0 Escape to Anawangin Cove (Zambales, The Philippines) Part 1

I really like the outdoors. And spending a couple of days away from the busy city is one way for me to recharge my batteries. If your idea of spending a weekend is to relax by the beach and sing around the campfire like me, then I bet you'll love Anawangin.

Last week, myself, my hubby and a couple of friends just decided to pack our bags and experience what Anawangin Cove has to offer.

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There are several ways to get to Anawangin, one by car and the other by bus. There are several bus stations that caters to travelers, one of which is Victory Liner. Zambales is only 3 hours away from Manila, but Pundaquit beach (where you'll hire the boat to take you to Anawangin Cove) is about a couple of hours from Olongapo.

My hubby drove us to Subic via the North Luzon Expressway and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway. We had our breakfast in Subic then drove us to Pundaquit passing the towns of Castillejos, San Marcelino and  San Antonio.

We have made arrangements the week before and we got a fairly good deal. For ten (10) persons or more, the package is only Php 500.00 per person! And that includes the tents (good for 3 persons), firewood, stove, lamps and cooler. All you have to do is bring blankets, food and lots of drinking water for an overnight stay.

The boat ride from the Pundaquit beach to Anawangin Cove is around 20 to 30 minutes, depending on water conditions. Always wear your life vest while you are at sea and remember to put on your sunblock (I used Beach Hut) before going on board the pump boat.

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