Zambales is not exactly brimming with tourist attractions. If not for the popular islands like Potipot and Capones, it’s obviously not the kind of place where you make a full itinerary and stick to it. The charm of Zambales is in not doing much. It’s literally laid-back. Just hit the beach and chill. That said, we headed to one town quite famous for its longganisa and bagnet. The town of San Felipe.
If there’s any quintessential beach town in Zambales, San Felipe should be it, particularly the town of Liwliwa. The biggest attraction is still surfing. San Felipe may not be as popular as Siargao or Baler or even San Narciso, another surfing town in Zambales, when it comes to surfing but it has its own charm. It’s peaceful. Not too crowded. It’s kinda hippie in a way and it’s kinda like a place where you want to get stuck for a week or two. Alone! Just look at the beach!
We went during off season, the reason for the flat spell. Best season is from April to September (south swell). But swell or no swell, this town has truly made an impact on me. I have yet to make a follow up trip, stay at Circle Hostel and eat everyday at Mommy Phoebe’s or Ate Fely’s. Sounds good, right? I’m hoping it would be this summer.
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