Whether you're eyeing a history-rich tour or a beach getaway, Bataan is a great destination for your weekend escapade.
Only four to five hours away from Metro Manila, this province serves as a home to some important landmarks from the country's history like the Zero Kilometer Death March Marker, Las Casas Filipinas de Azucar, and Mt. Samat National Shrine. In addition to these cultural destinations, Bataan has some hiking spots and beachfronts where you can go adventuring all weekend long.
To help with your Bataan trip planning, PhilSTAR L!fe has compiled some beautiful and cozy rentals and resorts at different price points where you can stay for your getaway.
Patio de Ricardo
Bringing the whole fam on your trip? Patio de Ricardo has room for everyone!
Located in Dinalupihan, Bataan, this rental offers day tour, night swimming, and overnight packages. This homestay can house up to 15 people for day stays and 10 people for overnight stays, and it comes with two air-conditioned bedrooms, two bathrooms, a treehouse, swings, and a working kitchen.
Those who want to go swimming don't need to go further as this staycation has its own swimming pool, making it perfect for birthday celebrations, reunions, and other family gatherings.
The day tour package at Patio de Ricardo starts at P6,000. You can visit their Facebook page to learn more.
Bahay Mayora at Casa Verdana
Casa Verdana is a hidden gem in Orani, Bataan offering picturesque scenery as you kick back and relax.
Inside this five-hectare mountainside farm, you can rent Bahay Mayora which can house a group of 10 to 15 people. Tucked away from the rest of the villas in the area, you'll get a quiet stay away from roadside noises.
The villa evokes a classic, rustic design while still exuding elegance. The rental also has three bedrooms, parking for up to five cars, a fire pit, and a private swimming pool.
A stay at Bahay Mayora starts at P20,000 a night.
D&A Residences is a smart option for those who are looking for a more affordable rental in Bataan.
Located in Balanga, this accommodation is a capsule and loft hotel reminiscent of those sleeping pods in Tokyo. Along with the room, you'll get a queen-sized bed, blankets, towels, a dental kit, bath robes, tissues, slippers, and a hairdryer.
There's no bathroom for each room as they're just sleeping pods but there is a shared bathroom with cubicles for showers and toilets—you'll get the full backpacker experience.
If a single room isn't for you, however, they also offer other rentals including double deck beds, superior lofts, and suites for six-hour to 24-hour stays.
A sleeping pod at D&A Residences costs P1,100 for an overnight stay. Visit their Facebook page to check out other rates.
Located in Samal, Bataan, the Casablanca is a sanctuary away from Manila that has a modern home feel to it. Its sleek design will make you feel like you're right in the metro but the nature surrounding it gives the getaway vibe.
An entire villa can be rented through Airbnb and it comes complete with a living room, a master's bedroom, two other bedrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, a fully functional kitchen, a swimming pool, and a charcoal grill.
The Casablanca is ideal for couples, families, and barkadas and even your fur babies as this getaway is pet-friendly.
You can book this private villa via Airbnb for P8,199 a night.
Want to stay closer to the beach? Casa Luna, located in downtown Morong, is a three-minute walk away from the waters so you can easily get that dose of vitamin sea conveniently.
This guest suite offers colorful interiors that, like other entries on this list, give off a homey vibe to make you more comfortable during your stay. This Airbnb is on the smaller side but it's able to house a small family or barkada of four people in its one bedroom with two beds and a bathroom.
In addition to the bedrooms, you and your guests and chill in the high-ceiling living room or the garden for some fresh air.
Prices for Casa Luna start at P4,000 a night and can be booked through Airbnb.