Roadtrips of A Filipino Solo Traveler Around the Philippines and the World!
Anawangin Cove is a popular beach destination in Zambales. It has stunning array of pine trees adoring its white sand beach and the mighty rocky mountains in its background. There is also a stream in the area that mirrors its picturesque landscape.
Camping, hiking and swimming are the most popular activities here. There is no electricity, good source of water for drinking, accommodation facility, restaurant and telecom signal in Anawangin Cove. Also, one needs to pay an entrance fee either for a day tour or overnight camping.
HOW TO GET TO ANAWANGIN COVE
From Manila, take a bus bound for Iba, Zambales and get off in San Antonio town proper. From there, take a tricycle to bring you to Barangay Pundakit where the boats to Anawangin are. From Pundakit, hire a boat going to Anawangin Cove. You can drop by the other coves and islands if you wish. If you intend to stay for overnight, the only option is camping.
If driving, take SCTEX and exit in Subic. Drive straight passing the towns of Subic, Castllejos and San Marcelino. When in San Marcelino public market, take left going to San Antonio. When in San Antonio town proper, take note of the Church and take left at the end of the road. From there, follow the directions going to Pundakit. When you reach Pundakit, look for a resort or a good parking space where you can park your car for a fee.
PINOY ON THE ROAD STYLE OF TRAVELING
I went to as far as Nagsasa Cove, watched sunset and spent a night in this tranquil place. I brought all the food and water I needed as there is no available restaurants in the area.
MY PERSONAL BIAS
Anawangin Cove is a place of its own. Uniquely Anawangin, uniquely awesome. Thumbs up for me