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Top 9 attractions to explore in Zambales

Zambales is a province located on the western coast of Central Luzon,Philippines. It is basically an agriculture province. The Zambales coastline is most famous for its sandy beaches and deep blue sea teeming with coral reefs.

Attractions in Zambales

Capones IslandCapones Island, San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines

Capones Island or “Isla de Gran Capon” is four kilometers off Barangay Pundaquit of Zambales in the main island of Luzon. This island boasts of white-sand beaches conducive for overnight camping, day picnic and swimming; turquoise water, and rich marine life that is great for diving and snorkeling. The only structure there is an old Spanish lighthouse known as Faro de Punta Capones.

Capones Island LighthouseCapones Island Lighthouse, San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines

Capones Island Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse off the coast of Brgy, in the province of Zambles, in the Philippines. This light guides international vessels coming from the north towards Subic Bay or to Corregidor Island at the entrance to Manila Bay.

Lake PinatuboLake Pinatubo, Botolan, Zambales, Philippines

A beautiful crater lake which was located in the Botolan, Zambales.  The view from this area is truly astonishing and a lot of people visit this place every day. Geophysical evidence shows that there were at least two ancient lakes in the Mapanuepe River valley in the southwestern part of the volcano.

Magalawa IslandMagalawa Island, Palauig, Philippines

Magalawa is one of the 19th barangay in the municipality of Palauig, Province of Zambales, Philippines. Surrounding the island is the China Sea. Beyond the north is the San Salvador Island of Masinloc and on the east is Sitio Luan, Lipay. It is known for its beautiful beaches. Magalawa is 56 hectares in the area. The main source of livelihood is fishing and some are engaged in the shell craft industry. it is now also one of the main tourist areas.

Manleluag Spring National ParkMangatarem, Pangasinan, Philippines

Manleleuag Spring Protected Landscape features world-class hot springs, which have a PH level of 11-13 according to the locals and staff of the eco-park. It is also one of two hot spring locations in Pangasinan, with the other found in Balungao. Pools are readily available for those who want to experience the hot spring, which originates from underground waters coming from Mt. Zambales. Aside from water activities, a viewdeck tower will be available soon upon the development of its trail.

Masinloc ChurchSanta Lucia St, Masinloc, Zambales, Philippines

The San Andres Church is a magnificent reminder of our rich history, its Spanish-era Baroque architecture still steadfast even after the passage of centuries.  It can be found in Masiloc, Zambales, the first town established by the Spanish in province in 1607. The church is has been named a national culture heritage in 1970. The building was founded by Augustinian Recollects in the 18th century. It is one of the oldest churches in the province and dates back 400 years.

Mount PinatuboMt Pinatubo, Botolan, Zambales, Philippines

The mesmerizing mount Pinatubo is located in the Pampanga city and it is famous for it crater lake and the place provides a picturesque view for the visitors. ts eruptive history was unknown to most before the pre-eruption volcanic activities of 1991. it is one of the great trekking destinations in Pampanga.

Mount TapulaoMount Tapulao, Palauig, Zambales, Philippines

Mount Tapulao, known as “High Peak”, can be found in the beautiful province of Zambales. It is the tallest peak in the Zambales Mountain Range. It is also called as the “Poor Man’s Pulag” because the mountain is similar to Mt. Pulag of Benguet in terms of temperature and greenery. People say that the mountain could be a more accessible alternative to Mount Pulag. It has an elevation of 2,037 meters or 6,683 feet above sea level.

San Salvador IslandSan Salvador Island, Zambales, Philippines

A beautiful island that was located in the heart of the Zambales. It is also known as Watling's Island. it is one of the famous tourist place which has white sandy beaches and the island is home to many shallow-water coral reefs, where snorkelers can observe hundreds of fish species without the use of scuba equipment. It is also known for its quick drop in the submerged platform of the island, allowing for numerous dive sites.

Map of attractions in Zambales