5/29/2017

Exploring LAS CASAS FILIPINAS DE ACUZAR in Bagac, Bataan

Aside from the beautiful beaches and other historical places in Bataan, there is one place in Bagac, Bataan that has really interested me and I have been wanting to go for a visit. Luckily, I had some visitors who arrived from overseas and I told them with no hesitation that I would like to take them to LAS CASAS FILIPINAS DE ACUZAR

Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar is a 100 acre heritage park where several Spanish-Filipino colonial structures from all over the country have been well restored and constructed to their original pristine beauty for the people to see and appreciate. 

At Las Casas, tourists can have the option to stay in one of these heritage houses or they can go for a HERITAGE DAY TOUR for  Php 1500.00 where you can stroll around the heritage houses and listen to the very interesting stories that lie behind the walls of these heritage houses. 

These pillars are just so beautiful to  look at I could just imagined how Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar would look like at night. 




Just by looking at the map, you can already tell that this is a big place and there is so much to see and activities you can do.



Upon entering Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar, you will definitely have a feeling of what it was like in the old days in the Philippines. These restored houses are just so stunning!



Las Casas is also situated next to a beach so if you are going on a day tour, you can also go and swim at the beach after the tour. Tourists can also have the option to go on boat cruise for a fee if they want to take a canal tour of the heritage houses.




If you want to go around Las Casas there are so many options. You can either catch a scheduled jeepney and tram ride which would take you around interesting places. You can also hire a Kalesa or a golf cart if you want to go on a more private tour. 


For those who wish to stay at Las Casas, this is a preview of what your room would look like. The room was so spacious and  and cozy. We were even told that the walls are manually hand painted by their in-house artists. 



The restored houses all came from different places across the Philippines and have been restored back to their former glory. We were really stunned by the architecture of these houses. 



The area is intersected by a number of charming canals that made me remember the time we explored Venice, Italy last 2016. It was a very picturesque landscape and all we could say during our walk was  wow! 



During our tour, we were guided by a very well spoken Dexter Manansala who was so well informed about the history of each of the houses and guided us through the beautiful heritage houses in the park. 



The beautiful (Venice Like) canals at Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar. 








Aside from providing accommodation to tourists,  if you are looking for a different vibe for your events or parties like weddings, debut, or any celebration,  you can also hire some parts of the Las Casas like this one.





Just before we headed for lunch, our guide took us to two rooms that  left us speechless. This room below again has manually hand painted design walls by their artists. The rooms here were all spacious and so elegant. And with this room, you also you have own classy infinity pool. I would love to get into this pool one day!





The 3rd room that we visited was very glamorous and interesting and I  considered it my personal favorite. In this room which is good for four, everything is shared. There are two queen size beds but there are no bedrooms. Everything else is open like toilet and baths. Now, that sounds like good fun to me! 






Continue with your glam lifestyle with these Hermes Toiletries which are only available in this room.




One of my most favorite structures in Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar is their convention center which is called HOTEL DE ORIENTE which was used during the APEC Summit held last 2015. What makes this convention hall so unique, aside from it's architecture, was the attention to detail. 


TO GET INSIDE: There is an additional fee of Php 200.00 


Once you enter this convention center, you will see pieces of wood handcrafted to perfection. 
 




Inside the hall, there's a definite European feel to it.. The pastel colors create such an elegant effect to the whole ambiance. Now, different concerts and other performances are being held in the Hotel De Oriente. 



 Las Casas also created a small museum remembering the bravery of our Filipino and American soldiers during the World War 2. 



At the end of our tour, we went to the cafeteria next to the swimming pool where we had  a local Filipino sweet delicacy. 


And a must try when you are in Bataan is an ice cream made out of TARO (Gabi) . The taste at first was a bit unusual but the blend of Vanilla and Taro does work well together. It was yummy! 


A visit to the Las Casas Filipinas was a dream come true for me. It was nice to see our heritage houses being restored back to their former glory and a living proof of the beautiful past of our country.  

I never thought I would be able to get to this place and I would like to thank Bataan Tourism Center for giving us the opportunity to get to explore this place for at least a day. 



If you want to see more information such as events and promos, you may visit their 
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CONTACT INFORMATION: 

Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar
Brgy. Ibaba, Bagac, Bataan
2107, Philippines

Landline:
 (+632) 332-5286 
(+632) 877-4501 
(+632) 332-5338 
(+632) 355-3032

Mobile: 
0917-872-9361

Front Desk Mobile: 
0917-537-8418 (Sundays & Holidays only)


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