From Macolcol bridge, looking at the direction
of Mt Kimmalogong, at its base below its summit, you can see
during heavy rains, a cascade of water. This is the Ang-halo
Falls. It falls into a carved out area known as Lubong-Uneg
(translated as "inner world" or more aptly "inner
bowl". Then there is Lubong downstream from it. It then opens
up into the rice/farm fields of Karampoan. Therefore the foothill
just below Mt Kimmalogong is Mt Karampoan. More aptly Karampoan
Courtesy of Ceres Busa. Click on thumbnail to zoom
During dry spells, the waterfall does
not dry out. It just goes down as a trickle, but it still flows
but no longer seen fron the Macolcol bridge. There is a 20 ft deep
swimming hole at the top of the falls, and the legendary "Tugot
ni Ang-halo" or "Mark of Ang-halo". Ang-halo is a
legendary giant of an ancient time. The giant knelt down to take a
drink of water above the waterfalls and left the imprint of his
toes, knee, and hand in the bedrock.
Natural spring water cascading from the Mountain
of Santa Cruz.
A perfect paradise for nature lovers with
crystal-clear water fresh from the falls, where fragrance of wild
flowers and trees surrounds the whole place, and only the sound of
the birds and wild animals breaks the tranquility of the place.
The famous light house
is located in this island. It has almost complete facilities for
thrill lovers. Ideal place for fishing and boating.
Courtesy of Edgar Millan.
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An island in the middle of the sea, located in
Santa Cruz. It is popularly known as "The Miss Universe
Island" since it was the place where the candidates for the
Miss Universe Pageant in 1979 had their photography sessions.
Likewise a beautiful
island located in Santa Cruz. It boasts of crystal-clear water
still unspoiled and with big potential for tourism development.
Palauig's answer to
other existing islands in Zambales.
An ideal setting for
summer camping and mountaineering. A magnificent vista of Subic
Bay area while one is at its peak.
Mt. Pinatubo is one of
a chain of composite volcanoes that constitute the Luzon volcanic
arc. The arc parallels the west coast of Luzon and reflects
eastward-dipping subduction along the Manila trench to the west.
Mount Pinatubo is among the highest peaks in west-central Luzon.
Its former summit, at 1,745 meters elevation, may have been the
crest of a lava dome that formed about 500 years ago during the
most recent previous major eruptive episode. The volcano's lower
flanks, intricately dissected and densely sheathed in tropical
vegetation prior tothe 1991 eruptions, were composed largely
Courtesy of Paul Perez. Click on
thumbnail to zoom
pyroclastic deposits from
voluminous, explosive prehistoric eruptions.Before
the eruption, more than 30,000 people lived in small villages on
the volcano's flanks. A much larger population -- about 500,000 --
continues to live in cities and villages on broad, gently sloping
alluvial fans surrounding the volcano. Clark Air Base lies to the
east of the volcano, within 25 kilometers of the summit, and Subic
Bay Naval Station is about 40 kilometers to the southwest. Became
a favorite spot for the mountaineers and scientific studies are
conducted after its eruption in 1991.