Here are places you can visit around Tarlac :
Aquino Center & Museum - owned and managed by the Ninoy & Cory Aquino foundation, this museum and events venue houses the artifacts and memorabilia of two prominent Filipino politicians, democracy icons, Senator Ninoy and wife, former president Cory Aquino.
|Photo taken at the main entrance of the museum|
Location : Barangay San Miguel, Tarlac City
Adults - 100 Pesos
*discounted rates offered to Senior citizens and students
Business Hours :
Open daily, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed on New Year, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Christmas
Contact Information : +63(45)985-09-68/985-09-69
Email : email@example.com
*For inquiries on school trips and events, please contact them directly.
Monasterio de Tarlac
Established by the Servants of the Risen Christ, a religious group of men devoted to a life of prayer and work, this Monastery situated on a mountain top offers a beautiful vantage of the nearby peaks in San Jose. Its prominent marker is a 30-foot statue of the Risen Christ which can be seen from surrounding towns below it. It is also flocked by religious devotees as it chapel holds a relic of the True Cross, believed to be the cross where Jesus was crucified.
Monasterio de Tarlac
San Jose, Tarlac
Mass Schedule :
Tarlac Recreational Park (TRP)
Managed by the local tourism of Tarlac, this 78-hectare property offers an impressive range of activities for sports and outdoor lovers at reasonable prices.
|Kayaking at the lagoon, one of the many activities that can be done in TRP|
With all the activities you can do around here, you can actually allocate an entire day for a visit. They also have pavilions for private events, perfect for team building or clan reunions. :)
|Olympic size pool|
Tarlac Recreational Park
Operating Hours for Activities : Tuesday-Sunday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
*Cut-off for registration at 4:30 PM (If coming from outside Tarlac, please email/call them to confirm business hours before going)
For activity rates, visit their website, Tarlac Ecotourism
Facebook Page :Tarlac Ecotourism
Tel No. +63 (045) 493 – 2471
Located just across SM Tarlac where buses from Manila pass by, this highly accessible karting facility offers European made karts for rent. Their track configuration changes to cater to regulars.What I particularly like about this place is that it also offers other activities for people who are not into karting. Just outside the track is an area for billiards, videoke and their diner, Chaps Cafe (don't miss the pizza rolls and pata tim! I'd come back here for the food alone :P)
Kart City Tarlac (KCT)
McArthur Highway (in front of SM Tarlac)
Contact Number : +63 (045) 491 4053
Business Hours : Open daily, 3:00 PM - 12:00 MN
10:00 - 02:00 (Sundays)
Website : KCT
Facebook Page : Kart City Tarlac (KCT)
Rates : (inclusive of suit, eye protection)
Another thing I liked about this hotel is the stable and fast free wifi. During my stay, I had to catch up on some work in the morning and badly needed a decent internet connection. It was a huge relief that I got things done. :) I also love that they have a nook where you can get free coffee, tea and water.
Its location, though a bit of a walk from Mac Arthur highway, a major road in Tarlac where buses and cars pass by also serves as an advantage because you get some peace and quiet. Nearby attractions include the Aquino Center & Museum (it's actually just beside it, separated by a garden) and Luisita Golf & Country club which has an 18-hole championship course. Trips to other destinations such as Monasterio de Tarlac and TRP, can also be arranged through their reception.
|the cozy, Queen suite where I stayed. Photo taken before I made a mess :P|
Luisita, San Miguel, Tarlac
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Rates start at 2,560 Pesos for a room with 1 queen size bed but can also be lower depending on when you book.
Website : Microtel Tarlac
How to get here? From North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), take SCTEX exit 85 and take the rightmost lane going to Tarlac. Exit at Luisita and turn right, then go straight. Microtel is on your right side, before McArthur Highway. They also offer pick-up from Luisita for those who are taking the public transportation.
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