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Getting Around

Around Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Upon reaching Subic Bay Freeport, getting around is pretty easy. 24 hours taxi service is available inside the Freeport Zone. If you have your own vehicle all you need is to grab a map and let Subic Bay provide the adventures.

Worry should have no place even among first-time visitors of SBFZ. Upon arrival at the Freeport, guests may opt to directly proceed to SBMA Tourism Department (Bldg. 662, Barryman corner Taft Street, Central Business District) or request one of over 50 Department of Tourism-trained guides at (63-47) 252-4123/ 4242.

Friendly SBMA policemen will also readily give you useful getting-around-directions or in getting a cab to take you to your intended destination.

Subic Bay Freeport Environment

You can experience Subic even when just driving around in the Subic Bay Area. As you go through road towards Ocean Adventure or JEST, you may see groups of monkeys beside the road. Also where the big trees hover, you can see large fruit bats hanging around and sleeping by the day. Even exotic colored birds are everywhere in Subic Forest Area, you just have to keep your eyes open.

Angeles Airport

Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA, Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Diosdado Macapagal, Kapampangan: Sulapawang Internasyonal ning Diosdado Macapagal), also called Clark International Airport (IATA: CRK, ICAO: RPLC), is the main airport serving the immediate vicinity of the Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ) and the general area of Angeles City in the Philippines. It also serves the northern and central regions of Luzon, and being 85 kilometers (50 miles) from the older Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) that serves Manila; DMIA also serves Metro Manila and its immediate vicinity. It is located on an area of the economic zone formerly utilized as the Clark Air Base, which was closed in late 1991 by the U.S. Air Forces after the explosion of Mount Pinatubo. The airport is managed by the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC), a government-owned and/or controlled corporation. DMIA have two (2) runways in parallel configuration. The primary runway (Runway 02R/20L) has a length of 3,200 meters and a width of 60 meters. It is fully equipped with all navigational aids and lighting facilities and has a Category 1 rating for precision approach. The secondary runway (Runway 02L/20R) has a length of 3,200 meters and a width of 45 meters. It is not yet equipped with navigational aids and lighting facilities and is currently used for Visual Flight Rules (VFR) only.

How to reach Angeles

DMIA-NAIA Link - Diosdado Macapagal International Airport connects from Angeles City to Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila via North Luzon Expressway-EDSA-Airport Road link. By private car, it takes about 2-3 hours including traffic to reach NAIA from DMIA.

The Subic-Clark-Tarlac - Expressway (SCTEx) provides access to Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ), including the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport, through two exits. The Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) opened Panday Pira Road on December 23, 2008, and it is connected to the Clark North interchange in Mabalacat, Pampanga, where it leads straight to CSEZ on the left and Sacobia in Bamban town to the right. The Clark South interchange leads directly to the airport, Angeles, Tarlac, and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

North Luzon Railway - Construction has begun on a new US$421 million North Luzon project (initiated by the Philippine National Railways), originally scheduled for completion in 2010. Two separate lines will be constructed, one for the Airport Railway, and another for the NorthRail commuter and high speed rail line serving Metro Manila and the northern Luzon provinces.

Bus - There are regular bus services to various destinations from the airport, charging from PH?300 ($7.00) for Cubao (Quezon City), Mariveles, and Avenida (Manila), to PH?350 ($8.20) for SM Megamall, Pasay City and Baguio City. Operators include:

- Genesis Transport (for Mariveles) - Partas (for Baguio and the rest of Northern Luzon except Laoag; and Avenida) - Philtranco (for Pasay, Cubao, and SM Megamall)

Taxi - Taxi stands are located in the arrival halls, and prices are based on the meter. Operators include: - Airport Shuttle Service Inc. - Avis Philippines - Triangle Taxi

Way to Boracay

Boracay sland is separated from Panay island by a narrow strait. The island is located opposite the barangay of Caticlan in the municipality of Malay, Aklan. Transportation across the strait is provided by boats operating from the Caticlan jetty port.

By Air

Boracay is served by two airports in Aklan province: Tetet or Kalibo Airport in Kalibo and Godofredo P. Ramos Airport (commonly referred to as "Caticlan airport") in Malay.

By Sea

The western part of the Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH) passes through Caticlan, with car ferries from Roxas, Oriental Mindoro docking at the Caticlan jetty port. Several bus companies operate provincial bus routes from Manila which pass through Caticlan via the SRNH.

For Assistance Call or text: 0922.883.0006

How to reach Baguio

Baguio City sits high on the Cordillera Mountain Ranges on a plateau roughly 1,500 meters above sea level and about 250 kilometers north of the Philippine capital city of Manila. -The three main access roads leading to Baguio from the lowlands are Kennon Road, Marcos Highway, and Naguilian Highway. Kennon Road road is the fastest route to Baguio but is the most dangerous with frequent landslides during the rainy season. Marcos Highway and Naguilian Highway are more roundabout routes but are much safer than Kennon Road and are the only routes permitted to buses and trucks.Buses leave Manila from each of the bus companies own depot. Unfortunately Manila does not have one central bus station. It will take you roughly 6 - 7 hours to travel the 250 odd kilometers from Manila to Baguio City. Bus timetables vary between the different bus companies. Schedules are fairly constant between 5:00 am and 6:00 pm. You can catch buses later than 6:00 pm as some buses leave around midnight so that you arrive in Baguio in the early morning.

Private Vehicle- Traveling to Baguio City by road from Manila is fairly straight forward; the adventure begins when you get to the base of the Cordillera Mountains.

Kennon Road- This is the quickest route of going to Baguio. It connects with the town of Rosario in La Union. Kennon Road was named after US Army Colonel Lyman Kennon. He was the last builder on the project and completed the road in 1903. This splendidly scenic route passes by cascading waterfalls and lush mountain vegetation. Hazards encountered include sharp blind corners, other drivers, weather including fog. On a clear day it is without any doubt a spectacular journey, with some fantastic photo opportunities.

Naguilian Road- This road acts as a more comfortable route for the transportation of agricultural products, mined natural resources and other raw products coming out of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Worth remembering is that if you do opt to take this route it will add an additional three hours to your journey. However if you are connecting via Bauang in La Union, this may be a more convenient route.

Marcos Highway- The Marcos Highway is the easiest route of the lot. The road is well maintained and easy to navigate. The hairpin bends and blind corners of Kennon Road are non existent. You can access Marcos Highway at the same point as Kennon Road in Rosario La Union; you can also connect at Agoo in La Union.

About Puerto Galera

Get ready for some fun in the sun in Puerto Galera! Get to swim in pristine white sand beaches, get to view over 1,000 endangered reptiles, get to see enchanting coves and get to enjoy a drift dive and the depths of the ocean- these are enough reasons to visit and stay in Puerto Galera.

How to reach Puerto Galera

To get to Puerto Galera from Manila you can get a bus to the Port of Batangas (about 2 hour trip). Almost all major bus lines in Manila have regular trips going to the Port of Batangas. From the port, the fastest way to any beach in Puerto Galera is to take a "banca" ride (outrigger boat) directly to your beach of choice. They leave the port several times a day starting at 7am (more often during peak season -the schedules change depending on the demand). There is also the "Ro-Ro" (roll on-roll off) ferryboat (2 1/2 hours trip) that leaves at noon. The Ro-Ro can accommodate cars. It docks on the Puerto Gallera pier. It leaves only once a day. You then have to take a jeepney or tricycle ride to your choice of beach. So if you are not afraid of small boats, take the "banca" direct from the Port of Batangas to your choice of beach at Puerto Galera. Public Buses plying Manila and the Port of Batangas: BLTB Bus Lines: EDSA, Pasay. Tel # 833-5508, 833-5501, 913-1525 Jam Transit: Taft Ave., Pasay. & New York St., Cubao. Tel. # 541-4409, 924-7712 Tritran Transit: Edsa, Quezon City. Tel # 925-1759, 925-1758 Philtranco Bus Lines, Cubao, Q.C. Tel # 851-8079

Bus - There are regular bus services to various destinations from the airport, charging from PH?300 ($7.00) for Cubao (Quezon City), Mariveles, and Avenida (Manila), to PH?350 ($8.20) for SM Megamall, Pasay City and Baguio City. Operators include:

- Genesis Transport (for Mariveles)
- Partas (for Baguio and the rest of Northern Luzon except Laoag; and Avenida)
- Philtranco (for Pasay, Cubao, and SM Megamall)

Taxi - Taxi stands are located in the arrival halls, and prices are based on the meter. Operators include:
- Airport Shuttle Service Inc.
- Avis Philippines
- Triangle Taxi

By Plane

Air Philippine Express, Cebu Pacific Airlines and Zestair have daily flights from Manila Coron Manila. These depart Manila and land at the Busuanga Airport, flights take approximately an hour. It is recommend to book at least 10 days before departure, as the planes have a limited seating capacity.

By Boat

WG&A Superferry sails from Pier 15 of the Manila South Harbor (behind Manila Hotel) to Coron, Busuanga on Friday nights and returns on Monday mornings, the trip is approximately 12 hours each way.
How to reach Zambales

By Land

From Manila, exit or take the North Luzon Expressway (NLE), and exit at San Fernando. Go all the way to the Dinalupihan junction, and turn right at the Crossroads where Soldiers pose the "Bataan Death March". Go straight and stay on the left side when you see the Shell Station splitting the road to two. Turn left into the SBMA Bataan gate. Taking this route will save you 30 minutes of travel time to the north of Zambales, and gives you a view of SBMA. Exit through the Subic gate, and turn left. Getting lost should never be a concern because Zambales has only one highway all the way up to the North, crossing all towns. If the feeling of being lost does indeed creep up, you may ask any town municipal usually found in the center plaza of all towns.There are about a handful of new GOVIC Highways newly built almost all towns of Zambales. You may take them if you are trying to cut across town proper as shortcuts.The Subic GOVIC is not yet fully complete. The castillejos GOVIC Highway is great. You turn right into this Highway at the side before the Jesus Magsaysay Highschool and exit past the town center. The San Antonio GOVIC Highway is complete already but still too dark at night. The GOVIC Highway in Iba helps you get faster into the beach area of Iba without having to chase Tricycles off the roads.

By Bus

Take the Victory Liner (http://www.victoryliner.com) to Iba. Air conditioned and non-air conditioned buses are available. These buses will pass all the towns leading to Iba, take the Iba bus, and change buses in the Olongapo Victory Liner Terminal, and take the bus that leads to Alominos, Pangasinan. This will stop in Sta. Cruz, and other Zambales destinations farther north than Iba. From a town to another, you may take jeepney rides. Fare rates are low.

By Air

You may rent private planes, jets, and choppers at the Domestic Airport in Paranaque at Subic Air to land in three places in Zambales. There is an International Subis Airport, A Castillejos Airstrip, and the Iba Local Airport. Best to fly daytime 6:00 a.m., or 6:00 p.m.

By Ferry

Take the ferry ride to Subic near Manila Hotel, situated along Manila's Roxas Boulevard. Upon arrival, take the SBMA shuttle to any gate, and take the jeepney ride to the Victory Liner Terminal in Olongapo. From here, the Victory Liner may be taken to Iba or Alaminos

HOW TO GO TO SUBIC/ZAMBALES VIA SUBIC-CLARK-TARLAC EXPRESSWAY (SCTex)

Motorists coming from NLEX bound for Subic are advised to take the Spur/NLE interchange located between the Dau and Sta. Ines Exits of the NLEX and proceed to the SCTEx Clark Logistics Toll Plaza. After crossing the bridge, follow the loop of the ramp towards Subic. Likewise, motorists at SCTEx bound for Bataan may exit at the Dinalupihan Interchange via the Roman Highway. When in Subic Freeport, take the Kalaklan Gate to proceed to Zambales. There are two interchanges in Mabiga and Dolores, Mabalacat, Pampanga via MacArthur Hwy. on your way to Subic or Tarlac.

On the other hand, motorists from Subic and Bataan bound for Manila are advised to enter the SCTEx through the Tipo Toll Plaza or the Dinalupihan Toll Plaza respectively, and follow the road signage towards the Clark Logistics Toll Plaza. Upon reaching the Clark Logistics interchange, take the first ramp to the right that will lead to the toll plaza, then the Spur/NLE interchange connecting to the NLEX. Travel time from Clark to Subic is only 40 minutes. From NLEX in Balintawak to Subic, travel time is only 1 ½ hours.

SCTEx HOTLINE: (02) 3-5000/(02) 362-9997/362-2246/(045) 865-2030
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