Celebrate the Last Days of Summer at the Best Resorts in Zambales
For travelers, the first places that come to mind are the country’s most popular vacation spots like Boracay, Siargao, or Palawan. But if you are looking for a quick getaway that won’t break the bank, then you can head over to the Iba, which hosts the best resorts in Zambales. For those who don’t know, commuting from the metro to Zambales will take you four hours via provincial buses. The fastest route to get to Iba is through Olongapo.
Now that you’ve jotted that down, it is time to choose a place to stay. Good news! The resorts in Zambales offer great accommodations at a reasonable price. Here are a few suggestions.
Resorts in Zambales: Surfing and Chilling in Iba, Zambales
Bakasyunan Resort and Convention Center
Bakasyunan Resort and Convention Center is probably the largest resort in all of Iba. It is situated on a 3-hectare property in front of a beach that extends up to 100 meters long.
The rooms and suites are nestled on the seaside, and it is adorned with trees and the resort’s other amenities.
Room rates start at ₱1,500 for two persons. Larger groups may save money by booking the dormitories, which can house up to fifteen people for just ₱7,000 a night. The resort’s most popular rooms are located on the beachfront. These rooms can accommodate six people maximum at just ₱4,500 a night.
Photo of the beachfront rooms (₱4,500/night)
Bakasyunan Resort also offers nipa hut (Filipino traditional homes) accommodations to allow visitors to embrace island life
They also have air-conditioned tree houses for ₱2,500 a night (houses two people)
Bakasyunan Resort is located in Sitio Lawak, Barangay Amungan. Aside from their cozy accommodations, they also offer other recreational activities such as fishing, mini-golf, kayaking, and other team-building materials. Nearby attractions include the Subic Bay Freeport, Ramon Magsaysay Market, Calanga Reef, and St. Agustine Parish Church.
Official website: http://www.bakasyunanresort.ph
Palmera Garden Resorts
If you aren’t one that enjoys big resorts, then Palmera Garden is for you. It is marketed at the only three-star resort in Iba, Zambales. The resort has been open since 1996 and is constantly praised for its clean, comfortable, and affordable accommodations. Rooms start at ₱2,200 per night while air-conditioned cottages are priced higher at ₱2,350.
Visit their website: http://www.palmeragarden.com
Herra Beach Resort
Herra is a great place for families and casual travelers. The huge parking area is suitable for large vehicles. Room rates start at ₱1,500/night.
Visit their website: http://herrabeachresort.com/
Tammy’s Beach Resort
Tammy’s Beach Resort has one of the best ambiances in all of Zambales. The resort offers a variety of activities such as boat riding, boarding, etc. It is also an ideal location for weddings, reunions, and company team buildings. Room rates start at ₱2,000 and ₱200 for extra people.
Lindamar by the Sea
Situated next to Tammy’s is another popular resort, Lindamar by the Sea. The resorts offer cheap accommodations but unfortunately do not have their restaurant. Air-conditioned rooms that can house three people at only ₱1,200 a night.
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