Come On In

Free Tour in Las Casas is a guided tour in each old house of the resort in a very “old” Tagalog words from a Filipina who is wearing the traditional baro’t saya dress. Who would have remembered that slippers is originally called as “panyapak” in the old days?

I really had fun during the tour. The Filipina told everything there is need to know about the old houses: original homeowners, unique decorations, how they were renovated, their function in the resort and what the resort plan to do next with them.

She also let us used sumbrero (hat) made from abaca because of the torching heat coming from the sun.

April 6, 2012 – Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bataan

Old Houses Were Brought Here

My family spent 3 holy days in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar to reminisce Jose Rizal days and learn pre-Hispanic Filipino culture. Really different from how a Holy Week is usually celebrated? Yeah. That’s the reason my holy week is very memorable.

In Las Casas, every house was bought from the homeowners then put them into a one huge “village” (well, it’s a resort but I prefer calling it a village). What you see in the center is the Casa Binondo II that can be rented for P100,000+ a night! It is the most expensive house in the village and I’ll tell you why next time. =P

April 5, 2012 – Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bataan