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THE MAIN CURRENCY USED IN  THE PHILIPPINES IS THE PHILIPPINE PESO. LOOK UP THE CONVERSION ONLINE TO GET THE LATEST RATES.

Automated Teller Machines (ATM) / cash machines are available all over Baler. They are quite reliable and mostly online 24/7 , you can withdraw using your local or international bank cards. If you are traveling from overseas call your bank first and inquire whether your banking institution is able to release funds in the Philippines and always give them a travel notice. 


Banks in Baler:
Chinabank
RCBC
Security bank

PNB
DBP
Landbank

Money Transfer:
Western Union
Cebuana lhuillier
LBC 
JRS Express

Globe

Tambunting

CREDIT CARDS:
Only a few establishments receive CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS. Currently there are only about 4-5 restaurants/ hotels that do so. Bring your ATM instead and withdraw cash once here

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Money Exchange:
Western Union

Private Vehicles:

You can get to Baler from Manila heading towards Cabanatuan  via SCTEX ( Entry is at the Lapaz, Tarlac toll gate ). Once you reach Cabanatuan, take the Nueva Ecija -Aurora highway. You will pass through the towns of Talavera, Rizal , Pantabangan until your reach the Aurora Province Archway which marks the border of Aurora and Nueva Ecija. From that point you will pass through Maria Aurora, San Luis, and then finally Baler. We advise that experienced drivers take charge of the driving. It would take you about 4-5 hours from Manila to Baler. Drive safely!

Note: Some websites or smart phone/ tablet map apps might mention another route to Baler which is the Baler Bongabon road. It is an old passage with majority of the roads currently undergoing completion for use very soon. Due to this ongoing construction by the DPWH we  do not recommend this route as of yet until further notice. The Pantabangan route is the only option we would suggest for you to take as it has paved concrete roads. 

Getting here from Manila

Use Google Maps or WAZE to find us! Just type in BACKDOOR VILLA and you won't miss us! See you soon!

THE BACKDOOR VILLA

Alley 1, Sabang, Baler, Aurora, Philippines 3200

Contact : +63 977-7476120/

+63 920-5791166

email : backdoorvilla@gmail.com

Public Transportation


The only way to get to Baler from Manila using public land transportation is by BUS. There are two options which we suggest for you to take. 

1st option: Executive Luxury Bus (recommended)
Transprtation Company: Joy Bus
Terminal: Genesis Bus Terminal, Cubao
One-way fare: PhP 750.00
Bus Schedule: 12:30 AM, 1:30 AM, 2:30AM and 5:30 AM
Travel time: 5- 5.5 hours
Final Stop: Baler Bus Terminal
No Stopovers
Extras: Sleeper Bus, Wifi, Snacks, blanket and pillow, stewardess onboard
- Make an early reservation to secure a seat. Call (+632) 709-08-03 /(+632) 421-14-25. Early reservations are normally secured once a bank deposit to their account has been made.

2nd Option : Regular Aircon Bus
Transportation Company: Genesis Bus Company
Terminal : Genesis Bus Terminal Cubao
One way fare - PhP 450.00
Bus Schedule MNL-BLR : hourly from 2AM -8AM daily
Travel time: 6-7.5  hours.
Final- Stop: Baler Terminal
2-3 stopovers

Notes: Once you reach the bus terminal in Baler, hop on a tricycle and let them know you are heading to BACKDOOR VILLA, ALLEY 1, SABANG, BALER.

ALLEY 1 , SABANG, BALER, AURORA, PHILIPPINES 3200 / +63-977-7476120/+63-920-5791166 / backdoorvilla@gmail.com

Backdoor Villa

NEWS: Test flights of Cessna Grand Caravan land planes have recently been conducted  in Central Aurora, as well as ocular inspections for a possible seaplane dock  in the Baler fishport area. This proposal is currently being discussed with the local government through the charter airline company AIR JUAN. There are no commercial flights to Aurora currently, although charter airline businesses may be available to accommodate private flights since the province has an existing fully functional airport. Please contact these charter businesses to know more about these possibilities.

In Baler....


Pharmacy : Yes
Hospitals: Yes
Restaurants: Yes
Coffee Shops: Yes
Bars: Yes
Spas: Yes
Supermarket: Yes
Museums : Yes
Wet Market : Yes
Bakeshops: Yes
Beauty Salon/ Barber Shops: Yes
Vulcanizing: Yes
Catering Services: Yes
Dentist: Yes
Eye Doctor: Yes


​...and a whole lot more...

Courier Services

Local and International:
LBC
JRS Express

Same-day Baler to Manila  v.v. Way Bill Services
Genesis Transport Company