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Tourism has not really been a big part of Tarlac although it does have some great historical areas, mouth-watering cuisine, rice and sugar plantations and golf courses for those so inclined.
Luisita Golf and Country Club
Luisita Golf and Country Club, designed by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. This 18-hole championship course has been recently renovated so you can enjoy it in any weather, all year round. There are water areas all around coupled with great landscapping which is breathtaking. It’s quite an easy course although wind is sometimes a factor. It is listed in Golf Magazines’ Top 100 Golf Courses in the World. There are no crowds, no waiting, and best of all very Private. The Golf course is open to registered guests of Central Park Hotel.
Living in Tarlac is convenient, due to the presence of various big shopping malls, like:
Plaza Luisita Mall
Plaza Luisita Mall – the first shopping mall in central luzon owned by the Cojuancos of Tarlac and its located along Mc. Arthur Highway, San Miguel, Tarlac City
SM City Tarlac
SM City Tarlac – the first SM Supermall in the Province and is located along Mc. Arthur Highway, San Roque, Tarlac City
Robinsons Luisita – the first Robinson mall in the province and its located along Mc. Arthur Highway, San Miguel, Tarlac City
Metro Town Mall
Metro Town Mall – a mall at Tarlac City located along Mc. Arthur Highway, Sto. Cristo, Tarlac City
Magic Star Mall
Magic Star Mall – a mall at Tarlac City located along Romulo Blvd, Cut-cut, Tarlac City
There are also several hotels in Tarlac in response to its increasing number of visitors.
Central Park Hotel
This Tarlac hotel is known for its stylish rooms and its strategic location inside the Luisita Business Park within Hacienda Luisita. The Central Park Hotel is also conveniently a stone’s throw away from the Luisita Industrial Park and the Luisita Golf and Country Club.
Microtel Inn and Suites
Microtel Inn and Suites – 50 rooms equipped with air-conditioning, cable TV, and radio clock. Some of its facilities and services are meeting room, Wi-Fi access in the lobby, and complimentary free-flowing coffee.
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Capas, Tarlac – Pinatubo Lake
The sojourns continue as it takes you to the Municipality of Capas, a road to the world-known Mount Pinatubo. This place will take you to the right track towards the ‘Pinatubo Crater Lake’. Indulge yourself in the hot spring’s water from the mountain and give yourself a break by taking lahar and mud spas.
La Paz, Tarlac
Fill-up your churning stomach with the ever famous version of ‘batchoy’ from the Municipality of La Paz. This delicious specialty of the municipality was made from fine noodles, tendered-sliced beef and pork with onion chives in a classic mouth-watering soup. La Paz batchoy of Tarlac brings you to the yesteryears of the Chinese cuisine.
San Jose, Tarlac
Looking for a good place as a sanctuary, Municipality of San Jose has to offer with its nature tripping with God. San Jose, Tarlac bears one of the nation’s best tourist destinations, the ‘Monasterio de Tarlac’ which was situated in the highlands of the municipality along with the mountains and wild forests. Another exciting place in San Jose, Tarlac is the venue for the 2010 Palarong Pambansa in the Phlippines – the Tarlac Sports Complex wherein a Pearl-shaped Canopy standing high in the podium alongside of the green hills can be found.
Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac
Santa Ignacia is our next destination. This municipality has several sites for mango plantation like that in Guimaras, Negros Occidental and for sure, you will love to visit these plantations and pick different kinds of mangoes and experience the taste of mango from Tarlac.
Tarlac is the most multicultural of the Central Luzon provinces. A mixture of four district groups, the Pampangos, Ilocanos, Pangasinenses, and Tagalogs, share life in the province.
Historical sites, fine food, vast plantations, a beautifully landscaped golf course, and so many other attractions – all these make the province of Tarlac one of the best of the places to visit in Central Luzon.
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