Zambales is destination that can easily be accessed via road trip or bus from Metro Manila, making it an ideal destination for a quick getaway during the weekend. It is the second largest province in Central Luzon. Its beaches are the main tourist attractions but the establishments near the shore are frequented by visitors too. The shores are not as developed but it has a laidback atmosphere that provides the much-needed quiet vibe for anyone who wants to take it slow.
Potipot Island is surrounded by pristine waters and white sand beach. There are only a few cottages in the area while the rest is nothing but pure nature. Tourists can take advantage of the serene environment in the island by sunbathing by the shore, taking a stroll, or swimming in the clear aquamarine water.
Anawangin Cove is another lost paradise in Zambales. Near its shores is a forest of pine trees surrounded by majestic mountains. Only accessible by boat or a 6-hour trek, Anawanging Cove is not only a great vacation spot but also a haven for photographers and sightseers because of its one-of-a-kind tropical scenery.
But there is also some excitement to discover in Zambales. The municipality of Subic used to be the site of an American naval base, which is now known as the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. It boasts numerous entertainment centers such as the marine park Ocean Adventure, which features dolphins and sea lion shows. Zoobic Safari offers a jeep ride where visitors can have close but safe encounters with tigers. There are also several shopping centers and duty free stores in Subic Bay Freeport Zone.