Port Subic Bay is a natural harbour port located within Subic Bay Freeport Zone (a former US Naval Base) in the Philippines' Zambales Province (Central Luzon Island). Subic Bay is in the South China Sea and on Luzon Island's western coast, approx 100 km (62 mi) northwest of Manila Bay.
The port covers a land area of approx 41 hectares (101 acres / 0,41 km2) and has max quayside draught/berth water depth 15 m (49 ft). The port has a total of 15 docking facilities (piers and wharves) with a capacity to handle all kinds of vessels, including some of the world's largest cargo and passenger ships.
At a few minutes' walking distances from Port Subic's passenger terminal are located shopping malls, premium hotels, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and casinos. Also in close proximity from the cruise port can be found beaches (best-known is Dungaree Beach), golf course, modern yacht marina, maritime museum, scuba diving zones (shipwreck and coral reefs), theme parks, eco-tourism attractions, Zoobic Park. Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center is one of the Philippines’ largest public event facilities. Among the more active cruise tour options is the Pamulaklakin Forest's trail going through lush rainforest to a traditional Aetas village.
Subic Bay International Airport is to the south and serves regularly scheduled domestic flights. Operated by the airline Air Juan, these flights link directly Manila with Subic Freeport, Boracay Island (Caticlan Airport), Puerto Galera, and Busuanga Bay. Air Juan's flights are direct (without passing through other airports) which allows tourists to arrive from Manila directly to their local hotels and resorts.
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