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
These are our photos from Capones Island, a side trip from our weekend in Zambales.
Breaking up sharing about this getaway into separate posts because I love all our pictures so much and it was so hard to curate! It figures that the smaller the party is, the more photos there are, in our case (or more specifically, in my case. #Blessed to have a patient partner when it comes to posterity lol).
Ranie booked this tour package a few months ago. Php1000 (excluding food) is enough for island hopping and camping in Nagsasa Cove. The last time I was in Zambales was in 2011, with my colleagues f ...
It is high noon, and you are stuck in a procession of vacationers. Never mind that you left at the crack of dawn; it's been six hours for a supposedly four-hour trip, and you are nowhere close to your destination. You console yourself by thinking you'll arrive just in time for checking in at two, and then the car's air conditioning gives up. You ask yourself for the nth, and certainly not the last, time: Why are vacations so stressful?
To add to the stress, this is your second day to be stuck in long weekend traffic, because you just got back from another beach trip. So here you are, with you ...
Featured here is the Province of Zambales in San Antonio, featured in this video is the Coves of Nagsasa, and Anawangin, also the Island of Capones. Enjoy the vid, and I hope you give a thumbs up for this!
I spent ten days backpacking around five different destinations in Luzon, Philippines on a tight budget. It's cheap. Really, really, cheap! And each trip gave me a new, exciting feel. Fueled by a few wonderful secret stories kept in my jar of travel memories, my wanderlust definitely doesn't stop here.
Normally, I spend around 15,000 to 30,000 Philippines pesos (US$300-$600) good for three to five days only on domestic trips. You may think that's fairly reasonable. Maybe if in other countries, but here in the Philippines you can spend less and save more money. Why do you think some famous I ...
Being just a college student, who school-study-home, is too boring (in my opinion) if I'm not going to go on adventure once in a while. And because our semester ended so early than what we expected, my blockmates-friends planned an out of town trip. If I remembered it correctly, my blockmates-friends I was talking about planned to go to Baguio last year but sadly, I didn't pursue it. I don't know. But I really regret not joining them, and because of that, I promised to myself that this year I will come whenever they invited me and wherever it will be. And so it is.
This is my first ever cam ...
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