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Check The old airforce base is not much anymore. Angeles City had until 1991 the biggest American airbase outside the U.S.A.
Fields Ave the main drag in Angeles is shabby during the day but once the lights come on it looks better???
Location: 7 km/4 Miles NW of Angeles, 23 km/14 Miles NW of San Fernando & 81 km/50 Miles NNW of Manila.
By Bus: Philtranco runs an air-conditioned airport shuttle bus runs from the airport to MegaManila. Buses leave the airport daily at 1230, 1730, 1800 & 0130 (this last service does not operate on Mondays). Transfer time ~2 hrs 30. Buses leave MegaMall in Manila daily at 0700, 1100, 1200 & 2000
Philtranco Destination : Bicol region, Samar, Leyte, Davao, Iloilo, Kalibo; Shuttle bus to and from Diosdado Macapagl International Airport (Clark International Airport) in Angeles City, Pampanga
Terminal & Tel No: EDSA: 63(2)851-8077 , 8079; & Cubao: 63(2)722-7567
We make visit to the lahar-fields of the volcano Mount Pinatubo. This volcano had in 1991 the biggest eruption of the last century. Pagsanjan Waterfalls and the Bumungan River is one of the top tourist Attractions in the Philippines. Pagsanjan has a beautiful old city gate and a old Catholic Church. Visit Bumungan River, through the tropical rainforest where Coppola’s Vietnam-War-Movie "Apocalypse Now" was made and the waterfall called Pagsanjan.
Then theres gold and the usual shopping but the main atrraction for singles is the bars and girls. Going to Angeles from Manila use the RABBIT BUS or VICTORY BUS STATION or go to the Swagman Hotel and book on the Fly the Bus which is Ok at 600P. one way..
The bus takes just 2 hours to get to Angeles with pitstop half way.
You can buy drinks on board the bus and its safe and takes you to your Hotel
Kokomos with Big Aussie breakfast and nice restaurant Big helpings in the Centre of Fields Ave Angeles but the sad side is they offer you no drinks with the set menus. They also own Treasure Island resort in Subic Bay along past the Blue Rock and Wild Orchid Hotel.
OTHER ATTRACTIONS IN PHILIPPINES:
ANGELES TO SUBIC BAY:
This is where the beaches are and nice resorts 90 minutes from Angeles. Theres are many Bus lines going to Subic as well as minibuses. VICTORY BUS LINE is only around 100P and a minibux is 130P so cheaper than fly the bus. You can catch the bus either Fly the Bus or the Southern Cross Hotel Bus which leaves Angeles from the BRASS KNOB HOTEL 440 21st St, Don Juico Ave Clarkeville, Angeles City ( 045-892-5475 run by a nice Australian couple Roy and Tess. Bus leaves at 9am for Subic Bay the 9 minute Bus trip.Cost is 500P. Just book in your hotel for the bus trip and the van will pick you up and deliver you to the bus Hotel.SOUTHERN CROSS HOTEL IS IN 1122 M.H. Del Pilar St. Ermita, Manila Tel: (02)521-2013 Fax (02) 525-5371 website: www.southerncrosshotel.com and they can take you to the airport in Manila for 350P
Fly the Bus leaves Angeles -Subic 10am Mon-Wed-Fri-Sun from Swagman Resort to any Hotel in Subic Bay. The return journey Subic to Angeles leaves at 12.30pm from Swagman Travel office to the Swagman Resort in Angeles but they will pick you up. Can take you right to your Hotel so its convenient and the road to Subic is a tollway in excellent order. For more info on Subic Bay [ Hotels & Subic info ]
Victory Liner bus terminal to all Philippines have aircon buses and its situated in the middle of town. You can take a jeepney from Blue Rock/Wild orchid for 12P and it stops virtually across the road.
Boracay is one of the top tourist locations in the Philippines. Boracay is a relative small island with 5200 local inhabitants. The island is about 7 kilometers long and on the smallest point about 1 kilometer wide. Also from Angeles you can go to Subic Bay which has a nice beach and not far away. The Swagman Coach also has a bus running there and you can book at any Hotel and they pick you up at your Hotel. Also try the Subic Bay Blue Rock Hotel which is an excellent beach resort. www.bluerocksubic.com Blue Rock Subic & Dive Centre is about 1-2 hrs drive from Angeles City. You can travel by a scheduled local transportaion service in an A/C van at a cost of 450 Pesos per head. Departing at 10.00am and 01.00pm from any major hotel every day. Or you can have Blue Rock's private van to suit your departure time for 3000p one way.
Bring just light clothes and buy what you need here. Its cheap to buy clothes and you can buy Cialis etc on the streets of Angeles. The place is a bit of a dump really as its a bar place but looks cool at night. Ok if youre single and looking for someone special. For BARS ETC GO TO [ BANGKOKGO ] website coming soon
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