Tarlac is a province located in central Luzon also known as The Melting Pot of Luzon. The province is made out of three congressional districts and it is divided into 17 municipalities and a city. The province’s name Tarlac was derived from a weed call Malatarlak just hispanized. A lot of people from different provinces or city only see Tarlac as a stopover, that’s a real shame because like other province in the country Tarlac has a lot to offer to its visitors. We’ll list some of the most notable places to see while in the province.
Photo Credits (Wiki CC): Bamban Bridge by RainJorque
Bamban Bridge is one of the longest bridges in the country. The bridge is 174 meter long and starts from Tarlac and goes into Mabalacat, Pampanga. The sunset here is very beautiful.
Timangguyob Falls San Clemente is located in Sitio Dueg Barangay Maasin. This waterfall will surely make you fall in love with Tarlac, but in order to get to the beautiful falls you’ll have to trek for 2 hours making this place not very ideal to bring children. The place is very pretty and a good resting spot from your trek, the water is very cool ideal for a refreshing swim before you go trekking again.
Sacred Relic of the True Cross/Monasterio de Tarlac is one of the more popular tourist and pilgrim destinations in Tarlac. This monastery that is situated on top of Mount Resurrection. There’s no entrance fee in this place so it’s all good, very good place to visit even if you’re not religious because the place is beautiful.
Photo Credits (Wiki CC): Capas National Shrine by RainJorque
Capas National Shrine is located at Cristo Rey, Capas. The shrine is built by the government in commemoration to the Allied soldiers who died at Camp O’Donnell during the end of the Bataan Death March during WW2. The shrine has a 70 meter obelisk that is surrounded with black marble that has all the names of those who died during the gruesome march. Very solemn place to visit to pay respects to those brave soldiers.
Kart City Tarlac is located in McArthur Highway just in front of SM Tarlac. Kart City is open daily from 3:00 PM until 12:00 midnight. This place’s main draw is of course the karts. You can rent karts and ride them in their tracks and of you don’t like that you can just relax there because the place also serves food and they also have billiard tables and videokes
Photo Credits (Wiki CC): Aquino Centre and Museum by JudgeFloro
Aquino Center & Museum is located at Barangay San Miguel, Tarlac City. The place is run and owned by the Ninoy and Cory foundation; the museum houses and celebrates the lives of two prominent Filipino politicians. The entrance fee to the place is 100 pesos. Go here if you want to learn more about the Aquino’s and some history of the country at the time.
Tarlac Recreational Park (TRP) is a 78-hectare property managed by the local tourism office of Tarlac. The park has a range of activities for sports and outdoor enthusiast. The activities you can do here are kayaking, wall climbing, camping, fishing, ziplining, airsoft and karting.