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When we hear Bataan, Philippines, the first thing that will get inside our mind are beaches if we’re not from that place. If you don’t know that place yet and if you ask some people about this place, you’ll get beaches as answer too. But aside from beaches, Bataan is a tourist spot that has historical structures, picturesque landscape, and breathtaking spots to offer.

 

A photo of Balanga, Bataan’s welcome sign(Behold Bataan).

 

Bataan is a province of the Philippines situated at Central Luzon. Most commonly known because of its beaches whether expensive or cheap. In this article, we listed 7 underrated spot that you must visit in Bataan aside from beaches.

 

 

1. Mount Samat Shrine, Pilar

 

A photo of the Shrine of Valor in Mt. Samat Shrine.

 

The Shrine of Valor is located at Mount Samat. Arguably the most recognizable landmark in the province. You can cllimb at the about 92 meters high large cross to get a picturesque view of both Bataan and Corregidor. Aside from that, you can enjoy going back in time as you check out world war II memorabilias like old cannons, weapons, and underground museum.

 

 

2. Plaza Mayor de Ciudad de Balanga, Balanga City

 

A photo of Plaza Mayor de Ciudad at night.

 

Another spot that can’t be missed is the magnificent Plaza Mayor de Ciudad de Balanga, located in the heart of the city. Every night, the plaza comes to life with dancing fountains made special by colorful lights. It is also the perfect place if you want to interact with the locals. You can also check in at the nearby Plaza Hotel that meshes the quaint and the modern in order to form a charming boutique hotel.

 

 

3. Pasukulan Falls, Abucay

 

 

This one requires about three to four hours of trekking to see and experience its beauty, but the Pasukulan Falls of Abucay is one of the spot in Bataan that is totally worth to visit. Its majestic sight and pristine waters cascading from almost 200 feet falls into a pool is enough to call this place a paradise.

 

4. Loleng’s Hu Tieu-an, Morong

 

 

 

 

This spot may not be your picturesque place or majestic view but Loleng’s Hu Tieu-an will fill your stomach with Vietnamese-influenced dishes. This eatery has been serving people with delicious cuisine since the 90’s, Their best sellers are the Vietnamese noodle soup hu tieu and their special version of the bahn mi.

 

5. Tala Resort and Recreational Park, Orani

 

A photo of the cliffside pool of Tala Resort and Recreational Park.

 

Talking about relaxation and scenery, Tala Resorts and Recreational Park is a must visit spot. This spot is located at a village called Tala in Orani and it’s a mountainside resort with cliff side pool overlooking the beautiful view of trees and mountains. It is also decked with villas, and the resort also has jacuzzi, in-resort spa, and a recreation center. This place is a total escape from urban life and a guaranteed stress reliever.

 

6. Tortugas Bay Park, Balanga

 

A photo of overhead from drone view of the whole Tortugas Bay Park.

 

Also known as Balanga Wetland and Nature Park, Tortugas Bay Park is a spot for people who likes to see different species of birds and take pictures of them. Visit the park during wee hours of the morning and you’ll have the best chance to see those birds.

 

7. Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bagac

 

A photo of street view of spanish-era houses on Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.

 

Travel back in time or take photos for a better instagram feed in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. It’s a marvelous sight heritage resort with spanish-era houses, majestic canal, and cobblestone street. Your trip to Batangas is not complete without visiting this spot.

 

Those listed places are just some of the spot you may want to visit in Bataan. There are a lot of tourist spots in Bataan that you’ll surely love if you decided to explore its beauty.

 

List of source articles: https://www.wheninmanila.com/when-in-bataan-7-spots-you-have-to-visit-for-the-summer/

                                    https://blog.homeaway.com.ph/bataan-tourist-spots/

                                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bataan

 

 

 

Author: Expatch Editorial Team 

 

 

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