Subic

Dive Into an Adventure

Discover fun adventures waiting for you in this coastal town. Just a few hours away from the Metro and you’ll find yourself surrounded by nature, fresh air, and a sense of excitement. Learn about land and marine wildlife at various animal theme parks and zoos like Ocean Adventure, Zoobic Safari, and Magaul Bird Park at Jest Camp.

Feel the adrenaline rush from activities in Tree Top Adventure or Whiterock Waterpark. Overcome your fears of open water by learning how to dive at the Arizona Dive Shop. Subic is known for its many reef and wreck dive spots like Canyons Reef and El Capitan.

Boat and sea backdrop in Subic

Heart-racing activities aside, you can also head over to relax or enjoy a swim in any of the town's beach resorts. Treat yourself by going shopping in malls like Royal Subic and Freeport Exchange, which are well-known because of their wide selection of imported goods. In Subic, you can enjoy a laid back trip or go all out.

 

Fast Facts

  • Public Transportation: Buses, Vans, Taxis, Jeepneys
  • Languages/Dialect: Tagalog, English
  • Payment Options: Cash, Credit/Debit Card
  • Known For: Diving Spots, Theme Parks and Zoos, US Naval Base

 

What to Know Before Visiting

View of sea and mountains in Subic

  • The Subic Watershed Forest Reserve is part of the National Integrated Protected Areas System.
  • Aeta communities live in some areas of Subic’s forests. You can even try out the Ecological Tour in Pamulaklakin Forest with a native Aeta as your guide.
  • The town is a popular place for Scuba Diving. It has nearby reefs and ship wreck sites that are popular dive spots for tourists.
  • There are quite of number of monkeys in Subic. If you see any, avoid feeding them snacks as this might be harmful to them.

 

Best Time to Visit Subic

Mt. Pinatubo ash in Subic

Like the rest of the country, Subic has only a dry season and a wet season. November to May, which is dry season, is the best time to check this place out. You’ll get to enjoy more activities like diving, hiking, and visiting theme parks.

If you only have time to visit during wet season, no worries. Since Subic is only a few hours away from Manila, you can easily pop in and pop out if the weather is a bit too wet for you.

 

How to Go to Subic

By Air

You can easily get to Subic via Clark International Airport, which is in the nearby province of Pampanga or via Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Metro Manila. Clark is the nearest airport with direct commercial flights to and from Manila and other nearby provinces and countries.

By Land

Subic is just a few kilometers away from Metro Manila and traveling by land has become even easier with the opening of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTex). If you wish to commute, you can ride a bus going to Clark, Pampanga and take another bus going to Subic from there.

By Sea

If you want to get to Subic by sea from Visayas and Mindanao, you would have to ride a ship/ferry going to ports in Batangas or Manila and ride a bus to Subic from there. The ports in Subic are mainly used for cargo and container ships.

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