OverviewWith its volcanic white sand, pristine waters, and pine trees, Anawangin Cove is a striking beach destination for outdoor-lovers. Because of its seclusion, it is most easily accessed via motorboat. But if you’re feeling adventurous, the nearby Mt. Pundaquit offers a great opportunity for you to climb a mountain and hit the beach, all in one go.
The Pundaquit traverse to Anawangin starts off at one of Zambales’ many lahar fields, then proceeds across a few streams and riverbeds. The ascent up the grassy slopes of the mountain offers little shade, but affords good views of the mountains and surrounding countryside. Cresting the summit (464 meters above sea level) reveals a fantastic view of the West Philippine Sea and Anawangin Cove with its inviting white sands. After a two-hour descent, the cove’s cool waters feel like a prize at the end of a journey. And really, what could be more rewarding than relaxing on a white sand beach and taking a dip after a long, tiring trek?
After getting your strength back, you can go on to do some sight-seeing in nearby Capones Island, pitch a tent and spend the night on the cove, or call it a day and head back to the jump-off point via motorboat.
Did you know?
The name Anawangin is derived from the wild nuang (Ilocano for carabao) that graze freely on Mt. Pundaquit’s slopes.
- Roundtrip private vehicle: Manila-Mt. Pundaquit, Zambales- Manila
- Boat ride: Nagsasa - Brgy. Pundaquit
- Registration fees, beach entrance fees and other applicabel entrance fees
- Services of our Adventure Guides
- Local guide fees
- Trail Adventours bag tag
- Porter fees (if needed by the participant)
- Tips and donations
12:01 AM Meet up and Registration at McDonald's El Pueblo, Ortigas.
12:30 AM Depart for Mt. Pundaquit, Zambales.
04:30 AM Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) Mt. Pundaquit jump off point.
04:45 AM Final preparation. Orientation.
05:00 AM Start trek. Open and exposed trail.
06:45 AM Start of ascent.
08:30 AM ETA Summit. Rest, relax and enjoy.
09:30 AM Start descent.
01:00 PM ETA Anawangin Cove. Swim and easy.
02:00 PM Depart for Capones Island.
03:00 PM ETA Capones Island. Head to light house.
04:00 PM Depart back to Brgy. Pundaquit.
04:45 PM ETA Brgy. Pundaquit. Wash up.
05:30 PM Depart for Manila.
09:30 PM ETA Manila.
|Trail Steepness||Mix of mild and steep|
|Trail Exposure||Very exposed|
|Transportation||Private vehicle and boat|
|Restroom/Toilet||Present at the jump-off point|
|Temperature||Usually hot and humid|
|Special Equipment/Gear||Swimming attire|
|Insects||Some bugs and mosquitoes|
|Wash Area at he jump-off||Present|
A good pair of hiking shoes
Things for rain and sun protection (e.g.Sunblock, shades, cap, raincoat)
Water and other rehydration fluids (we recommend a minimum of 3 liters/person)
Snack/ Trail Food
Toiletries (e.g tissue, towel)
Extra plastic or dry bags for your dirty clothes
Deposit slip and your remaining balance