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Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan

Drive four hours north from Manila to get to this resort-village built to make you relive the old world. Photo by @lascasasfilipinasdeacuzar


Stepping into Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan, 102km south of Angeles City, Pampanga, transports travelers back to the Philippines' distant past, around the colonization era, giving a gimpse of early aristocratic Filipinos' lifestyle. The resort features cobblestone streets, centuries-old mansions lining the sidewalks, and tours curated by guides dressed up in 18th-century garb. Each house at Las Casas was saved from ruin and painstakingly restored to its original state, and rented out to guests who wish to stay and bask in the nostalgic vibe for a few days. Day tours are also availble.

 

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How to get there
Take a Genesis Transport bus from EDSA, Cubao to Balanga City in Bataan. Travel time is about two to three hours. From the Balanga terminal, get on another bus that’s headed for Bagac town center where tricycles can take you directly to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.

Cover photo is a screengrab from @lascasasfilipinasdeacuzar on Instagram.

By Celia Nachura

Published September 2016