Nagsasa Cove, San Antonio, Zambales and Itinerary

After our overnight in Anawangin, we proceeded to Nagsasa Cove on the next day. Riding the boat for another 20 minutes, we reached our next destination.

Nagsasa cove, contrary to what others think, is not part of any island, it is still a portion of baranggay San Antonio, in Zambales just like Anawangin, just a more secluded one.

Since secluded, you can expect a more quiet and more serene experience. We were annoyed by the noise of Anawangin on the night we stayed there but our stay in Nagsasa was just great. We had a good night sleep, only that it wasn’t a windy night but other than that, we had no other issues since fewer people stayed on the cove.

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Approaching Nagsasa Cove

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Silhoutte we shot in Nagsasa Cove

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Tourists trekking Nagsasa in the morning

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All the KSPs of Nagsasa logged here. Why do we need to spoil the beauty of things that fascinate us?

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Octopus for our lunch. Yummy!!!

 

Things to do in Nagsasa Cove 

Snorkeling – Bring your own googles and everything so you won’t have to rent as the price is just the same, P400 rental for snorkeling equipments. I might as well buy my own for this amount.

Trekking – During the rainy season, according to locals, lots of mountaineers visit the place, if I remember it right, there is also a falls up the mountain.

Rock Climbing – Just like in Anawanging, it has lots of rock formations you will surely enjoy climbing.

Kayaking – Kayaking is now available in Nagsasa, it started just a month ago when a balikbayan entrepreneur apparently discovered the opportunities on the land. Aside from kayaking they also offer paddle boating.

 

Our Itinerary (Anawangin Cove – Nagsasa Cove)  

Day 1 Nagsasa Cove

0600 Wake-up call
0630 Breakfast
0700 Swimming/snorkeling
0830 ETD Anawangin Cove
0900 ETA Nagsasa Cove
0920 Trek Nagsasa/picture-taking
1100 Prepare lunch
1200 Lunch
1230 Setup tents
1300 Ciesta
1600 Swimming & Snorkeling
1900 Dinner
2000 Night Swimming & Bonfire
2200 Bed time

Day 2 Capones Island

0600 Wake up call
0610 Prepare breakfast
0700 Breakfast
0800 Swimming
0900 Island hopping

 

How to get there 

By Bus

From Manila, you may board a bus bound to Iba, Zambales, Victory Liner has buses going by this route. Ask the conductor to drop you off at San Antonio, then ride a tricycle to Pundaquit, this will be a very short ride, will take only around 10 minutes. From Pundaquit, the locals will take you to Nagsasa.

By Private Transport 

From Manila, go by NLEX to Subic, Zambales, from Subic, exit to Olongapo gate. You will pass by San Marcelino before reaching San Antonio. From San Antonio, I suggest you hire a tricycle to lead you all the way to Pundaquit as it surely won’t be easy finding the beach.

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JR Agasa – 09173809104

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