I used to be again in Bataan, by way of an invitation from the Tourism Workplace to cowl Padyakan sa Bataan in addition to to discover vacationer spots and historic websites within the province.

It was a 12 months in the past after I additionally traveled inside the province by way of a Press journey invitation from the Tourism Regional Workplace. At the moment, we explored the provinces of Pampanga and Bataan. Since I got here again to the province, I made a decision to replace this weblog publish to incorporate the websites that we’ve explored throughout our current journey.


Listed below are the vacationer spots and points of interest you shouldn’t miss in Bataan.


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1. Bataan Tourism Heart

This ought to be your first cease in exploring the province. Bataan Tourism Heart will present you all the required details about points of interest to go to, actions, and likewise meals to take pleasure in. This tourism info hub is open each day to cater to the wants and reply the questions of each vacationer.

Bataan Tourism Center

The superior Bataan Tourism Workforce with fellow journey bloggers

Bataan Tourism Center

This was additionally the primary cease that we visited throughout our journey. We met there the employees of Bataan Tourism led by Ms. Paula Erika Gayeta and her staff. We additionally witnessed the spectacular showcase of the perfect of what the province can supply. One factor that we actually loved was their memento store or the Pasalubong Heart, showcasing the province’s greatest delicacies, merchandise, and handicrafts.Bataan Tourism Center

Bataan Tourism Center


Bataan Tourism Heart additionally homes an Audio-Visible Room, Exhibit Corridor, and the Provincial Tourism Workplace. That is the primary cease to get all the required info wanted for the journey, and likewise the final to purchase your pasalubong.

Bataan Tourism Heart
Handle: Roman Superhighway, Metropolis of Balanga, 2100 Bataan
Cellphone: (047) 237 4785

Right here’s a sneak peek of Bataan Tourism Heart.

Bataan Tourism Heart Map


2. Bataan World Struggle II Museum

After having our lunch at Trihouse Restaurant, we then traveled to our first historic web site for the day – Bataan World Struggle II Museum.

The place is situated inside the neighborhood of Balanga Elementary College. So we handed by way of the varsity grounds till we reached the two-story construction. The museum serves as a tribute to all Filipino and American troopers who sacrificed their lives final World Struggle II  in the course of the Fall of Bataan, adopted by the historic Bataan Demise March.

Earlier than we even entered the museum, Sir Alan Valbuena of Bataan Tourism confirmed us the “Give up web site marker,” a life-size statue of Main Normal Edward King when he signed the doc stating that they have been surrendering the Philippines to Japan on April 9, 1942.

Within the museum, we have been greeted by the employees. Earlier than we may even discover the memorabilia of the conflict inside, they allow us to watch a video first detailing the story of how Bataan has fallen to the arms of the Japanese invaders.

Bataan World War II Museum 1

It was an fascinating video displaying the timeline of the historical past and explaining the main points in its easiest method attainable.

On the primary ground, we’ve witnessed a diorama of the Bataan Demise March in addition to some previous arms and garments utilized by troopers in the course of the conflict. I used to be amazed at how they have been capable of protect these artifacts. To help the educational of the guests, the partitions are additionally crammed with some work and writings in regards to the vital happenings in the course of the conflict. Please be reminded that it’s not allowed to take photos on this place of the museum.Bataan World War II Museum

On the second ground, we’ve witnessed the riveting pictures of the folks and kids who suffered in the course of the conflict. Beside it is a room devoted to the memorabilia of the previous first lady- Luz Banzon Magsaysay, spouse of former President Ramon Magsaysay. It’s crammed with images, garments, furnishings, and private belongings of the previous first girl.

Location: Jose Basa St, Metropolis of Balanga, Bataan



3. Mt. Samat Shrine of Valor

I bear in mind we have been about to go to the Mt. Samat Shrine of Valor throughout my press journey in Bataan final 12 months with the Regional Tourism Workplace, however that didn’t push by way of. Throughout that point, there was an enormous occasion, and other people have been all strolling going to Mt. Samat, and so they didn’t permit autos.

This time, lastly, I used to be capable of go to this well-known web site within the province. It took us about 20 minutes of land journey earlier than we arrived on the web site.  It was then that I spotted that the cross was enormous! And there are a variety of guests at the moment.

Mt Samat Shrine of Valor

Mt Samat Shrine of Valor

Masyadong maliwanag hahaha

Mt. Samat Shrine of Valor was in-built 1970 as a memorial cross for the sacrifices and bravado of Filipinos who fought and perished throughout World Struggle II.

There may be an elevator inside this enormous cross that might take you up so that you can benefit from the 360-degree view of the Bataan Peninsula. It was a great way to take pleasure in the fantastic thing about the province in addition to to replicate and pay respect to the heroes of the previous conflict.

Location: Pilar, Bataan



4. Zero Kilometer Marker of Bataan Demise March

Should you’re on the lookout for it, that is simply situated beside the Jollibee.

The Nationwide Historic Fee of the Philippines acknowledged this web site as a historic shrine to commemorate the bravery and sacrifices of our heroes throughout World Struggle II. The marker is situated beneath a tree on the plush Bermuda grass. Then on the again, there are the flags of the Philippines and the US.Zero Kilometer Marker of Bataan Death March

Zero Kilometer Marker of Bataan Death March

Zero Kilometer Marker of Bataan Death March

On this identical spot was the beginning of the Bataan Demise March on April 10, 1942, the place 1000’s of Filipino and American troopers perished. This shrine is a method to pay respect to all of our heroes who sacrificed for our freedom towards the Japanese invaders.

Location: Ave of the Philippines, Mariveles, 2105 Bataan

To know extra in regards to the Bataan Demise March, right here’s an explainer video from Easy Historical past.


5. Sisiman Lighthouse

We weren’t capable of go to the picturesque Sisiman Lighthouse, however I’ve already visited the place throughout my journey to 5 Fingers Cove a few years in the past.

Sisiman lighthouse is lightless after storm Pedring destroyed it in 2011, but it surely’s nonetheless a sight to behold, particularly throughout sundown.

Sisiman Lighthouse Five Fingers Cove Mariveles Bataan

Sisiman Lighthouse

Location: Sisiman-Agwawan Seaside Rd, Mariveles, 2105 Bataan


6. 5 Fingers Cove and Laki Seaside

It was a few years in the past after I traveled to Mariveles to go to the booming summer season vacation spot at the moment – 5 Fingers Cove and Laki Seaside.

The expertise cannot be thought-about island hopping as a result of there was no island separated from the mainland that we explored. We hopped from one cove to a different. 5 Fingers Cove’s identify was derived from its look on the map. While you attempt to verify Google Maps, the placement is much like your fingers.

Five Fingers Cove Mariveles Bataan

Mataas yan. talon ka? hehehe

This can be a complete journey and summer season getaway. We explored seashores, cliffs, and rock formations that it made me realized that hey, there may be such a spot like this in Mariveles? I used to be amazed by the pure attraction and sweetness.

Laki Beach Mariveles Bataan

Our final cease was Laki Seaside, the place we had our lunch and spent your entire afternoon. The seashore was pristine, and we had a calming expertise. I simply hope that vacationers will proceed to guard this seashore as I’ve lately been getting messages from readers that Laki Seaside’s waste drawback is getting worse. Properly, that made me unhappy. I hope the house owners would do some measures to guard the seashore, and possibly they need to additionally faucet the assistance of the federal government to guard the seashore.

Learn the weblog publish: 5 Fingers and Laki Seaside Expertise


Get a glimpse of 5 Fingers Bataan on this video by Biyahe ni Drew.


 7. Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar

I bear in mind the primary time I visited Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan, a couple of years in the past.

It was our firm’s staff constructing. I used to be only a common working dude then, by no means in my life have I imagined that I’d be a journey blogger. Significantly. I bear in mind I used to be amazed by these previous constructions, however my appreciation has no depth. I discover the constructions stunning, however my thoughts was not inventive sufficient to understand its historical past. I’m glad that I’ve grown these previous years.

Essentially the most memorable for me on that first go to was all the nice occasions I had with my workmates till we bought drunk. I had these moments when in the midst of the evening, I’d look out the window and see some “Guardia sibil” strolling or ladies in Filipiniana. Then, I had that split-second confusion, Did we journey again in time? Was {that a} ghost? Then the logical a part of my mind would kick in, “Oh, they’re the employees of Las Casas.

After 5 years, I’m again at Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar, as a part of the journey writers invited by the Division of Tourism (DOT) Area 3 for a press journey. And I can say that I’m again as a grown particular person, higher and matured, from a typical dude to a journey fanatic and author who appreciates and places extra worth on tradition and heritage.

Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar

Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar

I observed there are many enhancements in Las Casas. There are extra constructions, and the reception space was transferred from a small home to an unlimited mansion that may be reached after crossing a scenic bridge.

Las Casas merely brings you again to the previous, particularly in the course of the Spanish colonial occasions. The previous homes within the complicated have been acquired by the proprietor, Jose “Jerry” Acuzar, from varied elements of the nation, transferred to the complicated, then meticulously rebuilt and restored. It took a variety of years earlier than constructions have been constructed, and there may be nonetheless a variety of development occurring.

Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar Bataan


One of the vital thrilling actions you possibly can strive in Las Casas is the River Tour. It’s a cruise across the property on a balsa passing by way of a slim canal surrounded by homes. We handed by way of some brick partitions, verandas, and balconies that depict the previous Manila. It was like a reproduction of estero in the course of the previous Manila. It’s unhappy that whereas I used to be having fun with the cruise, I couldn’t assist however ask. What occurred? Why weren’t we capable of protect these? If what I used to be seeing was correct, the previous Manila appeared just like the canals of Venice or different European international locations.

Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar Bataan

Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar Bataan

Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar Bataan

One other glorious expertise there may be the Heritage Tour. I bear in mind this was provided to us on my first journey to Las Casas years in the past throughout our staff constructing, however I didn’t take part as a result of I used to be busy consuming. Hahaha! However now, I cannot miss the possibility to affix the tour.

It began at Casa Lubao. Then from one previous home to a different, the tour information defined the homes’ historical past. Every home has a definite story, worthy of being shared. We have been already within the third home after I bought a message from a fellow blogger that they have been on the lookout for me as a result of it was time for lunch.

Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar Bataan

We traveled by way of the kalesa and toured your entire place. Then we had our lunch at Resort De Oriente. That is only a reproduction of the unique lodge, which was the primary luxurious lodge in Binondo in the course of the Spanish colonial period.

What amazed us are the wood sculptures with intricate designs surrounding the lodge’s foyer. It’s an ideal setting for any picture classes.

Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar Bataan

We left Las Casas after lunch and traveled for a couple of hours going to Mt. Samat Nationwide Shrine. Sadly, there was this vital pilgrimage at the moment, and so they weren’t permitting autos to get in near the spot. If we might insist on going there, we needed to hike for a couple of kilometers.

Our guides determined to not pursue, so we traveled to Balanga, checked in at The Plaza Resort explored extra of Balanga by chilling at The Beanery Espresso Store. Then, we had dinner at an area restaurant.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
Brgy. Ibaba, Bagac, Bataan 2107, Philippines
Direct Traces:+63 8774503 /+63 332 5286/+63 332 5338/
Cell No.: +63 917 832 9361
Web site:
E mail:

Discover Las Casas Filipinas with this video.

8. Balanga Metropolis (Christmas Season)

Balanga City


Top-of-the-line methods to find extra of a particular vacation spot is to go to the market. At evening, we went to the market and skilled the Christmas tiangge there. I purchased 2 T-shirts, whereas my journey buddies purchased garments, slippers and plenty of extra. Improbable, they’ve a shirt for my dimension. Hahaha!

We went again to our lodge totally glad with what Bataan has to supply – the surroundings, historical past, and meals. Thumbs up!

9. Bataan Nationwide Park

After our breakfast, we traveled to Orani, Bataan, for some nature journey.

Bataan Nationwide Park is a protected space within the mountainous a part of the province. It has a complete of 23.6 hectares of thick forest and mountains encompassing Orani, Hermosa, Samal, Abucay, Balanga, Bagac, and Morong.

However throughout that point, we explored the a part of Orani during which the viewing deck of the Bataan Nationwide Park is situated. That is located on prime of the mountain! Some hikers simply trek going there, however for us, we went there by way of a 4 x 4, and it was a variety of journey! It was a bumpy experience going there, but it surely was enjoyable, and as soon as we arrived, we have been welcomed by this magnificent great thing about nature.Bataan National Park

The constructions of the viewing deck appeared previous however can nonetheless be renovated and used. There are some plans by the native Tourism workplace to renovate the place for the upcoming promotion of Orani as the following vacation spot for nature lovers.

Bataan National Park


10. Vista Tala Resort and Leisure Park

We deliberate to have our lunch on the Vista Tala Resort and Leisure Park situated on the jump-off level for hikers and mountain climbers going to the view deck, Pasukulan Falls and Mt. Natib. This can be a mountain resort with plenty of spots overlooking the mountainous elements of Orani. However earlier than that, the employees allow us to expertise their facilities, some journey actions like wall climbing, rappelling, and zip line!

I wasn’t capable of strive wall climbing as a result of clearly, I’m chubby. I do know that if I attempted wall climbing, I’d simply be embarrassing myself. Hahaha! I would like extra time to get match, and when that point comes, I’m going again.

Vista Tala Resort and Recreational Park

Ang sturdy. LOL!

Vista Tala Resort and Recreational Park Bataan

By the tip of the actions, all of us tried the zipline! After all, having worry of heights, I nonetheless bought scared a bit. I used to be capable of do the zipline in Lake Sebu in South Cotabato, the very best zipline in Southeast Asia, so this can simply be a bit of cake. Hahaha!

Our tour ended with a luxurious lunch on the resort.