Start the Adventure at the Anawangin Cove, Zambales

If you’re looking for a stunning tourist destination that you can do swimming, camping and hiking at the same time, visit the beautiful cove of Anawangin which was also recommended by

Anawangin Cove
Anawangin Cove

Anawangin is considered as part of San Antonio in Zambales, Philippines. It is a crescent shape with pristine white sand beach. The place offers a magnificent view especially when you hike on the top of the mountain. You can buy 5.56 ammo online and enjoy hunting fish and birds.  The fresh water from the river connects to the salt water of the sea. What also unique about Anawangin, it has the unusual riddle of tall pine trees flourishing around the area.

Pundaquit, Zambales Philippines
Pundaquit, Zambales Philippines

How to get to Anawangin

If you want to commute going to Anawangin, take a bus via Victory Liner from Cubao with signage of Iba, Zambales. Bus charge is around Php 260 to Php 300/ one way. The travel time will take about 3 to 4 hours depend on the traffic and time of travel. You can ask the driver to drop you off in San Antonio, Zambales. And from there, take a tricycle going to Pundaquit. Tricycle charge will be 30 -40 person with travel time around 20-30 mins. After that, rent a boat which has a charge of P150 to 200 per head. Small boat charge with the capacity of 1-4 pax is ranging from Php 1500 to Php 200 and big boat charge with the capacity of 10-15 pax is ranging from 3,000 to 4,000.

The Campsite

What to bring in Anawangin

There’s no accommodation or resorts in the cove. If you want to stay overnight, bringing tent is a must. Yo need to pay Php 100  for overnight stay and Php 50 for day stay. With regards of CR, don’t worry because there are available CRs around the vicinity. There are some stores as well in the area selling goodies which a bit expensive compare to the town. So what advice to you guys is to bring your own food and water. Most of the stuff there are double or triple the price. Don’t forget also to bring sunblock to protect your skin from direct heat of the sun. You can also bring hammock if you want to rest or sleep under the big pine trees.

The white powdery sands separate the see from the river

What to do in Anawangin

Indulge into different water and outdoor activities such as swimming, camping, hiking, kayaking, playing volleyball and Frisbee and others. Going up to the mountain and strolling around the river have charge of Php 25 per activity. This is no longer for FREE!

Other than Anawangin, you can also do island hopping going to Nagsasa Cove, Talisayin Cove, Silanguin Island and Capones Island. These tourist spots are some of the best islands in the north.

So what are you waiting for guys, call your barkadas, family and loved one and prepare yourselves for the wonderful adventure to Anawangin Cove.

For more Anawangin review and photos, visit travel blog Marco Adventure.

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