Subic Travel Guide

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Subic Highlights

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    paolodecastro says…

     Its a different activity...that i enjoyed..double smiley for that :);) 

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    theDreamCatcher says…

     mobility is limited if you dont have a vehicle of your own 

  • In a nutshell
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     Nature Trip - Sea and Mountain Adventures 

Subic Things to Do

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  • Trek to Nagsasa Cove from San Martin,...

    There are a lot of options for hikers in Subic. My latest experience is the Nagsasa Traverse but you can also opt for the traverse through Mt. Balingkilat or Cinco Picos and a host of others.The hike from the jump off point in Brgy. San Martin, Subic to Nagsasa Cove takes about 5-6 hours depending on how fast you walk. This activity can be...

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  • Rent a cottage around the bay

    Around Subic Bay there are cottages that you can hire for a day. Great if you have a large gathering of people for picnics and parties so they can all enjoy a pleasant swim at the bay. The facilities have kitchen, benches, fans and even karaoke machines! Very reasonably priced.

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  • Stroll on the boardwalk

    The boardwalk is a pleasant esplanade overlooking the beach and passes along fine restaurants and hotel accommodation. One can have a barstop and relax to enjoy the view while having an ice cold San Miguel or pina coladas

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Subic Hotels

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Subic Restaurants

  • An unexpected turn

    Right across SBMA Remy field is a restaurant called Giusie's. I believe it started as a sports bar but then evolved into something better. The location can be a bit tricky because the restaurant is facing a field oval so if you're not a jogger or you don't happen to look around the field when you're passing by you might miss this.Anyway, I was with...

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  • Dining by the bay

    If you are looking for that relaxing ambiance by the sea, you should check out Vascos restaurant in SBMA. This hotel/ restaurant is situated right by the waters of SBMA. I suggest you have your dinner here not only for their sumptous meals but also for their cocktails. The theme of their restaurant is all about diving and sea living so be prepared...

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  • Restaurant By The Beach

    The Reef is Camayan Beach Resort's inhouse restaurant & bar service. You may opt to eat inside the restaurant or outdoors with a good view of the beach. For day trippers, you can bring your own food and eat them in your rented native cottage. You can order additional food at the restaurant and bring the to-go styrofoam pack to your rented cottage....

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Subic Nightlife

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  • Wild Party

    The notorious Sibil bar in Manila (formerly in Libis then in Tomas Morato) branched out in Subic. They are popular in its "Coyote Ugly" rendition of local dares and ledge dancing. And as commonly known, they hire "planted" participants who are there to "show it off." Despite the knowledge, its still exciting and interesting to watch these shows....

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  • Shake The Thing

    This Bar who dun have a dance floor where people can dance with is quite interested. You can dance any where you want inside of the bar and you can even dance at their desk bar. There is more appropriate ha ha. Feel free to hit it and enjoy the music and other people will goin to join at you. At this time we found out that if you really want to...

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  • Walking Around

    This Area is one of the most fame place for the teenager that they hang around here with their friends, family or lovers here in Olongapo City. With his own nice colorful lights at night time, people often come here just to have a break or to have fun. A nice place to hang on and restaurant hoping since right from the start this place been...

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Subic Transportation

  • Hotel transfer bus may not be the best...

    I caught the Victory Liner bus from Manila to Olongapo bay which cost me 250 Pesos plus the cost of a trike (200Pesos-I think I paid too much for that) from the Victory Liner station in Olongapo to my hotel in Subic Bay. The bus was air conditioned, had free wifi and was reasonably comfortable. It went via Angeles City, which wasn't a major issue...

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  • Free Shuttle Bus Service from Hotels

    free shuttle service to and from the Royakl Subic Mall to various areas around the Subic Freeport like the hotels but again, you can only ride the shuttle bus when you are going to the Royal Subic Mall from you local hotel but if your a wise guy, then you can ride the free shuttle to Royal Subic Mall and then walk to the other duty free shops and...

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  • Travel By Car or SuV

    the drive from Manila to Subic is now greatly reduced with a shorter travel time of only 2 to 2 1/2 hours instead of the 4 hour average before due to the renovation of the North Luzon Expressway and the opening of the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway connections and you would enjoy the nice sceneries while traveling to Subic but a bit of a caveat: be...

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Subic Shopping

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  • Biggest Duty Free Shopping Mall

    Pure Gold Duty Free Mall is now at a New and Bigger Location and is the largest shopping mall in subic at present. Puregold Duty Free Mall is almost like their Pure Gold Malls (w/o duty free) in Manila, the stuffs inside are mostly the same with a few exceptions. Puregold Malls are primary focused on the B &C & D group (Royal Subic Mall is for...

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  • Duty Free Shopping 2

    Puregold Duty Free Mall is almost like their Pure Gold Malls (w/o duty free) in Manila, the stuffs inside are mostly the same with a few exceptions. Puregold Malls are primary focused on the B &C & D group (Royal Subic Mall is for Class A & B Group) hance this is really a budget duty free and the stuffs are not luxurious (like guess or havianas or...

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  • Duty Free Shops

    There are only 3 major duty free shops at Subic Bay Freeport Zone: Puregold, Royal and Freeport. Puregold has a new building now which you will see just after the first signal light (coming from Tipo Road). We went to some of the boutiques but we didn't go to the supermarket anymore because of lack of time. We dropped by Freeport, but left...

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Subic Local Customs

  • Lenten Visita Iglesia & Stations of the...

    At Subic Bay Freeport Zone, hotels give out leaflets re: the Church's schedule of activities for the Lenten season. The hotel guests are thankful for this because they are able to attend to their religious obligations and traditions. Many Catholic Filipinos, not only Subic residents visit the SBFZ Church for their Visita Iglesia & Stations of the...

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  • "Pabasa" (Chanting of Christ's Passion)

    It was Palm Sunday when we visited the Church in Subic Bay Freeport Zone. Some tourists were intrigued/curious about the "Pabasa" (chanting of Christ's passion) going on at the Church courtyard. The "Pabasa" is practiced by Catholic Filipinos, not only by residents of Subic. The religious recall the passion of Christ by narrating through chanting....

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  • Beach Body Women 2005

    Here's the girls contestant. As the dance floor is not too big the show was really fast and you can hear the whistle of the boys at that night if the gurls will be the one to ramp. But when it comes of that gurls is more noisy if the dudes will be the one to walk in the floor and do some pose. You can hear the loud shriek and even me after i giggle...

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Subic Warnings and Dangers

  • Unwanted Visits by Monkeys

    While monkey watching can be exciting at their natural habitat in the mountains, watching out for monkeys at the beach is another thing. At Camayan Beach, I saw monkeys coming down from the trees, jumping onto the hotel roof and trying to open windows. I also saw monkeys go down the beach area and went to the trash bins, scouring for leftover food....

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  • Slow down, monkey crossing

    Being a former US naval base, the "American rules of driving" are strictly implemented in Subic. Observe the speed limit, follow the signs, and watch out for crossing monkeys. A big portion of Subic is still forested area where monkeys, bats and sometimes, snakes inhabit. Monkeys are free to roam the forest and although a perimeter fence was...

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Subic Tourist Traps

  • Food....Food.....Food...more FOod.......

    They offer lunch therebut you have to order earlythirty minutes before they serve your meal....but the dining area its too small........at hat time they have too many guest....that is why we ended up eating outside the placewe ate at the nearest KFC there....about 20 m inutes away from the treetop adventure........

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  • Signage PLEASE

    If you are not familiar with the placeyou will have a very hard time finding the itbecause they have few and small signages..........we ended up loosing 45 minutes of our timeAlso if you will go home in the eveningthere ar very few reflectorized signage (just aint sure if this was it) the red triangle signagewhen there are blind curves....... You...

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  • Lighthouse Marina Resort - TERRIBLE. Go...

    This resort has extremely bad customer service. Having vacationed in the area before, i had high expectations becaue of my experience in other resorts in the area. But this resort was just terrible! Seriously, spend the same amount of money elsewhere, or stay at a much better place for cheaper! This is my first post on tripadvisor. Yes, i was...

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Subic What to Pack

  • MUst need........

    small bag is enough wear comfy clothes maybe t shirt and shorts bring the best can that you can bring.........great time to take pictures a rubber shoes make sure that it has lacebecause all activities requires floating in the air bring sun block

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  • Travel Light!

    Backpack, beltbag. camera bag shorts, t-shirts, sundress, swimwear, hat/scarf, sandals, marine shoes sunblock, moisturizer, personal hygiene stuff, first aid & maintenance medicines digicam, videocam, underwater camera or waterproof case for camera, extra charged batteries, extra cleared memory cards, tripod,filters/lenses snorkeling gear,...

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  • one of the 3 Things Need to Bring

    Backbag for just couple of night more swim wear, just wear sleeper and dont forget to bring yah sunglasses coz its pretty sunny! dont forget to bring any medicine for stomache aching, head ache or any pain reliever.Nivea body UV Protection Lotion for from the sun this one is good.Alcohol for disinfecting cleansing and body massage it relief of...

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Subic Off The Beaten Path

  • Fishing Lagoon & Restaurant

    We've always passed Rizal Avenue in Subic Freeport Zone but we never noticed the Magic Lagoon Park Grill & Bar, not until our grandson decided to drive some laps at the Le' Mans Go Kart Track. As we parked our car in the shade, we noticed the lagoon across the Go Kart Office and parking lot. That's when we discovered that there was a lagoon where...

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  • Dolphin Watching at Ocean Adventure

    Ocean Adventure is one of the come-on of Subic. Do not miss in your itinerary the visit to the Dolphin and Sea Lion Show of Ocean Adventure. Visitors can also enjoy (for some extra cash) swimming with the dolphin / whales (Dolphin Encounter) and photo opportunity with the dolphins.The park has also an aquarium, cafe and souvenir shop.The facility...

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  • What kind of Flower is this?

    Walking to the muddy and tiny space back to the high way where we can ride jeep goin back to Olongapo, i found this kind of flower where lots of torns on it. A girl looking at me while am taking this picture says "it lookz real cute when that flower is still small". I can see it grown bigger and bigger. Really had tiny thorns it can prick you.

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Subic Sports & Outdoors

  • Jetskiing

    Jetskiing is another popular water sports that you can do at Subic. Jetskis may be rented at the beach resorts and at Moonbay Marina

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  • Skimboarding

    Skimboarding or skimming is a sport where one rides a skimboard over shallow water on a beach and into oncoming waves close to shore. The board is usually tossed ahead and jumped on after a running approach. A skimboard is like a smaller verson of a surfboard. On our latest visit to Subic, we watched a group of teenagers skimboarding at Moonbay...

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  • Kiteboarding

    During the rainy season, when the winds blow and the waves at Subic Bay are rough and high, the water could be unsightly brown in color to the chagrin of some tourists. However, to the kiteboarding afficionados, it is a welcome treat. Kiteboarding is also known as fly surfing or kitesurfing, so-called because it uses kite for propulsion and...

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Subic Favorites

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  • Free Port Entrance

    once entering the freeport, they will give you a large one piece legal size paper with rules and regulations and also this serves as your gatepass so don't lose it when you are leaving subic as you will have problems going out so hang on to these one page paper as not to impede your experience. website: www.subicbay.com.ph/telephone: (63-47)...

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  • Be Prepared...........

    hahahhahahai choose that title becauseits the main thing you have to bewhen you go here..........i tell you if you are afraid of heights....try this.......and if you go here'it is a must that you have to do all the actikvities (maybe exept from the trekking)which will take you an hour of walking and then fire making blah blah.........My favotite...

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  • History of Subic Bay

    The are of Subic used to be a Spanish naval port overtaken by Americans in 1899, occupied by the Japanese in World War II, and then became under American control in 1945 and finally developing into the largest oevrseas military base of the USA until 1991 during the pull-out.We visited a friend who is living in the former base, and he bought one of...

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PATIENCE is a virtue...just take PICTURES
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Early bird catches the worm .......you know
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How much my Trip cost?
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PRIORITIZE....PRIORITIZE....PRIORITIZE......
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PICTURERS fro SALE.......................
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DARE....DONT BE COWARD hahhahahahaaha
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Silver Surfing ........ seesaw in the air
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Canopy ride.......
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SUPERMAN.......
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Do NOt be CAUGHT UNGUARDED........:)
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Up Up and Away........
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Canopy Walk...
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Rappelling
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Bring your own car........much BETTER
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ZOOBIC Safari Adventure
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Swimming at Camayan Beach
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Sunset Watch & Photo Shoot
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More Than Just Coffee
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Historical Visit at Spanish Gate
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Ocean Adventure
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BAD SERVICE
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Beach Party
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Subic Bay Yacht Club - BIG Disappointment
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You Won't Miss The Japanese Food!
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Use Your Private Vehicle
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Tree Top Adventure
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Ocean Adventure
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Go to Subic from Manila Bay: Subic Freeport Base
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Japanese Food Or Spanish Food?
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JEST Camp at SBFZ
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Subic Baywalk
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More Than Just Pancakes
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Craving for Chinese Food?
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Local Cuisine And More!
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Perfect Pizza!
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Wake Up Early To A Beautiful Sunrise
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See The Real Subic Lighthouse
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Release Your Excess Energy at Le' Mans Go Kart!
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Poor Quality Souvenir Picture W/ Tiger Cub
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No Animal Show & Parade at Zoobic
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