One of the best spots to spend your summer or your vacation in the Philippines is in San Antonio, Zambales. It has 5 coves namely, Anawangin Cove, Nagsasa Cove, Talisayin Cove, Agnaem Cove and Silangan Cove. It has several islands for island hopping such as the Camara island and Capones Island. But the number one tourist spot is the Cape Capones Lighthouse!
I've always wanted to visit Zambales. And there are three best spots in Zambales that you should not miss, namely: Candelaria, San Antonio and Subic.
But the best spot is in San Antonio!
How to get there
Either from Sta. Cruz, Zambales (3 hours) or Pangasinan
or from Olongapo (36 kms or 45 mins)
From Manila, take a bus going to Sta. Cruz, Zambales and alight at San Antonio or bus ride to Olongapo and then another bus to Sta. Cruz, Zambales. Once you are in the town of San Antonio, hire or ride a tricycle to Barangay Pundaquit, San Antonio (30 mins) P50.00 only.
Boat Rentals for 4-5 pax
Anawangin Cove - P1,500
Nagsasa Cove - P1,800
Boat Rentals for 10 or more
1 pax tour of the 3 coves Nagsasa, Anawangin, and Talisayin) and 2 islands (Camara and Capones) - P2,300 (I availed this tour) Boatman - Rommel 0910-306-7698 / Bangkeros or Boatman - 0939-413-9000/ 0932-869-5408 / 0907-814-5375 / 0918-559-5597 / 0936-939-8456 / 0935-811-8095 / 0922-375-3555