Tourist Spots/Historical Places
Declared as a national park, it features a breathtaking view of the narrow but deep Penaranda
River. On both sides of the river bank are 16 meter high limestone walls. The ridge formation of
white sculptured limestone walls shows the might of the great river.
Church of Penaranda
Church of Penaranda (Nueva Ecija) – The church of Penaranda was erected in 1869 by Fr.
Florentino Samonte. Construction was continued by Fr. Candicho San Miguel from 1879–1881
and by Fr. Santos Vega from 1887-1889. From 1889 to 1891, the parochial house of bricks and
wood was built by Fr. Valentin Gatode la Fuente. Fr. Alvaro Callega built the original church with
thatch-roof and stone walls
Diamond Park. Great place to enjoy the clouds
Diamond Park (San Jose)
Strategically located at the gateway to the Cagayan Valley, it is a haven for picnics and
sightseeing. Its hundred-step stair leads to lamp-lit pagodas nestled on hilltops and offering a
panoramic view of northern Nueva Ecija.
Located in Capintalan, Carranglan, the five-hectare area blessed with a cool climate houses the
monument of General Dalton and a tower that borders the provinces of Nueva Ecija and Nueva
Vizcaya. Uphill is a World War II memorial in black marble where a historical account of the war
had been etched in English and Japanese.
Set in Cabanatuan, the Hotel Sogo Cabanatuan is located within easy driving distance of Gapan
and Munoz. The city centre is within an easy drive of the hotel.
All rooms at the Hotel Sogo Cabanatuan are comfortably furnished and include a TV, a DVD
player and cable / satellite channels. They also have a hair dryer, bottled water and a CD
player. Rooms are also equipped with internet access.
For those who enjoy discovering the local eateries, there is a great selection right on your door
step. For those travelling by car, parking is provided by the hotel.
This design hotel is in Ecija, set between Seville and Córdoba. Facilities include an outdoor
pool, a terrace cocktail bar with city views, free Wi-Fi and free water in minibars.
Ecija is known as the City of Towers, and is home to many historic monuments of national
significance. It is also well known for its horse-breeding.
All air-conditioned rooms at the Infanta Leonor have a flat-screen TV and are soundproofed.
The décor is bright and elegant and there is a free safe.
The Leonor has a restaurant and a café. Guests can relax in the garden or sun terrace.
Staff at reception can provide information about what to see and do in Andalucía. The hotel
offers a shuttle service to the area's main airports and train stations. Córdoba is a 40-minute
drive away, and you can reach Seville in under an hour by car.
Palacio de los Granados
This beautifully restored 18th-century palace is located in the Andalusian town of Écija. It offers
a charming terrace, a small outdoor pool and ornate rooms with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV, 300
metres from the Genil River.
The air-conditioned rooms at Palacio de los Granados feature baroque décor, with hand-crafted
stone arches or wooden ceiling beams. Each one has a modern bathroom with a hairdryer,
slippers and a bathrobe.
The hotel serves a daily breakfast in the traditional Andalusian courtyard. Other meals are
available on request, and staff at reception can recommend and reserve local restaurants.
With good access to the A-4 Motorway, Palacio de los Granados is a 40-minute drive from the
historic city of Córdoba. You can drive to Seville in under an hour.
Campanas de Santacruz
Located in the very heart of the historic centre of what locals lovingly call the city of the sun,
these apartments are housed within a building typical of the region.
Experience the magic of Andalusia in the Campanas de Santacruz apartments which are made
up of a double bedroom and a lounge-kitchen area with sofa bed. You can prepare meals in the
well-equipped kitchens and enjoy the quirky and fresh design throughout the Campanas de
Santacruz interiors. Facilities in the kitchens and bathrooms are modern. Walls are painted in
the traditional white punctuated by brightly coloured furnishings and artwork to lift your mood.
Designed for 1 to 3 people, the apartments are perfect for a pleasant stay in the city of Ecija
which is famous for its spires and towers. The Campanas de Santacruz building is located very
near the Plaza de España where you can enjoy your morning espresso. Learn about the
fascinating history of Ecija which goes back to the Roman domination of its ancient Tartésica
A delightful discovery during a visit to a fruit stall at the Santa Rosa public market -fruits have ceased to be limited by season or even geography. In fact, one can gorge
oneself on over a dozen kinds of fresh fruits -- some not necessarily native to Nueva
Ecija -- at any one time.
Red juicy rambutans.
Pineapples in their natural state...
Take your pick of the oranges: local dalanghita...
... or imported ponkan.
Mangoes, and it isn't even May.
When was the last time you smelled and tasted chicos?
Apples in Christmas colors of red...
How can a fruit as sweet as the lanzones have seeds so bitter?
Citrus grand-daddies -- pomelos. Branded, too.
Mangosteens? Ah, so...
Plump grapes as big as one's thumb.
Pineapples in their natural state...
... or ready to eat.
And of course, bananas, standard fare on the Filipino dining table
either as side dish (hard for foreigners to understand why
Filipinos eat bananas during meals ) or as dessert.