Bataan is a province on the Philippine island of Luzon. It is one of the places in the Philippines that is rich in historical events and lot of tourist spots. In Bataan you can find the famous Dambana ng Kagitingan (Shrine of Valour). A historical shrine located near the summit of Mount Samat. The memorial shrine complex was built to honor and remember the gallantry of Filipino and American soldiers who fought during World War II. Bataan is also where the Death March began where in Filipino and American prisoners of war walked about 60 and 69.6 miles from Saysain Point, Bagac and Mariveles Bataan to Camp O’Donell, Capas, Tarlac. You can also visit Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar to travel back into history. You can see here collection of restored Spanish-Filipino houses and it also showcases the best of Filipino heritage and culture. It also a great venue for special events like weddings and they do have great offers if you would like to stay and enjoy for a couple of days. It is also best for families, friends and also with your special someone. And of course, Corregidor island, which plays an important role during the invasion and liberation of the Philippines from Japanese forces.
Besides the historical places in Bataan, there a lot of beaches and resorts you can visit as well. One of them is the Playa La Caleta Bataan located in Morong Bataan. The sand is so fine and you can stay and relax on a nice and quiet place away from the city traffic and noises without spending that much. Some other famous beaches are Bataan White Coral Beach Resorts, Morong Star Beach Resort and Hotel, and many more. You can also visit Pawikan Conservation Center in Bataan. Also located in Morong, Bataan, the center started out as a community-based program devoted to rescuing, protecting, and propagating marine turtles or pawikan. If you are more adventurous type, you can also hike at the majestic Kairukan Falls located in Sitio Kanawan in Barangay Binaritan. Its waters flow from Mt. Silangan, part of Bataan National Park. You can also try Mt. Samat Zipline. It is a few hundred meters away from the Dambana ng Kagitingan. It’s about 540-meters long with a height of 43 meters above sea level starting from atop the historic Mt. Samat all the way down to Dunsulan Falls.
So what are you waiting for? Come visit Bataan to enjoy the beautiful beaches, resorts and adventures while having a taste of history.