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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Overnight Camping at Anawangin Cove
Campfire by the beach
Island Hopping - Capones Island, Camara Island
Cliff Diving at Pundaquit Falls
Mt. Pundaquit trekking is a famous activity in Barangay Pundaquit in San Antonio Zambales. This mountain is also an alternative way to Anawangin Cove. Famous for its volcanic white sand and shore almost carpeted by Agoho trees. Our guide told us, the trail to Mt. Pundaquit traversing Anawangin Cove and Talisayin Cove is called Linasin Trail. It has waterfalls that only appear during the rainy season.
Yet it was another awe-inspiring weekend with RMC pipz, as we marked the 29th birthday of She in the province of Zambales. Her years-long young man planned this trip month ago. It was one rainy afternoon when Dave approached us at the office, securing this day (brad birthday ni She, papatayin kita pag di ka sumama :o). Supposedly, this trip is an integration of climb to Mt. Pundaquit and tour to all nearby islands (Nagsasa, Capones, Anawangin and Kamara); however upon our arrival, the sea waves are in their star performance. We just settled in Anawangin after the hike.
I made my way down the steep summit of Mt. Pundaquit in Zambales, fed my eyes with the breathtaking view of Anawangin Cove below, like a medal waiting for me at the finish line. I've acquired some bruises here and there, but nothing to worry! After all, it's my first time outdoors! I brushed the dust off my body; continued to maneuver through the rocky path under the fiery sun. It hadn't been long since I first got out of my box, and I'm already here doing what I was meant to do.
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