Islands and Beaches

Bataan's Nagbintana Arc: Ancient Dinosaurs Found In Bataan?


Maui Sanvictores
Maui Sanvictores | May 08, 2017

Down south of Mount Mariveles, within the province of Bataan, is a place that holds wonders for wanderers.  There, in the midst of caves, coves, and cliffs, we find one of the glorious peaks of the "Mariveles Five Fingers."

Nagbintana Arc, also known as the "Little Finger", is one peculiar bliss in the waters of Bataan. Exploring its rock formations, one could almost imagine riding ancient dinosaurs in the middle of the sea.

In between the arcs, there lies a teeming marine biodiversity that will definitely be an experience one for the books! If you do not fancy water exploration, there are always boulders around the area waiting to be lounged on.

How to go there?

Manila to Mariveles, Bataan

(By car)

Via San Fernando Exit

  • Manila to NLEX
  • San Fernando Exit
  • Jose Abad Santos Avenue to Lubao Pampanga
  • Roman Superhighway
  • Balanga, Bataan
  • Mariveles Mental Ward
  • Port Bonifacio


  • Manila to NLEX
  • Dinalupihan Exit
  • Roman Superhighway
  • Balanga Bataan
  • Mariveles Mental Ward
  • Port Bonifacio

(By bus)

  • Pasay to Mariveles via Genesis Bus
  • Cubao to Mariveles via Bataan Transit

Where else can I go from Nagbintana Arc?

  • Hop around the caves, coves, and cliffs of Mariveles. For island hopping inquiries contact Bataan Weather Page
  • Zip over to the northwest of Bataan, in the town of Morong, where several beach resorts are lined up.
  • If you're looking for some sort of a cultural retreat, your best bet would be a visit to Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar in the town of Bagac.

Read more articles from Bataan: 

Sisiman Bay: Have An Amazing View Of Bataan's Rustic Side From The White Light House

Cochino's Point: An Amazing Bird's-Eye View Of Bataan  

Batanes And El Nido Wonders? Five Fingers In Bataan Has It All!



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