Subic Bay Freeport Zone: Your Nature Adventure and Urban Escape

Most of the time, it is hard to mix up the perks of having the comfort of the city and the serene settings of nature. Good thing you could find it all here. Great beaches, nature adventure parks, shopping malls and a variety of hotel; the list goes on to satisfy the urban tourist. This is also the reason why it is one of the tourist destinations that is gaining popularity both internationally and locally.

Subic Bay is approximately a two-hour drive from Metro Manila via SCTEX. Not to be confused with Subic Town, which is also only a few minutes away. It is close to Olongapo City and Bataan. It was previously known as the Subic Naval Base and was occupied by the Americans from 1885 to 1991. After the Americans left, it was restored by then Olongapo City Mayor Richard Gordon, and made it one of the key economic hub of Central Luzon.

Since the area is surrounded by lush forests, it is a perfect place for those who would like to experience jungle survival tours. There are also some areas to go camping in the forest. The variety of fauna adds up to the feel of nature tripping. For kids and kids at heart, close encounters with dolphins, tigers and other wild animals are possible with the existence of nature parks like Zoobic Safari and Ocean Adventure. Furthermore, beach enthusiasts have a lot of resorts to choose from, all of which boast clear waters and good accommodation.

Over the years, hotels have sprung up from different locations within the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. Due to the number of competition, you could also expect competitive hotel rates. Some even offer seasonal promotions, so better search the Internet for promos prior to your check in. For shopaholics, Harbor Point Subic would suit all shopping needs. It also hosts a variety of restaurants in and around the zone.

SBFZ has been a popular weekend getaway by both Filipinos and foreigners because it continues to thrive and develop new world class entertainment facilities. It was also able to preserve it’s natural beauty due to strict governing rules. It has been a perfect balance between economic development and nature preservation. Do not miss out the opportunity to visit this exquisite destination!