Subic: Base Camp for the Family

Zoobic Safari, Subic Philippines (Photo Courtesy: @vr_roaminglad on Instagram)

A few years ago, when people speak of Subic, most Filipinos would mention Americans and military bases. This is partly true since for many years, the American Military camps settled within the Subic grounds and seas. On the good side, when the foreign military settled in Subic, their economic status improved pooling in many investors and businesses in.

Zoobic Safari, Subic Philippines (Photo Courtesy: Leizl A. Villapando @lavstories on Instagram)

Zoobic Safari, Subic Philippines (Photo Courtesy: Leizl A. Villapando @lavstories on Instagram)

But soon, the Americans decided to go back home leaving Subic as an empty space with a few establishments still in business but not necessarily enough for the locals. But despite such changes, the local government of Subic took this a perfect opportunity to build up the town and turn it into one of the best tourist destination in the country.

Zoobic Safari, Subic Philippines (Photo Courtesy: @vr_roaminglad on Instagram)

Zoobic Safari, Subic Philippines (Photo Courtesy: @vr_roaminglad on Instagram)

Today, Subic is haven to amazing beaches, entertaining night life and thrilling parks. Travelling to Subic promises no dull moments. It is not only a place for yuppies; it is also the best place for a quick family get-away.

Zoobic Safari, Subic Philippines (Photo Courtesy: Samantha Maristela @sammaristela and @321touchdown on Instagram)

Zoobic Safari, Subic Philippines (Photo Courtesy: Samantha Maristela @sammaristela and @321touchdown on Instagram)

Zoobic Safari, Subic Philippines (Photo Courtesy: Florence @florence_b27 on Instagram)

Zoobic Safari, Subic Philippines (Photo Courtesy: Florence @florence_b27 on Instagram)

One of the greatest family destinations in Subic is the Zoobic and Ocean Adventure. Here, families can enjoy live encounters with marine and wildlife animals. It is recommended for kids of all ages who need to develop love for animals and awareness on how to protect such creatures. The learning experiences are highly valuable that many schools and learning institutions in the Philippines arrange tours to visit the place with their students.

Ocean Adventure, Subic Philippines (Photo Courtesy: @_hya_salazar_ on Instagram)

Ocean Adventure, Subic Philippines (Photo Courtesy: @_hya_salazar_ on Instagram)

Ocean Adventure, Subic Philippines (Photo Courtesy: @_hya_salazar_ on Instagram)

Ocean Adventure, Subic Philippines (Photo Courtesy: @_hya_salazar_ on Instagram)

For the more adventurous families, the Tree Top Adventure is the perfect place to visit. Here, the guests shall be allowed to ride in thrilling rides and activities against heights. Just a precaution, make sure that anyone who wants to experience the thrill should be physically fit without any medical conditions. Another adventure-driven place to visit is the JEST Camp, where families can enroll in jungle survival training. Here, families will be taught the basics of surviving in the wild, like starting a fire, food hunt, tying ropes and even how to cook.

But if rest and relaxation is what a family needs, no need to look further since Subic prides itself with many world-class resorts which are affordable. Just drive along the roads of Subic, it would be hard to miss since plenty of signs and posters would be posted left and right.

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