Brgy. Ibaba, Bagac 2107(Show on map)
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a heritage park in the province of Bataan. It is a project of the New San Jose Builders, owned by art collector Architect Jose Rizalino “Jerry” Acuzar, which is aimed to showcase cultural heritage. Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar celebrates Filipino Heritage through showcase of Filipino talent, ingenuity, and craftsmanship. The legacy of our forefathers, and beautiful Filipino customs and traditions are desired to be preserved through the restoration of the houses in here. Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar yearns for Filipinos to step back into the past, and re-live the traditions and practices that are distinct to our culture.
1. Absolutely No Smoking inside the Room.
2. Service Fee for Small Pet/Dogs shall be charged at PHP 2500 per night and is limited to the houses/casas only. (Minimum of one kind of pet only)
3. Pets are not allowed inside the restaurant.
4. Bringing of food is strictly prohibited. A corkage fee of PHP 500 per person shall be charged.
Main entrance of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is now moved to Estero de Binondo.
• Check In : 14:00
• Check Out : 12:00
• GMT Time : +08:00 - Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi
Bataan is accessible via the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and Northern Luzon Expressway (NLEX). There are buses running direct to Balanga town proper. Balanga Town proper is about 125 kms. northwest from Manila. From Olongapo City, you may take the Victory Liner Buses. Tricycles and jeepneys are the primary modes of transport around Bataan.
You may go through the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Clark, Pampanga or through the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminals in Manila and make the necessary land transfers.
Las Casas Filipinas is located 20 kilometers away from the Mt. Samat Shrine. From the Japanese Friendship Tower in Bagac, turn left and the resort is 2 kilometers away.
Bataan is a place rich not only in history, but also in natural beauty and adventure. Head on over to the Pawikan Conservation Center maintained by the Bantay Pawikan Inc. It is a joint effort by the Bataan government, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and UNESCO which was initiated in 1999.
Take a mini-tour through Indo-China in Bataan Technological Park. This was the temporary home of Vietnamese refugees who fled iron-fist rule in their country. It is a world-class research facility for technology and applied sciences among a rich cultural display of religions and history.
Visit one of the oldest churches in Bataan, St.Catherine of Alexandria Church. However, the only remaining colonial feature of the church can be seen only at the walls along the left side.
Bagac Friendship Tower. The monument, symbolizing the renewed friendship between Japan and the Philippines after the events of World War II, was erected by Rissho Kosei Kai, a Japanese Buddhist organization. The tower was inaugurated on April 8, 1975 and is located about 200 m (660 ft) from where the Bataan Death March started.
Ambon-ambon and Limutan falls (about 50 meters away from each other) are Located in Brgy. Binukawan Bagac, Bataan. Limutan falls is about 20 meters high and 6 feet deep at the center While Ambon Ambon falls is 60 meters high.
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The place will bring you back in time and will make you appreciate the beauty of the Philippines'architecture. The houses are said to be the original houses bought and brought to Bagac. It's a good idea especially if these houses are not maintained in their original locations. At least here you will see all of them in one place.
It is a huge property with access to the beach. Going around is easy with a complimentary hop-on and hop-off jeepney, the wait time could be long though. Also, it is not available late at night. It is easy to go back to your room if it's not raining. Unfortunately it was raining one night from dinner and the staff was nice to bring us to our room via a golf cart. By the way, you can rent a bike and a golf cart (with fee). That time a tramvia is being constructed by now it should be working. There's also a kalesa tour. A bakery, a photo shop and a souvenir shop.
Off the bat, the place can be more senior friendly. They should consider this especially they're the ones who will enjoy and relate to what Las Casas is offering. I'm not sure if wheelchair is available. I also don't have info if there's a clinic or a medic available 24/7.
Elevator is not available and it may be a problem for seniors to go to their rooms on the 2nd/3rd floor. I'm not sure if you can be guaranteed a ground floor room if you mention that you're travelling with/for seniors.
And now, our room is huge. Actually, we were transferred to a different area because our room is going to be renovated. It still has 3 queen sized bed and based on the photos it is a good upgrade :) Yey and thanks! We have 2 balconies with the view of the canal and the building next to us. I think each building has access to the canal for the riverboat cruise.
Our stay was at the same time the APEC delegates were there so we didn't get to check Hotel de Oriente. It is a function room/ ballroom and it is amazing. Very beautiful exterior, it was destroyed during World War 2.
Soon the church will be operational. They have masses on sundays in one of the casas. Very nice.
The staff are nice and friendly but they should improve on it more. Like working faster :)
Food is good (I remember we loved the pochero) and we had buffet for breakfast, the food choices are fine and got refilled fast but towards the end refills got slower to none. Understandable there are a lot of people but they should have been ready. :) Dinner in Bella Teodora is also good. They serve Italian food here, the place is again beautifully designed. If you go to the courtyard that is where Ketchup killed Gen Luna in the movie. hehe (trivia) At the Estero area there's also a food outlet, one afternoon we had halohalo and some snacks there. It has a good view of the other side (the church and the bella teodora), plus eating alfresco next to a river is priceless.
The day tour is unique and spectacular because it is history. Each casa has a story and it's all worth knowing. I loved it. I really loved it. At night there's a show in the open area. Spa rates are a bit high.
The whole place is beautiful and well kept. Each spot and corner are worth a shot. I suggest walk around the property, enjoy it especially the Estero de Binondo area.
Going back to the room, the beds and linens are of good quality. For me I would like an additional lighting in the room. It gets dark at night even with the lights on. ACU in the room worked fine and kept the room cold.
This is an awesome place to visit over and over again.
-More sitting areas to enjoy the different views.
-light activities for seniors, additional activities for middle aged group
- sell painting kits or sketch kits. It's a good activity like sitting by the bridge and try to paint it... I will do this on my next visit.
-Maybe an additional pool but the Batis inspired pool is awesome. Don't expect to do lapses though.
-water stations since it can really be hot
- sell ice please in the panaderia (cause it can really be hot)
- casitas/tent by the beach
- more staff to watch for guests who are smoking in the property. someone was smoking near the pool.
- additional beach beds by the pool and beach
- a basket to keep things when you're swimming like in Anvaya
- a small shuttle to bring the senior citizens/pwd during tours, it can really be difficult for them and I feel sorry for those that are having a hard time walking and will climb the stairs, they also don't have a place to sit when they're tired DURING the tour. At least if they don't want to go up the casas they can sit in the cart/shuttle while waiting for the group to move on to the next stop.
By the way... bring the right clothes and gears (hat, scarf, umbrella) Sunblock, shades, and FOOTWEAR! It's not easy walking on cobblestones :)
Enjoy and plan a trip soon!
Genuine Asiatravel.com guest review
Went with my family and we loved every minute of our stay at Las Casas.
Just a small note that I hope they could improve on, would highly appreciate if they can increase the selection for breakfast. I barely ate anything during my visit, very few selection for non-meat lovers.
History meets Luxury only at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
it is a nice place, their staff are very accommodating.
Beautiful place. It's like you been transported back in time. It's worth a visit
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