Overlooking Manila Bay, the province of Bulacan rests on the Island of Luzon and features diverse landscapes that include rainforest, mountain ranges and rivers. Famous for its rich cultural festivals in Malolos and six national parks, this famed “Fireworks Capital” of Bocaue is an explorer’s paradise.
Things to do in Bulacan
Located in the town of Malolos, Barasoain Church is a popular destination in Bulacan, due to its rich history and remarkably preserved exterior. Built in 1888, this small Roman Catholic church was the birthplace of the First Philippine Republic and features a beautifully weathered bell tower and ornate interior decorations.
While in Malolos, don’t miss the Casa Real Shrine. Set inside an ancestral home, you’ll be captivated by the collection of ancient memorabilia and detailed photographs that chronicle the lives of Filipinos during the rise of the First Republic.
Head underground and explore a network of intricate limestone tunnels at Pinagrealan Cave at the foot of the Sierra Madres in Norzagaray. Once a hideout for Andres Bonifacio, “The Father of the Philippine Revolution,” this mesmerising cavern features delicate crystal formations and illuminated subterranean hallways.
Escape the heat with a refreshing dip at Amana Waterpark. Considered the number one summer destination for families in the Philippines, this hybrid water theme park boasts eight different pools, including a massive Tsunami Foot wave pool. Each area is themed after a popular movie or TV show, such as “The Simpsons”, “Justice League” and “Jurassic Park”.
Take the North Luzon Expressway to reach Bulacan from Manila, Quezon City, Valenzuela and Pampanga. Within Bulacan, traditional jeepneys and motorised tricycles are the preferred methods of transportation. Shuttle buses are available and serve longer routes in the region.