"Palauig, Zambales" Palauig by battlesmith
Palauig Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 26 photos
Somewhere north of Iba, Zambales Province's capital, is the beautiful town of Palauig. It is your typical rural town with pretty ricefields and just like any other coastal place in Zambales, this town being in the plains has great scenery- the mountain ranges in Central Luzon and shores east of the South China Sea.
If you love nature, Palauig could offer so much. Aside from the mentioned scenery, the roads of Palauig once in a while are bridges as the town is blessed with pure winding rivers. And because it is really far from being an urban development, the night skies are so clear you'd see more stars than the usual and if you're lucky enough, you'd chance upon shooting stars once in a while.
If you're looking for pure adventure, Palauig might not be able to provide it but if your main goal is just to spend some time off the busy and fast-paced urban living maybe to reflect, and enjoy with your friends then Palauig comes as one of the top spots.
The development of this town is just enough so that one can have the convenience of not being bothered by the search for necessities. It has its own public market, some sari-sari stores and some decent and cheap places to stay (aka privately owned mini-resorts).
Palauig is not very popular among tourists, unlike Subic and Olongapo in Zambales so one might have its powedery light brown to gray sands and calm beaches all by himself for a certain period of the day when fishermen aren't out fishing.
The waves are calm, perfect for just dipping oneself, maybe for getting a good tan. The coast isn't really long, one can walk through the whole strip easily.
It's probably the next best thing. If you wake up early in the morning, the sun would rise from behind the mountains. Later it's gonna set in the beach's horizon. At night, if you're with your friends, you could build a bonfire, cheap, like a bunch of wood would cost PHP10.00 (something like 20 cents in USD), drink away under the starry dark sky.
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