A famous poet once said that, “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” Zambales is one destination that’s gifted with enchanted landscape, coves, islands and peaks that will surely excite an adventurous spirit.
There are lots of perks than what you think you know if one chooses to spend a day or two with nature. With nature and its magnificent riches, trekking uphill and shouting out with all your might! Top along with the picturesque view, dip in a crystal clear ocean, cradle in the serenity of the sunset. Pack up and tap your friends for a weekend escapade. Get everyone and share an adventure that will last a lifetime.
Explore Pundaquit Coves
The city of San Antonio is a modest town in Zambales where Pundaquit can be visited. It is rich with sun kissed locals and wonderfully canvassed islands with crystal clear waters that will surely refresh your city skin.
Pundaquit in itself is a paradise away from the hustle and bustle of the city, most of the businesses are owned by locals or foreigners who made the quaint province their humble home. Offering accommodation for backpackers, barkada’s, families, and even couples, some would even allow tents to be set up near the shores for a more inexpensive holiday.
Mornings are started off by a group of men hauling their boats to go fishing, the shores of Pundaquit is usually busy during the wee hours of 4:00am to 5:00am. The sunrise on this corner of Zambales is like
God’s canvass, it is admirable and awe-striking. Wrap up the rest of the night enjoying a bottle or two while you mingle with the locals, family and friends near the shore while the waves hit the sand.
If you happen to visit this amazing town during the peak season, tourists from all parts of the world will be there to experience the majestic islands and coves, be ready to get acquainted with locals and visitors alike. When it is off season or rainy season, visitors come in to ride the waves offered by the shores of Pundaquit.
Explore Anawangin Cove
When you are looking for a place to break away from the routinary comings and goings of the busy city, then Anawangin Cove is the best selection to unwind and revitalize. There is nothing more remarkable than to experience living a simple life, camping out, preparing and cooking your own food, watching the sunset from the horizon and making memories with family and friends.
Anawangin Cove is more commercialized now which makes it a go-to place to mingle with other campers and enjoy the activities offered. There is a small lake right in the middle of the area where you can still sink your feet and be refreshed.
Explore Nagsasa Cove
Be greeted with warmest smiles as you arrive at Nagsasa Cove. Locals that call the lovely cove their home have been taking care of what nature has brought upon them. The water is as clear as the morning sky that will welcome you in the morning.
Famous not only for its exquisite shores, it is also popular because of the Nagsasa Falls about an hour hike. The trail going there is just as beautiful, painted with tall trees and tall grasses that is surely eye-catching.
There are cottages built that can accommodate groups or families that opt for day tour or an overnight stay. You may also bring your own tents or rent a couple at the local convenient store located nearby for a reasonable cost. Dive and refresh yourself at the beach where you can swim with harmless little fishes. You can even set up a hammock or Duyan where you can lounge and be the beach bum the cove wants you to be.
Explore Talisayen Cove
Is one of the best unsullied coves in Pundaquit. The cove is privately owned and properly maintained, with cottages available for day tour guests and overnight lodging. Talisayin Cove is the most tranquil and less commercialized compared to its neighboring coves.
It was long ago a private cove according to one of the locals there, but the government later on approved that the cove can be visited by the public. With its magnificent façade and crisp clear waters, the cove is surely a haven for people who want a serene holiday. It is favored for family and friends who long for a vacation that is inexpensive.
Bring your own food and prepare it under the shades of tall trees cared for by the locals that are advocates in keeping the cove clean for everyone. Set up your tentwhere you can catch a wink with nature’s music as your background, the cove is also a perfect location where you can stargaze with your friends or enjoy s’mores cooked on a bonfire. You can also start a walk about going uphill on the famous grotto or go beyond for a fantastic view of the sea.
Explore Agnaem Cove
An untamed cove that is yet to be recognize, if you want to cut loose on the concrete jungles stress and demands, this is a great escape. With teeming forestry, fresh air, vibrant corals and pure crystal waters. Agnaem is a crescent shaped cove and it is the closest to the Pundaquit Area, it is accessible by foot or by boat.
The shore of Agnaem is tastefully inviting and will require you to relax once you set foot. You can bring food and drinks, and prepare them by charcoal. The cove is yet to be developed but there is an available convenient store to the rescue just in case you forget to bring all that you need.
Explore Camara Island
It is one of the nearest islands in Pundaquit, the travel time is only 15 to 20 minutes boat ride. The most visited for its close proximity with remarkable rock formation, crystalline waters and fine white sand. There is a patch of sand in the middle of this island but can only be visible during the low tide. A crowd of boatmen can entertain large groups or a minimum of 2 persons that can take you there safely.
The island is very popular not only for campers but for other functions such as TV Ads, TV shows, and local movies. Locals also enjoy the perks of living nearby; they only need coordinate with the local government if they want to arrange a wedding ceremony, or a photo shoot, and even other functions like receptions, birthdays, etc. This is according to some of the boatmen that were able to bear witness of the said events. Although the island is witness to these memorable events, the local government strictly.
Explore Treetop Adventure
The top destination when it comes to extreme adventures. Bring your family and friends and voyage into activities that will challenge you to face your fear of heights, flip and glide, jump and ride the wonderful park rides guided only with our highly trained park professionals to ensure of your safety in every ride. Located Upper Mau, Cubi Point, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, let us welcome you so you can choose your adventure.
Canopy Ride. Dangle through trees 100 feet from the ground using only the safest motorized cable and compliment nature from a different viewpoint.
Tree Drop Adventure. A freefall thrill that will surely leave an adrenaline junkie lost for words. This is by far the ultimate rappelling adventure done from a 60 foot tree.
Silver Surfer. Enjoy this park ride with a buddy and glide from one side of the park to the other while looking over the forest wilderness.
Superman Ride. Take off from a tower 70 feet high, from a superhero's perspective. Ride alone or with a friend enjoy being launch face first into the terrain.
Parachute Fall. Plummet 75 feet high and jounce up and down, definitely an adrenaline rushing ride of your life.
Trekking Adventure. On a more mellow endeavor as we aim to promote a great deal of appreciation of
Mother Nature in its unrefined beauty. Learn the basic survival tips, how to make a bonfire and drink only the freshest water from the vines.
Explore Capones Islands
Famous for its Faro de Punta Capones or commonly known at the Capones Lighthouse that was once served as a guide for ships in Subic Bay, it is a steep trek but definitely worth it once there. There is a short way going there but the shore is full of over sized corals and stones, it can also be accessed from the main shores of Capones but the trek is more intense and challenging.
The island is a stone’s throw from Camara Island and it is a much larger rock formation and boulders stacked one after the other. The shoreline is a great spot to lie about, chill and catch sight of the majestic mountains of San Antonio, set up a bonfire and make up your tents as you watch the sunset on the horizon.
Explore Jest Camp
J.E.S.T. Camp or Jungle Environment Survival Training where locals inculcate they showcase the importance of surviving in the forest using only basic tools. If you happen to pick one of many programs comprehensively offered, you will get a chance to set out on an overnight adventure in the rainforest with no food or water. With the help of an Aeta guide, they will teach you survival skills with only a knife in your han, Set foot on a back to basic adventure.
Survival 101. Survival 101 is an activity for the guest who stops by for a short visit. Learn how to start a fire without the use of match sticks, make useful utensils and cook food using the bamboo.
Wildlife Walkabout. Go on a trail where you get a 360 degrees view of the captivating beauty and poise of nature in its rawness. Let us show you what great purpose it is to preserve our environment.
Camp Craft. This is a whole day activity where in you get to put your survival skills to the test. It is an expedition style camp beside a cascading waterfall where you only live from the land.
Wild Child. This ativity is meant for children aged 11-16 years old, where we can introduce the joys of discovering the spectacle of nature without parental guidance for 2 days.
Hunter Gatherer. This is a great activity that you can share with your friends where you get to build natural shelters, create friction fires and where to get edible food, you get to brag about it too, when you get your Jungle Survival Certificate of Training.
Survival Bootcamp. This is a hardcore activity compared to the Hunter Gatherer. Be at nature's abode for three days with other companions as your survival skills are put to the test and live like MacGyver.
Tribe. Be one of the 8 outcasts and use your dexterity and cleverness to endure survival scenarios. This does not only improve your mental attitude but this is a great way to reform your personal development.
Established in 1997, Networkx Jetsports is the frontrunner when it comes to thrill seeking water sports activities. Make your way and feel the rush as you enjoy the water adventures offered. Offering not only one but a lot of water sports activities for faint-hearted to adrenaline junkies. Located in the heart of the metro in the Boardwalk Area, come and experience water sports activities at its finest.
Banana Boat/Bandwagon. Gather your friends and family and straddle up as you set to experience a ride you will never forget. A fun-filled 15 minute ride along the coast of the Boardwalk Area, where you not only enjoy the ride, enjoy the view as well.
Flyboard/Hoverboard. Feel like Tony Stark as you hover above water just like Ironman. This ride is not as complicated as it looks, glide, cruise above and under the waters and defy gravity with stunts that you can challenge out of you.
Parasail. Experience a safe and exciting way of seeing Subic Bay from a different angle. Get a 10 minute bird’s eye view of the Bay 600 feet up in the sky. Using only the latest and safest harnesses and equipment to ensure an easy lift off and gentle landing, all you have to do is take joy in the ride of your life.
Jetski. For the adventurous jet skiing enthusiasts can rent a jetski for 30 or 60 minutes and charge unto the horizon using the relentless power of the machine.