Places to Relax and Unwind in Subic - Philippines

Subic Bay in Zambales has always been known as a prime destination spot for people looking for a place to spend their weekend and free time. Some of the Top 5 Places to Relax and Unwind in Subic Philippines are:

Nabasan Beach

Nabasan Beach in Subic is one of the most frequented places by tourists due to the fact that you can do a lot of activities in its crystal clear waters. Tourists who are interested in jet skiing can go to NETWORX JETSPORTS located on Waterfront Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone(Besides the Gerrys Grill Restaurant) with telephone number (6347)252-3469 and Fax Number (6347) 252-3469.

For tourists who want to just sit back and relax while enjoying a nice cruise, they can avail of the one hour Subic Bay Cruise. The cruise already includes meal for the whole trip. The cruise can accommodate around ten-thirty passengers at a given time. The schedules of the cruise are: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 7:00-8:00 p.m. The departure area for the cruise is at fleet landing near the Bldg.229 on the Waterfront Road. Tourists that are interested to join the cruise need to book their slot a day before or three hours before the actual cruise. Any cancellations will not be honored and interested tourists should pay before boarding the cruise.

For those people that want to see the beautiful marine life and underwater wrecks in Subic, then Scuba Diving is for them. The Subic Bay Aqua Sports, which is located on Bldg. 249 Waterfront Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone offers Scuba Diving packages like the Full Equipment Package, which is worth $30 dollars. It is already inclusive of a pair of wreck dives, a dive master, boat, a regulator with S.P.G., B.C., Tanks, Weights, Masks, Fins and Suits.

Interested parties can call (6347) 252-7343/3005 or Fax (6347) 252-6084. The Basic Package is worth $25 dollars inclusive with a pair of wreck dives, dive master, boat, tanks and weights.

JEST Camp (Jungle Environment Survival Training Camp)

For those people that are adventurous and want to experience what US Special Forces and the Navy Seals, JEST Camp is the destination for them. Tourists can learn which vine is safe to be a drinking source, make coffee from jungle seeds or learn which bark of tree can be pounded for medicinal purposes. The JEST Camp also offers scenic viewing, camping, a mini-zoo, insectariums and a butterfly kingdom.

Zoobic Safari

The Zoobic Safari can be found in the Jungles of Subic and is built on the site of the former U.S. Naval Magazine. Subic is just three hours from Manila. There is a daily bus service from Olongapo City. But if tourists prefer a ferry, there is a ferry service that leaves the CCP terminal located in Manila Bay to Orion, which lasts for about 1 ½ hours. From Orion, Bataan, there are buses that tourists can ride into Olongapo City to Subic Bay.

For Zoobics Safari exact address, it can be found in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone which is the ex US Naval Base. The actual address is Group 1, Ilanin Forest, Subic Freeport Zone. The Zoobic Safari will be enjoyed by tourists who want to unwind from a busy schedule and at the same time love nature trips. The Safari is divided into five divisions. The admission cost is 295 pesos from Monday to Thursday and 395 pesos on Friday to Sunday.

The five main attractions in Zoobic Safari are 1st; the Zoobic Park Petting Zoo-The Petting Zoo contains miniature horses, birds, pigs and other animals that tourists can pet on especially children. There is also a tourist guide that will explain all of the animals in the Petting Zoo. 2nd; the Zoobic Serpentarium-the Serpentarium contains different kinds of reptiles and located in an old ammunition bunker which helps the animals keep their cool in a hot day.

3rd; the Tiger Safari-this is literally a close encounter with Tigers. Tourists will ride a jeepney type vehicle that is enclosed with wires. The jeep will then ride throughout the safari where tourists can see the tigers in their natural habitat. For additional thrill, tourists can purchase live chickens, which can then be use to attract the tigers closer to the jeep. The chickens can also be used to feed the tigers.

4th; the Tiger Close Encounter-tourists can see different kinds of tigers in cages and a tour guide will also explain the origin of each tiger.

5th; the Zoobic Savannah-the Savannah contains ostriches, wild boar, pot-bellied pigs and other interesting animals.

Ocean Adventure

Ocean Adventure can be found near Camayan Beach and the Ilanin Forest. Ocean Adventure is appropriate for those people that love marine animals because the marine park contains dolphins, a false killer whale, sharks and sea lions. The park also offers different kinds of wild life like monkeys and birds.

It also considered to be the first and only open-water marine park in Southeast Asia. The entrance to the park is worth 450 pesos. But tourists should expect to shell out more if they want to experience the different activities in the marine park like animal encounter where guests can interact with the marine animals, beach encounter and others. For additional information on these different activities, people can log in on

Subic Extreme Adventure Park

This is also appropriate for people who love adventure. Some of the things that tourists can experience in the adventure park are tension traversing, high ladder climbing, canopy sliding and high pole jumping. Adventurous tourists will really enjoy their time in the park.