PAMPANGA TOURIST ATTRACTIONS | YOUR ULTIMATE TRAVEL GUIDE
“Mekeni tuki ka. Mamasyal ta Pampanga!”
The Kapampangan slogan above means “Come join me. Let’s travel Pampanga.” Pampanga Tourist Attractions are amongst the most exciting places and events in the Philippines. Before we travel, let’s have quick trivia about Pampanga.
• Pampanga is located in the Central Luzon region. The capital of it is the City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
• Pampanga is near with Bataan and Zambales to the west, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija to the north, and Bulacan to the southeast. It also lies on the northern shore of Manila Bay.
• Angeles City is classified as a first-class, highly-urbanized city. Although the place is within Pampanga, the place has own government independent of Pampanga.
• Pampanga is known as the “The Culinary of the Philippines” .
• Diosdado Macapagal International Airport is located at Clark Freeport Zone in Angeles and Mabalacat City.
• Pampanga has two Philippine Air Force air bases: Basa Air Base located in Floridabalanca, and the other one is the former U.S. Clark Air Base found in Angeles City.
Now that we know about some facts, let us travel Pampanga. Here are some of Pampanga Tourist Attractions that you can visit when you are in Pampanga.
THINGS TO DO | PAMPANGA TOURIST ATTRACTIONSMOUNT PINATUBO
One of the most popular Pampanga Tourist Attractions is the Mount Pinatubo. For the adventurous souls, trekking to Mount Pinatubo is a must-experience adventure. You can try this trip and avail a Mount Pinatubo day tour package. Most travel packages include transfers from Manila to Mount Pinatubo and vice versa.
FONTANA WATER PARK
This water-theme park located at Clark Freeport one has 10 water park features with six kinds of waves as high as three feet. There is also a slide which is known as the Big Horn – a slide wherein you will ride a floating tube that twist and turn before you splash in a four-foot-deep pool. This Pampanga Tourist Attraction has water park features such as: an idle river, three giant aqua exciting slides, a water factory, an Olympic-size pool, a hot spring and a lagoon pool, a refreshing water cottage slide, and a kiddie pool.
Fontana Hot Spring Leisure Parks
CM Recto Highway, Clark Freeport Zone 2023, Pampanga, Philippines
Contact Numbers : Tel No: 63 (45) 599-5000 | Fax No: 63 (2) 843-9123 Mobile: 63 917 553 7598
Are you up for some trekking? Then visiting the Miyamit Falls, located in Porac, Pampanga would be great for you. Although ATV’s are available, it’s better to walk for four hours to enjoy and to be amazed by the beauty of nature. Just make sure to garb properly when deciding to on trekking and don’t forget wear the right shoes.
Photo credits: Deca Wakeboard Park
DECA WAKEBOARD PARK
If going to Nuvali or Davao is difficult for you, you can try this place if you want to experience wake boarding . This place is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Address: Brgy. Margot, Angeles City
Contact Numbers: +63 (905) 330-1013 Globe | +63 (918) 459-8488 Smart
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PRADERA WAKE PARK
Pradera Wake Park is built in Prado Siongco in Lubao. The place uses regeneration lake wherein it is clean 24 hours and it does not use any chemicals. It also has villas and hotel rooms waiting for guests who would want to stay during their visit. Aside from the wake park, it has 18-hole golf course.
Address: Prado, Siongco , Lubao, Pampanga 2005, Philippines
Contact Number: +63 917 447 1214
Photo credits The Sandbox FB Page
This place has Avatar One, a rollercoaster zipline with 180 meters long and 12 meters high. The SandBox also offers a Giant Swing and Aerial Walk Challenge which challenges your agility, balance, and flexibility through nets and rope walkways. Also, it has an Adventure Tower, a 15-meter structure that offers rappelling, wall climbing, and free falling. Other attractions include ATV rides and outdoor archery.
Address: Alviera Subdivision, Sapang UWAK Rd, Porac, Pampanga
Contact Number: (045) 432 0014
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SandboxAlviera
ZOOCOBIA FUN ZOO
This 50-hectare zoo and theme park has the following features: a labyrinth and a garden maze full of animal topiaries, a unique gallery of stuffed real animals preserved, Zooc, a gravity car track that has a unique steering and braking system that can maneuver the gravity car down the 400-meter track.
The entrance fee costs 350 pesos per person.
Address: Pampanga, Clark Freeport, Angeles, Pampanga
Contact Number: 0922 717 2402
Photo credits Dinosaurs Island FB page
Kids and adults will surely love the Dinosaurs Island because the place offers a life-size, moving dinosaur displays, a Fossil Museum and a World of Fun. It also has an Adventure Ride wherein you can ride an imitation of the extinct creature, a Jurassic Safari Ride wherein you can experience being chased by a dinosaur, a 7D Super Screen Theater, and the replicas of the Wonders of the World.
Office Address: 2280 Marconi Street, Barangay San Isidro, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Email Address: http://clarklandph.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Numbers: +63 2 887 0803 | (045) 499 3033
Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/dinosaursislandclark/
If you want to try Baguio in Pampanga, then you should try the Paradise Ranch. With the beautiful scenery of the place you and your family will surely have fun. At Paradise Ranch you can feed the fishes, check out the butterflies in Butterfly Kingdom, walk through their aviary to see the magnificent peacock, ostriches, and the well-known “Ibong Adarna.”
Contact Number: 0922-717-2402
By Ramon FVelasquez (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
The Hot Air Balloon Festival (Pampanga Tourist Attractions) is one of the most talked about festival in the country
HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL
This festival can be seen during January or February in Clark Freeport Zone and March in Lubao, Pampanga. You can ride a hot air balloon. Aside from riding it, it has a lot of activities such as kite flying, gliding, skydiving, powered paragliding, and searching and rescuing flight demonstrations. It also offers aviation exercises and aircraft exhibitions.This exciting festival is already one of the most celebrated Pampanga Tourist Attractions.
This 45-hectare tourist attraction has replicas of the Philippines’ most well-known sights, a miniature version of Magellan’s Cross and Chocolate Hills, and the statutes of our national heroes and political figures. It also has the Mabini House wherein you can see the mini-museum of Pampanga artifacts, which was used in the Paleolithic Age, Neolithic Period and the Metal Age Period. Opposite the Mabini House is the Jose Rizal’s house and the shrine/mansion of President Emilio Aguinaldo with artifacts and memorabilia. There is also the Spanish Culture and Religion Museum and Philippine Museum, a Lagoon wherein the guests can go boating and fishing, and a Tuwali House which can be seen in Aeta Village and Ifugao Village.
Address: Nayong Pilipino, Centennial Rd, Clark Field, Mabalacat, 2010 Pampanga
Contact Number: 0943 553 2414
T: (+6345) 4361718
GIANT LANTERN FESTIVAL
If you want to experience watching giant lanterns during December, you can go to this event. These 16 feet giant lanterns are exhibited within the part of San Fernando, Pampanga in the whole month of December. That is the reason on why San Fernando, Pampanga is known as “Christmas Capital of the Philippines.”
AIRFORCE CITY PARK
If you like to see the actual fighter aircrafts used in World War II, you can visit this place. It also has a library wherein you can read books.
PUNING HOT SPRING
Another excitThis Hot Spring is considered as an Aeta Ancestral Land which is located at Brgy. Sapang Bato. It is surrounded by lush foliage. It has 11 natural hot springs, two heated pools, and a sand spa with hot mud coming from Mount Pinatubo. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) confirmed that it has zero coliform and pH level at neutral 7.5 pH.
Address: Sitio Target, Barangay Sapang Bato, Angeles City, Pampanga, Porac, Pampanga
Contact Number: 0919 339 2795
Facebook Page: @PuningHotSpringAndRestaurant
Photo credits El Kabayo Stables FB Page
EL KABAYO STABLES
If you like old Western environment, you can try this place because it has complete replica recreations of a saloon and a telegraph office. You can also do activities such as riding lessons, adventure and scenic trail rides, carriage tours, photo opportunities and shopping.
Address : Gil Puyat Avenue corner Panday Pita, Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga
Contact Number: (045) 499 0920
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/elkabayosubicbay
Photo credits Camalig FB Page
CAMALIG, ANGELES CITY
This place is a former grain storehouse that was built in 1840 and later became a restaurant in 1973. It serves 18 flavors of pizza. Camalig offers an exciting Capampangan Buffet prepared by Chef Bonits Pamintuan using fresh ingredients available in the market cooked the traditional CapAmpangan way.
Contact Number: (045) 888 1077
Everybody’s Café, City of San Fernando and Angeles City
You can choose from different variety of Kapampangan foods. It serves pako salad, calderetang baka, morcon, chicharon bulaklak, tortang bangus, inihaw na hito or bulalo soup.
Contact Numbers: 09228467121 | 0454352085 | 09228467121 | 09228423755 | 0458870361
Facebook page: @everybodyscafepampanga
There you go! You have a list Pampanga Tourist Attractions. Tara na sa Pampanga!
Top: Everybody’s Café Pancit luglog in bilao ; below, The traditional grinder used to make chocolate paste for their hot chocolate .They use roasted peanuts and cocoa beans. (Photo credits : Everybody’s Cafe Fb Page)
HOW TO GET TO PAMPANGA
Pampanga can access by land and air. For International Tourists, you can fly in via Clark International Airport in Clark Freeport Zone. If Clark Airport is not feasible for you, you can fly in at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila and take a bus going to the province.
Bus travel comes easy through several bus lines with stations spread all over Metro Manila. Some routes going to Pampanga re as follows: Manila-Pampanga-Bataan Route, Manila-Pampanga-Zambales Route, Manila-Pampanga-Tarlac Route, Manila-Pampanga-Nueva Ecija Route, Manila-Bulacan-Pampanga Route, and Manila-Pampanga-Dagupan Route.