Exploring Zambales: Potipot Island Diaries

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Zambales, dubbed as the “Chromite Capital of the Philippines”, is a 3-4 hour drive from Manila. The province consists of multiple beaches and is covered by exquisite mountains. Aside from its natural beauty, Zambales is also a record holder, for having the sweetest mango in the world, by the Guinness Book of World Records. Truly, a magnificent province to spend your typical weekend get-away trip from the city.

As a person that frequently travels by air, I was more than thrilled that I will be traveling by land this time. I get to visit Zambales by the weekend with my best of friends. We stayed at Puerto del Mar Beach Resort, which offers a reasonably good price for its accommodation. The place is not thoroughly crowded and the facilities is new and well-crafted, that will give you a feeling of great relaxation. Although it is located on a not-so-fined beach front, it is just a 10-minute boat ride away from Potipot Island. 


“Potipot has been called the “Little Boracay” of Zambales because of its white, powdery sand and clear, light blue waters. But if you’re the kind of traveler who likes peace and quiet, you might love it even more than Boracay! There are no large resorts or loud parties here, and most travelers just hang out in simple bamboo huts by the beach. That said, it’s still better to go on a weekday since it can get crowded on weekends.” © Byahe ni Drew, GMA Network


There’s actually a lot of great finds at Zambales that meets the eye. I suggest that you do your research and plan a longer stay for you to be able to experience Zambales at its finest. As for me and my friends? We can always come back and do the drill.


It is said that “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” So pack you bags, gather your friends and live a well travelled life.


Please do watch my Video Diary of our Zambales Tour at: https://vimeo.com/171251943

Feel free to like, share or comment. Thanks! 😘


Disclaimer: Photos on this particular post came from my friends. Details from Potipot Island came from GMA News’ segment, “Byahe ni Drew”.

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