Friday, September 7, 2012

Anawangin - Capones Day Trip


Pundaquit

Anawangin
Capones



Boat Ride

Bus Rides


The island of Anawangin and Capones is a must see destination here in the Philippines. It is perfect for adventurous and nature loving people, since there is no electricity and commercial businesses there. You need to bring or rent a tent if you want to sleep there.  But if you’re not the adventurous- nature loving person, I suggest that taking a Day Trip to Anawangin and Capones would be the perfect idea. It’s better to sleep in your own bed rather than a tent after a very long and tiring hike.
Andok's & Sr. Pedro FTW

Backpacking literraly 
Anawangin Shore
Dinner at Meat Plus

   I and my friends took a spontaneous trip to Anawangin.  We left our house at around 5am and went to the Victory Liner Bus Station in Cubao. It took us four hours from Manila to Iba, Zambales. I think it will be a faster ride if you will take the SCTEX Iba Bus. We arrived in Iba, Zambales at around 10am  and bought our food and groceries at the town center. We bought our lunch at Andok’s , fresh fruits at the market, and chips & drinks at the grocery store near the bus station. After buying all our stuff that we     need for our trip we hired a van which brought us directly to Pundaquit. The van ride from Iba to Pundaquit will take you about 30 to 45 minutes. When we arrived to Pundaquit we hired a boat which costs about 1,500 for the 5 of us. The boat man brought us to Anawangin. We ate our lunch at Anawangin and swam at Capones. Since the driver told us it’s better to swim in Capones since the sand is cleaner and there are lesser crowd there. The island of Capones is a very nice place to chill around and drink we stayed there for about 4 hours and had a picnic there. After that we left Capones and went back to Pundaquit. We took a bath at the hotels near the beach since it is much cleaner than the bathrooms in Anawangin.  After that, we ate dinner at Meat Plus in Subic rode a taxi back to the bus station and went home.
 Estimated Anawangin-Capones Budget per Head
One way Bus ride from Manila to Iba, Zambales via Victory Liner
P
213
Van ride to Pundaquit
P
150
 Roundtrip Boat ride to Anawangin – Capones
P
300
Food/ Drinks (Andok’s Chicken + Grocery Goods + Rice + Dinner in Subic + Softdrinks + Alcoholic Beverages)
P
500
Tricycle ride to the town Center
P
50
Bus ride from the Town Center to Iba, Zambales
P
40
Bus Ride from Iba, Zambales to Manila
P
213
Total
P
1466

Suggested Anawangin Capones Day Trip Itinerary:
5:00 Go to the Victory Liner Station at Edsa Cubao
9:00 Arrive Iba, Zambales
9:10 Buy food at the Fast Food Chains (Andoks, Chooks to Go, Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal, & Sr. Pedro)   near the bus Station. You can also buy your drinks  and other travel essentials at the grocery store near the bus station.
10:00 Hire a Van which can Go directly to Pundaquit. It is better to share  a van. Which will cost you 800 per one way van ride for the whole group.
10:45 Arrive Pundaquit.  Hire a boat ride to Anawangin
11:30 You can eat your lunch at Anawangin.
14:30 Go Swimming in Capones Island.
17:30 Leave Capones and go back to Pundaquit
17:45 take a bath in the nearby hotels in Pundaquit (P50 per head)
18:45 Take a Tricycle to the Town Center
19:00 take a bus ride to Subic
19:45 Dinner in Subic
21:30 Go back to the Victory Line Bus Station
21:45 Leave Iba, Zamabales
23:30 Arrive Manila
TRAVEL TIPS:
-          Travel light
-          Bring at least P1,500 or $35
-          Bring your own toiletries
-          Buy food at the town center.
-          Don’t be afraid to ask questions for directions
-          Have fun and make friends
-          Swim at Capones since it’s much cleaner less crowded.
-          Don’t swim in Anawangin because the sand is grey, the water is too deep and there are so many people.
-          Eat lunch in Anawangin
      Buy ice in Anawangin



4 comments:

  1. Thank You! I but I just wanna know are there hotels in Capones or Anawangin? if so what place do you think is better to check into?

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  2. I also wanna ask the Hotel Rate for 2 days 1 night if you know. ^__^

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    1. There are no hotels in Anawangin and Capones Island. You can only camp in these areas since the local municipality wants preserve the beauty of the Island. However , you can also look for resorts in Pundaquit which is near Anawangin and Capones.

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  3. WE RECOMMEND YOU GUYS TO CHOOSE THIS AFFORDABLE ANAWANGIN PACKAGEs FOR YOUR CONVENIENT!!!
    THIS PACKAGES PROVIDE ALMOST EVERYTHING YOU NEED WITH NO HIDDEN CHARGES ..

    PACKAGE “A” WITH VAN FROM MANILA!!!!
    Roundtrip AC Van Manila-Zambales-Manila transfer All Included!
    (gas, tollfee, drivers meal & parking)
    P1200/head minimum of 12pax and above..
    P1300/head minimum of 10-11pax
    P1500/head minimum of 8-9pax

    Inclusions:
    Pick up along EDSA
    boat ride to Anawangin Roundtrip
    2 days 1 night stay in Anawangin(entrance fee included)
    OPTIONAL BOAT TOUR: island hopping to Capones &or Camara island
    or trekking to Capones lighthouse or snorkeling(if available)
    Lifevest
    Trekking to Hilltop to anawangin (ask the caretaker)
    TENT FOR YOUR GROUP CAPACITY(3pax capacity each tents)
    cottage or table for your group
    cooking utensils(kaldero,kaserola,kutsitlyo etc.)
    cooler na with ice pa!
    Mineral water (For the group capacity)
    Bonfire woods 1set

    We also offers boat package only for those commuters or with their own vehicle…

    Package “B” Rates
    Meet up point: Town proper of San Antonio Zambs or to the Pundaquit port
    P 500 per head for 10 pax above
    P 550 per head for 8 -9pax
    P 650 per head for 6-7pax (big boat)
    P 550 per head for 5 pax

    Inclusions:

    boat ride to Anawangin Rountrip
    2 days 1 night stay in Anawangin(entrance fee included)
    OPTIONAL BOAT TOUR: island hopping to Capones &or Camara island
    or trekking to Capones lighthouse or snorkeling(if available)
    Lifevest
    Trekking to Hilltop of Anawangin(ask the caretakers)
    TENT FOR YOUR GROUP CAPACITY(3pax capacity each tents)
    Cottage or table for your group
    Cooking utensils(kaldero,kaserola,kutsitlyo etc.)
    Cooler na with ice pa!
    Mineral water(For the group capacity)
    Bonfire woods (1set)

    for more info contact us at:
    Smart: 09185595597 or 09399398456
    TM: 09358118095
    Sun: 09223753555
    TExt or please call for immediate response..
    Look 4 Jen or Alan Arlantico
    Email us @: anawangintour@gmail.com
    http://anawangintravel.blogspot.com/

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