When the pandemic worsened early in the year, a lot of us were unable to live our 2021 summer fantasies. Domestic travel had to be halted to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 virus, particularly in the National Capital Region. 

However, now that things have calmed down and leisure travel is once again possible – nothing’s stopping you from making your dream beach holiday a reality. And one of the places you can go to is Bataan!

The province, which is located in Central Luzon, is just a three-hour drive from Metro Manila – an ideal destination for those who don’t want to travel far but still want a full vacation experience. 

You don’t even have to worry about researching the best places to be at since we’ve already done it for you! Just scroll down to check them out.

  • Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club

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Location: Barangay Mabayo, Morong, Bataan

Description: “Here at Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club, family bonding intertwine in a lush, seaside setting. The Club consists of extensive beach and nature camp facilities, a pool complex, and elegant yet relaxed dining, lounging, and social spaces. ” – Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club

  • Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

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Location: Barangay Ibaba, Bagac, Bataan

Description: “Be transported to Old Manila’s glory days the moment you set foot at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. Home to Jose Acuzar’s collection of restored Spanish-Filipino houses, this resort in Bagac, Bataan is a reflection of Filipino craftsmanship intricately curated into a world-class historical haven.” – Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

  • Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort

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Location: Sitio Kakiputan, Barangay Ibis, Bagac, Bataan

Description: “Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort sit on an eight-hectare property that boasts an expanding number of amenities including private villas with outdoor jacuzzis, curated gardens, koi ponds, and a palace-like events space. Nestled within the lush mountains and infinite landscape of Bagac, Rancho Bernardo is a beautiful blend of nature’s charm and modern luxury. ” – Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort

  • Playa La Caleta 

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Location: Matikis, Morong, Bataan

Description: “Playa La Caleta (which means “Beach Cove”) or PLC for short, is an eco-tourism resort with a 100-hectare cove. Located in the municipality of Morong in the province of Bataan, it has a 1-kilometer white sand beach at the front, lush mountain jungle or forest in the middle, and 3 waterfalls at the back. On the left side of the cove is also a 1-hectare islet, called Miguelito Island.” – Playa La Caleta 

  • Camaya Coast Beach Resort

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Location: Sitio Wain, Mariveles, Bataan

Description: “Just a three-hour drive from Manila to the southernmost tip of Bataan Peninsula, you will reach Camaya Coast Beach Resort & Properties. We welcome you with lush mountains, endless sunsets, and pristine beaches. We offer you kilometer stretch of fine sand and clear blue waters, priceless view of the cove and the majestic Mt. Mariveles.” – Camaya Coast Beach Resort

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