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Lakbay Norte: Historical, food, adventure spots to check out in Bataan

Jan Milo Severo - Philstar.com
Lakbay Norte: Historical, food, adventure spots to check out in Bataan
Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar
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MANILA, Philippines — Located in Central Luzon, the province of Bataan is known for its place in Philippine history. Apart from its storied past, the historic province also offers breathtaking destinations for friends and families to enjoy.

Here are some places to go in the Bataan as part of the Lakbay Norte campaign of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Corporation:

Vista Tala

Vista Tala is a resort and recreational park in Samal that is an ideal venue for adventure, relaxation, recreation, nature appreciation and family gatherings. Zip lining is offered for those who want to see a scenic view of Samal from above. 


Vista Tala

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Dambana ng Kagitingan

Erected at the top of Mount Samat, the Dambana ng Kagitingan or Shrine of Valor is a tribute to the heroic stand of Filipino and American forces against the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The 92-meter cross symbolizes the 92-day battle that occurred from January 7 to April 9, 1942.  "Araw ng Kagitingan" is celebrated every April 9 in commemoration of the brave soldiers who fought for freedom.


Dambana ng Kagitingan.

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Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar

This heritage destination in Bagac, Bataan is not just offering a trip down memory lane, but also a convention center and a beach resort in one. The place is home to Jose Acuzar’s collection of heritage houses that have been salvaged from total ruin and neglect. These houses were then renovated and rebuilt by a team of artisans and craftsmen. 


Las Casas Pilipinas

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La Jolla Luxury Beach Resort

Located between the mountains of Bagac and the waters of the West Philippine Sea, La Jolla Luxury Beach Resort is a place for relaxation while watching the beauty of nature. The resort has a 300-meter beach front. It also offers watersports as well as bike and ATV rentals.


La Jolla Luxury Beach

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Laki Beach

A 40-minute boat ride from Porto del Sol, Mariveles leads to one of the most beautiful beaches near Manila. Though not as fine as Boracay, the white sand of Laki Beach is "Instagrammable," providing a picture-perfect background for those OOTDs, selfies or groufies. 

On the other side of Mariveles, meanwhile, lies Five Fingers, a group of coves that resembles a hand with its fingers splayed. Viewers of the hit HBO fantasy series "Game of Thrones" might recognize the rock formation, which some visitors likened to Dragonstone, the castle and ancestral seat of the Targaryens. 

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KDR Adventure Camp

The place is perfect for team building as it offers a wide variety of activities such as biking, camping and ATV and buggy rides. It is a members-exclusive camp located in Orani, Bataan. 


KDR Adventure

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Purple Farm

Located in Dinalupihan, Bataan, the farm houses multiple rooms and two big swimming pools for families to enjoy. Purple Farm is far from the noise of the city, making it a perfect place to unwind and appreciate nature. 

Food trip

Travelers to Bataan who want to get a quick bite can try the dishes and specialties of The Food Project, Dreamery Spoon Café and the Hashtag Street Kitchen. These restaurants offer delicious yet affordable meals for large groups, such as families and groups of friends. 


Dreamery Spoon Cafe

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