Mount Pundaquit

San Antonio, Zambales

Mt. Pundaquit is located in San Antonio, Zambales where in the fast growing surfing capital in Zambales is also located. One of the best feature of Mt. Pundaquit is climb and swim because it is surrounded by South China Sea. The usual trail of Mt. Pundaquit is traversing going to Anawangin Cove.

Pundaquit was not an attraction until Mt. Pinatubo erupted in 1991. Few years after the ...

eruption, an exploration of a group of mountaineers who were looking for a new mountain for destination, discovered Anawangin Cove. Mt. Pundaquit became famous because of this place. Which has a wonderful feautures, the luminous white sand came from Mt. Pinatubo, the pine trees near the shore and the swamp that connected to the South China Sea. Aetas are the first to discover the place. Few years back wild carabaos are freely in the forest, but now a days they are few and just came to the place from time to time.

The trail in Mt. Pundaquit is one of the easy to trek. Even tourist can survive on this trail. The first part of the trail is still residential area and an open trail full of "talahib". Locals said that some 4X4 Vehicle can still pass by on that trail, when you reach the foot of the mountain, you will pass by a small portion of the forest while you gradually as you climb up. And most of the trail is just a rolling where in you can still run and jog. Most of the times you can't feel any wind blowing as you climb up especially during summer season. That's why it is recommended to trek as early as 4 a.m. so that you almost reach the saddle before the sun rises. From the saddle it is just 10-15 minutes going up to the summit. You will see a wonderful view of South China Sea and mountains around it. You can pitch your tent at the summit, but most of the time mountaineers ascend going to Anawangin Cove to camp and enjoy the fresh water.

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