Let's ride the waves in Zambales!
When we think of surfing, we probably instantly think La Union and Baler, which unfortunately is a lengthy trip from Metro Manila. But this beach can suffice your sun-kissed surfing craving without the long travel outside the metro.
WHAT TO BRING FOR LIWLIWA
Here are some things you might consider bringing with you for your day tour / adventure:
- Stylish face mask
- Water container/tumbler to rehydrate
- Sunscreen for skin protection
- Goggles for swimming or snorkeling
- Stylish Swimsuit
- Travel backpack / luggage
- Reusable vacuum storage packs
- Selfie stick
- Waterproof phone case
- Acion cam
- Camping tent
- WiFi kit
- Power bank
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Sitio Liwliwa or just "Liwliwa" is a small community found in Baranggay Sto. Niño in the Municipality of San Felipe, Zambales. It was once just a quiet fishing village, and now a booming tourist destination just a three-hour drive from the busy metropolis.
THINGS TO DO IN LIWLIWA
Liwliwa is known for having a nice wavy sea which can be enjoyed by surfing enthusiasts. But here are some of the activities you can do:
- ATV ride
- Beach bumming
- Sunset watching
- Star gazing
WHERE TO STAY IN LIWLIWA
Liwliwa might not be the best place to find high-end luxury resorts, but there's a bunch of beach resorts and campsites you and your barkada or family will surely enjoy. That's why it's called, "campsite haven" by some tourists.
- Limliwa Beach Resort - Check Rates and Availability
- Promised Land Beach Resort - Check Rates and Availability
- Zambali Beach Resort - Check Rates and Availability
- Kwentong Dagat - Check Rates and Availability
- Haven Campsite Liwliwa - Check Rates and Availability
- Bali of Liwa - Check Rates and Availability
- Kapitan’s Liwa Surf Resort - Check Rates and Availability
HOW TO GET TO LIWLIWARide a Victory Liner bus bound for Iba or Sta. Cruz in Zambales. While there are buses in Pasay and Cubao, the bus terminal with the most trips to Iba and Sta. Cruz (usually leaving every hour) is Caloocan. Bus fare from Caloocan is P282 (as of 2018). Get off at San Felipe town proper (you can see the public market on one side and 7-11 on the other).
(Alternatively, you can ride an Olongapo-bound bus, with more frequent trips in almost any terminal and any bus liner, then ride a bus that will be passing by San Felipe. But I recommend the first option as this is a direct route).
From San Felipe town proper, ride a tricycle to your chosen accommodation for P30 each person. If you are riding alone, you pay P60.
For those who are bringing own vehicle, you may use Waze or Google Maps for directions. If you don’t have a private vehicle, you can rent a car or van here.
ATTRACTIONS TO SEE IN MANILA
ALSO IN ZAMBALES
ACTIVITIES AND TOURS IN MANILA
IMPORTANT NOTE: The rates, contact details and other information indicated in this post are accurate from the time of writing but may change without IMFWJ's notice. Should you know the updated information, please leave your comment down below.
WHERE TO STAY IN ZAMBALES: