How to go to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar by Public Transportation

  • Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
  • Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar  (20)
  • Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar  (58)
  • Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar  (19)
  • Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar  (11)
  • Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
  • Bagac (5)
  • Bagac, Bataan
  • Bagac Bay 1
  • Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
  • Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
  • Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
  • Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
  • Bagac Bataan
  • Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
  • Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
  • Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
  • Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
  • Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
  • Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a unique Philippine-Spanish heritage site composed of old Spanish houses built between the 17th and 19th centuries. These houses were collected from various towns in the country and were carefully dismantled, transported, and reassembled at the town of Bagac, Bataan.


Bagac is a remote coastal town so getting there by public transportation at some point,  can feel like an amazing race challenge. It involves hopping from bus-jeep-tricycle, as well as some guess work on when the next bus or jeepney will arrive – or if it will ever arrive. Although commuting there is an experience itself, it’s not advisable for groups with very young children or seniors.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar


From Metro Manila you can take a bus bound for Balanga City at either Bataan or Genesis Bus Lines in Cubao, Edsa. There are trips as early as 4 a.m. with hourly intervals up to 11 p.m.

Ideally you should take an early morning trip to avoid traffic and so you can spend more time at the site. My best friend and I took the 4 a.m. trip sleep deprived, but happy to start out early. We arrived at Balanga terminal around 5:30 a.m.

Bagac Bataan

Bagac, Bataan


At Balanga terminal you can take a non-air-conditioned, mini-bus to Bagac for ₱35 or you can opt to take a Tamaraw  shuttle for ₱47.00. The trip takes 45 minutes. On our first trip to Las Casas Filipinas, we took the mini-bus since it was the first one to arrive. On our second trip two months later, we rode the tamaraw shuttle. The fare was slightly higher but you won’t have to ride a tricycle anymore. The shuttle will drop you off about 300 meters from the resort’s gate and you can walk the distance. However, a short walk of 300 meters can seem much longer with heavy baggage. So personally I recommend taking the mini-bus instead which I’ll discuss in detail below.
Las Casas Filipinas de AcuzarOn our two trips to Las Casas Filipinas we rode the Genesis bus from Cubao to Balanga. When you arrive at Balanga terminal you’ll normally want to just get on the next available transportation that leaves for the town of Bagac. So, on our first trip, we were lucky to ride the mini-bus. It’s not air-conditioned but the windows are wide and the seats are comfortable. On the way from Balanga to Bagac Town, you’ll enjoy refreshing rural landscapes of vast rice fields and mighty-looking mountains looming in the background. You’ll also notice a drop in temperature because of the thick vegetation in the area. Don’t get too engrossed in the surroundings though because you might miss the bus stop to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.

Bagac, Bataan

Sceneries on the way to Bagac from Balanga City

Paseo de Escolta is reminiscent of Intramuros with its paved streets lined with shops.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar



When you arrive at Bagac, take a tricycle to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. There are many tricycles on stand-by that can take you to the resort. The trip takes around 5 minutes. You’ll ride through a small town with narrow roads and once at the gates of the resort you’ll be asked to present your reservation vouchers.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar


If you don’t have a private vehicle the going-home trip can be slightly tougher than the going-there trip. Hence, you’d need to manage your time well so you won’t miss the last bus bound for Balanga. As you exit the gate of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar the security personnel can radio-in a tricycle for you. That alone can take 10 to 15 minutes.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Hotel de Oriente

The tricycle will take you back to the main road where you can catch the next mini-bus, shuttle, or jeepney to Balanga City whichever arrives first.  According to bystanders, the last bus comes along around 7 p.m. The interval between buses is around 20 to 30 minutes.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Casa Byzantina

When you arrive at Balanga City you can take either Genesis or Bataan Bus lines back to Metro Manila. There are trips to Cubao and Pasay, Taft stations. According to workers at the Balanga bus terminal, the last bus leaves at 9 p.m., so if you aren’t able to make it to Balanga by 9 p.m. you will likely have to spend the night there.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar (20)

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar


  • If you have some time before the bus leaves Balanga, grab some take-out food at Jollibee just across the street to ease your hunger after a whole day of adventuring. You can also have breakfast there before you head off to the resort in the morning.
  • It can get cold on the bus so bring a shawl or anything to keep you warm.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Wear light and comfortable clothes. A pair of shades and a summer hat will also come in handy.
  • Even if you don’t intend to swim put on a thin layer of sunblock to avoid getting sunburned.
  • If you’re just going there for a day tour, pack light.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar (11)

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar



Bus from Cubao to Balanga, Bataan – ₱200

Mini-bus from Balanga to Bagac – ₱35
Shuttle or jeepney from Balanga to Bagac – ₱47

Tricycle from main road to Las Casas Filipinas – ₱20 per person (If you take the mini-bus)

Total cost roundtrip – ₱490

If you found this article useful, please pass it on

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Sanctuario de San Jose

Have you scheduled your trip yet? Check out this useful guide on
How to plan a day trip to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Bagac Bay

A picture perfect Bagac Beach

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Like, Share and Spread the Love!!

Iza Sanchez

Iza Sanchez is a freelance ESL Teacher, adventurer and moderator of Take The Travel. She writes about solo-backpacking, travel saving tips and other awesome travel resources.

You may also like...

35 Responses

  1. Kathleen says:

    Hi! Love your blog about Las Casas. Do you need to reserve a slot first before going there? How much is the entrance fee?

  2. hazel says:

    thank you! your blog is very helpful.. ask lng.. nag join ba kayo sa tour? ok lng ba kahit
    wala kang reservation? thanks

    • yolanda says:

      hi, i will be taking the public bus fr Cubao, is there a time table to catch the bus to Bataan and how long is the travel time by land to Bataan? Yolanda

  3. Crisna Fabros says:

    Hi. How many hours from cubao to las casas?

  4. Ysabel says:

    Hiii . How much po ang reservation and para saan po ? Thankss

    • Iza Sanchez says:

      Hi Ysabel, please visit the Las Casas Filipinas official website for their day tour rates. You can also check to see if they have an ongoing promo for day tours. Cheers!!

  5. jen yepes says:

    they said you can make a side trip to mt. samat and dulsulan falls, do you know how to get there?

  6. Jonathan says:

    Pwede po ba walang reservation ,,,?
    oOlnggapo8 lang po kami galing ,,,

    • Iza Sanchez says:

      Hi Jonathan,

      Noong nagpunta kami tumawag muna kami sa Manila Office ng Las Casas Filipinas para mag pabook ng slot para sa day tour. Mas maganda at para sigurado tumawag na lang po kayo sa main office nila kung pwede mag walk-in, baka pwede naman din kasi maluwag naman yung resort at day tour lang naman. Good luck!

  7. need po ba ng advance reservation before going to las casas?


    hi good day.

    may i ask how can we possibly get to las casas from clark airport?

    we’ll be going there this coming feb. 24, 2017

    Thank you.

  9. heart says:

    how much is the entrance fee for day tour?

  10. Ina says:

    Hi 🙂 Is there taxis or fx we can rent from Balanga to Las Casas? We want to avoid many transfers.

  11. Reynaldo m. Galvadores says:

    god day po, may sasakyan po kmi from tarlac, magaarkila kmi ng uv, pwede kayang pumunta sa las cazas khit walang reservation, kc di nman kmi matutulog doon, day tour na sabi nyo?

  12. zam obenita says:

    Hi, im planning this trip next summer, however ill be traveling with my 2 kids (8 and 11) and my mom who happens to be 75 yrs. old, any advices?

  13. Ingrid Psy D PA says:

    I love your write-up. Very informative and really helpful.

  14. Mary Cris says:

    Love your blog..very informative,thank you😊

  15. Joy says:

    Hi Ms. Iza. Do you know what time is the last trip from Balanga to Bagac and vice versa?

  16. Jenina says:

    Ginamit ko po itong post nyo as guide! We’re enjoying here now at Las Casas. Big thank you!!

  17. Summer says:

    can we go there as walk in? i don’t have time to reserve bukas na agad agad.

  18. Risa says:

    thank you for the blog entry. This contains helpful information. Hopefully we can go to Bataan soon.

  19. Melody says:

    Helo po, if you we are from north at magcocommute po kami? Ano po yung pwedeng sakyan para hindi na po kami pupunta sa Manila. Thank you po.

  20. Michelle says:

    Hello po I love your blog very informative and helpful. I just want to ask po how much is the admission? Just the day tour even without the tour inside the houses.

  21. Noli Domingo says:

    Hello there, where did you stay for the night? any place or hotel to recommend near La Casas Resort

  1. 6 July, 2015

    […] Read the next article – How to go to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar by Pubic Transportation. […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *