Zambales is a province in the Philippines located in the Central Luzon Region in the island of Luzon. Its capital is the Municipality of Iba which is strategically located in the middle of the province. With a land area of 3,830.83 km2, Zambales is the second largest among the seven provinces of Central Luzon. The province is noted for its mangoes, which are abundant from January to April.
The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
The climate in this province has two pronounced seasons: dry from October to June, and wet from July to September.
Best time to visit is every end of summer.
The most appropriate clothing for this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
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CITIES & TOWNS
The Zambales provinceis divided into 13 Municipalities and 1 Independent City:
There are 5 outlying islands surrounding the mainland of Zambales which are under the jurisdiction of the province.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Zambales province:
If you plan to visit the Province of Zambales, you can use the following sites to determine the best places to stay:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Zambales throughout the year:
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Zambales province.
Where in the Philippines is Zambales located?
Zambales is located on Central Luzon.
Is Zambales a city or province?
Zambales is a province.
What is the Capital of Zambales?
The capital of Zambales is Iba.
What is Zambales famous or known for?
Zambales is famous or known for sandy beaches and deep blue sea.
How do I get to Zambales?
There are several ways to get to Zambales, the most common being from Manila:
- Bus | 5 hours | $6-$8
- Taxi | 3 hours | $88-$110
- Drive | 3 hours | $16-$24
How many islands are in Zambales?
There are 5 islands in the Zambales province.
What does Zambales mean?
Zambales came from the word zambal which refers to the native language spoken by the early Austronesian inhabitants of the place.
How Safe is Traveling in Zambales?
Zambales is generally safe for locals and tourists.
Is the climate in Zambales the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Zambales province is considered tropical. It is similar to most provinces of the Philippines.
To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…
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