Guide to Magalawa Island Palauig Zambales



Magalawa is an island barangay lying 6 kilometers, northwest of the Poblacion in the municipality of Palauig, Province of Zambales, Philippines. Surrounding the island is the vast China Sea. Beyond the north is the San Salvador Island of Masinloc and on the east is Sitio Luan, Lipay. It is known for beautiful beaches. Magalawa is 56 hectares in area.

Magalawa Island Sandbar
It's not too late for a summer escapade!


Pundaquit Falls – Side Trip to Zambales Islands and Coves


Pundaquit Falls Source
Does it look like the Pundaquit Falls?

Traveling to Zambales during summer is an awesome thing to do due to its grandiose beaches, islands, and coves. From Sta. Cruz' Hermana Menor Island in the north to Silanguin Cove in the south, this province is really abundant with places for summer getaways. Rain or shine, Pundaquit in San Antonio town has been an all-time favorite.

Food Dude at Subic Dumpling King Restaurant

Sometimes we get surprised in places where we don’t expect too much. It was a few days ago when my friends wanted to go to a new hotel that had a swimming pool on the rooftop, the Le Charme Suites. The place looked good but unfortunately, there was not a single place where we could sit in the shadow. During summer and around noon that is definitely not a good idea. 

Dumpling King Restaurant in Subic
Dumpling King

Silanguin Cove in San Antonio Zambales - Playing Tourist Adventure

Silanguin Cove Shoreline
Silanguin Cove's vast shoreline

San Miguel Beach San Antonio Zambales - A Weekender's Fun

Beach Flags at San Miguel Beach
The San Miguel Beach

About three kilometers from the town of San Antonio Zambales is the sandy beach of San Miguel. It is a part of the long stretch of Zambales shoreline facing the South China Sea. Its waters are clean because of its perfect location away from industrial cities; a fishing village famous for its abundance squid catch. Pusit  Festival (Squid Festival) was celebrated here during the months of April as well as Layag Festival. 

Grotto Falls San Felipe Zambales

Zambales Waterfalls
The Grotto or Cabaruan Falls

Another waterfall located in San Felipe Zambales - the Grotto or Cabaruan Falls, located in Barangay Feria. It is called Grotto because of the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary facing the plunge pool. So true that San Felipe town is blessed with waterfalls like Anghalo, Sagpat, and Paite. Maybe there's more hidden somewhere in its mountains waiting to be discovered.

All Hands Beach Resort - Subic Bay

All Hands Beach
All Hands Beach

Living in Olongapo City, Zambales means you have many resorts to visit that are close at hand. Last week a friend suggested to go to All Hands Beach. I had never ever heard of this resort and was keen on going there since I like to explore new places to go. The first thing I noticed was that there was not really a parking lot. Cars are parked on the side of the road.