Provinces

Bulacan Province

Bulacan Province
Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Bulacan is a province in the Philippines, located in the Central Luzon Region in the island of Luzon, 11 kilometres north of Manila, and part of the Metro Luzon Urban Beltway Super Region. Its capital is Malolos. Bulacan is well-known and highly considered as the land of heroes. It is the habitat of a number of the nation’s celebrated heroes such as Francisco Baltazar, The Prince of Filipino Poets, Marcelo Horacio Del Pilar, The Great Propagandist, and Gregorio del Pilar, The Heroes of Tirad Pass.

LOCATION

Bulacan Province Location Map

Coordinates: 15°00′N 121°05′E

FAST FACTS

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

Province:
Bulacan
Location:
15°00′N 121°05′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1578
Capital:
Malolos
Area:
2,796.10 km2 (1,079.58 sq mi)
Population:
3,292,071
Density:
1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
3
Demonym(s):
Bulakeño/Bulakeña (Tagalog), Bulaqueño/Bulaqueña (Spanish)
Elevation:
1,206 m (3,957 ft) (Mount Oriod)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
3000–3024
Area code:
+63 -(044)-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):
88% Roman Catholic
Language(s):
Tagalog (90%) Kapampangan (7%) Other languages (3%)
Known For:
Marble and Marbleized Limestone, Jewelry, Pyrotechnics, Leather, Aquaculture, Meat and Meat Products, Garments, Furniture, High-Value Crops, and Sweets and Native Delicacies
Major Industries:
Marble and Marbleized Limestone, Jewelry, Pyrotechnics, Leathercraft, Aquaculture, Meat and Meat Products, Garments, Furniture, High-Value Crops, and Sweets and Native Delicacies.
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
November to April
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Airport(s):
San Miguel Corporation’s proposed Bulacan Airport
Seaport(s):
None
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON

CLIMATE

The climate in this province is that November to April is generally dry while wet for the rest of the year. The northeast monsoon (amihan) prevails from October to January bringing in moderated and light rains. From February to April, the east trade winds predominate but the Sierra Madre (Philippines) mountain range to the east disrupts the winds resulting to a dry period. From May to September, the southwest monsoon.

Dry season, which is around November to April, is the best time to visit the province.

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

Bulacan Province Map

The Bulacan province is divided into 27 Municipalities, 3 Cities:

  • Angat
  • Balagtas
  • Baliuag
  • Bocaue
  • Bulakan
  • Bustos
  • Calumpit
  • Doña Remedios Trinidad
  • Paombong
  • Plaridel
  • Pulilan
  • San Ildefonso
  • San Jose del Monte
  • San Miguel
  • San Rafael
  • Santa Maria
  • Paombong
  • Plaridel
  • Pulilan
  • San Ildefonso
  • San Jose del Monte
  • San Miguel
  • San Rafael
  • Santa Maria
 

ISLANDS

None

POINTS OF INTEREST

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

  • Amana Waterpark
  • Angat Afterbay Regulator Dam
  • Barasoain Church
  • Biak na Bato National Park
  • Big Rock Farm Resort
  • Bustos Heritage Park
  • Dingalan Bay View Site
  • Galilee Mansion And Garden Resort
  • Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Jed’s Island Resort
  • La Asuncion de la Nuestra Senora Church
  • La Purisima Concepcion Parish Church
  • Madlum Cave
  • Mount Manalmon
  • National Shrine of the Divine Mercy
  • Philippine Arena
  • Pinagrealan Cave
  • Pulilan Butterfly Haven
  • Puning Cave
  • Sitio Antonio Wavepool Resort
  • SM City San Jose del Monte
  • St. Andrew Kim Tae Gon Shrine
  • St. Augustine Parish Church
  • St. James The Apostle Church
  • St. James the Apostle Parish Church
  • St. Joseph the Worker Parish Church
  • St. Martin of Tours Parish Church
  • Starmall San Jose del Monte
  • The Garden Ciudad de Victoria
  • Verdivia Falls
 

FESTIVALS

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

  • Calumpit Libad Festival (June 23) – Calumpit
  • Santa Cruzan (May) – Malolos
  • Luyang Dilaw Festival (May 2) – Marilao
  • Obando Fertility Dance (May 17-19) – Obando
  • Feast of the Holy Cross of Wawa (1st Sunday of July) – Bocaue
  • Fiesta Republica (3rd week of January) – Malolos
  • Sto. Niño Festival (Last Sunday of January) – Malolos
  • Linggo ng Bulakan (September 8-10) – Malolos
  • Flagellants and Lenten Rites (Good Friday) – Paombong
  • Baliuag Lenten Procession (Holy Week) – Baliuag
  • Plaridel Horse Festival (December 29-30) – Plaridel
  • Pulilan Carabao Festival (May 14-15) – Pulilan

FAQs

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

Where in the Philippines is Bulacan located?
Bulacan is located on Central Luzon.

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

What is the Capital of Bulacan?
The capital of Bulacan is Malolos.

What is Bulacan famous or known for?
Bulacan is famous or known for pyrotechnics, furniture, garments, and Philippine heroes.

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

  • Bus | 40 minutes | $1.5-$3
  • Taxi | 25 minutes | $8-$11
  • Drive | 25 minutes | $2-$3

RESOURCE: Best Online Transportation Resource for the Philippines

How many islands are in Bulacan?
There are NO islands in the province of Bulacan.

What does Bulacan mean?
The word Bulacan is derived from the word “bulak” which is the local term for cotton.

How Safe is Traveling in Bulacan?
Bulacan is very safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Bulacan province is considered tropical with significant rainfall in most months of the year.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

GUIDES

Download Our FREE Travel Guides

We have dozens of guides to destinations throughout the Philippines. Download your FREE copy for your next trip today.

Philippine Travel Guides

DOWNLOAD GUIDES

Comment below

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.

Leave a Comment