Zambales is only 4-5 hours away from Manila (by land), and I decided to go with my vegan friends for the weekend. Glad I made the trip. Beach, coconut water, vegan food, body boarding- how can you go wrong? We chose no-frills accommodations with Ambay Beach Resort. The place is vegetarian but because all three of us are vegans, the host made everything vegan. The coconut meat steak was quite remarkable, I must say.
We will be back again, especially since this is one of those types of trips that do not require elaborate planning. I could wake up one Saturday morning and just hop on the bus! Now, how to get Scrappy to get used to traveling is the only remaining question.