Traveling to Dinadiawan, Dipaculao, Aurora takes a maximum of 8 hours from Manila. This includes 6-hour journey from Manila to Baler (capital of Aurora province). The only bus company that services the province is Genesis Bus with a fare charge of P490.00 per passenger.
You have to leave Manila by 12:00 midnight so by 6:00 a.m., you will be in Baler and can catch the D’ Liner, a local bus ride that travels to Casiguran, Aurora. Fare is P65.00 per person.
The local bus will pass by the municipality of Dipaculao where Barangay Dinadiawan is located. It is roughly 12 kilometers away from Baler but travel time is at 2 hours maximum because you will traverse several mountains.
Don’t worry, the road is very good, though you will definitely hold your grip because there are several steep zigzag road sections or what locals call “bitukang manok” but you will have a glimpse of the blue sea – the Pacific Ocean when the bus reaches the high point.
We stayed at Bayview Blue Beach Resort (or Leah’s Resort). It is beside the national road. Just tell the bus conductor that you’re going to
Blue Beach Dinadiawan and you need not to worry at all.
If you want to explore more, you can ask the resort personnel to take you to the falls. There are 2 falls near the resort, however, we visited only one because the trail going to other falls was not passable.
Going to the Eagle’s Rock, you have to trek for less than an hour, just follow the direction where the water from the falls takes you until you see the sand again.
The place was called Eagle’s Rock because as you can see the majestic rock formation looks like a protruding eagle’s head.
Two days were not enough to explore the place. To tell you, the trip was not planned. It was a pack and go decision which I believe made our journey more exciting. We’ll be back to this place…that I promise.