8 Tourist Spots for Your BULACAN ITINERARY

Bulacan is a landlocked province that doesn’t elicit much attention as its shoreline counterparts. Most probably just pass through en route to Ilocos, Baguio or other northern destinations. However, Bulacan has plenty to offer tourists looking for nature, adventure and a chill day out from biking trails to mountain hikes. There are many regular buses from Cubao to different parts of Bulacan; fare is approximately P45 to P85+++ depending on your destination.

If you’re interested in visiting the province, here are some of the things to do and attractions.


Go on an Easy Day Hike up Mt. Manalmon

Bulacan’s proximity to Metro Manila, specifically Quezon City, makes it an attractive outdoor destination. One place to include in your weekend itinerary is Mt. Manalmon. This mountain is an easy day hike for those who want to enjoy nature but don’t want to expend too much energy. The trail is scenic and is mostly flat, with gradual ascents and descents, and a short river-crossing. You’ll get views of the verdant hills and plains the province is known for.

 

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Relive History at Barasoain Church

There are many old churches in Bulacan, but Barasoain stands out because of its historical significance. This was the venue where the first Philippine constitution was ratified more than a century ago. Relive this momentous occasion by exploring the interior and imagining heroes you read about in history books signing and discussing a constitution that shaped the country. Located in Malolos, this church is easy to access by public transportation.

 

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Cool Off at Verdivia Waterfalls

You might be thinking about swimming because of the heat and humidity, and if that’s what’s on your mind, head on over to Dona Remedios Trinidad to swim in Verdivia Waterfalls. The jump-off point for this beautiful destination is Barangay Talbak. From there, it’s only a short and easy walk to reach Verdivia. Its emerald-tinged waters will entice you to take a dip and cool off. Go cliff diving or just float around for a lazy afternoon out. There is an entrance fee of P10 per person and P200 for the guide.

 

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Experience a Festival in Obando

The month of May is a merry one for locals because it is the time to celebrate and dance the day away in Obando. The celebration is for honoring the town’s patron saints. You’ll see people wearing colorful costumes, and dancing and singing like there’s no one watching. The festivities in Obando are different from the others because of the fertility dance. Couples go to the province during this time to ask for divine intervention in getting pregnant.

 

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Explore Madlum Cave

Biak na Bato National Park in San Miguel used to be a hiding place of revolutionaries during Spanish colonial rule in the country. It is also where Emilio Aguinaldo created the Malolos Constitution. Other than these historical tidbits, it has two popular cave systems. One of which is Madlum Cave. This cavern provides a variety of activities that will keep you busy. These include some trekking, swimming and bridge crossing. The cave also has beautiful formations that will ignite your imagination.

 

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Learn More About History at Casa Real Shrine

Bulacan has a storied past, from the establishment of the constitution to the gallantry of revolutionaries that fought off the Spaniards. This is a province history buffs will love. One of the places to include in your itinerary is Casa Real Shrine. This used to be the center of government during the Spanish colonial era. The house was built in 1580 and was also an office of the Gobernadorcillo. Fast forward to today, it is now a museum that houses artifacts from the first republic of the country.

 

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Go Church-hopping

Bulacan has a number of old churches worth visiting for Visita Iglesia or any other time of the year. These structures are remnants of the country’s Spanish influence. Some of the places to include in your itinerary are Our Lady of Assumption Church, Barasoain Church, St. Martin of Tours Church, and St. Francis of Assisi Church.

 

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Have a Chill Day at Bitbit River

If you just want to relax and unwind, head on over to Bitbit River in Norzagaray. The river’s emerald-colored and cool waters will entice you to take a dip. Adventurous types can climb up the rocks and take a plunge.

 

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Where to Stay in Bulacan

Bulacan is a landlocked province, which means that it doesn’t have the same draw as provinces near the coast. It makes up for it with resorts with swimming pools where families can cool off during hot days and summer season. Malolos, Marilao, Guiguinto, Pandi, and Meycauayan are some of the places to consider staying in if you plan to spend a night or just a day trip in the province. Bulacan’s accessibility by private and public transportation makes it easy to reach your chosen accommodation.

Here are some of the top hotels in Bulacan as rated by Agoda users, in no particular order.

Photo was provided by the resort via Agoda.

For more options, search here: Bulacan Hotels


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