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Ambay Botolan Resort in Zambales
Also known and formerly called as Arle Beach Resort this paradise, now called Ambay Botolan Resort is situated in one of the most relaxing places far from the maddening crowd and noise in Metro Manila. A mere 4-hour trip compared to other Zambales resorts, Botolan is a province known for it’s being a first class municipality in Region 3 Central Luzon due to the development that has reasoned up for decades now.
Spanning with a seemingly endless coastline, Botolan is where you can find Binoclutan (Binoklutan by the locals), the beach capital of the province greeting you with promising waves from the shallow waters in seashore sands.
Their most popular celebration of the Fiesta Poon Bato which is annually held January 23-24, features a religious festivity that attracts up to 500,000 devotes yearly, adding up to its being an exciting summer destination. Highlights of the feast include cultural dancing from local Aeta tribes in the town plaza on the first night.
Another highlight festivity in the land of Botolan, the Domorokdok Festival, held May 3-4, includes street parades, street dancing, a beauty pageant and displays of Botolan products and industries. For those who wants to know how to get to Ambay Botolan Resort, please follow the short guide we have below taken from the official website of Ambay Resort – botolan.com.
How to get to Ambay Botolan Beach Resort
Take the Victory Liner Bus from their Pasay and Caloocan City terminals. Air-conditioned and regular bus travel time is approximately 4 hours. Let the Bus driver know that you want to stop at Ambay Botolan Beach Resort formerly known as “ARLE” Beach Resort.
By Private Operated Vehicle
Take the Northern Luzon Expressway. Exit at San Fernando and follow the signs to Olongapo and Zambales. Approximately 1 hour from San Fernando you will see the sign “To S.B.M.A.” At this time, you have the option to turn left and take the “shortcut” (using the S.B.M.A. Toll road) or go straight and take the National Road. I strongly suggest turning left and use the SBMA Toll road which bypasses Olongapo City proper’s traffic congestion. The Toll Fee is normally P24.
Reservation Point of Contact:
Mrs. Linda Doble Cellphone Number: (local) 0920-455-1303 / (international) 63-0920-455-1303
Beach house Phone Numbers: (local) 047-603-0216 / (international) 63-047-603-0216
Once inside SBMA, turn right at the major T-intersection and follow the signs to Zambales. Make sure to obey all traffic rules because SBMA Police strictly enforces the rules. Go straight; you will pass one of the main gates on the right side. On the second main gate, still on the right side, stop at the 4-way intersection and turn left. Turn right on the second 4-way intersection; this will lead you to the Kalakalan Gate to exit SBMA.
After crossing the bridge, turn left onto the National Road towards Subic, Zambales. You will pass through Subic, Castillejos, and San Marcelino. In San Marcelino, you will see a sign “Shortcut Road” which will bypass San Antonio. Take this Shortcut road. You will pass San Narciso, and at the end of the Shortcut road turn right towards Iba. You will pass through San Felipe, Cabangan, and finally Botolan. Ambay Botolan Beach Resort is located approximately 8 km from Cabangan and 8 km before Botolan town proper.