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Vacation rentals in Zambales

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Villa in Cabangan
Balay Angkan 3 Beachfront Villas Zambales
BALAY ANGKAN is beachfront property in Cabangan, Zambales. We offer private and exclusive accommodation, with spacious area and wide beachfront so you can enjoy an unobstructed view of the sea and majestic sunsets. This is our family vacation place where you can relax, spend quality time, get in touch with nature. The listing offers 3 modern yet native inspired villas. The 5 teepee huts are available for use for more than 16guests. We suggest to book at least 2 nights to make your stay worth it!
$451 per night
Townhouse in Zambales
Umi Nest: Clean, Pet Friendly, Netflix, Breakfast!
A tropical hideaway to unwind with your fur babies, our #UmiNest is a 40sqm first floor apartment in the hills 10 mins drive from Subic CBD. 5mins to Royal Duty Free, 15mins to Subic airport, waterfalls and beaches. >Pet friendly >Comfy beds >Gated village >Garden view >Wi-Fi >Hot water >Netflix >Air-con >Breakfast >Kitchen >Outdoor tub >Hammock >Back patio >Discounts for 2+ nights @thenestbythesea is a tax paying business. SBMA Permit #1769 No last minute rebooking!
$63 per night
Home in San Felipe
Casita Tangi-ParadisePoint Liwa
A 20 sqm private Casita within the Manor. Can comfortably fit 2 guests. Enjoy the airconditioned room with private space on your veranda and own bathroom. Plus get to enjoy the sun for your drying needs at your back door. With beach access and enjoy the beautiful sunset. At the center of Liwa community.
$70 per night

Other great vacation rentals in Zambales

Vacation home in Olongapo
1 BR Near beach & establishments in Olongapo-Subic
$40 per night
Villa in San Felipe
The Vibe at Liwa
$364 per night
Bungalow in Cabangan
H2 - Beach House @ Clearwater Beach Zambales
$93 per night
Loft in Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Awesome Loft Experience with pool, NETFLIX & WIFI
$41 per night
Apartment in Iba
PAINAWA, Other Zambales 5
$32 per night
Guesthouse in Botolan
Balay Batanes Cubo Loft style for transient stay!
$62 per night
Hut in San Felipe
Private kubo surrounded by river for Nature Lovers
$31 per night
Home in Cabangan
2 Bedroom beach front Villa
$178 per night
Apartment in Olongapo
Studio type 5B
$24 per night
Condo in Olongapo
Stylish & Comfortable studio in central location
$40 per night
Hut in Cabangan
Faith Bay Huts 3
$45 per night
Condo in Olongapo City
Pet-Friendly Studio Apartment - SBMA Olongapo City
$51 per night

Your guide to Zambales

Welcome to Zambales

Zambales may be located just 80 miles from the dense crowds of Metro Manila, but this province on the central-western coast of Luzon presents a dramatic vibe shift: horseshoe-shaped coves with sandy beaches, colorful waterfront resorts, craggy chains of mountains draped in mossy rain forests. Needless to say, the South China Sea is a major draw. Subic Bay and Olongapo, the province’s biggest city, are prime destinations for Manilans seeking relaxation and international travelers alike, and you’ll find plenty of restaurants, waterparks, and attractions to entertain.

But if you’re craving a more serene stretch of the coastline, head north to the smaller towns. Charter a boat to explore the tropical islands that freckle the Zambales coast, or rent a surfboard for a week to ride the swells, which range from gentle and reliable to thrill-inducing depending on the spot. Zambales is famed throughout Luzon for its sugary gold mangos, and you’ll find markets stocked with local tropical fruits of all kinds to snack on.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Zambales

Does it ever get cold in tropical Zambales? Only if you climb Mount Tapulao and stay on the peak overnight. Along the central western edge of Luzon, temperatures remain constant between the 70s and the 90s Fahrenheit, and the humidity ranges from the comfortable to the oppressive — unless you’re on (and in) the water. During the wet, monsoon season, from June through September, it pours — frequently and copiously — and the cloud cover can seem endless.

The dry season lasts from late fall through early spring, which coincides with peak travel, and is a popular time to stay in a private beach house with pool for rent. Surfers flock to the coast from October to February, when the South China Sea’s easy swells grow more dramatic. In late October, the streets of Olongapo fill with dancers and music acts for three days during the city’s Mardi Gras, and in April Iba celebrates the sweet joys of the dinamulag mango, one of the Philippines’ best varieties, with sports, sand sculpture contests, and of course mango costumes.

Top things to do in Zambales

Pundaquit Beach

Pundaquit Beach is located in the relaxed town of San Antonio, 25 miles northwest of Olongapo. You can spend all day lounging on its fine ash sands in your swimwear, taking frequent dips into the warm blue waters of the South China Sea. But Pundaquit is also a central point for exploring the surrounding coves and islands. Rent a boat to visit nearby Capones Island, with its picturesque lighthouse, or the secluded Anawangin and Nagsasa coves, where you can camp overnight.

Mount Pinatubo

Mount Pinatubo made international news in 1991, when the volcano erupted, spewing miles into the air and sending flows of mud and ash roaring down the valleys. The eruption changed wide sections of the Zambales coastline and created a crater lake 1.5 miles across. You can access the peak via the tourist office in Santa Juliana, due east of Iba, where you can rent a 4 x 4 vehicle for a bumpy trip up the mountainside to reach the trailhead for a three-hour hike to the shore of the clear, blue-green lake.

Subic Bay

If your ideal vacation day is split between beach time and cocktail hour, the cities that ring Subic Bay — long home to a U.S. naval base — are set up to satisfy both sides of your personality. Manilan families flock here for the resorts, nature parks, and activities, and Olongapo is home to restaurants, shopping malls, and thriving night markets. But on the outer reaches of the bay, you can find quiet stretches of sand and underwater coral reefs to explore.

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