Nagsasa Cove in Zambales is part of the island hopping which includes Camara Island, Capones Island, Talisayen Cove and Anawangin Cove. Nagsasa 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 Nagsasa Cove
If you want to get to Nagsasa 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 going to Nagsasa Cove and more islands.
Nagsasa Cove is very similar to Anawangin Cove but little bit farther from Pundaquit beach. Entrance fee is 70 PHP per day and 150 PHP overnight. If you include Nagsasa Cove in Zambales island hopping, it will cost you 2500 PHP a boat for 4 people. If you go direct from Pundaquit beach, prices can go to 2000 PHP for only this destination.
Nagsasa Cove is perfect for camping and hiking around during the day. You can swim and enjoy is so quiet. Same like Anawangin there is no electricity and phone signal in Nagsasa Cove.
The most popular beaches for camping are Anawangin Cove and Nagsasa Cove. You have to pay an entrance fee and make sure you bring everything that you need since they aren’t selling food and water. They are renting tents if you need. There will be no electricity but the experience will be awesome!
There are tents for rent if you aren’t bringing yours for 400-500 PHP. You can find barbecue but better if you bring your own food.
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.
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 NAGSASA 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 Nagsasa 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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