Jul 2, 2016

A Trip Down Memory Lane at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Last summer, my family and I went on a weekend getaway to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan.

Las Casas showcases a collection of heritage houses, mostly from Luzon, which are carefully dismantled and reconstructed, brick by brick and plank by plank. This idea was conceptualized by Mr Jerry Acuzar, who is a businessman and developer. 
 
Path to the old Manila

It became controversial as there were some heritage advocates who were against dismantling the heritage houses and moving them to a different location. They said it will not be the same if they are moved from their original locations.

We left Manila around 5:00 am and were already in Bataan by 9:00 am. Since they only allow check-in at 2pm, we decided to take the 10:30 am Heritage Tour. The tour is available every hour; you may want to check out the schedule on their website. For an additional charge, they also offer private tours, which you can book if you are in a larger group, or want to roam the place at your own pace.

Even if you know your history well, being able to step into the houses which became silent witnesses of our history, and taking a peek down memory lane, is very nostalgic. The large capiz windows, wide wooden floor boards, and elegant cornisas (cornices) will surely transport you to the old Philippines that our ancestors lived in.

I won’t go much into details of the heritage tour or the chistory (chismis-history), as it will spoil what they have prepared for you.



 
We booked a Family Room for an overnight stay. There are three king-sized beds, which can accommodate 6 persons. We added two more extra beds as there were eight of us.
The room, as well as the bathroom, is massive and it was very beautifully decorated. It felt like checking in to a five-star hotel back in 1920s.



After resting, we decided to take a dip in the sea and it was a breath of fresh air.
Overall, it was one summer we will truly cherish.

Batis inspired pool
Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar
Brgy. Ibaba, Bagac, Bataan
2107, Philippines
Landline numbers: +63 2 332 5338, +63 2 332 5286, +63 2 877 4501, +63 2 877 4502
Mobile number: +63 917 872 9361
E-mail: reserve@lascasasfilipinas.com or marketing@lascasasfilipinas.com

11 comments:

  1. We've been here before pero day trip lang. Ganda ng place pero yung bathroom for day trippers hindi so if ever we will go back, overnight na lang para sulit. No access din sa swimming pool pag day trip lang. :(

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  2. Certainly looks like a beautiful place to visit. I think Mr. Jerry Acuzar did a good job in developing/reconstructing the place. I hope to visit the place with my family someday.

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  3. I've been wanting to take my family here. It looks like it's going to be a really nice cultural experience and vacation at the same time. :)

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  4. I really really wanted to visit this place. But when I finally going to have a chance, I cannot go because I'm pregnant and I don't like going to far places. Maybe someday I'll visit the place with my husband and baby. The place looks fascinating.

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  5. I'm not sure if my first comment went through. Anyway, I really want to go to this place but when I had a chance I didn't go because I am pregnant. It's really hard for me to travel far. Hopefully, I can visit someday with my husband and baby. The place looks fascinating.

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  6. I've never been hear nor heard of this place before. waaa. 2 years pa naman akong nag aral sa Bagac, Bataan, di ko man lang nalaman to? huhuhaha. Pero it's really nice, I hope we can visit this place one day.

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  7. I've read that the overnight stay there is a little expensive. How much did that cost you?

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    1. Cost us Php13k for 8pax (tour and breakfast are included) =)

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  8. I wanted to have staycation here!! Lalo na when I saw your post...Maybe next year.

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  9. I am extremely impressed along with your writing abilities, Thanks for this great share.

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  10. I went there when it was just newly opened so a lot of their structures weren't finished yet, including the church. But we still enjoyed it, though it was just a day tour. The food was great also.

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