Updated Travel Guide: Anawangin Cove

Travel date: Aug. 30 - Sept.1, 2013
LAST UPDATE: APRIL 9, 2014

Anawangin Cove is a crescent shaped cove with a pristine long white beach.  It is located in San Antonio, Zambales. The primary distinction of the cove is the towering pine trees flourishing around the vicinity. The boat man told us that the place were used to be rocky up until Mt. Pinatubo’s major eruption decades ago deserted a huge amount of volcanic ashes and followed by the growth of enormous number of pine trees all over the area which contributed in the rich foliage.



There are no roads leading to Anawangin. You can reach it by boat or by trail.  It is accessible by a 45 minute boat ride from Pundaquit, San Antonio or by a 5-hour hike through scorching, open trails thru the Mt. Pundaquit range.

Anawangin cove could be a perfect image of white Christmas here in our country.  Pine trees plus snow- liked ashes in the ground. Perfect!
How to get there:

1. From Manila, take the Victory Liner bus bound to Iba, Zambales.  
2. At the ticket booth, tell the teller that you’ll get off in the Public Market of San Antonio which is 3 - 4 hours away from Manila. 
           Cubao Terminal – earliest trip is at 6:30am for about 260php.
Caloocan terminal – earliest trip is at 4:30am for  about 260php.
3. Once at the Public Market of San Antonio take tricycle going to Pundaquit, 30php/pax
4. In Pundaquit, rent a boat going to Anawangin.  It is approximately 45 minutes sea travel from Pundaquit to Anawangin Cove.   Below is the rates for boat rental (small) which is good for 2 - 4 pax.
  
to Anawangin Cove = 1000php
to Anawangin Cove + Capones Island = 1200php
to Anawangin Cove + Capones Island + Nagsasa Cove = 2000php

Others:
to Nagsasa Cove = 1600Php
to Nagsasa Cove + Capones = 1800php

for group of 5 pax up using big boat.
to Anawangin Cove = 200php each
to Anawangin Cove +Capones = 250php each
to Nagsasa Cove = 350php each
to Nagsasa Cove + Capones = 450php each
to  Anawangin Cove + Capones Island + Nagsasa Cove = 500php each


UPDATE: NEW BOAT RATES / TOUR PACKAGE as of April 9, 2014

On April 9, 2014, Kuya JR Agasa, the boatman, informed me that they will no longer use the above rates, they come up with the new tour package and below are the rates.

3D2N - Overnight in Nagsasa Cove - overnight in Anawangin Cove- sidetrip in Capones Island for Php600/head.

2D1N - Overnight in Nagsasa Cove - side trip to Anawangin and Capones Island for Php500/head

For tour arrangement and questions, please do contact the boatman, Kuya JR Agasa.

Contact detail:
Kuya JR Agasa (boatman) - 0917-380-9104/ 0917-380-9104



Important things to bring: 

1. Camping tent - there's no resort offering a kubo for you to stay for an overnight. If you don't have tent, you can rent Kuya JR's for 200Php/night or 300Php/ 2 nights. 

2. Portable gas stove and such - Anawangin Cove is known as ultimate outdoor experience, it will push your survival skills like cooking and making fire on night. So if you don't have that skills prepare this one. I advise to bring your own. 




3. Lighter /  Flashlight / lamp - there's no electricity, no lights at all. 



4. Food - if you're staying here for an overnight make sure you'll have enough food supply. there's  no restaurant here. Yes, there are available sari-sari store but I'm telling you, they marked up the price up to 100%. Example: 1.5L Coke, they sell it 100Php if not cold and 120php if cold. You can buy your foods at the Public Market in San Antonio. We bought ours there. (1 Kilo of chicken, 1 Kilo of liempo, 1 Kilo of Tilapia, 1 Kilo of hipon, bawang, sibuyas, etc) 




because the breeze is cold, alak ang kanilang ginawang kumot!

5. Insect repellent 

6. Gallon of water - Ask Kuya JR to buy for you, just pay him upon your arrival there. 

7. Bottle opener, kitchenware (spoon, fork, plate, knife) and ice box- Again, you can borrow to Kuya JR these things. You can also ask them to buy tube ice for you. Just pay them for the costs. 
Note: But not during peak season like summer. Kindly bring your own kitchenware. 

8. Sunblock


Our actual itinerary:

Day 1: (Mt. Pundaquit hike and Camping at Anawangin Cove)

0400H - ETD to San Antonio
0800H - ETA at Public Market of San Antonio, buy foods and necessary things for our 2 nights camping.
1000H - Arrival at Kuya JR's place
1045H - start hike at Mt. Pundaquit
1400H - reached summit
1545H - successfully traverse to Anawangin Cove
1600H - pitch tent
1700H - swimming
1800H - cook dinner
1900H - dinner time
2000H - relax at the beach
2100H - lights out

Day 2 (Camping at Nagsasa Cove)

0700H - photo walk at the long beach of Anawangin
0800H - breakfast
1000H - boat transfer to Nagsasa Cove 
1100H - ETA Nagsasa Cove
1130H - pitch tent
1200H - cook lunch
1300H - lunch
1400H - siesta 
1700H - prepare dinner
1800H - dinner 
1900H - socials
2100H - lights out

Day 3 (Last day)

0700H - photo walk at Nagsasa Cove
0800H - boat transfer to Capones Island
0900H - ETA to Capones Island (snorkeling & lighthouse)
1000H - arrival at the Pundaquit Mainland

Suggested itinerary is just an overnight to Anawangin Cove with the side trips to Nagsasa Cove, Camara Island and Capones Island.

Other expenses:
Cottage rental - 100Php
Overnight fee - 100php each 

Breakdown of expenses for group of 4 pax:
Bus to San Antonio, Zambales - 260Php each
Tricycle fare to Pundaquit - 30Php each
Boat Rental (small boat) for 3 day and 2 nights ( Package for overnight at Anawangin on the first night, overnight at Nagsasa Cover for the second night and a side trip to Capones and Camara island on our last day) - 2300Php / 4 pax = 575Php each
Cottage rental for Anawangin Cove - 100php / 4 pax = 25Php each
Overnight fee for Anawangin Cove - 100Php each
Cottage rental for Nagsasa Cove - 100Php / 4 pax  = 25Php
Overnight fee for Nagsasa Cove - 100Php each
Tent rental for 2 nights which is good for 2pax only- 300Php/ 2pax = 150php each
Tricycle fare back to San Antonio - 30Php each
Bus fare back to Manila - 260 Php
Total expenses for 3D/2N - 1555Php for 3 days and 2 nights

Reminder: Please be informed that boat rates in the "breakdown of expenses" is already changed and tour package has been modified in April 9, 2014.

Note: No cellphone signal on all networks. Live like castaways. 
          Each 'resort' has its own toilet for rinsing or bathing. 
          For parking lot concerns, just contact Kuya JR Agasa to provide a slot for you.


Plan you trip ahead and enjoy your Anawangin Cove getaway!


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168 comments:

  1. pano pag susunduin ng boat since wala pone signal?

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    1. Hello, it's either mag oovernight din yung boatmen sa island or you'll have arrangement what time kayo susunduin po. :)

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  2. hi wat if dalawa lang kming magtravel ung boat transfer e magkano?? and roundtrip na ba un?

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  3. HI! With regards to the bus ride going back to Manila, is there a certain location wherein we can get a ride back to manila? :) Thanks

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    1. Hi Prisca, sa San Antonio Public Market din po kayo maghihintay ng bus going back to Manila.

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  4. hello anung buwan po kaya magandang puntahan ang lugar nato?? any advise po slamat:)

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    1. If summer kasi ay matao, halos magkakatabi na yung tent nyo nun.. Pero we went there august, 5 groups lang kame sa buong cove. Mas maganda pa din kung alam nyo yung weather forecast kung kelan kayo pupunta.

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    2. hello mag isa lang po akong pupunta dun kaso flight sched ko parang conflict dadating po manila ng 1:30pm makakrating ng san antonio po 5 or 5:30 pm na meron po bang matuluyang pension house sa pundaquit or safe bang magtent nalang along d beach para sa overnyt then kinaumagahan saka magtour?? salamat po sa advise wala po kong idea sa matutuluyan ehh thanks

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    3. ***From Pundaquit po e you need to ride a boat for 30-40 minutes going to Anawangin Cove po. ****
      Ang ma-rerecommend ko lang po na budget accommodation is the Big Foot Restaurant & Rest House, located at national Highway, Brgy West Dirita, San Antonio, Zambales. Contact numbers: 0947 9134306 / 0908 4568791. It's about 3-5 minutes away from San Antonio Public Market (2km.away). Their rates are as follows: 3hrs-300; 12hrs-900; 24hrs-1500. Not sure if may mas budget accommodation pa po dun around the Public Market. From San Antonio Public Market ay mag tricycle pa kayo nun for about 30minutes to Pundaquit, P30.

      or you can try sa mismong Pundaquit na,.. Pundaquit Sun and Surf's Kubo for P800 & Pundaquit Paradise' Camp Ground for P250 or standard room for P1200+ .. Ang hindi ko lang sure e if may boat transfer dun to Anawangin Cove, pero baka meron naman.
      Pundaquit Sun & Surf - 0915 615 1275 ‎
      Pundaquit Paradise resort - (02) 404 4784

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  5. Mr. Kirk, tanong ko lang po bout ur expenses, when did u post it?
    kasi the bus ticket now cost 300php from cubao terminal

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    1. Make sure na sasabihin nyong hanggang San Antonio PUBLIC MARKET lang kayo. Bus fare is P270 as of today. :)

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    2. thank you for sharing infos.! :) we'll go there this Saturday. hoping for a perfect weather. ^_^

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  6. this is the most updated post I've seen so far. Hirap humanap ng rates ng boat sa ibang blog. They date back to 2010-2011 pa. Anyway, confirm ko lang, you went there August 2013?

    Thanks!

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    1. Yey. Thanks!
      Yup, August 2013. ;)
      Please like the FB Page like button on the side bar for more travel updates! Hehe.

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  7. Hi sir ask ko lang kung okay ba pumunta sa anawangin ng dec 27-28 kasya nba ang 2days para maka pag tour?how much kaya ang babayaran nmen sa boat kung 2 lang kme bka kase wala kameng mkasabay ehh.tnx

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  8. sir. wala po bang boat na pang 15 pax and up. kung meron po, kanu naman po?

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    1. Good day! Im not sure po, pero you can send a text message to kuya JR para sure po.

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  9. good evening sir ask kulang if yung 1200 na boat ride po ba to anawangin+capones is papunta at pabalik na po ba yun???salamat po sana mka reply ka sir plano ko sana dalin asawa at anak ko jan this coming valentines day :)

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    1. Yup, balikan na po yung rates listed above. :)

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    2. Do u have contact number of Kuya Jr that u mentioned?

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  10. Hi! Nagguide ba kayo nung nagtrek kayo sa Mt. Pundaquit to Anawangin? If no, wala bang confusing trail at kaya kahit walang guide? If yes, how much yung guide fee? Thank you so much!:)

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    1. Hi Cristina, I have a blog post about Mt.Pundaquit, info you needed is all in there. Kindly search my Mt. Pundaquit post through the "Search Bar" on the upper right corner. Thanks!

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  11. Ayos to. Ive been planning to go camp alone at Nagsasa at least before the 20th but I'm considering the expenses, since it's more expensive when traveling alone. So for a budget traveler like me, this blog is a savior! Maraming Salamat po.

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    1. Hi Lavern, thanks for dropping by! Enjoy your ala survivor getaway! :)

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  12. hello.. ano pong marerecommend nyo samin.. yung package or yung hindi? medyo nalilito kasi ako :D we're planning to go to anawangin+nagsasa+capones island..

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    1. Hello Yekaterina, this blogpost was made to purposely encourage adventurers to do Do-It-Yourself trip. thus I included necessary info like boat rate, contact person, etc. Enjoy Anawangin! You can DIY, it's more fun! :D

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  13. Hi, thanks for this Blog. May plans kami for End of march ng officemates ko. Do you recommend going during that time?

    also, "Each 'resort' has its own toilet for rinsing or bathing" -- Open ba to to the public? I mean, kahit na camper lang ako pwede akong gumamit ng washroom nila?
    First-timer lang, scared lang ng onti :-)

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    1. March (Summer) is peak season.

      There's no rooms/kubo sa mga resorts po dun, magtatayo lang po kayo ng tent nyo sa resort. Entrance fee and campers' fee po.lang babayaran nyo. Commonal po ung toilet dun.

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    2. Hi, thanks for the reply... I read you left super early.. is it okay for us to leave Alabang ng 6AM. we'll arrive there around lunch time, is that still safe for the boat?

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    3. Yup, di naman po malakas ang alon around 12nn. Usually lumalakas ang alon 4PM onwards daw according to the boatman

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    4. Thanks for the info! Super helpful blog :-)

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  14. HI Sir Kirk. I'm Leo from Laguna. If ever po na magdala ako ng car, meron po bang safe na parking area dun sa pandaquit? Thank you po..

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    1. Sa bakuran po ni kuya JR Agasa (boatman) meron, dun po kame nag park before. Pls contact kuya JR po. his contact nuber is posted above. Salamat for dropping by Sir Leo! :D

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  15. galing ng blog sobrang detalyado :) first time namen ng gf ko magbbyahe together .. for a couple po mga magkano kaya ang bayad sa boat ? do you think 4k wud be enuf sa lahat ng gstos ? from bus fare and all other expenses po ?

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  16. sir ung 4k po ba do u think kkasya n sa lahat ng ggastusin ? first time po namen magttravel ng gf ko kse eh :) guamwa n ren ako ng pop can stove for cooking ... this blog is so nice kse super detailed eh:)

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    1. Hi April, thanks for dropping by!
      Bus fare, boat rates and all necessary expenses are posted above po, make it as a guide na lang for I dont know your preference. Thanks again!
      Enjoy Anawangin!

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  17. i have a question po.. may nakapagsabi kasi sakin na may dikya daw sa beach nato.. is that real po? or did you encounter one po ba? thanks in advance :D

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  18. Hi! im planning to go there po.. and im just wondering if pede po ng 2 days 1 night.. and panu po yung sistema nun.. thank you!

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  19. Hi! im planning to go there po.. and im just wondering if pede po ng 2 days 1 night.. and panu po yung sistema nun.. thank you!

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    1. Yup, kaya po ng 2 days. recommended itinerary is Anawangin kayo on the first day, then overnight dun, second day will be the island hopping, pwedeng mag Nagsasa or Capones lang po pwede pareho. yung rates po ng Anawangin + Nagsasa + Capones is 2000Php, the boat rate is good for 5 pax po ata. Pls contact kuya JR Agasa (boatman) for further inquiry po. Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  20. hi nakakatuwa yung mga blogs mo =) actually I love to travel but not my friends its either their busy or they dont have the time to do it. I really hope na makasama sa inyo. I will leave my number so you can invite me =) thanks 09177153043

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    1. Hello, thanks for reading my blog. You can email me @ kirkacebron1222@gmai.com.

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  21. Hi Kirk. .ask ko lang contact number nung kuya JR.. me and my friends are planning to go there on the 30th kasi. .salamat po. .

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    1. Hello! thanks for dropping by. Here's is the number of kuya JR, 0917 380 9104.
      It is also stated above. :) Enjoy your summer getaway!

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  22. Hi. This blog is spot on. Thank you for all the information. We will be going on April 5. I'll contact Kuya JR and tell him that I got his number from this blog.

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  23. Hi Mr. Kirk! Your blog is really helpful especially for the first timers! 'Em looking forward to visit Anawangin soon!

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  24. Hi i just want to ask if there's an alternative way to ride bus from parañaque to san antonio public market than going to manila? Were planning to go there on the 2nd day of april is it the start of peak season there?;)

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  25. Hi! I just want to ask kung paano kayo nakapag charge ng gadgets (camera and cellphones doon?) and what about the security of the place? Sinong tumingin ng gamit niyo habang namamasyal kayo? Thank you!

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    1. As I stated above, there's no electricity in the island.
      As a responsible individual, you should take care of your valuables, i suggest bring a sling bag where you can put your things na pwede nyong madala kung san nyo man magpunta. Unless meron isa sa inyong gustong magpaiwan.

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  26. Hi guys! planning a trip to anawangin dis sunday but I'm worried we're just two and there are no other visitors in the island.. May I know somebody na mkakasabay namin ng trip?

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    1. hmmm.. kami din ng best friend ko 2 lang kami you guys wanna join us? this sunday na din overnight lang =)

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    2. hmmm.. kami din ng best friend ko 2 lang kami you guys wanna join us? this sunday na din overnight lang =)

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  27. Hi kirk, ayos tong blog mo!���� sa dami ng nabasa ko about anawangin dito lng ako lalo na enganyo, haha�� mas okay nga tlga cguro na pmunta dun ng DIY kesa package tour, hawak pa namin ang oras⏳,, ill be travelling wd a friend on april 19-21, dalawa lng kami,, sana my mkasabay pra tipid sa boat ride��,,, SALAMAT sa lahat ng info,,, and sa number ni Mr. Boatman ����

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  28. Hi Kirk,

    This is very informative, this blog is bookmarked na for future reading :)
    Im planning kasi to take my siblings to Anawangin and I came across your blog.
    Thank you ^_^


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  29. Nice. Thanks for the info. :)

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  30. Your blog sir is very informative!..we have planning to go there on holly week..its ok b na magsama ng 10 months old n bata...gsto k kc nmen isama yung baby ko..please reply..thank you!

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  31. hi hindi ba kaya pag one day trip lang ang punta anawangin? dating ng early am, then uwi ng sunset?

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  32. Hi Sir Kirk,

    Thanks for the informative blog going to Anawangin.
    Im planning to go to there this April Holy Week... kaya po po ba one day trip to Anawangin lang? Ano po ba mas magandang island? Anawangin or Capones? Kelangan po kasi bumalik agad kasi may work pa. alis kami ng 6:30am from Cubao... tapos swim lang and picture taking... tapos uwi din ng mga bandang hapon around 7am? If hindi kayang umuwi ng 6pm pwede naman po kinaumagahan around 5am. kaya po kaya yun?

    safe naman po ba pag gabi? baka kasi kami lang nandun sa island pa gabi... :/ hehehe.. gusto ko po makapunta doon sa pine trees and white ashes na nasa pictures niyo... malapit lang po ba yun sa beach?

    Thank you very much po. Your response is much appreciated.

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  33. Yup. Kaya naman ng one day. Island hopping lang ang peg. :)

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  34. Sir Kirk Acebron, tanong ko lang kung pwde makisabay sa boat kasi magisa lang ako

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    1. Hello Sir Kerby, try to contact na lang po si kuya JR Agasa (yung mismong boatman), 09173809104. Sya po yung right person to ask about it. Salamat!

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  35. Rates are posted above. For parking lot concern, pls contact the boatman. Every details you need are posted above. Kindly read. Thanks for dropping by!

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  36. hi good day sir kirk acebron,, thanks for this informative blog,, Sir ask ko lang po kasi wala po sa plan namin to, to go to anawangin cove today, lahat po ba ng info about sa prices dito is same pa rin po ba ngaun??

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    1. Actually po e kakapalit lang nila last week, d ko pa lang na uupdate.Sir magandang gabi po. Paupdate po ng rates. Pag nagsasa overnight sa anawangin at capones island (3D2N) is 600per head po. At pag nagsasa-anawangin- capones island tour for 2D1N is 500per head po. Thanks!

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  37. sir what kind of cooking utensils kaya yung mapapahiram nila samin? good for cooking rice and pangihaw kaya yung meron sila?? thanks :)

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  38. Sir guide pabalik ng manila :) may nababasa kasi akong blog na mahirap daw sumakay kac punuan daw ang peg

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  39. sir confirm ko lang if pwede ang alcholic drinks clarify ko lang hehe

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    1. yes sir, be responsible drinker lang po. Enjoy!

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  40. Hi Kirk, is it safe po ba kung may kasamang 5 year old kid?
    Thanks...

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  41. Hi Kirk, Thank you for this.
    We are planning to bring our 5 year old kid at Nagsasa Cove. Safe po kaya para sa bata

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  42. Hi Guys! Just a quick reminder if your planning to go to Anawangin for overnight stay. You should brought your own tent or sleeping bag, portable stove (for cooking - we actually brought "kalan" when we visited there in 2010), utensils and food of course. Or if you are more adventurous, you can just rent a tent from your contact in Pundaquit and buy foods in San Antonio market. Budget would be 1.5k to 2k per pax.

    By the way, to those who are interested, we are having a treck to Anawangin (via Mt. Pundaquit) this coming Saturday - April 26. If you are interested to join, please contact me (AJ) at 09062428918.

    Kirk, I read some of your blog specially the Mt. Cristobal traverse. Hopefully we can join your team in some of your adventures. Thanks.

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  43. sir tanong ko lang po kung saan pwede mag hire ng guide para mag trek papuntang anawangin ?

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  44. Hello, is this updated? THANK YOU :)

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  45. Hi! My husband and I are planning to go there this Saturday. By any chance, is the current strong about this time of the year?

    Also, you mentioned that the CR is communal. How many are there in the resort? Is it a separate toilet and bath? Just extremely curious. =)

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  46. Hi! My husband and I are planning to go there this Saturday. Would you know if the current is strong at this time of the year?

    Also, you mentioned that the CR is communal. May I know how many there are? Is it a separate toilet and bath? I'm not looking for the resort-type but I would just like to be sure that it's decent enough to use. =)

    Thank you!

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  47. Hi! My husband and I are planning to go to Anawagin Cove this Saturday. By any chance, is the current strong at this time of the year? The thought of traveling the open sea via a small boat with matching strong current terrifies me.

    Also, you mentioned that the CR is communal. May I know how many they are along the Cove? Is it a separate toilet and bath? I am not looking for a resort-type of structure, just something decent enough to use. (Pardon the question as I am speaking from a terrible experience at a resort in Pagudpud.)

    Thank you for sharing the info! =)

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  48. Hi, goodevening! Ask ko lang, pagka pauwi, may mga bus kaya na pa-Manila ng gabi or midnight? Siguro mga 10pm-12am?? Or kung wala, morning siguro mga 5 or 6am na pa-manila meron na kayang dumadaan? :) And how much yung binayaran for snorkeling? :)) Thank youuu!! :)

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  49. Sir,

    Ask ko lang kung meron ba mahihiraman ng cookware at lamp sa Anawangin and how much?

    Thanks!

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  50. Hi,

    Sir ask ko lang kung meron mahihiraman ng cookware at lamp sa Anawangin and how much?

    Thanks!

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  51. Hi Kirk, can you help me on this one?

    I am planning to go to Anawangin this May 17 straight from Singapore and my arrival time in Manila is 2pm and I am going to take the Victory Liner's scheduled trip at 5:30pm in cubao. So as expected I will be arriving in San Antonio Public Market at around 9:30pm or most probably 10pm. Do you think I can still rent a boat and camp out in Anawangin cove?

    I can't contact Mr. Jr as I am currently not using a roaming sim. Please help me plan my trip.

    Thank you very much. Hoping to have your reply on this. You've helped many people plan their trip.

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  52. Hi Kirk, good day, is it safe to bring along my 5 year old kid, any idea or advise? Thanks.

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    1. I think it's safe, but think about the comfort of your 5y/o kid. You'll just stay in a tent, there's no electricity, and it is summer too - extremely hot. If you think you're ok to see your kid in situation like that, then I dont see any problem with that.
      and oh you must bring potable water too!

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  53. Hi! Same boat rates po ba for Nagsasa? So pag 7 po kami how much po kaya?

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    1. Hello, see above modified tour package dated April 9, 2014. per head po yung bayad.

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  54. im planning po to travel alone. is there any chance na makisabay na lang po sa boat?

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  55. Galing.. npka usefull ng blog na to.

    salamat sir Kirk.

    plan kc nmin pumunta d2 sa june 14-17 e. salamat sa infos!

    more power!

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  56. Great Blog! Thanks for the info sir, were planning to go on sat and sunday this weekend. :)

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  57. I have the same concern with kim anne... Can we still rent a boat at around 10pm - 11pm and camp out in anawangin cove? We're planning to go there thursday evening..

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  58. Hi Sir! Okay po ba magpunta sa Anawangin ng between July 16 - 20? 2 persons lang po kami, gusto ko po malaman kung magkano ang budget roundtrip from Manila-Anawangin.. plano namin 3 days 2 nights.

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    1. Hi there Jhunrey Cariño! I know this is way late but we hope this will be useful for future readers.

      We have reservations almost every week for the year round which is less during off peak ( end of June to September). In case of weather concerns, we do advise guests at least 3 days before their actual day of which we'll move their getaway due to strong waves etc. Or, if we find it feasible, we'll advise them of an option of hiking from Pundakit to Anawangin Cove.

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  59. this is a great blog. I am planning to go on a trip to anawangin beach for 2-3 nights this october 20-23 and i'm alone. Is it safe for a woman like me? I'm afraid na wla akong makakasama sa buong beach since it is still rainy season.

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    1. Hi Ms Mhel!

      Each landlord here at anawangin have our own watchers and or care takers. We suggest though having a companion so that both will share the beauty of our place.

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    2. Hi Mhel, I am a 40 yr man, even i also liked to go and I am also alone, but i am planning for March next year, if u can postpone your trip to March next year than i would be happy to be with u as your travel companion, please let me know what u think :)

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  60. Great blog sir kirk...ask ko lang kung gaano karami ang tao sa island during december. I'm planning to go on trip by december 14 to 16. Please advise....

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  61. Hi how much n kya fare from manila o Iba zambales?? ng Victory Liner Caloocan terminal. thanks

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    1. Hi there! Currently it's Php252.00 but it may increase any time but not more than Php300.00.

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  62. Thank you for visiting our place Sir Kirk. I’m sure you had a great experience here.

    Thank you as well for sharing your post. Looking forward having you guys back. Have a great day!

    Now Reading your other posts.

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  63. Hi there! me and my friends are planning to go anawangin ds coming nov. 21-22..ask ko lang kung ilang tao ang capacity ng boat? at kung nag ooffer ba ng discount si mr. boatman pag more than 8 kame? Possible kaya? Please advice. Salamat. Godbless

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  64. hi... i was just wondering if anyone here has an idea how much would it cost one person to survive in the cove ideally for 3D2N? thank you... :)

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  65. hi, i was just wondering if anyone here has an idea how much would it cost one person to survive in the cove for 3D2N? thank you.. :)

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  66. My friends and I went in Anawangin and Nagsasa Coves on December 10-12, 2014 few hours before typhoon Ruby left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). The weather is good when we arrived in Pundaquit, Zambales where we met Kuya JR and his wife.

    We are six in the group. We first stayed overnight in Nagsasa Cove (December 10) then left the next day at 9am for Anawangin Cove (December 11), which we stayed overnight as well. We left Anawangin on December 12 at around 8am. We intend to visit Capones Island and Camara Island but because all of our smartphones are battery drained, we decided to go back directly to Pundaquit.

    Water source is not a problem in Nagsasa and Anawangin Coves. In Nagsasa Cove, there is a 24/7 water source coming from the mountains. According to people living there, they use this as their drinking water. In Anawangin Cove, they have large containers (drums) for water coming from a poso (water pump for underground water) ran by gasoline powered water pump. The water tastes a bit salty (about 1 from the scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the saltiest).

    Breakdown of Expenses:
    - bus fare (from victory pasay terminal): P280 for regular / P220 for student-senior
    - tricycle fare from san antonio town proper: P30/head
    - boat rental: P600/head (inclusive of Nagsasa Cove - Anawangin Cove - Capones Island - Camara Island trips)
    - Anawangin Cove entrance: P100/head
    - Anawangin Cove cottage: P100
    - Nagsasa Cove entrance: P100/head
    - Nagsasa Cove cottage: P300 (optional), we were not charge for using the table only.
    - tricycle fare back to san antonio town proper: P30/head
    - bus fare back to cubao: P235/head for student-senior fare
    - foods: 3 kilos of rice (P60/kilo in Nagsasa Cove), 1 gallon of water (P50 from Kuya JR, we needed to buy 1 more gallon in Anawangin Cove, which costs P150), 2 kilos of chicken (P160/kilo), 1 kilo of tilapia (P120/kilo), 1 kilo of pork - buto buto (P170 per kilo), 10 plastic of charcoal (P10/plastic, we only used 6 plastics of charcoal), condiments (P130), 1 kilo hotdogs.

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    - you can purchase your foods in wet/dry market located at the back of san antonio municipal building
    - get enough drinking water (2 to 3 gallons, buy from Kuya JR)
    - bring mosquito repellant lotion or pajamas, socks, sweat shirt made from light material
    - in Anawangin Cove, you don't need to purchase woods for your Bonfire needs. You can get wood scraps from the mountain sides near the shore.
    - we lost a bottle of cooking oil in Nagsasa Cove so better secure your belongings. we also lost 3 pieces of chicken legs from stray dogs while grilling it-- lolz! :)
    - bring extra batteries for your cameras / smartphones, better bring solar chargers or fully charged power banks.
    - you can borrow cookwares and styrofoam chiller from Kuya JR but you need to inform him ahead of time, may not be possible during peak season

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    1. Indeed Kirk! I had a little chat with Kuya JR on our way back to San Antonio town proper. He told me that he is grateful to you for putting this blog. He said, most of his guests learned about him through this. Binida ko talaga sa kanya yung blog mo, sabi ko, nasa top search results sya sa Google.. :)

      Syempre malaki ding pasasalamat ko sa'yo. Supah thank you! :D

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    2. Hi Elpi, bet you enjoyed your Anawangin trip. Thanks for sharing your experince and dropping by to this blog. See you on the road. Cheers to more awesome adventure!

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  67. Hello po. Ask ko lang kung advisable na magpunta sa anawangin kahit dalawa lang kayo? Im just worried with our belongings pag nagpunta na kami sa dagat. We had this experience kasi sa burot na iniwan lang namin sa tent ung mga gamit namin and okay padin naman.wala naman nawala. Ganun din kaya sa anawangin?

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  68. Hello po.tatanong ko lang po sana kung advisable ba na pumunta na dalawa lang kayo? Nagaalala po kasi kami sa mga dadalhin naming gamit. Naexperience po kasi namin sa burot beach sa calatagan batangas na kahit iwan namin ung gamit namin sa tent, okay lang. and kahit papano visible siya kahit na maglangoy kami sa beach.sa anawangin po kaya pwede din iwan? Thank you for the response!

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  69. Hi Mikhail, in terms of safety of your belongings, you can as the care takers of the resorts na pabantayan yung gamit nyo, just bring sling bag na pwede nyong malagay valuables nyo like gadgets and wallet, para kung san man kayo pumunta e daladala nyo. But please give extra caution na din lalo n if peak season. Best advice is bring your valuables with you kung san man kayo pupunta sa island. Thanks!

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  70. Ahh. isee.thank you.we are planning to go this mid feb 2015. I guess di naman peak season since di pa summer and di pa holida season. Thanks for the advice sir :)

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  71. Sayang.mukhang di pala kami makakapaglangoy since kailangan namin dalhin ung gadgets.hehe.anyway,thanks po for the advice, this mid-feb 2015 kami pupunta.hopefully di ganun kadami tao since di holiday season and di padin summer :)

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  72. ahmmm.safe po ba kung puro kami teenagers na babae? range 18-19 yrs.old

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  73. Sir ask ko lang may dala kasi kame sariling service san kame pwedeng mag park at kuha guide for trekking on mt.pundaquit to anawangin cove 2D1N at boatman..??magkanu damage nun? TIA!!

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  74. Hi sir! this is Benj, plano namin this coming saturday feb. 7 na pumunta sa anawangin kasama ko girlfriend ko.. May i know if the rate of boat rental is still the same as you post on your blog, back and forth na po ba yun? and also may know how much yung pwede namin magastos for 2 days and 1 night? anu pwede mo i advise since this is our first time? thanks

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  75. Hi Sir! this is benj.. We're planing to go to anawangin this coming saturday feb. 7, dalawa kami ng Girlfriend ko.. how much po ung rental ng boat as of now and balikan na po ba yun? mag stay po kami 2days and i night only.. ano pong pwede nyo advise since its our first time puntahan to.. thank you..

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    1. Per pax po kasi ang payment, if dalawa lang kayo im not sure if same rate pa gagamitin. Pls see the above rates posted. Thanks!

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    2. Hi, I just wanna know if may fresh water ba sa island? Is there a shower area and toilet? :) THANK YOU!

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    3. As posted above, yes, there's a shower area and toilet. Water is not potable.

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  76. Hi Sir, Good day po. I have a question po regarding sa bus pabalik ng manila? Mat derechong manila na bus? or yung Sta Cruz-Olongapo tapos Olangapo-Manila po ang sinakyan niyo? May idea po ba kayo sa time kung hangang anong oras lang po may bus sa Market? Thanks po in advance! (:

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  77. Hi sir kirk acebron, what if we are to bring our own car? Where is the safest parking are. Another thing, are there any boatman on standby along the port whom we can arrange with on the day of the trip itself. Without any prior notice?
    Thanks

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  78. Hi sir kirk acebron, what if we are to bring our own car? Where is the safest parking are. Another thing, are there any boatman on standby along the port whom we can arrange with on the day of the trip itself. Without any prior notice?
    Thanks

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  79. Hi sir kirk acebron, what if we are to bring our own car? Where is the safest parking are. Another thing, are there any boatman on standby along the port whom we can arrange with on the day of the trip itself. Without any prior notice?
    Thanks

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  80. Hi sir! Please post the updated price list for your tour package until June 2015. We're planning to bot their this first week of june... Thanks..

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  81. Gud day sir,Ask ko lng po kung ung tour package po ba n nkalagay ngyon e pwede pa pagbasihan till Junbe. 1st week ng june nmin balak pumunta..

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  82. Same rates pa po ba as of March 20, 2015?

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    1. Yes, same rate po. :)
      will update this post if there's changes.

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  83. Ok po ba ang current by the end of may?balak kasi namin mag tour sa may 29-31?

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  84. Hi kirk! Gaano kadami ang tao say we plan to visit this coming first week of april? anyway, thank you for this info! i am looking forward to seeing the beauty of anawangin! hoping for your reply. salamat.

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  85. Hi sir Kirk, safe po ba pumunta jan for overnight stay foreigner po kc husband ko just want him to experience it

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  86. Good day Kirk! We plan to have a 2D 1N stay at Nagsasa Cove with our kids 3 and half years old and 10 years old. I am just worried because of the boat ride. Is it safe to bring our kids this coming April 18 to 19. Me portion po ba sa tour na malakas ang alon?

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  87. Nessa..
    Finally nakahanap din ng updated na blog..
    sir. Ask ko lang.. since 5 kami na pupunta ng zambales.. naguguluhan kasI ako.. I want to go In three islands.. capones camara and anawagin.. obernight sa anawagin.. magkano kaya expenses namin papunta pabalik?

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    1. Hello Vanessa, boat rates and expenses are posted above. You can use it as your guide in estimating your budget. Thanks! :D

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  88. Magkano kaya total expenses if ever? 2days 1night thanks..

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  89. Sir, ok po ba magpunta dun by July? Magkano po kaya if 2 pax lang kami?
    Thanks!

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  90. nice blog sir

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  91. Hi po. Papunta po kame ng Anawagin mamaya. Mga 1pm po kame alis dito sa San Fernando Pampanga, siguro mga 6pm na kame makakarating. Meron pa po kaming masasakyan na boat going to Anawangin? at may nagpaparent pa po nun ng mga tent?

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    1. Depende po sa boatman. Pls contact Kuya JR: 09173809104

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    2. Hi sir kirk. Tanong ko lang po kung possible kami makahiram ng cookware kung end ng May kami pupunta? TIA :)

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  92. Hi! Sir kirk possible po ba kami makahiram ng cookware if end of May ang punta namin? TIA

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  93. Question po, what if we're gonna travel with a car going to zambales, is there a safe place to leave the car?

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  94. Yes, safe! Parking lot is available! :D

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  95. Hi! Ask ko lng po kung advisable ba magprenup jan? And kung sakali mgdadala ng car, san po kaya ok magpark? Thanks!

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  96. Hello! Me and my friends are planning to go there sometime in July. Is it advisable po ba? Saka ano po yung sinasabi na cottage jan? Iba pa yun sa tent po? Or may cottage talaga na pwede pastay-an to sleep? Thanks. We are really apprehensive with this trip as we are not used to camping etc. Good thing I found this blog. Sana maguide nyo kami through my inquiries. TY!

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  97. hello, please reply after reading my message:)

    To: Kuya

    We're planning din to go there some time September. Confirm ko lng yung exact amount na babayaran which INCLUDES everything na (travel, food, etc) at kong san kami magpareserve???

    thanks

    From: Clifford

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    1. Please contact kuya JR Agasa (boatman) for your question: 0917-380-9104

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  98. This is my very first time that I am visiting here and I’m truly pleasurable to see everything at one place.Tents Outdoors

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  99. Hi!!! Ask ko lang po, magkano kaya ang aabutin per person kapag 4 kami or 5? All in price po.. thanks

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  100. Hi Kirk,

    Thank you for promoting our place and for giving all information na makakatulong sa would be visitors of San Antonio, Zambales. God Bless you! @arirangbeachresort

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  101. Wala po ba signal dun khit ano network?

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  102. I really enjoyed reading on this article. I hope that other readers will also experience how I feel after reading your article. Thank you so much.

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  103. Hello guys..
    Libre ang magtanong..wanna know more about cheap and negotiable Island hopping rates from Pundaquit to:

    1. Camara Island
    2. Capones Island
    3. Anawangin Cove
    3. Nagsasa Cove

    I-pm kami sa 0929 561 290 (Nanay Lilia)
    Did you want stress-free travel?
    We can arrange your stuff like ice, cooler, distilled water, tent, cooking utensils, etc. Let us know your concerns, and we are here!

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  104. PACKAGE PROMOS
    Anawangin-Capones package
    4-8 pax =550/head
    9-above = 500/head
    Nagsasa package
    4-8 pax = 650/head
    9-above = 600/head
    Nagsasa-Anawangin-capones package
    4-8 pax = 750/head
    9-above = 700/head
    Silanguin packages
    750/head
    Inclusions
    -Boat
    -Entrance
    -Tent
    -water
    -Ice
    -bonfire
    -cooler
    -Cooking utensils
    Contact us @ 09172022692/09995959623 and look for Dinzel

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    1. Hi! is this promo good for how many days and nights? and also papunta and pauwi na po ba ung boat na naasa inclusions nyo? will wait for your reply Thank you =)

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  105. HOLY WEEK PROMO
    Anawangin (no hopping)Package
    450/head minimum of 10pax
    Talisayen (no Hopping) package
    500/head - Minimum of 10pax
    Nagsasa (no hopping) package
    650/head - minimum of 10pax
    Silanguin (no hopping) package
    750/head - minimum of 10 pax
    Note: 1) just add 50/head for every cove/island that you wish to stop by.
    2) If you are lesser than 10pax, rates might slightly differ from usual.
    Packages Inclusions:
    -Boat
    -Entrance fee
    -Tent
    -Ice
    -Cooler
    -Water
    -Bonfire
    For reservation and inquires, CALL or TEXT as at 09172022692/09995959623 and look for DINZEL

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  106. Nice post....maybe all these things are enough for a camping trip on beach, have gossip and taste some wine....Enjoy !!!!

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