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Awesome Things To Do In San Felipe Zambales Over The Weekend

The weekend is the best time to unwind, go out of town, and try out new activities. People have ventured out to Zambales that is just a three to four-hour drive from Manila. Besides the usual beach plan, there are a number of things to do in San Felipe Zambales. Make the most of them all! We assure you they’ll fill up your itinerary over the weekend.

1Trekking

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Thanks to Mount Pinatubo’s explosion back in 1991, remnants of its ashes still remain. The landscape is absolutely majestic, with the mountain range in sight. Some parts still consist of a whitish gray sandy floor that intensely contrasts with the mountains’ greens and browns. This magnificent 360-degree view will welcome you with every step of the way.

Preparing for trekking can get a bit tricky so make sure you’re able to roll with the weather. Bring an appropriate outfit, reliable camera, and a waterproof bag. Most importantly, keep everything sealed in your waterproof bag in case heavy rains greet you along the way. There’s a trekking tour that you might be interested in.

2Surfing

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Hell yeah! Everyone’s seen iconic movies like Blue Crush and Mavericks. Admit it, we’ve always secretly wanted to unleash our Soul Surfer desires and take on those waves. Zambales is a top surfing destination whether it’s for wannabes or professionals.

Don’t worry if you don’t know how to surf! Rent a board, and there will be a helpful instructor nearby to assist with a short tutorial. You’ll be the master of the seas once you get the hang of it! Visitors can look forward to surfing as it is one of the best things to do in San Felipe Zambales.

3Tree Planting

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There have been valiant efforts in bringing forests back to mountains that have lost trees due to natural forest fires. This is the main reason why there are a few earthy patches or mountains have turned entirely brown. It takes a long time for these forests to be restored on their own. They need people like you and me to help them out.

Do your part by planting one tree at a time. After all, they help cool the climate, give life to vegetation, and so much more! We may not see the results right away, but in a few years, we’ll be able to see their positive effects on the environment. Invite all your friends to a life changing tree planting sesh.

READ: This Tribes And Treks Tour In Zambales Is A Different Kind Of Adventure

4Skimboarding

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From afar, this one looks too easy since it’s done by the shore. You have to attune all your senses and synchronize them to achieve perfect timing. The aim is to slide on the thinnest layer of water on the sand for a good amount of time. The best time to go is once the waves have wiped the sands clean.

To do this, you have to exert energy by working up to speed through a sprint. Unlike surfing, landings consist of falling into the rough sand. Be ready to get a few cuts and grazes. It’s a different story once you go out and try it for yourself. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be a master in no time.

5Camping

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The next time you stay in Zambales for a couple of days, try camping out instead of the usual hotel. Pitch a tent into any camping ground and presto! You have your cozy haven for the next couple of days. You’ll appreciate the laid-back beauty that Zambales has to offer.

No tent? No problem! You can borrow from a friend or rent one for a minimal fee. On windy days (or nights), you’ll probably hear some howling. Don’t freak out because Mike Myers from Halloween with a bloody kitchen knife isn’t standing outside your tent. Eerily, these sounds come from the strong winds. As for bathrooms, use the ones next to the camping site depending on which establishment you checked in.

6Waterfall Trekking

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Ready for a different kind of adventure? Imagine crossing a hanging bridge several feet off the ground before an intimate encounter with the waterfalls. The perfect time to go on this tour is actually during the rainy season. Check out Anghalo Falls within the vicinity! If you go off season especially summer time, the waterfalls aren’t much to see. Trekking to see and swim at the waterfalls is one of our favorite things to do in San Felipe Zambales.

7Biking

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Don’t say you’ve tried to ride a bike on the beach. I’m sure many of us have tried it once or twice. Yes, it does not work. Rent a bike to go around the sitio, and you’ll notice that there are plenty of beautiful pine trees around the area. Make the sunset by the beach your finish line. We promise you, you won’t regret it!

8Sunbathing and Swimming

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The beautiful beach is within your reach! If gray sand and blue waters don’t scare you, why not come out for a swim? Waters are shallow even if you’re several meters away from the beach. However, waves can get brutal especially if you have rows coming at you.

Be careful of where you swim because they may be areas with a strong current that can drag you away. Sometimes, you can start at one end and find yourself all the way at the other end. If swimming is not your kind of thing, you can always work on that fabulous tan of yours. No one can miss out on these awesome things to do in San Felipe Zambales.

9Island Hopping

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Visiting the beach isn’t complete without some island hopping action! All you have to do is gather your friends, hire a friendly guide and his boat, and you’re off to an adventure! Sometimes, you’ll find real gems in isolated places. These places make you want to disconnect from the rest of the world, pitch a tent, and live there forever. Being a beach bum is something we all want to do.

Disconnect from the rest of the world once you step foot in Zambales (the signal is weak anyway). Whether it’s surfing or trekking, it will become something you are not likely to forget. With a list like this, you simply can’t find an excuse not to do these activities. It’s time to gather your buddies, go on a road trip, and cross out things to do in San Felipe Zambales!

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