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.
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
0830 ETD Anawangin Cove
0900 ETA Nagsasa Cove
0920 Trek Nagsasa/picture-taking
1100 Prepare lunch
1230 Setup tents
1600 Swimming & Snorkeling
2000 Night Swimming & Bonfire
2200 Bed time
Day 2 Capones Island
0600 Wake up call
0610 Prepare breakfast
0900 Island hopping
How to get there
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.
Get a Local Guide
JR Agasa – 09173809104