Planning a Vacation in Subic...any tips?

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  1. piedad

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    Any suggestions or tips on the best way to enjoy Subic Ocean Adventure and Zoobic Safari (and the science museum, etc.)? Am planning on a 3 to 5 day vacation with my 6 kids...so economical yet very nice accomodations and service is important.
    Thanks!
     
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    Hi @piedad. I'll be in Subic next weekend with my family. When are you going?

    I went to the Subic Ocean Adventure dolphin show last September - be prepared for a long drive if you're coming from the main base (we're talking about 20 minutes of no-traffic cruising). The show was better than I expected, but do try to avoid the hottest hours of the day - the sun will be beating down on you throughout the show (bringing along a few golf umbrellas will help).
     
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    @Bon - hey, me, too! We're booked at Vista Marina. Where are you staying?
    Haven't been to Subic for the past 2 years. Looking forward to our zoo trip. Any more tips? :)
     
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    Well, you can try the famous hard shell tacos from The Coffee Shop located in Barreto (about 15-20 minutes drive from SBMA Kalaklan bridge). Or you can access the free Internet while chomping giant pizzas at Extremely Espresso. Also, you might wanna bring the kids to Castillejos (30 minutes drive from SBMA Kalaklan gate) and watch the Palaspas and Senaculos. Btw, I'm off to Subic with DarkHalf and some couple of friends on Holy Thursday. I hope to see you guys there. :)
     
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    No dates set yet...
    Does anyone know if the old Forest Hills place is open again? That is where you can get a whole house with a kitchen. Or any similar house type accomodation?
     
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    It is a 2-hour educational tour there at Zoobic Safari. bring small bills so you can buy food to feed the tigers and crocodiles. The 20 minute trip includes wild native monkeys crossing the streets. Stop for a while and take pictures of them. I did! :cool:
     
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    what's castillejos/palaspas and senaculos?
     
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    @koppee1:

    Castillejos is a municipality in the Zambales province.

    Senaculos or Cenaculos is a play about the Passion of Christ. The main highlight of the event is the "crucifixion" (some actually had themselves nailed to the cross).

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    Image courtesy of The News Today.

    Palaspas
    is the practice of waving palm fronds during Pam Sunday.

    While you're at it, you might wanna watch the Penitensya or the flagellation. You can see them from 9am until midday of Good Friday. HTH.
     
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    We're at the Lighthouse Marina Resort. New hotel I think. :)
     
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    Hey, the Lighthouse Marina looks good! Where in SBMA is this exactly?

    I might be there with the family this Holy Week....
     
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    @Mykolant: Lighthouse Marina is located along Waterfront Drive near Sibil and Vista Marina.
     
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    Thanks, teejay!

    That lighthouse tower does look familliar. Yun pala its in one of my shots taken from the Waterfront area early last year. I guess it wasn't open pa back then.
     
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    If your family is the adventurous type, you might want to check out Subic Extreme Adventure Park. They have activities like tension traversing , high ladder climbing, canopy sliding, high pole jumping.
     
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    Re house with kitchen, best to call SBMA about it. OR the BCDA 816-6666, ask about SBMA and/or about accommodations. HTH :)
     
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    hey, where is this located? Sounds interesting....
     
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    @mykolant,

    Aside from Pancake House and Mocha Blends (which I found on the airborneaccess site), are there any other Airborne Access hotspots in Subic? Just wondering....
     
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    @bon, unfortunately, only Pancake House and Mocha Blends are Airborne right now....
     
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    Ack! i forgot exactly but its near Upper Mau Camp, take Aparri Road.
     
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    Just got back from Subic after a 4-day seminar. Stayed at the Legenda Hotel. I was a bit surprised to find out that the casinos are already closed! It just happened that the league of barangays from Quezon Province was having a convention so there were a lot of people at the boardwalk and other places in Subic Bay.

    The Lighthouse tower is just a walking distance away from the Legenda. Nightlife is okay in the area.

    BTW, Legenda has WiFi but you will need to get a prepaid card and the prices are atrocious. P330 for an hour and P630 for one day.
     
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