Truth be told, I have never explored Luzon before. The closest I got to Luzon was El Nido, Palawan. So, I say it was of such good fortune that I started my Luzon exploration in Bataan. Bagac, Bataan, I found out, isn’t exactly on top of people’s list when heritage cities are discussed. As a matter of fact, Vigan, Silay and Taal are the much more popular choices.
However, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan has a lot to offer, especially for history aficionados, particularly the Spanish era. The sprawling resort complex has 27 Spanish-era heritage houses known as bahay na bato.
The houses in the resort are not indigenous to Bataan, rather, they were transported brick-by-brick and plank-by-plank from various parts of Luzon. Suffice it to say that transporting, as well as restoring these houses brick-by-brick and making them look like their original form is very impressive.
But, if you think that you are just going to be in the resort the whole day, you are badly mistaken. There is so much more to do aside from admiring and taking pictures of these amazing houses. What you get instead is nostalgia for your each and every sense, not to mention you can take a dip at the beach too.
Here are some photos to whet your appetite.
You can book one of the hotel’s spacious rooms here.