By February, I had already planned my birthday trip to Baler which was supposed to happen on the last week of February, perfect for my early March birthday and supposedly for Darwin, of the Tracking Treasure’s actual birthday. However, due to travel circumstances and an opportunity to climb Mt. Pulag, we had to reschedule Baler for March 16 – 18, just in time for me to finish my OJT at South East Asian Airlines and just before starting a full time job as an editor.

A week before the travel dates, Robbie of the Travelling Dork and I were already semi-fighting due to the fact that I hadn’t secured a resort yet for out stay. I had already talked to Ms. Rosita of Pacific Waves at Sabang Beach, but we were unsure of our reservation as we had not yet made a down payment.

Good thing, Ms. Rosita was very easy to talk to until I had the time to make a deposit, just a few days before our departure to Baler.

When we arrived in Baler, the place our tricycle drivers had taken us looked suspicious to me because there wasn’t anything around the place, except for some huts and a vacant parking lot. Fortunately, I called Ms. Rosita and she talked to the tricycle driver to bring us to the right place.

Pacific Waves Inn, Baler

Seeing Pacific Waves from afar, I breathed a sigh of relief. Their two storey, green-colored homestead already looked warm and cozy from the outside – my idea of a perfect, simple resort on a hidden surfing gem.

We were given the keys to our room which was located at the top floor of the homestead. The ground floor level rooms consisted of three separate rooms, while at the top, there was only one room and a kitchen or storage room, plus a large foyer, accentuated with a small table, an aquarium and some chairs.

As soon as we arrived in the room, we immediately began taking pictures (bloggers rule. LOL).

While testing out my brand new Panasonic FZ-35, I caught a bird in flight.


As a group of 8, we had the whole top level to ourselves.

Besides the wonderful view of the beach from our room, we were able to enjoy our solitude.

The room we had been given was more than what we expected.

Pacific Waves Inn Beds

The room was very spacious, consisting of three double beds, a bathroom, a small television and a dresser table.

Pacific Waves Inn Beds

As budget travelers, we were used to less-than-mediocre rated resorts, with not-so-impressive bathrooms. However, Pacific Waves was more than just satisfactory.

They had a very clean bathroom, while the room had accessorized their walls with paintings and a homey atmosphere that not all beach resorts can perfect.

Pacific Waves Inn Bathroom

It was the best birthday gift I could’ve ever given myself. A great, homey resort by the beach. A beautiful view of the beach and the opportunity to discover new places and experience new activities.

Beachfront Pacific Waves Inn

The room for 6 at Pacific Waves cost P2100 for a room with air condition. For an extra two pax, there is an additional fee of P150 that includes a mattress and sheets. We were also allowed to ask for extra pillows and blankets, free of charge. Since we needed two extra hours after the check out time of 12noon, we paid an extra P150 for our hassle. By the way, Pacific Waves has free WIFI in our room.

I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend Pacific Waves Resort.

For reservations, please contact Ms. Rosita Rivera at 09178950276.

For those who would like to know how much I spent in Baler, check out our budget here.

Brenna is the sole owner of The Philippine Travelogue, an online journal of her travel adventures and experiences. Brenna is a freelance writer, online marketing and social media specialist and a blogger with a constant itch for adventure and thrill. For inquiries, suggestions and invitations please send a message.

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