The Philippines is home to rich biodiversity and culture anyone will be happy to explore. Whenever you go in this country, you can easily distinguish Filipinos as accommodating, generous and full of smiles. In the northern part of the archipelago, you can find the hidden gem, Subic Bay Olongapo. It’s a short trip coming from the airport. Now, what is special about this place? Here’s a guide to explore the area:
Most people go to Subic Bay Olongapo to visit the beach. Right now, there’s an attraction called Inflatable Island, where interesting slides and trail are made. Aside from that, you can always try scuba diving and other water activities to complete the experience. There are cheap packages that cost $80 to $100, depending on the duration of the dive.
As you know, Subic bay is a historical port where American, Spaniards and Japanese fought. The remnants of the war can be seen in the ocean. Some sunken military vessels can be seen here when you go for scuba diving.
Visiting the Philippines for the first time can give a surprise in the palate. There are exquisite recipes to try like the Sinigang, Sisig, Kare-Kare, Crispy pata and more. You definitely need to try all of these before you go back to your home.
Subic Bay Olongapo will not disappoint in terms of local cuisine. There are food havens to try like the Cantina Papagayo, which serves Mexican food with a twist. The chef incorporates Filipino ingredients in the recipe to bring out a unique taste.
- Fun activities
For couples who are travelling with kids, check out Zoobic Safari for a nature experience. This attraction houses more than 1,000 plant species, rides and more. There’s also Ocean Adventure in Subic, where children can learn about the rich biodiversity, preservation of the ocean and watch animals performance. To cap off the day, visit the beach and watch the sunset.