Red Butterfly Travel Series: Anawangin Cove and Capones Island


One lazy afternoon, one of my friends texted and asked if I wanted to join him and a few others to go on a road trip to Anawangin. Since I had nothing better to do, I said sure, why not? I haven’t been there anyway and I’ve heard great things about that place.

Since it was a spur-of-the-moment kind of trip, we didn’t have any reservations anywhere. Fortunately, there were still 2 available rooms left at Nora’s Beach Resort when we got there around 9 or 10pm. The place was ok. They have budget friendly room rates. An overnight stay at an AC room good for 4 people costs P2,000 (43 USD). That’s only 500 pesos (11 USD) per night per person.

Nora’s Beach Resort
Brgy. Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambales

We woke up early the next day for our tour. By 6am, we were already on our way to Camara Island.

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to dock due to the waves. So we went to our next destination: Capones Island.

I didn’t know that we had to trek to go to the lighthouse. I think it took us around 45-60 mins to get there.

Of course, being an adventurous group, we had to climb up the creaking and disintegrating lighthouse. We had to go up one by one just to be safe. The place looked like it’s about to fall and crumble anytime.

Such a waste! They should have taken care of this place (Paging Gov. Amor Deloso). Anyway, we trekked back to our boats and went to our 3rd stop: Anawangin.

To be quite honest, I enjoyed Capones more than Anawangin. Anawangin’s overrated. Sure it’s different because of the Pine trees and the river. But when we got there, my jaw dropped not because of awe. I was like, Ha? That’s it? Or maybe because I was expecting too much. The sand was gray, the river was drying up and some people were just leaving their trash anywhere. Most of us were unimpressed. And since we were still tired of the trek at Capones, we decided to just while away the time by taking a nap in one of the cottages there.


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