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“"Perfect place to relax"”
Review of Anawangin Cove

Anawangin Cove
Reviewed April 18, 2013

I went in this place i think 5 times?? i'm not sure.. but the reason why i want to stay here every summer its because the place is very relaxing and affordable. and you know what?? the people in this place are generous, hospitable and very kind. they don't take advantage to the tourist. the rate is also the same. i remember the first time i went here i don't have a lot of money and my friend are the one who paid my expenses. i thought it was expensive like visiting boracay or puerto gallera but believe it or not we spent less than Php 900 for 2 days 1 night together with our island hopping but we have our own vehicle. that's why i taught to myself that i will visit this place again. when we visit this place again together with my friends and cousins we take a bus to get there. our budget for our trip is Php 1,700.00 per head together with the food, drink, island hopping. i was amaze when we met Kuya mike the caretaker of the Nipa hut that we rent. he ask us if we want him to cook for us. we were happy because we dont need to take an effort for cooking our breakfast. i taught he will ask for an expensive price but i am shy because its very cheap when he ask for the payment. This place is very good and cheap to visit. the sand and the water are very clear. i suggest you to visit this place. for sure you will visit this place again and again once you've been here.

4  Thank Elvin Patrick G
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

went in Pundaquit last March with my Fiance we decided to take an Island hoping tour for 1500. Anawangin is more or less 30 mins from our hotel via motor boat. This is the first time I went there, amazed by the photos of my friends taken there I was so excited, but it all went our when we got there "It's not how it looks in the photo anymore". We were welcomed by bamboo fences across the shore line that made the island look like a military camp. cottages, picnic bench, novelty and sari-sari stores are everywhere! they've also made shower rooms and toilets for traveler's convenience. by the way, you have to pay Php50 for every fence that you cross (will probably take you around 200 pesos to see the whole island). It is made for convenience now but what I'd like to see is the old anawangin which they refer as a virgin island with a feel of the nature far from the polluted metro manila.

5  Thank ddeveram
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This place (anawangin island) is a place to be visited not only for lovers bur also for group of friends and family. A romantic place and very solemn place. Experience scuba diving, snorkling, camping, mountain trekking and swimming in the sea of corals and fishes. Bon fire in the midst of the night!!1

1  Thank PartyKhel
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Anawangin cove is for people who like outdoors since you will sleep in a tent and spend the rest of the day just in the nipa hut with the direct heat of the sun. you must bring a lot of board games as to not get bored, lots of water, and food, flash light candle, plastic spoon and fork, plastic cups, katol, blanket bed sheet and mini pillow, long sleeves and sunscreen for portection. there is s mini trek there its better if you pay 20php for the. private trail.. the beach is okay. the bathroom facilities are okay there is water supply but there is no electricity in the island. at noght. you can set a bon fire and there is a 24hr sari sari store. there is a nearby island, the capones island where you can go to the light house. a word of caution, you will get wet when you go there because you have to swim a little to get to the shore since the area are rocky. its advisable to wear aqua shoes for protection. from manila to zambales it would take about 4 hours via van, then sa boat ride about 1hour.. its better if you will et a tour package via metrodeal or somewhere.. it is easier..

1  Thank thenavigator8
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

take 5hour victory liner bus ride from pasay to iba, zambales 356pesos to Brgy. san antonio, then tricycle 30pesos to pundaquit,
we took the 550 pesos per person package from a local named allan (just ask anybody for allan) which included boat rental+tent+ice+cooking utensils, 1gallon mineral water, firewoods for bonfire/ cooking food, entrance to anawangin cove with wood table and trip to capones island. The locals are nice and very helpful to tourists.
buy foods in the market before coming to the island. \we extended our stay for one night (additional 200pesos) so we bought a few items there like
salt-5pesos,
oil-10pesos,
1.5 coke-70pesos,
cooked rice-15pesos,
1pc raw egg-10pesos,
fried galunggong-10pesos each,
instant noodles-10pesos,
halo halo -40pesos
hammock/ duyan-- 150 (haggle)
the island doesn't have electricity..so bring flash lights, candles, lighters, lamps.
the 10? shower area is open type (no walls) powered by water-pump generator and one fluorescent light that sometimes goes off at 10 or 11pm so u have to bring a light source with u. i think there were 8 rooms with toilet bowls(clean as white but always wet and little smelly because other disrespectful guest doesn't flush their pees)
and 5 changing rooms with no lights of course (changed in the toilet room instead because it smelled like pee inside).
Dont go during peak season pls..there's just too many people. i didn't got enough sleep in my whole stay because of many drunk campers who still yell and dance like an idiot and stole some firewoods and water from us at 3am. that just ruined everything.

overall, great experience! i had my first cook using woods, bonfire, sand castle making, good waves, u can see many corals near the shore,though not so many colourful fishes unlike in palawan, and the water is tooooo salty.

7  Thank Mao L
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