Most visitors of Anawangin are so focused on the beach, mountain view and the campsite that only a few know about Anawangin Lake.
Anawangin Lake is not only a photographer's must-go destination; it also offers the common traveler a postcard-perfect view of the lake's jade green water with reflections of the pine trees, the sky and the mountain.
A few minutes walk to the left side of end of the beach will lead you to Anawangin Lake.
When you're on Capones Island during your island hopping activity, you can climb up the Spanish lighthouse complex located at the west peak of the island. The path leading up begins from the rocky beach on the northside and is somewhat difficult to find (looking for the way up is an adventure by iteself). Give yourself at least 2 hours.
Once you're up there, the view is simply awesome. The original Spanish lighthouse facility still stands in its original albeit weathered state. Makes you wonder how they manage to build the whole thing more than a hundred years ago. Be careful when standing by the cliff... it is a sheer drop to the rocky shore below.
One request: please do not vandalize this historic place. The brick structure has remained in a preserved state all these years. The lighthouse is an active aid to navigation to ships plying the area and is maintained by the Philippine Coast Guard.
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There's a lot of beaches that san antonio could offered, but if you like to enjoy your swimming in clear water with white sand, try anawangin beach in one of your island hopping. No resort facilities around the place, just a water pump available in the area if you need tapwater. In case, it is broke down, there is a clear water river near the shore.
I like this place, i really enjoy the serenity and beauty of its place. No cellphone signal, no electricity. Just bring your own stuff, food, tent etc for your backpacking trip.