Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Anawangin Cove via Mt. Pundaquit (464+)


ANAWANGIN COVE VIA MT. PUNDAQUIT
San Antonio, Zambales
Major jump-off: Brgy. Pundaquit, San Antonio
LLA (summit): 14 53'59" 129 94'24", 464 MASL
LLA (cove): 14 52 41 120 04'04", 0 MASL
Days required / Hours to cove: 1 day / 4-5 hours
Specs: Minor Climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail Class 2

BACKGROUND
Pristine and secluded, the beach of Anawangin Cove is fast becoming a popular tourist destination near the Subic, Zambales area. Surrounded by pine trees and carpeted by volcanic white sand from Mt. Pinatubo's eruption, Anawangin cove looks like a winter scene in the tropics. The sand is very fine and beach very wide. During low tide, the beach is very long and wide and the waters calm, making it ideal for swimming.

Although the usual way to Anawangin Cove is by pumpboat from Pundaquit, there is land route passing by a hilly area known interchangeably called Mt. Pundaquit and Mt. Anawangin. The trail passes by shrublands and grasslands, affording views of the nearby mountains. Medium-sized bamboo and ornamental-looking plants deck the paths, at times transforming the trail into a garden-like environment. At first flat and then moderately steep, the midpoint of the trail is the summit of Mt. Pundaquit. The measured elevation here is 464 MASL. And then the descent goes to the Anawangin side of the mountain. According to the locals, the name Anawangin is derived from the Ilokano word 'nuang' which means carabao. The reason behind this are the wild, sometimes aggressive carabao that roam freely in the slopes. After 2-3 hours of descent, pine trees would herald the beach, which can glow into luminous white with the sunlight. Basic facilities such as a small store, shower rooms, and huts are in place in Anawangin even as the locals try to preserve its being 'untouched'. The cove is perfect for camping also.

From Anawangin Cove, you may head back to Pundaquit by pumpboat, or include nearby Capones island in your itinerary. Capones Island has beaches and an authentic Spanish-era lighthouse. Either way, you are 30 minutes away from Pundaquit. You can tidy up at the houses then proceed to Subic for a hearty meal.

ITINERARY
Daytrip: Anawangin Cove + Capones Island

0100 Departure from Manila
0400 ETA San Antonio; proceed to Brgy. Pundaquit
0430 ETA Brgy. Pundaquit; start trek
0700 Arrival at Mt. Anawangin summit
0715 Start descent to Anawangin Cove
0930 ETA Anawangin Cove
1200 Lunch at Anawangin Cove
1300 Take rented boat to Capones Island
1400 Visit lighthouse; take pictures
1600 Head back to Brgy. Pundaquit
1430 ETA Brgy. Pundaquit; return to San Antonio
1800 Dinner at Subic
1930 Head back to Manila
2230 ETA Manila

TRAIL AND NAVIGATION MAP
Click on the image to see the full-size map. Note that some of the data are approximates and the map is only meant to be a fairly-reliable overview of the trail and topography.

SPECIAL CONCERNS
WARNING: Anawangin Cove must be visited with precaution. Several deaths have been reported with or without severe weather. Make sure rescue protocols are in place before proceeding.

You may arrange for boats to Anawangin Cove/Capones Island and/or secure guides for the trek through Mang Alfring, at +639196498563. Boat rentals range from P800-1200/day depending on your itinerary. Capacity is around 4-5 persons per boat. Meanwhile, guide fee is P500 for the trek described in the itinerary above.

Water and food concerns: There is no potable water source in Anwangin cove; although for dayhikes your water needs may be fulfilled by the vendors at the cove, especially during weekends and/or peak season. If you are camping in Anawangin and taking the trek on the way, you may want to inform Mang Alfring or any local contact about your itinerary. Tell your contact that you need water and food to be delivered in Anawangin cove; make specific arrangements. He can then advise the vendors to bring water; or he can have the supplies transported via the boats that take other visitors to Anawangin.

Anawangin Cove and the trek leading to it will expose the hiker to a lot of sunlight; sun protection is advised. Other than the precaution against the 'nuang' - in itself a rare encounter that the guides can take care of - the trek is pretty safe and easy. Precaution must be done, however, when swimming at Anawangin beach because high tide makes waters difficult.

Related entries
Hiking up Mt. Anawangin and down to the beach
Anawangin Cove in San Antonio, Zambales
Capones Island and its lighthouse

WEATHER OUTLOOK: SAN ANTONIO, ZAMBALES

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Anonymous said...

Sir Gid, may water source ba sa anawangin cove?

gideon said...

i don't think there is. locals who run the store bring potable water , though, but they may be around only on weekends or peak season.

Anonymous said...

Sir Gideon,

With regards to potable water, the locals sell by the gallon/container? We are thinking a weekend there, 2 nyts. Would the water be problem enough?

gideon said...

hi, i have updated the anawangin article and discussed the possibilities regarding water and food under "special concerns". check out also the the new trail/navigation map which is the latest feature of pinoymountaineer.com :D

Anonymous said...

Big help! thanks alot!

lloyd

Anonymous said...

WOW! the map is awesome! hope u can make maps for the other entries too. more power! aileen MCQ batch 03

Anonymous said...

sir Gideon,

We were here last weekend. Most of the info are from this blog, and Ivan's and Lakwatsero. Mang Alfring extends his regards. We had his services also. You are right about doing the trek at night. it would be a breeze. We did ours starting 0830, arrived at the cove 1315. The heat was unbearable! We dropped by Capones Island to. Took a swim, and alot of pictures. Best destination so far this summer!

More power!

Lloyd

gideon said...

thanks lloyd! anawangin is also one of my favorites.

bleue said...

sir, i used the anawangin-capones-pundaquit map in my site po ha and i linked you from that post. (Capones) thanks.

gideon said...

@bleue: no problem. thanks for acknowledging pinoymountaineer. more power to your blog also!

Anonymous said...

Behind the Beauty of Anawangin


Holy week,..long weekend ng March, nagkasundong mag out-of-town ang sampung magbabarkada. Ang napiling lugar, Anawangin. Para medyo malayo naman sa polusyon ng Maynila at ma-relax naman ang mga utak mula sa araw-araw na stress ng opisina. A week before pa lang nakapagpa-reserve na kami ng tickets sa bus, seat # 1 to 10 pa nga kami,ganun ka-excited. Wednesday 12midnight ang byahe namin, mabilis at maluwang naman ang kalsada kaya alas-tres pa lang ng madaling araw ng huwebes nasa SanAntonio na ang grupo. Ang San Antonio ay isang bayan sa Zambales na jump-off para papuntang Anawangin.
Madilim pa ng mga oras na yun kaya tambay muna kami sa plaza ng San Antonio, kwentuhan at kulitan muna habang nagpapa-umaga para makabili sa palengke ng iba pang madadalang pagkain, habang ang iba’y nakikipag-negotiate na ng tricycle patungong Pundakit (shoreline para maka-arkila ng bangka patungong Anawangin. Very entertaining ang mga tricycle drivers (dahil kikita nga naman sila sa amin), halos lahat nag-aagawan para lang kontratahin sila, nakilala Ko dun si Kodz, siya yung pinili namin kasi siya yung mukhang mas informative, yung iba halatang pera lang ang habol. Ayon kay Kodz lagi siyang naghahatid dun, marami na rin daw siyang suking manilenyo at labing-isang beses na daw siyang nakapunta sa Anawangin mismo. Sa tagal ng kwentuhan namin wala siyang nababanggit na delikado o sakunang pangyayari sa lugar, pawang kagandahan lang ng lugar, binigay pa nga niya yung cell number niya para ma-text ko raw siya kung pupunta uli kami dun.

Mga 15 minutes from San Antonio to Pundakit, pagdating dun negotiate na kami ng bangka, nakilala namin si Vic, isang bangkero sa Pundakit, wala kaming ibang usapan kundi kung magkano ang kontrata sa kanya at kung kailan kami muli susunduin mula Anawangin.
Around 7am nasa Anawangin na kami, hanap agad ng magandang camp area sa gitna ng matataas na pine trees, di ko ikakaila na maganda ang lugar, tahimik at relaxing. Habang nag-aayos kami ng mga gamit at nagpi-pitch ng mga tents, lumapit ang isang ale sa amin, maganda ang ngiti at mukhang mabait, malumanay ang boses niya ng sinabi niyang siya ang caretaker ng isla, siya daw si Aling Ligaya. Umalis saglit at bumalik na may kasama pang isang babae, buhat nila ang isang maayos na papag na gawa sa kawayan, binaba nila sa gitna ng area namin at sinabing patungan daw ng mga pagkain o anumang gamit. Sabay alis, walang ibang sinabi kung may bayad man yun o wala, pero napagtanong namin sa mga katabi naming naka-camp na dun na P50 per head at per day daw.
Habang nag-aayos ang grupo may mga nagluluto na ng pancakes for breakfast, set na din ng tripod ng camera at picture taking na agad, halatang sabik ang isat-isa sa muling pagsasama ng tropa, matagal na rin kasing walang get-together dahil puro busy sa trabaho at kayod talaga para sa mga magagandang plano sa pamilya.

After breakfast excited na ang lahat lumublob sa dagat, kanya-kanyang labas na ng mga snorkel, goggles, vest at fins, makikita sa mukha ng bawat isa ang excitement na i-enjoy at i-explore ang lugar. Di alintana ng lahat ang lamig ng tubig basta sige lublob, kwentuhan, tawanan, halos wala ring pahinga ang mga digicams sa kakakuha ng pictures. Enjoy ang lahat, walang kj, lahat nakangiti, nakatawa, masayang-masaya ang tropa, ang tropa na walang ibang hangarin kundi ang i-appreciate ang ganda ng Anawangin.
Kinagabihan, set-up na ng lamp, habang nagluluto ng dinner ang ilan, nakapalibot naman ang iba sa kamustahang kwentuhan, bumangka si Mel, tropa ko since college na arkitekto na, bumanat na naman siya ng mga magic tricks niya kasama ang isa pang tropa na lagi niyang nililibang, kami naman kahit bilib sa ginagawa niya di na lang naming pinapahalata. Natatandaan ko pa nun na nagbilin ako ng pasalubong kay Mel kasi naka-line up na siya sa opisina nila na pupuntang Hawaii. Natapos ang gabing yun sa malalakas na tawanan at masasayang kwentuhan.

Kinabukasan, Biyernes Santo. Snorkling uli ang ilan sa tropa, explore uli sa islang may magagandang corals at makukulay na isda, halos di mo mamamalayan ang oras sa sobrang pagkalibang.
Pagdating ng Lunch time, sabay nagsalu-salo ang buong tropa sa pagkain, pagkatapos yung iba umidlip sa pagkapagod. Bandang hapon ng nagkayayaan yung apat pa naming kasama na mag-swimming uli, dalawa sa kanila ang naka-vest kasama si Gwen, girlfriend ni Mel. Di naming akalaing may naghihintay na sakuna para sa kanila ng mga panahon na yon. Habang nagpapahinga kami sa camp site, bandang alas-kwatro ng hapon, nagulantang ang katahimikan dahil sa pagdating ng isang kasama nila Mel galing sa dagat, tumatakbo’t hinihingal habang sinasabing “nalunod si……nalunod si……”…..di pa man din siya tapos sa sinasabi niya agad naming dinampot yung natitirang vest at snorkel, dahil sa pagka-intindi naming nalulunod pa lang siya ng mga panahong yon. Hinihingal sa pagkakatakbo ng pagdating namin sa lugar, marami ng nakapalibot na tao. Pagpasok ko sa loob, nakita ko ng umiiyak si Gwen sa tabi ni Mel. Si Mel walang malay at langtang gulay habang sini-cpr ng dalawang lalaking di namin kilala, yung ibang kasama naming nangontrata na ng bangka para madala agad si Mel sa hospital.
Habang nasa bangka kahit walang malay patuloy naming kinakausap si Mel at pinipisil ang mga daliri sa kamay at paa niya. Halos paliparin ng bangkero ang bangka laban sa mga malalakas na alon ng hapon na yun. Bawat minuto parang ga-oras ang tagal ng byahe namin dahil sa layo. Tinatanong naming ang diyos kung bakit, mabait naman si Mel, mabuting anak sa pamilya niya, matulungin sa tropa, kwento pa nga ng girlfriend niya may ipon siya para sa pagpapatayo ng bahay para sa nanay niya, marami pa siyang gagawin….bakit si mel?

Pagdating ng Pundakit, ang daming tao pero kakaunti ang nagkukusang tumulong, kailangan mo pang murahin para tulungan ka sa pagbuhat. May nurse na lalaking lumapit he knows cpr daw, kaya bomba uli kami kay mel habang hinihintay yung ambulansya na pinatawag ng pulis na nakatalaga dun. Ilang minuto din bago dumating yung ambulansya. Kinailangan pa naming buhatin ang mabigat na katawan ni mel papunta sa gate ng resort para maisakay siya sa ambulansya, tantsa ko nasa 20 meters din ang layo. Dun namin na-realize na ganun kalayo ang tatahakin sa tuwing magkakaroon ng sakuna sa Anawangin.

Pagkarga kay Mel sa ambulansya, salpak agad ng driver ng oxygen kay mel, akala naming magiging ok na ang lahat, tsaka namin nalaman na ibabyahe pa sa kabilang town (San Marcelino), dahil wala raw hospital sa San Antonio,..Ang tanong, Bakit walang hospital sa San Antonio?
Ang nagpapalakas ng loob namin ay yung maayos pa ang kulay ni Mel at may pulso pa siya , alam namin na aabot siya kung madadala lang agad sa Ospital. Pero sadyang ayaw makisama ng tadhana ang tagal na naman ng byahe namin bago makarating sa Ospital. Pagdating sa San Marcelino Hospital, ilang minuto lang ng mailipat si Mel sa kama ng ospital, dun na sinabi ng duktor na din na niya kinaya…wala na si Mel..Ganun kabilis ang pangyayari..Di man katanggap-tanggap.

Pagsunod ng ibang kasama namin sa San Marcelino Hospital, dun namin sila nakausap tungkol sa pangyayari. Ayon kay German, (isa sa apat na magkakasama), tahimik at mababaw ang tubig, umabot man ng ilang metro mula sa pampang ang babaw pa rin daw. Nung nagsi-swimming sila, medyo may distansiya si Mel sa tatlong kasama, nagulat na lang sila ng biglang nagpupumiglas at sumisigaw si Mel na para bang may puwersang humihila sa kanya na sadyang di niya makayanang labanan. Magaling lumangoy si Mel, at lalong hindi siya lasing, wala sa sampung magkakasama ang nakainom, kaya nagtataka sila kung bakit di niya magawang makalangoy. Sumaklolo si German pero paglapit niya kay Mel di niya akalaing ganun kalakas ang pwersa ng current sa ilalim ,gayung tahimik naman ang tubig ng lumusong sila. Parang may halimaw sa ilalim na gutom sa pagkuha ng buhay ng tao.,..di kinaya ni German kaya pinilit nilang makaahon agad para makahingi ng tulong. May sumaklolo pero di rin nagtagumpay na masagip si Mel, nung may pangalawang sumaklolo tsaka lang daw nakuha si Mel na wala ng malay. Ganun daw ang pangyayari. Paano pala kung walang kusang tumulong?..malamang pati katawan ng biktima ay din a makuha.

Walang “Danger” signs sa paligid,..wala ring Lifeguard,..wala ring salbabida man lang na pwede mong ibato sa nalulunod. Para saan yung sinisingil ng caretaker ng isla?...ano lang ba yung maglagay man lang sana ng signs para aware ang mga tao na ganun pala ka-delikado sa lugar nila. Hindi kapakanan ng mga campers ang priority ng caretaker. Lahat ng ganda ng Anawangin ay nabura dahil sa pangyayaring yon, wala ka ng proteksiyon sa isla ang layo pa ng hospital na pagdadalhan sayo kung may sakuna.
Sabi pa ng isang nurse sa hospital na nakausap namin, di lang minsan may ganung pangyayari, dati daw may pamilya pang nalunod, meron din daw isang case na swimmer pa yung nalunod, Puro dayo daw yung mga nagbubuwis ng buhay, halos taun-taon daw. Bakit di man lang nababalita?..maging sa internet walang ibang balita kundi kagandahan ng lugar.. Kaya pala tahimik lang ang mga locals, mga tricycle drivers at mga bangkero dun, kasi pag kinuwento nga naman nila masisira ang hanapbuhay nila. Hanapbuhay nilang pagsasakripisyo ng buhay ng ibang tao.

Kung mahal mo ang kaibigan mo o pamilya mo, huwag mong ilapit sa mapanuksong ganda ng Anawangin, marami pang ibang magandang lugar. Gawin nating si Mel na ang huling biktima, at sigurado akong ikatutuwa ni Mel na makatulong tayo sa ibang tao na malayo sa sakuna. “Don’t be a victim behind the beauty of Anawangin!!”

At para sa’yo Mel, ang pagdarasal namin para sa Mapayapang Paglalakbay. Habang-buhay kang nasa puso namin. May you Rest in Peace.

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Sa pangyayaring naganap ng araw na iyon, maisip sana ng mga taong nakapaligid sa Anawangin na hindi lang pera ang importante sa buhay ng tao, hindi lamang ang kikitain nila ang una nilang isipin at sa bawat sentimong mahahawakan nila galing sa mga dayuhan sa kanilang lugar ay may kapalit ding pwedeng mangyari sa mga mahal nila sa buhay.  Huwag nyong hintaying balikan kayo ng tadhana at gantihan kayo ng kalikasan, huwag nyong hintaying singilin din kayo kapalit ng mga buhay na nawala dahilan sa inyong kapabayaan.  Napakasakit mawalan ng mahal sa buhay, at sana ang buhay na ibinuwis ni Mel ang maging paraan upang mabuksan ang mga mata ng sambayanan na hindi nakikita sa ganda ng lugar ang kaligtasan ng bawat isa.  Maganda mang tignan ang lugar ng Anawangin, pero may multong nakatago sa gandang nakikita natin.  Huwag na po nating pabayaang may madagdag pa sa mga buhay na nawala sa lugar na iyan, huwag nyo pong isapalaran ang inyong mga buhay!  Magandang pakikisama ng mga nagpapatakbo at nangangalaga ng Anawangin lalo na ni Aling Ligaya hindi po matutumbasan ng buhay na lalamunin pa ng isla ng Anawangin!!!!!

Mel, maraming salamat sa iyong kabaitan hindi mo pa man oras ngunit kailangan naming tanggapin ang katotohanang binawi ka na ng Maykapal.  Marami ka ng taong natulungan, marami ka ng mapasayang tao, mahirap man sa amin pero kailangan mo ng tumuloy sa iyong pupuntahan.  Alam kong nasa tabi ka ng Diyos na Maykapal, at alam kong magiging masaya ka dyan.  Huwag mo na kaming alalahanin dahil binigyan mo na kami ng mga alaalang hindi namin malilimutan, napakabait mong kapatid, tito at lalong lalo na bilang anak sa mga magulang natin.  Humayo ka na at matahimik sa kandungan ng Panginoong Diyos.  Maraming maraming salamat kapatid ko!!!! Mahal na mahal ka namin!!!!


MICHAELA MAXINO HERNAEZ
Sister of Melvin

Anonymous said...

michaela,,
i don't have any comforting words to tell u..
pero isa nlan pkkiramay pra ky mel..

gideon said...

dear michaela, we are saddened to read your brother's tale. we condole with you and share your hope for change in anawangin. personally, i just heard rumors of these tragic deaths. apparently, this is not publicized by the locals for fear of damaging the tourism there.

we will try to see what we can do with the local authorities. perhaps those visiting anawangin should help by trying to impress upon the locals the importance of safety and openness.

thanks for sharing this to us.

Anonymous said...

sir gid,,been to anawangin last weekend..yes..it's a good place enough to spent ur weekend away from the metropolis..
plus..with the sidetrip of capones island..
it's very stress-free adventure indeed..
but just wanna ask..
y is it that there is an entrance fee of 50/150 per head for staying at the site given the fact that there is already is a signage
saying that it's a "PRIVATE PROPERTY".... "IF YOU ARE BEING CHARGED A FEE, THE FEE COLLECTED IS NOT AUTHORIZED BY THE OWNER"..
then, the question is.. where/whom does that profit goes to?
even the garbage they're collecting from the campers..they're just piling it up at the back part of the island..someone saw it there..

just wana ask this out of my curiosity sir gid..
coz if this will continue..i
wouldn't be surprised if in 2-3 years tym..we could no longer see the real beauty of anawangin cove..

as a mountaineer, it's a bit unfortunate to see these things happening right in front of our eyes..how our mother nature is slowly deteriorating..
i hope we could do something to preserve the beauty that lies behind this paradise..

more power to you sir gid,, as well as to ur site!!!

thanks..

ThisEmptyChair said...

michaela.

deepest condolences to you and your family.

just my two cent's worth:
anawangin is a fairly new destination. most visitors heard about it from tv or word-of-mouth and it is only fair to suppose that unlike humdrum ballpark destinations, necessary tourism nuances are still being developed by the locals. yes, all that a tourist hopes that the place has isn't there yet. i can only assume that the words "first-aid" or "life-guard" or "marker-buoys" will not ring a bell if we ask the locals about them.
maybe we visitors can help educate the stockholders there, ie boatmen, hikeguides, caretakers, about basic safety and hope that we planted a little seed that future visitors may benefit from.
i will be visiting there again tonight with my wife and some friends. my promise to you and your family is that i will try to start that education campaign and hope nothing like your misfortune happens again.
again, condolences to you and your family.
blessed be.

~paeng lopez

Anonymous said...

sir, anu ba budget transpo fare balikan sa anawangin?

jaya said...

I don't know what to feel right now.

Thanks to this site, we were able to enjoy the trek to Anawangin. We went there on foot and got back via two motor boats.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/roxj/sets/72157605678167040/

It's been a week, and before I could find enough time get back to my computer to blog about our experience and extend my gratitude to this site, I learned from my friends just this day of the two mountaineers who perished in Pundaquit. :( In just a week's time, our experiences proved to be worlds apart. My condolences to their families...

gideon said...

hi guys, sorry i haven't been able to reply to comments in this post. we've had tragedies in anawangin in the past few months and it pains me to think about the paradox that the beautiful places we all want to visit can turn treacherous.

what is clear right now is there need to be safety measures in place in anawangin.

Anonymous said...

My condolences to their families..We've been there last June 21, 2008 in Anawangin(Mang Ligaya's camp). May dumating around 13 person sila aroung 6-7:00 pm 13 sila sabi ni mang ligaya..and di ko alam kung kau ung 13 na un na dumating ng gabi na..Sunday morning nabulabog ang camp site pack up na daw parating na ang bagyo..around 8:15am kami nasundo ni mang vic...grabe ang lakas ng mga alon 45mins ang biyahe namin ang tagal bago namin naabot ang pampang..Thanks God safe naman kami...May naiwan pa ung nasa likod ng kubo ni mang ligaya at meron pa din sa kabila...Again condolence po sa mga families nung tatlo.

ejay queja said...

been there last weekend. visited capones and camara as well.

during rainy season its hard to go to the light house for the beach is located on the other side of the island during the said season. me and my companion tried going around the island but waves get as high as ten feet and we were not able to reach even near the stairs to the light house.

we even setup camp and tried a way of climbing the hill but its way to steep and the rocks and soil erode when you step on it due to the rain. rapelling it is hard if not improbable.

the locals are more vigilant now due to the deaths in anawangin and the passing of our co-mountaineers.

costs of rides if victory liner would be 257 and 40 pesos for the trike from san antonio to pundaquit.

boat ride now is 700-800 unlike before which is 500-600. the bankeros said this is due to the increasing price of gasoline.

you can buy freshly caught salmons for 70 a kilo there at the seaside or if you happen to see them afloat if you are on boat.

gideon said...

@ejay, thanks for the update on anawangin and capones. its good that finally the locals are waking up to the realization that they should do something to make the beach safe.
cheers, gid

gideon said...

in response to the question whether it is possible to camp in the summit, here are points to consider:

(1) there is little space (good for three tents) and no water source in the summit

(2) there is the risk (however minimal) of getting into trouble with the carabaos

(3) it is so much better to camp in the flat, wide coast of anawangin cove -- not to mention safer and it affords the possibility of early morning swimming and makes the day 2 itinerary more flexible.

these points and the fact the real destination of the trek is the cove -- are some of the reasons why an anawangin overnight climb usually places the campsite by the coast and not at the summit. even so, there are no contraindications to camping at the summit in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

this was my first climb! I only joined my friends there because of the beach! But I also enjoyed the climb! So we came back after 4 months and enjoyed Anawangin again! I'm getting the hang out of treking so I decided to join the Mt. Maculot climb last month..We're on our 3rd climb this weekend in Mt. Pico de loro..yipee..

Anonymous said...

@anonymous.... kayo yung aakayat ng pico diz weekend or next weekend maam/sir...?

whaaaa akoh gus2 koh naman makapuntah ng anawangin, parati nah lang meh makakita ng anawangin nah albums sa mga climb budz pero meh di pah akoh nakapuntah...

ezra

Anonymous said...

hello mayrun bah mag anawangin diz week... pwede makisabit...

ezra --- 09155996060

Anonymous said...

miss ezra

meron ata ang conquer. Visist k n lng s Robinson's Pioneer - Boni

(^.^)

juel

Anonymous said...

sir juel

wala bah sila multilply or website...? or any contact numbers nah alam moh...

BTW... it's sir.... nyahahahaha

ezra

june said...

sir ezra

natuloy ba kau dis wik end sa anawangin?
hingi lang po sana ako ng update bout the expenses, my plan po kasi kami this 29-30..

tnx alot and god bless..

june

jay z said...

Hey guys sa lahat ng mag anawangin weekend let me remind you sa mga following concerns based on our experience may RIP CURRENT sa anawangin cove A rip current is strong narrow channel of water na kayang hilahin palayo even the most experienced swimmers ung nararamdaman nyo na parang may humihila sa inyo sa ilalim ng tubig palayo rip current yun delikado cya and life threatening., kung hindi kayo marunong lumangoy mag isip muna kayo kung itutuloy nyo ang pag dip sa white sands ng anawangin. Another concern anawangin is facing the south china sea as we all know pag ang isang piece of land is facing the sea may wind chill factor plus nasa paanan pa cya ng Mt. pundaquit more or less prone sa precipitation ang area sa madaling salita mabilis itong mag ipon ng lamig subject cya sa condensation meaning rainfall, rain, shower, drizzle, cloudburst, downpour volatile ang weather condition pabago bago kaya kung hindi rin naman kayo sanay mamundok o mag outdoors siguraduhin nyo na may kasama kayo kahit 1 o 2 na sanay sa outdoors ma magbibigay sa inyo ng payo on what to do prior to ur weekend.. kaya nyong mag survive sa anawangin ng isang gabi tama kayo pero bear in mind na malamig ang gabi sa anawangin specially pag ber months kung isa kayo sa tipong mga barkadahan o group o team na walang experience sa outdoors mahirap sumugal hindi biro ang lamig kung wala din kayong tents at plan nyo na mag banig lang sa anawangin better wag na lang kayo tumuloy kung plano nyo na mag bonfire sa cove pwede din go ahead pano pag umulan wala na kayong heat source kung pupunta kayo ng island at plan nyo na magdala lang ng rechargeable lamp no use din pag umulan short ang lamp nyo walang facilities sa anawangin dapat complete lahat ng mga equipments nyo. Walang signal ng cellphone sa anawangin kung meron man sun cellular pa lang and sporadic cya meaning nawawala din. napakadilim ng anawangin sa gabi kung plan nyo mag night swim pag isipan nyong mabuti tama walang lifeguard sa cove wala din danger signs walang potable water source hindi ito picnic na basta nyo na lang pupuntahan ng walang adequate preparation.. please lang po sa lahat ng makakabasa nito hindi po namin gustong pigilan kayo sa pag enjoy ng anawangin ang sa amin lang SAFETY IS OUR CONCERN! sana po makinig po tayo sa mga payo ng mga taong nagmamalasakit sa atin when you are in anawangin u are exposed to mother nature u are in the outdoors always remember never underestimate the forces of nature make sure to exercize all the safety precautions before you go there seek advise from people who are experienced in the outdoors.. maraming salamat at sana po nakapag iwan kami ng magandang payo sa lahat ng mga readers nito. thank you very much..SAFETY FIRST! SEE YOU IN ANAWANGIN! HAVE A SAFE ANAWANGIN ADVENTURE!

jeninna said...

You are absolutely ryt jay z! hindi ito parang ordinary beach like batangas thanks for the advise! be careful everyone!

Anonymous said...

Hi to Sir Jay Z! Sir you should know how to deliver your message carefully, because your words are slight harsh for someone who will be reading your message. you must also be sensitive on the words that coming out from your mind. tama po ang lahat ng sinabi nyo sir Jay Z I have nothing against about the precautions you've posted about anawangin, my only comment is that you yourself also know that you are inexperienced to tell all those things! yun lang po.

ThisEmptyChair said...

sir/ ma'm anonymous.

konting preno lang po at palagay ko naman ay kabutihan ng bawat manlalakbay lang naman ang iniisip ni sir Jay Z. maaaring mas mayaman na ang inyong karanasan kesa kaninuman pero kung uunawain nyo, wala namang masakit sa sinabi nya kundi ang magdagdag ng konting ingat kesa karaniwan.

ingat po palagi sir/ ma'm. enjoy sa lahat ng paglalakbay.

kitakits po sa "labas".

-thisemptychair

Edge said...

I think Everyone knows naman the SAFETY & PRECAUTIONS of each place that we travelled and explored,we are ALL only VISITORS to this.
And obviously Sir JayZ's concern has been lifted to all,lalo na sa mga MATITIGAS ang ULO!
Para ito sa kanila...I hope it won't repeat history!.
Safety First! Enjoy Later!..

abm

june said...

hi to everyone.. i was in anawangin last nov. 29 and 30..i would like to thank everyone who posted their concerns and updates w/ regards to the place.. i have had so much fun w/ the climb, thanks to mang alfring and to our guide kuya adam.. concern ko lang po, ung impact ng tao sa lugar.. sana practice natin ung leave no trace policy sa cove.. may mga styro plates and cups na nakakalat sa may swamp sa likod..

john martin said...

guys i read the post of sir jay z and sir mam anonymous knti preno lang po sa pag comment sa palagay ko po hindi po pagiging inexperienced ang magbigay ng payo sa mga nag plan na magpunta sa anawangin cove been there last sept. ist tym ko po pumunta dun and isa po ako sa walang experience sa outdoors kung nabasa ko po ito ng mas maaga nakapagprepare po sana ako naranasan ko po ang lamig also the unexpected severe rainfall na nangyari sa amin around 11pm i got pneumonia after the weekend ngyon po im well prepared na with tents,sleeping bags,thermal blanket also with adequate lighting and as a testimonial to this naisama ko na po ang wife and 2 kids ko sa cove last nov. now im well prepared na enjoy na po namin ang weekend sa cove sir mam an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure based on experience po sa palagay ko po tama lang ang payo ni sir jay z since lately madami po ang nagpupunta sa anawangin without enough preparation ingat po sa lahat at pagpalain po tayo ng poong maykapal. enjoy ur anawangin adventure! salamat po....

Anonymous said...

MGA PILIPINO!!!!!

Oninz said...

Hi Guyz... safe ba mag trekking ngayon weekend sa anawangin? Plano kasi namin pumunta... Baka kasi malakas yung agos sa ilog dun ehh.. Thankz...

Anonymous said...

mga sir magkano po budget per head? w/o boat ride po. salamat mga sir

brucewayne said...

w/out boatride gagastos ka lang siguro ng 700pesos

Anonymous said...

the first and last time that i visited the place was april 2007. The place wasn't that popular at that time. There were no fees for staying at the place (just a donation for the care takers), which was not compulsary (we only gave 100, and there were 7 of us). We stayed there for 3 days and 2 nights, and were able to go night swimming (more of skinny dipping)...indeed the water is calm and shallow during summer (that even if you go some meters away from the shore, the water is still up to your knees only)but had i known that the place is prone to rip current, i would never try doing so despite my swimming skills...the place is really enchanting, that exploring every corner of it would be that exciting, but i agree with what jay z has to say..."safety first!". and yes, the place is prone to condensation. we have experienced drizzles during the afternoons and at night (and mind you, that was during summer). so again, for those who are planning to go to anawangin, the place is a beauty, but taking with you an extra precaution and some advice from those who are more experienced about the outdoors (specially for those who have been to your chosen destination) would be very very benefitial...

Anonymous said...

Elow po. this is my first time to post a comment, just want to say ASTIG! actually ngyn ko lang narinig ung Anawangin, good thing meron pong ganitong site just to infrom people having plans to visit the place... Excited nako at punta kami this coming saturdya MArch 7, 2009.. This is my first summer outing for the year 2009.. Thanks po sa mga nag comment dito, atleast we know what to do...

-VHON-

Anonymous said...

hi sir gid,,

nabasa ko ung stories about dun sa mga namamatay sa anawagin and i admit natatakot na kong pumunta dun pero syempre gusto ko parin makarating dun cgro ingat na lng po talaga..

about naman po dun sa RIP CURRENT nagbasabasa po ako for some understanding and how to survive in case na mangyari yun...

here are some key to survive.
*To survive a rip current is never to fight it.
*Swim out of it, not against it.
*Swim parallel to shore, sideways out of the rip.
-sana kahit papano makatulong..

-how to spot rip current..
A rip current looks like a small river on the water’s surface flowing away from the beach. They are sometimes brownish and foamy and can flatten incoming waves making the sea look calm. Once past the breakers the current will disperse frequently forming a mushroom shape.

see you at anawangin!!wohoo

Anonymous said...

hi...pwede bang mag volunteer sa anawangin para ma-educate ung mga pumupunta dun ska ung caretaker dun?para maiiwasan ung mga hindi magagandang nangyayari sa anawangin and to teach them how to save life..sayang kc eh napaka gandang place pero my mga nangyayari na ndi maganda sna malessen ung mga nangyayari na ganun or sana wala ng life na mawala..cgro nmn pwedeng mag ask sa mga locals dun na magvolunteer sila or makipag usap sa taong pwedeng makatulong para maprevent ung mga bagay na pwede namang iwasan.
nakakapanghinayang lng kung maramipang life ang mawawala kahit gano pa kaganda ung place magdadalawang isip ung mga tao na pumunta na dun..

Anonymous said...

There's a water source in Anawangin, known to us as "poso". I can recommend this place to everybody. Been there last 2007, anniversary of our group.

Anonymous said...

oops,, another one. If you will be going for a trek. I do advise to take the right trail after the first river or else you want to sleep with cows' ****. We got lost even though we have a guide, a boy, named Jayr, Ha ha ha, I can still remember his name. We're supposed to descent afer reaching the summit but left no choice but to overnight there on top of the hill, not mentioning that it was in August. All in all its a great experience.

Anonymous said...

Guys, anawangin is the next paradise to see. After to Anawangin you can also request to manong boatman to dock off to Marimar's island,where the famous telebabab show of GMA took their scenes with her lolo and lola(pertaining to Marimar) you will see there a whale shaped rock formation. AAWWWWW!! :)

Anonymous said...

pag may climb pundaquit/anawangin sama po me dis april or may..sir gid pa post na rin po!! TNF Crestone 60 to 65 ltrs. 4 sale po slightly used 6500 lang po orig price 11990 wid stickers pa po nd sideout bag cover. jst txt 09276850760..tnx po sir!

Anonymous said...

sino pupunta ng anawangin pa sabit naman. try to txt me guys @ 09175617149 thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi anonymous. Me and my friends are going there this Holy Friday. We plan to leave manila by 11pm on holy thursday via Victory Liner in Monumento. You can come with us since it's our first time to go there and it would be great to have someone who had been there with us :) You can reach me thru 09163654305. Or if you have a Sun number do text it to me so I can call you. Hope to get a reply from you soon.

Sir Gid,
Thanks for putting up this site. It's very informative. It's good to read about the beauty and the dangers of Anawangin so as to make first timers like me and my friends better equip for our trip :)

Claudine :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Claudine, will it just be a day trek? or an overnite-- camp there as well. I too am interested. I've only been to Capones and the Camara Islands. Time limited us to visit anawangin then so, wish to visit it too.

Anonymous said...

sabit din po ako good friday, ktakits sa v-liner txt nyo ko.....hehe 09175527511 o kaya txt ko kayo b4 mag climb.

raztah

Christian T. said...

Sir. we are planning to go in anawangin via mt. pundaquit, then to stay s night or two in the cove, and go to capones island via a pumpboat then go home. Ang tanong ko lang po ay kung pupunta kami sa anawangin cove via mt. pundaquit, panu po kami uuwi by a boat dun e la nmn ata nka stand by n boat dun or may signal ba ng cellphone dun sa anawangin cove to contact a boatman before kami umuwi?? tpos po how much ung need namin n budget kaya to do all of this adventures?? tnx.. reply me on my e-mail at rvnclw_15@yahoo.com

Christian T. said...

Sir ask ko lang po ulit may tindahan po ba sa anawangin tsaka may cellphone signal ba doon. tpos ilang oras po ang trekking from brgy. pundakit hanggang anawangin cove?? tpos magkano po kaya ang budget na kailangan bawat isa sa amin?? and lastly yung boat fee na 1200 or 800 balikan na po ba yun?? tnx po ult. pa reply n lng po s e-mail ko at rvnclw_15@yahoo.com

gideon said...

hi christian, i only respond to comments by commenting. if you feel you need to contact me, you may do so by emailing info@pinoymountaineer.com

some of your questions have answers in the article, pls read carefully. there's also the contact number of mang alfring who you can easily text to get the latest price of boat rentals. of course, you will not hail a boat on the spot, you will pre-arrange the boat to pick you up from the cove with the boatmen who you can either contact by text with the numbers given above or by talking to them before you take the trek. tell them to pick you up at the time you want to leave the cove.

and yes there is signal on the cove.

Anonymous said...

sir gideon, tanung ko lang poh kung meron ng nakaexperience na magtrek from pundaquit zambales drop-off point hanngang nagsasa cove. balak poh kasi namin ng mga kaofismate ko na subukang i-trek hanggang nagsasa cove.

Anonymous said...

sir,magkanu pu pag hindi mgtrek?hope you can give me an IT na economical.tnxs.

Anonymous said...

pwede po ba ang nyt trek sa anawangin? balak kasi namin umakyat sa end of april.. tapos set camp sa cove and swimming then trek ulit pauwi sa hapon..

Anonymous said...

pwede po ba ang nyt trek sa anawangin? balak kasi namin around 8m ng gabi umakyat tapos camp kami sa beach.. tapos kinabukasan na balik sa manila sa hapon para makita pa namin sunset..

Anonymous said...

Hello Sir Gid!

We visited anawangin few weeks ago pro ngbanca kami papunta sa cove and we stayed at pundaquit.Were planning to go back sometime in May,this time we're planning to hike it up Mt.Anawangin and then camp out at the cove.Thanks for your post,malaking tulong talaga ung mga pointers ninyo in planning our trip.Mas naging aware din ako na dapat gawin namin first priority ang safety during the trek as well as sa campsite.Mjo delikado nga ung sa anawangin,masyado mababa ung tubig giving u a false sense of security which is more dangerous..bigla na lng tumataas ang tubig ng di mo namamalayan..Mas masaya ang lakwatsa pag walang sakuna.Heads up,and safety first!Thanks and more power!

-beachperson :)

karl of Piknikers Mountaineers said...

haayyy ansaya namin dun.. pero before kami nag anawangin ( which is dalawa lang kami ) nag overnight campinm muna kami sa capones island.. wala ibang tao dun but the two of us.. nun umaga nag explore kami sa area & we saw trails of sea snakes which is andami talaga super active.. then tska kami nag anawangin na na shock din kami kasi as in super dami din ng campers..( sanay kasi kami ng 6 people is madami na hehehe ) then nag overnyt kami dun then we met some friends then lunch kami sa subic.. masaya din. - Karl of PIKNIKERS MOUNTAINEERS

Anonymous said...

WE were in Anawangin with my team mates and sup last November.. It was really fun and memorable.. I agree na dapat kapag pumunta sa anawangin is prepared kayo.

napansin ko lang during our stay in one of the resort dun.. napakamukhang pera ng mga tao dun.. i understand na mahirap ang buhay sa kanila .. but it still not an excused para lahat ng iooffer nilang tulong e may bayad...

And one more thing ung Capones Island... na observe ko at night (we stayed there for 2 nights and 3 days) SOBRANG scary ung istura... parang syang malaking mukha ng tao na lalaki n nakahiga sa dagat...

And sana din pala mag karoon ng ilaw sa daan papuntang Pundaquit.. napagtripan din kasi kame don e.... muntik mabasag ung window ng Van ng friend namin dahil may nangbato... super dilim so we decided n ignore na lang dahil hindi safe...

un lang.. i learbed a lot from this site...

f005_zack said...

i have been reading this forum for quite sometime now and from what i can see that "rip current" really is a threat to everyone, but i guess this is just part of the attraction of anawangin. no matter what we say people will want to go.

i just hope that to those who plan on going in future, be sure to spread word to the "caretakers" that putting up signs to take caution when entering the water doesn't necessarily mean the number of visitors will dwindle down, hence affect their profitability but instead they are promoting safety and that they do care (even if they don't).

let's all help tell them this and eventually it will dawn on them that it will be more fruitful to them if they just put in a little bit of effort in protecting their source of income. which means protecting their visitors.

let them know the reach of forums such as this spreads far and wide. tell them that people in the internet have given warnings on visiting anawangin because of lack of signs and the danger being faced. this will surely make them think twice in not getting safety precautions in place to prove us wrong and to promote their business.

in the end it will become a safer place to visit maybe not for us but for our sons and daughters in the future.

believe in the power of being as one...

safety to those who go to this place...

Anonymous said...

i'VE BEEn to Capones and Camara Islands before BUT Never to Anawangin. AM very much interested to go there. Pwedeng sumabit rin sa inyo pag punta kayo, lalo na this May (preferably weekends)

Salamat!

G.A.R.Y said...

Thanks sa mga comments nyu, its gonna be my first time to visit anawangin cove via Mt. Pundaquit, kaya malaking tulung sakin to... sa nabasa ko hindi na siguro ako maliligo dun.. masaya na ako ma trek ko lang yung bundok and take some pictures.. salamat

kring said...

plan nmin mag anawangin s may2-4.. katakot un kwento.. cno mga punta dun on that day?

karl reiner said...

Hi Guys,

I have been reading a lot of things about anawangin. Surely it is a paradise. Other people are hesitant to go because of untoward incidents that had happened.

I'm pretty sure that you have heard there types of scenarios. they happen in gallera, anawangin, siargao, etc... I don't want to blame untoward scenarios to these beautiful places. The beach, the mountains, or even in your own house has its dangers.

Persons drown because of strong underwater currents, undertows, and popular known as riptides. They can occur anywhere waves are breaking on shore.

I know a number of people has lost their lives due to this. They are dangerous but are relatively easy to escape if you stay calm. I think if people only knew what to do, there would be a lot less deaths. Here are some websites I found on how to survive an underwater current hope this helps and please pass to others:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/worst_case_scenarios/1289281.html

http://www.susanscott.net/OceanWatch2001/nov16-01.html


http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/824729/riptide_the_danger_and_how_to_survive.html

Anonymous said...

Were planning to go there this may 9-10, sirs/mams kung pupnta rin kau sa date na ito, kitakits nalang po. -- batteryjohn

Anonymous said...

Hello po Sirs/Ma'ams!!!

Tanong ko lang kung okay mag-night trekking sa anawangin. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

pwede ba makisabay dun sa pupunta ng may 9-10 sa anawangin?mag-isa lang po ako....09285207578

Anonymous said...

Grabe sobrang mahal n ng banga sa anawangin ngayon. Galing me dun last may 1-2, 1500 n singil nila sa bangka tapos 4 persons lng dapat ang sakay nila. sobrang negosyo n grabe...nung unang punta ko 800 lng 7 p kami sa boat, 2 mos lng nakalipas nagdagdag n agad ng 700.

Anonymous said...

Hi Gideon,

since anawangin/pundakit is within san antonio, why not have mt. mabanban as one to be explored as well. It might not be imposing when seen from san antonio but for us when we climbed mt. mabanban, it was a killer/memorable trek for us the smart mountaineering club.

Anonymous said...

Hi!
If we choose to trek going to anawangin cove instead of riding the boat, is it really necessary to have a local guide or we can go on our own? There's a trail, right? We are not really mountaineers but i guess we have lots of guts aka kapal mg mukha at tibay ng dibdib. :) Thanks

Jay Z said...

@ sir anonymous ok lang po mag trek there but still its much better to have guides for the safety of the group also sir last time i went up there i encountered some hunters in the trail so possible na may mga iniwan sila na traps and if u are not that familiar w the trail medyo mahirap bka kc ung trap nila parang ung sa malipunyo na may shotgun shells precaution lang po always remembr na safety first bago ang lahat and mas ma enjoy nyo din sir if u have a local guide marami din kayo makukuha tips sa kanila and mga kwento na makakadagdag sa anawangin adventure ng group nyo ingat po sa trek peace to all.

jojo said...

sir jay z....ask ko lang po kung galing ka ng manila ano pong bus ang may 8am/9am na byahe papuntang san antonio? at kung saan po kami bababa? first time po kasi namin umakyat eh.at magkano po pala ang budget per person? maraming salamat. sana po matulungan nyo kami...

Anonymous said...

sir jojo, there is victory bus from caloocan almost every hour going to iba zambales, ask conductor to drop you off at san antonio (P252 per person ung bus) then trike kau (P25 per person) until pundaquit. I think also much better kung kumuha kau ng guide sir kung first time nyo umakyat. enjoy anawangin..

Anonymous said...

Hi,were planning to trek going to Mt.Pundaquit,frst time ko pa lang sa mag trekking sa Mt.Pundaquit and were planning to stay in anawangin,malaking tulong ang mga comments dito at least may mga tips akong nakuha para ma ishare ko din sa mga kasama ko na mag trekking sa Mt.pundaquit so we can still plan if we need a guide going to the mountain, Boyet of Kaya pa Mountaineer

Lucilyn (KAYA PA Mountaineering Club) said...

This is a very helpful blog, especially for neophyte climbers. God bless all KAYA PA mountaineering club members, and to all mountaineers out there, let's scale 'em all.

edge said...

@lucilyn

Nakakatuwa naman po group nila..^_^heheh
KAYA PA mntrs <-- mga tiga-saan po ba cla..

hapi climb!

boyet(kaya pa mountaineering club) said...

Mostly taga Novaliches kami.were going to Mt.pundaquit this Friday.marami kaming nakuhang Tips.sa mga blog dito ,salamat ng marami at may ganitong blogsite at least we know what to do sa pag akyat namin sa Mt.Pundaquit,at pag nag stay kami sa anawangin cove.God Bless all Mountaineers ang KAYA PA mountaineering club.you can check.www.kayapamountaineers.blogspot.com

john said...

sir, safe na ba mag trek sa trail papuntang anawangin cove? maayos ba trail dun?


and another question, i was wondering why mt. famy isn't included in the mountain finder..

john

Anonymous said...

guyz, magkano ngayon ang bayad sa guide? pati bayad sa boat ngayon? papunta kasi group namin etong saturday...

tyaka updates sa anawangin

maki

salamat! :)

edge said...

@john

fyi, Mt.Romelo was located in Famy,Siniloan Laguna.It was much known as famy that time coz of the place.^_^.

hapi trek!

KAYA PA mountaineering club said...

-KAYA PA Mountaineering club-
Mt. Pundaquit Taverse to anawangin cove ,treeking to MT.pundaquit or Mt Anawangin is one heck of Adventure ,and its very safe especially kung my giude kayo. kung first time kayo i suggest na mag hire kayo ng guide. i can recommend a guide for everyone who wants to trekk in Mt.pundaquit his name is ED ,Cell#09293832877 ,P600 ang payment namin sa kanya pero sulit naman dahil asikasong asikaso nya kami ,mabait na guide si ED,paano namin sya nakilala,ni recomend sya sa amin ng brgy.Capt ng brgy Pundaquit ,sa trail ng Mt Pundaquit wala naman kaming na encounter na problema,ilang ilog din ang aming tinawid ,kung may sandals kayo na pang trekking much better para di mababad yung paaa nyo sa tubig, imagine yung havaianas lang na sleeper ang ginamit ko na pang trekking eh naka survive hangang makaballik ako ng manila,actually may dala akong sandals na crocs at trekking shoes,na pang water din ,kaya lang yung son ko na 12 yrs old may dalang trekking shoes sa kanya yung havaianas,kayas mababad yung paa nya sa tubig nakipagpalit ako sa akin yung havaianas sa kanya yung crocs,mas safe kasi kung sya yung gagamit ng crocs at ako na lang sa sleepers,mas maiingatan ko yung sarili ko.pero ok naman yung river medyo malakas yung flow ng water pero hangang tuhod lang.hindi naman masyado madulas ang trail medyo mabato kasi,pagdating namin sa peak konting picture taking.den traverse na kami sa anawangin cove,ang care taker doon si aling ligaya ,nagbayad kami ng P500 for 12 pax.kay aling ligaya for 1 night stay.ang rent naman sa banca P200/PAX pabalik ng brgy pundaquit or kung gusto nyo makatipid pwede mag trek pabalik going to brgy.pundaquit .and also make sure lahat ng safety precaution ay alam nyo para maiwasan natin ang anumang sakuna.sa anawangin cove may softdrinks na tinda si aling ligaya (not Cold)water is the most important thing to bring,no potable water sa anawangin cove no mobile signal,washroom meron at Poso paliguan.you can check our pics.to www.kayapamountaineers.blogspot.com(boyet)

flydaniel said...

naligaw kami sa pundaquit, kaya bumutas nalang kami ng sariling daan papuntang summit, wala kasi kaming makitang trail. Sinundan lang namin ung water stream pataas. 70% water, 30% bamboo yung dinaanan namin hanggang maabot namin yung mabatong part malapit sa summit. hindi na din kami nakapag pitch ng tent kasi puro matutulis na bato, walang patag na spot. kinabukasan na namin napuntahan yung cove, ganda! plano namin bumalik ulit, via Mt. Balingkilat naman :-)

Anonymous said...

nice place! to all mountaineers/trippers who were planning to go to anawangin cove just contact KUYA JEFF, bangka nya kunin nyo. cya na din susundo sa inyo sa San Antonio market pagdating nyo. plus FREE use of bathroom and cottage pra pwede kyo magpahinga before going home. unlike sa iba my bayad pa un. he will give discount sa boat.. here is his number 09161493861

Anonymous said...

pede dn ba mag guide c kuya jef?
magkano singil nya sa bangka?
lets say nagpa guide kmi tas magpapasundo na lang ng bangka?
tska mgkano din kung sa anwangin lng kmi, magkno bak nd forth?
tnx!

Anonymous said...

yup pwede din cya mag guide and kung aakyat kyo tas mgpapasundo nlnhg mas mura na singil nya. kyo nlng mkpg usap sa knya sa price.
tnx
to ulit ung number 09161493861

Anonymous said...

mga ser, puwede po ba Mt. Pundaquit pagkatapos sa Nagsasa Cove diretso?
magkano po budget?
salamat!

Anonymous said...

sir/mam,
i just want to share ung nangyari sa mga co-members ko last saturday lang sa anawagin aug.29 2009, muntik n raw sla mmatay dhil biglaan umulan dun. hnd n raw mkita ung trail ksi baha na hnggang tuhod. 30 persons sla ata nhati sa 3 groups, tinali n lng daw nla ung body nla sa mga puno pra khit tumaas ung tubig hnd sla matatangay. my ibang grupo slang ksma at ung 3 sknila hnd nka survive, missing ung body at ntagpuan wla ng buhay. mrmi ang nagsisi sa pagpunta nla dun. next saturday sna ppunta kmi dun sep.5 2009 pero napag isip isip nmin n wag n lng mna ksi delikado pa. fresh pa ung memories ng mga ksma ko. hnd nla mkalimutan hnggang ngyon n muntik n pla slang mmtay dun. sggest ko lng sa gsto pmunta dun nxt week, wag nyo mna i2loy bka delikado pa, mhirap n isang kalan ung buhay ng mga ksma nyo.tnx

Anonymous said...

mam/sir ang alam ko walang namatay sa kanila ayon sa friend ko na kasama nila. Natrap daw sila sa gitna ng ilog kala nila di sila aabutin. Nahati nga daw sila sa tatlong grupo at nagkaligaw ligaw sila sa ilog papunta na sa beach.

Paalala lang po wag na po kayo mag attemp na tumawid sa ilog pag may malakas na ulan, just stay on to higher grounds para maiwasan ang mga ganitong pangyayari.

simpson

Anonymous said...

mam/sir
ok lang po ung trail sa anawangin,kso pag umulan tlagang delikado, na experience na kc nmin bumaba don nung biglang umulan.buti na lang may guide kmi na kbisado ung paikot-ikot don kya khit pno naiwasan namin ung mga delikadong point nung river.kya kung aakyat kau don mas maganda magguide po kau
pagdasal na lang po natin ung mga climbers na nawawala.
sana makita na sila

Anonymous said...

pwede po malaman how much ang total quote ng pagtour sa anawangin? from riding a boat upto 2 days stay? do u suggest na maglodge or tent lang? ill be giving this trip as a gift to my fiance 5 yrs na kami on sunday sept 20-21.. ur advice wud be greatly appreciated! God bless u all!

Anonymous said...

I wish that all those 8 persons with miss Analiza Capili and Jessielou Capili can sleep in the comfort of their own bedrooms while until now there is nothing clear about the lost of these two.My God May kunsensya ba kayo ? May 2 anak si Ms. Ana and Jessielou is only 13 yrs. old. Why dont you tell what really happened thAT DAY.... August 29, 2009 pa nawawala ang 2.

Anonymous said...

hi sir Gid!

just want to ask kung safe na ba pumunta this weekend sa anawangin cove? thanks po

Anonymous said...

si gid plano namin mganawangin sa nov 1...accessible b ang daan dun ngaun? tnx

Anonymous said...

hi guys,for those who want to climb to anawangin,i think it's better to postpone muna dahil nag uulan, its not safe na mag trek ng nag uulan,kasi matubig ang trail,maraming ilog ang dadaanan,last june lang kami galing doon ,maganda ang weather kahit na medyo may mahinang rain shower,its better kung maganda na ang weather like summer,maganda sa Anawangin ,pero dapat safety first para iwas disgrasya sana maging warning sa atin ang mga kapwa natin mountaineers na nawawala ,ibayong pag iingat ang kailangan lalo na sa mga first time pa lang na aakyat sa Mt.pundaquit.god bless us all

Anonymous said...

pde na ba mag climb sa anawangin dis november??

Anonymous said...

sir my climb kmi di s coming nov.01-02 kita kits n lng dun..

prodigy..LMT

Anonymous said...

kung may nagbabalak mag anawangin sa panahon ngaun, mas mabuti pang mag bangka na lang kayo..... kahit paano eh subok ang mga bangkero sa alon....sila pa mismo magsasabi sayo na di pwede maglayag pag diskumpyado sila sa dagat... ive been to anawangin at its best and worst weather conditions since i was a kid (taga san marcelino zambales po ako) pero lately lang po talag nagkaroon ng mga sakuna papunta sa cov, lalo na pag ginamit ang hike trail.... ibayong ingat po... pakisabihan na din ung mga caretaker dun na iwasan na nilang mag dagdag pa ng amenities sa lugar, nagmumukha na siyang ordinaryong resort, ayaw makinig ni ate ligaya sa akin eh hahaha

Anonymous said...

pwede po ba mag anawanin mga nov 29-30?
mga FIRST time po kami lahat dun..
balak po naming mag guide..
any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

mam/sir, prehas tau ng IT nov.29-30 punta ng pundaquit-anawangin kta n lng tau s anawangin!..d kmi n2loy nung nov.01-02 kya resked nmin..hirs my # 0919-9274498..

prodigy..LMT

Anonymous said...

cno pupunta ng anawangin this 14th of november?? hope the weather is fine ..☺
-jao -Gilas-

Anonymous said...

kmi sa 21-22 mga sir. sana safe ang climb..
-puzzyman

daniel said...

how much is the bus fair from manils to zambales and where to we take the ride?

Anonymous said...

aw~ sana my makasabay kami.. ahihi.. 14-15 this Nov. punta kami dun.. huhuhuh sana nga maganda ang klima dat day.. =(
-jao-Gilas-

Anonymous said...

sir daniel visit mo victory liner bus website
-jao-Gilas-

champ said...

sir may water source ba sa mt pundaquit coz we well be hikking and will be staying on the peak overnight on november 26 then will trek down on nov 27. sir ask lang kung may water source sa peak thanks ...

alm0st07 said...

sir/mam balak po namin itry anawangin cove this nov28-29, may updates po ba kayo sa mga pede kontakin dun? first time po, hinge lang suggestions. Thanks

diane esguerra said...

good day! plano namin mag-trek sa anawangin this dec 21-22.. first time namin lahat..any suggestions po? especially regarding sa guide. thanks!

marion said...

try to contact Mr.Florante Anawa 09108053388... heres my no. 09165917187... marion here...
>to miss diane esguerra...

marion said...

miss diane if you want sabay nlng kau smen sa climb sa anawangin sa dec.18,19,20... ilan po ba kau??? kc may mga 1st time din akong kasama... here's my contact no. 09165917187... marion

Anonymous said...

hi sir gid..I was one of the many people who climbed Mt. Pundaquit last Saturday, Nov 28 to take advantage of the long weekend. I just want to ask if it is possible to note in the article that majority of the trail of Mt. Pundaquit is very much exposed, which can deeply affect your speed and stamina in trekking. The best of us was able to reach the cove after 4 1/2 hours of trekking while it took some as long as 7 hours, because we had to stop constantly fearing that one of us might have heat stroke.
Thanks a lot and more power!

Anonymous said...

Yup the heat of the sun was unbearable. Mas maganda nga mghike ng madaling araw, pero kailangan din ng makakasama na mas nakakaalam ng daan...pero ang ganda at saya tlga ng Anawangin..wish ko lang mas maging maayos ang pagpapanatili nila ng kagandahan ng lugar na yun!

Anonymous said...

if you want well prepared, organized, safe, climb or tour please te me @ 09065032211

thanks

Anonymous said...

cnu magaanawangin sa january 9-10?

chickee said...

anyone going to anawangin on Dec 28-30? we are about 10 in the group. first time lahat namin pupunta. it would be nice sana if may makilala na pupunta din dun on the same dates para medyo feeling secured na pagdating dun.

here's my # 09274103250/ 09222012803.

Anonymous said...

@ chikee: We just came back from Anawangin yesterday Dec 31. We arrived there at Dec 30 and spent the night at the cove. I wonder if your group was there too. We were a group of 8 and camped at Auntie Ligayas area (the one in the middle. Anyway, the trip was real fun. Though I had some hesitations before heading for it when I've read numerous accounts of deaths in this place. We decided to push through with our year end adventure with caution and enough orientation for the people who came with me who have no whatsoever regard for how humbling the forces of nature can be, them being typical call center people who likes to go to Starbucks one time too often. :)

I've read most of the stories way up of this thread and Mel's story struck me the most. It was way back 08' and I know whoever read his story will always remember him everytime they go to this beautiful place. I'm happy to see that the the people there are more open to the fact that it is indeed a dangerous place not only for tourists but for experienced mountaineers as well, if safety is taken too lightly in cisiting these captivating place.

True as that is, though, I believe it is a must see and a must experience. There is always danger in all locations but this danger is marginal and manageable if we plan ahead and do things right. I'm new to this site and I appreciate that this exists. I will know more about this site soon and for now, I would like to say THANK YOU to the people who put this up. CHEERS! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

anyone going to anawangin on Jan 9-10? pupunta po kme and naghahanap mo ng pwedeng sabayan pls contact me! Thanks

-stan 09173809710

Anonymous said...

hallo...how's the anawangin incident last year,nkita pb yung 2 missing


--hackertaz

Anonymous said...

i was planning to put up a caution board sa beach front sa anawangin cove..yung formal talaga tingnan..

something like: "caution: strong undertow. please be advised that...babablaah...babablaahhh"

or should i wait for the proper authorities to do it..

will be going there this jan 22nd with my 2 younger sibs...

roy @ triu mandaya
royespina101@yahoo.com
09164966457

Anonymous said...

SAYANG!

ITS been a diasater trip for those 10 yuppies from manila...one of their friend died drowning...

andun ako sa shore nk camp.. i think that was pass 3pm...holy week nun 2008..were from a other group...madami din ung nk camp lahat enjoy....nagluluto ako nun getting ready for dinner.. pra pagbalik nung mga kasama ko ready na cla kumain from a tiring exploration sa shorelines ng cove..hanggang sa may naririnig akong comotion ...may naksidente daw...ngalaa ako sa mga kasama ko...inisip ko may mga kasama nmn mg lalaki un..kya binale wala ko lng tul;oy ang luto..dko pede iwanan ang campsite..madami pedeng mawala..hangang sa dumating sila kumpleto nmn..may nalunod daw..tinakbo agad ng pumboat sa pundakit ng tumanaw ako sa shore..ung mga tropa ng nalunod ngmadaling mg break camp... halatang worried cla ..pinagiiwan ung ibang stuffs na mppakinabangan pa dun sa caretaker,,,aling ligaya o linda, nklimutan ko na name nya...hangang nxt morning nalaman ko sa isang local dun na binawian ng buhay ung nalunod...i felt sad for him kyt dko sya kilala,wala akong magagawa oras na nya cguro un...hangang sa umuwi ako sa cembo..lugar namin sa makati...nalaman ko na may nkburol sa multi purpose hall namin sabi nalunod daw...huh! nilamig ako bigla.. check ko ung hall..dami tao..may nakita akong mga common faces n tga cembo din,'asked them what happened.. un n nga nalunod,sa zambales..! sa anawngin! pra akong nabuhusan ng tubig na malamig , wtf!...kinausap ko na ung mga relatives n friends...sinabi ko andun ako nung time na un...ng taka ung ate nya,,pro inde ako tropa ,,coinsidence! dko alam eh n ka barangay ko sya...sayang dko man lng nkausap nung andun kami sa beach...

by: elmer vestidas

(for his, sis n friends... u can leave a msg at my facebook.. plan ko bumalik n2ng feb or holyweek dun sa anawangin,,,pra kay MELVIN

Anonymous said...

plan namin magpunta d2.. Due to our office scheds 9am ang labas namin. How long and byahe and ok lang ba na abutan ng gabi sa trek ? Tnx!

Halumigmig of FOG said...

Hi Gid,

Just came here last Feb 12-13 while doing the Balingkilat Traverse.

While cleaning up before going home, we chatted with the boatmen/locals regarding the stories that we heard and read about the incidents of drowning and death in Anuwangin.

Coincidentally, shrieks of voices shattered the afternoon calm, and it became clear that there is a cry for help on the westernmost part of the cove. In an instant, we found ourselves running towards the shore to check things out together with the local boatmen who hurriedly jumped to one of the boats and started the engine moving towards the direction of the call for help.

As it happens, the incident was already controlled even before the boat arrived at the sand-bar area where the drowning guy was seen struggling for help. He was pulled out of the current by one of his buddies.

Now this is a firsthand account proving the dangers that is within Anuwangin. What is really surprising is the quick reflex of the boatmen who hurriedly jumped to action to rectify the situation, more like acting as a lifeguard-on-duty during that time.

What we have witnessed firsthand would then be a marked improvement of the locals' involvement in the protection of visitors of Anuwangin. This is good to hear indeed considering the accounts of the bereaved, victim's relatives and the survivors themselves (most are posted here in your blog), whose one common resentment and complain is the lack of lifeguards on the beach.

All in all, one is still responsible for one's own well being. To enjoy the total Anuwangin experience, be forwarned to be forearmed.

Never stop exploring!

Regards,
Roy a.k.a. Halumigmig
FMDYDH Outdoor Group (FOG)

Anonymous said...

Sir Gid,

We just went to Anawangin Cove and my companions enjoyed the trek and the beach experience.

Although the number of visitors last Feb. 27-28 was lowe than the average, there were still a lot of campers there. The only other issue you could probably see here is the lack of courtesy and respect visitors have towards other campers. Truly, one could notice who were the mountaineers and who were just there to be rowdy. Saturday evening, we had a lot of people shouting in the middle of the night when most of the people are trying to get rest. Without any remorse nor consideration, they could be heard until 1 or 2 AM which was very irritating.

I urge everyone, mountaineers or not, to be more mindful of other visitors to the place. Another reason why people explore the outdoors is also to escape the noise and commotion of the city and to experience it there was something people did not look forward to. The beach is for everyone to share and enjoy and not reserved for one group alone.

On the brighter side, we would have to commend the elevated level of hospitality and organization the locals have had now. Coordinations are better, though we would have wished that they do not take 2 customers at a time / per day since it messes up ITs.

R1

Paoee said...

Hi Guys!

Sir Gid congrats pala sa site. Napaka informative. I'm planning a trek this March 13-14, 2010. Siguro mga 3-5 kame. Mga dalawa lang samen may experience sa outdoors. Sino may nakasched na lakad sa inyo ng dates na yun?

About sa mga signs, may nakapost na ba? Kahit simple lang. Kung wala dadala na din ako kung papayag si Aling Ligaya. hehe. Mga pointers on how to escape a rip current.

Makakatulong din kahit papano.

Anonymous said...

Cge po i agree with that, kasi were planning to go at anawangin on March 26, 2010... may contact no. po ba kayo ng pdeng maging guide namin.. thanks po..

Anonymous said...

nandun paba si mang alfring?? hehe thx to this site at very helpful sa mga tulad nteng mga outdoors at especially sa mga newbies.... i remmber nung 1st taym nmin dun sa anawangin wayback 2008 apat lng kme nd guide nmen ung anak ni mang alfring tpos si mang alfring na ung sumundo smen and nagsidetrip sa capones... after 2 years ngaun lng ako nkpag post ng feedback d2 heheh well anyway magnda tlga ang anawangin despite of its threats... pero diba sabi nga nla outdoor ka man o hinde dapat maging responsable ka.... na experience din nmen mag rock climbing about 25 ft lng ata un sa may other side of the cove... mabato xa pero ive heard na mas malalim daw dun kesa sa main campsite.... yes may rip current xa kasi it was about late afternoon mga 40 to 50 feet from the shore kahit hanggang bewang lng ung tubig eh malakas na ang current nya.... so mas advisable na makuntento ka nlng sa mababaw heheh... but what concerns me is the capones island... may nag clean up nb nung kabilang side nung island??? kasi talgng ang daming basura...mnsan kc dun dumadaong ung banka if u want to go to the light house kc nga mnsan malakas ang alon sa main port sa steps nung light house... mejo mainit din kung dun ka iikot sa kabilang trail pero worth it nman ang pag punta kc narating nmin ang tuktok ng light house and we even sat on top of it... hehehe... condolence sa mga sinawi nting ksmahan sa outdoors.. and for the upcoming adventure seekers of anawangin... just enjoy with precautions because eitherway mother nature pren ang kalaban mu kung sakali... and wala kang laban kung indi ang pagiging maingat... just dont do anything reckless and stupid...more power for this site...

Anonymous said...

tip*anawangin COVE weekends or peak season sobra daming tao ngayon sa anawangin cove...i suggest weekdays kayo pumunta...sarap mag relax kung tahimik ang lugar na pupuntahan nyo... -sana kahit papAano makatulong-More power!pinoy mountaineer...

Nuna said...

MUNTIK NA AKONG MAMATAY SA ANAWANGIN.
pero muntik lang. hehe thank you Lord. at thank you sa boyfriend ko, (asawa ko ng ngayon) sa pag save sa akin at sa iba pa naming kasama. buntis pa naman ako non. di ko din maexplain pano nangyari, basta mababaw lang naman yung tubig hanggang bewang ko lang yata, diko alam pano bigla tumaas nalang yun. huhu basta nalulunod nalang ako. pero babalik pa din ako sa anawangin, ang ganda kasi talaga. sana wag syang maging katulad ng boracay..

Anonymous said...

tip*anawangin COVE weekends or peak season sobra daming tao ngayon sa anawangin cove...i suggest weekdays kayo pumunta...sarap mag relax kung tahimik ang lugar na pupuntahan nyo... -sana kahit papAano makatulong-More power!pinoy mountaineer...

arlene said...

ask ko lang po sino po ang me balak pumunta sa anawangin by mar.31 to april 3, 2010.

pasabay namin kami bale 3 lang kami para ma-lessen ang gastos and the many the merrier di ba. newbie lang kami kaya mas gusto sana namin na me makasabay pagpunta dun. balak namin alis kami ng mar.31 last trip sa victory liner @1130pm then uwi ng april 3,2010.

please give me a call 09238476198
by the way FELIX here
thank you sir gid very informative sites.
more power.

thnx again ang brgds,
felix

Pao said...

Today ang alis namen pa punta dito. Good luck sa amin. Trek kame papunta at baka pati pabalik na din. Malakas daw yung alon eh. Yun. Doble ingat nalang.

See you there sa mga pupunta.

Anonymous said...

hi to all, can you give us namn po ng pwde naming ma-contact na guide, were planning to go to mt.pundaquit and then to anawangin cove this coming holy week, kindly give us namn po the cntact#, thanks so much

Pao said...

Our trip to Anawangin was great! Ang ganda ng lugar kahit medyo madaming tao. Si Mang Alfring din ang contact namen pero nirefer kame sa anak niya si Mang Romeo. Our guide sa trek was Mang Edward. Ok din siya. Binuhat yung tubig namen.

Regarding sa safety ng place ang masasabi ko lang eh medyo ok na siya nung nandun kame. Di ko alam sa ibang araw. May marker na sa malalakas ang rip. Tapos may bangkero na din na nagmamasid dun sa bandang malalim in case of emergency. Medyo mataas nga yung presyo ng tinda ni Aling ligaya pero ok lang.

Yung lugar parang hindi pilipinas. Sana lang malessen yung mga kalat. So para sa mga pupunta dun practice po natin yung leave no trace policy.

We also went to Capones island and on our way there kitang kita sa dagat yung mga kalat. Sana maayos yun. Ang ganda pa naman ng place. Sayang kung mapabayaan. Para sa mga pupunta sa Capones island at lighthouse a must bring eh water. Medyo malayo din lalakarin kung hindi kayo dun ibababa sa malapit. Minsan kasi malakas yung alon kaya hindi kayo mababa sa malapit.

We really had a great time there. One of the best experience so far.

Anonymous said...

i'm going to anawangin this march 17-19...pro akyat lng to pundaquit then traverse to anawangin..then akyat uli pabalik to lessen boating fee..any1 want to join? pls. contact melo 09183436034

Anonymous said...

cno po my blak pmunta sa anawangin on march 27-28? punta po kasi kame don, barakda, from pampanga kame.. eto contact no. ko
09266858650. pra lang po my ksabay.. hehe

Anonymous said...

madaming tao pag sat and sun. palengke na sa anawangin cove!! maganda pumunta weekdays,,,remind lang sa pupunta leave no trace policy..

Anonymous said...

Need contact person sa Anawangin look for Mang Mario Baltasar pwedi saya mag Guide Via pundaquit trail or Boatman may boat din sya, her cp no.09105522314,call nyo sya one day before ng date na balak nyo pumunta.

Anonymous said...

Fellow camper, mountaineer, Walang “Danger” signs sa paligid ng Anawangin at wala ring Lifeguard, so 5x ang ingat & enjoy.. malupit ang kalikasan sabi ni Bathala.

Anonymous said...

meron po ba kayo alam kung sino pwedeng macontact sa pundaquit para maging guide sa trekking down to anawangin cove? Kayanin po kaya ito ng nigght trek?

salamat,
Arem

Sisnarf said...

Anyone going to Anawangin this weekend March 20 - 21? we're only three in the group, 2 boys 1 girl with 2 tents, hope you can join us mga Anawangin-goers! It'll be our first time going there.

09277934823

Sisnarf said...

Anyone going to Anawangin this weekend March 20 - 21? we're only three in the group, 2 boys 1 girl with 2 tents, hope you can join us mga Anawangin-goers! It'll be our first time going there.

09277934823

Anonymous said...

kung first time ninyo mag night trek better umalis kayo sa Pundaquit ng 4 am di mahirap ang 2 hrs na trail para pag dating nyo sa summit maliwanag na mahirap kasi ang trail na pa baba ng cove minasan may mga sira ulo pa doon na kalabaw nang hahabol e kung madilim pa..... alam mo na mangyayari marami pang bangin. enjoy kung matuloy kayo but SAFETY FIRST....

Anonymous said...

Hello to all. We are all first timers at Anwangin cove. gusto ko sana malaman kung sino pwede mag guide samin papuntang cove. Contactin if ever na gusto namin mag trek via Mt.Pundaquit. Salamat! God bless to all! and enjoy the beauty of nature. Have a safe trip to everyone.

ask a guidance before you leave he will never let you in danger. :)

- more power to this blog. kudos!

Anonymous said...

txt manong mario Baltasar magaling syang guide at boat man 09105522314 safety first sya at ma asikaso

kingrutch06 said...

anawangin sidetrip!!! (kua video) youtube.com

hawie said...

thanx sa mga info dito sa blog... sobrang nakatulong talaga sya.. and all i can say bout anawangin sa haiyz ang ganda.. thanx pala kay kuya rodrigo sa pag sundo samin at kay kuya rolly sa pag sama samin sa trek.. ang saya nyang guide...

Anonymous said...

Last holy week ngvisit po kme sa Anawangin pra mgenjoy at mgrelax. Ok nman ang pgdating nmen sa cove though mdmeng tao dat time, my mga mountaineers, family, mgba2rkada etc. Masaya lahat enjoy sa beach enjoy din ang socials but suddenly around 1 am my isang grupo na ngiingay "Adamson Mountaineers" daw ang grupo nila. Nagtataka lng ko kung organisadong grupo cla bkit hndi nla alm ang ethics ng mountaineering, BMC. ang msama nito my katabi cla sa camp nila na family na my ksmang mga bata so dat time dpat tahimik na. Oo ngeenjoy nga cla pro panu nman ung ibang group na nsa cove na gus2 na mgpahinga ok lng sna kung konting kwentuhan en tawanan ung gngwa nila but they are shouting na tlgang istorbo na sa iba. Until my isang kmausap sa grupo nila (I'm not sure kung aun ung father nun mga bata, suddenly ang dmeng ngreact sa ibng grupong campers.

Gusto ko lng sna i-pin point every time na nsa outdoor ko like mountains or beaches ang laki ng respect ko sa mga mountaineers kc alm kong my ethics cla en ok cla ksma pro bakit ang Adamson Mountaineers w/c is well recognize school eh hndi ata nka2intindi ng salitang mountaineering ethics. sana nman ito na ung huling incident na mngyari, hndi ko po gustong sirain ang pangalan ng Adamson, auko lng po sna na gawin pa ult nila ung mga kapalsuhan na naexperience nmen sa kanila.


- Azis

Anonymous said...

i visited anawangin last march .... i was amazed by its serenity... mas yado lang maraming tao.... thanks anyway to Kuya Jeffrey brigaste for being hospitable and helpful in times of our need.

U can contact him at 0916.149.3861.

be back at anawangin on april 9, 2010... thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi! sino gusto pumunta sa anawangin this weekends? hanap kmi ng mkakasama.

Anonymous said...

Hello po,

Anyone na kagagaling lang dito, kung pedeng makahingi ng latest expenses from Manila.
Planning to go dis weekend.

Tnx!in advance

Nes said...

pasikat lang naman yan ADAMSON MOUNTAINEERS na yan eh.. kunwari may paninindigan eh nagma mawntenir mawnteniringan lang naman yan.. sayang pa yun pa BMC-BMC efect ng mga yan.. kaya dapat dyan karmahin yan mga yan!!

ThisEmptyChair said...

Ser [or Ma'm} Nes, hindi man ako ang moderator netong blog site na to, I think kelangan nating mag respetuhan dito. Di man ako galing sa Adamson at wala man akong kakilala dun, tingin ko masyadong broad to wish everyone of them ill.

Peace and love lang tayo mga Ser at Ma'm. Kung may nakakairitang tao, isipin nyo na lang higit na mas maraming nakakatuwang nilalang.

Ingat po kayo palagi. Blessed be.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

tip*anawangin COVE weekends or peak season sobra daming tao ngayon sa anawangin cove...i suggest weekdays kayo pumunta...sarap mag relax kung tahimik ang lugar na pupuntahan nyo... -sana kahit papAano makatulong-More power!pinoy mountaineer...

gideon said...

guys, personal attacks (or any comments that put any party in a negative light) are no longer allowed in pinoymountaineer.com. only comments or inquiries that are related to the mountain or destination itself will be approved.
i understand that some of you wish to vent your feelings or compliants particular groups or individuals, but this is not the proper venue because they might not have the opportunity to respond to what you say, thus the issue might be one-sided and that's not fair to them.

if you have issues with particular groups or individuals, please approach, confront, or give feedback to them directly.

gideon

ThisEmptyChair said...

Well said, Gid.

Blessed be!

Anonymous said...

hey guys i can't wait na pumunta kami sa anawangin . .nakaset na kami dis may 1 akyat kami tapos beach saka party . .sana dis wil be 1 of my experiences na di ko malilimutan . .looking 4ward na ako . .godbless!!!


Adrian Aradanas

ian said...

guys out there,,,musta po kayo mga climber,,,jst wana ask u guys if who are intersted to join us to mt.makiling this coming may 15-16,,,via sto.tomas,,, me and my co officemate will go there. just txt me 09267270176,,,tnx po,,,,lets protect our mother nature.....

Anonymous said...

my entrance fee na ba dun s anawangin 100 per head ang taga singil ung tindera s my posohan..ung matanda na galing kc kmi last sat

Anonymous said...

Sir Gid sana po magpost din po kayo tungkol sa Nagsasa Cove ng Zambales since marami na ring tao palagi sa Anawangin.

Anonymous said...

sir Gid plan nmin pmnta bkas sa anawangin cove..kso my bagyo dw sa zambales..ok lng b na tumuloy kmi..and mgkno rn un fare for boatride?

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Anyone been in Anawangin recently? Magkano po rates ng guides at may limit ba na no of people per guide? O isa lang kailangan? Magkano rin po yung entrance sa Anawangin pag daytrip lang?
Thanks.
-Owen

Anonymous said...

guide- 700 pesos / 5-7 persons
(pag lumampas ng 7 persons = 100 / head)

Entrance - 100 / head .. kahit anong oras yan..

maganda rin poh yung sidetrip sa Capones..
been there las May 8-9.. sarap poh sir..

Anonymous said...

we are planing to anawangin via mt. pandaquit this coming sunday. we will taking the bus from victory liner at monumento around 8am. my question is, is it possible to climb mt. pandaquit with out any guide? is it easy to just follow the trail going to the cove? pls help thanks in advance. more power to this site^^

Anonymous said...

ano masmaganda anawangin o nagsasa?

Anonymous said...

mas maganda ang nagsasa been there dis weekend lang June 12-14. .konti lang ang nakakaalam dun saka mas maeenjoy mo pa kasi konti lang ang tao . .maganda ang view at ang sarap maligo . .samahan nyo pa ng side trip sa capones island . .


Adrian Aradanas-

mak sev said...

share ko lang

"A rip current, or riptide, is a strong channel of water flowing seaward from near the shore, typically through the surf line.[1] Typical flow is at 0.5 metres per second (1–2 feet per second), and can be as fast as 2.5 metres per second (8 feet per second). They can move to different locations on a beach break, up to tens of metres (a few hundred feet) a day."

http://www.loving-long-island.com/rip-currents.html

"A swimmer caught in a rip current should not attempt to swim back to shore directly against the rip. This risks exhaustion and drowning. A rip does not pull a swimmer under water; it carries the swimmer away from the shore in a narrow channel of water.[1] The rip is like a treadmill which the swimmer needs to step off. The swimmer should remain calm and swim parallel to the shore until out of the current. Locations to aim for are places where waves are breaking. In these areas, floating objects are generally transported towards the shore.[6]

A swimmer in a strong rip, who is unable to swim away from it, should relax and calmly float or tread water to conserve energy. Eventually the rip will lose strength, and the swimmer can swim at a leisurely pace, in a direction away from the rip but back to shore.[7] Coastal swimmers should understand the danger of rip currents and always swim in areas where lifeguards are operating.[3]"

http://www.fire.lacounty.gov/Lifeguards/BchSftyRipCurrents.asp

Anonymous said...

May open climb po kami sa August 7-8, 2010. You can contact us at 0917-8074376 or send an email to mmsopenclimbs@gmail.com if you are interested. We can send you the itenerary/fees and other details as soon as it is available.

-Sieg

Ogie said...

mga sir mga ma'am, my friend and i are planning to go to anawangin, trek then camp sa anawangin cove. main concern lang po, kya n ba kaht walang guide from drop off pt to anawangin cove? wala po bang ligaw?

isa pa po pla, may nakita po kc akong tent "4 season tent" FJELLSPORT 4 SEASONS TENTS -TEFLON COATED TENTS -INNER AND OUTER CORE -ALUMINUM POLES -mejo maliit po kc ung 2person tadpoke tent q, nagagandahan po kc ako sa design pero mejo malaki, parang dome n xa, advisable din po kaya ung ganitong type ng tent pang camp?

-Gio

Anonymous said...

@sir ogie

Gud day sir ...
2 po kasi ung trail papuntang anawangin .. its either ung TRADITIONAL TRAIL or ung NEW TRAIL, siguro mga 4-5 hrs ang trekking. mas mganda magtrek sa NEW TRAIL dhl habang naghi2ke ka mganda na ung view ... saka mas sure na hnd kayo mali2gaw, kasi ung ridge ang su2ndan neo papunta sa ananwangin.

a2bot kayo dun sa main summit ng mt.pundaquit den descend kayo mga 1hour na lang nsa anawangin na kayo..

(advisable pa din ang guide kung hnd kayo sure)

hab a safe climb sir !

==== OTCHO PIES TREKKERS ====

Bangkero of Pundakit said...

Mang Vic is best bangkero owner in Pundakit. We were satiesfied with his services. His contact # 0929-7170-739.

Anonymous said...

Sir, (Otcho Pies Trekkers)

Tanong ko lang po kung san specific na magsstart ng trek mula brgy. Pundaquit? Akyat po kasi kami this Sept 25-26 e... Thanks po sa pag inform na may new Trail na... Yun na lang po gagamitin namin... established na po ba yung trail dito?

Salamat po..

Nadsky

Anonymous said...

@nadsky

pagdating nyo po dun sir , asusual kailangan nyo magparegister sa BRGY HALL nila... den kung magpa2guide kayo pakisabe na lang na sa NEW TRAIL kayo idaan (hnd dun sa traditional) alam na po nila kung san kayo magi2start...

(established naman po ang trail kaya lang TERRAIN sya, masakit sa paa kapag nakaSANDALS hehehe ... saka mainit magtreak kaya make sure marami kayong dalang tubig)

-ba2lik din kami ng anawangin by oct .. hehe ;))

HAB A SAFE CLIMB sir !
(dont forget the LEAVE NO TRACE POLICY natin)

-----otcho pies trekkers----

dnt forget na kumuha na rin kayong nang bangkero na su2ndo sa inyo pauwi,

Anonymous said...

@nadsky

pagdating nyo po dun sir , asusual kailangan nyo magparegister sa BRGY HALL nila... den kung magpa2guide kayo pakisabe na lang na sa NEW TRAIL kayo idaan (hnd dun sa traditional) alam na po nila kung san kayo magi2start...

(established naman po ang trail kaya lang TERRAIN sya, masakit sa paa kapag nakaSANDALS hehehe ... saka mainit magtreak kaya make sure marami kayong dalang tubig)

-ba2lik din kami ng anawangin by oct .. hehe ;))

HAB A SAFE CLIMB sir !
(dont forget the LEAVE NO TRACE POLICY natin)

-----otcho pies trekkers----

dnt forget na kumuha na rin kayong nang bangkero na su2ndo sa inyo pauwi,

Anonymous said...

I would like to give credit to our guide, Sir Ed. he'd been very helpful and patient samin. just came back from our pundaquit/anawangin climb (9-10 oct)and si sir ed po ang nag guide. wala kang masasabi, nag aantay sya sa trail and he make sure walang maiiwan. he even let us used his own c.r. sa house para mag anlaw. highly recommended po sya. here's his no. 09293832877. kudos :)

Dencio said...

Hi Sir Gid,

I plan to run the trails of Mt Pundakit on the 2nd Sunday of November with the PSA, my first time, at the same time, I want my family (4 pax) to meet up with me at the Anawangin Cove. Meaning they have to take a bangka going to the cove. On the way back, I intend to take the bangka together with my family. This is a safe time to run the trail and for my family to visit the cove via the sea? May I know the estimated distance of the trail from the Brgy hall through Mt Pundakit trail to the Anawangin Cove? What would be a fair rate for a round trip boat ride for my family? Thanks. God bless.

Dennis
09173240246

Cleofe said...

hello sir. we are a group of 12 peeps planning on trekking to Anawangin cove. 10am ang estimated departure namin from manila. advisable ba? i am the only one with experience in trekking. any suggestions?

gideon said...

Hi Dennis, i think the rates stated in the itinerary is still current. please review the "Special Concerns" portion of this page. i am not very familiar with trail distances but the map above might be of help.

the locals would usually know if the condition is suitable, but as a general rule, the earlier you finish, the better because waves grow in strength in the afternoon.

@cleofe: i would advise an earlier time to start the trek. it would be very hot if you start that late. either an early morning or mid-late afternoon trek would be best in my opinion.

best of luck to everyone planning to climb anawangin!

gen_punay said...

sir gid,
plan nmen umakyat ng friends ko sa mt. anawangin, ano po ba mas mahirap pico de loro or mt. anawangin. galing po kme ng pico e.. mahirap pero sobrang ganda :D thanks sir lufet ng site niyo.. more power..

lody17 said...

hello there,i was surfing the net until i opened this site and i must admit this is very informative.I just want to share my experience in hiking the mt. pundaquit.it was very fantastic and amazing!the air was so fresh and relaxing>we are very tired and exhausted in our 5hour hiking but it was fun.lalo na nung nakita na namin ang anawangin.jay-r,our guide prepared all the stuffs we need pagdating namin sa anawangin.he's very mabait and maasikaso as well.free din ang parking sa kanila and makakaligo ka din sa without hassle kasi sa gripo kami pinapaligo.im sure babalik kami dun and si kuya jay-r pa rin ang guide and boatman namin.you may contact him at 09173809104.very reasonable boat rate din ang binibigay nila.

Anonymous said...

Hi gen_punay

Pico de loro is definitely much harder to climb than anawangin for it doesn't have very steep slopes but the concern is that anawangin could get extremly hot for it doesn't have trees to protect you from the sun(believe me,i've been there 21 times). I suggest to climb the mountain in an early time. You can follow Sir Gid's itinerary for it is the best time to start your trek.

enjoy your climb =)

_MAd A._

leslie yllana said...

better start your trek at 4am para pagdating sa tuktok ng bundok hindi pa gaanong mainit.catch the midnight trip pauntang san antonio and from there contact your boatman. or your guide.i can give you the number of our guide and boatman,jay-r agasa 09173809104.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Punta kame sa Anawangin sa February... Kita-kits tayo!

Olivia said...

kung gusto po ninyong magpunta dito sa pundakit at need nyo ng bangka for anawangin cove, nagsasa, silangen, at mag island hopping sa capones/camara islands please contact melvin agasa 09065156823 and 09207577071. for tents and guide for mountain trek/hiking pwede din po ninyong i refer sa akin.for info po you can check my facebook account olive_melvin0307@yahoo.com andun po yung mga pictures ng mga destinations at boat.

Anonymous said...

Trek to anawangin cove on feb 20 and 21, may byahe ba ng bus around 3am sa victory liner caloocan?

Anonymous said...

How much nman po ung trek guide and boat nyo?

Anonymous said...

Any update regarding the mountain? is it still dry or its a little bit green now? because last year when we climb mt. pundaquit it was very very dry and extremely HOT! and the view is quite brown. we would like to experience a climb with a green nature view if its possible like the other picture we saw of mt. pundaquit. any update regarding it will be very much appreciated. thanks and more power to your site..

-stalk^^

Anonymous said...

@ stalk kilala kita kasama mo ako nun diba? yes sir any updates regardings with the nature.

tolome -

Anonymous said...

how much po ang boatride to anawangin from pundaquit at kasama naba sa rate ng boat yumg sidetrip to capones island. pls give as some info on the prices were planning to climb kasi this april ayaw naman namin mataga kasi short budget lang kami 5-6persons kaml. thank you sa magbibigay ng info..

mark from muntinlupa

Anonymous said...

@sir mark-be ready for a more expensive guide fee and boat rate this coming summer.marami na kasi ang mananamantala kasi summer.dagsaan ang turista kaya papataasin din ang fees.better contact guide/boatman na hindi nananaga sa presyo.i can give you my trusted boatman and guide na din kung wala silang ibang guests.jay-r agasa name niya.very affordable rate boss and maasikaso din sila.ito no. niya.make reservations na din para maireserve nila kayo ng boat at hiking guide.09173809104.jay-r agasa.


-kris

Anonymous said...

Hi sir!
I just want to know if there is a bigger boat which can accomodate 10-20 persons? if theres none, how many persons can accomodate the biggest boat there? thank you.

-andy

Anonymous said...

Lahat ng stories about anawangin nabasa ko,maybe as a mountaineer dapat safety first lagi..lahat namn ng inaakyat natin ay delikado talaga kaya dapat isipin natin ang kaligtasan ng lahat and be always alert whatever happens.

Anonymous said...

Mga sir, ako po si Dindo Nieva na taga purok 2 brgy. pundaquit, gusto ko lang po ipaalam sa mga pinoy mountainers na kagaya nio na may bangka po ako na may pang 5-7 passenger, 10 to 14 passenger and yung ibaba by next week na up to 30 passengers po ang kaya isakay. eto po ang number ng namin 09172022692. biyahe po kami sa annawangin, talesayen, nagsasa and silangen cove. more power po sa lahat ng pinoy mountainers. Txt o tawag lang po for more info.

Anonymous said...

si DINDO NIEVA po ulit eto ng pundaquit, very affordable prize po ang offer namin. basta lampas po sampo tao. to annawangin 160 per head po overnight, to nagsasa 300 po per head overnight, to silangen 400 per head po. hatid sundo po yun. Bago po lahat ng tatlong bang boat namin. may camping tent din po kami, yung pang 3han, 250 po, apatan 300. may ilang swimming fins and mask with snorkels din po kami. pangako po namin ang serbisyong tapat sa inyo. name po ng bangka namin is "DINZEL LEYLA"

....DINDO....

Karlo of Bagtas-VXI Mountaineers said...

sa naghahanap ng alternative beach sa san antonio aside from anawangin, talisayen cove is the perpect place. private ito pero you can make a reservation. di sya crowded unlike anawangin
in fact kami lang ang bisita nung time na yun.
our Group just celebrated our 2nd anniversary dun.
you can use the same itinerary sa anawangin.
climb mount pundaquit, pababa sa anawangin but not the beach, then youll climb another mountain which is mt talisayen. then baba ulit papuntang talisayen cove.. ang mahirap yung climb sa 2nd mountain. di na masyadong established yung trail pero its lower compare sa mt.pundaqiut. sa pace namin with lots of newbees inabot kami ng 7hours. sobrang mura ng gastos. mabait yung mga tao dun, thats why i promised them that ill advertise the place sa ibang mountaineers.
for reservations and bangka (kung gusto nyong magpasundo and magpadala ng gamit sa cove) contact mang lando: 09055067497, or 09123152890..
or you can also contact boss paul, yung mayari ng cove na sobrang accommodating: 09185187772/09186468630.

Anonymous said...

Una sa lahat Maraming Salamat sa mga Informations nyo, pupunta po kami this march 25, ok po ba ang climate ngayon dun? bale, trek po kami papuntang beach. salamt sa mga infos.

Anonymous said...

Hi po sa lahat, This about the new BOAT RATE in PUNDAKIT....Eto po ang bagong ordinansa ng brgy Pundakit para sa mga Bangkero. At pag kami po ay hindi sumunod ay maaari po kaming magmulta o di naman ay tuluyang alisan ng permiso para magbiyahe ng mga bangka....

SMALL BOAT....(max of 4 pax)balikan
Pundakit to CAMARA island = P700
Pundakit to CAPONES = P1,000
Pundakit to Annawangin = P1,000
Pundakit to Talesayen = P1,500
Pundakit to Nagsasa = P1,800
Pundakit to Silanguin = P2,500
Island HOPPING (CAMARA, CAPONES to ANNAWANGIN) = P1,500

BIG BOAT
Pundakit to CAMARA island = P150/head
Pundakit to CAPONES = P200/head
Pundakit to Annawangin = P200/head
Pundakit to Talesayen = P300/head
Pundakit to Nagsasa = P400/head
Pundakit to Silanguin = P600/head
Island HOPPING (CAMARA, CAPONES to ANNAWANGIN) = P300/head

Tent
3 person = P250
4 person = P300
6 person = P500

At kung may gusto pa po kayong malaman o katanungan ay maaari nio po kaming tawagan o itx sa 09172022692 at hanapin po si DINDO or LIEZEL.... salamat po and GOD BLESS....

Anonymous said...

cno galing ng anawangin jan? nag-uulan b ngayon dun?

lakwatserong tatay said...

ah sir galing po ung group last mar 5-6 po...so far namn po nde umulan...grabe pa ang init....

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