The Northern part of Luzon has always been an ideal landing place for road trips or quick weekend getaways. The smoothest and fastest road to take is the NLEX SCTEX or the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX); this provides comfort and convenience for drivers and passengers, and lower vehicle operating costs. Taking this route has always been hassle-free and accessible to provinces in northern and central Luzon. It is the major gateway to many tourist attractions. These two expressway is linked to metro Manila. Toll systems have been merged into one combined system. If you happen to pass through NLEX SCTEX during your trip, we’ve wrote down some stopovers for your guide.
The North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) is formerly called the North Diversion Road. The expressway begins in Quezon City and it passes through the city of Caloocan, Valenzuela in Metro Manila, and the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga. In addition, a few Bria projects are located in the mentioned provinces. The Subic–Clark–Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) is connected to North Luzon Expressway from Manila.
Bria Homes, one of the country’s leading real estate developers has housing developments all over the Philippines. Stumbling upon these NLEX and SCTEX stopovers, you’ll also find out that several Bria House and Lot developments are just a few minutes away from these. This is because Bria Homes ensures the project is strategically placed in locations within reach and no traffic jam. Bria communities are near local businesses, shops, clothing stores, groceries, parks, schools, etc. This brings comfort to the client’s lifestyle. To know more about our project, you may visit www.bria.com.phand choose which project best suits you.
Since Philippines tourism supports and adapts to the “new normal”. And in the interest of everyone’s health and well-being. Leisure travel is now allowed but limited to selected destinations and with restrictions. If you are planning to travel, make sure to plan ahead of time to avoid worries and foreseen issues. These are the ways and lists of stopovers along NLEX SCTEX to help you reach your favorite destination. In case during the trip you’re a bit drowsy and tired, you can stop by here and do your errands. Like, to park and dine in, fuel up, or a quick toilet break.
NLEX SCTEX STOPOVERS
1. Drive & Dine (Southbound)
North Luzon Expressway, Valenzuela City
If you are a fan of iconic footwear, apparel, and accessories, you must visit Store in Drive and Dine. Along NLEX you can come across one of the famous and biggest stopovers in southbound. A relaxing destination along the expressway. It is located between Meycauayan and Valenzuela exits. Basic car services, ATMs, pasalubong shop, and smoking areas are also available.
2. Shell of Asia (Southbound)
E1, North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Guiguinto, Bulacan
Shell of Asia has a lot of choices to shop for. It became a traveler’s preference when it comes to stopovers because of its shopping options and complete clothing outlet. You can find here many premium stores.
Bria Homes San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan is an hour away from Shell of Asia. It is an ideal community in the province of Bulacan.
3. Caltex Mega Station (Southbound)
North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), San Fernando City, Pampanga
Close to one of the nationwide real estate leaders, Bria Homes. San Fernando, Pampanga is one of the cities that is classified as a first-class and highly urbanized City in Pampanga where a lot of OFWs make their first investment. Growing city means a good property investment.
A few minutes away from Bria Homes San Fernando. If you are planning to go out of town this weekend. Then you might consider stopping by Bria Homes along the way.
4. Petron Lakeshore (Northbound)
North Luzon Expressway, Mexico Pampanga
The Petron Lakeshore is one of the huge stopovers along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) that’s why it’s on our list of NLEX SCTEX Stopovers. Fuel stations operate twenty-four-seven. This massive one-stop facility boasts an assortment of shops, restaurants, wide parking spaces, and tourist facilities.
Bria is a few minutes away from Petron LakeshoreStation, a stopover in NLEX that you should visit if you want a lot of options for dining.
5. Petron Marilao and Petron Parkville Plaridel (Northbound)
North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Marilao and Plaridel, Bulacan
This service station in Bulacan is not just a place to fuel your motor and car but also the best place to chill, eat, and relax along the expressway in the North. Petron is one of the largest oil refining and marketing companies in the Philippines, supplying more than a third of the country’s oil requirements.
6. Shell Burol (Northbound)
North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Balagtas, Bulacan
Located in the Balagtas area with a variety of unleaded and diesel products including Shell VPower Diesel and Shell FuelSave Unleaded. Great stopover for quick brunch if going northbound. Car wash, ATM, and toilet are also available. This station caters to everything you need during your travel time.
All stopovers and stations from northbound are operating around the clock. Customers can easily access services such as shopping centers, fast-food chains, and restrooms. You have a lot of chances to get out of the car, do leg stretching, and have a proper meal or if you have extra time you can also do shopping. Having a place to stop by that works twenty-four hours during travel time is a perfect opportunity to catch up on everything. With a stopover, you can get a grip and break up a long drive.
Taking a trip around the northbound lane becomes everyone’s favorite. Instead of two to three hours you can bypass the usual traffic and be at NLEX in 25-30 minutes. An ideal and trouble-free adventure for a traveler like you.
7. PTT Station (Tarlac-Bound)
Subic-Clark–Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX)
The biggest and cleanest service station is located along the northbound lane of Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway. Going to north, the PTT-SCTEX is a few kilometers away from Clark exit. The station operates for everyone’s convenience with an eight-pump gasoline station, store, coffee shop, and a public toilet called restroom 20.
8. Sea Oil Station Mall (Subic-Bound)
City Mall Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX)
It’s a joint effort between the Philippines’ largest independent fuel company SEAOIL and Double Dragon Properties Corp. subsidiary CityMall Commercial Centers, Inc. Lots of parking and fast food choices like potato corner, Jollibee and Mang Inasal that are good for stopovers. The right place to eat, take refreshments, and a good spot to take nap in Subic bound.
Stopovers have also grown in popularity because they also stimulate tourism. North Luzon and Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (NLEX, SCTEX) is known with their major stopovers. Many people visit northern and Central Luzon to experience some of the best places in the Philippines. Passing through NLEX, TPLEX, and SCTEX you will discover beautiful beaches, famous mountains like MT. Arayat, and absolutely astonishing sceneries. Find out where to go and make a list of what to do in the Philippines with these rough guides from Bria Homes.
Make the most of your stay exciting and discover different Cities and provinces in the north. Plan your travel with your family, group of friends, and loved ones to experience the beauty of North Luzon. While traveling to the northbound lane ready your phone to take a photo of breathtaking views of the mountain, prepare yourself to a lot of great viewing spots along the way. Amazing and instagrammable pictures that you can post on your social media accounts.
Bria Homes has active projects near NLEX SCTEX. Sta. Maria, Plaridel, Norzagaray and San Jose Del Monte (Bulacan), Mariveles (Bataan), Magalang and San Fernando (Pampanga) and Paniqui (Tarlac). All the cities and provinces mentioned are well known to be rich. Traveling to North Luzon in the Philippines has been very easy, few hours away from the busy urban streets of the capital city of Manila. Bria offers affordable houses and lots and condominium from different areas. Available through pag-ibig and bank housing loan. Perfect for growing families and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) investors. Real estate property has an appreciating value. Properties keep on growing as time passes by; the value rises high enough to generate profit for its owner. Bria is the largest real estate developer when it comes to market capitalization and because of its impressive performance in the market it was awarded last 2021 as number one real estate developer in Asia’s award.
You can choose between Ready for Occupancy (RFO) and preselling a house and lot. The house is well designed and has a very modern style. Bria Homes main goal is to address the housing problem in the country. It aims to provide quality and affordable house and lot packages to every Filipino who wants to have their own home. The subdivision has well-planned amenities and open spaces. Twenty-four-seven guarded houses and roving security to ensure neighborhood safety. Resident can live comfortably and at peace because subdivision has perimeter fences, and powerful solar lighting to illuminate the streets at night. When in Bria you are living close to convenience.
Many Filipino choose Bria Homes, from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Bria has more than fifty active projects nationwide, horizontal and vertical. Company helps to spur economic growth in the Philippines. For more information you can visit Bria Homes Official Website, Social Media, and YouTube channel.
Written by Judith Briones