Best things to do in Central Luzon and sightseeing in Central Luzon
Manila Bay - Central Luzon
Later we visited Manila Bay to watch the famed sunset.There is a small amusement park located on the bay, with activities such as a zip line and merry-go-around. We rode the zip line - it was really scary but fun! The experience was a bit surreal, and I was screaming the whole way. No wonder everyone on the ground was staring up at me.The sunset lasted a long time! It probably started around 5:30 and the last rays of the sun did not disappear until 7.Apparently the Bay is popular with the locals too, because there were tons of people crowded along the side-walks, just sitting around with friends and family to enjoy the beautiful view. We barely were able to find an opening on the wall alongside the water to sit.
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar - Central Luzon
The Plaza Hotel Balanga City - Central Luzon
The Plaza Hotel: Location - Check! Food - Check! Price - Double check! I would totally recommend this place, with Robinsons Mall at your right and the City Hall on your left, you are surrounded with tons of eateries, coffee shops, and transport is available right at your door step.
Mount Pinatubo - Central Luzon
Pinatubo's main attraction there is the Crater Lake, a very young waterbody formed only after the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo. This ultramarine lake, with its clear, cool water is the perfect stop where, you can have lunch and relax. There are also options to go boating in the lake, though you can no longer swim in it. You have a few hours, depending on what time you take to reach, to take pictures of the amazing vistas of the lake and get refreshed before heading back to Capas and concluding the day long excursion.
Crow Valley - Central Luzon
From the Lipit station in the Crow Valley based on your choice of the hiking trail earlier, the hike can take 30 mins, 1 hour or 2 hours. Either way the trek will take you through some very rocky albeit flat terrain. The volcanic eruption has resulted in some truly spectacular rock formations in the landscape. With the numerous rivers and streams flowing through the area, coupled with rocks, the hike is tough but all the more enjoyable for it, as it finally ends in one very picturesque and breathtaking spot!
Capas - Central Luzon
The gate of Capas Municipal Hall, Mc Donalds Capas Junction or depending upon the final decision, is the meet up point from where our day's journey will begin. From here after an initial briefing and check, we will head to the dispatching point, where our permits will be checked and final clearances taken. From the dispatching point we will board 4x4 jeeps to go through the Crow Valley, to arrive at the Lipit Station, from where our actual trek will start. This drive through the ash filled, rocky terrain full of rivers is very scenic. This volcanic valley is unlike any other scenery, devoid of much greenery, but it is truly a different kind of beautiful.
Zambales - Central Luzon
Majestic, calm and refreshing - if any words would be use to describe this place, those three words would definitely be the perfect fit. Surely, if one is looking for an escape from their tiring daily routine or stressful city life the place of Zambales and it's wonderful white beaches is the perfect get away.
Ditumabo Mother Falls - Central Luzon
This towering water falls stands around 140 feet, featuring cold water from the highland of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. Getting to Ditumabo Mother Falls will require one to trek for about an hour. The trail involves river crossing and is generally rough and rocky. Still it's a refreshing trek going to this majestic falls.
Diguisit Beach - Central Luzon
A trip to Barangay Zabali in Aurora will bring you to the isolated beach called Diguisit. Rocky cliffs line the road going here. Diguisit Beach faces the Pacific Ocean, offering a breathtaking panorama of the open sea. Corals and huge rock formations stand near the shoreline. You can climb one to get a better vantage point of the view.
Museo de Baler - Central Luzon
Bay's Inn - Central Luzon
Sabang Beach - Central Luzon
Sabang Beach is perhaps the most famous beach in Aurora. Tourists wanting to try surfing and pro surfers alike flock to this place. The waves are perfect for surfing beginners as well as those who already compete. There are several inns, restaurants and surf camps lined along the shore, you just have to choose.