My friends and I thought of maximizing our time and money as the main consideration to our Anawangin escapade so we carefully planned everything. We did our research online and luckily we came across a blog who recommended a trustworthy contact in Pundaquit and that was JR Agasa (09173809104). We were 5 in the group so kuya JR gave us a reasonable price of 600php per head for the 3D/2N tour in Anawangin-Nagsasa-Capones. He even gave 2 containers of 5 gallons mineral drinking water for free. So hopefully this tips I have cared to share to you people will also be helpful for planning your Anawangin tour.
How to go there?
1. Go to the nearest Victory Liner Bus Terminal preferably Cubao and Caloocan Stations and ride a bus going to Iba, Zambales. Ask the conductor to drop you off at San Antonio Public Market.
2. Get off the bus at San Antonio, in front of the Municipal Hall.
3. Across the street, you’ll see lines of tricycle going to Barangay Pundaquit.
4. Hop on a trike which is good for 3-4 people and ask to drop you off at Barangay Pundaquit terminal or better at your contact’s place. Ours was JR Agasa (09173809104)
5. If you don’t have any contacts in Pundaquit, the trike driver normally recommends one and would take you there to make your arrangements. There are 2 ways you can reach Anawangin Cove; a. 5-6 hours trek through Mt. Pundaquit & b. Boat-ride which would take 30-45 minutes. We chose the latter.
Expenses per Person: 3D/2N (Overnight Anawangin & Nagsasa Coves with side trips to Capones and Camara Islands)
Bus Fare (MLA-ZAM Roundtrip) – 600/Tricycle Fare (to-from Pundaquit) – 60/Boat Rental – 600/ Environmental fees – 200 (Anawangin & Nagsasa)/Food Contribution – 300 (for 5pax)
Total Expenses per pax – 1760php
What to Bring?
1. Food – you can opt to bring marinated meat and hotdogs, chips, coffee, instant noodles & bread and/or drinks (liquor/soda) for sharing
2. Mosquito Repellant
- Sun block Lotion and Toiletries
4. Cigarette (for Smokers since commodities in the island are a bit pricey)
5. Cook wares (will be provided by the folks in Zambales for free)
7. Blanket and Pillows for comfortable sleep
Day 1 October 18, 2013
0830-0900 – Assembly @ Victory Liner Cubao Terminal
0930 – ETD
0930-1330 – Travel Time (MLA to San Antonio, Zambales)
1330 – ETA @ San Antonio
1330-1400 – Quick Lunch
1400-1415 – ETD Barangay Pundaquit
1415 – ETA Barangay Pundaquit
1430-1445 – Assembly @ Kuya JR’s place (Boatman/Contact in Zambales)
1500-1515 – ETD to Camara and Capones Islands (You can opt to do the island hopping on our way back to Barangay Pundaquit)
1630-1700 – ETA @ Anawangin Cove
1700-2000 – Pitch Tents, Cook Dinner , Socials
2100-2200 – Lights Out
Day 2 October 19, 2013
0530-0600 – Wake Up Call
0630 -0730 – Breakfast
0730-1100 – Look Around the Cove, Swim, Photo Ops, Other Activities
1100-1200 – Cook Lunch
1200-1300 – Eat Lunch
1300-1500 – Rest
1530 – ETD to Nagsasa Cove
1430 – ETA Nagsasa Cove
1430-1700 – Pay Environmental Fee, Look Around Etc
1700-1800 – Pitch Tent & Prep Dinner
1800-2100 – Dinner/Socials/etc
2100 – Lights Out
Day 3 October 20, 2013
1530-0600 – Wake Up call
0600-0700 – Breakfast
0730 -1100 – Look Around/Swimming/Photo Ops/Other Activities
1100-1200 – Prep Lunch
1200-1300 – Lunchtime
1300-1500 – Rest
1500-1530 Wrap Up
1600-1700 – Travel Back to Pundaquit
1700-1730 – Pundaquit to San Antonio
1800-2200 – Travel Back to MLA
2200 – ETA Manila