Sunday, January 1, 2012

Anawangin Cove, San Antonio Zambales


Anawangin Cove is a convex shaped cove located in San Antonio Zambales, it is just an hour from Olongapo City, and around 4 hours from Manila. The cove is not accessible by land unless you want to trek the mountains of San Antonio for 6 hours, your best option is to take a 30 minutes boat ride from Pundaquit beach (please check this link for my blog entry of Pundaquit).

I was researching for the best venue for my birthday  celebration last October when I stumbled upon this place online. When I saw the pictures of Anawangin I told myself I should see this place! Right after typhoon Pedring and Quiel we scheduled our trip and was praying so hard for a good weather and we had a sunny day! Yey!!



The beautiful view on our way to Anawangin:






The Beautiful Beach






Anawangin is so secluded that your cellphone won't work... why? Well there's no phone signal! So you are left with no choice but to enjoy nature at its finest without the daily distractions in life... priceless!

What makes this place special? Pine trees! I've been to beaches of Subic, Pangasinan, La union, Bataan, Oriental Mindoro, Bicol, Aklan, Cebu and even the beaches of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia but i have never seen a beach with pine trees!!!! It's an amazing discovery and this has been the most relaxing beach stay i've ever had! It's like daytime in Baguio +  boracay beach  in one!








Anawangin cove is also undeveloped, which means no resorts just untamed natural beauty.  They have a few huts and deep wells and that's it. They allow people to stay overnight but you have to bring your own camping supplies. 

here's our group grilling some fish for lunch..

Spring water from the mountain:








spring water from the mountain

Staying in Anawangin is not free, you have to pay P50 per head to the caretakers which is well worth it, they have provided huts, they clean the place and maintained clean comfort rooms for visitors. 


We had kids with us so we are planning to go back soon to do some mountain trekking! And I can't wait!!!

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26 comments:

  1. this is very interesting and very nice place for relaxing...good job Violy!

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  2. Thanks Nerissa! Make sure to visit this place next time you're in the Philippines, watch out for my blog about Camara and capones island also from San Antonio. Cheers!!

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  3. dear mam viola,

    thank you for visiting our place..
    as constituent of barangay Pundakit , i am very proud that someone like you appreciate the beauty and majesty of our place.. without you guys our place will not be known and of course beacuse of you many of our fellow kabarangay now have stable source of income..
    please continue visiting our place and invite more to experience the haven anawangin..

    if in case you dont have any idea about our place..kindly text us

    09193910016/09228788756

    look for nanay josie/ joan.. we are happy to serve you

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  4. Nanay Josie / Joan, it's my pleasure ma'am, wait also for my blog entry about Camara and Capones Island! Thanks too for keeping the place clean... will be dropping by again soon.

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  5. Wow.. Phil has so much nice place worth visiting... by the way do they have places to stay overnight there???

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  6. Every time I see place like this, I'm almost relieve from the stressful job of the day. As I look at the sea which is very calm, the water which is bluish and the ambiance of the surroundings, every worry is gone and inner satisfaction is felt. With this, I gratefully acknowledge the Lord for this awesome handiwork for man to use for his living and eternal happiness in the long run.

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  7. Anawangin is so picturesque, on cam and in real life! When we went there, there were no fixed bathroom facilities yet, the place really felt so remote (and yeah, since there's no cellphone signal in the area)... Which we totally loved!

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  8. Hay ... I wish I can go there ... I've been wanting to for a long time.

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  9. Violy, ang dami na travel bloggers ang nakakapunta dito save for me kaya sobrang excited na ako pupunta. I wanna come here and experience this one too. The view is breathtaking and great vista talaga.

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  10. very relaxing place.. i imagine myself in that place sipping buko while reading my favorite novel :)

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  11. Zambales' coves are one of my favorite places that I've been to. Ganda tlga!

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  12. I always like looking at your photos! Idol.

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  13. With so many blog post i've read, anawangin cove is one of the best untamed and well maintained natural eco-tourism resorts. With kids? I'm bound for manila on March. Have some plan to visit this place. at least for one day.:-). Thanks for this post VIVI.:-).

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  14. With so many blog post i've read, anawangin cove is one of the best untamed and well maintained natural eco-tourism resorts. With kids? I'm bound for manila on March. Have some plan to visit this place. at least for one day.:-). Thanks for this post VIVI.:-).

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  15. I hope they keep Anawangin Cove like that. So calm, so peaceful. =)

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  16. ah so breathtaking the place is amazing

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  17. Your pictures make it look like the place is as cool as Baguio despite being at the beach!

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  18. amazing lang ang beach + pine trees... and sea + spring....

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  19. maganda talaga dito.. pagkayo ang tao.. woot nice shots

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    1. Thanks! Yah getting so crowded Lang lately malapit kasi sya sa Pundaquit last march we ended up going to Nagsasa coz of the crowd here. But I like the beach here better than Nagsasa.

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  20. One day, makakapunta din ako dito. XD

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  21. I love the photos sis! The place looks so refreshing. I've always wanted to visit Anawangin Cove, maybe one of these days.. :) Kailangan nang makapag-nature tripping soon.

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    Snorkeling Gear
    Assistant
    Set of Bonfire
    Tents
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