Aside from the usual weekend beach getaway, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar will let you travel back in the 18th century with its traditional mansions and heritage houses.
- 1 About Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
- 2 Paseo De Escolta Accommodations
- 3 Batis-Inspired Pool
- 4 Beach
- 5 Café Marivent
- 6 Cultural Show
- 7 Touring Around the Heritage Houses
- 8 Fotograpia de Escolta and Souvenir Shop
- 9 How to Go to Las Casas
- 10 Overnight and Day Tour Packages
- 11 Bonus Sighting: Filipino – Japanese Friendship Tower
- 12 Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
About Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
José “Gerry” Acuzar of New San Jose Builders started rebuilding heritage mansions and stone houses in Bagac in 2003. The said architectural treasures were transported from different places in the Philippines. Finally in 2010, the heritage park was opened to the public with 27 historical architectures.
Arriving a little early, we were not allowed to check in yet. We left our things at the reception area and waited at the batis-inspired pool. We were also asked to deposit PHP3000 which was returned upon check out.
Paseo De Escolta Accommodations
For our overnight stay, the room given to us was at Paseo de Escolta on the second floor. The room was lovely decorated by furniture that depicted the Spanish times. I felt like wanting to wear the traditional baro’t saya outfit to blend in the place.
The room was also very clean and spacious. The huge bathroom was complete with toiletries. The only distraction we got was some noise from other visitors, especially those climbing at the third floor, since the room was made from wooden walls.
We spent most of our time swimming at the batis-inspired pool. It was small and was only four-feet deep. Plunging into the clean waters was relaxing more importantly because we got a stunning view.
To get to the beach, you have to cross a beautiful bridge made of rock. Attempting to swim, the waves were so wild at that time that we chose to stay near the shore.
You can even sight the locals doing their usual fishing.
For our meals and merienda, we ate at Cafe Marivent. Like our room, Café Marivent exhibited a Spanish ambiance. Serving as the resort’s all-day dining restaurant, they offered both Filipino and Spanish cuisines.
One of my favorite classic Filipino meriendas, I tried their puto bumbong. Food was a little pricey as you might expect but was delectable and in ample serving.
Las Casas prepared a cultural show during the night. Near Paseo de Escolta, they would set up long tables and chairs. You can opt to dine there while watching the show. We made an advance order at Café Marivent and we had it served while watching the show.
A series of performances showcasing Filipino folk dances like Tinikling were presented. The guests were also serenaded with traditional Filipino songs like Leron-leron Sinta and Maala-ala Mo Kaya. Visitors were even asked to participate.
Touring Around the Heritage Houses
Aside from swimming, we spent our time touring around the different heritage architectures. Aside from the mansions and houses, we sighted the original UP Fine Arts building in the place.
Fotograpia de Escolta and Souvenir Shop
One souvenir you can have is a photograph of you taken at Fotograpia de Escolta where you can wear a traditional Filipino costume. They also have this shop where you can buy pasalubong.
How to Go to Las Casas
Overnight and Day Tour Packages
Guests can choose to stay overnight and experience sleeping in one of the traditional houses. If not, Las Casas also offer a day tour package. For more information about their tour packages, you can visit their website.
The place is also a popular venue for pre-nuptial photoshoot, wedding, and other special events like debut. They also offer packages for such occasions.
Bonus Sighting: Filipino – Japanese Friendship Tower
On our way home, we dropped by at the Filipino – Japanese Friendship Tower. Inaugurated on April 8, 1975, the tower symbolizes renewed amicable relationship between Japan and the Philippines after World War II.
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
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