Province of Zambales Things to Do

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Province of Zambales Things to Do

  • Swim swim in the pond

    Our team was the first to arrive at Anawangin, we thought there were games at Tinukib Festival but there was none. Well, while waiting for the party, we went for a dip at the pond! :) This photo shows me and my new found hiker friends :)

  • Lighthouse Visit

    Tales of the olden structures are enchanting, especially aged ruins of the days when the lighthouses are standing proudly, guiding shipping vessels.Visit these place to learn the story of its magnificent past. Explore and take a lot of pictures!

  • Anawangin Cove

    Aside from the beach area, explore the surroundings and take a dip in the river.Have an extra battery for your camera, sure you'll want to take more pictures of this pine tree rich cove.Toilets are old fashioned, fetch water from the deep well and be sure to lock your door. LOL.

  • Camping, trekking, swimming and boating

    One of the most famous cove in Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambales.A must see place especially for those who seek's something that our nature can offer.

  • Hike a cliff

    Just a few meters away from the beach, a small hill is overlooking the whole cove. It's about 15-20 mins hike to the top. Path is a bit steep but manageable. Just don't forget to wear proper shoe wear (e.g., hiking sandals/shoes). You can watch the sunset or sunrise from the summit.

  • Island Hopping

    Capones Island - The island is actually a big lump of rock formation with very little soil. Beaches around the island aren’t that homie for the usual tourist mainly because of the sand and rock mixture from the crashing waves of the open ocean.The lighthouse is at the back of the island when you’re facing the open sea. The steep steps up to the...

  • Swimming; Surfing; Snorkeling

    The province of Zambales is located in the western side of the Central Luzon Region in the island of Luzon, Philippines. Wide range of beaches that you can choose. From it's southernmost tip (Olongapo City) to the northernmost town of Santa Cruz, cool breeze will encourage you to dive to it's clear and clean waters.

  • Island hopping on a budget

    - Island hopping Very cheap courtesy of Mang Randy @ 0909-312-0345 P1,300 only for a boat of 4 for the 3 Islands- Trekking - Swimming

  • Weekend in Anawangin, Camara, Capones &...

    We went to Anawangin, Camara & Capones Islands and Potipot one weekend. I'd like to share with how we went about it:Day 1, Saturday, we went to Camara & Capones Islands, and Anawangin Cove. My husband & grandson pitched a tent at Anawangin Cove where they camped overnight with some photo buddies, while my daughter & I went back to Pundakit at about...

  • Relax and unwind in Capones Island

    We were supposed to take a boat ride to Anawangin Cove but the waves were too high and the weather didn't comply with our plan. We decided to go straight to Capones Island instead. The island is very deserted, very clean and relaxing. We shared the island with 2 other korean families, who put up their own tent and had lunch there. There are no...

  • Potipot Island

    Potipot island (Mini boracay)A Small island that has a powdery white sand.. You can have a picnic here. There are small table around the beach and a very nice view of the Zambales.

  • Photo Safari

    Zambales is a fast becoming a favorite of photo enthusiasts because of the diverse subjects and locations one can choose to create beautiful shots. Before, we went to the different towns of Zambales for a swimming holiday. Now, we go to Zambales not only to swim and have a vacation; we go to Zambales for a photo safari. We never run out of subjects...

  • Shortcut at SCTX

    The Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTX) has cut traveling time to Subic by more than one hour because travelers don't have to pass by McArthur Highway which usually has heavy traffic especially near the poblacion and public market areas. I suggest you take the SCTX whenever you go to Zambales, you will not only cut your traveling time, you will...

  • Hike up the Mountain!

    This activity will take roughly 4 hours. Approx 2 going up, 2 descending.If you plan to do a day trip, better be in San Antonio before 5am, so you can enjoy the cool air of dawn. And if you arrive before sunrise, the wide black sky dotted with millions of bright stars would be a sight to see. Actually, the earlier the better, so you can avoid the...

  • Grilling Lunch

    There are spots on the beach which have been used for setting up campfires and grills. Best to use these spots than create a new one, for environmental purposes. You may bring or have your local contact bring some coal, barbecue sticks and your food. You might the idea of grilling vegetables very handy, that is if you like veggies. We actually...

  • Rock climbing

    Capones is a small, undeveloped yet promising island destination. Some say this is where some of the scenes in the famous "Marimar" teleserye was shot. You may enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water along the beach, snorkel, explore the surroundings by kayak or simply walk around and discover the natural beauty of the island. I decided to climb...

  • From Anawangin, Trek to the other...

    To the left of anawangin cove, after passing the swamp, there is an established (though unmarked) trail to the other uninhabited cove adjacent anawangin. You have to climb up on the side of cliff before you can descend to the other cove.After about 10 minutes of trekking, the cove can already be seen from an arched cliff marked by a lone tree. The...

  • Stroll along the beach of Anawangin Cove

    Apart from swimming in the beach, you may likewise enjoy anawangin by walking along it's long shoreline. Pick a not so sunny hour to do your walk -- before 9am or after 4pm. Be sure to have your camera with you because the images to capture are plentiful.

  • In Anawangin Cove, Trek to the...

    To the right of anawangin cove in Zambales is the rocky edge of the shoreline. Let's just call this place "the rockies" as it has no name. There are interesting nooks and crannies in this area. There is even a ledge leading to the higher part of the rockface. If you're up to it, you may climb to the ledge like some of my friends did. There are many...

  • Fly Kites in Anawangin Cove, Zambales!

    If you're into kite-flying, then this is the place to bring your kites! My friend had his 4-year-old son along so he brought kites for him to play with. As it turned out, his son was not the only one who enjoyed playing with them. =)

  • Surfing

    I have not tried surfing but my friends got a basic course for surfing here. You can ask the front desk to assign to you an instructor which you can get the lesson for a group.

  • Palauig

    Somewhere north of Iba, Zambales Province's capital, is the beautiful town of Palauig. It is your typical rural town with pretty ricefields and just like any other coastal place in Zambales, this town being in the plains has great scenery- the mountain ranges in Central Luzon and shores east of the South China Sea.If you love nature, Palauig could...

  • Down the river to the sea

    Aside from the sweetest Mangoes, Zambales is also famous for its beaches. It boasts of fine sands and blue waters of the South China Sea. Except when there is a brewing storm, the waters are always calm and ideal for swimming. In some towns, small rivers, bordered by palm or fruit-bearing trees on both sides, meet the sea.

  • White sand island of Capones

    Capones being off the beaten track of Zambales, offers great white sand beaches, that you can reach only by a small boat..Its great for day trip and got a small swimming area... The photo is one of the many picnic place around the island.. To go there, you need to rent a boat, 300-500 for roundtrip and depending also on the number of people..

  • Capones Islands

    These three islands off the coast of Zambales are known as the Capones Islands. Filipinos who have seen the “White Castle” (liquor) commercial back in the early 80’s would recognize one of them as the white sanded island where a beautiful bikini clad lady gallops through astride a white horse. On second thought, nobody would probably recall the...

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