Bataan is a province of the Philippines occupying the whole of Bataan Peninsula located on the western coast of Luzon. The province is part of the Central Luzon region. The capital of Bataan is Balanga City.
Bataan is only an hour by ferryboat across the bay from Manila. Until recently, the province was not considered as a traditional tourist destination. Bataan is now proving to be a tourist haven with many exciting places to visit, and a lot of interesting things to do. There is so much to offer in Bataan, culture, beauty, history, in spoilt beaches and a warm hospitality.
View of Mt. Mariveles from Mt. Samat Shrine in Bataan
The Battle of Bataan is famous in history as one of the last stands of American and Filipino soldiers before they were overwhelmed by the Japanese forces in World War II. The Bataan Death March was named for this province, where the infamous march started.
Bataan is famous for Dambana ng Kagitingan in Mt. Samat, Fine beaches of Morong and Bagac Tinapa (processed fish), Philippine-Japanese Friendship Tower, Bataan Nuclear Plant, World War II markers, Sibul Spring, Abucay Church, Tomas Pinpin Monument, Dinalupihan Nature Center.