Zambales province is located approximately 125 kilometers northwest of Manila on the island of Luzon. It is just over 1 hour away from Clark Airport and is easily accessible by good roads. Zambales is known best for the deep harbor of Subic Bay but the hidden treasure of the province are in the beaches and mountains that line the coast.
Zambales is home to the Aeta tribe. This group of people are the earliest known Filipino’s to migrate to the islands more than 10,000 years ago. The Aeta tribe still lives in the Sierra Madre Mountain Range which hugs the coastlines. The deep jungles in the mountains are a trekker’s dream and the people of the Aeta tribe are friendly and hospitable. In a side note, the Aeta tribe was also responsible for teaching the United States Army during WWII tactics on jungle survival. Today anyone can hire the tribe to give these same tactical maneuvers as a mean to see if they can survive the depths of a true jungle adventure.
The beaches and coves of Zambales are a beauty all their own. The stunning white sands, surf and sea come crashing together to form a place where anyone can call home. Those into surfing will enjoy the high waves which form off the South China Sea. No matter the sport and no matter the time Zambales province is a stunning beauty which everyone should discover.
The province of San Antonio in the northern region of Zambales has 3 beautiful coves. The best and most beautiful is Nagsasa Cove. This quite river fed cove is stunning in so many ways. Back dropped by the high mountains of the Sierra Madre plains this place is a must for anyone vacationing in the area. Here you will find no electricity, no hotels and no air-conditioning but those that enjoy sleeping on the beach and listening to the waves will fall asleep in total peaceful bliss. In this same region lies the Anawangin Cove another stunning beauty that mirrors that of Nagsasa Cove.
While in the region of San Antonio take a trip to Capones Island. Capones is famous for its Spanish era lighthouse which is square in formation and a beauty of a site for those who visit it. The tall cliffs and shores of the island are stunning to say the least, be sure to visit the powder sand beaches and the beauty of the surf. The attraction of Capones Island and those in the surrounding area make a great vacation for those who love island hopping. While here visit the island of Potipot and its ultimate beach destinations. This small island is one of the closest to shore and only requires a 15 minute boat trip to access it.
From the villages of Santa Cruz all the way to the point of Samaloc, the regions of Zambales are breathless. Those wanting a more civilized world can easily take a day trip to Subic Bay, Bataan and other nearby cities to enjoy the culture and fun. On your next vacation destination be sure to make Zambales province a must see destination. One visit to the area and you’ll be coming back for more.