"Zambales" Province of Zambales by battlesmith

Province of Zambales Travel Guide: 559 reviews and 2,261 photos

an Introduction

Zambales is blessed with a diverse landscape. pristine beaches, rich rivers, scenic mountains, infamous volcano, fertile plains, winding canals...the list goes on. Aside from that, Zambales has this unique diversity of peoples - Sambals, Aetas, Ilocanos, Tagalogs and even a generation of Eurasians, the most visible effect of American occupation in this part of Luzon.

For a province with an enviable abundance, one might think that it's a shame that Zambales remains mediocre in its economic performance. But should its beauty (a large part of it is untouched) be sacrificed for the sake of progress?

Zambales is probably lucky to surrender a city or two to urbanization and leave the rest in their countryside charms.

The set-up of cities surrounded by breathtaking but not jampacked attractions proves to be the advantage of the province.

I've only been to four municipalities - Palauig (the beaches!) Iba (culture!), San Felipe (beaches again!) and Olongapo (urbanity and leisure), but Zambales has already captivated my heart. The ordinary bus ride from Manila helped a lot.

  • Intro Updated Mar 31, 2007
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  • asianbelle's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2006 at 6:38 PM

    will be off to palauig again this weekend. i'd been going back and forth to this sleepy town for 4 decades, it is only now that i'm starting to appreciate and unfold its hidden secrets.

  • i-s-a's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2006 at 6:22 PM

    Very beautiful picture of the place. Looks magical!

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