Sunday, June 2, 2013

San Antonio, Zambales

One Municipality

One Lighthouse

Two Lakes

Four Islands

Five Coves

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

First stop for the day - Camara Island (5 minutes only from Pundaquit)

Capones Island
Boat ride from Pundaquit is 25-30 minutes and 
the trek to the lighthouse is 10-15 minutes. 

Cape Capones Lighthouse

Capones Island Beach
The best spot to swim in its crystal clear waters, enjoy the white sand and snorkel!

Anawangin Cove (30 minutes from Pundaquit)

View of the beach and the pine trees (notice the fence)

Anawangin Lake

Talisayin Cove (5-8 minutes from Anawangin)

Nagsasa Cove (45 minutes from Pundaquit or 15 minutes from Anawangin)

Nagsasa Lake

Agnaem Cove (5 minutes from Pundaquit)

Note: Day tour fee is P50 in all coves. Overnight fee is P200. Camping tent rent is P400 good for 4 pax only. It is a must that you should bring your own water and food. it is every expensive at the coves.

It's Really More Fun in Zambales!

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1 comment:

  1. I just want to ask if there's any resort that can accommodate us and if we want to island hop thats when we rent boats. We're not into camping since we have kids.