Uacon Travel Guide

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Uacon Things to Do

  • Potipot Island

    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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  • Potipot Island

    This little island is the reason why Dawal and other resorts have sprang open on the shores of Candelaria, so get there. Its a white sand beach that encircle the island. You can walk the whole perimeter in 15 minutes but an hour or so will probably be most practical since the natural sights and sounds (or silence?) will beckon at different parts of...

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  • Island trip to Potipot

    You can take a local banca {small boat} to the island about 5/7 min ride to the island for swimming and snorkelling ,no ammenities are there so pack all your own requirements, be prepared to pay around 300 /400 peso for the boat ,this i think is high for the distance travelled,

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Uacon Restaurants

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    by dindo_m Updated Mar 1, 2008

    They can heap up whatever you like but most of those on the menu are delectable local fare. Clean and spacious with the ONLY Cable TV you'll get to watch in the resort hehe!

    If you brought your own food though (we had adobo and rice straight from my friends kitchen in Cainta!), you can eat them at the restaurant without any charge. But to cover for our shamelessness hehe, we ordered other things from them plus the water and the drinks!

    You can ask them to cook for you! Corned beef, the charge is P40 per can. You brought rice and want them to cook it for you? It costs just P20 per kilo. You bought a big fish from the beach, they can also cook it. The charge depends on the chef - probably because he has to decide on what ingredients will be "involved" to make whatever you have become a gastronomic reality!

    Favorite Dish: I liked the beacon (American Breakfast) but only 3 strips at P85 so I wanted to have more!

    All set! Spacious Breakfast Menu
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Uacon Nightlife

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  • Cheaper Option

    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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  • If you can't chat, DRINK... and sing!

    As mentioned, Dawal has live bands playing on Saturdays. But all other days of the week there is virtually no nightlife entertainment on this strip other than the Videoke Machine at Sun Bloom and some other resorts.But we discovered that Dawal will actually let you do the very same "croaking madness" right at their stage (where the bands play on...

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Uacon Transportation

  • To "KM 248"

    Going there is pretty much straightforward (meaning there is no other way anyway hehe), so you go NLEX, exit at San Fernando, head to Subic (don't bother going through Olongapo City... traffic!), exit at SBMA's Kalaklan Gate, go left towards the town of Subic (yep, the town that sports that name is actually not the former military base & now...

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  • Bus is by far the best option

    For the best information on getting to Uacon,Candelaria,Zambales then take a victory liner bus from Manila or Olongapo City, it,s quite a long journey so set out early ,they have air -con and local bus.From Manila direct bus from Caloocan bus terminal

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Uacon Warnings and Dangers

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    by dindo_m Updated Mar 1, 2008

    The problem with Potipot Island that we might have to contend with in the future is litter or trash or garbage. I have seen a scattering of non-biodegradable litter on some parts of the island.

    While your P20 entrance fee supports those dudes in charge of the upkeep of that island, they can't (and surely won't) be able to cope with the litter that all we visitors leave everywhere. I suggest you bring a big enough trash bag or grocery bag and (like we did) put all your trash in it when you cross back to mainland. It won't sink your boat, I PROMISE!

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Uacon Off The Beaten Path

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    by dindo_m Updated Mar 1, 2008

    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 same contiguous beach strip of brown sand that you are on (brown when dry, black when wet) all overlooking at the inviting Potipot Island.

    The good views are not all Potipot though, as you'll get a sense of daily life in this place.

    Early mornings on Uacon beach Hauling up the catch P70 per kilo! Midmornings on Uacon beach and finally... Dusk on Uacon beach
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