General information on Zambales, it's Municipalities.
The Province of Zambales consists of Thirteen Municipalities and one City:
These are (from North To South) Sta. Cruz,
Iba, Botolan, Cabangan, San Felipe, San Narciso, San Antonio, San Marcellino,
Castillejos, Subic and Olongapo City.
The Zambales Resort Owners Association have Members in all of these Municipalities,
in Sta. Cruz there are Members in Sabang, Seasun
Beach Resort, in Candelaria there is Dawal Beach Resort
in Uacon, in Masinloc, Camp J. Paul in Barrio Santa
Rita and Stingray Bayside
Resort (right on Masinloc Bay) in Barangay Baloganon, in Palauig
we have members who will act as guides to the spectacular Rain Forests of
Mt. Tapulao (High Peak) in Iba, the Provincial Capital
there are numerous Members in Amungan, Bangantalinga, St. Rosario & Lipay
Dingin, such as Island Grace Resort, Palmera Garden Beach Resort and Hotel,
Regent Beach Resort, Sajorda River Park, situated on the River offering 3
swimming locations, Beach River and Swimming Pool and Tampisaw Beach Resort.
In Botolan Ambay Botolan Beach Resort, Rama International
Beach Resort, which also specializes in long term House Rentals and Winter
Getaways, West Coast Beach Resort all located in Binoclutan, the "Beach
Capital of Botolan, this area is now developing into a major area for Retirement
and Rest Houses. Also in Botolan is the Botolan Wildlife Farm, a mini zoo
and recreation area with magnificent Orchid display. Botolan
is also Home of the Famous Mt. Pinatubo which erupted in June 1991 even causing
a major weather change world wide. Cabangan, has Mango
Camp Adventure and Leisure Farm,
San Felipe has a new Member in Brudenberg Resort, which is still under
Construction, it plans to incorporate a Water Park with Slides
and Swimming Pools. San Narciso has
Crystal Beach Resort, famous for it's Surf, surf boards and surfing lessons,
also surf board Hire,
Johneva Beach Resort and Campsite and Villa Kiana Beach Resort. San
Antonio the major area here is Barrio Pundaquit, with Members,
Megans Beach Resort, Nora's Beach Resort and the spectacular Punta De
Uian. San Marcelino has no Members at this Time.
Castellijos, Country Cottage Resort, a beautiful inland
Resort with a huge Swimming Pool, a favorite venue for Wedding, Baptismal
Parties. Last of the Municipalities is Subic home of
the fabulous Subic Bay, Home of one of the largest United States Naval Bases
of the U.S. wit areas such as Subic City, Barrio Baretto and Balloy Beach
being the R & R areas of the U.S. Navy's 7th fleet up until the early
1990's when the Bases agreement with the Philippine Government lapsed, the
ZROA Member in Subic is Aplaya del Subic Capati Resort on the shores of Subic
Zambales: 173 Kilometers of Pristine Beaches nestled between
Mountains and the South China Sea.
Places of interest:
Sta Cruz: Sagrada Famelia Caves, a unique
area of limestone Caves, many still unexplored, the Hermana Mayor Island,
Island, this is the most Northern Municipality and the Northern Gateway to
the Province from neighbouring Pangasinsn.
Candelaria: Poti Pot Island and Lake Candelaria with
it's mangrove forests.
Palauig: Mt. Tapulao, with it s 2037 peak is the Highest
Peak in Zambales, home also to some magnificent Rivers that are ideal for
Masinloc: Masinloc Bay, Oyon Bay, a marine preserve,
San Salvador Island and the areas of Corals now being used for ECO Tourism.
Iba: The Provincial Capital and Birthplace of Pres.
Ramon Magsaysay. Iba is one of the busiest Beach Areas, also with River Resorts
also celebrates the Mango Festival, a huge week long affair promoting Tourism
and the Mango Industry. Zambales Mangos are the "Sweetest in the World"
(Guinness Book of Records).
Botolan: One of the fastest growing Resort and recreational
areas, in particular Binoclutan with nice hikes to nearby Waterfalls, Botolan
is also the Home of Mt. Pinatubo and Hosts two
of the biggest Fiestas in Zambales, Fiesta Poon Bato in January and the Domorokdok
Festival in May.
Cabangan: Mountains, Rivers and Beaches.
San Felipe: Mountains, Rivers and Beaches and the best
access to the slopes of Mount Pinatubo with it's Hot springs Crater Lake.
San Narciso: One of the Best Surfing Locations in the
Province and the spectacular La Paz Reef.
San Antonio: Spectacular drop off point to the Capones,
Camera, Anawangin and Silanguin Islands, Mountains and numerous Resorts.
San Marcelino: Spectacular Mountain views.
Castillejos: Inland Resorts and Mountains, also a large
vegetable growing area.
Subic: Subic Bay and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone run
by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).
Olongapo: Zambales' only City and a major business Center,
plus the Southern entry to the Province and the Nearest to Manila.