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    Go Swimming/Snorkeling

    by pres_16 Updated Sep 28, 2008

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    Go and enjoy swimming with your families and friends here, only that you need to be extra careful... be aware of the strong undercurrent and the depth of the water - note that the slope in not that 'friendly' as it drops off abrubtly into the sea.

    Aside from swimming, snorkeling is another interesting activity to enjoy here, so don't forget to bring your snorkeling gears.

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    Go Island Hopping/Hiking

    by pres_16 Updated Jul 6, 2008
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    From Anawangin Cove, we hopped to Capones Island. With only a small banca to get us there, moderate waves scared me a lot and kept dousing us with sea water. There is a lighthouse here you can visit on foot...this means walking thru big rocks and hiking thru a short but steep trail. Not knowing all these before our climb, we all hiked up without bringing along water and any food for power up. So, if you visit this place, don't forget your power up goodies, hiking up is tiresome.

    Reaching the top, we were rewarded with the awesome panorama. We went up here almost late in the afternoon but the sight of the sunset was a bonus for us.

    On our descent, we were rushing down the steep slope as it was beginning to get dark already. But we had to be careful with our step, a slide could bring us rolling down to the seashore.

    Remembering all the fun and the view we had, the climb was well worth all the trouble.

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    Admire the Panorama

    by pres_16 Written Jul 6, 2008
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    From the top of the lighthouse in Capones Island, be awed and admire the beauty of the sorrounding seas that extends to the horizon, the neighboring islands, the clouds, the blue skies, and if lucky, the sunset!

    We were all exhausted and dehydrated when we got here but our eyes were all filled with the beauty of nature sorrounding Capones Island.

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    Overnight Camping at Anawangin

    by monina_c Updated May 30, 2008

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    If the weather cooperates, it is a good experience to go overnight camping at Anawangin Cove. There is hardly anybody there except other campers and a couple of caretakers.

    It requires an adventurous spirit to enjoy being at Anawangin. There are rudimentary facilities and no electricity. Water comes from a hand-worked pump and the comfort room... will provide you the meanest of comfort :)

    But the views and the surroundings compensate for all the negative aspects of the place. If you want to commune with nature, then this is the place.

    BRING IN EVERYTHING YOU NEED.

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    Hike up to the Capones Island Light House

    by monina_c Updated May 30, 2008

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    Faro (Lighthouse) de Punta Capones
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    Hire a boat to take you to Capones Island and hike up to the abandoned Capones Lighthouse (more formally named as the Faro (Lighthouse) de Punta Capones on the Island of Grand Capon). It is located on top of the island but it's an easy hike from the beach. There is a rudimentary path following the ridge of the little island. It will probably take you a little over 10 minutes to walk up to the ruins of the buildings through some vegetation if your boat lands on the opposite side of the sandy beach frequented by swimmers.

    How did it come about that there's this little known lighthouse in this spit of rock in Zambales?
    It was because of the results of the study and survey of Antonio de la Camara who undertook the survey in 1884. The construction of the tower itself was only approved after adjustments of location to ensure the safety and integrity of the site and because of the difficulty of bringing the materials and the uncooperative weather, it took almost 7 years to complete the construction of this lighthouse. It was finally completed and Faro de Punta Capones went into operation in July 16, 1890.

    It somewhat resembles the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse (which is 2 years younger) although it is quite a bit shorter. A pity that the lightkeeper's building was left in disrepair. Just like the Cape Bolinao Light House, the tower itself is now powered by solar energy, hence the fact that they no longer need a full time light keeper :)

    The tower itself is beautiful with iron curlicues and trims. Very photogenic. :)

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    trekking

    by zippee Written Jun 18, 2007

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    If you're already in Anawangin and for you to have a better view of the cove, trekking the nearby mountain is a must. It's not a hard climb and can be done in 15-30 minutes max! but once on top, the view is rewarding. taking the sunset photo here is most ideal on top.

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    Capones Island

    by rmcuesta Written May 16, 2007
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    From the resort, take a boat ride to Capones Island. Here you will experience white sand beach. Just dont forget to bring snacks and big umbrella, because there are no shades on the island. Also within the island is Capones Lighthouse. Its about 20 minute uphill walk from the seaside. The abandoned lighthouse was built in 1890 and a good location to take pictures because of the excellent view of the ocean.

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    sunset tripping

    by zippee Written Jun 18, 2007

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    Though being in the cove will not give you a very good view of the sunset, catching the golden reflection of the sun behind the mountain can also be very dramatic.

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