Looking for an adventure within reach? Zambales might just be the place for you, the province has numbers of beaches if you are one to unwind with in the sand and under the sun. Perhaps climb a mountain? Find solace in the sea of clouds when you stand on the top of the world or maybe just Zambales. This place has ridges of mountains from where you can choose the peak that allures you the most. All you got to have is of course the stamina and a few bucks.
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You definitely can have that road trip without the traffic but with music and sceneries by your window by riding the bus from Manila to Zambales for just less than five hundred pesos, P 347.00 to be exact. You can board the Vcitory Liner bus from Caloocan, Pasay, Cubao, Earnshaw, Sampaloc, Olangapo to Zambales.
Before anything else, you got to have a camera or a high definition image capturing phone would be okay too but when touring outside the city you really got to have something to capture the moments and memories you will have in the place.
We have a few ideas in mind as to how you can enjoy your stay in Zambales. If you are looking for somewhere to stay we got your back here in eGetinnz, you can always look for the suitable feel good home that you want here:
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DAY 1: After securing your safe haven in Zambales you definitely need to unwind, you can do that just fine in Crystal Beach Resort, Purok 1-B, Brgy. La Paz, San Narciso, Zambales. Nearest landmarks would be the San Sebastian Catholic Church, and there would be a nearby tricycle terminal that would take you up there. Crystal Beach is a superb getaway for all folks of life, may you be in love and want long walks on the beach before you plan to propose or perhaps get married. Also, it is perfect for barkadas, the resort offers camping activities aside from the usual ones in the water. Tent rentals vary from P 550.00 to P 750.00, there is even a buffet style breakfast that comes with the tent rentals and will surely satisfy all the cravings of the barkada after an exhausting but fun day of surfing the waves for P 200.00. But here is one heads up, the resort only accommodates 400 guests each day and the reason for that? The resort wants to assure that each and everyone of the guest would be served well the way they all deserve.
DAY 2: Typically, people are fascinated by Mount Pinatubo and no one can really blame them but let us give you something different, how about Mount Tapulao? The tallest mountain in the ridges I told you about earlier, the challenge to conquer it would be hard to resist. After a chillax day at the beach and camping in the woods, it is time to stretch those sluggish bones with 2,037 meters of elevated lump of soil and rocks of Tapulao. Few people have different reasons for wanting to climb the notorious mountain, some wants to prove something for themselves, others want to think and forget, and there are those who wants to get closer with their loved ones. Whichever reason you have, Mount Tapulao brings the best in hikers, climb this mountain and you will descend as a different person.
DAY 3: Recharge and gorge back the energy you lost conquering Tapulao! There are countless food trip hubs around Zambales however, if your taste buds are missing western food then Sit-n-Bull Bar & Grill at 14 Del Pilar St., Barretoo, Olangapo, Zambales is appropriate for you. Prices for both American and even Mexican food are pretty reasonable with selection of food and extensive menu from bull burgers, baked spaghetti, burritos, and even Filipino dishes too. On top of that, the staff would never let you down, good customer care is assured by many tourists over time. SnBBG as a whole is hard to come by, a hidden edible gem if you might say and it is definitely a go-to when you visit Zambales.
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