Subic Bay forms a part of the Luzon Sea on the west coast of the island of Luzon in the Zambales province, Philippines, about 100 kilometers northwest of Manila Bay. Its shores were formerly the site of a major United States Navy facility named U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, it is now the location of an industrial and commercial area known as the Subic Bay Freeport Zone under the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.

The majority of the wrecks in Subic Bay are a result of either the Spanish–American War in 1898 or of World War II, where a number of Japanese vessels were sunk by American aircrafts.

Dubbed as Philippines number one destination for extreme adventures and sports, Subic Bay stands out as one of the recommended destinations in the country. It is well known for its diversity in both cuisine and culture. Some have described the panoramic views and leisure activities here as experiences of a lifetime. Others have depicted the place as one of the spots in the world that you can label as Paradise.


A touch of indulgence

You’ll find a mix of the world’s different cuisine here. You’ll find the best of the Philippines dishes going head to head with what the rest of the world has to offer. You’ll find almost everything you’re looking for from coffee shops, snack bars, to fine dining restaurants.



Subic bay is noted for extreme adventures and sports. Visitors can go for parasailing, yachting, seaplane trips, jungle survival training, camping, kayaking and canoeing, scuba diving, jet skiing, trekking, horseback riding, car and go-kart racing, paintball action, safari, and crazy stunts at the Xtreme Adventure Park. You’ll find these activities as both exciting and a bit hazardous at the same time. You can say that you are living great adventures when you visit Subic.


Your Subic adventure begins

Touring Subic is indeed an adventure. You can try any of the fun activities offered here and enjoy the wonderful tropical sites. Just remember that your adventure in Subic doesn’t necessarily end when the sun sets.

Hailed as one of the first class Philippine municipalities, Subic is located in the northern part of the country, specifically in the province of Zambales. This municipality is at the first district of the province and it has 16 barangays. Santo Tomas, Asinan Proper, San Isidro and Cawag are the popular barangays of Subic while Calapandayan and Wawandue are two of the rural barangays in this municipality.

Popularized by the former establishment of the Subic Bay Naval Base, this municipality has an approximate of 63,000 residents as of 2000. Also based on the census done in Subic in 2000, it has about 14,000 households. Many people confuse this municipality with the Subic Bay Free Port Zone. However, for those who are not that knowledgeable about the geography of Subic, it is located at Subic Bay’s North end, which is the reason why confusion arose.

Even if the Subic Bay Naval Base in the municipality has been removed in the 1990s, the government of this municipality does not fail its residents by providing good source of income to them. The tourism industry of Subic has been improved since the removal of the naval base of the United States. Through time, the mushrooming of business establishments like restaurants, cafes and bars is observed.


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