CLARK, PAMPANGA, PHILIPPINES TRAVEL GUIDE + HOTELS + TOURIST SPOTS
Here’s your Clark, Pampanga Philippines Travel Guide. This post includes links to Hotels in Clark, Pampanga for your easy booking, Tourist Attractions, etc.
Clark, Pampanga: The New Center of Trade and Tourism
Clark has always been a symbol of prosperity even in its province itself. The existence of many businesses local and international proves that Clark, Pampanga is a place for tourists, businessmen and for people to host events and activities.
It is located in the Central Luzon region and is part of the province of Pampanga. Its strategic location is perfect for aviation and business. Also, its land is rich in natural resources not to mention that the land size of Clark is 33,000 hectares.
Puning Hot Spring
Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone (CFEZ) is divided into two areas, the Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ) and the Clark Freeport Zone (CFZ). The CFZ is the area in which the former United States Airforce Facility used to be. Today, most of them were converted into what is now known as the Clark International Airport.
Clark is quickly becoming one of the centers of commerce and tourism as evidenced by their continued efforts to improve their very own international airport. Clark international airport is an international gateway to the Philippines within Clark Freeport Zone in Angeles City and Mabalacat City.
Tourists and visitors alike will be amazed at how much Clark can offer in a variety of aspects such as food, business, tourist activities and many more. Clark can compete with the major cities in the Philippines including Metro Manila with their economic progress alone.
Clark is littered with malls like SM, high-class restaurants, bars confined in the secured freeport. Speaking of Freeport, Clark boasts some of the most advanced technology and a lot of activities.
Tourists will find lodging at Clark to be very convenient as they have many hotels to accommodate innumerable tourists at affordable prices.
You can experience their premium golf courses at the Fontana and Mimosa resort and country clubs. Moreover, be refreshed and relaxed at the One Zen Wellness and New Well Being Spa which offers excellent spa treatment with high-tech spa facilities.
If you are more free-spirited, you can try activities such as ultralights, hot-air ballooning, swim in the cold waters of Haduan Falls, and visit an unusual spa at the Puning Hot Spring.
When you want more adventures, you can explore past Clark and into the countless adventures that await you.
You can go on an aerial tour of Mt. Pinatubo or go trekking there and witness nature first hand. Or you can try daredevil activities such as off-road driving and skydiving. You also don’t want to miss the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta held annually during February as well as other calendar activities all year round.
The Place caters to all whether you are a businessman, tourist who just wants to relax, adventurer, sports-minded, or just a curious individual who wants to experience it all. Plus, Clark has gaming centers, entertainment sectors, and education as well as leisure and fitness sectors which improved these past few years drastically.
There is also a lot of history beneath the surface of Clark. Visiting some of these historical places or merely enjoying the cool tourist spots that it offers is all up to you. Choose an attraction that you are sure to appreciate and revel in.
Clark, Pampanga Tourist Spots
Clark Freeport Zone or simply Clark should be in your “Must Visit” list when you are in Pampanga. It is brimming with tourist attractions that you will be having a great time visiting and doing various activities in those places. There are a lot of places to go once you get to the place. Here are some of the attractions that you should not miss.
One of the places to best start touring Clark is their museum. There are four galleries in the museum that mainly focuses on the place, its history and modernization, and the people and culture of Pampanga and Central Luzon. The museum has an extensive collection of artifacts, photographs, replicas, and dioramas to portray the history behind Clark better.
Address: Clark Freeport, Mabalacat, Pampanga
Phone: (045) 599 2832
The 4D Theater is a part of the Clark Museum which shows the history of the place through a 20-minute documentary titled “Risen from the Ashes.” One of the fantastic things you can experience from the theater is the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991.
Address: Clark Freeport, Mabalacat, Pampanga
Phone: (045) 599 2832
Air Force City Park
This recreational park can be enjoyed by both adults and kids. You can have a close look and even climb inside the different aircraft they have. Try sitting in the cockpit and imagine that you are flying it yourself.
Address: Andres Bonifacio Avenue, Clark Freeport, Mabalacat, Pampanga
The beauty of the Filipino culture all wrapped up in the theme park environment of Nayong Pilipino. You can experience the culture of every region in this location.
Address: Nayong Pilipino, Centennial Rd, Clark Field, Mabalacat, 2010 Pampanga
Phone: (045) 499 3239
A paradise of nature and animals, this park is an excellent place for family and friends to celebrate parties and other occasions. Located in the hills of Secobia Valley, it presents a good view of Mount Arayat, Mount Pinatubo, and the rest of Clark Freeport Zone. Paradise Ranch also provides sanctuary for animals like ostriches, peacocks, horses, and butterflies in their Zoocobia Fun Zoo.
Address: San Vicente, Bamban, 2317 Tarlac
Phone: 0922 717 2402
Fontana Leisure Park
Fontana Leisure Park offers a variety of activities that tourists will love. They have Water Park, golf courses, recreational facilities with the hotel, villas, and casinos. The Fontana Water Park is known for its theme motif and being family-friendly.
Address: Claro M Recto Hwy, Clark Freeport, Angeles, 2023 Pampanga
Phone: (045) 599 5000
This is one of the newest water parks in Clark that you must visit. There are over 25 attractions to try, some of those are the spiral slide, super bowl, and a lazy river. Aside from water attractions, they have areas for dining and shopping.
Address: Clark Freeport, Mabalacat, Pampanga
Phone: (045) 499 8277
Clark El Kabayo Riding Stables
Taking horseback riding to the next level? This is the place you must go to. They have horseback riding lessons, horse riding in the picnic grounds or forest trail, and calesa rides.
Address: Gil Puyat Avenue corner Panday Pira, Zone,Freeport, Angeles, Pampanga
Phone: (045) 499 0920
This is for those who want to learn more about the dinosaurs that roamed during the Mesozoic era. Tyrannosaurus Rex, Brontosaurus, Raptors, Triceratops, and Stegosaurus are some of the dinosaurs to view. This animatronic dinosaur park is a thrilling adventure for everyone to enjoy.
Address: Clark Picnic Grounds, Gil Puyat Ave, Mabalacat, 2023 Pampanga
Phone: (045) 499 3033
The company of Hansa creates real-life looking stuffed animals. They have viewing and exhibit rooms that present many of their products. These beautiful items were all handmade by Filipino workers.
Address: Hansa Building, A. Soriano Street, Clark Freeport, Clarkfield, Angeles City, 2010, Pampanga
Phone: (045) 599 3333
Clark Sun Valley Country Club and Resort
The resort is one of the highest points in the Freeport Zone. Tourists can have fun playing golf or relish in the spectacular view it provides.
Address: T-304 Jose Abad Santos Avenue, Angeles, Pampanga
Phone: (045) 499 5119
A center of shopping for great deals located in the Parade Grounds of Clark Freeport Zone. There are great food and drinks, and other items that you can buy while mingling with the other locals and foreign tourists.
Address: Clark Parade Grounds, S Osmena, Clark Freeport, Mabalacat, Pampanga
The Holy Rosary Parish Church (Angeles City)
The Holy Rosary Parish (Santo Rosario Church), also known to the locals as “Pisambang Maragul” which means the big church is located at the heart of Angeles City. It is recognized as a national historical church by the National Commission for Culture and Arts.
Address: Santo Rosario St, Angeles, 2009 Pampanga
Phone: 0928 520 7489
Museu ning Ángeles (Angeles Museum)
This museum is located right across the Holy Rosary Church.
Address: Heritage District, Santo Rosario St, Angeles, 2009 Pampanga
Phone: (045) 887 4703
The Holy Rosary Church (Angeles)
How to get to Clark, Pampanga, Philippines
Clark, Pampanga is roughly around 80 kilometers north of Manila. The place can be reached by land or air.
Clark, Pampanga By Private Car
It would take 1.5 hours to drive from Manila. It would be helpful of course if you will be using directional apps if you will be driving to Clark for the first time. You can use the North Luzon Expressway then exit at Dau, Mabalacat City, Pampanga. Take a left turn toward Angeles City and then a right turn toward Clark.
Another route to get there is through the new Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). From the North Luzon Expressway, just continue driving towards the SCTEX exit. You have the option to take either the Clark South Interchange (near Yokohama and Clark Main Gate) or Clark North Interchange (Panday Pira access road near Nayong Pilipino) to reach Clark.
Clark, Pampanga by Bus
Daily, public buses are traveling to Clark. Take the Victory Liner bound for Dagupan and get off at Dau common terminal. Walk for a few minutes towards the highway. Jeepneys or tricycles are available the moment you reach the road which will bring you right up until the Clark gate. Also, the Philippine Rabbit, provides trips to Angeles, Pampanga, via Dau, and other buses going north may also pass by the area. To be sure, ask the driver or conductor beforehand. Again, mobile applications that provide guides come very handily.
Clark, Pampanga By Air
To decongest NAIA, more flights are now being offered at Clark International Airport both domestic and local destinations.
Philippine Airlines offers various trips to and from Clark, Pampanga both domestic and abroad.
For people in Bacolod, there is a direct flight from the city to Clark.
It’s more fun riding the jeepney and tricycle in Clark, Pampanga.
Getting around Clark, Pampanga, Philippines
Grab is available at the place. Very few taxis can be spotted at the place. Public jeepneys which, of course, the cheapest means of transportation available daily to shuttle commuters to the different establishments within the Freeport.
There are two (2) public shuttle terminals found at the Main Gate, for those coming from Angeles City, and Mabalacat Gate, for those from Mabalacat City and northern towns of Tarlac and Zambales.
Anywhere, you can spot tricycles that can bring you to various destinations.
Hotels in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines
The Xenia Hotel is one of the most affordable hotels in Clark, Pampanga. Their rooms are of good size and are equipped with travel essentials. Most rooms have verandas that offer refreshing greens. The also offers a shuttle service to and from SM Clark.
The place is just a few minutes from the airport.
Book a room at Xenia Hotel here
Deluxe Room: 39.40 sqm for 2 persons, King bed or two single beds
One Bedroom: 49.50 sqm for 2 persons, with separate living room
Two Bedroom: 67.50 sqm for 3 persons, with a separate living room, King bed, and single bed
Executive Room: 75.41 sqm for 4 persons, with a separate living room, king bed, queen bed, and single bed
Xenia Hotel has various facilities that can make your vacation truly memorable.
- Restaurant (open 24 hours a day)
- Xenia Spa – they offer Swedish massage, hot stone massage, and body scrubs
- Swimming pool and kiddie pool
More Hotels in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines
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What and Where to Eat in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines
Puto Bumbung, Bibingka, and Hot Chocolate
These native delicacies are a must-try. We tasted these delicacies in Angeles, just beside the Museu ning Ángeles (fountain area) and across the Holy Rosary Church.
Apart from Pizza, they offer a variety of dishes, but my favorite is their sisig.
Address: 247 MacArthur Highway, Balibago, Angeles, 2009 Pampanga
Phone: (045) 322 5557
This trip was made possible by Philippine Airlines, Xenia Hotel ( shout out to their Marketing Manager, Mr. Santi Escoto) and our blogger friend Ronel Marin for hosting us on our first night in Clark, Pampanga and for pampering us. Thank you so much!!!
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