Morong

Epic Beaches In Morong

Morong is located in the province of Bataan, Philippines. It is a third-class municipality and currently has a population of around 30,000 people.

The municipality has become one of the most popular places for tourists and is home to the former Philippine Refugee Processing Center, the Subic Bay International Airport and the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant.

Things To Do In Morong

Bataan National Park is the top attraction in Morong and you’ll likely need a few days to explore as much of it as you possibly can.

It is a mountainous and jungle area, so you have no shortage of places to hike or cycle. Let’s not forget about the gorgeous scenery you’ll come across.

Subic Bay is another main attraction and is home to a number of small towns you’ll love exploring. Also, part of the protected forest of The Pamulaklakin Nature Park is located there.

If you’re looking for a fun place to go to and explore, relax or to get away from the big city, then look no further than Subic Bay.

The Boat People Museum is a small museum that is worth the visit from anywhere. Visiting the museum will give you the chance to learn about its history.

You won’t likely be spending a whole lot of time here, but you’ll still want to visit it.

Morong Is Gaining In Popularity

Morong may have a relatively small population, but many tourists do flock there. Although anytime is a good time to visit Morong, you should go during the week.

This is when a lot of the tourist attractions aren’t that busy, but if you do go on the weekend, then get to the attractions as early as possible.

How to get there

From Makati, take the NLEX  and then the Subic РTipo Expy to Subic Bay Freeport Zone. From SBMA take Morong Rd, Gov. J.J. Linao National Rd, Corregidor Rd and Argonaut Hwy to Morong. It is highly recommended to use Waze or Google maps.

Although only about 190 kms from Manila, it can take around 3 hours to reach Morong. If you were to do it on a day trip, you would need a very early start. Driving to Bataan is by far the easiest option as it allows you to have more flexibility in your travel arrangements.

There are several bus lines that run from Manila to Olongapo including Bataan Transit, Victory Liner and Genesis. This will take approximately 3 hours from Manila and cost around P200 one way.

Getting from Olongapo to Morong may prove a little trickier and may require hiring a private van or taking a couple of jeepneys. You may require some more input from the locals on this one. As mentioned above, using a car/c]van is the best option and give you a lot more flexibility.

Read below for ferry options.

One of the quickest ways to visit Bataan is by ferry. The Manila-Bataan Ferry travels from Manila to Orion in Bataan. Travel time is approximately 1 hour. You can read more on the 1 Bataan Integrated Transport System Facebook page for schedules and costs.

The Manila terminal is located on the Esplanade Seaside Terminal at MOA (next to Vikings). The Bataan terminal is at Port Capinpin, in Orion, Bataan.

Dezza´s Tip

Morong is the perfect place to go for a one night stay over. You can easily drive up on a Saturday and come back on a Sunday. There are a number of resorts to choose from covering all types of budgets. On the way there, or on the way back, you can stop at Mt Samat National Shrine which is rich in history and has sensational views!