Breathe in the fresh morning air as Zambales reveals its picturesque landscapes and open seas shine with abundant coral reefs and serene coasts. Abundant in culture and patrimony, the people continues to uplift the values instilled by their ancestors and legacies passed down from generation to generation amidst the modern times.
Visit the late President Ramon Magsaysay’s ancestral house carefully restored to let you take a sentimental glimpse of history. Shout on top of the mountain’s highest peak to commemorate your achievement in embarking on its trails, and rejuvenate when you plunge into the clear blue waters of the island.
There is no best time to visit when you want to go surfing; there are still hundreds of locations still unexplored. San Antonio and San Narciso are the best places to go when you want to ride the waves, rent a board or bring your own, head on over and experience it yourself.
For an adventure of a lifetime, venture on a trek to Mt. Tapulao, Mt. Pinatubo, and Anawangin Cove, to name a few, walk through the trails, and lead yourself to an open paradise. There are a lot of hotels and resorts for your accommodation but camping is not only practical, it will make you feel nature’s vibe by going back to basics. Come and go as you please, stay as late as you want, build a campfire and prepare all the food you can eat.
Be astonished in the magnificent islands and coves in Zambales visited for its tranquil beauty, invigorating waves, and quiet surroundings. Not touched by modern technology yet, cellular signal is scarce, and will leave you to enjoy and be thankful of what is around you rather than being occupied to your social media pedestal. Discover picture-perfect scenes in Anawangin Cove, Nagsasa Cove, Camara Islands, Potipot Island, and Magalawa Island.
There’s a total of 14 Festivals that are celebrated in Zambales, the most popular is the Dinamulag Festival or most commonly called as, Mango Festival. Celebrated in Iba, Zambales every April, witness astounding display of agricultural and local delicacies and other specialties based around the Zambales grown mangoes. It is rated to be “The sweetest Mangos in the World” by the Guinness Book of Records.
Bon appétit (\bȯ-nä-pā-tē\ ): good appetite : enjoy your meal
Bigfoot Restaurant & Rest HouseA place where you can relax while you dine. Bigfoot Restaurant a distinguished establishment in Zambales located near the Pundaquit Area. Once you open the doors you are assured of the quality service that they offer. The interior has a homey ambiance into it, the garden area is also a great place to dine and it is a popular choice for regular customers. Notorious for their crisp and tasty signature pizza, they also serve local cuisines such as Sinigang na Bangus, Bagnet, and other Ilocano favorites. It is also a renowned pick for functions and events that can accommodate 100 persons.
Address: San Narciso Rd, San Antonio, 2206 Zambales
Cocobites RestaurantA hidden treasure in Zambales that serves good food in a comforting venue.Located just a few minutes outside of San Marcelino, on the San Narciso road. Filipino Favorites reasonably priced from their Kare-kare, Pineapple rice, Crispy Pata, and Bagnet Pinakbet, just to name a few. Prepared only by talented Chefs that use fresh ingredients for your nourishment. The restaurant radiates a home away from home vibe while enjoying your meal. The restaurant also holds functions such as Birthdays, Weddings, Birthdays, Meetings, and Seminars that can accommodate 100 persons.
Address: Bugallon Rd, San Marcelino, Zambales
Applegreen Bbq Grill @ PizzaLocated in front of the Castillejos Public Market is the D.M.Juico Building home for a posh and quaint restaurant called The Applegreen BBQ Grill. A favoured location for locals that craves Comfort Food at its finest after a long days work, from burgers, pastas, sizzling plates and desserts best devoured in the company of good friends and family. Pick of the bunch served any time of the day.
Address: National Highway Castillejos, Zambales
Casa San Miguel’s Backstage CaféThe house of music, fine arts, and great culinary scene, Casa San Miguel is a hidden treasure in the small town of Pundaquit in San Antonio. Just a few minutes away from the town proper, enter in canvass painted by nature. Lush and tall mango orchards, fresh air, and a walk-way full of flower beds. Walk your way to the Backstage Café where ingenious dessert selections. Share a momentous event in your life may it be a wedding, Birthday, Programs, Stage Plays, etc. in the Ramon Corpus Hall that can accommodate 80 persons or for a more nostalgic effect, the Casa San Miguel Fountain Garden.
Address: Evangelista St., Barrio San Miguel San Antonio
Pasamano RestaurantA quiet and tranquil restaurant along the highway of Castillejos that offers a diverse list of delicacies with an Ilocano Twist. The surrounding of the restaurant promotes an al fresco mode of dining for some guests. They also have a Videoke room where you can sing your heart out while you dine and enjoy your meal.
The environment of the restaurant promotes companionship together with good food and amazing service. Celebrate birthdays, weddings, baptismal, and convenient for meetings and seminars as well.
Address: BRGY. Magsaysay, National Highway, Castillejos, Zambales
LC's Place RestaurantIn the quiet town of Cabangan Zambales, there is a remarkable restaurant that offers Ilocano dishes and then some. From their wide array of Pancit Guisado, sandwiches, shakes, and drinks. They also have delicacies from the grill, appetizers, Pulutan, and all time breakfast and yes it is called "all time" because it’s available all day bargains, they have a live band perform every Saturday and a KTV Bar perfect for barkadas and families.
Address: Zambales Cabangan , Zambales
After Six Zambales
Zambales has a different approach when it comes to after six activities; it is the finest nature- based family or barkada getaway. While the rest of the populace opts for a loud and drunken good time, some prefer a more peaceful and relaxing ambiance away from the busy streets of the metro. As soon as the sun sets folks would set up a camp and take turns to create a bonfire. Once the scenery is set and the bonfire well lit, groups circle around the light to enjoy S’mores, grilled concoction, and a bottle of cold one, music from a playing guitar, enthusiastic singing, and laughter.
Zambales also serves as a host to the biggest music festival called Summer Siren an event that is celebrated yearly during summer. The Mango and Sibit-Sibit festival are not to be missed by tourist and locals that celebrate the bountiful agricultural products the province is known for.