I used to be again in Bataan, by means 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 means 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 put up to incorporate the websites that we’ve explored throughout our current journey.


Listed here are the vacationer spots and sights you shouldn’t miss in Bataan.


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1. Bataan Tourism Heart

This must be your first cease in exploring the province. Bataan Tourism Heart will present you all the required details about sights to go to, actions, and likewise meals to get pleasure from. 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 Staff 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 crew. We additionally witnessed the spectacular showcase of the easiest 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 Conflict II Museum

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

The place is situated inside the neighborhood of Balanga Elementary College. So we handed by means of the college 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 Conflict II  through the Fall of Bataan, adopted by the historic Bataan Dying 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 Common 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 struggle inside, they allow us to watch a video first detailing the story of how Bataan has fallen to the fingers of the Japanese invaders.

Bataan World War II Museum 1

It was an attention-grabbing video displaying the timeline of the historical past and explaining the small print in its easiest way doable.

On the primary flooring, we’ve witnessed a diorama of the Bataan Dying March in addition to some outdated arms and garments utilized by troopers through the struggle. I used to be amazed at how they have been capable of protect these artifacts. To assist the educational of the guests, the partitions are additionally crammed with some work and writings concerning the essential happenings through the struggle. Please be reminded that it isn’t allowed to take footage on this place of the museum.Bataan World War II Museum

On the second flooring, we’ve witnessed the riveting pictures of the individuals and kids who suffered through the struggle. Beside this can be a room devoted to the memorabilia of the previous first lady- Luz Banzon Magsaysay, spouse of former President Ramon Magsaysay. It’s crammed with pictures, 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 means of. Throughout that point, there was an enormous occasion, and other people have been all strolling going to Mt. Samat, they usually didn’t permit automobiles.

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 noticed that the cross was large! And there are a number 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 Conflict II.

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

Location: Pilar, Bataan



4. Zero Kilometer Marker of Bataan Dying March

In the event 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 Conflict II. The marker is situated underneath 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 Dying March on April 10, 1942, the place 1000’s of Filipino and American troopers perished. This shrine is a option 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 concerning the Bataan Dying 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, however it’s nonetheless a sight to behold, particularly throughout sundown.

Sisiman Lighthouse Five Fingers Cove Mariveles Bataan

Sisiman Lighthouse

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


6. 5 Fingers Cove and Laki Seashore

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

The expertise can’t be thought of 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 title was derived from its look on the map. Whenever you attempt to examine Google Maps, the placement is much like your fingers.

Five Fingers Cove Mariveles Bataan

Mataas yan. talon ka? hehehe

It is a complete journey and summer time 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 appeal and wonder.

Laki Beach Mariveles Bataan

Our final cease was Laki Seashore, 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 not too long ago been getting messages from readers that Laki Seashore’s waste downside is getting worse. Properly, that made me unhappy. I hope the homeowners 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 put up: 5 Fingers and Laki Seashore 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 crew 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. Critically. I bear in mind I used to be amazed by these outdated constructions, however my appreciation has no depth. I discover the constructions lovely, however my thoughts was not inventive sufficient to understand its historical past. I’m glad that I’ve grown these previous years.

Probably the most memorable for me on that first go to was all the great occasions I had with my workmates till we received drunk. I had these moments when in the course of the night time, I’d look out the window and see some “Guardia sibil” strolling or girls 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 standard 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 seen there are many enhancements in Las Casas. There are extra constructions, and the reception space was transferred from a small home to an enormous mansion that may be reached after crossing a scenic bridge.

Las Casas merely brings you again to the previous, particularly through the Spanish colonial occasions. The outdated homes within the advanced have been acquired by the proprietor, Jose “Jerry” Acuzar, from numerous components of the nation, transferred to the advanced, then meticulously rebuilt and restored. It took a number of years earlier than constructions have been constructed, and there may be nonetheless a number of building occurring.

Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar Bataan


Probably the most thrilling actions you would strive in Las Casas is the River Tour. It’s a cruise across the property on a balsa passing by means of a slim canal surrounded by homes. We handed by means of some brick partitions, verandas, and balconies that depict the outdated Manila. It was like a reproduction of estero through the outdated 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 outdated Manila regarded 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 wonderful 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 crew constructing, however I didn’t take part as a result of I used to be busy ingesting. Hahaha! However now, I can’t miss the possibility to affix the tour.

It began at Casa Lubao. Then from one outdated 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 received 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 means of the kalesa and toured your entire place. Then we had our lunch at Lodge De Oriente. That is only a duplicate of the unique resort, which was the primary luxurious resort in Binondo through the Spanish colonial period.

What amazed us are the picket sculptures with intricate designs surrounding the resort’s foyer. It’s an ideal setting for any picture periods.

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, they usually weren’t permitting automobiles 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 Lodge explored extra of Balanga by chilling at The Beanery Espresso Store. Then, we had dinner at a neighborhood 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:

Discover Las Casas Filipinas with this video.

8. Balanga Metropolis (Christmas Season)

Balanga City


The most effective methods to find extra of a selected vacation spot is to go to the market. At night time, 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 resort absolutely happy 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 wherein the viewing deck of the Bataan Nationwide Park is situated. That is located on high of the mountain! Some hikers simply trek going there, however for us, we went there by means of a 4 x 4, and it was a number of journey! It was a bumpy journey going there, however it 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 regarded outdated 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 subsequent 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. It is a mountain resort with a lot of spots overlooking the mountainous components 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 robust. 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 received 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 chunk of cake. Hahaha!

Our tour ended with a luxurious lunch on the resort.


“Convey Residence A Good friend”

The complete familiarization journey is according to the nationwide marketing campaign of the Division of Tourism’s “Convey Residence a Good friend.” (2017).

By highlighting the fantastic thing about Bataan, we’re giving our kababayan extra causes to come back again, and even deliver their mates with them.

That is an thrilling marketing campaign with a lot of superior prizes. All it’s a must to do is invite a good friend or a kababayan to rediscover the fantastic thing about our motherland. The mechanics of becoming a member of might be discovered right here. Convey residence a good friend.

Two days of exploring Bataan shouldn’t be sufficient to cowl all the wonder that this province has to supply, however it was sufficient to achieve some unforgettable experiences. Certainly, greater than its historical past like Bataan Dying March, the province is genuinely a superb journey vacation spot. And it’s just some hours from Manila! It’s about time to alter your standard journey itinerary and expertise Bataan.