Due to quarantine measures in place, some of these destinations might be temporarily closed. Please coordinate with the management or local government before visiting.
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When it comes to interesting places fitted for any kind of trip, Subic Bay is a no-fail spot to visit. One can find a host of parks in Subic with unique attractions suited for all ages. From exciting safaris to interactive parks, there’s no running out of ideas to do. This makes the place popular for educational field trips or out-of-town vacations with the family or barkada.
The community quarantine may be keeping leisure parks in Subic temporarily closed, but that doesn't mean you can’t think about visiting them once restrictions are lifted! Whether or not you’ve been to these places to go in Subic, it’s always a great idea to take note of them for future reference. Rounded up in this list are five awesome leisure parks in Subic that can satisfy your adventure-seeking soul! Read on and find out what they are!
Location:Group 1 Ilanin Forest, Forest Adventure, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
The Tiger Safari ride can make your heart leap out of your chest!
Image: Zoomanity Group Website
Home to various kinds of animals, Zoobic Safari is one of the most popular attractions in Subic. The place boasts 15 different attractions that are sure to give you a wild experience! You can test your courage and walk on a steel bridge hanging over 200 crocodiles at the Croco Loco or hop around a stone maze with bunnies at the Hip Hop Bunny Hop. A Zoobic Safari visit wouldn’t be complete without boarding the iconic Tiger Safari jeepney and seeing tigers in their natural habitat! And while you’re here, grab the chance to meet the zoo’s fascinating creatures at the Animal Photo Opportunity where you can hold the animals for a photo.
Location:Ocean Adventure Approach Rd, Ilanin Forest West, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Have a fin-tastic time at the Ocean Adventure!
What’s great about Subic is it isn’t just home to attractions that feature land animals, but marine animals as well. Drop by Subic’s Ocean Adventure and get to see creatures from under the sea! The shows at Ocean Adventure don’t just showcase the talent of animals, but they also raise ecological awareness to adults and kids alike. The showmasters incorporate lessons on the importance of the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse, and recycle) and the negative effects of dynamite fishing, all while doing spectacular stunts with animals like sea lions and dolphins. You can also visit the park’s Low Light Aquarium Room: a dark room illuminated by different-colored aquariums containing sea creatures like lion fishes and dancing jellyfishes.
Location:Upper Mau, Cubi-Triboa, Subic Bay Freeport Zone Subic
You’ll never run out of things to do at the Jest Camp!
Image: Jest Camp Website
The Jungle Environment Survival Training Camp, also known as Jest Camp, is a perfect place for adventurous souls. The place offers various activities where you can acquire jungle survival skills. Some of their most well-known training activities are the Jungle Survival Courses. You can choose from the Survival Bootcamp (an extreme jungle survival with a 72-hour certification), Hunter-Gatherer (overnight jungle survival with certification), Camp Craft (survival training and Boton Falls tour with lunch), and Wild Child (overnight jungle survival for kids). The place also offers other attractions including the Magaul Bird Park, a park that features large-scale birdshows; the Bird Cafe, a Japanese pet cafe; and the Kawayan Kitchen, a restaurant that serves meals in bamboo.
Location:Bldg. 2070 Corregidor Rd, Ilanin Forest East, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
The awesome rooms in Funtastic Park puts the “fun” in Funtastic!
Image: Funtastic Park Website
Play tricks on your brain at the Funtastic Park! This educational park located in the Ilanin Forest Area boasts unique and interactive attractions that are sure to take your senses on a fun ride. Here, you’ll find the Mirror Maze: a room full of mirrors that gives you infinite reflections. Looking for your next turn is quite a challenge, and that’s what makes the room exciting. The park also has a Trick Art room where you can take creative shots while posing with the 3D backdrops on the wall and an Enchanted Forest room where you can walk through a path of make-believe plants and animals while wearing 3D glasses to see 3D objects.
Location:West Ilanin Forest Area, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Learn more about these vibrant creatures at Subic’s Butterfly Garden!
Images: Butterfly Garden Subic Website
It is no doubt that butterflies are one of the prettiest insects to ever exist. If you wish to see these beautiful species up close, then make your way to Subic’s Butterfly Garden! Home to hundreds of species of butterflies, the insectarium boasts a total of 3.8 hectares that you can stroll in while watching butterflies in their natural habitat. You can also see the different stages of a butterfly’s life cycle as you go along. Here’s a tip: before visiting, spray on a flower-scented perfume to attract the butterflies and make them perch on you!
While the thought of visiting these places after quarantine may fuel your desire to get out there sooner, remember that it is always important to stay safe especially now that the world is transitioning to the “new normal.” Put your safety first and stay at home for the meantime!
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About Antonette Louise Guiao
Antonette is a writer, a night owl, an extrovert, and a BTS ARMY. Her spare time is consumed by drawing digital vector art, sleeping, binge-watching Netflix series, and learning how to cook. An adventurer by heart, she aspires to travel the world with her family, try extreme outdoor activities, and taste all sorts of food in different countries.
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