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Anawangin

Written By: Kaloy - Jul• 19•10

There Anawangin 09 154are a few remaining OMG moments left for me… as I have been around the country looking for perfect beaches and places where you can get back to nature and rough it out in the wild outdoors w/o the convenience of a cell signal or the feel of city. I would never have thought I would have one of those moments here in Zambales!

Recently rediscovered after Mt. Pinatubo erupted in 1991, the coastline of Anawangin was not known for it’s white sand and splendid tropical pine forest. Nature lovers discovered this wonderland along with the fresh water river from the mountains running along to the coast just recently. The sand would not have been there if it was not for the ash flow that the volcano let out, and due to the inaccessibility of the place pine wood has grown out of the sand and on to the beach. This blend of events and the lack of any human interference have created some of the most pristine post volcanic paradise in the country. The great part of the deal is that it is just 3 hours away from Manila. If you have a private car you may want to travel to Olongapo, passing by Subic and heading to the sleepy town of San Antonio, from there you just have to find your way through Barangay Pundaquit. But if you plan on going trough the public transportation… get a bus from Cubao heading to Iba Zambales, Victory liners will be able to take you there, just drop off at San Antonio, and take a tricycle ride to Barangay Pundaquit. Pundaquit is your jump of to the Islands of Capones and Tamara. This is also the site were you will rent a boat to go to Anawangin! The boatman’s fare is around P600.00 Back and forth for 3 people.

Thats just P200.00 per person from Barangay Pundaquit. This fee is a round trip fee that will take you to paradise! Anawangin is not an island but it’s still part of the mainland of Luzon. The cove is just isolated by a mountain that does not have road access. You may of course forgo the P200.00 for a 4 hour hike to the top of the mountain, but then again… 20min boat ride compared to 4 hours of hiking… I think I would like to choose the boat ride hands down! hehe :) note: You have to arrange a time for pickup from your boatman as there is NO CELL SIGNAL in this area.

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There is NO electricity in the vicinity that means you have to provide your own tent, food and water to the site. Now days this type of easy camping by the beach is rare! Thus the charm of the place, you have a lot of things to do here. Nature lovers will definitely enjoy the sites of Anawangin cove from the top of the hill during sunset, the dive sites at the edge of the cove, the Savannah located at the back of the campsite, the white sand beach in front, pine trees surrounding the campsite screaming for a hammock to be attached on and a river that reflects the mountains and sky in the distance. Not bad for just P100.00 per person right? Sleeping under the stars to the sounds of birds and the ocean breeze is just something’s money can’t buy.

 

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