The Adventure of Marco to Anawangin Cove in the province of Zambales was truly unforgettable and amazing experience in an island what you can call “PARADISE.”
Anawangin is surrounded by mountains of rocks that to be formed by ages of volcanic activities. The Cove is also to be said the landscape formed after the eruption of Mt. Pintubo in 1991. That’s the reason why the long shoreline of the cove is consisted of volcanic ash and sand mixture.
Going to Anawangin will approximately take 6 hours. From Manila, you can drive or take a bus (Victory Liner) to San Antonio, Zambales. Then take a tricycle going to Pundaquit. The cove can be reached via 15- 30 min. boat ride from Barangay Pundaquit or San Miguel in San Antonio Zambales. The banca can be rented ranging from 1500- 3000 pesos. The Camping fee is at Php 100 per person.
The best time to go Anawangin would be around February when the weather is not too hot and humid. The month of April and May is the time where you're having a hard time to find good place for your tent because of too crowded of the area.
This secluded cove has no electricity and mobile signal. But don’t worry! There are small stores in the area that sells water, woods, chips, canned goods and other basic necessities. You can also take a shower and do the calling of nature or what ever you want to do on the toilet available within the area.
There are lots of things to be enjoyed in this paradise. You can make a bonfire while doing a drinking marathon with your friends or love ones (Tagay pa! LOL) . Do the trekking bounded by the two cliffs in the north and south to discover the whole beauty of Anawangin. Fly it on the Frisbee for a fun and exciting play with your group. Try to bring skimboard to practice your moves on the fine sand with smooth wave of the water. And of course, do the swimming till you want on the clean and clear water from the sea.
Anawangin Cove is must- see destination especially to all beach and island lovers out there. It’s really highly recommended! So taralets!