Updated – July 2016
Anawangin Cove is located in San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines.
If you’re going to commute from Manila, here’s the info.
- Go to one of the Victory Liner bus stations and get yourself a ticket to either a bus going to Iba Zambales or Sta Cruz Zambales. Both trips will pass by the town of San Antonio which will consume approximately 4 hours depending in which terminal and time you left (sometimes buses can hit it at 3 hours). If you prefer to travel by car, the trip will only take around 4 hours or less via SCTex.
- Upon reaching San Antonio, a 10-20 minute tricycle ride is necessary to take you to Pundaquit (a.k.a Pundakit) the jump-off point to Anawangin Cove and the nearby beaches. From Pundaquit to Anawangin, you’ll need to take a breathtaking 30-45-minute boat ride ( which is part of our Anawangin tour package ) and Anawangin Cove is all yours.
Bus fees will range from P250.00-P350.00 from Manila to San Antonio and then Php20-30 /head for tricycle ride from San Antonio to Pundakit. Your assigned resource person may accompany you from San Antonio to Pundakit and leave the rest to our crew in your journey to the camping site (if feasible Clifford or any representative from LKA’s team will personally tour your group as you can view in our ads, blog and fb page). With our personal experience, it is advisable to leave Manila at night so it wouldn’t be hot while traveling. It’s even faster leaving at night and more efficient like what we (ConsOfSil) had.
We left around 9pm in our meeting place and were able to catch 11:00 pm scheduled trip from Monumento to Zambales (sometimes and during weekend they have 12 midnight last trip but still contact them to make sure). We arrived around 3am in San Antonio and rested in our contact person’s place till the tide is ok. Finally, we left the waiting area between 5-6 am to Anawangin Cove. The situation is timely and very efficient. Just imagine yourself having a boat ride while the sun is beginning to setting forth. You can feel the cold breeze of the wind touching your eager senses while saving in your mind those wonderful picture-perfect views on the way to the Cove. You can tell how much more we felt upon arriving. It’s really “A little heaven here on earth”.
We enjoyed the view while the sun is not too hot compared to others guests who came around noon time while others came near midnight. In the end though, no matter how struggling or how easy your trip maybe, we assure you that the campsite won’t fail your expectations and can offer much more. We know that to be true and you will say that too!
Here’s the directions via private vehicle. Source: http://lakwatsero.me/
1st, Head to NLEX. I like passing the new Mindanao Avenue route. Passing through EDSA then turning right at Balintawak is always a bottle neck because its such a narrow one lane road with all the buses.
2nd, Head to the end of NLEX past the Dao exit then head for the SCTEX.
3rd, Follow the signs to the SCTEX.
4th, Be sure to NOT to head towards Tarlac. Be sure to head towards Subic which is heading to the right.
5th, Exit at Subic. Pass through Subic and head for the gate at the extreme end of Dewey Street.
6th, Exit Subic. You should see the Olongapo Public Cemetery in front of you then Turn Left.
7th, Stay on the road. You will be passing through a number of towns on the way including; Subic Town, Castillejos, and San Marcelino. Along the way you might see some signs heading towards Iba.
8th, Upon reaching San Marcelino, at the public market you will see an intersection. Do not head straight as you will be heading towards Iba. You should turn left (landmark is 711) to San Antonio.
10th, Follow the signs headed to Pundaquit. The streets are parallel and perpendicular to one another so you should find the road.
Reminder: Depending on the time of day, from Subic to San Antonio, Zambales would take around 45 min to an hour.
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