14 Best Things To-Do in Zambales 2020

by - Thursday, April 09, 2020

Zambales, Philippines

Zambales is one of the perfect beach escape for all sun-worshipping-weekend-warriors. It has almost everything for just a quick beach escape! There are so much things to do and explore in the town go beach hop, scuba dive with fishes and see the  shipwrecks, explore Mt. Pinatubo, go on adventure in jungle safari and more.

Also, It has a lot of beaches to visit. You can check here all the must-visit beaches in Zambales that will definitely help you plan your Zambales itinerary.

You can now save more time finishing your itinerary as I provide here the lists of exciting and fun-filled activities you can do on your Zambales escapade.

1. Enjoy beaches and go island hopping

Zambales Beach

Zambales is home of some famous beaches —such as Nagsasa Cove, Anawangin Cove and more, since it lies along the Luzon's western coast and West Philippine Sea. Island hopping is the best way to appreciate all beaches and witness the panoramic view of all islands in Zambales.

2. Mountain Trekking

Mountains in Zambales

Witness above the panoramic view of the islands. One of the exciting adventure while you are on your Zambales beach escape is by hiking the four famous coves in Zambales —the Nagsasa Cove, Anawangin Cove,  Talisayin Cove, and Silanguin Cove, and witness its hidden falls.

3. Go surfing!

Surfing at Liwliwa Beach
Surfing at Liwliwa Beach. Photo from Pinterest
Although it's not the surfing capital of the Philippines, but Zambales is also a perfect place for surfing. Liwliwa Beach and Crystal Beach is the perfect spot for surfing because of its powerful waves during its season except only in summer when the waves are calmer.

4. Camp out!

Camping in Zambales

Well, your beach escape won't be complete without camping out! You can go on camping with some of the beaches in Zambales but Anawangin Cove is the best camping site as it was known as the "tent town" from all beaches in Zambales. You can pitch your own tent or rent the tent limited to some beaches only.

5. Watch the sunset

Sunset in Zambales
Sunset in Zambales. Photo from Reddit
There's no romantic way to spend your stay at the beach other than watching sunsets. You can watch sunsets from all its beaches but Silanguin Cove is gifted with trees and beachfront which made the perfect spot for sunsets.

6. Stargazing!

Anawangin Stargazing
Anawangin Stargazing. Photo by thefool0803
Camping out won't be complete without gazing at the stars. All beaches are good for stargazing, but Talisayin Cove has the best perfect spot for stargazing because it's the least visited and quietest island among all the coves in Zambales.

7. Go fishing!

Fishing in Zambales

If you wish to try fishing, Pundaquit Island offers fishing tours since the place is known for home of fishermen. You tell your boatman beforehand to add this activity to your island hopping tour.

8. Scuba dive with fishes and explore shipwrecks

Scuba Diving in Subic Zambales
Camayan Beach Scuba Diving. Photo from Camayan Divers
Zambales has also a lot diving spots. One of its panoramic open-sea-view and the most unique diving sites is the Subic Bay. The shipwrecks accumulated during American Period and World War II was now the favorite hangout place for various schools of fish which also turned into hot diving spot of the town.

9. Getting at the top of Capones Lighthouse

Capones Island Lighthouse

The lighthouse build on the bone-shaped secluded cliff of Capones Island was used to guide the ships going to Subic Bay. The island was ideal for snorkeling and diving sites yet your Capones Island side trip won't be complete without getting at the top of the Lighthouse.

10. Explore Mt. Pinatubo

Mt. Pinatubo crater-lake
Mt. Pinatubo crater-lake. Photo from Pinterest
The Mt. Pinatubo in town was considered as the most destructive volcanic eruption in Philippines History (1991). Although it's an active stratovolcano, Mt. Pinatubo was turned as hiking destination which is best to visit during dry season in October to June. You can the packages online or organize your own tour to witness its crater lake on top and get rewarded with panoramic blue green waters that you can dip in.

11. Visit the town’s cultural heritage at Casa San Miguel

Casa San Miguel
Casa San Miguel. Photo by loveloveblog
There are also historical places you can visit in Zambales -- on of it was the town's cultural heritage, the Casa San Miguel. The heritage aims to "integrate culture and community development" in Zambales which showcases its musical, artistic and cultural heritage of San Antonio. 

12. Experience the famous and biggest Inflatable Island

Inflatable Island
Inflatable Island. Photo by Explorelikebenjiandgrace
If you want something new other than island hopping, you can try the famous and biggest inflatable playground in Asia, the Inflatable Island. The place is perfect for all ages to have fun and play around the inflatable slides.

13. Go on adventure at jungle safari

Jungle Safari in Zambales
Zoobic Safari. Photo by Befreetour
Other than water activities, you can also go on jungle safari adventure! Visit and say hi to the wild animals up close in Zoobic Safari. It's a 25-hectare wildlife park with various animals where children and adults would definitely enjoy and love to visit.

14. Take home the sweetest mangoes

Sweetest Mangoes in Zambales
Rosa Farms. Photo by Pinterest
Zambales was once listed by the Guinness Book of World Records in 1995 as one of the sweetest mangoes in the world. From then, the town started to celebrate its Dinamulag Festival (or Zambales Mango Festival) during first week of April. Hence, you should never go home without picking your own mangoes in Rosa Farms' with 12.5-hectare mango orchard, "Pick and pay" during its harvest season.

That's all for today! Let us know in the comments if you have any adventures in mind that are not included in this list and would recommend to us? We'd love to hear your suggestions.

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