I love traveling. I especially love long trip and road trips. I’ve been working for over a year now but because I still have commitments, I still can’t afford to go to far-flung places. However, in January I promised myself that I’ll try to reach different places this year. My goal this year is to tour Luzon.
There is peace in traveling alone but we must admit that traveling with companions is still a lot more fun. I thank God I have friends who have the same idiosyncrasies as me. So I and three of my high school friends have officially started what could be series of escapade. Our first stop last May 14-15: Subic Bay.
Going to Subic
We agreed to meet at Victory Liner at 5:30 AM in the morning. I don’t know what happened because for the first time in my life, I arrived late for a trip. LOL. I reached the terminal 5:55 AM, just five minutes before the bus departed.
The bus trip was uneventful because my three companions were all asleep. Lucky for me, I can’t sleep easily on moving vehicles or when I am seated. It took us almost four hours before we reached Olongpo. There are no jeepneys inside SBMA so we had to ride a taxi to be able to reach our destinations.
1st stop: Ocean Adventure
We arrived at Ocean Adventure at around 10:30 AM. We missed the 10:15 show so we just visited other attractions and ate lunch before attending the 12:00 show. The fishes at the Ocean Discovery Aquarium were catchy but the aquarium was less impressive than I expected. We had our lunch at Forest Grill. The names of the food were impressive but actual food isn’t. The non-existent flavors of the food was not worth the price we paid for.
There were four shows in Ocean Adventure but we opted not to watch the last once since we still had to go to Tree top Adventure. We watched the (1) The Adventures of Olongapo Jones, (2) The Sea Lion Show and (3) The Dolphin Show. I enjoyed the Sea Lion Show so much. They were well-trained and they are so intelligent in general.
2nd Stop: Tree Top Adventure
The Superman Ride was totally a different story. It is basically zip line in Superman position but it was so hiigggggh and so uggggh. I was literally frozen when the ride started but it was so addicting. I won’t mind a second time.
3rd Stop: Lagoon Resort
Cecille was craving for scrambled eggs so we looked for a place where we can eat breakfast. Breakfast at Johan’s was good. The place was also very cozy.
Last Stop: Zoobic Safari
Zoobic Safari is a zoo in more grandiose form. They have a good collection of animals so the tours are not boring. I enjoyed the tiger and crocodile feeding session a lot. My cam died in the middle of our Zoobic Safari adventure so I don’t have pictures of the tiger anymore. I’ll update once my friend uploads our pictures. 😀
All in all, it was a super fun weekend. Total wallet damage: Php 4500. Not bad. 😀 I still have a hang over right now and I can’t wait for our next escapade! 😀
11 thoughts on “(Travel Diary) A Weekend in Subic”
there are always available taxis from ocean adventure or tree top adventure back to the subic gate? and it still costs the same ?
I am not sure since my trip years years back.
Hi! Nice blog! I liked the honesty about food. hihi 🙂
If you are going to Ocean adventure or Zoobic then I would suggest you enquire about their own transport services, both have . I believe these run from Park n shop at the main gate and are FREE 🙂
If you want to get a Jeepney from SBMa to Balloy then go first by Yellow Jeepney to the Jolly Bee ratunda and then transfer to Blue jeepney going Baloy, then its short trike ride to the beech. Blue rock is considered the no.1 resort although there are many others, Orchard resort has the best swimming pool in Baloy but if you want some real water fun go to white rock, a 10 minute Jeepney ride from Balloy, it has Wave pools water slides and much other fun… not a bad place to stop and definatly a fillipino resort. The resorts in Baloy are more for Westerners. Back to SBMA for a bit of night life the visit Pier 1 for live music and good food.
Thanks for the advice! Been there actually already. 🙂 But I will consider your suggestions if ever I decide to visit subic again. 😀
hello. =) we will be touring Subic this oct via public transpo.. taxi lang ba available na transpo for all their tourist spots? we’ll be staying at Vista Marina Resort then we’d go to tree top adventure, jest camp and Subic safari.. i need help po kung ano pdeng sakyan n mas cheaper? thanks! =)
Hi! Taxi is the only public transport inside SBMA. But if I am not mistaken, there are shuttles that go around the main roads but at a specified schedule. If you want to roam accdg to your sked, taxi is the most convenient choice. Fare for the farthest destination (gate – Ocean Park) is pHP 400. It could go higher or lower depending on the distance. Maybe you could set a deal with a taxi to tour you around for two days? Though I don’t know how much will it cost.
how much is your transpo ride (taxi ride) from subic gate to ocean adventure?
hope for your favorable response
Hi! It’s Ph 400. 🙂 Feel free to ask me if you have more questions regarding the transportation there. 🙂
400 is for transpo only to ocean adventure?.. how about going to treetop and zoobic? thank you
Yep. 400 is the for the ride from the gate to ocean park. If you’re going from treetop to zoobic it will be another for another fee.