Hidden Treasure in Zambales (Day Trip)
Day trips are hard to do especially when you are pressed with time and there’s a lot of things that you want to accomplish. Here are a few tips to remember when going on a day trip to Zambales:
1.) Leave early. If you want to catch the sunrise in Anawangin Cove, safest time to depart from Manila is 0400h (4 am). As for me, I left around 6 am which is quite late so I arrived in Pundaquit around 03:30 pm. By Bus, It will take you approximately 6h 44 mins .
How to get there:
Take a Victory Liner Bus in Pasay or Cubao bound for Iba, Zambales or you can also take one thats off to Olongapo and take another bus heading to Iba, Zambales. Last Bus is 11:30 pm (Fare as of December 2014: P280.00)
Tell the driver to drop you off at San Antonio Public Market and from there, Take a tricycle heading to Pundaquit where you can rent small boats (Fare: 30 pesos per person)
Contact: Sir Mike (#09283405136)
P1,000 : Anawangin Cove only
P1,500: Anawangin Cove+ Capones Island + Camara Island
P2,000: Nagsasa Cove only
P2,500: Nagsasa Cove, Capones Island, Camara Island
Anawangin Cove – 30-45 minute boat ride from Capones Island
Entrance fee: P50.00 for day trips
P100.00 for overnight stay
-There is no electricity and no mobile network signal in Anawangin Cove.
-Bring Tents or Camping gears just in case you decide to stay there for the night.
-Bring food. Make sure you buy food at San Anotnio Market before you head to Pundaquit because there are no food stalls there.
-Wear your life vest when traveling from one island to another. The waters could get rough at times.
-Other essentials: Bring portable speakers if you want to hype up the island vibe in your experience.
Camera: Sunset is Anawangin is so great! You can’t miss taking a photo of it.
Sunscreen and Sunglasses