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.