It was a long holiday, May 1 is always an official holiday in the Philippines, 2nd of May was friday, 3rd was saturday and 4th was sunday. So along with some dear friends, I traveled to San Antonio, Zambales to spend the holidays in 3 islands. First stop was in Anawangin.
I have always wanted to see Anawangin, always wandered how it is like in real as I have been reading good things about it online. Then came this day.
0600 ETD Manila
0930 Stop over Bocaue
1100 ETA San Antonio Public Market, buy foods
1130 ETA Pundaquit Beach, load things on boat
1145 ETA Anawangin
1200 Setup tents & Lunch
1600 Swimming & Snorkeling
2000 Night Swimming & Bonfire
2200 Bed time
0600 Wake up call
0610 Prepare breakfast
0900 Island hopping
Things to do in Anawangin
Party – Surprisingly, Anawangin holds disco parties every night starting 8 or 9 in the evening. Didn’t really try it though.
Snorkeling – This is one of the things I have enjoyed doing in the cove. We rented fins and goggles from the shop at the rightmost side of the cove for P350 only.
Trekking – Anawangin has a falls but unfortunately, water at the falls is not really as lovely as it is during the rainy days. But during the rainy days, lots of mountaineers go to see it.
Rock Climbing – it has lots of rock formations you will surely enjoy climbing. But don’t take my words for it, see for yourself.
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.
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