Once the home of the Spanish, and then the US Navies, the area is now a booming special economic zone. The area boasts international standard resorts, hotels, restaurants, bars, casinos, and night clubs.
The spectacular landscape, with the surrounding mountains sweeping majestically into the sea, emphasize one of Asia’s best natural deep water harbours.
With the SCTex (Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway) now open, driving time is now 45 minutes from Angeles, 1 hour 45 from Manila, and 1 hour 30 minutes from Tarlac.
Barrio Barretto and Baloy Beach, is where the expats head for, offering affordable accommodation, a friendly welcome, excellent food, and relaxing - no hassle - beach side bars, and nightclubs,plus a chance to catch up on all the local news in a beach comber atmosphere.