Aweseome Anawangin Cove!

Anawangin Cove is a crescent shaped cove with a pristine white sand beach found at the foot of Mount Calpangan and the Pundaquit mountain range. Together with Agnain Cove (Agnaem Cove), Nagsasa Cove, Talisayin Cove, and Silanguin Cove they are called the five scenic coves of San Antonio in the province of Zambales, the Philippines. These coves have been increasingly famous among local and foreign holiday makers.

I went here for the first time in 2008 with my college friends and came back in 2011.

Anawangin Cove

Anawangin Cove and the Pundaquit mountain range at the background

Arriving at Anawangin

We arrived at Anawangin Cove about 5:00 AM

Anawangin Cove is relatively a virgin destination. There are no cottages or rooms for rent there so if you are planning to stay, bring tents or hammocks.

Tent of Jazz, Argel, and Doms

This is the tent of Jazz, Argel, and Doms

Tent of Lei, Carla, and Audrey

This is the tent of Lei, Carla, and Audrey

Galwin and Will's tent

This is our tent (Galwin and Wil)

Having breakfast in Anawangin

After setting our tents, we prepared our breakfast.

Argel and Wil getting someting to sit on

Argel and Wil getting something to sit on.

This is the only water source in Anawangin

This is the only water source in Anawangin. Use only what you really need.

Anawangin comfort rooms

Doing number one and number two? Since Anawangin Cove is a relatively undeveloped place, there are only two comfort rooms. One for the girls and one for the boys.

We decided to climb Mount Anawangin

Top of Mount Anawangin

Anawangin Cove

What to see

What makes the place unique is the unusual riddle of tall pine trees flourishing around its vicinity. The cove’s relative isolation has kept it free from development making the area home to a number of bird species. Just behind the beach is a marsh, where one can find natural springs feeding to the sea.

other beach in anawangin

Going down from Mount Anawangin

What to do

After going down from Mount Anawangin

Anawangin store

Be sure to bring enough drinking water and other necessities. Else, be prepared to pay a premium from the only makeshift store in Anawangin Cove.

Mr. Choi fish skins

Mr Choi Kitchen fish skins was our mirienda. Those are yummy skins, I tell you.

Anawangin swamp

Where to stay

As of this writing, there are no resorts on this sparkling piece of natural beauty.

Anawangin swamp

Enjoying Anawangin Beach (Me, Carla, Lei)

Cooking dinner at Anawangin

The usual after dinner session

Ready to leave Anawangin

Around 8:00 AM the next day we left Anawangin Cove for Capones Island and Camara Island.

How to get to Anawangin Cove

From Manila, ride a Santa Cruz, Zambales bound Victory Liner and get off at Barangay Pundaquit in the municipality of San Antonio, and take a 20-minute boat ride to Anawangin Cove.

Anawangin Cove

San Antonio, Zambales
Philippines

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