I did not book our accommodation ahead of time because I did not expect a large crowd on the day of our trip (which coincided with the Papal Visit). Armed with a long list of accommodations with contact numbers, I started calling each one along the way to check for available room. And each accommodation on my list told me that they are already fully booked. All my resources have been exhausted and I started to get weary and worried because it is already 8PM with no confirmed room to sleep over.
Reluctantly, I asked the driver of the van if he knows any lodging house where we can stay. He said that they own a lodging house then called his wife and booked us immediately.
They have the second floor of their house as the lodging area that can accommodate up to 30 pax. The house is actually also fully booked but they let us stay at their daughter’s room at the first floor. P1000/night may be expensive for this humble room but for us, this place worth every penny 🙂
You may contact Ms. Tess (who is very accommodating and knowledgeable with all the tourist spots because she is working at the Department of Tourism in Baler) at 09999926355 and 09294220620 for accommodation and van rental.
(you may check our budget and itinerary for this trip – Aurora Trip)