Resorts within Nagsasa Cove have narrower cuts which equate to smaller camping sites. Smaller doesn't necessarily mean bad, on the upside there are fewer people sharing the bathroom and the owners/managers of the resort tend to have a more personalized (warmer) approach towards their guests.
How to get to Nagsasa Cove
One hour boat ride from Pundaquit
Hike Mt. Bira Bira
Hike Mt. Balingkilat
Nagsasa Cove Accommodations
Majority of the people staying here would either rent a tent or bring their own tents. We saw one resort offering small basic cottage rooms but tents are more of the ...
Just 15-20 minutes away from Pundaquit, Camara Island is a good first beach stop in Zambales. It's perfect for a quick dip and a few photo ops. I can't imagine staying here long due to the lack of shade and non existent facilities (no cr, no tables, no chairs). Most people would pick Capones over Camara but since the beach in Capones has started charging a relatively expensive entrance fee, I can imagine Camara gaining a bit of popularity. Entrance is free, but the only way to reach this island is via boat and that you will have to pay for.
Boat Rates to Camara Island
Being a hardcore beach person, it took me a while before I was convinced to climb Mt. Bira-bira or any mountain. I couldn't understand people who did it. I couldn't understand the long hours they hiked, let alone the heavy packs they carried. Not until I met a kickass mountaineer, Jo, who had a story behind every summit I could think of. Her passion got me curious and so I gave it a shot. With 2 of my other friends, we decided this is the best opportunity to try something new.
Knowing that I'm a sucker for good views, she said Mt. Bira-bira is the best for our first climb. It isn't too stee ...
Anawangin Cove is the most famous of all the four coves due to its close proximity to Pundaquit. If you're on a tight budget, this cove is your best option because boat rates are cheaper and food options are relatively sufficient. Anwangin Cove is never empty even during weekdays so if you're seeking isolation, you may want to consider other coves.
Anawangin Cove Accommodations
Tents are the more popular option for overnighters but recently, due to its popularity, resorts started offering kubos for rent for both day tours and overnight stays. There's still no electricity in the area whic ...
One of the most beautiful coves in Zambales.
Captured by: Iphone 6 and GoPro Hero 4
People who visit Pundaquit Island in San Antonio, Zambales are usually up for a camping either in Anawangin or Nagsasa Cove. For their island hopping, they will go to Capones Island and just pass by at the Camara Island. For our trip last week in Zambales, we decided to do it differently and so we just spent almost a whole day in Camara Island. And you know what? We enjoyed it so much. We moved around the island for some picture-taking and then stayed at the perfect spot on the beach fronting the grand view of Zambales Mountain Range.
Most of the time, it felt like we have the whole beach j ...