March 30, 2014

Weekend Camp at Anawangin, Zambales

Heat now officially kicked in. Summer time is on! :) I bet nobody wanted to stay inside the house in this hot weather. Everybody's wanting to have a chill at beachfront, yeah, you heard it right. It's beach time! :) So call your friend, family or loved one and spend some quality time together.
Good news is there are so many resorts nowadays offering sweet scape over the weekend and just near the metro. But if you want something different,
something that will really separate you away from the busy city life, no cellular signals so your phones will only serve as a flashlight, camera or radio. yup, not even electricity can hinder you with your precious time.  Well, this camp date is the one you've been dreaming - the now famous Anawangin cove at San Antonio, Zambales.

 Points to Remember before heading there,
1. Bring your own tent or rent a tent. There are available nipa huts to those who doesn't want a tent.

2. Pack foods just enough for your consumption. But worry not, there are mini stores in case you forgot. You can also buy chunk of woods there for cooking.
3. Again, no electricity so bring flashlight to give you light in the middle of the night when going to the toilet/shower area.
4.  Lastly, be environment friendly. You don't want future generation to not experience this kind of beauty, nature has to offer.
Sunset view at the shore
 Here's a quick itinerary we have for you and a little preview of what to expect in the place.
You may choose an overnight stay or longer if you wish to (which we did).  Entrance fee is 100 php per head for an overnight stay.
Day 1
4:00 AM                    Departure from Makati to Pasay-Victory Liner Terminal
4:30 AM                    Arrival at Pasay Terminal, buy ticket at the booth.
                                  (you may take direct bus to Iba,however you need to be early at the ticket
                                  booth due to unavailability of schedule. In our case we bought ticket bound to
                                  Olongapo and will just transfer to San Antonio.)
4:30 - 7:30 AM          Manila to Olongapo
                                   (arrival at Olongapo terminal station and transfer bus afterwards.)
7:30 - 8:30 AM          Olongapo to Pundaquit, San Antonio
                                  (Register at Department of Tourism, Buy food & water at public market,
                                   eat brunch.)
10:30 - 11:00 AM     A 15 min. tricycle ride from San Antonio town and 15min.boat ride  to
                                  Anawagin Cove
11:00 AM - onward   Pitch tent, eat and rest
Day 2
6:00 - 9:00 AM          Breakfast and roam around
9:00 - 11:00 AM        Island hopping / swimming
11:00 - 5:00 PM        Back to campsite, eat and rest
5:00 - 6:00 PM          Climb nearby mountain peak
6:00 - onward            Eat & Rest 
Day 3
6:00 - 10:00 AM       Snorkelling / swimming
10:00 AM                 Departure (goodbye Anawangin..)
Budget :
transpo - 800.00 pesos/pax v.v.
boat / island hopping - 1500 pesos/small boat-max. of 4pax v.v. (in our case it's 2100 pesos because it's a four boat trips instead of two boat trips only.)
food - 500.00 pesos/pax
entrance - 200.00 pesos/pax (since we stayed for two consecutive nights)
souvenir - 100.00 pesos
Overall total - 2650.00 pesos/pax (if you are only two heads)
                       2125.00 pesos/pax (for a group of four heads)
Not that pricey, right? And you've got the chance to enjoy the nature with your date.
Sneak view from the top :)
Anawangin Cove
Nagsasa Cove
 Stop over going to Capones Island..
You may contact kuya Anthony Gonzales for the boat/island hopping:
09198437370 / 09274173875
Go ahead prepare your things, seize the day and beat the heat :) Enjoy!

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