Top 15 Interesting Things to Do in Bulacan

What to Do in Bulacan: 15 Things to Enjoy and Explore

Barasoain Church. The Cradle of Philippine Democracy by Chicodj via Wikimedia cc

15 Fun Things For Tourists to Do in Bulacan Province

Bulacan is one of the provinces in the Philippines that has so much more to offer–and not a lot of people know. More often than not, Bulacan is one of the provinces that won’t easily occur to you when it comes to tourist destinations in the Philippines. It’s not as popular as Palawan, Boracay, or Tagaytay. But the truth is, Bulacan is filled with hidden gems waiting to be discovered. If you’re a fan of outdoor trips and nature adventure, Bulacan is the province to visit! Read on to know about 15 exciting activities to do here!

Spelunking at Puning Cave and Pinagrealan Cave

Pinagrealan Cave by Judgefloro via Wikipedia cc
Pinagrealan Cave by Judgefloro via Wikipedia cc
  • Puning Cave Address: Puning Trail, Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan
  • Pinagrealan Cave Address: Norzagaray Bulacan

Adventure-seekers will surely enjoy a trip to Bulacan’s Puning and PInagrealan Cave! Located in Doña Remedios Town, Puning Cave is a must-see for those who are into spelunking. It can be very challenging, and the tides may get high every so often, so make sure to wear proper footwear and bring extra clothes. Pinagrealan Cave, on the other hand, is located in Norzagaray. Here, you’ll see beautiful limestone formations that you can explore with the help of tour guides who’ll both guide and educate you throughout your caving experience.

Watch concerts at the Philippine Arena.

Philippine Arena by patrickroque01 via Wikipedia cc
Philippine Arena By patrickroque01 – Taken using my own camera, CC BY-SA 4.0,  cc

Address: Ciudad de Victoria, Santa Maria, Bulacan

You can’t miss going to the Philippine Arena, the world’s largest indoor arena found in Bocaue, Bulacan! Watch concerts, attend religious gatherings, see sports events, and more in this 99,200 square meter-arena. It’s now one of the tourist destinations in Bulacan as the establishment has hosted numerous notable events since its opening in 2014.

Visita Iglesia at Barasoain, St. Joseph the Worker, and St. Martin of Tours Parish Churches

Barasoain Church. The Cradle of Philippine Democracy by Chicodj via Wikimedia cc
Barasoain Church. The Cradle of Philippine Democracy by Chicodj via Wikimedia cc
  • Barasoain Church address: Paseo del Congreso Street corner Don Antonio Bautista Street, Brgy. San Gabriel, Malolos, Bulacan
  • St. Joseph the Worker address: Azucena Street, Malolos, 3000 Bulacan
  • St. Martin of Tours Parish Church address: Bocaue Town Proper Street, Poblacion, Bocaue, Bulacan

Planning to go to Bulacan during the Holy Week? Visita Iglesia is one of the things you can do. There are many churches around Bulacan, but some of the most noteworthy would be Barasoain Church. It’s known for being the place where the inauguration of the First Philippine Congress happened in 1898. Other churches to visit are St. Joseph the Worker and St. Martin of Tours Parish, two of the oldest churches in the province.

Swim at Jed’s Island Resort

Jed’s Island Resort
Jed’s Island Resort

Address: MacArthur Hwy, Calumpit, Bulacan

Jed’s Island Resort is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bulacan. We hear it in radio ads and see it in TV commercials. There are also many billboards and posters within the province that advertise this resort; that’s why your experience in Bulacan wouldn’t be complete without going to Jed’s. It’s known as a family-favorite resort in Calumpit. The resort has 11 pools, function rooms, recreational facilities, and even horseback riding! It’s an ideal destination if you’re traveling with kids.

Hike at Mount Manalmon

Mt. Arayat viewed from the summit of Mt. Manalmon, Bulacan by Storm Crypt via Flickr cc
Mt. Arayat viewed from the summit of Mt. Manalmon, Bulacan by Storm Crypt via Flickr cc

Address: Doña Remedios Trinidad, 3009 Bulacan

One of the most stunning locations you’ll visit is Mount Manalmon in San Miguel, Bulacan. Though it’s mostly known as a hiking spot, this offers more than just a trail adventure. Here, apart from doing a climb, you can explore Madlum cave, camp overnight, and enjoy the views as well. It’s an adventure trip worth taking with your friends to appreciate the beauty of nature in the province.

Explore Bustos Heritage Park

Bustos Heritage Park
Bustos Heritage Park

Address: Municipal Rd, Bustos, 3007 Bulacan

Bustos Heritage Park is a tourist attraction in the town of Bustos, where art meets history. Here, you can learn a lot about history, particularly World War 2. Lots of sculptures can be found all around the park where art enthusiasts can enjoy them. There’s also a zoo and aviary here and a wide-open space park where one can unwind after a day of touring the area. It’s indeed a one-stop tourist destination without having to spend much!

See butterflies at Pulilan Butterfly Haven.

Butterfly Haven
Butterfly Haven

Address: 3005 San Francisco, Pulilan, Bulacan

Complete your nature tripping experience in Bulacan when you go to Pulilan Butterfly Haven, where you can discover different butterfly species! This verdant butterfly habitat is a perfect getaway for those who love these beautiful creatures and for those who want to know more about the environment. Apart from the butterfly haven, tourists can also enjoy a dip in its own swimming pool, visit the Doll Museum, and have an overnight trip.

Learn history from the Casa Real Shrine

Casa Real Shrine by Judgefloro via Wikipedia cc
Casa Real Shrine By Judgefloro – Own work, CC0, cc

Address: Paseo del Congreso, Plaza Rizal, Malolos, 3000 Bulacan

One of the oldest establishments to visit in Bulacan is Casa Real Shrine. Built in 1580, this house served as the residence and office of Gobernadorcillo during the Spanish colonization. It also housed the printing press of revolutionary papers and then became a library. This historic casa is one of the important symbols of Philippine history as it now serves as a repository of the revolutionary government during the colonization period.

Camp at Kabayunan View Deck

Kabayunan View Deck photo via FB Page
Kabayunan View Deck photo via FB Page

Address: Brgy.Kabayunan, Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan

Want to go camping with your friends? Why not go to Dona Remedios Trinidad in Bulacan, where you can enjoy overnight camping with your friends and sleep under the stars while relaxing with its chilly weather. Mornings are made more glorious here as you wake up with a sea of clouds as your view! There are Instagrammable spots here, too, so you can take lots of photos as you enjoy the vista. Make sure to bring camping items with you for a comfortable adventure!

Visit the Garden Ciudad de Victoria

Garden Ciudad de Victoria photo by Robin Alvarez via FB page
Garden Ciudad de Victoria photo by Robin Alvarez via FB page

Address: Address: Ciudad de Victoria, Santa Maria, Bulacan

Image grabbed from Philippine Arena’s Facebook page.
Situated in Santa Maria and Bocaue, Bulacan, the Garden at Ciudad de Victoria is one of the most beautiful attractions you’ll visit in Bulacan. The garden is filled with colorful ornamental plants, a lush landscape, and different kinds of animals. This picturesque setting is really a sight to see in Bulacan, as it offers tranquility and scenic views that tourists would definitely love to see.

Visit Biak-na-Bato National Park

Biak-na-Bato National Park - Mount Susong Dalaga and Tilandong Falls are also popular attractions inside the park. by Ramon FVelasquez via Wikipedia cc
Biak-na-Bato National Park – Mount Susong Dalaga and Tilandong Falls are also popular attractions inside the park. by Ramon FVelasquez via Wikipedia cc

Address: Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan

Biak na Bato National Park is a must-visit park in Bulacan, especially for adventure junkies. This place offers all sorts of nature adventure experiences such as guided cave exploration tours, trekking, swimming, having a picnic, and more. It’s ideal for a one-day tour, especially in nice weather. Be sure to wear proper footwear and a comfy outfit to enjoy the whole nature adventure!

Visit Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm

Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm photo via FB Page
Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm photo via FB Page

Address: Pandi Angat Rd, Angat, Bulacan

Did you know that when you visit Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm, you can help local farmers in your own little way? Gawad Kalinga (GK) Enchanted Farm prides itself as a “Disneyland for social tourism” as it offers social enterprises for sustainable development through acts of caring and sharing. The enchanted farm offers several packages that let you explore the area through scheduled farm tours, demos, and activities that you can do overnight. The day tours include sumptuous meals, so best to bring your friends here for a day of learning about sustainable tourism!

Try Bulacan’s Local Cuisine

Hungry? Load up on your choice of kakanin.
Hungry? Load up on your choice of kakanin.

A surefire way to enjoy a trip to another province is to travel by taste when you visit Bulacan! Known for its kakanin, pancit, and seafood, Bulacan offers a gastronomic delight to tourists who want to try their local cuisine. Foodies who want to try Bulacan’s best should try their best-tasting kakanin or rice cakes, ranging from suman, puto, kutsinta, and maja blanca among others. For savory meals, we suggest you try their Pancit Marilao topped with Bulacan okoy and kamias. For the full meal, don’t forget to order Kilawing bangus in kesong puti and Lapu-lapu de Reyna.

Go Strawberry-picking at Reyes Strawberry Farm

Strawberry Farm in Bulacan
Strawberry Farm in Bulacan

Address: Calumpang, Calumpit, Bulacan

Now, you don’t have to travel all the way to La Trinidad just to try strawberry-picking! A few hours away from Manila, Reyes Strawberry Farm offers its guests an enjoyable fruit-picking experience for all ages. Aside from strawberries, the farm also grows other fruits like grapes, dragon fruits, and more soon. The farm grows six strawberry varieties, with the Hawaiian variety as the sweetest one. The best time to go here is in December, where it’s in season.

Visit the Bulacan Museum

Bulacan Museum by Judgefloro via Wikimedia cc
Bulacan Museum By Judgefloro 

Address: Provincial Capitol Compound, City of Malolos, Bulacan

Those who love going to museums will definitely enjoy and learn so much about history at the Museo ng Bulacan. This historical museum showcases several relics, documents, artifacts, and significant handicrafts that tell about the Philippine Revolution. Here, you’ll also learn about the Malolos Convention that happened in 1898, which is the legislative body of the Philippines’ revolutionary government. Aside from the museum, there’s also a church that you can easily visit nearby.

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