Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Subic Bay © TauchSport_Steininger
Subic Bay is located on the site of a former United States Naval base. The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 buried the area in ash, and it has since been transformed into a buzzing eco-tourism and commercial hub. It's only five minutes away from the Philippines International Airport. Dense forests cover most of the area, which is enclosed by a security fence. Visitors will find forest trails and unspoiled beaches, and can explore shipwrecks and coral reefs in the bay's dive sites. They can also enjoy sports facilities and duty-free shopping centres. The area's attractions include Ocean Adventure, which is an open-sea marine park where tourists can scuba dive and swim with dolphins, Pamulaklakin Forest and the wildlife-rich Zoobic Safari Forest Adventure Park.