Despite its beach setting, the farm is not a resort, rather it is a natural, organic place where guests can learn about environmental and natural farming techniques, and at the same time enjoy the beach and its surroundings.
On the property is a two-storey home in which guests can stay to retreat from the busy life of Manila. Built in 1993, the house is made of sawali (woven bamboo mats) and old wood from Ching’s husband’s ancestral home nearby. The house is spacious and filled with light, and its design and materials allows for the cool sea breeze to weave through the walls.
Facing the West Philippine Sea, the house is only a few steps away from the beach. The property also features a dining area close to the shore, along with a gazebo that also offers beds for guests who wish to sleep closer to the breeze.
Despite its beach setting, the farm is not a resort, rather it is a natural, organic place where guests can learn about environmental and natural farming techniques, and at the same time enjoy the beach and its surroundings. Guests may go on arranged tours of the property and its nearby hermitage and salt-making community.
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The property was first acquired by Nicolas Camara, and has been in the Camara family for over a century. Ching and Philip Camara would frequent the property to visit the beach and decided to develop it into a family rest house, which would later on become Sambali Beach Farm. The entire property spans 8-hectares and fronts the West Philippine Sea.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the maximum capacity of the house?
The maximum capacity of the house is 25 pax. This includes four rooms and a gazebo. There are also extra rooms available upon request (with extra charge) at the Dambana Hermitage, which is a three minute walk from the main house.
2. What activities are available to us on the property?
For those curious about the farm, we offer educational tours that give insight into the daily operations and processes of our livestock and produce. You may also enjoy the beach, which is a 2-minute walk from the house. We have two paddleboards and a few bodyboards available for use. There are a number of other tours around the Botolan area which we can also arrange for you upon request.
3. Can we cook or bring our own food?
We do not allow cooking in the house due to safety reasons, but you are allowed to bring your own food with no corkage fee. Please note that there is a mandatory food fee of P1,500 for three meals and two snacks, buffet-style. The concept of our menu is to serve high-quality, organic meat and produce straight from the farm. Please see our Menu section for more information.
4. How far is the property from Manila?
The entire trip will take you around 5 hours. You may find us on Waze or Google Maps under Sambali Beach House. Please refer to our Directions section.
5. Can we take a day trip?
Yes, we charge P750 for a day trip, inclusive of a simple meal and a tour of the farm.
6. Can we bring our pets?
Yes! We are a pet-friendly establishment, but must be notified in advance if you are bringing your pet with you.
7. Can we rent one room?
Since it is a private family home we only allow rental of the entire house. This also includes access to the entire 8-hectare property.
8. Can we visit without notice?
We do not allow unannounced visits as our staff must prepare everything in advance. If you are planning a visit, please call or text us for confirmation.
SAMBALI BEACH FARM HOUSE
BY PRIVATE VEHICLE:
From inside Subic Bay Freeport Zone head for Zambales via the brand new Kalaklan bridge / SBMA Gate and head left towards towards the Zambales towns of:
SUBIC CASTILLEJOS SAN MARCELINO
follow the sign in front of the San Marcelino Municipio that says “To Iba”.
At the end of the road segment (about 15 kms), TURN RIGHT and you will pass the following towns:
SAN NARCISO SAN FELIPE CABANGAN BOTOLAN
about 80 kilometers is the distance up to my place in Danacbunga, Botolan from Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Along the national highway in Botolan you will come across the BOTOLAN TOWN HALL and the highway turns to the right.
It will then curve to the LEFT after about 300 meters and right after this curve you will see a WAITING SHED / STORE along a DIAGONAL ROAD on the LEFT. This is FELIX MANALO AVE.
Take MANALO AVE. all the way to the VERY END OF THIS ROAD, EVEN PAST a small crossing up to end and TURN LEFT.
Only a FEW METERS FROM THIS LEFT, TURN RIGHT INTO A SMALL ROAD. The sign says TO: DAMBANA. Follow this sign and GO STRAIGHT until the road FORKS towards the end when the SEA IS VISIBLE AND TAKE THE RIGHT MOST FORK
About 1 km to the left will be the CAMARA BEACH HOUSE
When asking for Directions you are headed for:
Camara Beach House
BOTOLAN TOWN Zambales
NOTICE: The Sambali Beach House is a home stay facility and not a commercial facility. As such, all risk to visitors are all for their own account. In swimming there are no life guards and being a farm there are items that may cause injury. No children’s play such as running and jumping are strictly not allowed in the Balcony / Patio Area
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:
Take the Victory Liner air-conditioned bus going north to Olongapo or direct to Iba, Zambales. There is a Victory Liner Bus Station in Pasay City and in Cubao along EDSA. You can check bus schedules by calling Victory Liner or through their website.
CUBAO TO OLONGAPO CITY
P207.00 (one-way only) VIA SAN FERNANDO
P235.00 (one-way only) VIA SCTEX
CUBAO TO IBA, ZAMBALES
P347.00 (one-way only) VIA SAN FERNANDO
P375.00 (one-way only) VIA SCTEX
CALOOCAN TO OLONGAPO CITY
P196.00 (one-way only) VIA MALOLOS
P202.00 (one-way only) VIA SAN FERNANDO
CALOOCAN TO IBA, ZAMBALES
P342.00 (one-way only) VIA SAN FERNANDO
PASAY TO OLONGAPO CITY
P218.00 (one-way only) VIA SAN FERNANDO
P245.00 (one-way only) VIA SCTEX
PASAY TO IBA, ZAMBALES
P357.00 (one-way only) VIA SAN FERNANDO
P384.00 (one-way only) VIA SCTEX
TERMINAL CONTACTS AND ADDRESSES:
CUBAO, QUEZON CITY
683 EDSA, Cubao, Quezon City
(02) 727-4688, (02) 410-8986, (02) 727-4534, 09985915054
713 Rizal Ave., Ext. Brgy. 72, Caloocan City
(02) 361-1506, (02) 361-4665 to 66, 09985915081
712 EDSA, Brgy. 143, Pasay City
(02) 833-4403, (02) 833-5019 to 20 , 09985915061
27th-18th St., Brgy. West Bajac-Bajac, Olongapo City, Zambales
(047) 222-2241, 222-4719, 224-4143, 09985915019
Palanginan, Iba, Zambales
(047) 811 1392 , 09985915095
You can also find us on Google Maps. Just type “Sambali Beach House” or click here.