Balanga

Balanga City is the capital of Bataan Province, located in the Central Luzon Region. It is a first class city, quickly developing in terms of education, trade and services. Its economy relies mostly upon agriculture and aquaculture.

The city has come to be known as the educational center of the province of Bataan, with a public university and many private colleges under its belt. Balanga’s goal is to be “A World Class University Town by 2020”.

There are a number of accommodations to choose from in Balanga City, such as Crowne Plaza and The Plaza Hotel.

Balanga is a perfect, albeit relatively new, birdwatching area, that has impressed even members of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP). The Asian Waterbird Census Summary Report shows that this city is tops the list for most number of migrating birds in the country.

Memories of a tumultuous past are immortalized in this city: it is here that the famous Fall of Bataan landmark can be found. The landmark memorializes the struggles fought by Filipino and American soldiers in WWII. Another place for historical sightseeing would be the Bataan World War II Museum, which depicts several dioramas and audiovisual presentations of what happened in the war.

Before leaving the city, make sure to grab some souvenirs at the Balanga Public Market. Their products include cashews, coffee, fish, local pastries and bagoong (fermented anchovies).

Top Rated Restaurants in Balanga Browse All

  1. Stregato Gelateria
    4.0 Stars
    Ice Cream
    6 Reviews View
  2. Fortune Hongkong Seafood Restaurant
    4.5 Stars
    Chinese
    2 Reviews View
  3. Shaira's Kitchenette
    5.0 Stars
    Café
    1 Review View
  4. Susie's Cuisine
    5.0 Stars
    Filipino
    1 Review View
  5. Silver Room Restaurant
    4.0 Stars
    International
    2 Reviews View
  6. Ima's Pamangan
    4.0 Stars
    Filipino
    2 Reviews View
  7. Cafe Kyoto
    4.0 Stars
    Japanese
    1 Review View
  8. Jagra Cafe & Restaurant
    4.0 Stars
    Café
    1 Review View
  9. Chikuzai
    3.5 Stars
    Japanese
    3 Reviews View
  10. Star Cafe
    3.0 Stars
    Café
    1 Review View

Top Rated Places in Balanga Browse All

  1. The Beanery
    4.0 Stars
    Coffee
    33 Reviews View
  2. Sinagtala Farm Resort & Retreat Park
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    5 Reviews View
  3. Stregato Gelateria
    4.0 Stars
    Ice Cream
    6 Reviews View
  4. Nico's Terrace Grill
    4.5 Stars
    Bar
    4 Reviews View
  5. Fall of Bataan Marker
    4.5 Stars
    Landmarks
    2 Reviews View
  6. The Plaza Hotel Balanga
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  7. Fortune Hongkong Seafood Restaurant
    4.5 Stars
    Chinese
    2 Reviews View
  8. Starbucks Coffee
    3.5 Stars
    Coffee
    7 Reviews View
  9. Shaira's Kitchenette
    5.0 Stars
    Café
    1 Review View
  10. Yu-An Spa
    5.0 Stars
    Day Spa
    1 Review View