Looking for some off-the-grid wonders of Zambales?
San Marcelino is a first class municipality in the province of Zambales. It is also known as the Singkamas Capital of the Philippines for its sweet and juicy singkamas or jicama (Mexican Turnip). It was named after Marcelino Ora, the first captain of the town. Since people during those times were fond of saints, they added “San” to his name.
Singkamas (Pachyrhizus erosus) – February is the month of Singkamas Festival
Route 1: Manila – San Marcelino
Victory Liner have regular trips to Iba or Sta. Cruz, Zambales. You may ride any of these routes and alight at the Municipal Hall of San Marcelino.
➡️ via Pasay
➡️ via Cubao
➡️ via Monumento/Caloocan (Express)
Travel time is around 3-5 hours depending on the traffic.
2. Manila – Olongapo – San Marcelino
An alternative route, but with longer travel time, is to ride a bus bound to Olongapo. Upon arrival at the Olongapo bus terminal, ride an ordinary bus bound to Iba or Sta. Cruz and get off at San Marcelino Municipal Hall. Fare is P50.00.
These are the places you may visit in San Marcelino:
Ms. Mikee Labio
San Marcelino – Tourism