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Zambales Province
South China Sea Magalawa Island San Salvador Island Matalvis Island Mt Masinloc 996 m Dasol Bay Pointed Peak Rounded Peak

Ilio-ilio

Dasol

Eguia

Infanta

Santa Cruz

Candelaria

Masinloc

Palauig

Santo

Thomas

IBA

Botolan

Bucao River

Dolores

Cabangan

San Filipe

San Narciso

Sto Tomas River

San Miguel

San Antonio

Navy Station

Pundaquit

Dogs Offshore

Castillejos

FRA

Morong

Zambales Province Pangasinan Zambales

Palmera Garden

Mount Lanat

Rama

Capones Islands Mount Botolan Mount Catonghan Mount Cunonayo Mount Maubanban Tarlac
Pampanga

San Carlos

Malasiqui

Bayambang

Mangatarem

Camaling

Clark

Dinalupihan

Bataan Mt Pinatubo 1486 m Mt Tapulao/ High Peak 2037 m

Wave Song

Subic Bay

San Marcelino

Mope

Sual

Mabini

Burgos

Labrador

LINGAYEN

Dagupan

Mangaldang

Manaoag

Calasiao

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Interactive Map of Zambales Province, Philippines

Zambales Province

 

Capital - Iba

Population 2010 excluding Olongapo  534443

Economy - Mostly agricultural and mining with tourism playing a vital role

Consisting of 13 municipalities and 1 city, (Olongapo City is autonomous), and includes the contended Scarborough Shoal

 

Noted for the quality and flavour of it’s mangoes (Jan – Apr) and the annual Mango Festival is held in April in Iba.  Named after the original inhabitants dialect – Sambali, to the south of the province lies Subic Bay, to the north Pangasinan province, and to the west the South China Sea, with the provinces of Pampanga and Tarlac over the Zambales Mountains (which cover 60% of the land area) to the east.  Mount Pinatubo and crater lake is within Botolan municipality.

 

Zambales hosts 170 plus kilometers of beaches, with coral reefs, dive sites, surfing in the Capones Islands, resorts and beach huts.  The “Fiesta Poon Bato” is held every January, and venerates the Mother of the Sacred Stone – reputed to be the oldest image of the Virgin Mary in Asia, which survived the destruction of  Barrio Poon Bato during the lahar flows following the 1991 eruption of  Mt. Pinatubo.

 

The Capones Island lighthouse dates to the Spanish era, and the Saint Augustine Cathedral is a 17th century Baroque building.

 

International standard beach resorts include the Palmera Gardens in Iba, Rama International Resort in Botolan, and for surfing in the Capones Islands - Dogs Offsore.