Anawangin Cove: Itinerary and Travel Tips

Anawangin Cove is one popular tourist destination for beach outings located in San Antonio, Zambales in Central Luzon. Its isolation is such a hidden paradise, as it can be reached only with a 45 minute boat ride from Brgy. Pundaquit, San Antonio.

Anawangin Cove is known for its soft white sand from volcanic ash spewed by Mt. Pinatubo in 1991, It is framed by mountain rocks and pine trees. Its crescent-shaped shore makes for calm waters for family beach activities. Source: Anawangin Cove, DENR

Anawangin Cove: Itinerary and Travel Tips

But before planning your camping trip to Anawangin Cove, you to consider some things.

1. There is no phone signal. Anawangin Cove is literally a place to get away from the crowded and busy streets of the city. When in Anawangin Cove, you'll get to enjoy soaking under the sun and forget social media for a while. Ready yourself because if you really like updating your IG Stories in real time, you will not be able to do it here.

2. Remind yourself that Anawangin Cove is not a luxurious place to stay. Remember it is a campsite. There is no hotel, no bath tubs, no clean bathroom and no comfortable bed. Just a tip: You could save  300 php by bringing your own tent.

Anawangin Cove: Itinerary and Travel Tips

3. Don't forget your mosquito repellent. There are mosquitoes at night better be safe than sorry. You don't want to get sick when you are camping.

4. Bring your food and water. Since Anawangin Cove is isolated from urban area, the price here is  being doubled and there are only limited stocks in stores by the beach. Plus, you will save mother earth from plastics.

5. Keep in mind of your trash. Anawangin Cove is a gem of Zambales, and we don't want to ruin this gem.


Day 1

5:00 AM                 -     Departure from Manila to San Antonio, Zambales
10:00 AM               -    Arrival in Pundaquit, San Antonio
10:00 - 11:00 AM   -    Pundaquit or San Miguel to Anawangin
11:00 -12:00 NN    -    Pitch tent, take a rest
12:00 - 1:00 PM     -    Lunch
1:00 - 5:00 PM       -    Photo op, swim, drink and have fun
5:00 - 6:00 PM       -    Wait for the sunset
6:00 - 7:00 PM       -    Shower
7:00 - 8:00 PM       -    Dinner
8:00 PM onwards   -    Bonfire and party!

Anawangin Cove: Itinerary and Travel Tips

Day 2

7:00 AM                 -     Wake-up
7:30 AM                 -     Breakfast
8:00 AM                 -     Climb hill
10:00 -11:00 AM    -     Swim
11:00 AM                -    Shower, get ready
12:00 NN                -    Boat ride to Capones Island
12:30 PM                -    Arrival at Capones Island
12:30 - 1:30  PM    -    Enjoy Capones Island
1:30 - 2:00 PM        -    Boat ride to Pundaquit
2:30 PM                   -    Travel back to Manila