Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bataan

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If you are a fan of history-rich architecture, places and buildings, and would like a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila then you MUST visit Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. An open-air museum and resort located in Barangay Pag-asa, Bagac, Bataan Philippines developed by Jose “Gerry” Acuzar out of his fascination with old houses and colonial buildings.

Heritage houses from all over the country placed in one spot.
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar features old buildings that can take you back to the 18th century. Each and every building features awesome Filipino history and craftsmanship. Some of the buildings were actually transferred carefully from it's original location to this 400-hectare park, then restored to it's former glory. These buildings now serve as hotel accommodations and museums for visitors.

Each house has a unique story to tell.
I already figured out the fastest way and route to go there. Below is a step-by-step guideline I made in case you decided to visit anytime soon.


How to get there:

1). If you are coming from Cubao, you can ride a bus to reach Balanga Bataan from either of these two companies - Bataan Transit or Genesis Bus. Visit their official websites first to check the trip schedules and corresponding fare.

-Bataan Transit - http://www.bataantransit.com/fare/
-Genesis Bus - http://www.genesistransport.com.ph/

2). Once you reached Balanga, Bataan, you can ride a jeep or bus (from Balanga, Bataan Transport Terminal) to reach Bagac, Bataan. Fare fee is 45 pesos per person and the travel time should be around 45 minutes. The trip schedule starts at 7am while the last trip is scheduled around
6pm.

NOTE: Make sure to tell the jeep driver or bus conductor that you intend to visit Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. They will then drop you to a certain spot where tricycles can be found.

3). Upon reaching Bagac, you can ride a tricycle to going to the entrance of the heritage park. Fare is 10 per person and travel time is around 5 minutes.

Entrance Fee:

Option 1: Entrance fee with snacks
P 850.00 nett per person (Adult)
P 425.00 nett per person (Child)

Option 2: Entrance fee only
P 685.00 nett per person
(Adult and children 5 years old and up; toddlers free of charge)

-Inclusions:

Welcome drinks
30 min to 1 hour guided tour of the heritage houses.
Use of beach area
Vicinity map
Wet towel

Hotel de Oriente Convention Centre originnally built in Binondo, Manila in 1889.

Tips and Suggestions:

1. Can't stand the heat of the sun? You may borrow a big umbrella at the front desk.
2. The food and drinks inside is a bit pricey so you can bring a few snacks and drinks if you're on a tight budget.
3. The best time to visit Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is around the afternoon so you can enjoy the beach and capture good photos during the magic hour 4-6pm.
4. Head to Plaza Belmonte (in front of Paseo De Escolta) at night for a free open air cultural show. (During weekends only)
5. Ask for a free tour on their own factory of bricks, wood carving.


The food here might be a bit pricey but it wont hurt if you treat yourself once in a while right?
A perfect spot for a cup of coffee. 
I'm an old soul so I must say that I really love this place! It takes me back in time and gives me a glimpse of how the Filipino life were decades ago. It’s also so romantic, quaint and rustic making it a perfect place for couples and even for honeymooners. The architectural styles, forms and designs are all breathtaking, making it a good spot for photographers and architecture lovers. Don't forget your #OOTD too!

I recommend you to check their website first for room rates information and reservations if you want to stay at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar overnight - http://lascasasfilipinas.com/lc/


I can confidently say that the time you will spend and the amount you have to pay to visit Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar are totally all worth it! The ambiance, the views and even the knowledge you will gain just by spending a few nights or even for just a day should you guarantee an unforgettable experience.

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