After about 3-hours of travel from Manila, we reached the Pundaquit town of Zambales. The sound of smashing waves along the shoreline is Pundaquit's way of welcoming its guests.
Anawangin Cove can be reached via a 30-minute boat ride from the Pundaquit proper or a traverse hike through its mountains and cliffs.
The crescent shaped Anawangin Cove covered with pine trees has off-white lahar sand brought by the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in the 90’s. Behind the trees is a stream flowing to the sea giving visitors another place to enjoy.
The absence of resorts or other developments has preserved the natural beauty of Anawangin that became a favorite relaxing destination for anyone who wants to escape the hustles of the city. One can go for a day tour or camp for the night. Anyone may bring along a camping equipment or have it arranged with the guide. Take caution in observing safety, in preserving nature and in respecting the camper next to you.
On the next day, before we headed back to the town proper, we visited the Capones Lighthouse of Capones Grade Island. Like the other lighthouses in the country, the beacon serves as a guide to international vessels that’s approaching the Philippine coastline. Remembering our history by the sight of this old landmark is a perfect way to end this trip....
Travel Date: January 2011