Category: Zambales

San Antonio, Zambales: Island-Hopping with Capones Vista Beach Resort

Posted on May 2, 2015

Capones Beach Vista Resort in Barangay Pundaquit in San Antonio, Zambales provides a convenient jumping-off point to Capones and Camara islands offshore. These islands were one of the first destinations in the Philippines when I started traveling a lot in 2008 (check out my blog entry from seven years ago). In spite of its popularity, it was good to see the islands retain its rustic atmosphere through the years, and not succumb to tourism overdevelopment that has befallen other tourist spotsRead More

San Narciso, Zambales: Learn to Surf at Crystal Beach Resort

Posted on February 27, 2015

I’ve been to Crystal Beach Resort a few times before and even blogged about one of my summertime visits. I like how the  resort hasn’t been over-developed, retaining a rustic, low-key vibe, despite its rise in popularity. Its sparkling gray sands, which I’ve long presumed gave the beach its name, provides not only a wonderful place to beach-camp, but also relatively safe and enjoyable breaks for beginner and intermediate surfers. The in-house Quicksilver Surf School offers lessons for both noviceRead More

Subic, Zambales: Get Wet and Wild at Whiterock Beach Hotel & Water Park

Posted on February 26, 2015

Looking for a place to cool off after exploring Subic Bay, Zambales? Check out Whiterock Beach Hotel and Water Park, a seven-hectare resort with cream-colored beaches, sprawling lawns, leisure facilities and aqua-themed amenities. Only two hours drive by private vehicle from Metro Manila via the SCTEX highway, the resort is located in Subic, the town just north of Olongapo City (not to be confused with Subic Bay Freeport Zone).  The 221-room resort offers a range of accommodation. A new three-story wingRead More

Subic Bay, Zambales: Learn About Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation at Wildlife in Need (WIN)

Posted on February 25, 2015

Subic Bay has long been associated with animal attractions like the dolphin shows at Ocean Adventure, or the tiger enclosures at Zoobic Safari. There’s a small organization at the freeport area, however, that deserves more attention that these commercial ventures for its altruistic efforts in saving animals, both wild and domesticated. On your next visit to Subic, drop by the Wildlife in Need (WIN) Rescue Center to enjoy an educational tour on animal rescue and rehabilitation, or participate in their missionRead More

Subic Bay, Zambales: Enjoy Thrilling Water Sports at The Lighthouse Marina Resort

Posted on February 24, 2015

The protected waters of Subic Bay in Zambales, a deep natural harbor surrounded by majestic highlands, makes it an ideal area to safely enjoy a range of water sports. The Lighthouse Marina Resort, in partnership with Networx Jet Sports, offers jet skis, banana boat, bandwagon, parasailing, flyboard and other water-based activities, making Subic Bay a Mecca for water sports in the Philippines. During our visit to the elegantly designed resort, I tried riding the jet ski and inflatable banana boatRead More

Win Festival Passes to Summer Siren Festival! [SP]

Posted on February 5, 2014

Get the chance the win Two (2) Regular Festival Passes, worth PHP 4,000, to the Summer Siren Festival, the biggest destination festival of 2014! To join the raffle, simply log-in, and spread the word on Facebook and Twitter through the widget below. The contest will end on February 14, 2014.On April 4 to 6, 2014, come to Crystal Beach in Zambales; and have a premium beach experience at the Summer Siren Festival: play under the summer sun, and party againRead More