Saturday, November 1, 2014

Vacation to Zambales!

Hey readers - a couple weeks ago me & Joyette went to the capital of Zambales in Iba! We went there to get away from the city & be by the beach. I in fact, live quite far from the beach here in Laguna...



The drive was a bit long but we made it to our resort called the Palmera Garden which is owned by a Swiss German. According to the locals, it has the best food in town! It also had a small pool & nice view of the beach just in front!

The price was pretty reasonable at 1900php per night.








We went for a mountain bike ride the first day, it was cool to check out the city, beach front & back roads, which where filled with rice on the road because it's harvest season!



Basket-ball in the soil!

 


The 2nd day, we went island hoping on and around Magalawa Island, we also went to a stilt house owned by the local governor, it was pretty spacious with some locked rooms & nice views with a small sand bar!

Boarding our vessel!

A view from the island!

Our tour guide for the day!

Young fishermen or should I say, fisherboys ;)


There's no free lunch here - you gotta work for it!

Approaching the stilt house.
Going UP!

Inside was very roomy & clean!
 
Joyette checking out the view from one of the rooms!
 

With one of many star fish!



Checking out the area!

 
The water was shallow enuff for Joyette to stroke, but not me ;)
 
We drove around on the boat to a few other beaches & villages!


Got buko?


Chandelier made out of sea shells!

Lunch?

Some cabana's for rent over night or for a day trip!
 
 It was only a half day trip! After, we napped & went to take some pics by the sun set!
 
 
The Swift by the port!

The long black sand beach in front of our resort in Iba goes on for kilometers!

Playing around with the sunset!

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The 3rd day we relaxed & then drove down to Subic Bay to meet old friends, before we drove back home on the 4th day!

Anyway, all-in-all it was a nice place to visit, it's just still a bit under-developed & has some nice infrastructure that's slowly deteriorating...I know in the dry season this area has some of the best tropical fruits in the world!