Province of Zambales Travel Guide

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Province of Zambales Highlights

  • Pro
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    ogit says…

     Surf spot - closest proximity to metropolis, expenses reasonable 

  • Con
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     people/tourist leaving their garbage at the island 

  • In a nutshell
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     immerging tourist haven 

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Subic

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246,861,14

Pundaquit

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64,240,3

Candelaria

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42,79,0

San Antonio

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53,277,0

Magalawa Island

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11,21,0

Botolan

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16,211,0

San Narciso

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2,35,0

Uacon

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13,93,0

Subic

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16,27,0

Castillejos

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1,4,0

Palauig

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3,26,0

Candelaria

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13,40,0

Cabangan

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Zambales Mountains

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Iba

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1,11,0

Subic

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  • Trikes and or Jeepneys

    Subic Transportation

    Once you arrive in Barrio Barreto or Subic area, primary transportation is easily attained as the street have plenty of trike which you can hire for anywhere in town for 30 peso's. I give 50 for a longer ride.

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  • The Lighthouse Marina Resort

    Subic Hotels

    Located right on the boardwalk overlooking Subic Bay, the resort has a pleasant restaurant and bar...

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  • MOST DISCIPLINED PLACE IN THE...

    Subic Warnings and Dangers

    Careful with the traffic rules and regulations as they are very strict here. Once you enter SBMA, you would be shock to see as if you were not in the Philippines. Cars would stop on stop signs and they follow the speed limit. Its a warning to all reckless drivers out there, like me. I was caught for not wearing my seat belt.

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  • OCEAN ADVENTURE

    Subic Things to Do

    Great place to go if you haven't been to sea world. Dolphin and false killer whales are the main attractions. They also have some sea lions, with their own shows. You can finish the whole area in 2 hours or less. Entrance fee is around 400 pesos or less.

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Pundaquit

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Candelaria

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  • Potipot -A secluded island ruined by...

    Candelaria Tourist Traps

    I've never been to Potipot Island before last week, I've only heard about it via friends and my fiancée and seen lovely photos taken there. A tiny (1km in circumference) island just off the west coast of Luzon, with nothing but a tiny strip of white sandy beach, trees, and grass. At least, that WAS Potipot, in 2007. Unfortunately, like many many...

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  • Reckless Drivers; Crowds in Road...

    Candelaria Warnings and Dangers

    Driving in the National Highway enroute Candelaria requires a lot of patience and defensive driving skills. You have to have a safe distance from public buses. I noticed that the Victory Liner makes sudden stops on the middle of the road (no, they won't bother pulling over to the shoulder) when passengers go down, or when new passengers are picked...

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  • Mini-cooler, etc

    Candelaria What to Pack

    Small backpack & beltbag; dry gear bag Marine shoes or sandals/flipflops, swimwear, shorts & tees, sarong, hoodie, hat or scarf, shades Sunblock, shampoo & conditioner in sachet packs, hand & body lotion, alcogel, first aid kit, your maintenance medicines Tripod, digicam &/or videocam with spare batteries & memory cards, lenses, filters Beach...

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San Antonio

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  • MARKET DAY

    San Antonio Things to Do

    The main market takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays only as traders arrive in town and set up their stalls, which sell cellfones, tools, clothes etc. During other days the traders will set uo business at other towns in Zimbales. The market is located in the center of town near the bus stop and town hall.

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  • TRIKE TO PUNDAQUIT

    San Antonio Transportation

    Tricycles to Pundaquit will cost 30 pesos per person and you will see many trikes parked in the main street waiting for passengers.Victory Liners frequently travel north to Santa Cruz and Iba, and local buses will go as far as Olongapo while the Liners go to various parts of Manila.

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  • TEODORO R. YANGCO

    San Antonio Things to Do

    A statue of the towns most famous resident is located in the small garden in front of the Municipal Hall. He was born in the town in 1861 and studied law at one of the best universities in the country (Santo Tomas). He later studied in West London for several years before taking up a position as Resident Commissioner of the Philippines in...

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Magalawa Island

  • sandfly repellent or suffer!

    Magalawa Island What to Pack

    pack light. wear slippers, the ferry to/from the island will require you getting WET ! Bring the usual meds. bonamine for seasicknes, loperamide or imodium for LBM, iodine and caladryl. Be careful when you board the banka. Make sure your photo equipment are strapped in. Bring mosquito, sandfly repellent. Flashlights and/or Coleman lamps.Make...

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  • SAWAKI ! (sea urchins)

    Magalawa Island Off The Beaten Path

    Get some of the local kids to fetch some sawaki or sea urchins for you! Just open them, take out the reproductive organs and wash with cold water. Ready your wasabi and kikkoman soysauce! DELICIOUS!

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  • SANDFLIES

    Magalawa Island Warnings and Dangers

    There are sandflies on the island. Please bring appropriate insect repellent.Locals call them niknik. Make your own repellent by mixing 1part baby oil, one part alcohol and one part lysol.

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Botolan

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  • Panan Beach

    Botolan Things to Do

    Panan beach is the first beach resort of Botolan coming from the south.Nice black sand beach for the family.Buy fresh fish from the fishermen nearby.

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  • Respect The Aetas, Afterall, They Own...

    Botolan Things to Do

    Please do not look down on the Aetas. Acknowledge their presence with respect, and if you can, please give them some nutritional and/medicinal aid. Do you know that Mt. Pinatubo is now owned by Aetas? An area of at least 15,998 hectares including Mt. Pinatubo has been registered at the Registry of Deeds in Zambales as a Certificate of Ancestral...

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  • Majestic Mount Pinatubo

    Botolan Things to Do

    Mount Pinatubo is an active volcano at the intersection of the borders of the provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga in Luzon, the biggest island of the Philippines. Before the volcano's eruption in June 1991, ancestral Pinatubo looked just like an ordinary mountain covered with dense forest. It served as home to several thousand indigenous...

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San Narciso

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  • Visit the Phil. Merchant Marine Academy...

    San Narciso Things to Do

    The PMMA was created by a decree of King Ferdinand of Spain in January 1, 1820 and inaugurated in April 5 of the same year. We were informed by our guide, Lt. Gonzales, that one of the illustrious students of the Escuela Nautica de Manila (Nautical School of Manila) was Juan Luna whose name is proudly emblazoned on their laboratory ship. The...

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  • Blue Beach

    San Narciso Things to Do

    The Blue Beach is a must see in this quiet, little town. It is fast becoming a surfing destination being developed by the Philippine Dept. of Tourism.

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Uacon

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  • Potipot Island

    Uacon Things to Do

    Potipot Island is a 10-15 minute boat ride from Uacon. It cost 400 pesos to and from the island. They will also ask for an entrance fee of 50 pesos per person but negotiation is possible. Potipot Island has a white beach sand. You can go around the island for 30-40 minutes depending on your phase. Enjoy swimming, snorkling, dreaming, wondering .......

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  • Roam the Uacon Beach Strip

    Uacon Off The Beaten Path

    Potipot Island is still well OFF the beaten tourist path, yes.But do roam Uacon [pronounced: oo-wuh-kon] and its environs. If you do so, you will actually reach places not anymore in its jurisdiction. But don't fret! That only means you are already at a different Barangay(barrio) and outside of Uacon's "area of responsibility". And, it's still the...

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  • Cheaper Option

    Uacon Nightlife

    This is a few steps from Dawal. While no bands play here anytime of the week, and while it does not have a restaurant, Sun Bloom has concrete tables where you can hole-out to while-away your evening (even at daytime actually)On ground floor (beach side of course), there is a videoke machine (where you drop five-peso-coins to make it work) but the...

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Subic

See all 16 Subic Tips
  • Trikes and or Jeepneys

    Subic Transportation

    Once you arrive in Barrio Barreto or Subic area, primary transportation is easily attained as the street have plenty of trike which you can hire for anywhere in town for 30 peso's. I give 50 for a longer ride.

    more
  • The Lighthouse Marina Resort

    Subic Hotels

    Located right on the boardwalk overlooking Subic Bay, the resort has a pleasant restaurant and bar...

    more
  • MOST DISCIPLINED PLACE IN THE...

    Subic Warnings and Dangers

    Careful with the traffic rules and regulations as they are very strict here. Once you enter SBMA, you would be shock to see as if you were not in the Philippines. Cars would stop on stop signs and they follow the speed limit. Its a warning to all reckless drivers out there, like me. I was caught for not wearing my seat belt.

    more
  • OCEAN ADVENTURE

    Subic Things to Do

    Great place to go if you haven't been to sea world. Dolphin and false killer whales are the main attractions. They also have some sea lions, with their own shows. You can finish the whole area in 2 hours or less. Entrance fee is around 400 pesos or less.

    more

Castillejos

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    by missmarianne Updated Dec 8, 2008

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    ( the guy in red shirt is the vice mayor)
    in little castillejos, you won't feel the difference when you meet some public leaders.

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Palauig

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  • Hidden Island

    Palauig Off The Beaten Path

    Magalawa Island is Palauig's answer to Candelaria's Potipot Island. Unlike Potipot however, Magalawa is still not commercialized. The locals were even surprised when we inquired about transport going to the island. Magalawa has cream-white sands and its waters is ideal for swimming. If you get lucky you can see a school of fish. The island is about...

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  • Local Boats

    Palauig Transportation

    The only available mode of transport to Magalawa is the local motorized boat. Since the island is not frequented by tourists, there is no designated boat terminal nor a standard fare/rental. To arrange for a transport, approach the small houses (mostly owned by fishermen) along the water and inquire from them. In our case, a relative instructed us...

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  • Hidden Mountain

    Palauig Off The Beaten Path

    Mt. Tapulao rises a little more than 2000 meters and said to be the highest point in the Zambales mountain range. Also called the "high peak", it derived its name from the abundance of pine trees planted in the area known in the local Zambal dialect as "tapulao". It can be reached after crossing 3 minor mountains.Jump off point is at Dampay Salaza...

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Candelaria

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  • Potipot -A secluded island ruined by...

    Candelaria Tourist Traps

    I've never been to Potipot Island before last week, I've only heard about it via friends and my fiancée and seen lovely photos taken there. A tiny (1km in circumference) island just off the west coast of Luzon, with nothing but a tiny strip of white sandy beach, trees, and grass. At least, that WAS Potipot, in 2007. Unfortunately, like many many...

    more
  • Reckless Drivers; Crowds in Road...

    Candelaria Warnings and Dangers

    Driving in the National Highway enroute Candelaria requires a lot of patience and defensive driving skills. You have to have a safe distance from public buses. I noticed that the Victory Liner makes sudden stops on the middle of the road (no, they won't bother pulling over to the shoulder) when passengers go down, or when new passengers are picked...

    more
  • Mini-cooler, etc

    Candelaria What to Pack

    Small backpack & beltbag; dry gear bag Marine shoes or sandals/flipflops, swimwear, shorts & tees, sarong, hoodie, hat or scarf, shades Sunblock, shampoo & conditioner in sachet packs, hand & body lotion, alcogel, first aid kit, your maintenance medicines Tripod, digicam &/or videocam with spare batteries & memory cards, lenses, filters Beach...

    more

Cabangan

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  • cabangan market

    Cabangan Shopping

    open stalls sells fruit and veg ,meat,fish.chickenalso has proper shops that sell various items including some american foods coke pepsi etctuesday and thursday are the main market days where you can get anything from a toothpick to a coulor tv. local produce prices vary frm stall to stall shop around for best price

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  • cabangan san isadora beach

    Cabangan Nightlife

    CABANGAN NIGHTLIFEmost of the area night life is videoke thei are one or two places to go and drink and sing dont be afraid to get uo it is good fun and you will probably be the best as most locals sing songs way out of there range. just ask the trycicle drivers to takeyou cost about 40pesos,sanisidro beach is a nice place to cool of same night...

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Iba

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  • by BluesDude Written Aug 12, 2012

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    The Floating Resto on Lake Uacon is beautiful. It is in Candelaria. Just ask anyone in Candelaria and they'll tell you where it is. Go just before sunset and eat while the sun goes down. The light on the lake is really nice and the food is really good.

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