2 Days and 1 Night in Anawangin Cove was surely one of a kind! What was supposed to be a trip to Mt. Pinatubo turned into camping into the woods during a typhoon!
Nino and I went during off season. Literally we were the only tourists camping there. The Anawangin cove doesn’t have electricity and no mobile signal. It was surely looked like we were stranded in an island!
How to Get to Anawangin Cove
Based from this post from The Poor Traveler:
The first step is to get to Brgy. Pundaquit, which is the jump off point to Anawangin Cove and other San Antonio beaches.
MANILA TO ANAWANGIN COVE
- Catch a Victory Liner bus bound to Iba or Santa Cruz, Zambales, and get off at San Antonio Public Market. Travel time: 4-5 hours. Fare is between P270 and P360, depending on which part of Manila you’re coming from. Alternatively, you may also travel by bus to Olongapo City (P218 from Pasay; P207 from Cubao), and then board another bus to San Antonio (P58).
- Take a tricycle to Pundaquit. Travel time: 20 minutes. Fare: P60 if you’re alone; P30 per person if you’re part of a group.
- Rent a boat to Anawangin. Travel time: 20 minutes. Boat rates below.
PUNDAQUIT TO ANAWANGIN COVE
Please note that a P20 municipal/environmental fee will be collected upon entering Pundaquit. Once there, you have two options:
- By Sea. Find a boatman that will take you to Anawangin. Price was P1500 for two people. It included a tent. So it was fair deal.
- By Land. Trekking is also a good option. Anawangin Cove can be reached after a 4-5-hour hike over Mt. Pundaquit (Jump-off point: Pundaquit), while Nagsasa after a 5-6-trek over Mt. Nagsasa from Sitio San Martin, Subic.
When we got to the island, we rented a cottage for P300 for one night.
Some Tips to your 2 Days and 1 Night in Anawangin Cove
- Buy and bring your drinkable water to the island. You buy them before you hop on the boat.
- Bring mosquito repellant
- You might want to borrow a tent from your friends to save money
- Better to use microfiber towel for easy drying
- Go to the market to buy your food
What To Do on your 2 Days and 1 Night in Anawangin Cove
- Hiking- we hiked a nearby hill to see the island from this perspective. The hike was easy but just be careful with the rocks.
- Stargazing- although due to cloudy weather, we weren’t able to see the stars. But it would have been spectacular!
- Swimming- definitely do this but be cautious all the time.
- Watch the Sunset
Our dinner that time was only 3 fingers of banana, 4 apples, 6 boiled eggs, and wheat bread for the two of us.
2 Days and 1 Night in Anawangin Cove during typhoon season
This was actually my first camping experience. We were hit by a typhoon at night. Nino and I were prepared anyhow. We transferred our tent inside a hut before the storm even came. We’re so glad we did since the wind was so strong it could fly us away while we were inside the tent. Literally I thought it was the end of the world. Nino just looked all cool about it but my mind was thinking all the scenarios that could happen. I don’t think we slept properly at all with the wood behind our backs and rain coming inside soaking us. It was also a good thing I didn’t need to go to the bathroom because there was no proper toilet at all. But if it did come up, one tip I read was to bury it. Let it decompose and not put it inside a plastic bag and prolly use electric bidet.
The next morning, the boatman picked us up at 08:00. I was worried he couldn’t picked us up due to the typhoon. But glad it was good weather in the morning.
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