Sharing with you guys a budget travel island hopping in Zambales for just one day!
We packed our things and left at 3:00 in the morning. After a couple of exhausting rides, we finally arrived at Pundaquit beach at 8:30 AM (see below itinerary). We met Kuya Johnny, owner of the boats we rented who provided us with tools we need for cooking. After gathering all the things we need, we set forth to Capones.
Actually, a typhoon came a day before our trip so we hesitated if we will push through. I contacted Kuya Johnny and advised me that waves were strong the day before our trip. He told me that he’ll watch out if it will persist. We almost thought to just reschedule our plan, but thank God and goodness and all the lords, typhoon Salome left.
This island is my fave! I was awestruck by white sands, crystal clear water and rock formations.
We pitched our tent, cooked, ate and stayed in Nagsasa. Pitching of tent has no charge but if you want to stay in their comfy cottage, you have to pay P100. Entrance fee is P50
At 2:00 PM, we started trekking to witness the sweeping view of Nagsasa. A beauty from destruction.
The best 30-minute hike⛰⛰
Oh! and we found a spot to emote and take IG Worthy photos.
We opted to stay by the shore for like 30 minutes to swim, take pictures and rest a bit since we’re set to leave the island.
✏ SAMPLE ITINERARY ✏
100-200 Assembly at Victory Liner Cubao
600 ETA OLONGAPO
700 ETA SAN ANTONIO (front of Municipal Hall)
700-800 BUY GOODS AT WET MARKET
800-815 TRIKE TO PUNDAQUIT
815-830 PREPARATION FOR ISLAND HOPPING
830 ETD FROM PUNDAQUIT
930 ETA CAPONES ISLAND
1000 ETA NAGSASA
1000-1400 REST PITCH TENT COOK EAT CHILL
1430-1500 HIKE BACK AND FORTH NAGSASA COVE
1500-1530 REST PREP FOR ANAWANGIN
1600 ETA ANAWANGIN
1600-1630 SWIM REST CHILL PICTURE TAKING
1730 ETA PUNDAQUIT
1730 1745 TRIKE TO SAN ANTONIO
1800 ETD TO MANILA
🚍How to get there / Expenses💸
Bus from Victory Liner Cubao to Olongapo P202
Bus from Olongapo to San Antonio P44
Trike from San Antonio (Municipal Hall) to Pundaquit P20
Nagsasa entrance fee P50
In case you visit and enter Anawangin, there’s also a fee of P50. But in our case, we opted to stay at the shore for few minutes since we’re about to go home.
Nagsasa cottage P100 divide 5 = P20
Hike P50 for guide P10 environmental fee
2 Boats for whole day P3,200 divide 5 =P640
Total P1136/person *Food excluded*
Our one day island hopping tour is one for the books!
Kuya Johnny contact # 09202224687
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