Subic bay is well know as a great summer destination for the local tourist, Its calm waters, cool breezes and wide range of water activities are accented by the lush jungles of the area. The City of Olongapo provides the anchor of support for the area, the area includes the Subic Bay Freeport Zone and parts of the provinces of Zambales and Bataan.
Placed in alphabetical order Bataan, Olongapo, Subic bay freeport and Zambales is "THE BOSZ". There is a wide range of resorts and hotels to choose from in all budget ranges. Now international tourist are becoming more aware of the Subic Bay tourism area. The New expressway brings Subic Bay to within 35 minutes of the DMIA International Airport at Clark.
There is usually confusion with the name "Subic". It is used to refer to the ex-navy base, to the bay itself, to the town of Subic, the city of Olongapo, Barrio Barretto of Olongapo and the entire area. The name Subic belongs to the town of Subic located at the northern end of Subic Bay. The ex-navy base is property referred to as the "Subic Bay Freeport Zone", which may be abbreviated s SBFZ or sometimes without the zone as SBF. You may also see it improperly referred to as SBMA, which is the governing body. The Bay is Subic Bay and it also hs small inlets referred to as bays within it such as half moon bay.
Bataan province offers a number of beach front resorts and hotels. The province has a simpler slow down feeling about it.
Olongapo city is the largest city of the Province of Zambales and is adjacent to the Subic Bay Freeport, portions of the city border on the Bay. Barrio Barretto is a part of Olongapo City and is the located of the majority of the city's beach front and hotels.
Subic Bay Freeport is the center of tourism development and host many hotels and tourist attractions.
Zambales offers a range of activities and accommodations.