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
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
Capones | Camara | Silanguin | Talisayen | Nagsasa | Anawangin | Pundaquit.
Last May 2013, my aunt invited me to a trip to Zambales together with her friends. Of course, it was a chance for me to relax and travel so I agreed. We all gather at around 2 am in Session Road, Baguio City waiting for the driver who will drive us going to Zambales.
Upon arrival, my aunt had a discussion with the boatman and some people about how will our trip be – the accommodation, food, boat transportation and places we'll go. Anawangin Cove was the place where we stayed.
The island had comfort rooms, open cottages, camping tents. After we settle down and rest, we explored the area ...
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 ...