The province of Zambales in Central Luzon, Philippines, is mostly known for its beaches and coves. They are often characterized by crystal clear waters and lush surrounding views.

A trip to Zambales is a three-hour drive from Manila and a 45-minute drive from Clark International Airport. You can also have a grand time enjoying water sports activities and camping by the sea if you visit any of Anawangin Cove, Nagsasa Cove, Capones Island, and Camara Island. Mount Pinatubo presents another irresistible experience for those who love to hike, ride a 4×4, and marvel at the panoramic views. If you are less adventurous and prefer a comfy staycation, head to Subic for some luxurious pampering. You may also visit a floating playground called Inflatable Island, which lets you slip, slide, swim, and have endless fun.

To help with your trip planning, I’ve added links to the locations on Google Maps. Feel free to click/tap on the links posted below. Then, use the “save” feature on the Google Maps app for easy reference. But before you start ticking goals off your bucketlist, here are travel essentials & discounts you’ll need to check. Pre-book online for a hassle-free trip!

Zambales travel essentials

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1. Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Location: Zambales, Philippines. Save on Google Maps.

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2. Anawangin Cove

Location: Anawangin Cove, Pundaquit, San Antonio, 2206. Save on Google Maps.

3. Nagsasa Cove

Location: Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambales. Save on Google Maps.

4. Capones Island & Lighthouse

Location: Iba, Zambales. Save on Google Maps.

5. Magalawa Island

Location: Palauig, Zambales. Save on Google Maps.

6. Potipot Island

Location: Candelaria, Zambales. Save on Google Maps.

7. Iba Cathedral (St. Augustine Parish Church)

Location: 4 Erdelita St, Iba, Zambales. Save on Google Maps.

8. Zambales Provincial Capitol

Location: Garcia St, Iba, 2201 Zambales. Save on Google Maps.

9. Mt. Pinatubo Volcano Crater Lake

Location: Botolan, Zambales. Save on Google Maps.

10. Mt. Pundaquit Trek

Location: San Antonio, Zambales. Save on Google Maps.

Where to go near Zambales

Clark & Pampanga

Location: Central Luzon region, northern Philippines. Save on Google Maps.

Clark Travel Essentials

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Location: Metro Manila, Luzon, northern Philippines. Save on Google Maps.

Manila Travel Essentials

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Places to visit in Zambales

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Note: Destinations featured above are not listed by rank.

Where to Stay in Zambales

Click below & search recommended Zambales hotels/hostels/home rentals within your budget. Remember to set your min/max price, travel dates, and sort by review ratings. I often book online with these trusted booking sites below for rock-bottom prices & convenient bookings.

Book sooner rather than later if you already have your dates set. Cheaper-priced rooms and hotels with high reviews tend to get fully booked faster, especially during busy days like weekends, holidays & peak tourist seasons.

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