Philippines, Zambales

Pundaquit: Gateway to the Coves and Islands of Zambales

Pundaquit is a fishing village in San Antonio, Zambales. It is the gateway to the province’s different coves (Anawangin, Silanguin, Talisayin, Nagsasa) and islands (Camara, Capones).

There are cottages and resorts in the area if an overnight camping at the coves is not possible. You may check this out for a list of resorts. I stayed at Wild Rose Beach Inn with my family when we went there last March because they have a nice swimming pool.

For boat trips to the islands and coves, I suggest that you head to the beach and talk directly to the boatmen. Resorts give flat rates and get commission from them. This is also to ensure that the boat you are going to use is big enough to accommodate your group. Three men from Kuya Mike Bactad’s crew sailed with us. We were ten in a big boat.

Victory Liner Caloocan passes through San Antonio, Zambales daily.

Mike Bactad (boatman) – 0928 340 5136 / 0927 780 1312

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13 thoughts on “Pundaquit: Gateway to the Coves and Islands of Zambales”

  1. Been meaning to go here for the longest time. Hanggang ngayon, di pa rin nangyayari. Haha. Considering ang lapit lang nito sa Manila. Thanks for sharing this Nelle! And I love the first photo by the way. πŸ™‚

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  2. one of my favorite spots for a weekend getaway… been to Anawangin, Capones and Camara in 2009 and to Nagsasa 2 3 months ago… indeed, Zambales has hidden treasures need to be discovered… I want to visit Magalawa Island next time… =D

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