Three to four hours travel from the nation’s capital, Zambales is undeniably a getaway destination to unwind and relax after a weeklong work at the office. Commonly known as the bastion of the Aetas, long and rich coastlines, and a hometown of a Philippine President – Ramon A. Magsaysay. Wait, there’s more! Zambales and its hidden gems are not to be missed! ZambaLets and explore more of it!

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First on the list is a privately owned island that was opened to the public. Compared to Anawangin or Nagsasa Islands, Hermana Menor has pristine blue green water that you can enjoy as it is not overrated and popularly known to the public. The name has a Spanish translation of Little Sister, as the island is fragment to a couple of islands in this part of the sea – the other island is called Hermana Mayor (Bigger Sister) connected by a sandbar. Unfortunately, overnight stay is prohibited. The locals call it the Makatira Island. [Location: Brgy. Lipay, Sta Cruz, Zambales 2202] 

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 “Welcome to Happy Sunshine Camp! Kapag nagcheck-in ka, mahihirapan ka ng magcheck-out dahil ang service naming all out!” Ever heard of this dialogue from a famous movie? Majority of its scenes were taken at Coto Kidz Pool Mountain Resort in Masinloc, Zambales. This hidden paradise is situated between mountains and forest lushes. The pool is actually a river stream designed by nature. It's perfect aquamarine colored waters allow you to clearly see the depth of the river. [Location: Coto Mines, Masinloc, Zambales 2202]

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While Zambales is known for its surfing waves and pristine beaches, it also offers an opportunity to be closer to nature. Welcome to Botolan Wildlife Farm – a 55,000 square-meter privately-owned wildlife sanctuary. It is also a national quarantine, rescue, and rehabilitation zone for diverse fauna in Zambales. When you visit this extraordinary refuge, don’t miss to check out the wildlife Rockstar – Ramses. [Location: Brgy. San Juan, Botolan, Zambales 2202]

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You don’t have to go far away from the busy streets of the nation’s capital to experience a travel worthy escape. Zambales’ own hidden gems will surely satisfy your travel cravings.

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