W A T E R - B A S E D A C T I V I T I E S
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. We did have a heritage tour of its 27 houses and sampled the set meals that were included in our P3.5k-per-head package for 8 persons (see the overview of our reunion-outing here).
What I did not expect is to have fun swimming in the resort's batis-inspired swimming pool, riding the kayak in the river that flows from Bataan towards the South China Sea, and taking a quick dip at the surf-worthy beach. I was feeling sickly at the time of our reunion-outing and so I lost a lot of weight prior to it, but I did not care about being topless with just my board shorts donned. Any water activity meant that I had to enjoy the environment. And that's what I did.
|The bridge to an unfinished area of the resort|
Our availed packaged would have allowed us to also do fishing and island hopping, but there just was not enough time for those two remaining activities. We reckoned that the past and time were standing still at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar that we did not have to hurry ourselves with lots of activities. I told my friends to just relax and absorb the fancy surrounding.
Modern and imperial Manila was nowhere near (actually it was 3 hours away) and all we had was a calm river for kayaking, an exciting surf at the beach, and a pleasant swimming pool to relax in.
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar has an 8-feet deep river that runs through it from the mainland towards the South China Sea. The river was creatively constructed with a turn-of-the-century-inspired bridge that goes over it from the main resort to the beach area. It was big enough for two lanes of calesa rides passing each other in opposite directions. It even has sidewalks on each wing for guests who love to stroll and stay chatting on the bridge on sunrise and sunset moments.
|The river from the Italian restaurant of the resort|
A Quick Dip At The Bataan Beach of The Resort
The waves of the South China Sea that day were not calm at all. I reckoned that it was good for surfing because I saw a lot of surfers from a distance when we trooped to the beach to swim. From afar, there were two ships docked. Where we were, the sand was colored gray and black but there were hardly rocks or pebbles anywhere. The sand was fine and we loved it!
Relaxing In The Batis-Inspired Swimming Pool
Facing the beach, there were about 4 traditional Filipino houses (kubo-type) that were lined up. They were situated next to the batis-inspired swimming pools where we also had fun relaxing for more than an hour because of the blessing of a good weather.
For the overview of our reunion-outing at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, simply go here.
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