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Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Heritage Resort (Part 2)


Harana A Weekend At Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar with Lani Misalucha. Venue at the majestic Hotel de Oriente Convention Centre. 4-course gourmet dinner show on Oct 31, overnight room accommodations with breakfast Oct 31 – Nov 1, tour of the country’s first and only Heritage Resort by the sea, use of the pool, beach and more!. Great way to spend the weekend! For tickets go to,ph or call Manila sales and reservations office (63-2) 3325338, (63-2) 3325286, 09178729371.



Quiapo Manila Kapitbahayan sa Kalye Bautista atbp Lugar, Inc. A non-profit organization whose advocacy is to preserve culture, heritage houses, appreciation of art and impart these to the youth through value formation and education. This is the beneficiary of the event “Harana A Weekend At Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar with Lani Misalucha” Oct 31, 2015. Get your tickets at


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Day trips at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar are now made more convenient as the country’s first and only heritage resort by the sea offers daily shuttle service from Manila to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan and back. For as low as Php 1,999 interested parties may have a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis and have a relaxing time at the resort with the Heritage Day Tour and Roundtrip Shuttle Service Package. Guests will surely have a grand time travelling north in a cozy coach while enjoying the beauty of greeneries along the way. Upon arrival, they will marvel at the resort’s old-world beauty featuring picturesque ancestral houses and structures near the scenic Bataan shoreline. Regular shuttle service for guests are also available for Php 750 per way. Designated pickup and drop off points are the New World Hotel Makati and the Astoria Plaza in Pasig City.

Continuation of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Heritage Resort..

Day 2

For our second night, we transferred to La Puesta del Sol #10 at the Estero de Binondo area for a change of scenery. Our first day was spent in the “bustling city proper” of the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Heritage Resort. This time around we were at the more “relaxed area” fronting the gorgeous deep blue sea.


Most of the beautiful homes are at its finishing stages. We were so lucky to have had a first glimpse at what will soon rise a fully completed world-class Filipino heritage resort! <3

The La Puesta del Sol beachfront homes are each unique & distinct. No home is alike. For our second night, we were billeted at the 6-bedroom La Puesta del Sol #10 with a daily rate of P42,000.00/night (for the entire house, or 6 bedrooms) or roughly around 7k/night individually.

La Puesta del Sol 1 – 42,000 • La Puesta del Sol 2 – 333,000 • La Puesta del Sol 3 – 53,000 • La Puesta del Sol 4 – 38,000 • La Puesta del Sol 5 – 34,000 • La Puesta del Sol 6 – 113,000 • La Puesta del Sol 7 – 32,000 • La Puesta del Sol 8 – 81,000 • La Puesta del Sol 9 – 32,000 • La Puesta del Sol 10 – 43,500

All guest rooms are equipped with: • Magnetic Key Card Door Security • LED TV with cable television and DVD Player • In-Room Safety Deposit Box • Complimentary Beach Slippers • Hot and Cold Shower • Airconditioning • Mini Bar

For reservation and inquiries email or send your message via the form on the Contacts Page.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Heritage Resort

89 Brgy. Pag-asa, Bagac, 2107 Bagac, Bataan (63-2) 3325338 or (63-2) 3325286


We were pleasantly surprised to see our home for the night partly “submerged” in water reminisce of Venice. Sure a canal is a canal is a canal, but I swear, this has to be the cleanest canal ever with round the clock sweeping by a gondolier. (Yes we watched him clean by the hour, lol)



Attention to detail is given. Even the balustrades, beams & stair supports were either carved or etched. Beautiful! (On your way out -or in, right by the parking area, you’ll see several single detached units that houses the woodworking, painting, bricking areas/workshops. Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar has its own round the clock artisans always building, always creating. Too bad I didn’t get to usi!)



4 bedrooms upstairs & 2 down below.


PicMonkey Collage

We spent a better part of the early afternoon ensconced in our room because of the outdoor heat, which was okay because the kids got to study (and nap). The aircon was really cold, just look at my binalots! ;)) I suggest you bring a light sweater for when you decide to veg in the comforts of your room mid-afternoon when the sun is at its peak.



I must confess, I didn’t know how to use the bidet. :P Although the houses by the beach & canal are fairly new, they were constructed in line with Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Heritage Resort’s theme.

PicMonkey Collage

Oh! and Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Heritage Resort makes its own organic bath & grooming products! Visit TESS THE FARMER (named after his wife -who is also a passionate interior decorator & designed most of the rooms & interiors) at the town proper beside the Fotografia booth for pasalubong items. Tess Ochoa-Acuzar is the sister of Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr.


Where to Eat:


For a quick snack & a cold drink to quench your thirst from a full day of exploring, the Panaderia de la Escolta is open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM (Weekdays) 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM (Weekends) It is located in the commercial area of the hotel at Paseo de Escolta. Popular breads, cakes and pastry recipes from long ago are served fresh daily.



Look for Comida de la Calle at Plaza Belmonte from 5-8 pm daily for street food & local delicacies. Walk leisurely along the cobbled stone paths and go down memory lane with your friends and loved ones amidst a backdrop of historical heritage houses. Munch on traditional street fun food such as nilagang mani, skewered pork bbq, hot dog, deep fried fish or squid balls, and the exotic balut. Also sample native Filipino all-time favorites the bibingka and puto bumbong served oven-fresh.



La Bella Teodora

La Bella Teodora, where we had our dinner on the first night, offers authentic Italian cuisine Al Fresco at the ground floor. This Italian restaurant is also known as the Alberto Alonzo house or the Casa Biñan as it was originally owned by the family of Teodora Alonzo.


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Cheers. Happy birthweek mom! <3 Here’s to long life & good health for you. And syempre also for us! ;))



Clockwise from top: Complimentary bread basket, Caprese 320 php (tomatoes, mozzarella, basiland oregano salad), Insalata Di Mare 495 php (assorted seafood salad marinated in extra virgin olive oil), and Minestrone 195 php (classic Italian vegetable soup).



Clockwise from top: Spaghetti Alio Olio E Gamberetti 520 php (with garlic olive oil and shrimp), Tuscany Doña Theresa 560 php (with fresh sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, assorted mushroom, capers, spinach and parma ham, Quattro Formaggi 560 php ( pizza with four Italian cheeses), and Spaghetti Bolognese 320 php (meat sauce).



Counter-clockwise from top: Braciola Di Maiale 460 php (grilled porkchops with Italian herbs), Chicken Parmigiana Di Pugon 570 php (chicken breast with parma ham, parmesan and mozzarella cheese), Tiramisu 285 phph (lady finger with coffee & amaretto liqueur; and Panacotta 210 php.



Many thanks to Liza D. Arbis – Resort General Manager, and the kind staff of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Heritage Resort, for the love na umaapaw. <3

La Bella Teodora also serves buffet breakfast at the air-conditioned second floor from 7-10 a.m.




La Bella Teodora serves varied breakfast entrees daily so you don’t have to worry about eating the same thing over & over again. For our first day: Corned beef, fried bangus, scrambled eggs, longganiza & ensaymada with watermelon for dessert. For our second day: Congee, Beef Tapa, Pork steak, danggit, pancit, scrambled eggs, soft bread & melon for dessert. Unlimited juice & coffee/tea with your breakfast.

Cafe del Rio

The air-conditioned Cafe del Rio is by the beach/canal side & offers a more casual type of fil-mex dining on the 2nd floor.




We enjoyed this thick & fat Homemade Cassava French Fries 165 php.



Clockwise from top: Nachos Grande 340 php, Pork adobo on pandesal 220 php, Sizzling sisig 395 php, and Tacos del Rio (3 pcs.) 340 php.



Gambas al Ajilo 350 php, and Beef Salpicao 565 php.

On our way out going home, we took a last look back and what do we see? A horse grazing freely at the back of the first house we stayed in! And my young friend NINA CO said there used to be giant roosters gallivanting around. Now that would have been so nice! A mini-farm with animals & miniature horses roaming around in the future maybe?


Bataan is accessible via the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and Northern Luzon Expressway (NLEX). There are buses running direct to Balanga town proper. Balanga Town proper is about 125 kms. northwest from Manila. From Olongapo City, you may take the Victory Liner Buses. Tricycles and jeepneys are the primary modes of transport around Bataan.

You may go through the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Clark, Pampanga or through the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminals in Manila and make the necessary land transfers.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Heritage Resort is located 20 kilometers away from the Mt. Samat Shrine. From the Japanese Friendship Tower in Bagac, turn left and the resort is 2 kilometres away. You may read more about Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Heritage Resort HERE.


Before you bid the resort adieu, do look for Casa Baliuag. The Founder occupies this lovely 2-bedroom structure which houses his 4 ATVs, otherwise known as Toys for the big Boys. ;) From Bulacan, this house was found within the vicinity of the Iglesia ni Cristo in Baliuag. Before being transferred to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Heritage Resort in 2006, this house was utilized as a function room for the members of the Iglesia ni Cristo. Wooden and metal parts of the house have been preserved and restored until today. Year of Construction – 1898; Year of Reconstruction – 2007.

I hope you had a happy birthday weekend mommy. I know you get bored easily but you really have to start living the donya life. ;) And thank you so much my dearest friend Sarci, and of course Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Heritage Resort for the warmest welcome & full on Filipino hospitality! :-*

Before I really & FINALLY end (thank you for your patience with my loooong post), allow me to greet my happy ever after a very happy birthday! <3


3 words. You complete me. <3 Yiiiiiiiiii #kiliggity #GrowOldWithYou

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  • Reply Kei Aclaro

    Finally po the second part… Hindi ko po talaga agad binasa yung Part 1 para dire-diretso ang reading experience ko sa Las Casas. Hahaha!

    Again, super breathtaking ng place! Ang ganda naman ng house na submerge sa water… Oh, how I wish na magkaroon ng ganyang bahay kaso dirty na halos ang mga water ways natin e. Baka ma-dengue pa… Hahaha!

    Okay lang na mahaba ang post mo, Ms. Jane. Ang beautiful naman ng ending e. Happy Birthday again, Kap! Long live the GOppets! :)

    P.S. Hope to see you this Nov, Ms. Jane! :)

    October 16, 2015 at 9:28 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you Kei. And yes let’s meet up pls! Mwah! :-*

      October 16, 2015 at 11:09 am
  • Reply med

    WoW! Everything you need to know about this place nai-blog mo na!!! Thank you very much. Will check out this place very soon.

    October 16, 2015 at 9:40 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      I hope I got it all covered for you meding mwah! :-*

      October 16, 2015 at 11:09 am
  • Reply med


    October 16, 2015 at 9:40 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Muchas gracias. Come visit pls. Catch up! :-*

      October 16, 2015 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Noel Q.

    Have a wonderful birthday Kap! Cheers! And many happy returns. =)

    October 16, 2015 at 10:55 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Salamuch Niel thank you again for the visit yesterday! :-*

      October 16, 2015 at 11:06 am
  • Reply candy

    Happy birthday, Kap!

    Mommy Jane, can you just book 1 room? Or, you have to book the entire house? :)

    October 16, 2015 at 1:02 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      You can book just 1 room candy :) Parang hotel lang ang price pero the experience is surreal. <3 Pramis!

      October 16, 2015 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply sonja

    I had been to Acuzar for the first quarter of this year 2015. A lot of construction and improvement is going on but the place is very nice. Its like your transported back in time. Old houses. Lots of it.

    We got the beachfront accommodation. At night, when the lights are all on, its like your a time traveler to a long gone era. Strolling along the streets will make you fall in love again with your partner.

    For budget conscious individuals, the price is steep from accommodation to food So, plan ahead. I don’t mind the prices. Especially, when I learned that they employ, though not permanently, I think, out -of-school youths for their cultural shows.

    Be wary of their reservation manager. Courtesy is not her strong suit. And she’s not that knowledgeable about the accommodations.

    For example, when I inquire about reservation for the whole building, she answered what room. Wow! We are living both in different worlds. I asked again to compute our two night stay, she again replied that she can’t because there are other expenses. I said “like what?”. She said “food”.

    Could we not order at their restaurants nowadays? Is this a change in their policies? Must we order everything at the reservation beforehand? I just ended the conversation with a “thank you for your time”.

    Although a bad experience at their reservation, this must not deter you to see this place.

    I have been planning to go there again next year with my friends. Hopefully, I will let my secretary to do the legwork. Its just too stressful to talk to her.

    November 11, 2015 at 2:47 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hi Sonja! :) Thank you so much for sharing your experience with me & my readers. I truly appreciate constructive feedback. It’s true, no matter how nice the place is service is bad, the whole experience is down the dumps. Hopefully they have already trained their staff well by now & the time that you called was an off time for the individual haha. The place truly is spectacular, albeit pricey -I have to agree. :) I’d love to visit it again in a couple years’ time to see what new things are in store.

      November 11, 2015 at 5:39 pm

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