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Seaside resorts in Anawangin, Nagsasa and Silanguin Cove (2023) – Journey Up

Pals who have been lucky to have traveled to Anawangin Cove and close by spots like Nagsasa Cove, Silanguin Cove, and Capones years in the past typically speak about how the world was as soon as a pure and uncooked space for tenting and getting away from all of it.

This space in a secluded a part of Zambales dealing with the West Philippine Sea separated by mountain ranges from the mainland used to supply secluded spots for again to fundamentals tenting the place mountaineers would head after trekking by way of by land. 

These days, Anawangin is called a well-liked weekend getaway for leisure vacationers who often simply take a 30-minute boat trip from Barangay Pundaquit or San Miguel to succeed in the extra secluded coves. Joiner excursions make the world extra accessible for barkadas who wish to avail of van transport and pre-arranged boat transfers coming from Manila to unwind for the weekend.

When you can nonetheless get pleasure from easy tenting in some areas, there are different lodging choices now suited to {couples}, households, and leisure vacationers preferring serenity and creature comforts in comparison with the same old get together environment in different resorts.

Silanguin Cove

As a part of the Lakbay Norte Media Tour in Subic and Zambales organized by NLEX in partnership with native tourism workplaces, we had the chance to remain within the newly opened Emon Pulo Seaside Resort in Silanguin Cove for two nights. This upscale seashore resort, which was launched in the course of the pandemic, served as our soar off for a half day island-hopping journey to close by coves. 

Picture from Emon Pulo Seaside Resort

Emon Pulo Seaside Resort is a contemporary but homey Filipino-style tropical seashore resort. The seashore resort’s panorama and lodging, which incorporates VIP poolside rooms and a singular glass treehouse with a view of the bay, exude consolation, security and sophistication.

The resort has an in-house restaurant, varied facilities and enjoyable actions (together with mountain bikes) that friends are free to make use of, ATVs, jet skis, and extra. It even has its personal helipad for friends to get right here on a fast 2-hour trip from Manila.

We loved a really snug keep right here, due to the hospitality of the resort house owners and employees. The rooms have been very clear, fashionable, and new, with all the pieces you’d count on from a typical resort. In line with employees on obligation, we have been one of many first friends who stayed in among the resort rooms. As of our go to, building continues to be ongoing in some areas and on the resort’s second flooring.

Whereas the resort had satellite tv for pc WiFi, the place will make you simply wish to unplug. Like many coves within the space, there’s no cell sign on Globe or Sensible, so for essentially the most half, you possibly can put your telephones away and revel in high quality time open air with a view of the mountain and sea.

Our group appreciated gaining access to the resort’s speedboat getting right here from the Subic Bay Yacht Membership and going again by way of Pundaquit, and through our morning of island-hopping, because it made journey time a lot quicker. 

  • Emon Pulo Seaside Resort, Silanguin Islanc Cove, San Antonio, Zambales.
  • Charges: All of the rooms at Emon Pulo Seaside Resort value P15,000 an evening, with various room capacities from 2 pax (VIP Pool rooms) to 10-12 pax in a room for the native kubos with 2 adjoining rooms.
  • E-book instantly by way of https://emonpulo.com, or contact +63 998 558 3333 or electronic mail information@emonpulo.com.
  • Fb: Emon Pulo Seaside Resort
  • Instagram: Emon Pulo

Nagsasa Cove 

From Silanguin Cove, our first cease was Marahuyo Resort and Campsite in Nagsasa Cove, a laidback seashore space with grey sand perfect for tenting and glamping.

Just like the extra fashionable Anawangin, the world has agoho bushes, which presents a scenic backdrop for tenting in addition to good shade from the summer time warmth. 

The resort has native kubo rooms, beachfront rooms, a hill high property and a pool. Like the opposite close by coastal areas, there’s no cellular sign right here as a result of excessive mountains. The resort does have solar-powered electrical energy and presents satellite tv for pc web for P100/hour or P350/day.

You may climb a small hill the place steps lead as much as a viewing deck presents a great view of the cove and mountains. These excited by staying in a single day or visiting, can guide by way of their Fb web page.

  • Marahuyo Resort & Campsite, Nagsasa Bay, Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambales, San Antonio, Philippines
  • Charges: Tent pitching begins at P350/head per night time, whereas open cottages value P1,000/night time. The airconditioned kubos vary from P6,500 to P9,500 per night time. E-book rooms by way of their FB web page.
  • Fb: Marahuyo Cove

Anawangin Cove

We have been supposed to go to the 2 smaller islands first earlier than our lunch cease however a sudden rainshower compelled our boat to dock at Anawangin Cove. A few of us simply spent the time swimming and chilling below the rain earlier than the solar got here out in full power once more. 

Anawangin Cove was once a easy and quiet coastal space with agoho pine bushes, the place vacationers simply camped out. Nonetheless, the world has quickly developed over time with seashore resorts. We stopped at Anawangin Cove: Destinare Seaside Resort & Campsite, which is split into 5 stations.

Whereas there are nonetheless spots right here the place you possibly can camp, as of Could 2023, the world additionally has easy glamping tents, nipa hut sort cottages with electrical followers, and concrete rooms with air-conditioners, which in line with resort house owners have been requests from friends.

There are additionally public restrooms and an in-house restaurant, although friends can nonetheless deliver their very own provides for cooking. The seashore resort is pet-friendly.

The resort has additionally introduced in a number of completely different actions to maintain friends entertained together with the same old water actions, hearth dancing, and bonfires.

There’s now a swimming pool fed by mountain spring waters for teenagers to get pleasure from if the waves on the seashore are too sturdy, an space referred to as “Takshapoo” (based mostly on a Kapampangan curse time period) the place friends throw glass bottles in opposition to a wall to launch their unfavorable feelings, a paintball space, and even a mini-enchanted forest full with lights and backyard ornaments within the works for the requisite photograph ops.

You may get the perfect view of the world from Wishing Mountain. Guests can climb 300 steps as much as get an incredible view of the coast.

Group photograph from Hungry Byaheros
  • Destinare Seaside Resort & Campsite, Brgy. Pundaquit, Anawangin Cove San Antonio Zambales. Philippines
  • Charges: Entrance charges are inexpensive, starting from P130 for day excursions and P200-250 for in a single day stays (weekday/weekend), whereas tent pitching ranges from P350 to 500 an evening. The huts and rooms vary from P1,500 to P15,000. E-book rooms instantly right here.
  • Fb Web page: Destinare Seaside Resort and Campsite
  • IG: @Destinarebeach.ph

Capones Island

Capones Island is a small island roughly off the coast of Zambales characterised by big rock formations and steep cliffs surrounded by white sand and coral seashores.

The Capones Island Lighthouse is positioned on the hillside close to the western finish of the island. Because the speedboat couldn’t dock on the island, just a few of us simply jumped off and loved floating within the waters for some time right here and admired the island from afar.

There aren’t any lodging on the small island and vacationers aren’t allowed to camp out right here, however they’ll cease for visits throughout island-hopping journeys.

Camara Island 

On the best way again to our resort, we additionally cruised by Camara Island, one other small island continuously visited throughout island-hopping journeys. Camara is just some minutes boat trip from mainland and it has areas with white sand though majority of the world is rocky.

This small island has a sandbar in between two landforms, so it’s fashionable for photograph ops. Nonetheless, vacationers aren’t allowed to camp right here.


Pundaquit seashore in San Miguel, San Antonio within the mainland of Zambales is often the jump-off level for island-hopping journeys to Anawangin Cove, Nagsasa Cove, Capones Island and Camara Island.

For many who don’t wish to keep in a single day on the islands, there are much more lodging choices to select from in Pundaquit. Throughout earlier journeys, I stayed in Casa San Miguel‘s Mattress & Breakfast.

Discover locations to remain in Subic, Zambales, and Pundaquit by way of Agoda right here.

  • Puerto Silanguin Seaside Tenting Resort Pundaquit
  • Pundaquit Lixury Resort, Subic (Zambales)
  • Dennis Manggahan Resort Pundaquit
  • La Famille Guesthouse Mountain view
  • Youhan Seaside Resort
  • Lalyn’s Dwelling in San Antonio, Zabales
  • Hidaway Hostel
  • RedDoor Hostel @Megans Pardisio Seaside Resort
  • Villa Janells Residences & Seaside Resort
  • Casa BB-Room Rental
  • Arirang Seaside Resort
  • Monty’s Riverside View Resort by Cocotel

Tips on how to get there

  • To get to Pundaquit from Manila, trip a bus like like Victory Liner certain to Iba or Sta. Cruz, Zambales by way of Olongapo and ask to be dropped off at San Antonio. Fare begins at P270, journey time is round 3 to 4 hours by way of NLEX.
  • In San Antonio, switch to a tricycle to Barangay San Miguel or Pundaquit, customary fee is P30 per particular person.
  • Constitution a ship at Barangay San Miguel or Pundaquit going to Anawangin or different islands. The speed begins at P1,000 for Anawangin – Capones spherical journey good for optimum of 4 individuals. Journey time from Pundaquit to Anawangin is roughly 45 minutes.
  • Alternatively, you possibly can avail of package deal excursions for the completely different islands. 

NOTE: This journey was made doable by NLEX Lakbay Norte, a media familiarization tour in Northern Luzon that goals to advertise protected and enjoyable journey by highlighting locations within the North.

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