LIST: 12 Picture-Perfect Stays in Zambales for a Laidback Beach Getaway

Stays for every type of budget.
by | June 15, 2023

Whether it’s a sunny or gloomy day, a beach trip is always healing, especially when you’re in dire need of a break from city life. Just a four to five-hour drive from the metro, Zambales is the perfect destination for a laidback beach getaway. It’s got great waves for beginner-friendly surfing, restaurants and cafes, nightlife, and a variety of accommodations that will suit every budget. Here’s to the folks who looking for less crowded beach destinations in the north – check out these spots where you can stay in Zambales:


The Glamp

Location: Brgy. Liwliwa, San Felipe, Zambales

Want to rough it out without sacrificing comfort? The Glamp offers a premiere glamping experience and the best part is, it’s just a few minutes’ walk away from Liwliwa Beach. They offer air-conditioned glamping tents set in a spacious garden, complete with fun facilities such as a bonfire pit, outdoor cinema, and a foot massage area. Bathroom use is also exclusive per tent, so you don’t have to worry about sharing with other people than your group.

Rates start at P5,200 per night for two. Book a reservation on Facebook.


Cactus and Tides

Location: Botolan, Zambales

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If you prefer having your own place that’s ~away~ from the crowd, Cactus and Tides is a Tulum-inspired house nestled on an 8,000 sqm beachfront property. We know you’re visiting to go swimming, but the house’s interiors alone are snap-worthy. You’ll also have access to a private pool overlooking the beach! This Airbnb also accommodates up to eight guests, which makes splitting the overnight rate easier on the pockets. Plus, the more, the merrier.

Rates start at PHP 16,986 per night. Book on Airbnb.


Glass House by the Sea

Location: Botolan, Zambales

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If you’re planning to treat your family to a beach getaway, Glass House by the Sea has enough space for you. This spacious open-concept house can accommodate up to 16 guests, with different sleeping arrangements to make everyone feel cozy while on vacay. With its glass doors and windows, you’ll never get tired of the beachfront view.

Rates start at PHP 25,000 per night. Book on Airbnb.


Sundowners Zambales

Location: Purok 5, Barangay Danacbunca, Botolan

Set on a two-hectare property, Sundownders Zambales is a newly-opened resort that’s home to various exclusive accommodations you can rent for a night. There are shared facilities such as the Beach Club where you’ll find an in-house restaurant and an infinity pool, but you can still get a slice of peace and quiet when you retreat to your villa. They offer villas that couples to families will enjoy, and their chic bohemian interior design is definitely eye candy.

Rates start at PHP 10,500. Find more information on villa options here.


Haven Campsite


Location: Brgy. Liwliwa, San Felipe

From teepee huts to air-conditioned rooms, Haven Campsite has something to offer depending on your budget. Other than its proximity to the beach, it also has an in-house restaurant, camping grounds for setting up a tent, and a chill bar by the beach for some late-night drinking.

Rates start at PHP 2,000 for a Teepee Hut. Book on Facebook.


Marahuyo Cove

Location: Sitio Nagsasa, Pandaquit, San Antonio, Zambales

For the ~hidden beach vibes~, Zambales has coves that boast white sand, just like Marahuyo Cove. Getting there begins with a boat transfer, and you’ll be greeted by large pine trees and a view of the mountains once you arrive. There are open cottages, kubo rooms, beachfront rooms, and a hilltop house at this resort. At night, feel a romantic ambiance by the beach as it’s lit up with fairy lights, which is perfect for a dinner setup.

Rates start at PHP 1,000 for an overnight stay at an open cottage. Find more information on Facebook or Instagram.


Kwentong Dagat

Location: Sitio Liwliwa, San Felipe, Zambales

Beachfront stays, vegan food, and wellness activities – Kwentong Dagat is the place for some healing and disconnecting from the digital world. Their accommodations start with tents for PHP 350 to Nipa Cabins at PHP 5,288 per night. They also have WiFi in the resort, making it an ideal place for those planning a longer stay, either for a nature retreat or work-from-beach setup.

Find more information on their official website. Book here.


The Vibe at Liwa

Location: San Felipe, Zambales

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It’s easy to feel the laidback vibes this Airbnb gives just from looking at its photos. Nestled near Liwliwa Beach, this exclusive stay suits bigger groups with its three bedrooms and spacious open kitchen and dining areas. You’ll be surrounded by lush greenery too, so ready your poses and bring your cutest swimwear when you take photos in the private pool.

Rates start at PHP 19,729 per night. Book on Airbnb.


Enzo’s Hideaway Resort

Location: San Felipe, Zambales

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Here’s to sunset chasers – this beach villa is perfect for besties and couples who want to leave the city and retreat to a picture-worthy stay. Boasting natural materials such as nipa and wood, the villa has one bedroom, an ensuite, and a spacious veranda where you can chill, dine, and soak in the calming sea views.

Rates start at PHP 4,500 per night. Book on Airbnb.


Casa Liwa Beach Villa

Location: San Felipe, Zambales

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Don’t underestimate the size of this rustic villa – it’s actually bigger than you think. Casa Liwa is a loft villa set on a 560 sqm property, complete with amenities such as a fully equipped outdoor kitchen and dining area, private pool, and spacious sleeping areas. It’s fully air-conditioned too, so you can still chill indoors, especially on hot and humid days.

Rates start at PHP 18,429 per night. Book on Airbnb.


Playa Las Flores

Location: Cabangan, Zambales

Boasting nipa hut stays, painted walls and doors, and bohemian decor, Playa Las Flores is an insta-worthy and artsy resort on the shores of Cabangan. It’s got everything you’ll need for a memorable beach getaway: comfy accommodations, an in-house restaurant, an outdoor cinema, and a beachfront lounge.

Rates start at P4,843 per night. Book on Facebook.


White House

Location: San Antonio, Zambales

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If you’re looking for a modern house near the beach, this stunning White House should be on top of your list. With its white walls and bright interiors, this property looks straight out of a magazine feature! It’s a fully furnished home away from home: two bedrooms, a spacious open area on the ground floor, and a balcony where you can appreciate the mountain view. When you feel lazy to walk to the nearby beach, take a dip in the pool that also lights up in different colors at night.

Rates start at PHP 16,429 per night. Book on Airbnb.


Looking for other places to explore? Join’s official Facebook community What’s Your Trip PH for more recos!

When she’s not writing, Ina’s busy curating playlists that will save her when words don’t work, reading, annoying her cat, or thinking of her next meal.


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