Friday to Sun (Jun 24-26). We're planning to go to Dicasalarin cove. We're only two, do you have an idea how much it will cost us if we will rent a tricycle? Thanks.

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    1. Hello @BatmanDragon, thanks for dropping by! Ohh, this is a bit far from Baler town and tricycles are not allowed inside, you still need to hire a habal - habal from the guard house. Maybe, 300 - 500 Php rent for a tricycle is a good deal. X

      -Tara Gumala

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  9. Hi!!! This post is very helpful, indeed. Esp. the note above. \m/ I just want to clarify something. Can a tricycle make it to the cove? (If yes, do you have any idea how much it will cost us?) Or we must really go via car? And how long can we stay at the place? Sorry for bombarding you with lots of questions! Hahaha! Thanks in advance!

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  10. Hi, ask lang kung meron lunch place sa Dicasalarin Cove? Thanks

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    1. wala po but you can bring your own food there.

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  11. Hi! Are there any accommodation at Discalarin cove na mismo? Like small cottages? Thank you!

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