Anawangin Cove located in San Antonio, Zambales is just a 4-hour drive from Manila and is one of the famous campsites and one of the famous coves in Zambales. Camping at Anawangin cove gives you the back-to-basics experience because the place has no source of electricity, there are no hotels, bars, or restaurants around the area and you can only get water for washing and bathing from a water pump. But what you will find here is complete serenity. You have to bring your own tent or rent from your bangkero for only Php300/tent with a maximum capacity of 4pax. Make sure that you have already brought food and water for drinking consumption because the prices at the mini store in Anawangin are doubled, tripled even.
Anawangin cove is not just for swimming, beach bumming or relaxing. The cove is also good for trekking and rock climbing. Rock climbing in the southern part of the cove is advisable because it is much easier and once you’ve reached the top, you’ll get a better view of the cove and the sunset. At night, be lulled by the sound of the waves and the sound of the wind whooshing, passing and dancing through the pine trees. Its the sound of nature at its best!!!
HOW TO GET THERE:
– From Pasay or Cubao there are buses bound to Iba, Zambales at 260php one way, then you just have to get off at San Antonio public market (you can also take a bus to Olongapo City from Manila then board another bus to San Antonio.)
– Then take a tricycle to Pundaquit 30.00 pesos per person or you can contact your boatman from there to pick you up.
Overnight fee: 150.00pesos
Entrance fee: 50.00pesos (for day tour)
Tent: 300.00 max of 4 pax
Boat Rental: Ranges from 1,000 – 2,500php (depending on the tour and number of people)