How to Get Here
By land: Bataan is just 2-3 hours away from Manila depending on the traffic. The province is within reach via a public or private transportation. Bus companies servicing Bataan are:
These buses have terminals in Pasay, Avenida and Cubao with fare around Php 170.00 – Php 200.00 and can go as high as Php 350.00, depending if the bus is ordinary or air-conditioned and your point of destination.
By air: The Subic Bay International Airport or SBIA in Mabayo, Morong operates as the secondary airport and a diversion airport of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. It serves the area of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone and the nearby Olongapo.
By sea: The 1 Bataan Integrated Transport System Inc operates the Manila-Bataan Ferry Boat which started last December of 2017. It travels from Manila to Orion and shortens the travel time to only 1 hour. It can carry 108 passengers with terminals located in Esplanade – Seaside Terminal MOA and Port Capinpin, Orion. Online booking fare is only Php 450.00 while walk-in fare is Php 799.00.
Best Time to Go
BEST TIME TO GO
Bataan is a nice destination the whole year round. But skip the rainy months of July to September because the province is prone to flooding; while the months of November to May are dry months.
Holy Week packs a lot crowds because the province is known for staging “senakulo’, a traditional Pinoy dramatization of the life and death of Jesus Christ. The Pawikan Festival, also a crowd drawer and an anticipated event of the province, is held yearly on the last Sunday of November and is one of the reasons to go and visit Bataan before the Christmas season.
When planning to trek the mountains, coordinate first with the local tourism officer for the details. Light, casual clothing are recommended when exploring the province and put on sunscreen especially when hitting the beach.
What to Do
See its rugged beauty
Bataan;s seascapes and landscapes are simply divine. Its unspoiled beaches and coves, sprawling mountains and rich, nature sanctuaries offer a relaxing and unadulterated spot near the city.
See the different historical markers
The many different historical markers in Bataan are touching reminders of the province’s role in shaping the history of our country. They are also great reminders of the many Filipino and American soldiers who gave up their lives in defending Bataan.
Estimated Cost per Person
Tricycle and jeepney are the main transportations in going around the province. When hiring a tricycle to go to a tourist spot, don’t forget to haggle for the best price.
Affordable – Php 740.00
Mid-range – Php 1,300.00
Splurge – Php 7,000.00
Inexpensive – Php 80.00
Mid price – Php 175.00
Tourist Attraction Entrance Fee
Starts at Php 20.00
Average price per day
Php 1,700.00 – Php 2,000.00