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Subic Travel Guide: 246 reviews and 861 photos

Subic Town of Zambales

Oftentimes, when tourists hear "Subic", they think of Subic Bay Freeport Zone...Actually, SUBIC is a seaside town sandwiched between the mountain ranges of Zambales, Subic Bay and the South China Sea. It is located northwest of Bataan and southwest of Zambales. It is about 100 kilometers away from Manila.

Today, Subic is popularly known as the site of Subic Freeport Zone and Subic International Airport; also known as a beach town, site of tourists' favorite beaches like White Rock Beach and Camayan Beach; site of the Subic Lighthouse (the real lighthouse) and the Lighthouse Hotel in Moonbay Marina of Subic Freeport Zone); and now popularly known as no. 1 tourist destination for extreme sports and adventures, as it boasts of pristine beaches and interesting dive & snorkeling sites, virgin forests, wildlife conservatory (Zoobic), marine conservatory (Ocean Adventure) and other ecotourism destinations/adventures.

Subic Baywalk, Center of Activities

Subic Baywalk is a reclaimed area behind the rows of hotels and restaurants in Moonbay Marina along Waterfront Road. Much like the reclaimed area in Manila Baywalk, Subic Waterfront Baywalk is a favorite place of morning joggers, exercise buffs, photo hobbyists, and family members as well as lovers who simply want to stroll along the beach. It has an Events Area, the Baywalk Park, where TV stations and various corporations hold special shows and/or events.

For those who frequent Subic Bay Freeport Zone, you'll be missing a familiar sight: the wooden boardwalk at the park. The last time we went there, the boardwalk has been totally dismantled to make way for something new. The locals we talked to didn't know what exactly the plans are, but most probably, it will be an extension of the Baywalk Park in the reclaimed area at Moonbay Marina.

Subic, One of Our Favorite Hideaways

Subic is just about 2 1/2 hours drive from our home. So whenever we feel like nature-tripping, we hie to Subic and go to our favorite Camayan Beach, explore other areas we haven't been to and do things we haven't done, eat the food we've been craving for, walk the stretch of Subic Baywalk for exercise, watch the sunrise and sunset, search for new subjects for photography, or just take a snooze in our favorite hotel.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very beautiful beach & well-preserved virgin forest; much more hotel & dining options now:-)
  • Cons:Irritating souvenir peddlers that tail you at the Baywalk:-(
  • In a nutshell:At Subic, You Never Run Out Of Things To Do!
  • Last visit to Subic: Apr 2011
  • Intro Updated Nov 15, 2011
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  • Jun 14, 2010 at 2:12 AM

    yer thats the philippines. may i susject you try vietnam.

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    Jul 19, 2009 at 9:31 AM

    Excellent Subic Tips, Cyndy! I am trying to build my Subic pages as well...Norman :)

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    Jun 22, 2009 at 6:38 AM

    Hi, Cyndy! Thanx for your good page....

  • planxty's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2009 at 1:58 PM

    Cyndy, what a great start to your VT pages, you have obviously worked very hard. I really do intend to visit Ph some day, and your Subic page was most helpful. fergy.

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