21 Sep 2017 - 8 min read
(photo via Commons, @RioHondo) Appreciate the beauty of the Subic sunset by the beach at Boardwalk Park. Much like Santa Monica Beach in Los Angeles, California, the strip of sand and the serene blue waters make for the perfect spot to relax. The beach is also lined with hotels and restaurants, making one of the top Subic tourist spots to visit.
Possibly the best zoo in the country, Zoobic Safari is a 25-hectare area that simulates the natural habitat of animals so they will feel safe and at home. It offer over a dozen attractions that the whole family will enjoy, including the country’s only Night Safari. If you plan on getting close and personal with the animals, they also have feeding sessions and photo ops with crocodiles, tigers and more.
(photo via Facebook, @OceanAdventureSubicBay) One of the best Subic tourist spots, Ocean Adventure is the first open water marine theme park in Southeast Asia. It features more than 20 main attractions kids and animal lovers will enjoy. From meeting sea animals to swimming with them, Ocean Adventure Subic Bay offers a unique experience you wouldn’t forget. It’s fun and educational!
Unleash the inner “Ninja Warrior” in you in a safe, fun and wet environment at Inflatable Island. The 3,400-square meter floating playground is the first in Southeast Asia and the biggest in the entire continent. It features inflatable attractions like the Human Launcher, the Giant Tarzan Swing and Slide, and giant trampolines. And they’re all on water!
(photo via Instagram, @FuntasticParkSubic) Who said learning can’t be fun? At Funtastic Park Subic, education is synonymous with entertainment! The theme park offers over 10 attractions and unique activities that kids and kids-at-heart will enjoy!
A remnant of the Spanish Naval Station in Subic Bay from the 1880s, the Spanish Gate served as the entrance to the naval station and a jail during both the Spanish and American occupation. The wall is made from locally quarried stone and has been an one of the iconic Subic tourist spots. Now a national historic landmark, the Spanish Gate still has its gun ports intact and some of its jail features even if most of the naval fort had been destroyed by war.
(photo via Instagram, @MonicaRacestheWorld) Subic Bay is known for its beaches, but not a everyone knows about its hidden gem, Dungaree Beach. Known before as “Dog Beach”, it was frequented by the American Military in the day for its clear blue waters, fine sand, fresh breeze and beautiful sunset. The beach is far more cleaner and less crowded than other Subic shores, making it the perfect swimming spot.
Feel like you’re on top of the world at Tree Top Adventure Subic! The theme park offers an experience like no other as it swishes you past nature at 100 feet off the ground. It offers six thrilling attractions -- from ziplines to free falls -- with only the safest equipment. The park offers a breathtaking view of Subic and an experience unmatched!
(photo via Instagram, @Davendonfranche) Remember that cliche “Life’s a climb, but the view is great”? Well, it couldn’t be more appropriate for Mt Balingkilat. The Subic tourist spot isn’t an easy one to hike -- it takes around 14 hours to reach the peak and with the scorching sun and absence of much trees, the trek is not for the faint of heart or health. But the summit is all worth it. The view on top of the mountain is breathtaking, making the two-day climb a piece of cake.
You may question the inclusion of Royal Duty Free to this list, but if tourists are visiting the province just to shop then this shouldn’t be a surprise addition to this best Subic tourist spots list. Royal Duty Free has been serving locals and tourists who want to shop imported goods at a major discount for more than two decades now. Recently, the Manila Avenue branch underwent a major renovation to serve shoppers better. With a new facility, shopping for super cheap chocolates, beverages, clothes and kitchen items is so much better!