Saturday, March 2, 2013

Anawangin Cove

March is the start of the dry, humid, and warm summer in the Philippines and most are getting ready to pack their bags and getting ready for their summer getaway. Everyone maybe is excited for water sports like fresh water kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving and a lot more. Truly, summer is a season of fun fun fun!

What are your plans this summer? Are you planning to be away from the hustle and bustle of city life? Do you just want to be one with nature? Swimming? Beach? Camping by the beach?

If your answer is YES to all my question then ANAWANGIN COVE is the best place for you. I had fun at Anawangin and it is definitely a place for you. Anawanging Cove is simply one of the best summer destination here in the Philippines.

What I like about Anawangin Cove:

  •  CAMPING is definitely an experience of a life time. I don't usually have the chance to experience camping so this is super awesome to me.
  • Mountain Climbing is a complement for travelers of Anawangin. This too is super awesome to me because Anawangin Cove does not only provide you with water activities but it also offer you mountains to climb where you could find your price on top of those hills. A refreshing air and scenes to see too.

  • Island Hoping is another awesome experience. You'd definitely be thrilled by the beauty of those islands. A thrilling fishermans' boat ride experience is just another while roaming around those beautiful islet of Anawangin!
  • White Sand Beach is totally a jaw dropping experience. This is another Philippine Beaches experience could give to our tourists.
  • Swimming and snorkeling stops you from wondering what's insides those beautiful sparkling blue sea water. Go and experience to see the wonders of the deep sea!

How to get to Anawangin Cove?

Normally when I travel, I always love travelling early morning to avoid the crazy traffic rush during the day time plus the fact that during day time there are gazillion of jeeps and tricycle along the road.

You can reach Anawangin Cove by two ways. It is either you drive or you take the public transportation. So lets start first with my favorite of course the public transportation. Whenever I travel my favorite of course is through public transportation. This is what we did the first time we visited Anawangin Cove.

1) Take a bus to San Antonio, Zambales. I would suggest for you to choose Victory Liner situated at Pasay City. However, if you have other preference you may do so. Bus tickets change but just to make sure prepare at least Php 300 to Php 500 per person. Tell the bus conductor to drop you off at San Antonio.

2) Once you reached San Antonio ask tricycle drivers to bring or take you to Pundaquit, depending on your group size it might be cheaper if you ask or negotiate to rent a jeepney that will take you to Pundaquit. I cant tell you the price because it can change.

3) Once you are in Pundaquit, you will need to rent a fisherman's boat. If you are going to ask me for the price, I happen to learn that the boat price varies, some would charge you per head others would charge you per boat.

What you should know?

Be sure to bring your own tent. In any case you don't have one just feel free to ask the boat driver, they can either let you rent their own tent. Once you have your boat ready, don't hesitate to let them know about your plans like when and what time will they be picking you up, let them know if you want to go island hoping or snorkeling. Don't forget to bring your sunblock. Here's what I would suggest: