The Province of Zambales, North West of Manila, has become a popular destination for Tourists, both Domestic and International.
It's close proximity to Manila and Angeles City, both of which have International Airports make it convenient and easy to get to. With well maintained Roads and Highways and an excellent transport system it is an easy destination to travel to.
The recent opening of the New Tarlac - Clark - Subic Expressway has cut travel time by more than an hour, Olongapo and Subic Bay, the Southern entry to Zambales is now only 2 hours from Manila and only 40 minutes from Angeles City.
To travel the entire length of this beautiful Coastal Province will only take you around 4 hours, it offers you a spectacular Coastal Highway framed between the Zambales Mountains and the South China Sea.

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Updated 07-15-11

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. Cr
uz, Candaleria, Masinloc,
Palauig, 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 and
Parties. Last of the Municipalities is Subic home of the fabulous Subic Bay, Home of one of the largest United States Naval Bases outside
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 Bay.
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, Hermana Menor
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 recreation.
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 Iba
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.