"Just a relaxed recover" Top 5 Page for this destination Angeles City by xaver

Angeles City Travel Guide: 234 reviews and 530 photos

Why?

I came here from Kuala Lumpur and was supposed to stay one night and then fly to Boracay but as soon as i arrived I got ill, so I just had to cancel my trip to the island(weather anyway was awful) and spend a few days in the town to relax and recover.
I soon noticed that the city was nearly desert and when I asked the reason, I got answered that there was a bomb threat as many western expatriats used to live there and I wondered why so many people chosed to live in a city without any seaside that did not seem to offer much.
Then going around the centre I found out there was an incredible amount of go go clubs and bars, so I realised this town is a sort of Philippines Pattaya.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Cheap flights from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore
  • Cons:nothing much to offer apart night life
  • In a nutshell:city of..."angels"?
  • Last visit to Angeles City: Nov 2006
  • Intro Updated Nov 11, 2006
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    Is this where the Clark Airforce Base used to be? If so, I spent about five hours there one night in 1964, just sitting and waiting for them to let us get back on the plane. I remember I thought I recognized some Spanish words when people were speaking Tagalog in the waiting room.
    Come to think of it, we also had a stopover there on the way home in 1965 and even had lunch in the mess hall.

  • yeah_baby's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2010 at 10:30 PM

    maybe u can try boracay one of these trips, sure better than angeles ;-). i was born in the phil. yet never stepped into this territory yet...it has a reputation lol.

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Sounds like your visit was an interesting one. Thanks for the tips, photos, and stories. At least you had some beer. Best from New Jersey, Bill

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2007 at 5:33 AM

    Too bad you had to cancel Boracay. But you make the best of unexpected situations whenever one is travelling. Adobo chicken is not bad. Thanks for sharing your adventure.

  • hivaoa1's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2007 at 3:23 AM

    be anche a manila sono un po' superfissati con la sicurezza... una palla... shaooo

  • maggiolina's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2006 at 11:25 PM

    non ho parole!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2006 at 2:48 AM

    an interesting page ! Unfortunately this part of the world is still completely missing on my map ;-( These side-cars look like a lot of fun, at least for the passengers !

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2006 at 7:31 PM

    This certainly does not seem like a place that I would ever want to go to...seems dangerous and lacking in much culture. I guess night life, but it's not the kind I like. You've done a good job conveying the truth.

  • titti's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2006 at 6:58 AM

    ma secondo te... il viagra lo devo procurare io?? Non è compito vostro, almeno quello?? :-)

  • call_me_rhia's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2006 at 3:44 AM

    no comment... :-)

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