The landscape is absolutely beautiful! We were here for a weekend getaway. Just three to four hours drive away from the bustling city of Manila. There are many beaches in Zambales but the coastline of San Felipe somehow got our attention. One word to describe this place: “Serene“. With little to no people or tourists around, you’ll surely have the place for yourself.
The sand has elements of ashes from Mt. Pinatubo‘s explosion back in 1991 but that doesn’t make it any less. Waves can be high at times ranging from 3-4 meters specially during North swell season around October – February. Among the towns in Zambales: San Antonio, San Narciso and San Felipe are highly recommended spots for surfing.
Imagine setting up a campfire at night with your friends or loved ones, playing guitar, singing along while staring at the night sky. Just make sure to book a resort or an overnight place that has a caretaker that can assist you with setting this up, they usually help with getting firewoods from dead tree branches, dried stems etc.
There are so many things to do around Zambales that you can visit when you go to San Felipe. Just behind the coastline of San Felipe you can find Mango plantations but the biggest is located in the town of San Antonio. Rosa Farms is a 12.5-hectare mango-orchard in the coastal province of Zambales, home to the Philippine Carabao Mango. The farm is an agritourism (farm tourism) destination, and is open to walk-in guests who want to experience the ambiance of a real functional farm.
How To Get There:
Via Victory Liner: Cubao/Pasay/Monumento – Iba – San Felipe
Alternate route: Cubao/Pasay/Monumento – Olongapo – San Felipe
That’s it! I’ll share more when I have time, if you have any question about this place please feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to reply as soon as possible.