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Anawangin's Mystical Beach

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Can you keep a beach secret? I finally discovered the mystical beach called Anawangin in Zambales. Its name, Anawangin, literally means full of carabaos (nuang is carabao in Ilokano). This beach is very popular in the mountaineering community. It is a very special beach and most people who have been there wants to keep it as a secret. With the imminent opening of the Subic – Clark – Tarlac expressway, the 5-hour long road trip to Barangay Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambales (which protected Anawangin from Manila beach goers) will now be cut down to less than 3 hours.

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Imagine this place...Pine trees grow and thrive along the beach to provide shade and protection from the sunny heat. The explosion of Mt. Pinatubo covered the boulders and the entire beach cove with fine ash fall sands. At noon, the grey sand turns pristine white giving an illusion of Boracay-like beach sand. A portion of the beach is protected and maintained by Aeta descendants. There are no resorts available so you have to camp for the night if you want to stay overnight. Your food/ water: clothes ratio should be 2:1.

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The beach sands and waters are undoubtedly clean, which makes it deserving to be called a paradise.

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Just swim close to the shore at waist deep high. Bless the soul of the person who drowned in Anawangin last Good Friday an hour after the commemoration of Christ death. The most probable cause is the strong under current in Anawangin.

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There are two ways to go to Anawangin: You have to hike for 5 hours climbing Mt. Anawangin with a height of 464 meters above sea level. The other way is to take a boat from Pundaquit beach.

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We took the road less taken and decided to do a very early morning trek (4am). Our Anawangin expedition team were Ivan of Ivan About Town travel blog, Gideon Lasco of Pinoy Mountaineer blog, and Sienna of the UP Medical Outdoor Society.

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The hike up was very steep with mostly wild grass covering the mountains and occasional trees.

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Ivan would agree that it was fortunate that we were with two UP Med students to give him the acupuncture relief.

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From the summit of Mt. Anawangin, you can already see the white beach cove ahead.

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All of us agreed that the most difficult part of the climb was the descent. I fell down a number of times on my back and had cut and bruises. I regretted not wearing the proper hiking attire for the climb. We encountered a wild carabao (abundant in the area) looking and waiting to attack us. Our guide was quick enough to throw stones at him to keep him far away from our trail. We even got lost on our descent because we were entertained by the witty riddles of our guide.

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After getting back on track via a “short cut” (a metaphor for make-your-own trail), we saw a small pyramid-like mountain, which gives me the creeps. Pyramids are usually associated with sacred tombs, that's why!

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We had to cross a photogenic marshland lined with pine trees before arriving at Anawangin’s beach paradise.

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An easier way is to stay overnight at any of the resort of Pundaquit Beach and rent a boat the next day to go to Anawangin. You can choose from a budget friendly resort like Nora’s Beach Resort or the high end, Punta de Uian in Pundaquit Beach. The boatmen are very friendly and you can arrange a round trip boat ride for less than P1,000. The boats are small with a maximum capacity of 5 people. Just a tip, bring waterproof bags or don’t forget to cover your things in plastic bag.

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While in Pundaquit, don’t forget to drop by and climb up the authentic Spanish lighthouse in Capones Island. Also, if you are lucky, you can catch the violinist Coke Bolipata’s performances at Casa San Miguel in San Antonio, Zambales. I missed both during our Anawangin visit and I vowed to come back with my son, Aidan.

Related Post: Anawangin Cove and the Capones Island Lighthouse by Ironwulf.

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Text and Photos by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2008.

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Wow, Anton! Breath taking! I think this just clinched the deal for us. Would you know how we can contact the resorts along Pundaquit? Thanks!

Is there a resort that isn't quite as upscale as Punta de Uian but is pretty close?

Nora Resort: Call Lorna +63919 637 4917 (Most people in Manila book in this resort)

Punta de Uian: www.puntadeuian.com (I want to try this one of these days)

Boat Man: Mang Alfring +63919 649-8563 (You can just drive to Pundaquit beach and reserve with Mang Alfring, go to Anawangin and go back late afternoon. You can also ask some tips since Mang Alfring is based in Pundaquit beach)

is that green stream real...

yeah, the green is due to the lumot... but the water is very clean.

Looks like you have a winner here bro. bakit si Ivan parang hihimatayin na sa pics? ganun ba kahirap ang trek. I've seen the pics in the ironwulf.net site... this place is really something!

Definitely a winner... yeah kamuntikan magsuka si Ivan because of the altitude change of 0 to 400+ m above sea level. buti na lang may accupuncture...

anton

wow! yung samsung ba gmit mo anton? san kya pde bumili nun? hay, excited tuloy ako.. love ur shots!

anawangin is a photographer's haven. did you try climbing the mountain on the left side of the cove (facing the sea)? up there, you can get a good shot of the famous anawangin sand bar and a glimpse of the other cove.

Anawangin I love!!! =) More pics at www.arollera.multiply.com

I so excited to get here sa 26! I want to conquer all 3 island sa zambales.:) anawangin, putipot and capones! I'll do a field report once it's done. Nice pics btw. :)

Anawangin really is paradise. The pristine beauty leaves a person feeling paradise has been discovered. There are no amenities in the island, even toilets!
This post reveals to a wider audience one of mountaineer's well-loved secrets. I hope that for travellers visiting this place, they would follow the creed of "Leave only footprints and take only pictures."

wow anton, looks really pretty. paradise. =)

very informative!!! my friend and i are planning to go there end of the month...
salamat sa pictures, mabilis ko na macconvince friends ko na sumama:p

can i just ask how much you paid for the guide dun sa hike. salamat po:D

hi anton ... just wanna ask pano kung tinatawag ka ni kalikasan ... may mga comfort/shower rooms b? hehehe curious lng ...

Hi anton! ive been to anawangin for almost Nth time na, pero ang masasabi ko lang ha, ikaw lang ang nagbigay ng pinaka detailed and tamang information about Anawangin. Yeah, we want to keep it a secret pero dahil maraming nagbabasa ng blog mo, ano pa ba magagawa ko! :D hehehe! Kase the last time I went there, a week before the lent season, madumi ang Anawangin because of ateneo "mountaineering" club. Anyways, lets make sure na maging clean ang Anawangin, baka lalong magtaas per overnight na doon! :D

can't wait to go here... =)the pics are amazing! seems like my friend who just went there last weekend didn't exaggerate when he said it was paradise... hope to know more secret places so i can add it to my baul of lakwatsa pics... =P

Reminder lang po. To those who will visit anawangin, please avoid swimming alone and swimming to unfamiliar areas. My friends and I just came back from anawangin last weekend and there was a guy na nalunod sa anawangin and a girl sa pundaquit. So be careful nalang po sa pag swi-swim. Malakas ang waves ng anawangin and the current. And also avoid swimming pag nakainum na. Just a reminder guys.

kuya pls visit our site... there's more to anawangin than it's beauty..
madami nalulunod sa lugar na yan at ilang buhay na ang kinuha..

http://anawangin.i.ph/blogs/anawangin/2008/04/25/renes-anawangin-experience

galing lang kame jan nung weekend.. nito lang... sobra ang nagyre samin...

http://www.anawangin.i.ph

shifting sand bottoms so be careful..malayo na mababaw pa rin.. be careful may biglang lalim dun. wear floaters kahit hassle. if you hear someone screaming for help take it seriously. grab a floatation device and scream for help too.

wow!!! this one is definitely AWESOME!!! ..i might change my planned nature trip for next month. and anawangin will be great destination...

just came from there... ang ganda dun! unfortunately, it is no longer quite serene as it's been discovered by EVERYONE. ang daming tao doon. which would be okay, kaya lang many of the people who go there are so irresponsible with their trash. i was saddened by the site of potato chip bags, beer bottles, and even diapers scattered on the shore this morning when i went walking on the beach.

if people who go there - and there are quite a lot of them - keep on doing this, anawangin the pristine paradise will soon be just a memory. :(

pano pumunta dun sa lighthouse? waaah. di kami nakapunta nung asa capones kamiiiii. waah. daya. hehe. yung bangkero kasi sa kabilang laot kami binaba. rar

http://xengster.multiply.com/photos/album/2/PundakitAnawanginCapones_25_to_27_AUG_2007

tagal na nung andyan kami. but we will be back. because of that lighthouse! haha. pero sayang, madumi na nga daw anawangin. when we were there, 6 groups lang kami dun. each have their own plastic bags for trash. and yeah. dami na nga nakadiskubre. may impact din yan sa kagandahan ng anawangin.

may booth na daw dun. samantalang noon ay wala. ang meron lang dun yung bahay ng caretaker at yung alaga nila. tas yung isang cr tas yung poso. sana di madumi ang anawangin pag balik namin

kung sa capones. marami talagang dumi dun. annually may mga nagcclean dun mga outdoor clubs. capones ang sumasalo sa dumi ng pundaquit.

me entrance po ba sa anawangin? tnx : )

napakaraming magandang puntahan dito sa pilipinas at napakasayang ibahagi satin ito ni anton. yun nga lang marami din ang hindi marunong mag-alaga ng pinupuntahan nilang lugar. sala-ula sila kumbaga. ang dating malinis, maayos na lugar... nasisira lang dahil sa pagiging makasarili ng mga taong pumupunta duon.

may basurahan naman, pwede itapon ang basura sa basurahan. alagaan natin yung mga pinupuntahan natin. baka isang araw makita na lang natin na wala na palang matinong lugar na pwedeng puntahan dahil sa basura.

ingatan natin ang mundo. isa lang ito.

There are some parts of the beach where you have to pay 150./ head or 50/head. some just opt to stay outside of those areas for free...

anton

....kaya nga we need to be thankful that the present philippine government are bending everything even adding enviromental caring as part of department of education studies lol....wow more awareness programs pa dapat so kung walang beaches like in this OAP site eh instead na 'illegal' plants o magnakaw o ibenta sarili nila for money ang trabaho nila eh di magtanim na lang sila dapat ng mga 'sellable flowers' o prutas o high end gulay so pricey pa naman if flowers sold are for weddings anniversaries or any grand affairs like openings of businesses sold yung flowers nyo talaga at walang bankruptcy kung kayo ang magtatanim pa tapos your own families can enjoy the freedom to use them anytime without the hardships of leaving your homes delivery na lang for your little prince-princesses at queens at homes lol.....tapos make your own gardens an open native o local 'bistro' restaurants na barbeques of all kinds at fresh fruit drinks-juices-shakes naman ang specialties nyo na may childrens playground in one corner o karaoke din under a mango tree na bahay kubo naman o tapos ho just create mini golf course dyan sa likod ng bakod nyo na may soft net coverings while swimming pool na may different tall umbrellas o trees ornaments na waterfalls ang dating but inside that same s.pool eh di may extra additional income pa kayo tapos all your pamilya can use them too eh di tipid pa kayo at pride pa ng may ari which is KAYO lol!.....sige tapos dalhin ko lahat ng magugulo kong mga kaeskwela kahit pa nag aaway away din kami lol!....pero kahit ganoon yung kultura ng pinoy eh mapagpatawad so sa gabi doon kami lahat sa karaoke bahay kubo tabi tabi na matutulog lahat lol! kahit puro sila-kami pangit at hindi na beauty at young yung dating surely young at heart pa rin kami kasi kung hindi eh aanhin naman namin yung mga pera namin if we cannot throw them sometimes just to have fun sayang naman lol!......

pwede bang mag over night sa anawangin beach??
pwede mag set-up ng tent something like that..
so that we can enjoy the beach ng mas matagal, hindi lang un ilang oras.. kasi ganda e, sayang kung ilang oras lang maeenjoy, my province is zambales, and shame on me kasi ngayon ko lang nalaman about anawangin, ang alam ko lang pundaquit...

and also reminder, bata pa lang ako, talaga sinabi na sa akin na ang dagat dyan sa pundaquit iba sa karaniwan, un nga biglang lumalalim , and ang wave malakas (love it,sarap mag body surfing haha)...

Anawangin tinatakpan ng 2 bundok, yung mataas is Mt Mabanban at yung mababa is Mt Pundakit. My first visit to Barangay Pundakit was in 1994 (host was coke bolipata). during one of our Search and Rescue exercise, na padpad kami sa anawangin. secret sana pero meron na mga tao dun. and meron nga pala american airplane shot down noong second world war pinabagsak ng jap zero. Been returning to the place ever since.

been there last weekend.. ang ganda talaga!!!

been there last weekend.. ang ganda talaga!!!

been there last weekend.. ang ganda talaga!!!

been there last weekend.. ang ganda talaga!!!

Behind the Beauty of Anawangin
Holy week,..long weekend ng March, nagkasundong mag out-of-town ang sampung magbabarkada. Ang napiling lugar, Anawangin. Para medyo malayo naman sa polusyon ng Maynila at ma-relax naman ang mga utak mula sa araw-araw na stress ng opisina. A week before pa lang nakapagpa-reserve na kami ng tickets sa bus, seat # 1 to 10 pa nga kami,ganun ka-excited. Wednesday 12midnight ang byahe namin, mabilis at maluwang naman ang kalsada kaya alas-tres pa lang ng madaling araw ng huwebes nasa SanAntonio na ang grupo. Ang San Antonio ay isang bayan sa Zambales na jump-off para papuntang Anawangin.
Madilim pa ng mga oras na yun kaya tambay muna kami sa plaza ng San Antonio, kwentuhan at kulitan muna habang nagpapa-umaga para makabili sa palengke ng iba pang madadalang pagkain, habang ang iba'y nakikipag-negotiate na ng tricycle patungong Pundakit (shoreline para maka-arkila ng bangka patungong Anawangin. Very entertaining ang mga tricycle drivers (dahil kikita nga naman sila sa amin), halos lahat nag-aagawan para lang kontratahin sila, nakilala Ko dun si Kodz, siya yung pinili namin kasi siya yung mukhang mas informative, yung iba halatang pera lang ang habol. Ayon kay Kodz lagi siyang naghahatid dun, marami na rin daw siyang suking manilenyo at labing-isang beses na daw siyang nakapunta sa Anawangin mismo. Sa tagal ng kwentuhan namin wala siyang nababanggit na delikado o sakunang pangyayari sa lugar, pawang kagandahan lang ng lugar, binigay pa nga niya yung cell number niya para ma-text ko raw siya kung pupunta uli kami dun.

Mga 15 minutes from San Antonio to Pundakit, pagdating dun negotiate na kami ng bangka, nakilala namin si Vic, isang bangkero sa Pundakit, wala kaming ibang usapan kundi kung magkano ang kontrata sa kanya at kung kailan kami muli susunduin mula Anawangin.
Around 7am nasa Anawangin na kami, hanap agad ng magandang camp area sa gitna ng matataas na pine trees, di ko ikakaila na maganda ang lugar, tahimik at relaxing. Habang nag-aayos kami ng mga gamit at nagpi-pitch ng mga tents, lumapit ang isang ale sa amin, maganda ang ngiti at mukhang mabait, malumanay ang boses niya ng sinabi niyang siya ang caretaker ng isla, siya daw si Aling Ligaya. Umalis saglit at bumalik na may kasama pang isang babae, buhat nila ang isang maayos na papag na gawa sa kawayan, binaba nila sa gitna ng area namin at sinabing patungan daw ng mga pagkain o anumang gamit. Sabay alis, walang ibang sinabi kung may bayad man yun o wala, pero napagtanong namin sa mga katabi naming naka-camp na dun na P50 per head at per day daw.
Habang nag-aayos ang grupo may mga nagluluto na ng pancakes for breakfast, set na din ng tripod ng camera at picture taking na agad, halatang sabik ang isat-isa sa muling pagsasama ng tropa, matagal na rin kasing walang get-together dahil puro busy sa trabaho at kayod talaga para sa mga magagandang plano sa pamilya.

After breakfast excited na ang lahat lumublob sa dagat, kanya-kanyang labas na ng mga snorkel, goggles, vest at fins, makikita sa mukha ng bawat isa ang excitement na i-enjoy at i-explore ang lugar. Di alintana ng lahat ang lamig ng tubig basta sige lublob, kwentuhan, tawanan, halos wala ring pahinga ang mga digicams sa kakakuha ng pictures. Enjoy ang lahat, walang kj, lahat nakangiti, nakatawa, masayang-masaya ang tropa, ang tropa na walang ibang hangarin kundi ang i-appreciate ang ganda ng Anawangin.
Kinagabihan, set-up na ng lamp, habang nagluluto ng dinner ang ilan, nakapalibot naman ang iba sa kamustahang kwentuhan, bumangka si Mel, tropa ko since college na arkitekto na, bumanat na naman siya ng mga magic tricks niya kasama ang isa pang tropa na lagi niyang nililibang, kami naman kahit bilib sa ginagawa niya di na lang naming pinapahalata. Natatandaan ko pa nun na nagbilin ako ng pasalubong kay Mel kasi naka-line up na siya sa opisina nila na pupuntang Hawaii. Natapos ang gabing yun sa malalakas na tawanan at masasayang kwentuhan.

Kinabukasan, Biyernes Santo. Snorkling uli ang ilan sa tropa, explore uli sa islang may magagandang corals at makukulay na isda, halos di mo mamamalayan ang oras sa sobrang pagkalibang.
Pagdating ng Lunch time, sabay nagsalu-salo ang buong tropa sa pagkain, pagkatapos yung iba umidlip sa pagkapagod. Bandang hapon ng nagkayayaan yung apat pa naming kasama na mag-swimming uli, dalawa sa kanila ang naka-vest kasama si Gwen, girlfriend ni Mel. Di naming akalaing may naghihintay na sakuna para sa kanila ng mga panahon na yon. Habang nagpapahinga kami sa camp site, bandang alas-kwatro ng hapon, nagulantang ang katahimikan dahil sa pagdating ng isang kasama nila Mel galing sa dagat, tumatakbo't hinihingal habang sinasabing "nalunod si……nalunod si……"…..di pa man din siya tapos sa sinasabi niya agad naming dinampot yung natitirang vest at snorkel, dahil sa pagka-intindi naming nalulunod pa lang siya ng mga panahong yon. Hinihingal sa pagkakatakbo ng pagdating namin sa lugar, marami ng nakapalibot na tao. Pagpasok ko sa loob, nakita ko ng umiiyak si Gwen sa tabi ni Mel. Si Mel walang malay at langtang gulay habang sini-cpr ng dalawang lalaking di namin kilala, yung ibang kasama naming nangontrata na ng bangka para madala agad si Mel sa hospital.
Habang nasa bangka kahit walang malay patuloy naming kinakausap si Mel at pinipisil ang mga daliri sa kamay at paa niya. Halos paliparin ng bangkero ang bangka laban sa mga malalakas na alon ng hapon na yun. Bawat minuto parang ga-oras ang tagal ng byahe namin dahil sa layo. Tinatanong naming ang diyos kung bakit, mabait naman si Mel, mabuting anak sa pamilya niya, matulungin sa tropa, kwento pa nga ng girlfriend niya may ipon siya para sa pagpapatayo ng bahay para sa nanay niya, marami pa siyang gagawin….bakit si mel?

Pagdating ng Pundakit, ang daming tao pero kakaunti ang nagkukusang tumulong, kailangan mo pang murahin para tulungan ka sa pagbuhat. May nurse na lalaking lumapit he knows cpr daw, kaya bomba uli kami kay mel habang hinihintay yung ambulansya na pinatawag ng pulis na nakatalaga dun. Ilang minuto din bago dumating yung ambulansya. Kinailangan pa naming buhatin ang mabigat na katawan ni mel papunta sa gate ng resort para maisakay siya sa ambulansya, tantsa ko nasa 20 meters din ang layo. Dun namin na-realize na ganun kalayo ang tatahakin sa tuwing magkakaroon ng sakuna sa Anawangin.

Pagkarga kay Mel sa ambulansya, salpak agad ng driver ng oxygen kay mel, akala naming magiging ok na ang lahat, tsaka namin nalaman na ibabyahe pa sa kabilang town (San Marcelino), dahil wala raw hospital sa San Antonio,..Ang tanong, Bakit walang hospital sa San Antonio?
Ang nagpapalakas ng loob namin ay yung maayos pa ang kulay ni Mel at may pulso pa siya , alam namin na aabot siya kung madadala lang agad sa Ospital. Pero sadyang ayaw makisama ng tadhana ang tagal na naman ng byahe namin bago makarating sa Ospital. Pagdating sa San Marcelino Hospital, ilang minuto lang ng mailipat si Mel sa kama ng ospital, dun na sinabi ng duktor na din na niya kinaya…wala na si Mel..Ganun kabilis ang pangyayari..Di man katanggap-tanggap.

Pagsunod ng ibang kasama namin sa San Marcelino Hospital, dun namin sila nakausap tungkol sa pangyayari. Ayon kay German, (isa sa apat na magkakasama), tahimik at mababaw ang tubig, umabot man ng ilang metro mula sa pampang ang babaw pa rin daw.. Nung nagsi-swimming sila, medyo may distansiya si Mel sa tatlong kasama, nagulat na lang sila ng biglang nagpupumiglas at sumisigaw si Mel na para bang may puwersang humihila sa kanya na sadyang di niya makayanang labanan. Magaling lumangoy si Mel, at lalong hindi siya lasing, wala sa sampung magkakasama ang nakainom, kaya nagtataka sila kung bakit di niya magawang makalangoy. Sumaklolo si German pero paglapit niya kay Mel di niya akalaing ganun kalakas ang pwersa ng current sa ilalim ,gayung tahimik naman ang tubig ng lumusong sila. Parang may halimaw sa ilalim na gutom sa pagkuha ng buhay ng tao.,..di kinaya ni German kaya pinilit nilang makaahon agad para makahingi ng tulong. May sumaklolo pero di rin nagtagumpay na masagip si Mel, nung may pangalawang sumaklolo tsaka lang daw nakuha si Mel na wala ng malay. Ganun daw ang pangyayari. Paano pala kung walang kusang tumulong?..malamang pati katawan ng biktima ay din a makuha.

Walang "Danger" signs sa paligid,...wala ring Lifeguard,..wala ring salbabida man lang na pwede mong ibato sa nalulunod. Para saan yung sinisingil ng caretaker ng isla?…ano lang ba yung maglagay man lang sana ng signs para aware ang mga tao na ganun pala ka-delikado sa lugar nila. Hindi kapakanan ng mga campers ang priority ng caretaker. Lahat ng ganda ng Anawangin ay nabura dahil sa pangyayaring yon, wala ka ng proteksiyon sa isla ang layo pa ng hospital na pagdadalhan sayo kung may sakuna.
Sabi pa ng isang nurse sa hospital na nakausap namin, di lang minsan may ganung pangyayari, dati daw may pamilya pang nalunod, meron din daw isang case na swimmer pa yung nalunod, Puro dayo daw yung mga nagbubuwis ng buhay, halos taun-taon daw. Bakit di man lang nababalita?..maging sa internet walang ibang balita kundi kagandahan ng lugar.. Kaya pala tahimik lang ang mga locals, mga tricycle drivers at mga bangkero dun, kasi pag kinuwento nga naman nila masisira ang hanapbuhay nila. Hanapbuhay nilang pagsasakripisyo ng buhay ng ibang tao.

Kung mahal mo ang kaibigan mo o pamilya mo, huwag mong ilapit sa mapanuksong ganda ng Anawangin, marami pang ibang magandang lugar. Gawin nating si Mel na ang huling biktima, at sigurado akong ikatutuwa ni Mel na makatulong tayo sa ibang tao na malayo sa sakuna. "Don't be a victim behind the beauty of Anawangin!!"

At para sa'yo Mel, ang pagdarasal namin para sa Mapayapang Paglalakbay. Habang-buhay kang nasa puso namin. May you Rest in Peace.

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Sa pangyayaring naganap ng araw na iyon, maisip sana ng mga taong nakapaligid sa Anawangin na hindi lang pera ang importante sa buhay ng tao, hindi lamang ang kikitain nila ang una nilang isipin at sa bawat sentimong mahahawakan nila galing sa mga dayuhan sa kanilang lugar ay may kapalit ding pwedeng mangyari sa mga mahal nila sa buhay. Huwag nyong hintaying balikan kayo ng tadhana at gantihan kayo ng kalikasan, huwag nyong hintaying singilin din kayo kapalit ng mga buhay na nawala dahilan sa inyong kapabayaan. Napakasakit mawalan ng mahal sa buhay, at sana ang buhay na ibinuwis ni Mel ang maging paraan upang mabuksan ang mga mata ng sambayanan na hindi nakikita sa ganda ng lugar ang kaligtasan ng bawat isa. Maganda mang tignan ang lugar ng Anawangin, pero may multong nakatago sa gandang nakikita natin. Huwag na po nating pabayaang may madagdag pa sa mga buhay na nawala sa lugar na iyan, huwag nyo pong isapalaran ang inyong mga buhay! Magandang pakikisama ng mga nagpapatakbo at nangangalaga ng Anawangin lalo na ni Aling Ligaya hindi po matutumbasan ng buhay na lalamunin pa ng isla ng Anawangin!!!!!

Mel, maraming salamat sa iyong kabaitan hindi mo pa man oras ngunit kailangan naming tanggapin ang katotohanang binawi ka na ng Maykapal. Marami ka ng taong natulungan, marami ka ng mapasayang tao, mahirap man sa amin pero kailangan mo ng tumuloy sa iyong pupuntahan. Alam kong nasa tabi ka ng Diyos na Maykapal, at alam kong magiging masaya ka dyan. Huwag mo na kaming alalahanin dahil binigyan mo na kami ng mga alaalang hindi namin malilimutan, napakabait mong kapatid, tito at lalong lalo na bilang anak sa mga magulang natin. Humayo ka na at matahimik sa kandungan ng Panginoong Diyos. Maraming maraming salamat kapatid ko!!!! Mahal na mahal ka namin!!!!

MICHAELA MAXINO HERNAEZ
Sister of Melvin









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Date: 2008/5/12
Subject: Never go to Anawangin Beach (with pics)

Mga Friends na mahilig mag out of town,

Please never go to Anawangin Beach in Zambales... This is a true story. Nangyari lang siya last Holy Week.

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Behind the Beauty of Anawangin
Holy week,..long weekend ng March, nagkasundong mag out-of-town ang sampung magbabarkada. Ang napiling lugar, Anawangin. Para medyo malayo naman sa polusyon ng Maynila at ma-relax naman ang mga utak mula sa araw-araw na stress ng opisina. A week before pa lang nakapagpa-reserve na kami ng tickets sa bus, seat # 1 to 10 pa nga kami,ganun ka-excited. Wednesday 12midnight ang byahe namin, mabilis at maluwang naman ang kalsada kaya alas-tres pa lang ng madaling araw ng huwebes nasa SanAntonio na ang grupo. Ang San Antonio ay isang bayan sa Zambales na jump-off para papuntang Anawangin.
Madilim pa ng mga oras na yun kaya tambay muna kami sa plaza ng San Antonio, kwentuhan at kulitan muna habang nagpapa-umaga para makabili sa palengke ng iba pang madadalang pagkain, habang ang iba'y nakikipag-negotiate na ng tricycle patungong Pundakit (shoreline para maka-arkila ng bangka patungong Anawangin. Very entertaining ang mga tricycle drivers (dahil kikita nga naman sila sa amin), halos lahat nag-aagawan para lang kontratahin sila, nakilala Ko dun si Kodz, siya yung pinili namin kasi siya yung mukhang mas informative, yung iba halatang pera lang ang habol. Ayon kay Kodz lagi siyang naghahatid dun, marami na rin daw siyang suking manilenyo at labing-isang beses na daw siyang nakapunta sa Anawangin mismo. Sa tagal ng kwentuhan namin wala siyang nababanggit na delikado o sakunang pangyayari sa lugar, pawang kagandahan lang ng lugar, binigay pa nga niya yung cell number niya para ma-text ko raw siya kung pupunta uli kami dun.

Mga 15 minutes from San Antonio to Pundakit, pagdating dun negotiate na kami ng bangka, nakilala namin si Vic, isang bangkero sa Pundakit, wala kaming ibang usapan kundi kung magkano ang kontrata sa kanya at kung kailan kami muli susunduin mula Anawangin.
Around 7am nasa Anawangin na kami, hanap agad ng magandang camp area sa gitna ng matataas na pine trees, di ko ikakaila na maganda ang lugar, tahimik at relaxing. Habang nag-aayos kami ng mga gamit at nagpi-pitch ng mga tents, lumapit ang isang ale sa amin, maganda ang ngiti at mukhang mabait, malumanay ang boses niya ng sinabi niyang siya ang caretaker ng isla, siya daw si Aling Ligaya. Umalis saglit at bumalik na may kasama pang isang babae, buhat nila ang isang maayos na papag na gawa sa kawayan, binaba nila sa gitna ng area namin at sinabing patungan daw ng mga pagkain o anumang gamit. Sabay alis, walang ibang sinabi kung may bayad man yun o wala, pero napagtanong namin sa mga katabi naming naka-camp na dun na P50 per head at per day daw.
Habang nag-aayos ang grupo may mga nagluluto na ng pancakes for breakfast, set na din ng tripod ng camera at picture taking na agad, halatang sabik ang isat-isa sa muling pagsasama ng tropa, matagal na rin kasing walang get-together dahil puro busy sa trabaho at kayod talaga para sa mga magagandang plano sa pamilya.

After breakfast excited na ang lahat lumublob sa dagat, kanya-kanyang labas na ng mga snorkel, goggles, vest at fins, makikita sa mukha ng bawat isa ang excitement na i-enjoy at i-explore ang lugar. Di alintana ng lahat ang lamig ng tubig basta sige lublob, kwentuhan, tawanan, halos wala ring pahinga ang mga digicams sa kakakuha ng pictures. Enjoy ang lahat, walang kj, lahat nakangiti, nakatawa, masayang-masaya ang tropa, ang tropa na walang ibang hangarin kundi ang i-appreciate ang ganda ng Anawangin.
Kinagabihan, set-up na ng lamp, habang nagluluto ng dinner ang ilan, nakapalibot naman ang iba sa kamustahang kwentuhan, bumangka si Mel, tropa ko since college na arkitekto na, bumanat na naman siya ng mga magic tricks niya kasama ang isa pang tropa na lagi niyang nililibang, kami naman kahit bilib sa ginagawa niya di na lang naming pinapahalata. Natatandaan ko pa nun na nagbilin ako ng pasalubong kay Mel kasi naka-line up na siya sa opisina nila na pupuntang Hawaii. Natapos ang gabing yun sa malalakas na tawanan at masasayang kwentuhan.

Kinabukasan, Biyernes Santo. Snorkling uli ang ilan sa tropa, explore uli sa islang may magagandang corals at makukulay na isda, halos di mo mamamalayan ang oras sa sobrang pagkalibang.
Pagdating ng Lunch time, sabay nagsalu-salo ang buong tropa sa pagkain, pagkatapos yung iba umidlip sa pagkapagod. Bandang hapon ng nagkayayaan yung apat pa naming kasama na mag-swimming uli, dalawa sa kanila ang naka-vest kasama si Gwen, girlfriend ni Mel. Di naming akalaing may naghihintay na sakuna para sa kanila ng mga panahon na yon. Habang nagpapahinga kami sa camp site, bandang alas-kwatro ng hapon, nagulantang ang katahimikan dahil sa pagdating ng isang kasama nila Mel galing sa dagat, tumatakbo't hinihingal habang sinasabing "nalunod si……nalunod si……"…..di pa man din siya tapos sa sinasabi niya agad naming dinampot yung natitirang vest at snorkel, dahil sa pagka-intindi naming nalulunod pa lang siya ng mga panahong yon. Hinihingal sa pagkakatakbo ng pagdating namin sa lugar, marami ng nakapalibot na tao. Pagpasok ko sa loob, nakita ko ng umiiyak si Gwen sa tabi ni Mel. Si Mel walang malay at langtang gulay habang sini-cpr ng dalawang lalaking di namin kilala, yung ibang kasama naming nangontrata na ng bangka para madala agad si Mel sa hospital.
Habang nasa bangka kahit walang malay patuloy naming kinakausap si Mel at pinipisil ang mga daliri sa kamay at paa niya. Halos paliparin ng bangkero ang bangka laban sa mga malalakas na alon ng hapon na yun. Bawat minuto parang ga-oras ang tagal ng byahe namin dahil sa layo. Tinatanong naming ang diyos kung bakit, mabait naman si Mel, mabuting anak sa pamilya niya, matulungin sa tropa, kwento pa nga ng girlfriend niya may ipon siya para sa pagpapatayo ng bahay para sa nanay niya, marami pa siyang gagawin….bakit si mel?

Pagdating ng Pundakit, ang daming tao pero kakaunti ang nagkukusang tumulong, kailangan mo pang murahin para tulungan ka sa pagbuhat. May nurse na lalaking lumapit he knows cpr daw, kaya bomba uli kami kay mel habang hinihintay yung ambulansya na pinatawag ng pulis na nakatalaga dun. Ilang minuto din bago dumating yung ambulansya. Kinailangan pa naming buhatin ang mabigat na katawan ni mel papunta sa gate ng resort para maisakay siya sa ambulansya, tantsa ko nasa 20 meters din ang layo. Dun namin na-realize na ganun kalayo ang tatahakin sa tuwing magkakaroon ng sakuna sa Anawangin.

Pagkarga kay Mel sa ambulansya, salpak agad ng driver ng oxygen kay mel, akala naming magiging ok na ang lahat, tsaka namin nalaman na ibabyahe pa sa kabilang town (San Marcelino), dahil wala raw hospital sa San Antonio,..Ang tanong, Bakit walang hospital sa San Antonio?
Ang nagpapalakas ng loob namin ay yung maayos pa ang kulay ni Mel at may pulso pa siya , alam namin na aabot siya kung madadala lang agad sa Ospital. Pero sadyang ayaw makisama ng tadhana ang tagal na naman ng byahe namin bago makarating sa Ospital. Pagdating sa San Marcelino Hospital, ilang minuto lang ng mailipat si Mel sa kama ng ospital, dun na sinabi ng duktor na din na niya kinaya…wala na si Mel..Ganun kabilis ang pangyayari..Di man katanggap-tanggap.

Pagsunod ng ibang kasama namin sa San Marcelino Hospital, dun namin sila nakausap tungkol sa pangyayari. Ayon kay German, (isa sa apat na magkakasama), tahimik at mababaw ang tubig, umabot man ng ilang metro mula sa pampang ang babaw pa rin daw.. Nung nagsi-swimming sila, medyo may distansiya si Mel sa tatlong kasama, nagulat na lang sila ng biglang nagpupumiglas at sumisigaw si Mel na para bang may puwersang humihila sa kanya na sadyang di niya makayanang labanan. Magaling lumangoy si Mel, at lalong hindi siya lasing, wala sa sampung magkakasama ang nakainom, kaya nagtataka sila kung bakit di niya magawang makalangoy. Sumaklolo si German pero paglapit niya kay Mel di niya akalaing ganun kalakas ang pwersa ng current sa ilalim ,gayung tahimik naman ang tubig ng lumusong sila. Parang may halimaw sa ilalim na gutom sa pagkuha ng buhay ng tao.,..di kinaya ni German kaya pinilit nilang makaahon agad para makahingi ng tulong. May sumaklolo pero di rin nagtagumpay na masagip si Mel, nung may pangalawang sumaklolo tsaka lang daw nakuha si Mel na wala ng malay. Ganun daw ang pangyayari. Paano pala kung walang kusang tumulong?..malamang pati katawan ng biktima ay din a makuha.

Walang "Danger" signs sa paligid,...wala ring Lifeguard,..wala ring salbabida man lang na pwede mong ibato sa nalulunod. Para saan yung sinisingil ng caretaker ng isla?…ano lang ba yung maglagay man lang sana ng signs para aware ang mga tao na ganun pala ka-delikado sa lugar nila. Hindi kapakanan ng mga campers ang priority ng caretaker. Lahat ng ganda ng Anawangin ay nabura dahil sa pangyayaring yon, wala ka ng proteksiyon sa isla ang layo pa ng hospital na pagdadalhan sayo kung may sakuna.
Sabi pa ng isang nurse sa hospital na nakausap namin, di lang minsan may ganung pangyayari, dati daw may pamilya pang nalunod, meron din daw isang case na swimmer pa yung nalunod, Puro dayo daw yung mga nagbubuwis ng buhay, halos taun-taon daw. Bakit di man lang nababalita?..maging sa internet walang ibang balita kundi kagandahan ng lugar.. Kaya pala tahimik lang ang mga locals, mga tricycle drivers at mga bangkero dun, kasi pag kinuwento nga naman nila masisira ang hanapbuhay nila. Hanapbuhay nilang pagsasakripisyo ng buhay ng ibang tao.

Kung mahal mo ang kaibigan mo o pamilya mo, huwag mong ilapit sa mapanuksong ganda ng Anawangin, marami pang ibang magandang lugar. Gawin nating si Mel na ang huling biktima, at sigurado akong ikatutuwa ni Mel na makatulong tayo sa ibang tao na malayo sa sakuna. "Don't be a victim behind the beauty of Anawangin!!"

At para sa'yo Mel, ang pagdarasal namin para sa Mapayapang Paglalakbay. Habang-buhay kang nasa puso namin. May you Rest in Peace.





sad but true!

I rather still go to Anawangin but with caution...Probably not on Good Friday or on Holy Week... mas maganda sigurong ilaan na lang ang mahal na araw para magnilay at magtika para sa ating mga kasalanan kesa pumunta sa mga pasyalan di lang sa Anawangin... Always REMEMBER the purpose of HOLY WEEK...

The birth of Anawangin came from the wrath of Mt. Pinatubo where many lives also were taken and people are displaced....The white sandy beach were sharp rugged rocks before it was covered by ashes and the Pine trees came out of nowhere....nature by its course reclaming itself by creating such beauty as Anawangin but don't be decieved by it because Anawangin has its dark past...yes lives were at stake at the expense of others but maybe the place also needs respect from the people who lives nearby and from tourists as well...unti-unti na ring nabababoy ang kalinisan ng lugar, sayang..Some people considers it as the Alaska of the Philippines because of its breath-taking scenery truly it is a photographers haven..

At dahil nga sa hirap ng buhay di mo masisisi ang mga lokals dun habang ang ganda ng lugar ay nagbibigay ng kabuhayan sa kanila...di na nakahabol ang local govt.sa dagsa ng mga taong pumupumta at pangangailangan ng turismo kaya mapanganib nating masasabi ang lugar sa kawalan ng pasilidad na pangkaligtasan gaya ng maayos na pinakamalapit na ospital, agarang transportasyon (emergency vehicles), first aid, life guards, sanitation at proper info mula the local tourism office...Nakakalungkot lang na kailangan pang may magbuwis ng buhay...

Anawangin is just like any other destinations or any unspoiled beach/river that needs proper attention...Ganito rin ang mga paborito nyong pasyalan noong di pa na dedevelop....lahat naman nag simula sa wala...at kalaunan ay unti-unting nagkakaron....good examples are Bora and Panglao, ano ba naman ang mga isla na yan noong di pa nabibigyan ng pansin?...Wala...gaya rin ng Anawangin and some places soon to be re-discovered.


Turistang Kayumanggi

....WHY NO WARNING SIGNS if so many people have drown in the past?....that is QUESTIONABLE the local government-baranggays should have put signs to warn the public NO EXCUSE! if local women are even there to even carry papag for the tourists-visitors to act as local 'accommodations' then why not the courtesy of 'putting' signs....if greed is involved then find ways to make local govt. responsible for this kind of 'tragedies' LIFE is not to be treated 'cheap'....someone has to answer to the tragedies happening in that 'secluded' public beach....i know how it feels to loose someone and it hurts me even as strangers to hear your 'unnecessary tragedies' if only warning signs has been placed to warn the public of 'weird' under water currents plus those past incidencies must be told to whoever visits the secluded beach areas just to warn the 'ignorant' innocent public....something is 'wrong' in that town who only tells the good stuff but not those important tragedies that must be told o highlighted so everyone can pay attentions to details while swimming....mga ka barrio paki kwento lagi naman ho yung mga tragedies para mag ingat naman yung ibang bagong darating dyan SALAMAT PO!....

Siguro dapat din malaman ng mga tao na hindi pa fully developed ang lugar. Hindi ito ang lugar para sa mga turistang sanay sa modernong pasilidad tulad sa ibang resorts. Kung nais nyong magpunta sa mga lugar na hindi pa nededevelop, malabis na pag iingat ang kailangan. Nakapunta na ako sa Anawangin at nakakainis man makita na hindi ito maayos na napapangalagaan ng mga nagpupuntang turista. Sana manatili ang birheng kagandahan ng Anawangin. Huwag gawing komersyalisado at dayuhin ng mga taong hindi marunong sa pagkilala ng kagandahan nito.

pls vote for my entry nmn...on NorthFace Photo Challenge

just click this link and click vote...my entry is Anawangin Swamp

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Thanks c",)
Dannish

Hello!

Nice entry! Anawangin Beach looks beautiful. I would just like to ask, for the hike / trek to the beach, did you have a guide? And if so, how did you contact him/her? Do you need to be an experienced hiker for this? Thank you! :D

just want to ask if there's a parking lot there in pundakit where i can leave my car safe and protected while we are in anawangin overnight? thanx!

just wanna ask about the ride from manila going to anawangin?syense na im not familiar with this place

been there and its a beautiful place, unspoiled by man's development. But like any place you would go to, always be cautious. It's not an excuse to forget that the ocean can claim lives. We can blame the government, and maybe the people there too. But in the end we are accountable for our own lives so always be prepared when going there. Research first about it, many have blogged about its beauty and danger. Learn to recognize both so that you won't be unprepared when you get to anawangin. Anyways happy trip.

Is it safe to go to Anawangin this halloween?

It's already planned. I hope you could give some tips & advises too. We'll be going there this Friday Oct.31 and will be staying for 2 days Nov.1&2
Thanks.

i visited anawangin a week ago. i was impressed by its beauty, but not by the barbed-wire fences

i really, really hope i can get to this place..it's so beautiful!!! sana, wala ring mga resorts na dumating. I'd hate to see it the way Boracay went. pwd bang ibitay ang mga nag-iiwan ng dumi doon. My goodness..

^^ i love it. very nice pictures. i will go there by last quarter of the year, very excited. thanks for these info. :)

question lng po, may guide po b kau sa pagtrek papuntang anawangin??
kc po balak din namin magtrek papuntang anawangin beach.. sala amt po sa reply!^^

Get a guide from Pundakit usually some of the tricycle driver act as guides.
don't go without one.

hi! this place is really nice and i want to visit this with my friends...do you have any contacts (resorts, etc.). and do you have a sample itinerary or things to do and things to see here?thanks!we're planning to leave sana next weekend :)

anawangin,capones,camara is paradise .. but alway's keep our garbage..
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Hi, just want to ask, did you drive from Manila to Pandaquit? where did you leave your vehicle when you went to Anawangin Cove? hope to hear from you thanks. ansley

there is a parking lot at the back of the tricycle terminal in Pundaquit

I'm dying to visit that place.. huhuhu

Can you please help me? My friends and I are planning a trip to Anawangin and the San Antonio, Zambales area and I was tasked to come up with the emergency action plan. I would like to request if possible the numbers and addresses of the hospitals, police stations and any other emergency facility/agency in the area? Thank you very much for your help.

Best regards,
Sean

Well the hospital is only in San Antonio. I don't have ready contact
information but it is better to go there and get the info directly.

Wow! excited na akong pumunta dyan!!! haha! Punta kami sa Thursday eh... ganda ng place. =)

hi can u send me the rates of the nora resort thru email? kmfescuadro@yahoo.com


thanks!

Hello Fellow Anawangin Enthusiasts,

Please help us build a bigger community for Anawangin Cove in Facebook by becoming a fan of our page. Visit http://www.facebook.com/anawangincove and read interesting write-ups about Anawangin. There are very helpful articles to guide you if you’re planning a trip.

Let’s increase environmental awareness by promoting the natural beauty of Anawangin Cove. Don’t forget to suggest to your friends!

Thank you,
Anthony

to everyone,

if ever you want to rent our boat.it’s just P200/head back and forth to anawangin beach…boat capacity is (minimum of 15 pax/maximum of 20 pax) but additional 100 if you want side trips to capones and camara islands.we have also tents.capacity of 2 pax(P600) or 4 pax(P800). just inform me asap if you want and how many persons are riding.just don’t hesitate to contact this #s: smart-0919-984-6964 / globe-0927-8759352…feel free to ask and inquire about touring in anawangin beach or the 2 magnificent islands of san antonio,zambales.

EXPERIENCE THE EXCITEMENTS OF A BEACH HOLIDAY…
COME & VISIT THE BEST BEACH NEAR YOU…
WE OFFER WHITE BEACH ONE DAY TOUR PACKAGES…
IF U NEED BOAT OR VAN RENTALS ALSO?
PLS. CONTACT THIS #S: SMART-0919-984-6964,GLOBE-0927-8759-352
FOR MORE INFOS.

BOAT and BEACH ACCESSORIES RENTAL
BOAT RATES to ANAWANGIN COVE
1. P2000 for the big boat (capacity of 8-10 pax)
2. P3000 for the big boat (capacity of 11-15 pax)
3. P1000 for the small boat(capacity of 3 pax)
4. P1200 for the small boat(capacity of 4 pax)
• extra charges
1. plus P50/head side trip to capones island
2. plus P50/head side trip to camara island
BOAT RATES to NAGSASA COVE
1. P2500 for the big boat (capacity of 8-10 pax)
2. P3500 for the big boat (capacity of 11-15 pax)
3. P1500 for the small boat(capacity of 3 pax)
4. P1700 for the small boat(capacity of 4 pax)
BEACH ACCESSORIES FOR RENT
1. P200/hour for the surfing board (pro and beginner)
2. P100/hour for the body board and skim board
3. P300 for the camping tent (capacity of 2 pax)
4. P200 for the picnic tent or umbrella
5. P50 for the snorkel set
6. P100 for the emergency light or petromax
7. P50 for the bbq grill
8. P50 for the cooking pan


Contact number / Smart -09199846963
Globe -09165254063
Sun -09323582390

Email add / gilbertrealms@yahoo.com
gpp82681@hotmail.com

hi anton,

just want to ask if it is advisable to go to anawangin for day trip only, thanks!

Are there any tour guides which you can recommend for a day trip going to anawangin and capones? Thanks

to all anawangin campers,

just wanna inform you guys that
i have new a big boat that can carry 20-25 people
except any other stuffs.

we also have tour packages that is good for:
1-2 pax
3-4 pax
5-8 pax
9-12 pax
13-16 pax
17-20 pax
20-25 pax

FOR MORE INFOS PLS. contact this #s: smart-0919-984-6964 / globe-0927-8759352/ SUN-0932-358-2388…feel free to ask and inquire about touring in anawangin, nagsasa cove or the two magnificent islands of san antonio,zambales.

anawangin is beautiful, its a place you can go to as many times as you want and discover something new. its a quiet place were you can bond with nature. anawangin has tons of different areas from a forest to the beach. hiking to or in the area is also fun but it may take some time. the area has a river, mountains, waterfalls, beach, and another beach separated by the mountain, this beach has tons of shells and stuff to hike there takes about 20 min but you can just ride a boat to there if you want.

if you want a safe, enjoyable, fast and quiet boat trip or if you want to hike in anawangin (like to the waterfall Megan’s beach and stuff),
or from pundaquit to anawangin which takes a devastating 3 hours (depends on how you hike), and the best part is if you don’t feel like hiking back from anawangin to pundaquit you can just ask for a boat there contact:
: 09208289226 look for Arnold Brigaste
: 09392786484 look for Lizel Presente,

the price is 300peso pp for the trip and back (ask for prices to hike). they also rent tents and snorkels which is awesome if you forget them. and if you forget something just ask them they might be able to have it like a torch or even a cooler with ice. there’s even a useful a store there were you can buy stuff like drinks.
I Highly Recommend Them!!!

try to hang up with the most friendly and bobmarley looks like boat amn in pundaquit...09108162974 reynald liwarin literary known as kulot..

Hi everyone, just wanted to let you guys know about the new Standard Boat rate in Brgy. Pundaquit.

NON PACKAGE RATE
SMALL BOAT….(max of 4 pax)balikan
Pundakit to CAMARA island = P700
Pundakit to CAPONES = P1,000
Pundakit to Annawangin = P1,000
Pundakit to Talesayen = P1,500
Pundakit to Nagsasa = P1,800
Pundakit to Silanguin = P2,500
NOTE: Island HOPPING (CAMARA, CAPONES to ANNAWANGIN) = P1,500
BIG BOAT (5 to 10 pax) balikan
Pundakit to CAMARA island = P1500
Pundakit to CAPONES = P2000
Pundakit to Annawangin = P2000
Pundakit to Talesayen = P3000
Pundakit to Nagsasa = P4000
Pundakit to Silanguin = P6000
Island HOPPING (CAMARA, CAPONES to ANNAWANGIN) = P2500
BIG BOAT 11 pax and ABOVE
Pundakit to CAMARA island = P150/head
Pundakit to CAPONES = P200/head
Pundakit to Annawangin = P200/head
Pundakit to Talesayen = P300/head
Pundakit to Nagsasa = P400/head
Pundakit to Silanguin = P600/head
Island HOPPING (CAMARA, CAPONES to ANNAWANGIN) = P300/head
NOTE: All passenger will be issued with a lifjacket.
Tent 3 person = P250
4 person = P300
6 person = P500

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May iba pa po kayong option maliban sa resort nila Grace Armada na yan. May camping area po sa harap ng isla kung saan mas malamig at may mga cottage din. Nakapunta na ba kayo ng Anawangin or Nagsasa cove? Parang ganun din ang style. Mahangin din at mas maganda ang Magalawa Island hindi naman sa nagyayabang...
Kung gusto niyo pong i-try na pumunta tawagan niyo po ako sa Manila at tutulungan ko po kayong magcoordinate sa caretaker na isla na uncle ko din na si Uncle Mulo. Ito po yung landline number ko sa Maynila (02)983 0432 or sun number 09222688111 or smart number 09093414621 hanapin niyo lang po si Raymond (ako po yun). Ang number po ni uncle Mulo ko sa Magalawa ay (smart) +639294670505.

Ito po ang presyuhan doon sa campsite :

Boatpick up (2 way)
-- 100/pax-kung galing luan
-- 200/pax-kung galing masinloc

Entrance fee 100\pax overnight,

Cottage 1000\night (kasya 6pax)

Kasama na po sa entrance fee ang paggamit ng cr at maintenance ng lugar. Ingat lang po na huwag magkalat masyado kasi po maliit lang po na isla yun at mahirap kung magka garbage-problem. You will be spending about 300 or less for food siguro. Maraming nabibilhan ng pagkain sa loob ng island. Puwede rin po kayong magpaluto for a small fee. No available rental of snorkel/mask/fins dun for now so its a good idea to invest on a good set nalang. Wala pa rin po available na rental ng tent pero malapit na po. Mag inquire nalang po kayo kung may available na pagtawag ninyo. Kung magdadala po kayo ng sarili ninyong tent ay libre na po ang puwesto kasi po kasama na po sa entrance fee yun kaya entrance fee nalang at boatride nalang ang babayaran ninyo.

Ang puwesto na kung san nakatayo ang resort nila grace armada ay may problema kasi lumalabas na nagsquat lang sila dun.Dahil dito tuwing pumupunta ang may ari ng isla na si madam L.Ruiz ay pinapasara nila pang samantala ang resort nila Grace Armada. Dahil dito ay kailangan mag ingat kayo lalo na kung hinihingan kayo ng deposit ni Grace Armada. Kung magkabulilyaso tulad ng nabanggit ko ay hindi niyo na makukuha ang deposit niyo.

Basta tawag lang po kayo sakin o sa caretaker na si mang mulo.

Kung gusto niyo po makita beach namin pls visit my blog.

http://angislako.blogspot.com/2011/05/magalawa-island.html

Thank You.

good day to all...
we are offering boat tour going to anawangen and to nearby island at very affordable price and convenient tour.. contact us 09193910016,,

good day to all:
we the amazing pundakit boat service is offering cheapest package ever:

here is our package rate

P 600 per head for 9- 10 persons
P 650 per head for 8 persons
P 700 per head for 7 persons
P760 per head for 6 persons
P 600 per head for 5 persons
P 650 per head for 4 persons
P 760 per head for 3 persons
P 1010 per head for 2 person

Inclusive of the foloowing:
-round trip tour to anawangin
-island hopping to camara and capones island
-hatid sundo san antonio town to pundakit
-entrance fee in anawangin
-tent
-ihawan, cooking utensils and cooler will be provide for free..
-shower before and after is free
-emergency lights additional 100 pesos for electric fee(charging)
-free parking for 1 vehicle, succeding with charge.

thank you.. hoping to serve you,, godbless.. joan gonzales-perea 09193910016/09193123992

hi our trip to anawangin will be tomorrow and im so excited. when we get back i will surely share my adventures here

May maganda po na beach/camp area sa Tambobong, Pangasinan. Hindi pa siya commercialized kaya sobra ganda ng beach at mababait ang mga tao. There is a new resort there, just starting. Its called PANTALAN BEACH RESORT in Tambobong. Bawal ang maingay na karaoke, cemented parking for 10 cars(50/night), kubo rental at only 1.5k per night and maintenance fees at only 50/head for use of cr and bath kung gusto niyo mag tent lang sa beach!!! Pero very very basic facilities lang. They even offer set meals for groups. Or if you want them to cook merong minimal fees lang. The kubos are built right on the pantalan (port) so GREAT view of the ocean talaga. Maganda yung kubo and can fit 8 to 10 yata. Meron din built in tables made of bamboo lang. Rustic. Its owned by the Bobises so just call nanay Precy bobis or Deo Bobis at SUN#09227154685 or SUN#09236685401 or SMART#09075183062 for reservations and arrangements. I understand they can even arrange transpo to/from manila na rin now. Pls call or text for rates nalang. Thanks.


TAMBOBONG FACEBOOK PAGE

TAMBOBONG THINGS TO DO/SEE

TAMBOBONG/OSMENA BEACHES/CAMPING: COLIBRA ISLAND

TAMBOBONG/OSMENA BEACHES: KABAKUNGAN CAVE,BALINMANOK WRECK, BALAKI ISLAND HOPPING

TAMBOBONG/OSMENA BEACHES: FRESH WATER CAVE

Van Package from Manila-Anawangin-Manila with FREE SNORKLING FOR
for only
P1300/head minimum of 12pax only..
P1400/head minimum of 10
P1600/head minimum of 8

Inclusions:
Driver, toll fees,gas, parking fees ,
boat ride to anawangin and island hopping,
ENTRACE to anawangin,
TENT,1set of bonfire,
cooler with ice,
mineral water 5gal,
2packs of uling,
1pack of woods for bonfire,
kitchen utensils,
snorkeling at Camara or Capones Island.

Additional 400 per head for food(4meals BUFFET STYLE)
for more info contact us at:
Smart 09185595597 or 09399398456
TM: 09358118095
Sun: 09223753555

SPECIAL PROMO FOR ANAWANGIN Tour Packages.
WITH FREE SNORKELING OR LIGHTHOUSE TOUR.

PACKAGE A (with van transfer)
>>>>P1200/head minimum of 12pax and above..
>>>>> P1300/head minimum of 10-11pax.
>>>>>P1500/head minimum of 8-9pax.
PACKAGED INCLUDE:
*Roundtrip AIRCON Van transfer all in.
*boat tour anawangin, capones camara island OR/ snorkeling.
*2 days 1 night stay in anawangin-entrance fee-
*TENT FOR YOUR GROUP CAPACITY.
*gogles for snorkeling-cooking utensils.
*cooler na with ice pa.
*Mineral water(2container)
*Bonfire woods 1seT.
*KITCHEN UTENSILS(kaldero, kaserola etc).

We also offers boat package only for those commuters or with their own vehicle...

Package B Rates (without van transfer)
P 500 per head for 10 pax above.
P 550 per head for 8 -9pax.
P650 per head for 6-7pax.
P550 per head for 5 pax.
Inclusions:(Pick up point: Town proper of San Antonio, Zambales).
*Boat ride to Anawangin (round trip).
*Island hopping (Capones / Camara Island).
*Entrance fee / Environmental fee.
*TENT USAGE FOR YOUR GROUP CAPACITY.
*GOGLES FOR SNORKELING.
*cooking utensils (ihawan, kaldero, kutsilyo, pitsel, etc).
*cooler WITH ICE pA..

Additional 400 per head for food (4meals)MIN OF 8PAX.
FOR MORE INFO look for ALAN ARLANTICO: Smart: 09185595597 or 09399398456TM: 09358118095 Sun: 09223753555 please TExt or call for immediate response..
DIRECT BOAT OPERATOR PO KAME SA ANAWANGIN O PUNDAQUIT KAYA MAKAKASIGURADO PO KYO NG MURA AT MAGANDANG SERBISYO........

THINGS TO REMEMBER
The following is a list of things that would make your stay in Anawangin smooth, comfortable, and enjoyable. Take note that some of these are optional and it's really up to you if you want to bring them all. Before deciding which are necessary and which are not, always take into consideration that:

*There are no resorts in Anawangin.
*There is no electricity in the place.
*There is no cellphone signal reception in the area.
*Merchandise sold on the beach are very expensive.

Anawangin Checklist

*Cash - As mentioned, there are no ATMs near the place. All transactions will have to paid with cash.

*Tent - This is the only form of accommodation in Anawangin. You may choose to sleep outside on a mat but remember that the weather is unpredictable and it gets really cold early in the morning.

*Blanket - A light one should be sufficient.

*Hammock - You may want to bring a hammock for relaxation. There are a lot of trees available for you to tie the hammock on to. There are also peddlers selling hammocks for PhP200-Php300 (depending on the season) with "free-installation".

*Clothes - Make sure you bring enough for your overnight stay. You may also want to bring a jacket during the Amihan season to protect you from the cold.

*Goggles/Snorkel gear - There are fishes and sea flora but the place is really more of a swimming than a snorkeling place.

*Sunglasses - The surroundings can get very bright.

*Camera/Camera accessories - The place is very picturesque. You may want to bring an extra battery because there's no electricity for charging.

*MP3 player/Earphones/Portable speakers - Play music for extra relaxation.
*Ziplock bag - To keep you belongings, specially gadgets, dry
*Toiletries

*Portable lamp/Candles - There are lightweight, cheap lamps sold in Ace Hardware/SM Workshop for less that a hundred bucks. Make sure to bring enough batteries as needed. You can bring candles for additional illumination.

*Portable gas range/Butane - This will make cooking a lot easier. Portable gas ranges sell from PhP600 to PhP1500 in Ace Hardware/SM Workshop depending on the style/model. Butane canisters cost ~PhP60 in any hardware store.

*Charcoal - In case you want to cook/grill, bring some specially if you don't have a portable gas range.

*Spoon/Fork/Plate/Cup - Bringing your own utensils, plates, and cups instead of using plastic ones bought from the grocery store is always best for the environment.

*Food/Snacks - Don't bring too much or too extravagant food. Remember that the place encourages the simple life.

*Canned goods - Backup food is good to have. You may also live on a diet of canned goods in the place.

*Can opener
*Knife
*Dishwashing liquid
*Trash Bag - Make sure you bring a big trash bag to prevent litter from taking over the beautiful place. Trash bags can be left with the caretakers before you leave.

There are a lot of items you can borrow from your boatman, especially if you already built a good relationship from multiple visits. Remember that they lend you stuff out of the goodness of their hearts but giving them a well-deserved tip would be much appreciated.

Things to do in Anawangin Cove or Nagsasa Cove
1. Camping. Show us what you learned during your Boy Scout/Girl Scout days.

2. Island Hopping. Aside from Camara and Capones Islands, and Anawangin and Nagsasa Coves, there's Talisayin and Silangin Coves as well.

3. Skimboarding.

4. Frisbee. Play frisbee ala-Derek.

5. Photography. Now's the time to hone your landscape photography skills. And why not bring along your model-friends for portraiture shots.

6. Trek to Capones Light house. Take the longer route. Seriously.

7. Trek Mount Pundaquit. Always consider the weather should you decided to do this, guys. Safety should always be a priority.

8. Swimming. Obviously. :-) or Snorkeling (bring your gear)

WE RECOMMEND For YOU GUYS TO CHOOSE to THIS AFFORDABLE ANAWANGIN PACKAGEs FOR YOUR OWN CONVENIENT!!!
THIS PACKAGES PROVIDE ALMOST EVERYTHING YOU NEED WITH NO HIDDEN CHARGES ..


CHEAPEST Anawangin Tour Packages
P1200/head minimum of 12pax and above..
P1300/head minimum of 10-11pax
P1500/head minimum of 8-9pax
PACKAGED INCLUDE:
Roundtrip AIRCON Van transfer all in
*2 days 1 night stay to anawangin with entrance fee included...
*Boat ride to Anawangin (round trip)
*Island hopping (Capones / Camara Island or snorkelling)
*TENT USAGE FOR YOUR GROUP CAPACITY
-cooking utensils (kaldero,kaserola, kawali, kutsilyo, pitsel,sandok)
-Mineral water 2 blue container
-Bonfire woods 1seT
Additional 400 per head for food (4meals)

We also offers boat package only for those commuters or with their own vehicle...

Package B Rates:
P 500 per head for 10 pax.
P 550 per head for 8 pax
P650 per head for 6-7pax
P550 per head for 5 pax
Inclusions:
*2 days 1 night stay to anawangin with entrance fee included...
*Boat ride to Anawangin (round trip)
*Island hopping (Capones / Camara Island or snorkelling)
*TENT USAGE FOR YOUR GROUP CAPACITY
-cooking utensils (kaldero,kaserola, kawali, kutsilyo, pitsel,sandok)
-Mineral water 1 blue container
*cooler WITH ICE pA

NOTE:
*There are a lot of items you can borrow from your boatman, especially if you already built a good relationship! WE are Direct Boat Operator and Boatman of Zambales, WE WILL PROVIDE YOUR GROUP AN AFFORDABLE AND GOOD SERVICE!!!!! (Just ask what you need if available)

*Additional 400 per head for 4meals of FOOD , min of 8pax(click the link to view FOOD menu)

*ADDITIONAL P200 TO ALL OUR RATES IF YOU WANT TO MAKE NAGSASA COVE YOUR CAMPING DESTINATION...


4 more info contact us @
Smart:09399398456
TM:09358118095
Sun:09223753555
Look4 Jen or Alan Arlantico
https://www.facebook.com/AnawNagsasa/app_167969729896883

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