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  • Plan Your Vacation In The North! 6 Affordable Family-Friendly Resorts In Zambales

    Summer is just around the corner so there’s no better time to book your beach travels than now.
    by R.M. Mauhay .
Plan Your Vacation In The North! 6 Affordable Family-Friendly Resorts In Zambales
PHOTO BY courtesy of All Blue Nature Resort and Funtasea
  • Situated five to six hours away from the busy streets of Manila, Zambales is the perfect place to unwind together with your family if you want to escape from the city. Apart from the picturesque Mt. Pinatubo, the province is also home to beautiful coves and beaches!

    Affordable beach resorts in Zambales

    If you’re worried about the cost, fear not because there are a number of family-friendly resorts that will let you enjoy the sea and powdery white sands without breaking the bank. Here are six affordable beach resorts in Zambales.

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    Arirang Beach Resort

    The resort is an ideal point of departure if you plan to go island hopping.
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    San Antonio, Zambales
    Overnight rates start at Php 3,600 for 4 persons (single-detached airconditioned family room)
    Call 0915-282-0031 or 0956-928-8912 for reservations or visit facebook.com/arirangbeachresort for more details

    Love island hopping? Try Arirang Beach Resort and let them tour you to the island of your choice! Take your family and visit Capones Island, Camara Island, Anawangin Cove, or all three of them for just Php 1,800.

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    Tip: Participate in kayaking or paddle boarding, free when you avail one of their room packages, which also includes outdoor viewing for two movies. Book in advance.

    All Blue Nature Resort

    Go here if your family loves to camp out!
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    Nagsasa, San Antonio, Zambales
    Two days, one-night trip for 4 persons start at Php 1,100/head (prices vary depending on the headcount)
    For reservations, call 0966-554-1398 or visit facebook.com/allbluenatureresort for more details

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    Awarded with the People’s Choice as the “best and most innovative” camping and recreational beach resort, All Blue Nature Resort is a great choice if you love reconnecting with nature and roughing it out as a family. This pet-friendly resort in San Antonio, Zambales offers a number of fun activities like swimming in their freshwater creek and white sandy beach, mountain hiking, trekking to a waterfall, cliff diving, snorkeling, volleyball, Frisbee, kayaking, bonfire, and stargazing. Their packages include boat rides to and from Nagsasa cove with entrance fees, plus your choice of kubo or tent accommodation.

    Disconnect from the city and reconnect with nature in this resort.
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    Tip: Book in advance. There is no electricity and signal here (just a chance to form great memories!) so come prepared with your camping gear.

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    The White House Zambales 

    Felmida-Diaz, 2203, Cabangan, Zambales
    Overnight rates start at Php4,500 for 4 persons (modern cottage w/ private pool)
    Call 0923-081-9898, 0923-086-2898, 0906-091-7387 for reservations or visit facebook.com/thewhitehousezambales for more information

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    Rated 5 out of 5 from 563 guests, you and your family will surely love The White House Zambales. The place is peaceful and is an ideal place to stay with your family away from the stress of the city. Bask in the sun at the beach or lounge away by your private pool. Unwinding with loved ones does not have to be expensive!

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    Tip: Book in advance. They are opening new villas but it can get full pretty fast.

    Kwentong Dagat

    Kwentong Dagat is the first vegan-friendly resort in Zambales (but meat lovers are welcome!).
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Kwentong Dagat

    Sitio Liliwa, Brgy. Sto. Niño, San Felipe, Zambales
    Overnight rates start at Php 4,000 for up to 6 persons, inclusive of free breakfast
    Call 0917-317-6295 for reservations or visit kwentongdagat.com for more information

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    Surrounded by agoho trees that locals say were not there before the Mt. Pinatubo eruption, opt to stay and kick back in their Bali-inspired Nipa cabins. Kwentong Dagat also offers activities such as island hopping, sunrise and sunset yoga lessons, Anghalo Falls tour, surf/skimboard lessons, intro to jiujutsu/muay thai/boxing, bonfire sessions, and many more!

    They say the place looks like an enchanted forest!
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    Tip: Bring your own tent, camp with them in their yard, and pay only Php 250 per head!

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    Linasin Trapsi Beach Resort

    Sitio Linasin, Brgy. Sindol, San Felipe, Zambales
    Overnight rates start at Php 2,500 for 4 persons
    Call 0909-462-8565 for reservations or visit facebook.com/linasintrapsiresort for more information

     If we’re talking about budget-friendly beach resorts, Linasin Trapsi offers a 6-person room accommodation for only Php4,000. They call their resort “3-in-1” with their pool, river, and beach access for their clients. You also have the option to book a floating cottage for you and your family.

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    Tip: They have a common grilling area. You may bring your own food and they will not charge a corkage fee.

    Funtasea Beach Resort

    Swim in the beach just right in front of the facility, or tread the clean, covered pool with your family.
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    Panibuatan, Sto. Rosario, Iba, Zambales
    Overnight rates start at Php 2,500 for 2 persons
    Call 0919-864-6259 for reservations or visit facebook.com/funtaseabeachresort for more information

    Located at the Zambales capital, Funtasea Beach Resort boasts of modern amenities for their guests at an affordable price. Hot and cold showers are available in their airconditioned rooms, with free toiletries and complimentary coffee. Revel in a quiet staycation with a modest fee.

    The place looks luxurious but still quite affordable.
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    Tip: This place has its own bar and restaurant so you don’t have to worry about food. It is also just 2-3 minutes away from the city where you can dine out.

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