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    Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bataan

    April 19, 2017

    Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan is one of those places you usually discover via social media. With so many picture-worthy spots, it’s not surprising why people flock to Las Casas for numerous photo opportunities. I can’t say I blame them, the moment I arrived at the resort, I already had a dozen pictures before we even reached our room.

    Equally fascinating is the Las Casas heritage tour which is meant to be the highlight of the whole trip. There were a lot of interesting facts and stories if people care enough to listen. I do get thrown off when they start injecting sales pitches in the middle of the tour by specifying rental rates for whole houses or rooms but other than that, the tour was enjoyable. Just make sure to secure either the early morning or the late afternoon schedule because the heat can dampen your enjoyment of the tour.

    Our Tour Guide

    The only downside of this place are the prices – day tour rates, room rates and food prices, they’re all quite expensive. Day tours start at Php 1,500 per person, and room rates start at Php 6,500 per night during weekdays. There were four of us in the group so instead of spending Php 1,500 each for a day tour. We decided to book a room for Php 9,100 (weekday rate) for four which already includes the tour plus breakfast. The room was interesting (a bit creepy), and I preferred not walking along the corridors alone. But hey, it’s a one of a kind place, and it’s worthy of at least one visit. Just make sure your expectations are aligned and that you’ve set your budget accordingly.

    Apart from the houses, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar also has a swimming pool and nearby beach as well as a game room. It’s pretty easy to keep yourself occupied within the resort. For our group, however, walking around and taking photos were enough to fill our day.

     

    Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Heritage Tour

    Day tour rates/packages

    *Always check their website for updated rates

    • Php 1,500 per person
      • Welcome drink
      • Heritage Tour
      • Cold towel
      • Entrance fee
      • Use of the beach area
    • Php 3,000 per person – County Shuttle from Manila
      • (minimum 5 persons)
      • Heritage Tour
      • Lunch
      • Pick up at their Quezon City Sales Office at 8am
      • ETD Las Casas 4pm
    • Php 3,500 per person – Private Vehicle from Manila
      • (minimum 4 persons)
      • Heritage Tour
      • Lunch
      • Pick up at their Quezon City Sales Office at 8am
      • ETD Las Casas 4pm

    If this place is above your budget, you can check our Bagac, Bataan post for other beaches within the area.

    During our heritage tour

    Heritage Tour Tips

    • You will be doing a lot of walking so wear comfortable shoes or slippers, preferably footwear that would be easy to slip in and out of.
    • Bring a cap or umbrella to protect you from the heat.
    • Get the early morning tour or late afternoon schedule.

    Recommended side trip from Las Casas is Mount Samat National Shrine and Museum.

    Las Casas Accommodations

    • If you prefer to stay overnight, weekday rates are cheaper (35% cheaper mostly). They have different accommodations for different group sizes. The rooms are for two to four persons and the casas are for eight to twelve persons. It’s best to check the Las Casas website for updated prices.
    • You can also check agoda for discounted rates.

    How to go to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

    By car

    1. Take NLEX northbound
    2. Exit SCTEX going to Subic
    3. Exit Dinalupihan and turn right at Roman highway
    4. Follow the road going to Mariveles
    5. Turn right at Total gas station (going to Mt Samat)
    6. Follow the road, along the way you’re bound to see Las Casas signages

    By public transportation

    1. Take Genesis Bus or Bataan transit bound for Balanga, Bataan
    2. Walk to Balanga Terminal (or take a tricycle if you’re lazy)
    3. Take the jeep or bus going to Bagac
    4. Tell the conductor you’re heading to Las Casas
    5. Ride a tricyle going to the resort

    Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Photo Gallery

     

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