Mt. Pundaquit and Anawangin Cove

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With 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.


  • Round trip private vehicle
  • Boat ride
  • Registration fees, DENR fees, and other applicable fees 
  • Processing of permits 
  • Adventure Guide/ Coordinator
  • Local Guide


  • Meals
  • Shower fees
  •  Porter fees (if requested by the participant)
  • Tips and donations
  • Day 1

  • 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
Mobile Signal None
Transportation Private vehicle and boat
Water Source None
Restroom/Toilet Present at the jump-off point
River/Water Crossing Possible
Temperature Usually hot and humid
Meals Not provided
Special Equipment/Gear Swimming attire
Insects Some bugs and mosquitoes
Swimming Allowed
Wash Area at he jump-off Present
  • A change of clothes
  • A good pair of hiking shoes
  • Things for rain and sun protection (e.g. Sunblock, shades, cap, raincoat)
  • Head Light
  • Water and other rehydration fluids (we recommend a minimum of 2litters/person)
  • Snack/ Trail Food
  • Packed lunch
  • Personal Medication
  • Toiletries (e.g. tissue, soap, shampoo, toothbrush)
  • Slippers
  • Trekking pole
  • Extra plastic or dry bags for your dirty clothes
  • Deposit slip and your remaining balance
  • Waiver
1-2 people: Php 27,240.00 total
3-4 people: Php 9,466.00/person
5-6 people: Php 6,100.00/person
7-8 people: Php 4,675.00/person
9-10 people: Php 3,765.00/person

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