Top things to do

Top Choice Cave in Tuguegarao

Callao Cave

The most accessible part of the area's immense 25km limestone cave complex is the seven-chambered Callao Cave. The cave is reached by 184 slippery steps. Several sinkholes illuminate the cavernous chambers, the larg…
Top Choice International in Baler

Charlie Does

This groovy place is a surfing fashion boutique combined with a book exchange (you're welcome to chill out and read), a hip gallery, coffee counter and vegetarian restaurant. We recommend the fresh vegetable omelett…
Cave in Tuguegarao

Odessa-Tumbali Cave

Estimated to be at least the second-longest cave system in the country at 12.5km (it still hasn’t been explored to its terminus), Odessa-Tumbali Cave is for advanced cavers only. It can only be visited with permissi…
International in Baler

Good Food

Perfect for filling hungry bellies post-surf, Good Food dishes up soulful fish tacos, burgers, burritos and plates of tasty pork or freshlycaught fish with rice. There's even a tofu option for vegetarians. It's just…
Indian in Baler


This thatched roof restaurant in Baler town elicits wide-eyed hyperbole from all who have eaten here. An Indian chef on the scene means flavours are authentic and servings are big. Expect a warm reception but beach-…
Filipino in Baler

Gerry Shan’s Place

Gerry's place is famous for its buffet, which is particularly seafood-heavy, with touches of Chinese cuisine and a welcome bit of spice.
Museum in Baler

Museo de Baler

A basic museum that tells the history of Aurora Province, mostly via photos of the life of former First Lady Dona Aurora who was born in Baler; she gave name to the region and is held responsible for the right of wo…
Church in Baler

Catholic Church

Built in 1611, this pretty church became the garrison of 50 Spanish soldiers in 1898 as they were besieged by hundreds of Filipino freedom fighters. The siege lasted months – even after the Spanish had surrendered t…