Feel the wind in your hair and smell the salt in the air on this full-day island-hopping tour in Zambales. Strategically located in the northern part of Luzon, the province is adjacent to the sea and is blessed with several magnificent beaches that you can explore for a day. If you’re looking for a tropical getaway that is just a few hours away from Manila, then this Zambales island-hopping tour is the way to go.
A tour vehicle will pick you up within the Manila Bay area or Makati area and drive you all the way to the port in Zambales. Upon arrival at the drop-off point, you will be given a life vest before hopping aboard the tour boat. Once everything is settled, you will then sail across the turquoise waters to jump-start your beach-hopping adventure.
Your first stop will be at the crescent-shaped beach of Anawangin Cove. Even from the boat, you will witness the towering and gorgeous lush green mountains that envelop the cove in a protective embrace. It is said that there was a ton of volcanic ashes that reached Anawangin Cove when Mt. Pinatubo erupted in 1991. This resulted in the beach’s grey sand shore of volcanic ashes and white sand. The ashfall also helped grew the bustling forest of Agoho trees that added to the rustic landscape of Anawangin.
Aside from swimming, make the most of your stay in the cove by trekking your way up to the grassy hills. This will reward you with a stunning bird’s eye view of the island. There’s also a lake and a camping site here that you can visit.
If Anawangin is abundant with trees, Capones Island will stun you with its amazing rock formations. Aside from its natural beauty, marvel at the historic 1890 Spanish lighthouse on the island, known as Faro de Punta Capones. Climb the 65-foot lighthouse for a good vantage point overlooking the deep blue sea.
Your last stop will be at Camara Island, which also boasts of its stunning rock formation. What makes the island different from Capones is that it has much steeper and larger cliffs. If you’re too tired to swim in its crystalline waters, feel free to walk along its sandbar or go trekking in the nearby hill.
Bring out your sunscreen and pack your swimsuits as you go on this Zambales island-hopping escapade. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs may be limited.