Behold Bataan! That welcomes us at the Tourism Center. Unfortunately, the office was still closed when we dropped by at around 7:45am. The Communication Rescue and Security Division inside the Tourism compound however operates 24/7 and gave us a brochure of "It's more fun in Bataan."
After a quick glimpse to some tourist spots, we went straight to our final destination, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. I already had enough information from the internet about the heritage place but I was still very much surprised when I stepped my foot inside Las Casas. I felt like I traveled back in Spanish Era. Staff and the workers wear traditional clothes including the guards who also act like Guardia Civil. We were welcomed with Filipino drink, a very Pinoy sago gulaman.
This heritage view welcomed us. It's like walking back to 19th century. It was not quite long ago when I watched on TV about the old house in Binan. Now I knew where that house went. Anyways, I will leave and end the story and controversy here. These heritage houses were transported into this village and restored. The owner's intention and passion to preserve and rebuild old houses now produce a heritage resort but the history and design remain.
One of the rooms of the Casas
The Calesa Ride
Souvenir items and hats are also available at the store.
If you love old houses and history, then visit the place and walk back to old times.
The view from the window to our rented room looks like this. The place is very picturesque. There is no angle that you need to find to have a good shot. Amazing!
My children weren't really prepared to go on swimming that day. They told me they're not gonna swim but when they saw the pool, they quickly changed their mind.
The beach was not ideal to swim that day because of the windy weather that creates big waves. The lifeguard on duty told us to just stay in a shallow area. It wasn't safe anymore to swim so we headed back to the pool.
Sunset view at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
We went there on Monday while the rest of the world and travelers are busy for the work week. We almost own the heritage village, ours for the meantime.
Las Casas de Filipinas de Acuzar by night
Paseo de Escolta
Breath taking view in the morning
We choose to stay near the window facing the sea during our breakfast at Cafe Marivent and captured this beautiful morning sight. How lovely!
The Heritage Tour
We're supposed to have an 8:30am tour but we woke up very late to catch up and ended up to 11:30am schedule. It was really hot for that activity. The hats given to us served as a shade walking from one house to another.. We could have enjoyed a lot more if the tour's done earlier or late afternoon.
See more photos below.
Amazing sight everywhere!
Old House. Rich History.
Can you guess what this is?
The gazebo where the ladies spent their siesta time, catching up with their talks during those era, There seemed to be no shortage of time, no pressures to think about, but just wait for the sunset to fall.
A quick pose before leaving Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar with our tour guide Joyce. How come we're not wearing themed shirts here? We're Pinoys inside our sleeves anyway. :)
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
Bo. Pagasa, Bagac, Bataan.
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