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Subic is located on the west coast of the island of Luzon in the Philippines in the province of Zambales. It is around 100 kilometers (62 mi) northwest of Manila. It was once was the home of a former US Military base but now popular for scuba diving. What are the best things to do in Subic Philippines?

In Subic, you can start by going scuba diving around Subic where you can go wreck diving, or visit the Ocean Adventure Park where you will see dolphins, sea lions, and seals. Subic Bay Freeport Zone has casinos and a golf course as well as sandy beaches, shopping, dining, and adventure activities.

In this post, we will go through things to do in Subic Philippines. Let’s get started!

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What Is Subic Known For?

Subic is known for being home to a former US military base which has resulted in some great diving spots with wrecks dated from World War II. There is a Subic Bay Freeport Zone which has casinos and a golf course. As well as sandy beaches, shopping, dining, and adventure activities.

What To Do In Subic Philippines?

Subic is a province of the Philippines and is known for scuba diving, sandy beaches, shopping, and casinos. There are fun things to do in Subic that will keep you busy for a couple of days.

Here is our list of fun things to do in Subic Philippines.

El Coral Reef Dive Center

If you are interested in scuba diving or interested in learning to scuba dive. Then El Coral Reef Dive Center in Subic may be of interest to you.

Subic Bay is full of diverse marine life, so you can see coral fish, shellfish, turtles, sharks, schools of tuna, and much more. Subic Bay is also full of shipwrecks, which is great for diving around wreck sites.

El Coral Reef Subic Philippines

If you do not know how to dive, you can take a PADI lesson at the Dive Center. Also, you can do the advanced courses and wreck diving courses.

Go Wreck Diving

There are a large number of WWII wrecks around Subic Bay. This is more of a historical site. The wrecks range from US Navy ships to Japanese airplanes and ships.

Plane Wreck in Subic Bay

What really makes Subic Bay Philippines a special place for wreck diving is that most of the wrecks fall within the recreational diving limits.

This means visiting these fascinating worlds doesn’t require any special technical training.

Go On A Ocean Adventure

Ocean Adventure Park is where you will see dolphins, sea lions, and seals. You can interact with these animals and they will perform in front of you. There are also feature shows and aquarium exhibits.

There is a 45-minute swim encounter, that will let you swim with the dolphins. Ocean Discovery Aquarium if you want to see coral reefs, caves, sea horses, sea snakes, and many other exotic marine animals.

The Ocean Adventure Park is open between 9 am to 6 pm. Admission prices are below.

  • Adult – Php 788.
  • Senior Citizen – Php 628.
  • Children 12 years old and below – Php 628.
  • Children under 30-inches – Free.
  • Swim with Dolphins – Php 3,700 (for 8 years old and above).
  • Dolphin Beach Encounter – Php 2,400 (for 6 years old and above).
  • Dive with Dolphins – Php 4,250 (Includes diving gear. Please bring your Certification Card).
  • Family Dolphin Experience – Php 10,000 (rate for 4 pax) additional person rate – Php 2,500.

Go Zoobic Safari

Zoobic Safari is no ordinary zoo. The safari is on a 25-hectare amusement park. You can go zip-lining, drive into a savannah, and see crocodiles.

You will see diverse exotic animals roaming and frolicking in their natural habitats. It has a wide range of habitats present in the forest due to the terrain, presence of streams, and fringing grasslands.

Zoobic Safari has the following attractions to look forward

  • Zoobic Park is a two-hectare forest wherein guests will have a mini-trekking experience to see exotic, wild, and semi-domesticated animals in their simulated natural habitat. Have the wonderful chance to pet and feed these wonderful animals such as parakeets, bearcats, and camels to name a few.
  • Savannah is a sanctuary of the wild that features a wide range of ostriches, pot-bellied, wild boars, and guinea fowls.
  • Serpentarium is inside an old ammunition bunker where you will see a showcase of various species of reptiles like snakes, lizards, and turtles.
  • Rodent World has an amazing collection of rodents. Be amazed in the Mice Surprise area and you may even see some guinea pigs being groomed in the Rodent Salon.
  • Animal Museum is a rare collection of real stuffed animals, bone collections, and preserved animal skin.
  • Close Encounter is a facility that allows one to take a close look at our Siberian-Bengal tigers only 2 feet away!
  • Tiger Safari a Hold on to your seats as you enter a two-hectare enclosed area aboard our customized Safari Jeep and experience the thrill of being chased by full-grown tigers on the loose!
  • Bird Walk gives you the experience of feeding the parakeets/love birds on the palm of your hand.
  • Aetas’ Trail is a glimpse of the beauty of our Native Aeta Brothers’ culture as they perform some of their traditional dances.
  • Croco loco gives you the chance to feed our crocodiles. Just dangle a chicken tied to a bamboo pole and see how high they can jump to get your treat!

Go El Kabayo Stables

At El Kabayo Stables, you can take horseback riding lessons or a guided ride through the forest to El Kabayo Falls. El Kabayo Stables is managed by Wildlife In Need, an NGO that specializes in animal care and welfare.

We operate the WIN Rescue Center, a haven for sick, injured, and confiscated wildlife of the forest.

El Kabayo Stables in Subic Bay

Visit The Mall And Duty-Free

A good day out can be visiting the shopping mall. There are many shops to buy gifts, clothes, or whatever you need.

And you can take the advantage of shopping duty-free. If you aren’t into shopping, you can just go to eat in the restaurants and have coffee, refreshments, or ice cream.

Visit Olongapo Market

It’s always recommended to visit the Olongapo Public Market. And the prices are very affordable. You will find all you need, especially food.

Wrapping Up

Finally, you can start by going scuba diving around Subic where you can go wreck diving, or visit the Ocean Adventure Park where you will see dolphins, sea lions, and seals. Subic Bay Freeport Zone has casinos and a golf course as well as sandy beaches, shopping, dining, and adventure activities.

And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on things to do in Subic Philippines has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if you go.

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17 Comments

  • Rach Rob says:

    This place sounds awesome! Nice blog. You have been to a lot of my favorite places, although I still haven’t been to the Philippines!

  • Wow what a lot of amazing things there is to do there!! Those hotels all sound great, I’d love to visit!

  • Anoop Kumar says:

    Well, that’s a pretty amazing and comprehensive guide. Bookmarked it, as might visit Philippines next year.

  • Soonjoo says:

    I would love to do wreck tour and jungle survival! Sounds really fun! I love how there are tons of outdoor activities to do in Philippines!

  • Serena Hale says:

    Amazing what you get to experience through other people. I have never been to the Phillipines but want to go. The closest I have been is to experience some great food.

  • It would be so nice to go here with the family! I love that there are plenty of things to do here especially for the kids!

  • Melanie says:

    Wow so many exciting activities to do here. For me it has to be the El coral reef dive centre x

  • Rachel says:

    Wreck diving adn seeing a reef is sooo high on my to do list – I’d love to see these wonderful sights, so unusual!

  • Anne says:

    That’s a super nice post. I want to go to the Philippines next year and will save your post for my planning. Thank you!

  • I have never been diving before but it is definitely something that I would like to try, how amazing would it be to swim with such stunning marine life? Wreck diving sounds incredible as well!

  • This place looks so beautiful and there is so much to do. I am sure it’s going to be a nature lover’s delight with the options of experiencing both marine life and nature parks. Would love to visit someday:)

  • Razena says:

    I’ve never been to the Philippines and it’s good to hear about places other than the ones often mentioned on travel sites. The photos show the amazing marine life and I would love to see it for myself some day.

  • Lyka says:

    I’m glad you liked Subic. Philippines has a lot more to offer and I hope you can travel and share more about them. 🙂

  • Jennifer L says:

    Wow there is seriously a ton of things to visit in Subic! I’d love to see the coral reef and all the marine life.

  • Akamatra says:

    I would love to visit such a nature paradise. I love snorkeling and I would also love to visit those stables!

  • Brandi H says:

    I’d love to visit the Philippines one day. The El Coral Reef Dive Center sounds amazing.

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