Capones Island is located in San Antonio, Zambales, just 10 minutes away from Pundaquit beach by boat. The island is normally chosen for side trips after an overnight to Anawangin or Nagsasa Cove. As to me, in our 3-day tour in Anawangin and Nagsasa Coves, Capones has been my favorite.
Things to do
Trek the Lighthouse – this is what it is most known for, the Capones lighthouse. Going to the lighthouse, you will have to go at the back side of the island where you will have to stop your boat at a certain point, then swim your way to the shore, then trek your way up the tower.
Snorkeling – this is what I enjoyed most in our 3-day tour, snorkeling in this island blessed with rich marine life. I’m not professional diver or any sort but I can tell from what I had experienced, there were schools of fish swimming with me, I had numerous encounters seeing sea urchins hiding from the corals, and saw Nemo’s relatives too. I even enjoyed the view of its underwater more that of what I experienced in Boracay. It is such a waste that I was not bringing any underwater cam.
How to get there
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.
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.
Get a Local Guide
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