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Living in Baler

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Platapus
10/18/2017 12:42 EST

Hey Guys n Girls im going to be building a house in Baler with my wife who is from there as a semi retirement home. Will be spending 6 months a year there. Anyone live there who has any advice? I hear its a very safe place and one of the surfing capitals of the phillipines.

celticwarrior
11/3/2017 22:29 EST

Hi Guys,

My wife and i have just moved to 15 mins from Baler this October. Im regularly visit Baler. Glad a few expats around I hadn't noticed any so far. I agree frequent trips to Angeles, Subic, or manila are required as it can get quite boring here. I have to supplement my income here as I am only 39. So ill be busy rolling the dice on trying to make a living here- I'm sure better men have tried and failed!

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Platapus
10/24/2017 18:39 EST

Thanks Nick beers sounds so good lol. Ill be in baler next June doing a lotof research as my wife owns land there but were looking for a block at least 1000m squared. It will mainly be for our retirement in a couple of years time and as for the lifestyle there it sounds like it will be peaceful and quiet. Do you get any trouble there and i will be having 2 dogs as well to keep the peace. My wife says she has never really experienced any trouble there.

raygeode
10/21/2017 07:30 EST

We travelled to baler about 3 years ago. Long 3 hour journey. I remember the pretty green palm trees appearing closer to the coast. We couldn't find a place to eat. It seems they preferred us to go buy from the fishermen, then bring it back and it could be cooked for us. Good road right up to a fenced area by the water, but no sign of a sandy beach.

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