Zambales Getaway

January 16, 2017 Zambales, Philippines


This year, I've decided to cross out as many as possible from my Project 81 list. I'm not even sure if can make it but I strongly believe that if there's a will, there's a way. To start my adventure this 2017, I chose Zambales as my 12/81! Man, I have a looooong way to go. Ehem, this blog is accepting donations and sponsorships for travel! ;)

I've done my research and there are a lot of things to do and so many places to visit in Zambales. I can only pick one because a) budget and b) time, so I had to chose which one will be worth it all. We had a week to decide which among Liwliwa, Crystal Beach, and Anawangin is it going to be. It was a tough call between those three and I have to admit, it gave me a a headache.


In the end we chose Anawangin/Nagsasa Cove as it offers much more activities like island hopping, snorkeling, hiking, and more. When we got there, we went straight for island hopping!

Kamara Island
We stayed there only for a while because our boatmen are a bit impatient when in fact we've paid them quite a price for the tour. Yeah, I was pissed. Nonetheless, photos are amazing, credits to my favorite person for all my photos, hihi. It had white sand but the shore has shells and stones instead of sand and it's surrounded by rock formations.

Of course, what's an adventure without my favorite waterproof backpack? Disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post. I just really like my backpack because it's green and it's so photogenic! ;)
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Capones Island

This is probably my favorite island in Pundaquit. It's has the finest and whitest sands among the islands that we visited. It wasn't crowded at all! I wish we could just stayed here longer but again, we had a very grumpy boatman. I didn't want to spoil the fun so I just shrugged it off and went on with our tour.


We asked if we could go snorkeling, and they said this is the island to do it. So yay, we went diving. The ocean was as clear as a crystal, I fell in love immediately. I'm really drawn to the ocean, I guess it's a mermaid thing ;)

It's just perfect isn't it? Sadly people have a habit of destroying our perfect nature and all it's beauty. Like these vandalism below. Really though, why do it?


Anawangin Cove

I wanted to see the famous Anawangin Cove so badly, so we just stopped by there to take a look around even though our boatmen thought it was a waste of time. They didn't actually tell us that, but I guess they were right. When we got there, there was an entrance fee and we cannot afford to go in since we we're staying at Nagsasa Cove instead. So all I had was a peek at of the cove and the campers. I think it's best if we just stayed there instead of Nagsasa Cove. Anawangin had a river inside their campsite!

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Nagsasa Cove




The island where we stayed for the night. It view was amazing, as well as every island we just went to. They also offer a lot of activities like snorkeling, hiking, cliff diving, beach volleyball, , which I didn't get to enjoy because someone just had to sleep the whole day! It was a good thing I brought a book with me, to keep me relaxed and occupied. Note to self: always always bring a book when going on a trip.
The one with the morning after
All in all, our getaway was fun and I wasn't tired at all when we came home, just broke.We had a bad deal with our tour, it was too expensive. We were not able to do many activities like what I have expected. On the bright side, I got to read a book on the beach by myself for hours, this is the dream, and I got to take a lot, I mean a lot, of photos!
Here's a panaroma of Nagsasa Cove's sunset. It was indeed breathtaking. I'll be posting a travel guide soon, and hopefully I could finish a Vlog before the week ends. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did. Now, where to next? :)

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22 comments

  1. I'm aiming to visit a lot of Philippine provinces this year, too! Hehe. So, good luck to us with our goals. Btw, your photos are so nice Nika! Nag-camping ba kayo on Nagsasa Cove or di u rent a cottage or something? Will wait for your travel guide. ;)

    xx, The Diary Queen

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    1. We camped out there, but we ended up renting a cottage with tables as well. Good luck on your travels! I still wish we can go on a trip together along with all our other blogger friends :) Btw, I just posted the travel guide here. :)

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    2. Well, why not?? I would love to go on a trip with you guys!! Let's plan one. HAHA

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  2. Ahhhh, your photos are sooo nice!!! This post makes me want to go to Zambales right away!!! Hopefully soon, I can :D

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    1. Thank you!! Zambales is a must visit, for sure! :)

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  3. Your pictures are amazing.. I need a holiday in the sun asap now! I am in love with your blog too, you should be so proud.. well done gorgeous gal! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, this means so much to me! <3

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  4. Stunning photos! I crave the beach so much but the weather isn't cooperating. I hope this summer I will! :)

    http://thewallflowersecrets.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm super excited for the summer, too! :)

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  5. Wow the Philippines looks absolutely beautiful! And your pictures are gorgeous! So pleased I discovered your blog! xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Beauty Fashion Lifestyle

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    1. Yay, thank you! You should put Philippines in your travel bucketlist! ;)

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  6. WOW!! THE VIEW IS AMAZING!! The photos looks very lovely!!! It really made me want to visit Zambales!! I also love your swimsuit! hahaha!

    Loi x Wanderlaska

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    1. Thank you! I got the swimsuit from Hapee Jonee on instagram, I forgot to credit! Hehehe. Come visit! :)

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  7. Totally love the photos! I am also planning this year more travels LOL. can't wait to be home again in Philippines ^^

    http://itsbeyondimaginations.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yay for travels!! Are you back in the PH now? :)

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  8. I've always wanted to visit Zambales. I've never imagined that it would be that beautiful! Super ganda ng pictures mo <3 may drawing na kami to Zambales since last year pa, but it looks like I'll be able to visit this place next year pa. Hahaha.

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    1. Gusto ko yung may drawing na, magaling din kami jan eh hahaha. Zambales will be waiting for you ;)

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  9. Wow. These photos are really breathtaking! Great eye!

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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  10. Gosh, I would like to have a such getaway to Philippine paradise too!

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    1. Hi Agnes! You are more than welcome to visit the Philippines! Promise you'll put the Philippines in you travel list! :)

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  11. I looooove your photos! My best friend and I are going to Anawangin this coming June haha. I'm praying that the weather would be nice to us :D

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