Friday, August 25, 2017

Bataan : Revisiting Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

It was in 2008 when I first visited Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. I remember that it was barely open to guests and roaming from house to house is a d-i-y activity. Almost ten years after, a lot has changed.  The heritage and convention center with a battle cry of "Pride in the past, Hope for the future." has turned into this awesome themed place where guided tours for day trippers are offered.  

Casted Sky Over Las Casas
Located at Brgy. Ibaba in Bagac, Bataan, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, which translates to Houses in the Philippines of Acuzar, is a fine showcase of Philippine History and craftsmanship that takes you back to the 18th century.

Bike Around

All of the houses built therein came from various places in the Philippines where materials were gathered bit-by-bit and piece-by-piece from the original structure. At present, there are more than forty houses built in the area with each house boasting itself with rich stories. 

Photo Me

Lola Basyang

I Heart You

The Grandeur of Hotel de Oriente

Beep Beep
Private cars are not allowed inside the center. There are designated parking area just right after the main bridge. The mode of transportation inside the center are jeepneys with normal route from the reception area/restaurant to Casa Mexico. Waiting time for jeepneys is normally 10 minutes.  

Casa Cagayan
Casa Cagayan is composed of four houses along the shoreline of the property, which are originally from Cagayan Province. During the early 1900's, these houses were referred to as as the Poor man's Houses. The typical house was built on stilts with the tree trunks in its natural shape used as posts/columns, in order to give its residents extra space for relaxation, storage and livelihood activities.

Sanctuario de San Jose
The Sanctuario de San Jose is still under construction. It's unfinished state showed huge blocks of marbles. It would definitely be grand when it's finished.

Mga Bata sa Casa

Sungka in Casa Mexico
The materials used in the reconstruction of Casa Mexico came from salvaged materials bought from a junkshop. The house was built based on an old photograph which the owner used in reconstructing the house.

The Batis is a freshwater take of a swimming pool. It is just few meters away from the open sea.

Walkway to Hotel de Oriente

For reservations and additional information, you may contact them at any of the following:

Tel (02) 546-9123

Cel (0917) 872-9371




  1. I have been there in 2015. Medyo hassle lang ang pagdala ng gamit oag nag check in coz bawal ihatid mga gamit mo sa hotel.

  2. i agree, there is a designated parking area for private cars. you have to transport everything so better bring few bags only.