Nagsasa Cove Travel Guide: The Panoramic Cove of Zambales

Nagsasa

Zambales Travel Requirements

  • Vaccination Certificate (downloadable at https://vaxcert.doh.gov.ph/) or updated RT-PCR negative test result for partially and unvaccinated individuals
  • Valid ID
  • Booking confirmation from DOT Accredited Accommodations
  • Zambales Visita QTP (https://visita.zambales.gov.ph)

About Nagsasa Cove

The rise to fame of Anawangin paved the way for other hidden coves in the western coast of Zambales to be known, and one that is fast becoming popular is the Nagsasa Cove.

With sand that is the same with Anawangin, an area twice as big, and perhaps a more beautiful backdrop, Nagsasa Cove promises everyone a more fun adventure.

Nagsasa
Mount Nagsasa

An hour and a half from barangay San Miguel and Pundaquit in San Antonio, Zambales, the cove offers more than what other coves in the area can offer: a lovely beach on a grayish sand; a lake that reflects the beautiful landscape; a grassy mountains that turn brown on summer; a waterfalls hidden in the mountain’s side; and the serenity and simplicity of life that the place guarantee.

Nagsasa
Sunset at Nagsasa Cove

How to Get to Nagsasa Cove

Bus: Manila to San Antonio (Zambales)

Going to Nagsasa Cove is pretty similar to Anawangin Cove, and the same applies to Talisayin Cove and even the farthest Silanguin Cove.

To get there from Manila, ride a bus bound to Iba or Sta. Cruz, Zambales via Olongapo. Victory Liner has scheduled trips to these destinations. Tell the driver to drop you off at San Antonio. Fare starts at P270, travel time is around 3 to 4 hours via NLEX.

Upon reaching San Antonio, transfer to a tricycle to Barangay San Miguel or Pundaquit, standard rate is P30 per person, you may opt to add some tip since it is quite far.

Boat to Nagsasa Cove

Boats can be chartered at Barangay San Miguel or Pundaquit going to Nagsasa Cove, rate starts at P2,000 for Anawangin – Capones-Nagsasa round trip good for maximum of four persons. Travel time from Pundaquit to Nagsasa is approximately 90 minutes.

Pundaquit Boat Rate (As of 2020)

Destination Small Boat Rate (1-4 person) Big Boat (Minimum 10 person)
Camara P1,000/boat P150/person
Capones P1,200/boat P200/person
Anawangin P1,200/boat P200/person
Talisayen P1,700/boat P300/person
Nagsasa P2,000/boat P400/person
Silanguin P3,000/boat P600/person

Note: Side trip – additional P100

Nagsasa
Nagsasa Cove before sunset

Where to Stay in Nagsasa and Pundaquit

Since there is no commercial accommodation in this island, you may bring a tent or camping equipments (plus foods and drinking water) if you are planning to stay there overnight. Just tell the boatman your planned date and time of return to San Antonio.

If you are not into camping, you can have a day trip in Nagsasa and stay overnight in Pundaquit or San Miguel where numerous hotels and restaurants can be found. You can have a room for as low as P1000.00 there.

Book Your Accommodations in Pundaquit

Lalyn's Home in San Antonio

Lalyn’s Home in San Antonio
Pundaquit,San Antonio, Zambales
Starts at 3,000 PHP (4 Guests)

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DG Paraiso Restaurant

 DG Paraiso Restaurant
Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambales
Starts at 3,500 PHP (4 Guests)

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Here are some of the accommodations in Barangay Pundaquit and San Miguel.

Casa San Miguel Bed & Breakfast
Evangelista St., Brgy. San Miguel, Zambales
Contact No: +639178382752

Megan’s Beach Resort
Contact No: (047)6210507, (047)9133784, +639194808520
Email:virgieh@mail.com

Nora’s Beach Resort
Contact No: +639182788188/+639196374917

Punta De Uian
Contact No: (047)2522692/+639188888426
Email: elsa.puntadeuian@gmail.com

Wild Rose Beach Inn
Contact No: +639106615613
Email: info@wildrosebeachinn.com

Nagsasa
A small waterfalls in Nagsasa

What to Do in Nagsasa and Nearby Areas

  • Camping
  • Trek to Mt. Pundaquit, Mt. Nagsasa, Mt. Cinco Picos or Mt. Balingkilat
  • Surfing (Bring your own board if you will be surfing in Anawangin, otherwise you can surf in the nearby Crystal Beach with surfing equipment for rent)
  • Skimboarding (Bring your own skim board)
  • Island and Beach Hopping in nearby Nagsasa Cove, Capones Island, Camara Island, Talisayen Cove and Silanguin Cove
  • Sidetrip to Capones Island and see the century old Capones Lighthouse
  • Explore Palauig, Potipot, Masinloc, San Narciso or Liwliwa (San Felipe)
  • Check out Anghalo Falls in San Felipe
  • Taste the sweet mangoes of Zambales
  • Trek to Mount Pinatubo Crater Lake via Botolan
  • Enjoy arts and music at Casa San Miguel
Nagsasa
Nagsasa Lake

Tips

  • Since this area is facing the open waters of the South China Sea, the water is generally rough any time of the year specially during afternoon.
  • Camping fee in Nagsasa is at P100 per person. There is a comfort/shower room and source of fresh water in the area. The fee includes the free use of cottages. A community of Aetas live in the cove, that have small stores in the area that sell water, chips, candles, canned goods and other basic necessities.
  • If you are a first timer, hire a local to guide you to the waterfalls. The rate is P30 per person.
  • Nagsasa Cove can be reached by land via five to six hours trek from Subic crossing Mt. Nagsasa
  • Mang Johnny offers boats to Anawangin, Nagsasa, Capones, Camara, Talisayin, Silanguin and nearby places. He is highly recommended by most travelers. Contact number: +639202224687
Anawangin
Anawangin Cove

Nagsasa Weekend Itinerary

This is our actual itinerary for our Nagsasa weekend camping with side trip to Anawangin Cove and Capones Island.

Day 1
0000H – 0200H: Assembly – Victory Pasay
0200H – 0500H: Manila to Olongapo
0500H – 0600H: Breakfast in Olongapo/Shop for other necessities
0600H – 0700H: Olongapo to San Antonio
0700H – 0800H: Regroup/Change Clothing/Meet boatman
0800H – 0845H: San Antonio to Anawangin (sidetrip)
0845H – 1030H: Explore Anawangin
1030H – 1130H: Anawangin to Nagsasa
1130H – 1230H: Build camp/Prepare lunch
1230H – 1330H: Lunch
1330H – 1800H: Free time
1800H – 1900H: Prepare Dinner
1900H – 2000H: Dinner
2000H ——-> : Socials/Bonfire/Lights off

Day 2
0600H – 0700H: Prepare Breakfast
0700H – 0800H: Heavy Breakfast
0800H – 0945H: Free time/Break camp
0945H – 1100H: Nagsasa to Capones Island
1100H – 1200H: Trek to Capones Lighthouse
1200H – 1330H: Explore Lighthouse
1330H – 1415H: Trek back to boat
1415H – 1430H: Capones Island to San Antonio
1430H – 1600H: Washup/Fixup/Snacks
1600H – 1700H: San Antonio to Olongapo
1700H – 1900H: Early Dinner/Rest
1900H – 2200H: Olongapo to Manila

Capones
Capones Lighthouse

Budget / Logistics

Individual estimated cost for group of 4 person:

Pasay to Olongapo: P215
Olongapo to San Antonio: P41
Trike to Barangay San Miguel: P20
Boat Ride (Round Trip): P600
Nagsasa Entrance: P100
Anawangin Daytour Entrance: ~P50
Trike Barangay San Miguel to San Antonio Market: P20
Miscellaneous Expense (foods, utilities, utensils, condiments, tips, etc):  ~P500
San Antonio to Olongapo: 41
Olongapo to Cubao: P200

Estimated Total: ~P1787

*First published: 12-Oct-2009 | Updates: 27-Feb-2013; 07-Jun-2016; 01-Aug-2019;09-Mar-2020

Comments

  1. PTPA

    Hello everyone
    Are you looking for a affordable package tour to the following listed destinations below,
    please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

    Destinations
    1. Anawangin cove
    2. Talisayen cove
    3. Nagsasa cove
    4. Silanguin Cove
    5. Agnaem Cove
    6. Capones and Camara island

    BOOK now for discount!

    Contact person: DINZEL LEYLA
    Contact number: 09172022692/09995959623

    thank you and have a wonderful holiday

  2. PTPA

    Hello everyone
    if anyone is interested in visiting the following listed destinations below,
    please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

    Destinations
    1. Anawangin cove
    2. Talisayen cove
    3. Nagsasa cove
    4. Silanguin Cove
    5. Agnaem Cove
    6. Capones and Camara island

    we offer package tour or boat transfer only
    BOOK now for discount!

    Contact person: DINZEL LEYLA
    Contact number: 09172022692/09995959623

    thank you and have a wonderful holiday

  3. Jane

    Nagsasa now is more developed in terms of its cottages and comfort rooms. Cottage rentals in 100 for overnight and there is now generator in nagsasa but still no signal. Hehe. The boat rates according to our trusted boatman is still the same. And also you can still lend some cookwares from them. Their waiting area is newly renovated as well as their shower area. If you want a less hassle tour,you may want to contact our trusted boatman in nagsasa. He is kuya jay-r agasa and his bangkeros. They are very accommodating as well as his wife,ate liselle. You may contact them at 09173809104.

    1. Dom Pacete

      Hi,

      Pwede po malaman yung rates pag 2 lang kami? From Makati kami manggagaling. Pwede din po ba malaman kung pano or ano yung mga sasakyan papunta sa Nagsasa Cove? Thanks 🙂

  4. T

    Hi,
    Great blog Angel, very helpful.
    I have two questions although, If i choose to hike one way and go back by boat, is it a possible option? are there boats to rent for the way back, or only if we r lucky to meet somebody on the way who already hired a boat??

    And another thing, is concerning the application in the police station for the hike. Do you have some more information about that and how to do it?
    Thank you in advance!
    T

  5. Jolina

    Saan ko po malalaman yung updated RATES ng Nagsasa Cove ? Thanks.

    1. Joann

      mam jolina

      Please contact Nanay Josie 09998827832 or Kuya Anthony 09198437370 very affordable po nagsasa cove overnight

  6. Joana

    Magkano po ba ang rate kapag dalawa kami ng bf ko? 2 days and 1 night sa nagsasa cove. sana kasama sa rates yung boat.

    1. Nanay Josie

      Hi mam Joanna ,

      Please text Nanay Josie very affordable 1300 per head all in complete nagsasa package .09998827832

      Joan

  7. Gerlie

    Looking for a Hassle FREE and affordable Boat and Package tour this coming Summer to the below listed destinations….
    1.) Anawangin Cove
    2.) Talisayen Cove
    3.) Nagsasa Cove
    4.) Silangen Cove
    5.) Capones and Camara island

    All you need to do is txt or call to get more details on how to avail or if you have any queries.
    Gerlie Cayabyab
    09065279503

    Thank you and God bless.

  8. Gerlie

    Looking for a Hassle FREE and affordable Boat and Package tour this coming Summer to the below listed destinations?

    1.) Anawangin Cove
    2.) Talisayen Cove
    3.) Nagsasa Cove
    4.) Silangen Cove
    5.) Capones and Camara island

    All you need to do is txt or call to get more details on how to avail or if you have any queries.
    Gerlie Cayabyab
    09065279503

    Thank you and God bless.

    1. Jaja

      Hindi naman gumagana cellphone number nyo.

      1. Nanay Josie

        Hi mam

        Please text Nanay Josie 09998827832 for affordable package .
        Thanks

        Joan

  9. shella

    . .hello!…good am/eve po mga maam and sir na gustong bumisita sa anawangin, talisayin, or nagsasa cove…for package details…

    ANAWANGIN COVE PACKAGE:
    4-8 PERSONS – 550 perhead
    9-10 ABOVE – 500 perhead

    NAGSASA COVE PACKAGE:
    4-8 PERSONS – 750 perhead
    9-10 ABOVE – 700 perhead

    INCLUSIONS:
    boat, tent, entrance, bonfire, tubig, yelo, uling…

    Non-package and trekking/hikking is also available…

    We also accept joined tour package only (saturday-sunday)….and van for rents.
    For more questions and inquiries pls. Call or text us::: 09272684714 salamat po.

  10. Che

    Beautiful beaches..relaxing sceneries..come and visit now..pm me fot those interested..or just txt me 09183717878 / 09174145526..

  11. Hello Anawangin Enthusiast,
    Summer is fast approaching and ZAMBALES has a lot of awesome BEACHES and COVES to offer to chill and relax. And if you are planning to visit again and for the first time the below listed attraction, let us do the honor of assisting you to make your summer tour hassle free.

    1.) Anawangin Cove
    2.) Talisayen Cove
    3.) Nagsasa Cove
    4.) Silangen Cove
    5.) Capones and Camara island

    All you need to do is txt or call
    LIEZEL NIEVA
    09172022692 / 09995959623

    Thank you and God bless.

    1. Rojie

      Hi Ms. Liezel

      ano po bang mga package mo tent at boat ride for 3 days 2 nights po? If ever na po ba still active pa ung contacts thanks

      1. Hi sir Rogie,
        call or txt lang po sa 09172022692 for more info po.
        salamat sir…

  12. neph

    magandang araw..
    the best ang nagsasa cove.. contact nyo kuya poling or nanay josie. 09193910016l09198437370..the best service.. amazing offer…

  13. Nanay Josie

    Magandang araw sa lahat :
    Ako si Nanay Josie taga pundakit. Sa lahat ng gustong mag outing o trekking sa mga sumusunod na lugar . May rin kaming Mura at hustle free na offer
    As low as 500 per head all in package.
    – anawangin cove
    -Nagsasa cove
    -talisayen cove
    -agnaem
    – capones
    Camara island
    -please contact us 09193910016: 09998827832

    Maraming Salamat po.

    1. Lou

      hello ano po ang details ng trip? Salamat po.

      1. Danna

        Hi!! Do you still want to push through with your plans to go to Anawangin? I can give you the best deals 🙂

        You can reach me at 09424629535 for more details. Thank you

    2. Rommel

      Pahingi po ng quotation for March 25-26, 2015.
      *3 persons (me, my wife, our 12 y/o kid)
      *2D/1N Overnight Camping in Nagsasa
      *Transport from & to Pulilan Exit, NLEX
      *We need tent, utensils, ice chest & water, bonfire, etc. (we will provide our food)
      *Island hopping to Anawangin, Camara, & Capones

      Salamat po!

  14. CHE

    Hi there,
    Planning to visit Zambales this forthcoming summer?
    Let us help and provide you with a hassle free tour to the below listed ATTRACTIONS……
    1. ANAWANGIN COVE
    2. NAGSASA COVE
    3. SILANGEN COVE
    4. SILANGEN COVE
    5. CAPONES ISLAND
    6. CAMARA ISLAND

    all you need to do is call or txt us at:
    09183717878
    and look for CHE-CHE

  15. Ray

    Hello, why did you choose to take the San Antonio-Olongapo-Manila route instead of San Antonio-Manila? 🙂

  16. June

    yung pinag check namin na hotel sa pundakit, sila na mismo ang nag hanap ng bangka para sa amin. papuntang (Capones Camara at ANnawangen) ang rate po 300 per head? balikan na po sya. mga nasa 22 person kami. hndi na rin po sya negotiable. tas nakapag tataka bakit ayaw nila kaming paunahin dun sa beach ng pundakit baka daw may kumausap sa aming bangkero? ito pa po wag daw kaming mag bayad sa bangkero sila na daw mag babayad.. Ask lang po mag kano po talaga rate ng banka? may mga bangkero bang pwedeng arkilahin sa beach mismo ng pundakit?..

    1. shella

      300 perhead po minimum pero kung marami po kau tulad ng sabi nyo makakakuha po kau ng discount dapat.

  17. dindo

    hi po, try niyo rin po ang tour packages namin for more info.
    09065279503 and look for Gerlie, salamat po.

  18. Musta po,

    we offer tour packages to Anawangin, Nagsasa and the neighboring atrractions.
    So please, don hesitate to get in touch with us.

    Contact person: Dindo
    Contact number: 09172022692/09995959623

    Thank you and god bless

  19. Had a great weekend in Anawangin with my family! Sobrang nag-enjoy kami. Thank you to Kuya Alan and to her boatmen, sobrang maasikaso sila. Maraming salamat po, babalik po ulit kami, next time kasama na po sa tour ang Nagsasa Cove pagbalik namin.
    If you want guys to explore the beauty of Anawangin Cove, just contact Alan Arlantico number- 09358118095 / 09223753555 or FB Page: Zambales Paradise Travel and Tour!!!

  20. kia

    Not all bangkeros are like that. Unfortunately,dun kayo napunta sa mga walang respeto sa kapwa. They should be responsible sa mga actions and words na sinasabi nila kasi sila din ang nakakasira sa sarili nilang hanapbuhay. Better yet if you want to visit anawangin or nagsasa,mamili na lang ng mga trustworthy and accommodating na mga bangkero. Wag pasisilaw sa murang offer nila kung babastusin lang din pala kayo and hindi kayo aasikasuhin. Search the net para sa mga recommended nilang bangkero. And also,seek the referral ng mga friends niyo who already been to anawangin.
    Personally,i have some bangkeros that i will recommend. Sa net ko lang din nakita yung number ni kuya jayr and i must say tama yung mga sabi nila. Accommodating at good service ang binigay nila samin. Just reach them at 09173809104 for inquiries.

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