Beach camping in Nagsasa Cove is one great way to enjoy exquisite and pristine silence of nature away from the metropolis. My mountaineering group, the Sosyal Klaymers conquered this remote beach in Zambales last January 8-9, 2011. What a great way to start the new year! Ayt?!!!
It wasn't hard for us to get to this beautifully hidden cove as we were in this area in November of 2009 when we had our first beach bumming weekend in Anawangin Cove.
How we got to Nagsasa
Getting to Nagsasa Cove is easy even for first timers. Here's how we did it. We met up at Victory Liner Pasay on an early Saturday morning to catch the first trip bound for Iba Zambales. At around 5:30 AM we boarded the bus and went on a long 4 hour ride going to San Antonio Zambales. Fare is 275 pesos from Pasay to San Antonio.
We got off at San Antonio town proper and proceeded to the Public Market to buy some stuffs we need to survive another weekend in a remote paradise. You can do last minute shopping and also have your lunch here.
San Antonio Public Market
Loading our things in the tricycles
Tricycles that will bring you to Pundaquit Beach can be found at the terminal in the public market behind the San Antonio town hall. Fare is 25 pesos each, travel time is around 20 minutes.
Bridge along the way...
Photo-op in the bridge while inside the tricycle... Hahaha!
Pundaquit beach is the major jump-off point for a boat ride going to the different coves in Zambales (Anawangin, Nagsasa, Silanguin, Talisayin coves). We have contacted Ate Fe for the boat transfers. We were 10 and each paid 350.00 pesos for the 1-hour boat ride. This covers the round trip ride to and from Nagsasa cove.
Our boat, Queen Marie Fe
while waiting to board the boat...
As Nagsasa is twice the distance of Anawangin from the shores of Pundaquit Beach, you will pass by Anawangin cove along the way. Don't worry, you will never get bored as the natural beauty of the rock formations and sprawling hills around the area is picture perfect while enjoying the sea breeze gently caressing your body while on the boat.
For arrangements with boat services, you may contact Ate Fe at 09176675374 or 09087867606. I highly recommend them! Though there are a lot tricycles in the public market, you may also contact Kuya Vhanie for tricycle services at 09091155463. For the bus trip, you may check out Victory Liner's website for the fares and trip schedules.
To read the story on how we enjoyed Nagsasa Cove, click here.
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