Mariveles History, Tourist Spots, Festival, Officials

Mariveles is a 1st class coastal municipality of Bataan Province in Region III or Central Luzon, Philippines.

Mariveles Municipal Hall
Mariveles Municipal Hall (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Mariveles Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Southern part of Bataan (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Bagac (northwest) and Limay (northeast)
Area –> 153.90 km2 (59.42 sq mi)
Population –> 127,536 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 462,062,299.99
Barangays –> 18
Terrain –> Coastal plain with hills and mountains
Industries –> Manufacturing, Electric Power, Shipping, Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Garment, Electricity, various manufactured products, Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> second
Government Officials
Congressman –> Jose Enrique Garcia III
Mayor –> Jocelyn Castaneda
Vice Mayor –> Angelito S. Rubia

History of Mariveles

Mariveles was created in 1754.

Economy of Mariveles

Mariveles is an industrial town. It is the home of the first export processing zone in the Philippines. At present, the zone operates as a free port. The town is also the location of a power plant, oil terminal, and a bulk grains terminal.

Agricultural products include rice, vegetables and fish.

Tourist Spots in Mariveles

Mt. Mariveles
Five Fingers Cove
Camaya Coast
People’s Park
Kilometer zero marker of the Bataan Death March
Ruins of Lazareto de Mariveles, a Spanish quarantine center
Saint Nicholas Tolentine Parish Center

Festivals in Mariveles

Dilis Festival

Map of Mariveles Municipality in Bataan

See also: Profile of Mayor Jocelyn Castaneda, Governor Albert Garcia

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