Remembering my school years, I have known Bataan as the land of courageous people and the famous Death March. At this present time, there were no traces of war,except for it’s Memorial Cross that lies in Pilar, Bataan.
Travelling to Bataan is easy peasy if you are fond of outdoor activities. It’s a 3 hour ride from Manila minus the traffic. Before heading to Bataan with my mother and sisterI have done my research with the ‘commute tips’ which is helpful and really a must if you are a first timer in any place.
I only have two destinations in mind, the famous Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar and Mt. Samat. I would love to visit other sites but the rainy season has arrived and my lazy side wins over.
Going to Bataan from Manila,ride a bus at Bataan Transit in Cubao and drop off Balanga Terminal (P200php/head). From Balanga we ride a mini bus going to Bagac. Luckily, the mini bus is also offering a ride to Las Casas. We (and other tourist) paid 70/head.
LAS CASAS FILIPINAS De ACUZAR
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a collection of casas from all over Philippines but in my point of view, it’s a collection of ‘instagram-worthy’ ancestral homes made for photoshoot. Forgive me 😁
Doors,doors, doors, beautiful doors everywhere.(Except for the first one 😄)
The day tour is pricey for 999/head and I assume more expensive for the overnight stay. Go head to their website for the rates LasCasasFilipinasDeAcuzar
We stayed at Fajardo’s Beach Resort just beside Las Casas for 2k/night. It is a good for 2 room,but we are three so fitting up is a must.Besides it is just for a night.😏
If you are planning to stay at Fajardo’s,just walk by the seashore and ask the locals for the resort to save time and energy. No need for going out the area.
Tip for visiting Las Casas: wear comfortable but photoshoot ready clothes. Kidding! Take looots of picture and view as much casas inside, which we never did by the way. If you like to learn more of its stories then go with guide. Enjoy!
Next stop Mt. Samat 🚲🚲