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Subic has been one of the top vacation spots north of Manila because of its

accessibility from the metro and its many attractions. The Zambales town is
just a four-hour drive from Metro Manila and offers unique shopping, dining
and adventure options. Being a former US military base, the activities
available in Subic cater to both locals and tourists. If you want to enjoy
nature, get wet and wild or just soak up the sun, here are the top 15 things
to do in Subic.

 Get Wet and Wild at Inflatable Island

 Play with the Animals at Zoobic Safari
 USS New York Sea Wreck
 Cliff dive at El Kabayo Waterfalls
 Survive a Real-Life Hunger Games at JEST Camp
 Play with Dolphins at Ocean Adventure
 Challenge Yourself at the interactive Funtastic Park
 Go Bird Watching!
 Ride the Waves with Networx Jet Sports
 Drink Up at Baguio Craft Brewery Subic
 Scootourista Festival
 Swim, Dive, Snorkel at Capones Island
 Shop ‘til You Drop at Royal Duty Free
 Party ‘til sun down at Summer Siren Festival
 Get the Latest for Less at Nike Factory Store
1. Get Wet and Wild at Inflatable Island
Ever wondered what it’s like to brave the “Wipeout” course or “Ninja
Warrior” obstacles? Well, now, you can experience the same thing in Subic!
Inflatable Island is the biggest floating playground in Asia. Situated at the
Subic Bay waters, the 3,400-square meter inflatable course is as big as 8
basketball courts and features different slides, towers, bridges, swings and
human launchers. Definitely an experience you will never forget!

 Location: Subic Bay Waters, National Highway, Lower Kalaklan,

Olongapo City
 Fee(s):
– P799 (two-hour pass)
– P1,099 (half-day pass)
– P1,499 (whole day pass)
 Operation Hours: 8am-5:50pm daily
 Best For: Barkadas, Adventure seekers
 Highlights: Human Launcher, Giant Tarzan Swing and Slide, Giant
 Activity Tips:
– You can bring your gadgets to the playground(cellphone, camera, etc),
just make sure it’s kept waterproof and has its own floaters.
– The tickets include whole day access to Samba Beach, Bali Lounge and
the Floating Zoo.
 Insider Info: Tickets bought online are cheaper than walk-in rates, so
best to book your passes earlier.
 Contact Details:
Phone: +63 9171501103, +63 9178352665
Email/ Site:,
Facebook: @InflatableIslandPh
2. Play with the Animals at Zoobic Safari

Zoobic Safari is a 25-hectare land that is home to a diverse set of animals

roaming freely in their simulated natural habitat. Possibly the best zoo in the
Philippines, it offers over a dozen main attractions that the whole family will
enjoy. From feeding crocodiles to having photos with pythons, getting up
close with tigers to browsing through animal fossils, Zoobic Safari has it all.

 Location: Group1 Ilanin Forest, Forest Adventure Park, Subic Bay

Freeport Zone
 Fee(s): P695 (adults), P595 (kids)
 Operation Hours: 8am-4pm (Day Safari), 6pm (Night Safari)
 Best For: Families, Kids, Animal Lovers
 Highlights: Sky Safari, Animal Photo Opportunity, Tiger Safari, Night
 Activity Tips:
– You can purchase a whole chicken (PHP200.00) to feed the tigers
during your safari ride.
– Zoobic Night Safari registration starts at 5:00pm, better to register on
time to avoid long queues.
 Insider Info: You can purchase a Family package good for 4, inclusive of
set lunch for P2,499.
 Contact Details:
Phone: +632 847 0413
Email/ Site:,
Facebook: @zoobicsafariofficial

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3. USS New York Sea Wreck

Subic Bay boasts of over 19 diving wreck sites and one of the most popular
is the USS New York shipwreck. Built in 1891, it was used during World War
I and II and was the fastest armored cruiser in the world. In was scuttled in
Subic in 1941, to prevent the Japanese from using its armory. At a depth of
30m, its propellers and 8” guns are still intact perfect for exploring divers.

 Location: Subic Bay

 Operation Hours:
– El Coral Reef Dive Center: 6:30am-7pm daily
– Arizona Dive Shop: 8am-8pm daily
 Best For: Experienced Divers
 Highlights: The USS New York still has four of its massive turret guns
intact and at 110m, the wreck is one of the largest in the bay with
enough area for divers to explore.
 Activity Tip: Bring an underwater camera! You wouldn’t want to miss
capturing its beauty 100-feet deep.
 Insider Info: Accommodations are usually available at diving shops too.
 Contact Details:
El Coral Reef Dive Center:
Phone: +63 9295858244
Email/ Site:,
Facebook: @diveinsubicbay
Arizona Dive Shop
Phone: +6347 222 0962, +63 9989938257
Email/ Site:
Facebook: @arizonadivesubic

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4. Cliff dive at El Kabayo Waterfalls

El Kabayo Waterfalls is considered one of the best picnic spots in Subic.

Aside from the option to cook your own food (or have the caretaker cook it
for a fee), swimming in the cool fresh waters of the two cascading falls is
something the whole family will enjoy. If you’re more adventurous, then you
can try diving off the 15-foot cliff. Just take extra care and caution as
lifeguards aren’t available in the area.

 Location: El Kabayo Road, Binictican, Subic Bay Freeport Zone

 Fee(s): P50 (per person for the Falls), P100 (for the picnic), P500
(overnight stay)
 Best For: barkadas, thrill-seekers
 Highlights: Cliff diving is a must! But for those who are less
adventurous, a picnic by the falls will be very relaxing.
 Activity Tips:
– Safety first! Take the necessary caution while enjoying the falls.
– If you plan to stay in the area overnight, don’t forget to bring your tent
 Insider Info: The trail could be very muddy after rain, so make sure to
wear the right footwear.
 Contact Details:
Phone: (SBMA Tourism) +6347 252 4655/ 4049/ 4242, +6347 252 4154/
Email/ Site:

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5. Survive a Real-Life Hunger Games at JEST Camp

At JEST Camp’s Hunger Games, everyone volunteers as tributes! The Jungle
Environmental Survival Training (JEST) Camp has been offering indigenous
survival skills training for more than half a decade now and now it has added
a Hunger Games arena to its attractions. Learn how to make and cook over
fire, build shelter, stalk and camouflage in the jungle to be the Hunger
Games victor. It’s definitely an experience you’ll never forget!

 Location: Upper Mau, Cubi-Triboa, Subic Bay Freeport Zone

 Fee(s): P999 per person (minimum of 20)
 Operation Hours: 8:30am-5pm daily
 Best For: The Ultimate Adventurer
 Highlights: The games! After a morning full of training, it’s time to
survive in the “arena” where all other trainees/ tributes fight to remain in
the games using the skills learned from training. “Weapons” and survival
items are available in the games’ Cornucopia, just like in the hit movie
“The Hunger Games.”
 Activity Tips:
– Advance booking is required for the Jest Camp Hunger Games.
– The adventure will require running, jumping and other robust
movements, be sure you’re actively capable before joining the game or
you might injure yourself.
 Contact Details:
Phone: +6347 252 1489, +63 9177964668
Email/ Site:,
Facebook: @JESTCamp

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6. Play with Dolphins at Ocean Adventure

Ocean Adventure is the first open water marine theme park in Southeast
Asia and has become of the best tourist spots in Subic. It features over two
dozen attractions for the whole family to enjoy. If you want the ultimate
experience, you can choose to swim with the dolphins and sea lions for a
fee. A visit to Ocean Adventure is one of the best things to do in Subic for
kids and animal lovers.

 Location: Camayan Wharf, West Ilanin Forest Area, Subic Bay Freeport
 Fee(s): P788 (adult), P628 (child and senior), check site for additional
activity fees
 Operation Hours: 9am-6pm daily
 Best For: Families, Animal Lovers
 Highlights: Watch the dolphins and whales do tricks and perform in front
of you! For an additional fee, you can even swim with them.
 Activity Tips:
– The sun could make your trip warm and at times sweaty, be sure to
dress appropriately. Bring a cap and sunscreen.
– Charge up your phones and cameras so you won’t miss a moment.
Snap away!
 Insider Info: Certified divers may go underwater with dolphins for
P4,250. But if you aren’t a certified diver, you may take the course with
Ocean Adventure’s partner Camayan Divers.
 Contact Details:
Phone: +6347 252 9000, +6347 252 5885
Email/ Site:,
Facebook: @oceanadventuresubicbay

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7. Challenge Yourself at the interactive Funtastic Park

Funtastic Park is an educational theme park in Subic that offers kids and kids
at heart fun and unique activities. It features 10 main attractions that will
challenge the mind, promote creativity and ultimately entertain the whole

 Location: Bldg. 2070 Corregidor Highway, Ilanin Forest, East District,

Subic Bay Freeport Zone
 Fee(s): P350 per person
 Operation Hours: 9am-6pm daily
 Best For: Kids, Families
 Highlights: Mirror Maze, Trick Art Paintings, Optical Illusion Wall
 Activity Tip: Ticket purchase is at Funtastic Park front office. For big
groups though, you may contact them ahead for arrangements.
 Insider Info: Funtastic Park is just a few minutes away from Zoobic
Safari and Ocean Adventure, so you can visit them after.
 Contact Details:
Phone: +6347 250 3099, +63 9985309377
Email/ Site:
Facebook: @funtasticsu
8. Go Bird Watching!
Subic has been declared as one of the 13 best bird-watching sites in the
Philippines. And while this may not be among the popular things to do in
Subic, it definitely is an experience won’t forget! There are over 11 spots in
the town ideal for appreciating the beauty of nature and more than 180 bird
species, but you can visit the two best sites: Magaul Bird Park or Ilanin

 Locations:
– Magaul Bird Park: Upper Mau, Cubi-Triboa, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
– Ilanin Forest, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
 Fee(s):
– Magaul Bird Park: P650
– Ilalin Forest: FREE
 Operation Hours: 8:30am-5pm daily
 Best For: Nature Lovers
 Highlights:
– Wings of the World show in Magaul Bird Park features over 500 birds
flying over you all at once. Discover rare species and colorful feathery
friends in a one-of-a-kind spectacle.
– For serious bird watchers, Ilalin Forest is the best place to find a variety
of forest birds, including the Philippine pygmy woodpecker.
 Activity Tips:
– Birds at Magaul Bird Park get up close and personal, so make sure your
kids won’t freak out so the birds won’t too.
– You can rent a bike and pedal away in the Ilalin Forest to explore its
beauty while looking out for rare bird species.
 Insider Info: You need a birding permit to go Bird Watching at Ilanin
Forest but the process is worth it. They’ll give you a full list of birding
trails in Subic as well.
 Contact Details:
Magaul Bird Park JEST Camp
Phone: +6347 252 1489, +63 9177964668
Email/ Site:,
Facebook: @JESTCamp
SBMA Ecology Department: +6347 252 4155

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9. Ride the Waves with Networx Jet Sports

Swimming is not the only thing you can do in Subic Bay’s waters, extreme
water sports is also an awesome option. Networx Jet Sports offers thrill
seekers a range of watersports equipment to rent or even purchase — from
the usual jet skis to more rip-roaring gadgets like flyboards, hoverboards
and parasails.

 Location: Water Front Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone

 Fee(s):
– Jetovator: P4,500 for 20mins
– Bandwagon: P350 for 15mins
– Jetski: P3,500 for 60mins
– Banana Boat: P250 for 15mins
– Hoverboard: P4,500 for 20mins
– Parasail: P1,500 for 10mins
 Operation Hours: 7am-11pm daily
 Best For: Thrill seekers
 Highlights: Banana Boat, Parasailing, Flyboarding, Hoverboarding
 Activity Tip: If you have the budget, you may inquire about their Yacht
cruise and schedule a rental ahead of time.
 Insider Info: They regularly add new offers and attractions, so best to
inquire ahead of time.
 Contact Details:
Phone: +63 9228129832, +6347 252 3469
Email/ Site:,
Facebook: @NetworxJetsportsSubic

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10. Drink Up at Baguio Craft Brewery Subic

Nothing beats a good conversation over good food and drinks and at Baguio
Craft Brewery in Subic you get that and more! The pub offers drinks unlike
any other in Manila — fresh, traditionally-brewed, handcrafted beers with no
preservatives and additives. They offer more than 50 brews and 21 craft
beers, the largest selection in the country. For those who’d prefer non-
alcoholic beverages, Baguio Craft Brewery also features a selection of
mocktails and mouth-watering dishes perfect for bonding moments with

 Location: Riverwalk, Harbor Point Ayala Mall, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
 Fee(s): drinks start at P150
 Operation Hours: 5pm-1am (Mondays to Fridays), 1pm-1am (Saturdays
to Sundays)
 Best For: Barkadas, Beer lovers
 Highlights: Fruit Beers
 Activity Tip: Try their refreshing Mocktails too, non-alcoholic drinks
made from fresh fruits and herbs.
 Insider Info: Baguio Craft Brewery is 100% Filipino-owned and aims to
provide jobs to locals at their three branches – Baguio, Subic and Cebu
(soon to open).
 Contact Details:
Phone: +6347 306 5699
Email/ Site:,
Facebook: @BaguioCraftBrewery

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11. Scootourista Festival

Festivals are usually decorated by dancers in colorful costumes and floats
adorned with flowers and all kinds of grandiose elaborations. But in Subic,
they do a certain fiesta differently — instead of people, they parade their
scooters. A common mode of transportation in the city, what with their wide
roads and fresh air, Scootourista Festival celebrates Subic Bay as an entry
point for bike brands and manufacturers while also encouraging the use of
the cheap transport option. It’s a one-of-a-kind festival with over 3,000
scooters participating — something you’d wouldn’t to see for yourself.

 Location: Subic Bay Freeport Zone

 Fee(s): FREE
 Best For: Bike enthusiasts and Tourists
 Highlights: Aside from the parade, races and rallies are organized for
festival attendees to join. At night, live bands and trade exhibits entertain
the crowd, in true pinoy fiesta-style.
 Activity Tip: If you don’t have a bike, you can rent one and join the
parade that runs from Olongapo City to Zambales, Bataan and stops at
Subic Bay.
 Insider Info: The festival is commercial and nature, with brands like
Honda and Mitsubishi joining regularly.
 Contact Details:
Phone: (SBMA Tourism) +6347 252 4655/ 4049/ 4242, +6347 252 4154/
Email/ Site:

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12. Swim, Dive, Snorkel at Capones Island

About a two-hour car and boat ride from Subic Bay is Capones Island. The
island is known for its clear blue waters, white rocky sand beaches and one
of the best coral reef diving spots in the country. The natural beauty of the
place, coupled with the awe-striking sunset will be the perfect cap to your

 Location: San Antonio, Zambales

 Budget: P1,800
 Operation Hours: Boats for rent are available from early morning to
sunset, best to travel during the morning.
 Best For: Nature lovers, Divers, Adventurous
 Highlights:
– The beautiful coral reef formations are what makes Capones Island a
must-visit for divers and nature lovers. The clear blue waters makes it
easier to appreciate the beauty of the reefs and the reef fishes around.
– Faro de Punta Capones, or Capones Island Lighthouse, is an icon in
 Insider Info: Capones Island is close to several other islands, coves and
diving spots. You may want to go island hopping too.
 Contact Details:
El Coral Reef Dive Center:
Phone: +63 9295858244
Email/ Site:,
Facebook: @diveinsubicbay
Boat Rental:
Phone: +63 9093120345, +63 9162732887
Email/ Site:

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13. Shop ‘til You Drop at Royal Duty Free

Filipinos love food, and they also love shopping. But if there’s one thing
Filipinos love the most, it’s a good discount. Big sales happen every month
in the biggest of mall chains in Manila, but in Subic bargains are as normal
as the sunset. The land of outlet stores and bargain shops, Subic is also
synonymous with Royal Duty Free. Because items are tax free, you’ll find
almost everything for super low prices. Food, chocolates, apparel, toys,
perfume, shoes — you name, they have it at bagsak presyo.

 Locations:
– Manila Avenue, cor. Canal Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
– Palm Street, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
 Operation Hours: 9am-8pm daily
 Best For: Barkadas, Families, Shopaholics, Foodies
 Highlights: Scouring through thousands of items all on sale is a highlight
in and of itself!
 Activity Tips:
– It is best to come prepared with a budget in mind so you won’t
– Prices are more often than not in US Dollars, so bring a calculator (or
your smartphone) and search about the latest conversion rate (more or
less) so you can do the calculation before checkout.
 Insider Info: Aside from the always-on-discount prices, they also have
regular sales, so check their Facebook page to be updated.
 Contact Details:
Phone: +6347 252 3258
Email/ Site:
Facebook: @royaldutyfreesubicph
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14. Party ‘til sun down at Summer Siren Festival

Summer Siren Festival brings three of the best parts of summer together:
art, music and the beach. Already on its fourth year, the festival offers three
days of non-stop fun — from themed pool parties to concerts by the shore to
art activities. Possibly the biggest summer musical festival in the country,
Summer Siren Festival is the ultimate summer escape for beach lovers and
party people!

 Location: Subic Bay Beach, Subic Bay Freeport Zone

 Fee(s): P3,000 (VIP), P1,500 (party only passes)
 Best For: Barkadas, Beach lovers and Party-goers
 Highlights: Bands and DJs performances
 Activity Tips:
– Plan your trip ahead of time by purchasing your tickets online and
securing accommodations and transportation to and from the venue.
– Food and drinks purchased outside aren’t allowed on the festival
grounds, so make sure you bring enough money for the concessionaires
 Insider Info: Rock and alternative bands usually perform on Day 1,
while DJs play their sets on Day 2.
 Contact Details:
Phone: +632 746 5119, +63 9178475341
Email/ Site:,
Facebook: @SummerSirenFestival

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15. Get the Latest for Less at Nike Factory Store

This is nirvana for sneakerheads, athletic wear fans and athletes! Nike
Factory Store in Subic offers Nike shoes and apparel at a major discount.
Purchase running shoes for just over PHP1,000.00 or even get your second
pair for free! The Nike Factory Store is one reason why shopping is one of
the best things to do in Subic.

 Location: Petron Station, Rizal St. corner Argonaut Highway, Subic Bay
Freeport Zone
 Operation Hours: 9am-9pm
 Best For: Everyone
 Highlights: Nike shoes and apparel for 30, 50, 70% off. They even have
Buy 1 Take 1 offers every so often!
 Insider Info: They also have an outlet in Marikina Riverbanks.
 Contact Details:
Phone: +6347 252 2188
Email/ Site:
Facebook: @NikeFactoryStorePhilippines

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