3 Days in 3 Islands
This is the second time that my team goes to Anawangin, first was in April this year. At that time, I was in Bicol to discover Naga, so unfortunately I wasn’t there to experience the beauty of these islands firsthand, so I sent my colleague Nat to lead the team.
Photo credit: Cie Navarro
Anawangin cove is about 20 minutes away from Pundaquit, plus another 20 from Anawangin to Nagsasa Cove, both of which are located just in San Antonio, Zambales while Capones Island is only about 10 minutes away.
Photo credit: Alexander Mercado
My guests were very close to my heart as these people are not just guests to me but people who have great influence in my being today. My former COO, Jonas Jay Lorenzo whom I consider a mentor in marketing and ACTEC President and CEO, Alexander Mercado, whom I have always looked up on as a leader, and ACTEC’s VP for Finance, Jocelyn Lorenzo, Maam Jo as we call her, who takes care of our branch, the Apalit branch and their families who have also become good friends as well in my time in ACTEC as Marketing Head for apalit branch.
I just feel privileged and thankful to have them in my tour. Once again, I would like to take this opportunity to thank them, for the second time around, patronizing my tours. Our first was in Mt. Manalmon and I’m looking forward for more adventures and misadventures with you guys. Rock and roll!
Our destinations was the secluded parts of Zambales namely, the Anawangin and Nagsasa Coves and Capones Island. These destinations are becoming more and more popular specially now that they have caught the attention of many bloggers. In the years to come, it is expected that these islands are going to be more crowded which I believe is already happening specially in the case of Anawangin.
Anawangin is the most popular among the 3 destinations, one which is most touristy due to its comparably closer proximity to Pundaquit beach than Nagsasa Cove, and also probably because among the 3, Anawangin has more activities available like kayaking, paddle boating which made available just a month ago and a lot more.
Nagsasa Cove is a more secluded and more quiet place than Anawangin, since Nagsasa farther for another 20 minutes boat ride from Anawangin, lesser people prefer to go to this island making it more attractive to people like me who want some sort of little exclusivity. Lesser people means lesser noise of course, just the way I want it.
More about Nagsasa Cove
Capones Island as I have mentioned is just nearby Pundaquit island, around 10-15 minutes boat ride. Capones is best known for its lighthouse attracting adventure-seekers. Capones island is also said to boast of a rolling hill-like features like it is in Batanes. But what I actually loved and enjoyed in this island is its rich marine biodiversity. I recommend the island for snorkeling. I really enjoyed my snorkeling experience in here, much more than I enjoyed what I saw in Boracay, Bicol, Bataan, Olongapo, Subic, etc.
Also, I would like to thank and recommend our boatman, Jay-ar Agasa for a job very well done. Our tour wouldn’t have been a success without his help. Here is his contact number 0917-380-9104.