Candelaria News

  • Potipot Island Gateway

    Potipot is a (very) small Island off the tip of Zambales, specifically in Brgy Uacon, Candelaria. It is separated from the mainland by a 10-minute boat ride and can clearly be seen from the shore. The sand is an intriguing contrast of white/beige from the grayish color of the main beach which is just about a kilometer away.


    From Manila, ride a Victory Liner bus going to Sta Cruz, Zambales and get off at Uacon, Candelaria (about P375/head from Cubao station, via SCTEX). Beware the long ride, it is around 5++ hours to get there plus some minutes at Olongapo stop over. T ...

  • Potipot Island Escapade In Zambales

    This post is just a continuation of our Candelaria, Zambales escapade. Potipot Island is a small Island located in Brgy. Uacon, Candelaria, Zambales. It's the nearest Island in Zambales mainland and just 15-20 minutes boatride from Candelaria shore. It is composed of white sand beach like what Boracay have in Visayas.

    I can give my two thumbs up . . . . for this place, it's really perfect for tanning your skin, but you need to bring SPF 100++ sunblock for skin protection. Visiting this island was an outstanding experience. I felt that I owned the Island, look at this photo, I was walkin ...

  • Potipot Island Boracay Of The North

    Potipot Island has been tagged as the "Boracay of the North" which is just 5 to 6 hours drive away from Manila or four hours from Clark Freeport Zone. It is a very small island with pristine blue waters and fine white sand. One can tour around the island in less than two hours if random picture taking is included.

    Its proximity from Metro Manila is one of the reasons why it is becoming the best alternative for beach goers not to mention that with approximately P1,400, one can frolic on its charming and inviting tropical white sand.

    This beautiful island is just 5-10 minutes from the main ...

  • Candelaria Reefs

    Just updated some of the codes in the site and while I was testing it, I came across this article about the recovering reefs of Candelaria, Zambales. It’s a very interesting read, mostly because I am not aware that our reefs were this extensive, nor was I aware that they were in that much danger.

    Recovering Reefs Make a Splash: Candelaria Marine Sanctuary, Philippines

    by Daisy Flores-Salgado and Toni Parras

    Three young men were caught fishing illegally in the municipal waters of Candelaria. Their violation It wasn’t their gear; the mesh size on their gill net was suf ...