|on the way|
|That mountain can be hiked|
Things to do at Nagsasa Cove
Bum around the beach. The great view suggests a walk on the beach to contemplate and be thankful. Joke!
But yeah, there’s nothing much to do but have a conversation with your group or play beach volleyball. Go paddle boarding and island hopping. In the morning hike the mountains and after that visit the river. Surely you’ll appreciate nature because everything is beautiful.
The Capones Island is one of the island that’s included in the island hopping. Getting here can be rough especially the shoreline is full of rocks. I got many bruises just by passing those. Getting to the lighthouse is also an effort. It consists of stairs and light hike. I almost puke on the way!
The lighthouse situated in Capones Island will give you a great 360 degree view of the sea around. The rusted stairs is just a little scary especially if there’s too many people on it. It feels like breaking in seconds.
We also visited anawangin. The sand is slightly whiter and it resembles Nagsasa. It has a wider beach and mountain background which can also be hiked in the morning. There’s also a nearby river.
Albeit the lack of activities bores some people, the beautiful view of nature is enough to entertain me. One cannot see the same view in Manila. And it’s just of the right scenery to fill my hungry eyes. It’s a well-spent weekend for me.
Here’s a sample itinerary for an overnight stay in Nagsasa Cove:
3AM – Leave Manila for Zambales
730AM – Get a boat bound for Nagsasa Cove
8AM – Capones Island – the boatmen usually visit this place first as it’s on the way.
930AM – Go to Anawangin Cove
10AM – Anawangin Cove
11:30AM – Leave for Nagsasa Cove
12PM – Arrival at Nagsasa Cove. Set up camp. Cook lunch. Eat.
1PM-12AM – Your free time and dinner time. Swim or play volleyball.
9AM – Breakfast
10AM – Visit the river
12PM – Departure to Pundaquit
1PM – Arrival at Pundaquit. Depart for Subic
2PM – Lunch at subic
330PM- Leave for Manila
Reminders/Things to bring:
- Food, portable stove/charcoal for grilling
- Sleeping bag
- Guitar 😀 – perfect over bonfire
- Trash bags
- LNT – Leave No Trace!
I cannot plot expenses because as I’ve said, we only availed a voucher online.
If you want a quick nature trip on the weekends, this place is a good option. Though I have to warn you, even in low season, this place can get crowded.
Have a happy trip!