Contrary to popular belief, Baler is more than just a surfer’s playing field. Being known as La Union’s more chill and laid-back older sister—one that trades downing 5-minute drinks for waking up at 5:30 AM the next day to surf—makes it seem more ‘serious’ and mysterious from the get-go, especially to first-timers and non-surfers. The 5- to 7-hour transit time doesn’t help—travelers often embark to and fro via a public bus ride, or if a private car is used, the designated driver (God forbid you be the chosen one) will undoubtedly feel exhausted upon arrival.
But little do people know that there’s a certain destination that makes the long journey #WorthIt, a decadent tropical paradise that every kind of traveler can enjoy, from the young ones to even the ‘young-once’. Who’s to say we should leave kids, elderly, loved ones with disabilities, and even pets behind when heading to Baler? While the winding roads en route are swervy and a bit nauseating, this shouldn’t be a reason to let them miss out on this dreamy surf town that has even been caught on local cinema for its diverse beauty.
Enter an answered prayer for creatures of comfort: Costa Pacifica, a stunning luxury beachfront haven made for surfers and non-surfers alike that’s located front and center of Baler’s surfing locale.
Dreamy Pools Overlooking Sabang Beach
Situated at the heart of Sabang Beach (Baler’s most popular surfing spot), Costa Pacifica boasts a location that’s as prime as it can get. Surfers have easy access to Sabang Beach’s vast shoreline, which is quite literally only a stone’s throw away. If surfing isn’t top of agenda, guests can enjoy cooling off in the resort’s L-shaped outdoor swimming pool that overlooks the beach.
Kids can enjoy the shallow kiddie pool, which is near the children’s play area that has slides and swings for all-day fun. Soak up the sun as you lie on their sunbeds surrounding the pool area, and top it off with a refreshing drink or two.
Spacious and Pristine Rooms
At Costa Pacifica, you get what you pay for and so much more. Each room is decked with air-conditioning, furnished with plush beds, and appointed with complete amenities for an enjoyable stay. Indulge in complimentary refreshments, flat-screen television with cable channels, tea and coffee makers, and additional amenities like pet beds that are available upon request.
Whether you’re traveling with your significant other, family, friends, or even your pet, the resort’s capacious rooms ranging from 33 sqm to 70 sqm are sure to give you and your loved ones the idyllic space you need. Not to mention that each suite boasts a private veranda that’s ideal for conversing, reading a book, or simply lounging. The rooms’ modern, coastal-inspired interiors and high-ceilings make it tempting to stay in all day, too!
Rooms located on the first floor are especially suited for elderly loved ones and persons with disabilities, as these are designed with flat PWD-friendly pathways. At Costa Pacifica, quality and inclusivity are top priorities, truly making the resort a cut above the rest.
Delicious Fare at The Beach House and Buko Shack
Too lazy to head out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Fulfill your cravings at The Beach House, Costa Pacifica’s in-house restaurant. They serve a variety of international and local cuisine that can satisfy even the most discerning palates, including the must-try seafood dishes prepared with freshly-caught tuna, shrimps, lobsters, and more.
Indulge in your meals amidst the restaurant’s airy, high-ceiling area that overlooks the refreshing pools and sunny outdoors, and don’t be shy to head to the bar at the center to soak up the beach house ambiance or strike up a conversation with their warm staff. If you’d like to eat in the comforts of your room, 24 hour in-room dining is available as well.
A seaside getaway isn’t complete without sipping on cold, fruity concoctions. Beat the heat at the new buko shack located at the outer left portion of the property, a great place to leisurely sit and people-watch. Here you can order refreshing smoothie bowls, smoothies, and fresh juices that are tasty and healthy at the same time.
Free Surfing and Other Activities for Guests
Though the best waves can be caught from October to February, surfing waves are present all year round in Baler. So when you find yourself in the famed surf town, you might as well give surfing a go. Luckily for guests of Costa Pacifica, free surfing lessons plus prime access to Sabang Beach, Baler’s most beginner-friendly beach, are all yours for the taking.
For kids and kids at heart, kite flying activities can be done on the resort’s verdant gardens. If you’d like to learn about Baler’s rich history, Costa Pacifica can arrange tours of Baler’s historical attractions and natural wonders.
Prime Location with Tourist Attractions Nearby
Exceptionally located at the center of Sabang Beach, Costa Pacifica’s vicinity is sprawling with tourist attractions. Visit noteworthy cultural spots like the Museo de Baler, Doña Aurora Quezon’s House, and the San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Parish to immerse in the rich history of the town. For nature lovers and adrenaline junkies, visit Dicasalarin Cove and the Ditumabo Falls, or marvel at the lush expansive views at Ermita Hill.
If you’re traveling with children or the elderly, save yourself the inconvenience of catching a habal-habal. Committed to making your stay pleasant and enjoyable, Costa Pacifica provides complimentary shuttle rides for guests who want to explore the nearby vicinity, which comes in especially handy when you’re traveling in groups. The service is available on a first come first served basis, so inform the concierge immediately once you’ve decided to tour the area.
At this luxury resort, you and your family can soak up the sun at Sabang Beach, or head out and explore the wonders of Baler. With its comfortable, stylish accommodations, you're guaranteed a stress-free, memorable family getaway—one that will make the trip absolutely worth it. Score Costa Pacifica's bestselling deals fit for surfers and leisure travelers alike only on Deal Grocer.
80 Buton St., Sitio Labasin,
(02) 8519 4249
(0917) 844 8371
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This article was last edited on February 4, 2020 by the DG Traveler team.
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