Anawangin Cove is in the province of Zambales, facing the South China Sea. It can be reached via half an hour boat ride from Barangay Pundaquit or San Miguel in San Antonio, Zambales or via a four to six hours trek of Mt. Pundaquit.
We are a group of friends who traveled DIY just to go this place because we’ve heard that this is one of the tourist spots that always visiting by other people because of its view, white sand and the beach.
We grab our ticket in Cubao terminal station bound to Zambales, it was long trip which last more or less 6 hours. We arrived there in the resort already in the evening. If you’re travelling make sure to have your own pillow neck to sleep while in the bus.
How to get there
How to Get to Anawangin
To get to Anawangin from Manila, ride a bus bound to Iba or Sta. Cruz, Zambales via Olongapo. Victory Liner has scheduled trips to these destinations. Tell the driver to drop you off at San Antonio. Fare starts at P270, travel time is around 3 to 4 hours via NLEX.
Upon reaching San Antonio, transfer to a tricycle to Barangay San Miguel or Pundaquit, standard rate is P30 per person, you may opt to add some tip since it is quite far.
As for Boats can be chartered at Barangay San Miguel or Pundaquit going to Anawangin, rate starts at P1,000 for Anawangin – Capones round trip good for maximum of four persons. Travel time from Pundaquit to Anawangin is roughly 45 minutes. But since one of our friend do have a contact person in there to rent a boat, and just give us a ride once we there. It’s also better to have a contact person in Anawangin to avoid hassle looking for boats. When you get there there are kubo that you may rent for a cost or you can just have tent, but since we are around 8 people we decided to rent a kubo, it best for us.
During the day you may take a hike in the overlooking hill on the side of the beach and took pictures in there. For safety measure make sure secured to personal belongings because we are not sure if the place is really safe from thieves.