The 10 Best Things to Do in Tarlac, Philippines

December 21, 2017 Cedrick Jardin

Tarlac (Kapampangan: Lalawigan ning Tarlac; Ilokano: Probinsia ti Tarlac; Pangasinan: Luyag na Tarlac; Filipino: Lalawigan ng Tarlac) is a landlocked province located in the Central Luzon region in the Philippines. It is bounded on the north by the province of Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija on the east, Zambales on the west and Pampanga in the south. The province comprises three congressional districts and is subdivided into 17 municipalities and one city, Tarlac City, which is the provincial capital.
Restaurants in Tarlac

1. Sacred Relic of The True Cross

Monasterio de Tarlac | San Jose, Tarlac, Luzon, Philippines
Excellent
62%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
3%
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4.5 based on 56 reviews

Sacred Relic of The True Cross

Reviewed By oyette2013 - cainta, Philippines

Together with my former colleagues from Cainta municipality, we went to this so called sacred relic of the true cross in San Jose, Tarlac. It was a 2hrs journey with private vehicle. We left Cainta at 6am and arrived in the place just in time for the first mass celebration. I advised that you prepare ahead your petition letter so you can write everything that you need to ask from God. Paper and envelope were provided but you need to have a pen at hand. Basically, after you have written your personal petitions/wish, you have to put it in an envelope together with any amount of money as an offering. You keep it, then offered it yourself during the offertory part of the mass. I find the place very solemn and i just love the music being played and sung by the monastic priest. As the holy week is fast approaching, the place is ideal for a family gathering while doing spiritual journey together.

2. Kart City Tarlac

MacArthur Highway in front of SM Tarlac, Tarlac, Luzon, Philippines
Excellent
34%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 29 reviews

Kart City Tarlac

Reviewed By Wayne C

We went for dinner and enjoyed the night. I have been here many times over the last 5 years. They are continually improving the venue. The price of the carts are a bit expensive but the food and atmosphere are great. Meals are a good size and good value for money. It is a popular venue with many people there any night if the week. Well recommended

3. Isdaan Village

Tarlac, Luzon, Philippines +63 4593 12196
Excellent
28%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 35 reviews

Isdaan Village

Reviewed By iam_via - Manila

I love the huge statues of Buddha since it's so perfect for photo op and I really recommend the experience! When I posted my photo on Facebook, my friends and family really thought we were in Thailand. HaHaHa! Parking is spacious. Although I'm not sure if it's okay to go there and take photos without booking in their restaurant. It's truly a wonderful experience! (except for the restaurant!)

4. The Aquino Center Museum

Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac, Luzon 2301, Philippines +63 45 985 0968
Excellent
20%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 29 reviews

The Aquino Center Museum

Reviewed By manilarose - mla

I traveled for 3 hours from Manila to get here, even though it's raining, and i did not regret it. I emailed Ms. Karen prior to the visit on directions how to get there. Take Victory bus (Dagupan) and alight at Caltex Luisita, then take a trike for P20.00 to the museum. I don't know about other reviews, but when i get here i felt satisfied with how they treat me. They were friendly and helpful, Ms. Karen, the museum manager was approachable and nice. There's a film showing for around 35 minutes about Ninoy struggle for freedom. I was also toured inside the museum with Mr. Neil (though picture takings are not allowed inside) and he was able to explained to me some details. It was very educational, anything you want to know about Ninoy's early political beginnings until the time of his death and how Cory came into power. You can also see some of the gifts given to her on her state visit to different countries, and a lot lot of pictures. And it was not hot at all, there's air con inside. If you want to buy some souvenirs (t-shirts, books, etc. )there's available near the entrance

5. Bamban Museum of History

Rizal Avenue, Tarlac, Luzon 2300, Philippines +63 929 258 1233
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 1 reviews

Bamban Museum of History

Reviewed By ムスタングマッハ1 - Tokyo, Japan

バンバン歴史博物館は、フィリピンRhonie C.デラクルスが、私財を投じて日本軍の遺骨収集や遺品収集を行い鎮魂につとめ、教育や平和的理解を目的としてとして戦争博物館でした。入場無料ですが心ばかりの浄財を納めておきました。

6. Haduan Falls

Bamban, Tarlac, Luzon, Philippines
Excellent
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Good
50%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
0%
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3.5 based on 2 reviews

Haduan Falls

Reviewed By icallitjoycism - Mabalacat, Philippines

My husband and daughter decided to try something new. We got tired of malling and going to swimming pools and the like. This summer, one of our goals is to go to a waterfalls: any Waterfalls. We ended up entering Clark Gate 14 which led to the Waterfalls. We had to sign a waiver, and that made me nervous, especially because my 12yo daughter is with us. But the security staff said it was a relatively safe trek to the said destination, besides, our guide IS a KID too, an Aeta kid to be exact. There was no entrance fee, to my surprise. So then we started walking. Up then downhill, across a river, then into the forest, then up a mountain, then down again. Twe crossed streams and creeks and some other types of Freshwater (hehehe), and I must say the view is FANTASTIC. However, it's just a shame that there are reckless and disrespectful backpackers who left their trash everywhere! Anyways, that almost spoiled the fun, but we tried to enjoy the trek just the same. The last most challenging climb of all was akin to a cliff-hanging stunt you see on TV. When I saw how steep and slippery it was, I almost backed out. But Arnel our guide said the Waterfalls cones right after that, so what the heck, we gave it a go. My mother-hormones went up ten notches as I watched my daughter do the climb, and was suprised that she did it effortlessly. That made me really pressured :) then finally ... There... The Waterfalls. It was not that spectacular, but it was nice. The cool, clear water definitely brought relief from the scorching sun. There were a few other hikers there. The place was practically hidden. The Waterfalls was not too high, we've seen the others climb to the side and jump into the water. It was deep on that part were the water breaks. My mother-instinct said "no" to that. We stayed there for at least 4hours. The sun was high on the way back. The slopes were much steeper. I fell on my butt, my daughter almost sprained her ankle, my husband lost balance and almost landed feet apart -Mystica style haha! It was a unique experience for the three of us. But I kinda felt guilty for subjecting my daughter to THAT kind of adventure.but thank God we survived all in one piece. If (and only if) we decide to go back, I will not take my daughter anymore, and will definitely warm up by running two weeks before the trip, which was definitely not for the physically unfit. :) good luck, guys!

7. Saipan Beach

San Jose, Tarlac, Luzon, Philippines
Excellent
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Good
100%
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4 based on 1 reviews

Saipan Beach

Reviewed By Vaniah D - Baguio, Philippines

This is just along the way going to Monasterio de Tarlac. It is a good stop over after the Monasterio visit. The locals are actually selling Halo-halo near the area so you can have some refreshment while checking the nice view around. According to the driver who took us to the Monasterio, the owners came from Saipan that's why they named it Saipan Beach. It is not really a beach, it is a river. :), They have cottages available, but not good for over night type.

8. Mt Damas

San Clemente, Tarlac, Luzon, Philippines
Excellent
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4 based on 1 reviews

Mt Damas

Reviewed By leana1202 - nueva ecija

Mount Damas in Tarlac is not for novice climbers. Technical specifics are on the net. Registration fee at the jump-off at Brgy. Papaac, Camiling Tarlac is PHP20 per person and guide fee is PHP500 or PHP100 per person for large groups. The jump-off can be reached by car. The guides are there to show you the way but they will not assist you unless they think it will cost you your life. It is assumed that you are a mountaineer once you go there. Expect climb and downhill at very steep inclines, trekking by the stream with large boulders and 5 Waterfalls to scale if you opt to trek by the stream instead of climbing the mountain to the 120ft Ubod Falls. Most trekkers do it in two days but it can be done in 1 day like we did. It was an 8 hr. (to and from summit) major climb (Difficulty 6/9, Trail class 1-4).

9. Maria Cristina Park

Tarlac, Luzon, Philippines
Excellent
0%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
60%
Poor
20%
Terrible
0%
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3 based on 5 reviews

Maria Cristina Park

Reviewed By arundutta18 - Kolkata (Calcutta), India

This park is located just below Tarlac Capitol building. Not so big, but it is a nice park. Good for morning or evening walk. It is just beside the hospital drive. If you cross the road, you can get a good cyber cafe (I often visit here) and a nice bakery (locally called pandesal). You can also get the great Makabulos statue on corner of the park. Overall, this is a nice place, to spend some time early morning and evening.

10. Al-Ragabi Mosque

Zone 6, Sitio Balas | San Isidro, Tarlac, Luzon 2300, Philippines +63 929 286 0947
Al-Ragabi Mosque

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