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Start Your New Year with Cheap Travel at These Budget-friendly Places to Visit in Subic

Here are the perfect Subic tourist spots for your next journey!

By: Antonette Louise Guiao | January 01, 2023
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Spend less while having more fun!

Images: El Kabayo Stables Facebook page

Celebrating the holidays can be pretty pricey. It’s the time of the year when you buy Christmas gifts for your loved ones and yourself, serve plenty of food on the table, spend on new house decorations, and splurge on new clothes and items. Perhaps you’re one of the people who like to go on fun getaways to celebrate the holidays. Besides, gift and non-gift purchases include traveling in their holiday splurge list. There are many affordable places to visit in Subic that you can ring in New Year.

From restaurants to parks, find out where you can visit these Subic tourist spots that won’t burn your wallet away.


1. 1925 Gastropub

Location: Sampson Road corner Dewey Avenue, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Cheap For: Main courses below PhP500


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Nothing like starting the year with food, drinks, and music!

Images: 1925 Gastropub Facebook page

First on our list of places to visit in Subic is a modern Filipino gastropub nestled in the heart of Subic Bay; the 1925 Gastropub serves both local and international dishes you can enjoy. As one of the most affordable places in Subic, they offer rice platters, pasta dishes, and main courses below PhP500. Some of the pub’s must-try dishes include adobong manok sa gata (chicken adobo cooked in coconut milk), chicharon fried rice (fried rice with deep-fried pork belly and rinds), malunggay pesto pasta (pesto pasta cooked in moringa leaves), and grilled tuna belly. You can also enjoy beverages such as cocktails, beers, and spirits while listening to a live band.


2. El Kabayo Stables

Location: 1411 El Kabayo Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Cheap For: Horseback riding start at PhP350 per head


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You can finally tick off “horseback riding” on your New Year’s bucket list!

Images: El Kabayo Stables Facebook page

If you’re up for a New Year adventure, there’s an affordable place in Subic to do fun things; the El Kabayo Stables is perfect! This one of Subic’s tourist spots has numerous activities for you to try. One is horse riding, which consists of a scenic ride to the El Kabayo Waterfalls. Another is riding lessons, in which you get a training session under the guidance of instructors. And horse painting, an activity where you can show off your creative side by using colorful non-toxic paint to draw on the horses’ bodies. Since it is an affordable place in Subic, the horseback riding activities start at PhP350 per head.


3. Chef Samurai

Location: Raymundo St, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales
Cheap For: Mixed sushi platter is below PhP508


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Sushi, sashimi, tonkatsu, ramen, tempura: name it, Chef Samurai has it!

Images: Chef Samurai Facebook page

Third, on our list of places to visit in Subic is where you can’t go wrong with kicking off the New Year with Japanese cuisine! Chef Samurai serves authentic and affordable Japanese dishes that satisfy your cravings. Below PhP508, you can already enjoy the Mixed Sushi Platter, a platter filled with tuna, salmon, ebi, unagi, ika, uni, tamago, and kani sushi. You can also opt for the resto’s Maki dishes, which range in price from PhP198 to Php628. Ramen bowls and soups are also available for PhP348 to PhP398.


4. Boardwalk Park

Location: Waterfront Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Cheap For: FREE entrance


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Seeing Subic Bay’s lovely orange horizon doesn’t have to cost you.

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Here’s a place to visit in Subic where you can enjoy a relaxing day and a stunning sunset for free. Subic Bay Boardwalk Park offers a stretch of the Waterfront Road filled with trees and the lovely sight of Subic Bay. The place is also a Subic tourist spot that has historical monuments that you can visit. If you walk a little further up north, you can unwind by some nearby beaches and take in the captivating sunset of the place. Also, it is the best to visit because it is not just an affordable place in Subic, but this public park is free!


5. Gourmet Garage

Location: 1143 Argonaut St, Rizal Corner, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Cheap For: Dishes start at PhP395


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Who says having a fancy meal has to be expensive?

Images: Gourmet Garage Facebook page

Last on our list of places to visit in Subic is the Gourmet Garage. It is a restaurant, a catering service, and a gourmet shop all in one. The site serves various comfort food, from salads to pasta desserts, and it also sells gourmet food like meat, cheese, truffle oil, and saffron. While these may sound a bit pricey, you’d be surprised to know that the price range of the dishes starts at PhP395! A few must-try recipes of the resto include its lug lug spaghettini (a Filipino spaghettini topped with classic lug lug sauce), butterflied peri-peri chicken, and crispy carnitas ravioli.


A New Year’s trip doesn’t have to cost you a lot! Remember that creating new memories with your loved ones is the thing that matters most. Happy New Year, everyone!


Visit Yoorekka Magazine for more exciting tourist spots in Subic and Central Luzon!


Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions wherever you go. Have a great trip!


This article was initially published in Yoorekka on January 01, 2021.


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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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