Ocean Adventure is deemed one of the most popular Subic attractions and features marine animals that lure in guests to an entertaining and educational experience. Swim with a false killer whale, get kissed by a seal, or simply marvel at the different tricks these highly-trained magnificent creatures can perform. Let this open-water marine park dazzle you with its marine animals.
Originally from the term “Hubek”, which was later on Americanized to its name today, Subic is known to be a top playground for sports and extreme adventures. Caressing the sublime Subic Bay, this is a place where visitors can go parasailing, yachting, kayaking, scuba diving and jet-skiing while still being able to go trekking, camping, go-kart racing and horseback riding. All these exciting activities allow Subic visitors to experience great adventures both in water and on land.
Subic is also popularly known for its culture and cuisine with coffee shops and popular restaurants such as Xtremely Xpresso, Gerry’s Grill, Meat Plus and A Tavola. However, your Subic adventure doesn’t end when the sun sets. A Subic trip is definitely not complete without sampling the nightlife filled with great food, live bands and a lot of partying. Since Subic is but a short 2-hour drive from Metro Manila, it has become a favorite weekend getaway of those living in the city.
But Subic is much more than an easy weekend escape. Surprisingly, the place has a lot of history. It was once the location of the American Naval Base. The area has always been eyed as a naval port since the Spanish colonization. During the American control, the bay was converted into a repair station during the events of World War II. After the war, Subic was returned to the Philippines and converted into a free port and commercial zone.
Today, Subic is filled with both modern conveniences and wild nature. With paved winding roads that lead to the ancient forest just beside the abandoned American barracks, Subic is certainly a site to behold. Finding accommodations won’t be a problem since lodgings can be just right for a backpacker’s budget and can be perfect for those who want to splurge. With Subic being a huge playground of eco-wilderness, industrial parks, great resorts and a glorious beach all together, visitors are in for one memorable trip.
As one of the most industrialized places in the Philippines, Subic Bay offers a wide array of healthcare institutions that provide efficient, reliable and quality medical services to both the residents and tourists in the area. Medical healthcare centers in Subic assure reasonable costs and immediate response to emergency cases. Here are some of the notable medical healthcare establishments that will certainly take care of your physical condition in Subic.
Considered to be one of the tertiary medical care establishments, the TotalMed Subic Ambulatory and Medical Center boasts of the most advanced medical care [Read more…]
The Zoobic Safari presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience of a 25-hectare amusement park full of exotic animals roaming around in their natural habitat. Zoobic may very-well be the closest thing to an actual wild animal jungle in the area. The safari is nestled amidst the jungle of a former U.S Naval Magazine. No clearing or destruction of any of the lush vegetations occurred upon building the site.
Zoobic is divided into five main attractions with each one as full of excitement as the other. Each visiting group is assigned to a tour guide who will take you around [Read more…]
Subic has become popular for its establishments that sell imported and local goods. Up until recently, items sold here were tax-free, resulting to lower prices that made shopping in Subic ideal to many. Due to the Congress lifting Subic’s tariff exemptions, store owners were forced to increase their prices in order to survive. Despite that, Subic shopping still boasts of their malls that mostly carry American goods. Although there are no big malls around in Subic, here are some of the establishments that will allow you to enjoy Subic Bay shopping:
Freeport Exchange Mart – The Freeport Exchange Mart offers affordable brand items that are easy on the pocket. Visitors flock to the mart for their export [Read more…]
The El Kabayo Equestrian Center located in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone offers a wide variety of horse-related activities. Most horses are imported from the United States, Australia and Argentina, with thoroughbreds, saddlebreds, standardbreds and quarter horses available. These horses offer a great contrast to the native breeds found in the Philippines. Quality horses that are retired from horse sports and show circuits can be found here. Some of the horses even have championship blood lines that are imported from other countries. Even though riding may not be your cup of tea, a visit to this equestrian center is well worth the trip even if only just to marvel at the magnificent horses or take a tour around the facility.
The now extremely popular stable of Subic Bay features a unique and clever twist. The facility is a replica of an old western town that looks straight out of an [Read more…]
Although Subic Bay beaches do not come close to the white sand beaches of Boracay, they bay area boasts of its own attractions. Both local and foreign tourists flock to Subic Bay for its cool breeze and different water activities. Most of the beaches in Subic Bay are located in Barrio Baretto. The best thing about it is that swimming Subic is just a stone’s throw away from Manila, which makes it the ideal city gateway.
Here are some of the Subic beaches to consider: [Read more…]