Nestled in the heart of Luzon, Tarlac province is a land of contrasts. Once a thickly-forested area where tribes of nomadic Aetas thrived, today it is best known for its sugar and rice plantations. Yet despite its agricultural focus, Tarlac has much to offer visitors.
Known as the “Melting Pot of Central Luzon”, Tarlac features some of the best Filipino and Ilocano cuisine. And as ecotourism becomes increasingly popular, Tarlac is growing as a destination for nature lovers, with numerous resorts and natural tourist attractions.
Finally, home to the New Clark City, Tarlac is at the forefront of urban planning in the Philippines. The planned community is currently undergoing development, and when complete will house an integrated government center, the country’s largest public park, and affordable housing.
Whether you’re looking for exquisite food, breathtaking scenery or a glimpse into the future, Tarlac province has something for everyone.