Provinces: Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales.
Cities: Angeles, Balanga, Cabanatuan, Gapan, Mabalacat, Malolos, Meycauayan, Munoz, Olongapo, Palayan, San Fernando, San Jose, San Jose del Monte, Tarlac City, etc.
Cultural super region! Central Luzon (region 3) is known as the central plains, the once fertile rice capital of the country. The area is also known for it’s Christian heritage, parades, festivals, and it is also home to the ever popular Central Luzon State University and Doctors Hospital.
Although their are many great cities and villages in this region, not all are appealing to tourists. The recommended tourist destinations include: Angeles City, Monasterio de Tarlac, Olongapo, Clark Pampanga, Candaba (Bird Watching), Baler Aurora, Zambales, Pilar Bataan, Subic Bay, and Mt. Pinatubo. The top 3 destinations by popularity are pictured below.
Top 3 Most Popular Tourist Destinations In The Region:
We breakdown an sample itinerary to start your day in Central Luzon’s most popular city. We have picked out the most popular local Hotel, Restaurant, and Destination. Click the pictures for more information, navigation, and for ratings.
at Angeles Beach Club Hotel on Don Juico Ave. Prices range from $111-$238 for this 4 star hotel and spa. Yes the price is a little high, but considering the service quality, luxury, amenities, and the space apparent in each room, the value is high with this hotel.
your afternoon with a taste of history for lunch at the Spanglish restaurant at the Pavillion Mall on Manuel a Roxas Hwy. Excellent service, and great food, even if you are not a fan of “Mexican” food give it a try!
the natural hot springs and geysers at Puning Hot Spring in Puning Sapang Bato. Although the malls and night life are by far the most popular destinations in Angeles, we are not here to point you in the direction of the obvious or routine, instead we want to send you on an adventure. Take an off-road jeep ride to the spring, take a sand bath, then relax in the hot spring pools with a loved one, now that’s adventure! We hope that you play it safe and enjoy the true culture this region has to offer.
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