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Nueva Ecija Travel Guide

Nueva Ecija is a land-locked province situated at the central plains of the Philippine’s Luzon island. Located about 180 kilometers from Manila, it is dubbed as the Rice Granary of the Philippines due to its vast plains of rice fields. Tourist attractions are few and far between across its five cities and twenty seven towns, but worry not, there are still places to visit in Nueva Ecija. It may not have any beaches, but it has an abundance of rivers to explore, a few waterfalls and a lot of historical places.

Although Palayan City is the provincial capital of Nueva Ecija, Cabanatuan City is the more commonly associated one with the province and is easier to access than the former. I would be basing this travel guide with Cabanatuan being the point of destination.

 

 

► HOW TO GET TO NUEVA ECIJA


The province of Nueva Ecija, thru Cabanatuan City, is easily reachable from Metro Manila through numerous bus lines plying the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the Subic–Clark–Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). Travel time is about three to four hours, depending on the traffic. Most, if not all buses, stop at Cabanatuan City’s central bus terminal, found just a little bit on the outskirts of the downtown area. Currently, there are no commercial airports in Nueva Ecija.

 

Manila to Nueva Ecija by Bus
Numerous bus lines travel to Cabanatuan City on an hourly and daily basis. Most of these are located in Caloocan, Pasay and Quezon City (Cubao). Travel time takes approximately three to four hours, depending on the route your chosen bus takes. Take the ones with the signboard Cabantuan or San Jose Via SCTEX for a shorter journey time. Buses are generally air-conditioned, with a fare of Php190.00+/-, but there are still ordinary buses if you want to save a bit on expenses.

BALIWAG TRANSITCaloocan, Cubao | (02) 912-3361 
ES TRANSPORT Cubao | (02) 912-5975 | (02) 421-4339
FIVE STAR Cubao, Pasay | (02) 851-6614 | (02) 851-6659
GENESIS (BALER-BOUND) – Cubao | (02) 709-0803 | (02) 421-1425
VICTORY LINER (TUGUEGARAO-BOUND) Kamias, Pasay, Manila, Caloocan | (02) 727-4688

 

Baguio to Nueva Ecija by Bus
Currently, there’s only one bus line plying the Cabanatuan to Baguio route, Summer Bloom Transport (Php180.00+/-, ordinary and air-conditioned, 4 hours travel time). One can also take vans, which are a bit faster than buses (Php250+/-, 3.5 hours travel time).

 

 

► GETTING AROUND NUEVA ECIJA


Getting Around Nueva Ecija

Cabanatuan is dubbed as the Tricycle Capital of the Philippines. Just go to the area near the public market and you’d understand why. With that, the tricycle is really the preferred mode of transportation, not only in Cabanatuan, but also the other municipalities and cities in Nueva Ecija. Minimum fare is set at Php10.00. For longer journeys, there are also jeepneys available, but mostly on the city centers only.

 

 

► NUEVA ECIJA TOURS & GUIDES


Travel Nueva Ecija

As far as I know, there are no organized tours around the province of Nueva Ecija. During one of my visits though, Microtel Cabanatuan organized one for us using their hotel van. You may contact them at this number: (0927) 804-2929.

 

 

► SPEAK NUEVA ECIJA


Nove Ecijanos, as the locals of Nueva Ecija call themselves speak Tagalog and Ilocano. Almost 70%, mostly from the southern areas of the province uses Tagalog, while the remaining 30% uses Ilocano as their native language. Note that the Ilocano-speakers can also understand and talk in Tagalog and the whole province can understand and speak English.

 

Novo Ecijano

Thank You – Salamat / Agyamanak
Good Morning – Magandang Umaga / Naimbag a Bigat
Good Afternoon – Magandang Hapon / Naimbag a Malem
Good Evening – Magandang Gabi / Naimbag a Sardam
How Much? – Magkano? / Sagmamano Daytoy?
Where is… – Saan Ang… / Sadino ti…

 

 

► WHERE TO STAY IN NUEVA ECIJA


Most of the accommodations I know in Nueva Ecija are concentrated on Cabanatuan City. While there are inns and hotels around other towns in the province, it is really easier to start your sightseeing tour with Cabanatuan as your base of operation. As of the moment, there are no 5-star hotels in the city, but there are pretty decent lodging houses where you can spend your night in.

Where to Stay in Cabanatuan 
Harvest Hotel CabanatuanHARVEST HOTEL
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: 1179 Pio del Pilar St., Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (0917) 543-2584
GPS Coordinates: 15.492916, 120.972303


Hotel Sogo CabanatuanHOTEL SOGO CABANATUAN
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Maharlika Hi-Way, Barangay San Juan, Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (044) 246-5031
GPS Coordinates: 15.425170, 120.938478
PHOTO FROM AGODA
Hunter Valley Plantation and ResortHUNTER VALLEY PLANTATION AND RESORT
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Brgy. Cabu, Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (044) 806 1671
GPS Coordinates: 15.508362, 121.062027
PHOTO FROM AGODA
La Parilla HotelLA PARILLA HOTEL
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Zulueta Street, Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (044) 463-1810
GPS Coordinates: 15.486125, 120.959688
PHOTO FROM AGODA
Microtel CabanatuanMICROTEL CABANATUAN
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Sta. Arcadia, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (044) 958-7777 | (0927) 804-2929
GPS Coordinates: 15.481991, 120.962329
Royal Crest Hotel RestaurantROYAL CREST HOTEL RESTAURANT
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Maharlika Highway, Cabanatuan
Contact Number: (02) 463-0814
GPS Coordinates: 15.483925, 120.967088
PHOTO FROM AGODA
Where to Stay in Gapan 
Besm Travellers InnBESM TRAVELERS INN
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Barangay Adorable, San Leonardo, Gapan, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (0922)584-4388
GPS Coordinates: 15.36498,120.96284
PHOTO FROM AGODA
Where to Stay in General Tinio Nueva Ecija 
Minalungao National Park HotelMINALUNGAO NATIONAL PARK HOTEL
Room Rates:
Address: Brgy. Minalungao, Gen. Tinio, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (044) 958-2874
GPS Coordinates: 15.298281, 121.121852


Where to Stay in San Jose 
Farmhouse Hotel and CafeFARMHOUSE HOTEL & CAFE
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Zone 6, Maharlika Highway, Brgy. Caanawan, San Jose, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (044) 806-1167
GPS Coordinates: 15.763095, 120.957988
PHOTO FROM AGODA
Where to Stay in Sta Rosa Nueva Ecija
Hotel Consuelo Sta. RosaHOTEL CONSUELO
Room Rates: From PHP900.00
Address: Maharlika Hi-Way, Brgy. San Mariano, Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (044) 940-3276, (044) 940-2157
GPS Coordinates: 15.413155, 120.940252


Where to Stay in Gen. Tinio 
Crystal Waves Resort Nueva EcijaCRYSTAL WAVES HOTEL & RESORT
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Maharlika Highway, Dinarayat, Talavera, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (044) 411-0834
GPS Coordinates: 15.559876, 120.926885

SEARCH FOR MORE ACCOMMODATIONS IN CABANATUAN CITY

 

 

► WHERE TO EAT IN NUEVA ECIJA


To be honest, I haven’t really tried eating out on most parts of Nueva Ecija except Cabanatuan City. From the little time I spent on the city’s restaurants, I never once got disappointed. Actually, I was fairly surprised at the number of good places to eat in Cabanatuan and at the quality of their dishes. Most serve Filipino and Western cuisines.

Where to Eat Cabanatuan Nueva Ecija 
Bistro 360BISTRO 360
Type: Filipino, Western, Asian
Address: Gen. Tinio Street, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (044) 463-0049
GPS Coordinates: 15.486499, 120.967587
Caffe La Tea CabanatuanCAFFE LA TEA
Type: Cafe, Asian, Pastries
Address: Robinson’s Mall, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (044) 960-1653
GPS Coordinates: 15.459800, 120.950210
Hapag Kainan sa Hardin CabanatuanHAPAG KAINAN SA HARDIN
Type: Filipino
Address: Circumferential., Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (0919) 351-6251 | (0923) 708-6496
GPS Coordinates: 15.470020, 120.956031
Hapag VicenticosHAPAG VICENTICOS
Type: Filipino
Address: 1077 Del Pilar St., Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (044) 600-3237 | (0917) 565-7860
GPS Coordinates: 15.490893, 120.967777
Nyork CafeNYORK CAFE
Type: Cafe, Pasta, Pastries, Western
Address: The Podium, Kapitan Pepe, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (0923) 625-6163
GPS Coordinates: 15.472796, 120.949976
Rosenda'sROSENDA’S RESTAURANT
Type: Filipino, Chinese, Western
Address: 247 Maharlika Highway, Brgy. Dicarma Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (044) 940-7326
GPS Coordinates: 15.488649, 120.974800
RusticaRUSTICA RESTAURANT
Type: Filipino
Address: Bernardo District, Maharlika Hi-way Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (044) 940-7927
GPS Coordinates: 15.481991, 120.962329
Where to Eat Munoz Nueva Ecija
Chanos Chanos Munoz Nueva EcijaCHANOS CHANOS
Type: Bangus-Based Dishes
Address: Maharlika Highway, Munoz, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (0925) 737-2152
GPS Coordinates: 15.713308, 120.908358

 

 

► WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN NUEVA ECIJA


Nueva Ecija is recognized for producing tons and tons of rice but it’s not really known as a tourism hub. You can literally count the number of tourist spots along its almost 6,000 square kilometers of land, but to be fair, one can still get something out of a visit to the province. Besides the earmarked tourism places in the area, one can also enjoy the seemingly never-ending scenes of pastoral rice fields, small brooks and serene rivers that dot the entire province.

Cabanatuan Tourist Spots Nueva Ecija 
Cabanatuan CathedralCABANATUAN CATHEDRAL & ANTONIO LUNA SHRINE
Address: Del Pilar St., Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (044) 463-0388
Entrance Fee: None
GPS Coordinates: 15.489398, 120.964183
PHOTO FROM WIKIPEDIA
Camp Pangatian War Memorial ShrineCAMP PANGATIAN WAR MEMORIAL SHRINE
Address: Nueva Ecija-Aurora Road, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
Entrance Fee: None
GPS Coordinates: 15.510518, 121.044193
NFA Grains Industry Museum CabanatuanNFA GRAINS INDUSTRY MUSEUM
Address: Maharlika Highway, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
Open Hours: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Contact Number: (044) 463-1233
Entrance Fee: Donation
GPS Coordinates: 15.479617, 120.960259
Gabaldon Tourist Spots Nueva Ecija 
Dupinga RiverDUPINGA RIVER
Address: Brgy. Dupinga, Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija
Entrance Fee: Free
Cottage Rental: Starts from Php300.00
GPS Coordinates: 15.505875,121.325111
Gabaldon FallsGABALDON FALLS
Address: Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology Gabaldon Campus, Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija
Entrance Fee: Php20.00 | Guide Fee: Php100.00
GPS Coordinates: 15.455224, 121.339745
PHOTO FROM RJDEXPLORER.COM
Gapan Tourist Spots Nueva Ecija 
Gapan Ancestral HousesGAPAN ANCESTRAL HOUSES
Address: Delos Reyes Street, Gapan City, Nueva Ecija
Entrance Fee: None
GPS Coordinates: 15.313777, 120.948814
Virgen La Divina Pastora ShrineVIRGEN LA DIVINA PASTORA SHRINE
Address: Delos Reyes Street, Gapan City, Nueva Ecija
Entrance Fee: None
GPS Coordinates: 15.313777, 120.948814
General Tinio Tourist Spots Nueva Ecija 
Minalungao National ParkMINALUNGAO NATIONAL PARK
Address: Brgy. Minalungao, Gen. Tinio, Nueva Ecija
Entrance Fee: Php20.00
Guide Fee: Donation
Cottage Rental: Starts at Php200.00
GPS Coordinates: 15.298281, 121.121852
PMP Paradise Farm Nueva EcijaPMP PARADISE FARM & RESORT
Address: Gen. Tinio, Nueva Ecija
Contact: Facebook
GPS Coordinates: 15.378253, 121.080524
Laur Tourist Spots Nueva Ecija 
Aquino Diokno MemorialAQUINO-DIOKNO MEMORIAL AT FORT MAGSAYSAY
Address: Fort Magsaysay, Laur, Nueva Ecija
Entrance Fee: Donation
Open Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM
GPS Coordinates: 15.436905, 121.081917
Munoz Tourist Spots Nueva Ecija
PhilRice Nueva EcijaPHILRICE
Address: Fort Magsaysay, Laur, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (044) 456-0394
Entrance Fee: Free
Open Hours: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
GPS Coordinates: 15.671288, 120.891067
Pantabangan Tourist Spots Nueva Ecija 
Pantabangan DamPANTABANGAN DAM
Address: Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija
Entrance Fee: None
GPS Coordinates: 15.814215, 121.107905
San Isidro Tourist Spots Nueva Ecija 
Carron Dream ParkCARRON DREAM PARK
Address: Bgy. Sto Cristo, San Isidro, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (044)9589952 | (044)9589953
Entrance Fee: Php300.00 Ride All You Can | Open Hours: 4:00PM to 12:00MN
GPS Coordinates: 15.300106, 120.891235
PHOTO FROM RJDEXPLORER.COM
Talavera Tourist Spots Nueva Ecija 
Crystal Waves Resort TalaveraCRYSTAL WAVES RESORT
Address: Maharlika Highway, Dinarayat, Talavera, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (044) 411-0834
GPS Coordinates: 15.559876, 120.926885

 

 

► FESTIVALS IN NUEVA ECIJA


Taong Putik FestivalTAONG PUTIK FESTIVAL
Location: Barangay Bibiclat, Aliaga, Nueva Ecija
Festival Date: June 24 every year (Feast of St. John the Baptist)
Activities: Parades, dressing up with mud and native materials, alms giving
PHOTO FROM WIKIPEDIA

 

 

► WHAT TO BUY IN NUEVA ECIJA


If you’re looking for the usual city shirts, mugs, key chains and ref magnets, Nueva Ecija might not be the place for you. Tourist trinkets are virtually unknown on this part of the Philippines. What you can bring home though are delicious packs of local sausage or longanisa, especially those found in Cabanatuan City.

Batotay Cabanatuan LonganisaBEEF BATOTAY AND CABANATUAN GARLIC LONGANISA
Where to Buy: Ka Efren Meat Shop
Address: Mayapyap Sur, Cabanatuan City
Contact Number: (0915) 202-8454 | (0998) 472-3081
Also readily available at Cabanatuan Market
Tilapia Ice Cream Nueva EcijaDAERRY’S TILAPIA ICE CREAM
Where to Buy: Central Luzon State University
Address: CLSU, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (044) 456-0107
GPS Coordinates Map: 15.730280, 120.929833
Milka Crem MunozMILKA CREM CARABAO DAIRY PRODUCTS
Where to Buy: Milka Crem
Address: CLSU, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: (044) 456-0107
GPS Coordinates Map: 15.741419, 120.941589


Puno's Ice Cream Nueva EcijaPUNO’S ICE CREAM & SHERBET 
Where to Buy: Puno’s Ice Cream
Address: Maharlika Highway, Bitas, Cabanatuan City
Contact Number: (0932) 881-4249 | (044) 464-8694
GPS Coordinates Map: 15.500274, 120.976994

 

 

► NUEVA ECIJA TOURIST SPOTS MAP


Nueva Ecija Tourist Spots Map

 

 

► NUEVA ECIJA SAMPLE ITINERARY


Visiting the known tourist spots in Nueva Ecija will surprisingly take three full days; the main reason being that most are located far from each other. I suggest you base your stay at Cabanatuan City, as it is the easiest town you can reach via public transport and there are a lot of good food places within the area. If you don’t have enough time, you may skip on a few places and limit your stay to two days. And if you have more time to spare, I suggest you add a day or two on your itinerary to visit the many rice fields and rivers within Cabanatuan City and its neighboring towns. Below is a sample itinerary maxing out the full potential of Nueva Ecija’s identified tourist spots.

 

DAY 1 | PHP 1,431.00 PER PERSON BASED ON A GROUP OF FOUR

Depart Manila to Gapan very early in the morning
   PHP 150.00 – BUS FARE MANILA TO GAPAN
Visit Minalungao National Park
   PHP 800.00 – TRICYCLE FARE FROM GAPAN TO MINALUNGAO, ROUNDTRIP, GOOD FOR 4 PERSONS
   PHP 40.00 – MINALUNGAO PARK ENTRANCE FEE

Explore Minalungao National Park
- Breakfast
   PHP 150.00 – PER PERSON AT MINALUNGAO RESTAURANT
- Rafting
   PHP 500.00 – ALL DAY RAFT RENTAL FEE, GOOD FOR 8 PERSONS
- Caving
- Wall Climbing
- Grotto Hike
- Swimming
- Zipline
   PHP 50.00 – ZIPLINE FEE, ONE WAY
Lunch at Minalungao
   PHP 150.00 – PER PERSON AT MINALUNGAO RESTAURANT
Depart Minalungao National Park
   PHP 0.00 – ASK YOUR RENTED TRICYCLE TO DROP BY GAPAN CHURCH BEFORE GOING BACK
Visit Gapan Heritage street
- Ancestral Houses
- Virgen La Divina Pastora Shrine Church
Depart to Cabanatuan City
   PHP 50.00 – BUS FARE GAPAN TO CABANATUAN CITY
Check in at Cabanatuan City
   PHP 800.00 – LOWEST PRICED HOTEL BASED ON AGODA, GOOD FOR TWO PERSONS
Visit NFA Grains Industry Museum
   PHP 16.00 – ROUNDTRIP JEEPNEY FARE
   PHP 0.00 – FREE ENTRANCE

Dinner
   PHP 100.00 – DINNER AT EATERY

DAY 2 | PHP 1,036.00 PER PERSON BASED ON A GROUP OF FOUR

Breakfast
   PHP 100.00 – BREAKFAST AT EATERY
Visit Fort Magsaysay and the Aquino-Diokno Memorial
   PHP 8.00 – JEEP FARE TO CABANATUAN BUS TERMINAL
   PHP 20.00 – JEEP FARE TO FORT MAGSAYSAY (APPROXIMATE)
   PHP 0.00 – ENTRANCE FEE

Visit Camp Pangatian Shrine
  PHP 100.00 – TRICYCLE FARE FROM FORT MAGSAYSAY (APPROXIMATE)
Lunch at Hapag Vicenticos
  PHP 100.00 – TRICYCLE FARE FROM FORT MAGSAYSAY (APPROXIMATE)
  PHP 200.00 – LUNCH PER PERSON

Drop by Cabanatuan Cathedral and Antonio Luna Shrine
Visit Pantabangan Dam
   PHP 8.00 – JEEP TO CABANATUAN BUS TERMINAL
   PHP 75.00 – JEEP TO PANTABANGAN DAM

- Boat Ride Bass Fishing (optional, check rates with boatmen)
- Sunset
- Dinner
   PHP 100.00 – DINNER AT EATERY
Go back to Cabanatuan City
   PHP 75.00 – JEEP TO CABANATUAN CITY
Day two at Cabanatuan City hotel
   PHP 800.00 – LOWEST PRICED HOTEL BASED ON AGODA, GOOD FOR TWO PERSONS

DAY 3 | PHP 811.00 PER PERSON BASED ON A GROUP OF FOUR

Breakfast then check out from hotel (option of leaving your bags at the hotel)
   PHP 100.00 – BREAKFAST AT EATERY
Depart for Gabaldon
   PHP 8.00 – JEEP TO CABANATUAN BUS TERMINAL
   PHP 80.00 – JEEP TO DUPINGA RIVER
Explore Dupinga River
Picnic Lunch at Dupinga River
   PHP 300.00 – HUT RENTAL FEE
   PHP 100.00 – PICNIC FOOD PER PERSON
   PHP 8.00 – JEEP TO NUEVA ECIJA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY IN GABALDON
Trek Gabaldon Falls
   PHP 20.00 – ENVIRONMENTAL FEE
   PHP 100.00 – LOCAL GUIDE

Travel back to Cabanatuan, then Manila
   PHP 100.00 – DINNER AT EATERY
   PHP 80.00 – JEEP TO CABANATUAN BUS TERMINAL
   PHP 190.00 – BUS FROM CABANATUAN TO MANILA


PHP 3,278.00 ~ TOTAL BUDGET PER PERSON BASED ON A GROUP OF FOUR

 

 

EXTEND YOUR NUEVA ECIJA TRIP


Cabanatuan to Baguio CityBAGUIO CITY
Baguio Travel Blog
Hours Away: Five to six hours away by direct bus
Departure Point: Cabanatuan Bus Terminal
Suggested Number of Days: Three to four days
Cabanatuan to BalerBALER
Baler Travel Blog
Hours Away: Three to four hours away by direct bus
Departure Point: Cabanatuan Bus Terminal
Suggested Number of Days: Two to four days


Cabanatuan to Tarlac
TARLAC
Tarlac Travel Blog
Hours Away: Three hours away by bus and transfers
Departure Point: Cabanatuan Bus Terminal
Suggested Number of Days: Two to three days
Cabanatuan to TuguegaraoTUGUEGARAO
Tuguegarao Travel Blog
Hours Away: About six hours away by bus
Departure Point: Cabanatuan Bus Terminal
Suggested Number of Days: Two to three days
Cabanatuan to Quirino Province
QUIRINO PROVINCE
Quirino Travel Blog
Hours Away: About five hours away by bus and transfers
Departure Point: Cabanatuan Bus Terminal
Suggested Number of Days: Three to four days
Cabanatuan to Vigan
VIGAN CITY
Vigan Travel Blog
Hours Away: About six hours away by bus and transfers
Departure Point: Cabanatuan Bus Terminal
Suggested Number of Days: Three to four days

 

Nueva Ecija Travel Guide & Itinerary
NUEVA ECIJA TRAVEL GUIDE AND ITINERARY 
UPDATED AS OF MARCH 16, 2017





Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Monday, March 13, 2017

29 comments:

  1. Proud Novo Ecijano here😊
    Nice Post😊

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    1. Thank you Mac! Glad you like it. I'll be updating this travel guide from time to time as I know there's a lot more to Nueva Ecija than the list I posted above. :)

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  2. My friends and I wants to go here :) #HeneralLunaFever

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    1. Hi Xabryl, a weekend is enough to explore Nueva Ecija! Go! :)

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  3. Very informative & detailed! Thanks! :)

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  4. Hi. Can i ask. How to commute from tarlac city to gapan nueva ecija? :)

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    1. Hi Joanna, I haven't tried commuting from Tarlac to Gapan yet. If ever you have already, please share your experience here. :)

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  5. How much the bus fare from nueva ecija to cubao?

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  6. May I know, how much you have spent for nueva ecija?

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    1. Hi Arianne, will update this blog soon with travel expenses

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  7. Me and my cousins are going to Minulangao National Park this Oct. 21. and ur post is all I need! Grabe ang dami palang mpupuntahan s nueva ecija.. excited n ko.. meron din spring, and un n lng ata ang kelangan kong mlaman kung saan..
    Can i just ask kung gano po katagal ang byahe to pantabangan dam galing sa Gapan? Kaya b ng daytrip lng ang minulangao-ancestral-pantabangan? Pls let me know po.. thanks

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    1. Hi Me, you can do a Minalungao-Pantabangan trip in a single day but it's gonna be tight. Better spend time in Minalungao first, it's nice to simply explore the place for hours

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  8. I'm from bandung, indonesia. I miss nueva ecija, when i was a little boy i live in san jose for about 3 years man. I miss all my friend. Nueva ecija is all about "rice field" thats it man but i do love the people. Good post! Cheers! :)

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    1. Wow! I just visited Bandung a few months back, I really enjoyed its cool weather. :)

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  9. How much is your recommended budget if we follow the sample itinerary? :)

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    1. Hi, will post an update with expenses in the future :)

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    2. Updated with the Nueva Ecija travel budget now :)

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  10. Hi.. may sakayan ba ng Bus from Gapan City to Tarlac City? Thanks

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    1. Yes, I'm pretty sure there is at the Cabanatuan Bus Terminal

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  11. Hello, planning to go to talavera nueva ecija. May biyahe kaya ng madaling araw? at pede kayang balikan ng manila? same day? how much kaya ang fare at gano kalayo. thanks!

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    1. Better call the bus stations to confirm if they have trips to Talavera very early in the morning. You may also ask them about the fare and travel time.

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  12. Hi! Great guide! We plan on going to nueva for this summer, how do we commute from there back to Manila?

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    1. They have buses to Manila at the main terminal of Cabanatuan :)

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  13. Hi! What time po earliest trip papuntang Nueva Ecija?

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    1. Hi Jazzilyn, please call the bus companies for the schedule :)

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  14. Hi Admin! :) thank you very much for featuring my hometown, Nueva Ecija. By the way, there's a new inclusion in the tourist spots in Nueva Ecija. The Isdaan Floating Resto-Fun Park located along Maharlika Highway, Barangay Bagong Silang, Talavera, Nueva Ecija is now open. It is a 9-hectare restaurant-park complex which features gigantic statues like Buddhas, Zodiac Sign Symbols, Hulk, genie, golden carabao, monkies and many more, an underwater bridge, floating huts, and the famous "Tacsiyapo" wall. It a fun place to visit where you can savor authentic Filipino dishes and be amazed at the wonderful works of art scattered around the park.

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    1. Thanks for sharing! Will try and check it out next time I visit NE :)

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