Capones Island, also known as Grand Capon or Capon Grande Island, us a small island off the coast of the province of Zambales on western Luzon island in the Philippines. It is the largest of the Capones Islands, a group of three small islands which also includes nearby Camara Island and another islet connected to it by a sand bar.
The island is characterized by huge rock formations ...
and steep cliffs surrounded by white sand and coral beaches. The Capones Island Lighthouse is located on the hillside near the western end of the island.
The marine areas surrounding Capones Island as well as portions of the adjacent coastline of barangays Pundaquit and San Miguel rich in fish and coral reefs currently has no special protection.
The decline in fish catch brought about by the Mount Pinatubo eruption in 1991 and continued siltation problems as well as illegal fishing practices in the area prompted the Environmental Protection of Asia Foundation to submit a proposal to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in 2003 for its conversion into a marine protected area called Capones Island Marine Park in coordination with the local government unit of San Antonio. It is also the aim of the program to provide alternative sources of livelihood to local fishermen, such as tourism. Wiki
Capones Island or Capon Grande Island News
Batangas is usually the go-to beach destination of most individuals from Manila. However, drive further up north and pass through Subic Bay. It will lead you to Zambales where you will get to experience a different kind of escapade with your friends or family.
Each island manifests a distinct feature that will leave you in awe. It will cast a spell on you, convincing you to stay longer or better yet not leave at all.
Hop on a boat and see it for yourself.
No need to rent a boat to head over Anawangin. You may also opt to hike Mt. Pundaquit to see the view of this cov ...
In recent years Zambales has become a tourist hot spot with the growing popularity of Nagsasa and Anawangin cove. The two sites attract hundreds of campers yearly with their pristine beaches, majestic mountain ranges, lakes and waterfalls. Their proximity to cities like Metro Manila, make them accessible to people seeking a quick weekend vacation without having to spend a lot.
Travelling to the coves from the city of Manila will take 3 hours by land. Several bus liners service the Manila to Iba, Zambales route which passes the town of San Antonio. Nagsasa and Anawangin cove are located in B ...
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For those who are in need of an alternative of the usual beaches of Batangas, Anawangin must be in your list! Anawangin Cove is a beach destination just a couple of hours away from Manila. This may be close to Manila, but I'm telling you, you won't feel it once you're in the place. Anawangin's calm and peaceful vibe will let you feel as if you are totally aw ...
There are several coves and islands that can be found at Zambales. The more popular ones are also located at San Antonio such as Nagsasa Cove and Anawangin Cove. But whether or not you'll be staying at said coves, a trip to San Antonio, Zambales won't be complete without a tour or even a glimpse of Capones and Camara Islands. These two small islands can actually be seen from Pundaquit Beach. The scenery and sand that these islands offer are unlike the ones found at where we stayed at.
From Pundaquit Beach, you may reach Camara and Capones Islands through a 20 to 30 minute boat ride. I've be ...
Our trip to Mount Pinatubo, Anawangin Cove and Capones Island in the province of Zambales.
My first of many adventures started out on a mundane February 2014 Saturday afternoon, on a gathering of familiar faces over coffee and pastries. A friend saw a promo package to Nagsasa Cove. Immediately, we turned to planning mode and availed the promo. And so began my first travel adventure, with my high school friends.
How we got there
Nagsasa Cove is located in the municipality of San Antonio, Zambales, about four to five hours from Manila. As our package didn't cover transportation from Manila to San Antonio, we had to commute from Manila to Olongapo then to San Antonio.
We met a ...