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!
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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 ;)
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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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!
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