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Why Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar should be in your next itinerary

Published Dec 21, 2021 9:20 am

After being named the Best Historic Hotel in Asia and the Pacific last November 2021 by Historic Hotels Worldwide, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar has made a mark as the go-to place for Filipino heritage and history. 

Looking at the 400-hectare heritage landmark situated in Bagac, Bataan, you can see the story of the passion and innovation of Jerry Acuzar, the owner and founder who's given the place life since 2010. 

Since then, the historic hotel has never failed to awe local and international tourists with its beautiful architecture and amusing activities. 

Here are some reasons why Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar should be your next travel destination.

Timeless and refined

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar has the distinction of owning 63 heritage houses, which remain sophisticated and refined. Popularly known as Casas, these once-abandoned houses come from different parts of the Philippines, all restored by Acuzar himself alongside his team of builders, artisans, and researchers. 

The heritage houses combine traditional splendor with modern influences, each with its own story to tell as tourists get a glimpse of the people’s lifestyle at the time it was built.

Remarkable historical structures

  Hotel de Oriente

More, the heritage landmark presents 34 historically significant structures that showcase the wonders of Philippine history. One great example is the Hotel de Oriente Convention Center, patterned after the original Hotel de Oriente was built in 1889 and destroyed during World War II. 

The convention center shows the fine mastery of Filipinos in reconstruction and remodeling.

Workshops for different artisan crafts

  Artisan workshop

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is not just a leisure destination. Visitors can also immerse themselves in different workshops and learn different skills, such as sculpting and arts & crafts from sculptors, craftspeople, and artists from Bataan, Pampanga, Romblon, and Paete, Laguna. 

  Fiberglass mosaic Artisan workshop

Experiencing heritage

  Heritage Tour

Visitors can also join Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar’s educational walking tours, one of its many enjoyable activities alongside artisan workshops, local cuisine cooking, and personal souvenir making.

A dining experience like any other

Glance over the stunning views of Bagac, Bataan while you chomp on the delectable meals that Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar has to offer. 

  La Bella

The heritage hotel offers an international dining experience with Filipino cuisine at Kusina ni Nanay Maria, Italian dishes at La Bella, tapas at Cafe del Rio, and International fare at Cafe Marivent.

You can cap off the night at the bar by the beach called Dapitan Bar

Exciting beach activities 

Lastly, fun activities await visitors by the beach, especially when it's time to view its wondrous sunset. Swimming, kayaking, and island hopping are just some exciting activities tourists can do on the beach. 

  Balsa cruise

The Balsa cruise is also not to be missed. Visitors can visit places that cannot be reached on foot, allowing themselves to see the artwork made by local craftsmen by the river.

A trip across Philippine history, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a must on our itinerary for 2022.

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Editor’s Note: This article was provided by Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.