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.
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.
This is the tent of Jazz, Argel, and Doms
This is the tent of Lei, Carla, and Audrey
After setting our tents, we prepared our breakfast.
Argel and Wil getting something to sit on.
This is the only water source in Anawangin. Use only what you really need.
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.
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.
What to do
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 Kitchen fish skins was our mirienda. Those are yummy skins, I tell you.
Where to stay
As of this writing, there are no resorts on this sparkling piece of natural beauty.
How to get to Anawangin Cove
San Antonio, Zambales