Provinces

Aurora Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Aurora is a province in the Philippines located in the eastern part of Central Luzon Region, facing the Philippine Sea. Its capital is Baler. Aurora is fast becoming known for its natural wonders, beautiful beaches, and surf-worthy waves, as well as its place in Philippine history and world cinema.

LOCATION

Aurora

Coordinates: 15°53′N 121°33′E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Aurora
Location:
15°53′N 121°33′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1951
Capital:
Baler
Area:
3,147.32 km2 (1,215.19 sq mi)
Population:
235,800
Density:
68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
None
Demonym(s):
Auroran
Elevation:
1,819 m (5,968 ft) (Mount Anacuao)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
3200–3207
Area code:
+63 (042)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
Second Class
Religion(s):
87% Roman Catholic
Language(s):
Tagalog, Ilocano, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, English
Known For:
Beautiful beaches and other natural wonders
Major Industries:
Agricultural, Weaving
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
October to February, March to May, June to September
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Seaport(s):
Baler Fishport | Casiguran Port
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON

CLIMATE

The climate in this province is classified as Tropical rainforest climate. It experiences significant rainfall throughout the year. Because the coastal province faces the Pacific Ocean, it is frequently visited by typhoons.

We say October to February are the best months to be in Baler. The summer months of March to May may drive you crazy with ant-like crowds! June to September is typhoon season and considered off-peak season.

The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals.

Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Aurora Province Map

The Aurora province is divided into 8 Municipalities:

  • Baler
  • Casiguran
  • Dilasag
  • Dinalungan
  • Dingalan
  • Dipaculao
  • Maria Aurora
  • San Luis
 

ISLANDS

None

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Aurora province: 

  • Ampere Beach
  • Aniao Islets
  • Aurora Aragon Quezon Mansion
  • Aurora Memorial National Park
  • Baler Catholic Church
  • Baler Hanging Bridge
  • Baler Signage
  • Barangay Sabang
  • Borlongan Beach
  • Casiguran Port
  • Cemento Beach
  • Cunayan Falls
  • Dicasalarin Cove
  • Digisit Beach
  • Diguisit Rock Formations
  • Dimadimalangat Islet
  • Dinadiawan Beach
  • Dingalan Mountain View
  • Diniog Beach
  • Ditumabo Mother Falls
  • Lukso-Lukso Beach
  • Millennium Tree (Balete tree)
  • Museum de Baler
  • Quezon Memorial Park
  • Quezon’s Resthouse
  • Sabang Beach
  • Tanawan Falls
  • White Beach
 

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Aurora throughout the year:

  • Suman Festival (February) – Baler

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Aurora province.

Where in the Philippines is Aurora located?
Aurora is located in Central Luzon.

Is Aurora a city or province?
Aurora is a province.

What is the Capital of Aurora?
The capital of Aurora is Baler.

What is Aurora known for?
Aurora is known for surfing (Baler).

How do I get to Aurora?
There are several ways to get to Aurora, the most common being from Manila:

  • Bus | 5-8 hours | $10-$15
  • Drive | 5 hours | $17-$26

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How many islands are in Aurora?
There are NO islands in Aurora province.

Is Aurora safe?
Aurora is generally safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Aurora province is classified as tropical rainforest. Significant rainfall occurs throughout the year.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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