Top 10 Tourist Spots in Tarlac Province

3. Bulsa River

Whitewater Kayaking in Tarlac

Whitewater Kayaking in Bulsa River | Photo coutesy of Visit Tarlac

Bulsa River is one of the best tourist spots in Tarlac, a perfect destination for whitewater kayaking in the province. It is a 12.5 kilometers stretch of awesome adventure filled with thrill and excitement which is very suitable for adventure enthusiasts. While paddling down the river and maneuvering the inflatable kayak through the smooth and moderately quick rapids, adventurers will be immersed in nature passing through mountains and encounters with wildlife (mostly carabaos). There are also stop-overs for swimming, cliff jumping and stone diving.

Whitewater kayaking in Tarlac is not open everyday, it’s seasonal. It operates mostly in rainy season when the water level in the river is higher and rapids are moderately strong. To experience this adventure, one have to get an appointment because walk-ins are not allowed. Contact the sole operator of whitewater kayaking in the area, the Rapid Stream Ecotours.

 Bulsa River is located in San Jose, Tarlac.

4. Capas National Shrine

Capas National Shrine Tarlac

Capas National Shrine Tarlac by Gelo Gutierrez on Instagram

Capas National Shrine is one of the notable landmarks in Tarlac, a tribute to the Filipino and American soldiers that briefly survived the Bataan Death March but died at Camp O’Donnell. The area where the shrine was unveiled is the former internment camp of the Prisoners of War in WWII known as the Camp O’Donnell. Thousands of prisoners died there out of starvation, disease or brutality. A huge 70-meter obelisk is at the center of the shrine surrounded with 3 segmented circular walls where the names of the Filipinos who died and participated in the Death March were etched on black marble tiles. The entire area was surrounded with trees, each tree was assigned to a specific fallen soldier.

 Capas National Shrine is located in Capas, Tarlac.

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