Provinces

Bataan Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Bataan is a province on the Philippine island of Luzon Region III. Its capital is Balanga. Shipwrecks and coral reefs dot the waters of Subic Bay, off its northwest coast. Farther south, marine turtles are hatched at the Pawikan Conservation Center. A towering memorial cross and a shrine commemorating WWII’s Battle of Bataan crown Mount Samat in central Bataan. On the east coast, birdlife thrives in the Balanga City Wetland and Nature Park.

LOCATION

Bataan

Coordinates: 14°41′06″N 120°25′55″E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Bataan
Location:
14°41′06″N 120°25′55″E | View Map
Year Founded:
1754
Capital:
Balanga
Area:
1,372.98 km2 (530.11 sq mi)
Population:
853,400
Density:
550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
1
Demonym(s):
Bataeño/-a
Elevation:
1,388 m (4,554 ft) (Mount Mariveles)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
2100–2114
Area code:
+63 (047)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
First Class
Religion(s):
Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion of the people
Language(s):
Tagalog,Kapampangan,English
Known For:
Bataan Death March
Major Industries:
Agriculture, fishery, and manufacturing
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
Whole Year Round
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirts, and sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Seaport(s):
Port of Mariveles | Port of Capinpin | Port of Lamao | Port of Lucanin | Seasia-Nectar Mariveles Dry Bulk Terminal
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON
Website:

CLIMATE

The climate in this province is classified as tropical. The rainfall in Bataan is significant, with precipitation even during the driest month. According to Köppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Af. The average annual temperature in Bataan is 26.6 °C. The rainfall here averages 3021 mm.

While generally, Bataan is a good destination the whole year round, generally avoid the Holy Week season around March and April to avoid large crowds, you may, however, schedule your trip around the months when festivals are held.

The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals.

Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Bataan Province Map

The Bataan province is divided into 11 Municipalities, 1 City:

  • Abucay
  • Bagac
  • Balanga
  • Dinalupihan
  • Hermosa
  • Limay
  • Mariveles
  • Morong
  • Orani
  • Orion
  • Pilar
  • Samal
 

ISLANDS

N/A

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Bataan province: 

  • Adventure Beach Waterpark
  • Amara Beach Resort
  • Ambon Ambon / Limutan Falls
  • Bataan Nuclear Power Plant
  • Bataan World War II Museum
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Dungaree Beach
  • El Kabayo Waterfalls
  • Inflatable Island
  • Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST) Camp
  • Limutan Falls
  • Looc Beach
  • Lusong Beach
  • Magaul Bird Park
  • Moonbay Marina Waterpark
  • Mount Samat National Shrine – Dambana ng Kagitingan
  • Ocean Adventure
  • Pamulaklakin Forest Trail
  • Pawikan Conservation Center
  • Philippine-Japanese Friendship Tower
  • Playa La Caleta Bataan
  • Sisiman Beach
  • Subic Fiesta Carnival
  • Subic Spanish Gate
  • White Rock Waterpark and Beach Resort
  • Wow Recreation & Activity Center
  • Zero Kilometer Death March Marker
 

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Bataan throughout the year:

  • Banga Festival (Last week of April) – Balanga City

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Bataan province.

Where in the Philippines is Bataan located?
Bataan is located in Central Luzon.

Is Bataan a city or province?
Bataan is a province.

What is the Capital of Bataan?
The capital of Bataan is Balangaga.

What is Bataan known for?
Bataan is known for Bataan Death March and Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.

How do I get to Bataan?
There are several ways to get to Bataan, the most common being from Manila:

  • Bus | 3-4 hours | $4
  • Taxi | 2-3 hours | $64-$76
  • Drive | 2-3 hours | $11-$17
  • Ferry | 1 hour | $10

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How many islands are in Bataan?
There are NO islands in Bataan.

Is Bataan safe?
Bataan is generally safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Bataan is considered tropical. It is similar to other provinces in the Philippines.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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