Zambales is one of those places that has it all – untainted forest landscape, the Sierra Madre mountain range, communities that practice living traditions and 107 miles of pure beach.
About 60% of the area is covered in mountains suitable for hiking. Some of the more popular ones are Mt. Tapulao, Mt. Cinco Picos and Mt. Balingkilat. Zambales faces the West Philippine Sea, so surfing is popular especially in San Narciso and San Felipe. There are beaches with wreck drives, snorkeling options and even pine-tree lined beaches like the ones in San Antonio. This unique scenery has made the coves a favorite spot of photographers.
By Land. Zambales is easily accessible by provincial buses. Daily buses leave Metro Manila for trips through the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) to the major towns along the Zambales coast. The trip is 5-7 hours.