Monday, February 20, 2012

Nagsasa Cove & Capones Island Zambales

The rise to fame of Anawangin paved the way for other hidden coves in the western coast of Zambales to be known, and one that is fast becoming popular is the Nagsasa Cove.
With sand that is the same with Anawangin, an area twice as big, and perhaps a more beautiful backdrop, Nagsasa Cove promises everyone a more fun adventure.

How to Get There:Going to Nagsasa Cove is pretty similar to Anawangin Cove, and the same applies to Talisayin Cove and even the farthest Silanguin Cove.
By Land
To get there, one must go to Barangay San Miguel or Pundaquit, in San Antionio, Zambales, where boats to Nagsasa can be rented for P2000.00, round trip, good for 4 persons. It is an hour and a half boat ride.
To go to San Antonio, ride a bus bound to Iba or Sta. Cruz, Zambales.
Victory Liner has scheduled trips to those destinations. The earliest trip direct to Iba is at 5AM in Victory Pasay and Caloocan. Tell the driver to drop you off at San Antonio. If you are coming from their terminal in Sampaloc, fare is at P270.00. Travel time is around 2.5 to 4 hours via NLEX and SCTEX.
Alternatively, if you want to leave earlier than the 5AM first trip, you can hop to any Olongapo bound bus. Victory Liner’s first trip to Olongapo is at 2AM in Pasay, fare is P215.
From San Antonio, ride a tricycle to Barangay San Miguel or Pundaquit, standard rate is P20.00 per passenger

Where to Stay:Since there are no commercial accommodation in this island, you may bring a tent or camping equipments (plus foods and drinking water) if you are planning to stay there overnight. Just tell the boatman your planned date and time of return to San Antonio.
If you are not into camping, you can have a day trip in Nagsasa and stay overnight in Pundaquit or San Miguel where numerous hotels and restaurants can be found. You can have a room for as low as P1000.00 there. here are some of the hotels/inns/resorts in Barangay Pundaquit and San Miguel.

Activities: - Camping
- Trek to the waterfalls (half an hour walk)
- Swimming
- Photography
- Surfing (Bring your own board if you will be surfing in Nagsasa,otherwise you can surf in the nearby Crystal Beach with surfing equipments for rent)
- Skimboarding (Bring your own skim board)
- Visit the nearby Capones Island and its lighthouse, Camara Island, Anawangin Cove, Talisayin Cove and Silanguin Cove
- Trek to Capones Lighthouse
- Taste the sweet mango of Zambales
- Enjoy arts and music at Casa San Miguel

here are the other photos that you can visit and enjoy the island:

take note:

- no signal coverage

- bring your food to be cook in the island. (camping style)

- bring jacket (super cold at night)

- flash light (no lights at night)

- bring drinking water

everything is back to basic. The trip is guaranteed to be memorable, inexpensive, and life-altering.


Anonymous said...

Congrats, Yappie! -Fatso

LOVE it or HATE it said...

thank you fatso... :)

Money Savvy Fashionista said...

I love it here!

Capones Island said...

One of my best vacation is when we went to Pundaquit. Then there, we would go to Anawangin Cove, Nagsasa Cove, Capones and Camara Island. The beach and scenery are very beautiful.

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