Anawangin Cove in Zambales is part of the island hopping which includes Camara Island, Capones Island, Talisayen Cove and Nagsasa Cove. Anawangin Cove is beautiful and quiet and it will be a great stop for spending 1-2 hours there or even staying overnight.
How to get to Anawangin Cove
If you want to get to Anawangin Cove. First you will have to get to Pundaquit in Zambales. There are buses from Victory Liner from Manila it takes 4 hours via Olongapo and the rate is 270 PHP. There are buses from Olongapo to San Antonio in Zambales 40 minutes and the fare is 55 PHP.
There are buses from DAU bus terminal in Angeles City to Olongapo City 150 PHP and it takes almost 2 hours. There are also vans going to Olongapo from DAU bus terminal it takes 1 hour and 30 minutes and the rate is 130 PHP. This is the way that we took from Angeles City in Pampanga.
If you want to reach San Antonio by tricycle from the Bus Terminal it is 30 PHP per person to Pundaquit and viceversa and minimum of 60 PHP per tricycle. In Pundaquit you can get a boat for your island hopping.
Anawangin Cove has a bigger space for swimming than in the other beaches in Zambales and the water is so calm in this cove. You can enjoy swimming and snorkeling, doing sports and walking around.
There is a forest and a lake behind. Anawangin Cove is popular for camping especially with the locals. Anawangin Cove entrance fee is 100-150 PHP if you’ll stay overnight. You can pitch your tent or renting in Anawangin Cove.
There is no electricity in and no phone signal in Anawangin Cove so it’s the perfect place for disconnecting to the real world! To reach Anawangin Cove from Pundaquit beach will take 30 minutes and if you go only to this beach a small boats for 4 people can cost 1000-1500 PHP.
Watching the stars and going to sleep early to catch the sunrise after a nice hiking around the island. It sounds an awesome plan to do in Anawangin Cove.
There are a few options for a budget island hopping in Zambales. The small boats can only have 4 people and it costs 2000 PHP going to Capones Island, Camara Island and Anawangin Cove. If you add Nagsasa Cove, it will be 2500 PHP.
If you buy in a local carinderia before leaving Pundaquit. It will only be 50-60 PHP per meal to takeaway or eating before the tour. You can get a galon of water for 50 PHP for the island hopping. You will find food and drinks at Anawangin Cove they usually cook barbecue at night.
Before reaching to Pundaquit there is an environmental fee of 20 PHP per person, the tricycle will stop there and you will do the payment.
Best time for visiting Anawangin Cove
If you’re traveling to Zambales the warmest months here are April and May. Basically, January to March is the best time to visit Anawangin Cove as this is the sunniest period of the year and is relatively cooler than other months.
WHERE TO STAY AT CAPONES ISLAND ZAMBALES
Sleeping in a tent in Anawangin Cove can cost 500 PHP for renting a tent and the islands usually have a fee for staying overnight. It’s usually 100-150 PHP per person. For renting a cottage 350 PHP during the day and 750 PHP if you stay overnight.
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