Places to Visit in Zambales

Magalawa Island
Just recently, the province of Zambales became more popular because of the issue about the West Philippine Sea arbitration case with China. The long stretch of shoreline, facing the West Philippine Sea, has fine white sand, the water is crystal clear, the ambiance is absolutely refreshing, and more to offer. Having said that, since it is already considered as tourist destinations, beach resorts created variety of water activities like scuba diving. Here are just some of the famous beaches in Zambales:

First is Magalawa Island (photo above), it has fine white sand, like Boracay, and surrounded by crystal clear waters. The horizon and the sunset are amazingly remarkable. It is really hard to explain but photos will describe it for you. Our story here: Magalawa Island.

Anawangin
Anawangin Beach is one of the famous spots in Zambales. This area has a long stretch of fine white sand, the water is cool and crystal clear and the area has an amazing ambiance. Water activities and island hopping can also be tried. Our story here: Anawangin Cove

Potipot Island
Potipot Island is similar to the other white beaches in the province. This islet is surrounded by fine white sand, crystal clear waters and has a cool ambiance. Since there's no hotel and resorts, camping by the beach is highly recommended. This islet is 15 to 30 minutes travel from the mainland of Zambales.

Mt. Pundaquit
After the gorgeous beaches, let's go to the higher altitudes. If you are looking for additional challenge, traversing Mt. Pundaquit to Anawangin Cove is highly suggested. This mountain has a challenging terrain because the trail is open, without tall trees on the sides, so expect for a hot trek. During our ascend, the river was dry and it makes a gorgeous rock formation on the trail. Our story here: Mt. Pundaquit

Aeta Tribes
If you’re planning for an outreach program targeting indigenous people, Aeta Tribe in Sitio Cawag, Zambales is open for donations, especially school supplies. During our outreach program, with our group Batang Hamog Mountaineers, we witnessed the tears and genuine happiness while giving out school supplies. The new generation Aetas are eager to get proper education and they need our help. Let’s help them!!