Budget friendly packages
Rate for a group of 10 people: Php650/person - Starting point: Pundaquit, Zambales. Php1550/person - Starting point: Metro Manila. ✔ Round trip transfer from Manila ✔ Round trip boat ride to anawangin cove ✔ Trail guide (if you take the trek) ✔ Island hopping to Capones and Camara ✔ Use of tents for the overnight ✔ Use of Shower area, drinking water ✔ Side trip to Subic for lunch ✔ All the fees
DAY 1 0530AM Departure from Metro Manila Or if you choose the tour without transfer: 09AM Meet-up with our staff in Pundaquit, Zambales 0930AM Boat ride and Island hopping on the way 1130AM Arrival at the cove PM Swimming, sunset watching, stargazing.. DAY 2 10AM Boat ride back to Pundaquit 1130AM Departure from Pundaquit Lunch-time: Stop-over in Subic 4PM Back in Manila
Check this list to know what you should pack before visiting the cove
For the beach: swimwear (swimsuit, board shorts), rash guard, light-weight travel towel, dry bag, aqua shoes/water shoes + flip flops
For hiking: day pack (around 20L capacity), hiking pole/stick, hiking shoes/sandals, non-cotton hiking shirt and pants, minimum of 2L of drinking water/fluids, trail food (e.g. bananas, hard boiled eggs)
For camping: tent, hammock, cook set (stove, fuel canisters), food and drinks in re-usable containers, flashlight/head lamp
Others: sun protection (hat, rash guard, sunscreen), toiletries, things for your personal entertainment (e.g. deck of cards, volleyball, Frisbee, snorkeling gear, skim board) (optional), camera and power bank (optional)
❶ Where is it? It is a cove situated at Brgy. Pundaquit, San Antonio in Zambales that is roughly a four-hour drive from Manila. There are also public buses that service this route making the jump-off point highly accessible.
❷ What activities can we do there? A lot! It's a popular hiking, swimming and camping destination. We love the idea that after a half-day of hiking, you get to chill on your hammock making s'mores and sharing funny stories with your best buds as you watch sun set on the horizon with the West Philippine Sea as the back drop.
❸ Are there hotels/inns there? For the moment there is none, but you can set-up your tent or hammock and stay overnight for a fee.
❹ How about phone networks? There is no phone network service at the cove (no calls, no texts, no wifi). There is also no power in the cove - we highly recommend that you bring your personal power bank to add juice to your gadgets or just enjoy the electronic detox the isolation gives you.
❺ Are there ATM's? As there are no phone networks, there are no ATM's. Make sure to bring enough cash for your daily expenses or bring everything you think you need from your point of origin.
❻ We don't want to bring food, can we buy it on-site? There is a public market at the poblacion (municipal center) where you can source your food from. As an alternative, you can also pre-order from us and we'll take care of your meals. At a minimal cost, this will cover your lunch and dinner for the first day and your breakfast for the second day. We will provide your dining kit (plate, spoon/fork, cup) as well. The menu will depend on what's available in the market but we guarantee that they are all fresh and delicious home-cooked meals. We can also prepare diet-specific meals (e.g. vegetarian, halal).
❼ Can we bring our dogs? We love having pets around! As a courtesy to other travelers, make sure that your dog is vaccinated and potty-trained. If you plan on having your canine friend during the trek, you may want to build up his endurance first as the heat in all Zambales mountains can be daunting for dogs. Bring a leash to help him navigate narrow paths and a life vest for the boat ride on the return. Don't forget your dog's sleeping mattress/blanket, too for his sleeping area inside the tent.
❽ My grandma/grandpa wants to go, too! Is that possible? The hiking part may not be the best for them so we suggest that they go to Anawangin cove via boat ride. They do need to be aware that creature comforts are very limited at the cove (e.g. no hotel rooms).
❾ Is this trip kid-friendly? We require that a child be at least 6 years of age and to be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian.
❿ Can you help me arrange a team building/ family reunion trip? We'll be glad to help you organize the logistics of your company outing/ family gathering. An outdoor setting is a good location for forging ties