Sunday, August 30, 2015

My Weekend at Anawangin Cove

Here goes another post of what I did last summer. I was lucky enough to have spent a whole weekend at Anawangin Cove with my closest friends in college and that it happened to be on my birthday!

We arrived at the cove late in the afternoon just in time to get settled in before the sun goes down. For those who don't know, Anawangin Cove is in Zambales and to get there you'll have ride a 20-30 minute boat ride from Pundaquit or a 6-7 hour trek through the range. It is a popular site for camping. No electricity, no cell signal. You get the picture. Nagsasa Cove and Capones Island are some of the few neighboring scenic places in the area as well.

If you want to do a photowalk, do it in Anawangin! After setting up our tents, we went around for a while and stumbled upon this swamp which immediately reminded me of the novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. I can imagine her strange house surrounded by all these trees! Yay me I didn't forget to take panorama shots on my phone. Haha

Peculiar me

Far from all the pollution in the city, the night sky was 10 times more beautiful. We made a bonfire alright, but we left it and laid down on the beach to catch falling stars. We saw a lot and huge ones too! It was a lovely way to end my birthday.

The morning after that, Tom and I decided to follow our friends who were walking towards the coastline.

I though it was going to be "a romantic morning walk on the beach" but hell no. By the time we were with our friends, I found out that that "walk" was a "get a hold on that wall!" don't step on a slippery rock!" "watch out for that wave!"

If I only knew what we were getting into, I would've changed into a more proper attire and not wear sleepwear for trekking!

It was fun though! The beach on that side was secluded as it was a bit of a challenge to go to.

There is an actual trail for trekking in Anawangin Cove and since some of my friends didn't go with us that morning, they decided to go with us to the mountain at noontime. TuT It was really hot. 

But the view was worth it!!!

It was all worth it!


  1. Went to Anawangin a couple of years ago and it was still as majestic as what you've posted!:) Although I'm a bit sad that the waters can be a bit of a disappointment when the place gets crowded (aka trash floating around). :)

    1. I agree. I guess if there are trash bins on every corner then people wouldn't have any reason to put their dirt some place else.

  2. I would love to go to Anawangin but I'm not really sure who would want to come with me LOL.

    1. Invite your friends and family! I actually forgot to mention how this trip was so last minute. The group decided to push through with Anawangin only the day before! Haha.

  3. Gorge. ❤ my friends and I bought a camping trip here last March but we still haven't been able to use it, lol! Hoping to see the place real soon!

    1. Thanks! Make sure the weather is nice when you go there. I heard some colleagues of mine got stranded because of the bad weather; they couldn't get to Pundaquit by boat so they had to trek the whole range!



This blog contains writings, musings and other distractions from the desk of Michelle B.