©

San Marcelino trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

San Marcelino

San Marcelino is a first class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 31,879 people.The municipality is home to Mapanuepe Lake that formed after the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo.EtymologyThe town got its name after the first Capitan Municipal whose name was Marcelino. The people of this municipality during that time were fond of Saints, so they added "San" to the name Marcelino, thus making it San Marcelino. The first election was held on January 14, 1906 and Matias Apostol was the first elected President. San Marcelino was Christianized after the arrival of Father Guillermo and after his departure, the people rightfully chose San Guillermo as their town's patron saint.BarangaysSan Marcelino is politically subdivided into 18 barangays.HistoryEarly ActivitiesThe area that is now known as San Marcelino was originally owned by Zambal speaking persons, but overtime was purchased and entirely owned by Ilokano speaking persons.Marcelinian civilization, according to old Municipal documents, started at the peak of the beautiful Vega Hill in the heart of an idyllic and luxuriant Zambales jungle during the pre-Hispanic settlers from the Ilocos Region led by the old Corpuses, Udans, Ragadios, Raguinis, Rabanes and Fabunans. With courage, hard work and perseverance, these Marcelinian forefathers harnessed the untouched wilderness of Vegal Hill and its immediate surroundings and slowly converted the area into a pulsating and vibrant community nurtured by the abundant natural yield of what was once an untamed wildlife.
Our Philippines online vacation builder allows you to schedule your trip to San Marcelino, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to San Marcelino

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in San Marcelino

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Zambales Province

2 days in Zambales Province BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES October, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Luzon BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Olongapo & Manila BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Olongapo BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Olongapo & Bataan Province BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES October, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Subic BY A USER FROM CANADA November, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: November, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Subic BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Philippines BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Zambales Province BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Luzon BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Subic BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES October, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Botolan & Vigan BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans