Our trip to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan made us appreciate our country’s history, culture, and heritage even more. In fact, this propelled us to visit more historical sites in the Philippines like the walled city of Intramuros and the old Binondo estero (waterway) that was replicated in Las Casas.
The brainchild of businessman and architect Jose Rizalino “Jerry” L. Acuzar, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is an award-winning heritage resort featuring over 20 Spanish Colonial heritage houses. These casas (houses) were carefully relocated plank by plank from different parts of the Philippines, some of which were transformed into luxe accommodations where you can stay for a night or two.
Let us take you around Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar so you’ll know what to expect on your actual stay.
How much is the entrance fee to Las Casas de Acuzar?
How much is the entrance at Las Casas, you might ask? You need to book a day tour or hotel stay to enter Las Casas. The entrance fee in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is already included in your day tour or hotel stay. Please see Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar rates below:
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar entrance fees 2023
- Las Casas Day Tour Rate = ₱2,500 per pax
- Las Casas Hotel Room Rates = Starts at ₱6,500 (Standard Room good for 2)
*Do note that Las Casas rates may change depending on season and promotions. Visit Las Casas official website for the most updated rates.
Tip: If you book your Las Casas stay on Klook, you can snag discounts on hotel rates. For instance, a Standard Room good for 2 which normally costs ₱6,500 only costs ₱5,981.20 if you are able to grab their flash sale. You already saved ₱518.80, which you can use for food and other expenses. It’s already a good deal for us!
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar day tour inclusions
What’s included in the Las Casas day tour? Your Las Casas heritage tour already includes the following:
- Guided walking tour
- Hotel de Oriente access
- Welcome drinks
- Cold towel
- Weekday: River Cruise OR Dining Credits
- Weekend: River Cruise AND Dining Credits
To book your Las Casas heritage tour, you may contact their reservations team via mobile: +63 917 872 9361 or email: email@example.com. You may also book via Klook when it’s already available.
How to get to Las Casas
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is situated in Brgy. Ibaba, Bagac in Bataan Province, Philippines. From Metro Manila, it takes roughly 3 to 4 hours to get there, depending your mode of transport and traffic conditions.
To get there, you can either drive a car or commute.
The most convenient way to get to Las Casas is to drive your private vehicle via the Skyway, Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), and Northern Luzon Expressway (NLEX). You can follow Google Maps or Waze and pin Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan.
From EDSA Cubao or Pasay (below the MRT station), take the Genesis Bus or Bataan Transit going to Balanga Bus Station. Bus trips start as early as 4am with a 30-minute interval.
From Balanga Bus Station, take the jeepney or bus going to Bagac proper or Morong. Get off at the Filipino-Japanese Friendship Tower and go to the tricycle station where you can ride a tricycle going to Las Casas (Gate 5).
Top things to do in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
1. Join the heritage walking tour
Your first order of business here should be to join the guided heritage walking tour. A guide will show you around the heritage houses while giving you some fun (or gory) facts about their history. We really learned a lot from this immersive tour — it gave us a better understanding and appreciation of our past no history class could ever teach us.
2. Ride a kalesa
Make your Spanish colonial era experience even more memorable by riding a kalesa (horse-drawn carriage). You may have to pay a separate fee of ₱75 per person as it is not part of the heritage walking tour.
3. Relax by the beach
Yes, Las Casas is a beach resort, so don’t pass up the chance to enjoy the sun, sand, and sea while you’re here.
4. Engage in water sports activities
The resort also has water sports facilities such as kayaks, jet skis, banana boats, and wakeboards. Sounds so much fun!
5. Chill at a cafe or restaurant
If you’re feeling hungry and tired, take a break and chill at any of the Las Casas restaurants and cafes including Cafe del Rio, Kusina ni Nanay Maria, Binondo Hall, Dapitan Bar, La Bella Teodora, and La Parilla and Pica.
6. Have a staycation
Complete your grand Las Casas holiday by staying a night at one of the casas where you’ll instantly feel like royalty in the Spanish colonial times.
7. Do a photoshoot
Las Casas is a popular wedding and prenup photoshoot location. While you’re here, strike a pose and take lots of photos. Every corner here is IG-worthy!
- Check the weather forecast on your scheduled trip so you can prepare your travel essentials. It was raining and humid when we had our tour.
- If you come here on a day tour, expect to walk a lot so wear your most comfy clothes.
- You’ll be asked to take off your footwear when entering the heritage houses, so wear something easy to remove.
- Bring extra clothes and swimwear in case you’ll want to swim and change clothes.
- Outside food and drinks are not allowed. Consume them when in transit.
- No smoking in rooms and indoor areas. You can only use the designated smoking areas.
- Pets are allowed provided you follow their pet-friendly policy.
- Follow the resort’s health and safety guidelines and read their rules and policies before your trip.