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Subic

Subic Bay Special Economic and Freeport Zone (by virtue of RA 7227) is found in Olongapo City, the host to the former US Naval Facility, the homefront of the Seventh Fleet . Since its formal turnover to the Philippine Government in November of 1992, this huge naval facility is transformed into what is now, the country’s first Free Port Zone and Asia's newest leisure and investment zone.

Points of interest

  • Subic Bay - Has been a popular dive site since 1900’s. It has been adjudged one of the best wreck dive sites in Asia, being home to over 20 historical shipwrecks and majestic marine life.
  • Bat Kingdom - The Philippine Giant Fruit Bats and Golden-Crowned Flying foxes are the largest, while the Lesser Flat-Headed Bats are considered the smallest, both can be found in Subic.Get mesmerized at Subic's Bamboo Bats and Flying Foxes. Over 10,000 fruitbats, the biggest of its kind in the world roost in the protected forest reserve of Subic along with the Bamboo bats, which are the smallest in the Philippines.
  • The Subic Bay Ocean Adventure - is the first marine park and aquarium in the country. It showcases Subic Bay marine life and some of the world's most amazing sea mammals like dolphins, sea lions and false killer whales.
  • Subic's Butterfly Garden - Over 5,000 daytime butterflies can be seen.
  • Apaliin Trail - Hike through the trails of Apaliin and discover the wonders of the Subic Forest. Awe at the panoramic view from the tip of Apaliin Point, and enjoy the sight of Subic Bay on a banca ride back to the Central Business District.
  • Bicentennial Park - Enjoy outdoors with family and friends at these scenic picnic grounds. Native fishing gears are available for those who would like to try their hand at fishing in the man-made lagoon.
  • El Kabayo - Canter around the extensive grounds of the El Kabayo Equestrian Center. Riding lessons and mounts are available for horseback riding enthusiasts
  • Grande Island - Live through the grandeur of Grande and enjoy the amenities of a beach resort in an island setting. Enjoy a scenic ride to the island on board a motorized banca.
  • Hill 394 - Subic's most popular peak takes you 394 meters above sea level and offers a spectacular view of the legendary Mount Natib and Subic Bay, in the northwest. Visit Hill 394 and let its beauty speak for itself.
  • JEST (Jungle Environmental Survival Training) Camp and Butterfly Garden - Familiarize yourself with jungle survival techniques from US Navy-trained Aeta Training Officers. Visit the Mini Zoo and discover Subic's diverse biological resources or see how the butterflies live and flourish at the Butterfly Kingdom. Mt. Pinatubo Crater Trek - Sense a relaxing mood while kayaking at the crater lake of this mountain. Discover hotsprings, cool mountain pools, lahar fields and canyons as you take a trip or trek to see remains of towns destroyed by the mudflows.
  • Pamulaklakin Forest Trails / Pastolan Aeta Village - Take part in the Ecology Tour and trek inside the forests of Subic with the help of a native guide. Immerse yourself in the culture of the Aetas. Educate yourself in the various types of medicinal plants. Camp in the heart of the forest or simply have a unique picnic in the deep parts of the jungle.
  • Redondo Beaches - Behold the beauty of this undeveloped beach and explore the riches of a newfound land on the shores of the Redondo Peninsula. Shipwrecks - Delve the magnificent underwater world of Subic Bay and come face-to-face with its rare marine inhabitants. Explore relics of history that date back to the Spanish and American eras. (Oryoko Maru. Seian Maru, USS New York, USS Rochester, LCV Landing Craft and LST).
  • Shipwrecks - Delve the magnificent underwater world of Subic Bay and come face-to-face with its rare marine inhabitants. Explore relics of history that date back to the Spanish and American eras. (Oryoko Maru. Seian Maru, USS New York, USS Rochester, LCV Landing Craft and LST).

How To Get There

There are two (2) public buses plying the route Manila - Subic Bay Freeport. Saulog Transit has daily trips from 2:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with 30-minute to one-hour interval. Victory Liner on the other hand, starts it daily trip at 4:00 a.m. and every hour thereafter up to 7:00 p.m.

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