April 9, 2011

Exploring Nagsasa Cove

This enchanting paradise is a must see place for all Travel Enthusiasts.

Nagsasa Cove is a perfect spot to relax and rejuvenate. Just about 4 hours away from manila, you can find this beautiful place fit for beach bums and campers especially for nature lovers.

How to get there:
From Victory Liner Caloocan, we boarded the first trip bound for Iba, Zambales. The bus left around 4:30am and proceeded on a long 4 hour drive to the town of San Antonio. We get off at San Antonio and took a 30 minute tricycle drive going to the village of Pundaquit where our boats are waiting.

Pundaquit beach is known as the best jump off point if you want to visit the beautiful coves of Zambales as it is the closest shores to these places.

 Pundaquit Beach

Nagsasa is twice as far as Anawangin, so it took us about an hour to get there. Expect to get wet on the boat ride. Particularly if you're going to ride the smaller boats good for 2 to 3 persons.

Compared to Anawangin, i find this place more peaceful and unspoiled.

There is no electricity, network coverage and facilities within the island. So before going there we made sure that we have everything we need like food, drinking water, flashlights, toiletries and tents. 

  • Bus Fare (via Victory Liner) - 520 pesos round trip
  • Tricycle Fare - 60 pesos round trip
  • Boat Fare - 350-400 pesos round trip
  • Island Fee - 100 pesos overnight
  • They also have Tents for Rent - 700 pesos good for 6 persons
  • Food, Drinks, Supplies - around 400-500 pesos per person 

Bring at least 2500 pesos per person . Its much better if you will go there with a group of friends.

Nagsasa Lake

Nagsasa Sunset

It was just an overnight stay, but we surely did enjoy every minute of it.