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“Very relaxed atmosphere”
Review of Nagsasa Cove

Nagsasa Cove
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

From Silangen, we continue our journey to Nagsasa Cove where we have our lunch. We paid an entrance fee of Php50.00/pax. There are a lot of campers here who have already setup their tents. Some of them are cooking, lazing off in hammocks, playing the guitar, etc. Since it’s already noon when we reached Nagsasa, we did not attempt to swim because of the scorching heat. If you want to buy souvenir made of bamboo, you can look for maglalako (street vendor), or he will look for you. I bought a ‘shot glass’ made of bamboo just because his jokes are so corny =p

Nagsasa Cove is clean with very nice fine black sand. We strolled along the beach and took some great pictures. They are selling a small block of ice for Php70.00! I know this is too expensive but what can we do? It’s so hot out there.

2  Thank tansally
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

It's good, the sceneries and the beach are awesome. The locals were really helpful and polite. They would assist you whenever you have problems. Although, it sucks that the commodities are very expensive (but I understand because we're in an island.)

Beware though of the fake falls and the sand slap because the wind is strong. Make sure that your things are properly secured especially at night.

Thank Reddranger
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Nagsasa is a beautiful beach with a mountain range as a backdrop, like two arms making an imaginary hug to the ocean. It has fine white/grey sand, finer sand under its waters, abundant trees around, and quiet nooks for privacy. It has a small community nearby so you'll be welcomed by beautiful warm smiles.

People who spend overnight trips usually sleep in tents. Other side of the cove is busier, where the community is and the resorts that start to sprout near one another (an impending ruin, hope not, to its beauty). A river that meets the sea becomes a lake during low tide. Its waters cast amazing reflection of the sky and the mountains. Stars are abundant on cloudless nights, not much pesky insects, and has restroom and cottages for dining (for a minimal fee).

Good for family, lone travels, couple's retreat, friends. Just please take your part in preserving this beautiful place. Be responsible with your trash and if you can, opt for the tent than the resort. The ugly version is just nearby, visit Anawangin to see what Nagsasa cove can be, if not preserved.

3  Thank ususera
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

This beach is right next to Anawangin - a Mountain away from Anawangin.
Still accessible through Pundaquit travel time around 30 to 45 minutes.
Stores are available too for food purchase and the locals here are approachable and willing to help.
the waters here are clearer than that of Anawangin.
Don't forget to visit the Water falls,but make sure to ask the locals for guide since it's far. I got lost trying my luck if i can find it.LOL guide fee is around 500 pesos.
also try dipping in the river just on side of the beach, nice warm waters.
The best thin i love about this place is unlike Anawangin the last time i went here June 2012, it still has the rustic feel but slowly it is catching up, people are putting up cottages, well i can't tell them not to because other people ask for it may be.
Just like Anawangin, don't leave your garbage, bring it back to Pundaquit. help save the beach.
Entrance fee is the same 100/day/head

2  Thank oddlynice
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Nagsasa Cove is the better alternative to Anawangin Cove. Although Anawangin is nearer, larger and has more pine trees that makes it more interesting (imagine a pine tree forest lining up the beach!), Anawangin is just too popular and crowded now! With more resorts and campers, I hope they will have more funds for its upkeep and maintenance.

Going back, Nagsasa still offers the same experience of pine trees and a beautiful cove with lesser crowd but from my last visit, garbage is piling up! Enough to make it an eyesore. Too bad Filipinos are clean inside their houses but not when it comes to the environment. Tourists should be educated about the 'Leave No Trace' principle and should be enforced in Nagsasa. Too bad, tourists themselves are destroying exactly what makes them head there in the first place. Really stupid and sad.

I really hope the caretakers should do something about it. Have tourists bring out whatever they bring in.

Anawangin and Nagsasa used to be really clean and pristine. Although, compared to Puerto Galera in Mindoro or La Luz in Batangas, Nagsasa still has my vote as the best beach nearest Manila.

You can get there by boat from Pundaquit, Zambales. Or by trekking off Subic, Zambales. Another good island to visit there is Capones Island and its lighthouse.

1  Thank blindgeekpoet
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