Nagsasa Cove Itinerary, Budget & Travel Tips

Not much money and only have the weekend for a getaway?  How about going to Nagsasa Cove? Check out this itinerary and budget that’s good for an overnight stay at Nagsasa Cove in Iba, Zambales. Plus some travel tips to optimize your trip!


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Nagsasa Cove Itinerary, Budget and Travel Guide

Nagsasa Cove Itinerary

DAY 1
5:00 ETD Victory Liner, Pasay City’s first bus trip to Iba, Zambales
10:00 ETA San Antonio, Zambales. Get off at the public market after the municipal hall, then take a tricyle to Brgy. Pundaquit
10:10 ETA Brgy. Pundaquit.  Check out boats. Change into shorts and slippers. Put on sunblock.
10:40 ETD Brgy. Pundaquit.
11:00 ETA Capones Island. Take photos of the beach and try to visit the light house.
11:30 ETD Capones Island.
12:20 ETA Nagsasa Cove. Rest. Prepare lunch.
1:00 Lunch. Rest
2:00 Beach bumming galore.
6:00 Wash up and prepare dinner
7:00 Dinner.
8:00 Bonfire. Shoot the breeze. Discuss childhood games and the stuff kids today are missing out on.
11:00 Bedtime.





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DAY 2
6:30 Wake up. Stretching. Toilet routines.
7:00 Photo shoot among the rocks.
7:20 Trek up the mountain (the one on the left side when facing the sea).
7:55 ETA peak of the mountain. Photo shoot.
8:15 Return to more stable land.
8:30 Breakfast.
9:30 More beach bumming and photo shoots.
11:00 Wash up. Prepare lunch.
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Pack up. Rest. Put on sun block.
2:30 ETD Nagsasa Cove.
3:30 ETA Brgy. Pundaquit. Fix stuff.
3:50 ETD Brgy. Pundaquit. Take a tricycle to San Antonio.
4:00 ETA San Antonio. Take Victory Liner bus to their terminal in Olongapo.
5:10 ETA Victory Liner Olongapo Bus Terminal. Book a ticket to Pasay. Have dinner nearby or buy fruits or other pasalubong.
6:00 ETD Victory Liner Olongapo Bus Terminal. Sleep or watch a movie.
10:00 ETA Ayala Ave., Makati City

Nagsasa Itinerary, Budget & Travel Tips

Nagsasa Cove during late afternoon

Nagsasa Cove Budget

P280 / person: Bus fare to San Antonio, Zambales (already includes P5 for insurance)
P30 / person: Tricycle fare to Brgy. Pundaquit
P50: Container of additional Water (for washing utensils, brushing the teeth, etc.)
P150: Overnight at Dare to Dream’s cottage at the Nagsasa Cove
P100 / person: “Entrance fee” to the Nagsasa Cove
P1800: Small boat direct to Nagsasa Cove – max of 4 pax on a small boat
P200: Additional fee for island hopping
P150: 1kg of cooked rice
P20: Candle
P5: Matches
P25: 1 serving of Lucky Me Pancit Canton
P100: .5kg of cooked rice
P30 / person: Tricycle fare to San Antonio
P44 / person: Ordinary Victory Liner bus to Olongapo terminal
P223 / person: Bus fare to Pasay terminal (already includes P5 for insurance)

TOTAL:  P1,589 based on a 3-pax sharing (does not include expenses on food brought to Nagsasa Cove)




 

Standardized Boat Rates

Whole day / Overnight
BIG BOAT (10 pax max.)
- price per head
SMALL BOAT (1-4 pax)
- price per trip
Pundaquit to Camara: P150Pundaquit to Camara: P700
Pundaquit to Capones: P150Pundaquit to Capones: P1000
Pundaquit to Anawangin: P200Pundaquit to Anawangin: P1000
Pundaquit to Talisayen: P300Pundaquit to Talisayen: P1500
Pundaquit to Nagsasa: P400Pundaquit to Nagsasa: P1800
Pundaquit to Silangen: P600Pundaquit to Silangen: P2500
Island Hopping (Camara, Capones & Anawangin) : P300Island Hopping (Camara, Capones & Anawangin) : P1500
Nagsasa Cove Itinerary, Budget & Travel Tips

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Nagsasa Cove Travel Tips

1.  Switch your phone into Flight Mode (if applicable) as soon as you arrive at Nagsasa Cove.  There is no signal there and the Flight Mode would prevent your phone from burning through your battery looking for some signal.

2. Be ready to get soaked during the boat rides.  This means changing into shorts and slippers if you had worn pants and shoes on the cold bus.

3.  Bring mosquito repellent lotion.  Keep those bloodsuckers away.

4.  Wear clothes that will cover your legs if you plan to go trekking up the mountain.  The blades of grass on the trail are very sharp and would cause cuts.

5.  Pay the boatman only upon returning back to Pundaquit.  This is to ensure that they’d pick you up on the appointed schedule.

6.  Save considerable money by pitching your own tent and experience sleeping on the sand.


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7.  Save more time and money by bringing lots of food, candles, matches and flashlights with batteries. As is evident on the costing above, stuff at Nagsasa Cove is expensive.

8.  Remember that a trip to Nagsasa Cove is a camping trip.  Be prepared to be one with nature and use rustic toilet facilities and everything else that camping entails.

9.  Last but not least:  Have fun!

But remember, no one is there to pick up after you.  So, please clean as you go and make sure not to leave anything behind.





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January 16-17, 2015

***All photos were taken using iPhone 5

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Jayce is a linguaphile who speaks four languages and currently works as a translator to finance her various interests. Scoring very high on “Openness to Experience” on the Big Five Personality Test, she is an avid globetrotter who aspires to retire at 35 and travel for the rest of her life.

51 Comments:

  1. How much po advise ninyong budget per person of we are planning an overnight trip to Nagsasa? Will 2000/person be enough? Thanks po!

  2. what month kayo nag punta ? kasi balak sana nmin next week. aug. 28 to 30.
    ^_^

  3. Im planning to explore the Nagsasa cove on January 2016. Thanks for these informations.

  4. Hi, the cooked foods are available in the area/cove exactly during lunch/dinner time?

  5. One more, how’s the accommodation at night? Is it a tent or a usual hotel or apartment type? Is it already part of the P2000 budget per head?

  6. magandang araw sa lahat,

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  8. ZAMBALES PACKAGE TOURS..
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    Contact numbers: 09172022692 / 09995959623
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    Thank you and God bless.

  9. PACKAGE PROMOS

    Anawangin-Capones package
    4-8 pax =550/head
    9-above = 500/head

    Nagsasa package
    4-8 pax = 650/head
    9-above = 600/head

    Nagsasa-Anawangin-capones package
    4-8 pax = 750/head
    9-above = 700/head

    Silanguin packages
    750/head

    Inclusions
    -Boat
    -Entrance
    -Tent
    -water
    -Ice
    -bonfire
    -cooler
    -Cooking utensils

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  10. Package promos..
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    ( 1-4 pax )- 1500
    ( 5-9 pax )- 2500
    ( 10 and above ) – 250/head

    *nagsasa+ capones
    (1-4 pax) -2300
    (5-9) – 3500
    (10 and above) – 350/head

    Boat with inclusions..
    *Anawangin+capones
    (2 pax) – 1200/head
    (4-5pax) – 800/head
    (6-9 pax) -550/head
    (10 and above) – 500/head

    *Nagsasa+ Capones
    (2 pax)- 1600/head
    (4-5 pax) – 1000/head
    (6-9 pax) – 650/head
    (10 and above ) – 600/head
    Inclusions are:
    -roundtrip boat ride
    -entrance fee for overnyt stay
    -Tent
    -water
    -ice
    -cooler
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  11. Good day! We are planning to camp at Nagsasa on March 29 to 31. Ang problem ko po is kelangan naka-cpap machine ang Mr ko for his sleep apnea. May mapagsasaksakan po ba doon or may rooms for rent po ba na may kuryente?

  12. Just wanna ask about the boat rentals is the 1800 for small boat is good for back n forth fee?? Like kung sino ung maghahatid samin papuntang nagsasa sya din po susundo samin??

    • Hi, yes, yung rates na nasa table round trip. Like I mentioned, pay the boatman only upon returning back to Pundaquit. Para siguradong babalikan nila kayo for pick-up.

  13. Love your post and the details on your blog. Lovely pictures as well.

    Ask ko lang po yung boat rates? Updated po ba ito or is this the current rate until today?

  14. hi, ask ko lang po if may makukunan ng inuming tubig sa nagsasa cove? thanks

  15. We are planning to have a team building and were searching for a budget friendly place so that we could maximize our eesources we are 13 person and we will stay there in nagsasa for 2 days and 1 night how much would that be?thanks or kindly pm me through my number for immediate response, its 09773932237

  16. Rodrigo faustino

    Hanggang anong oras po ang bangka papuntang nagsasa kung gbi n kmi makakrating s pandiquit.reply asap po.

  17. Roxanne Hulguin

    Safe po bang magtravel sa nagsasa ng october or november? Rainy season po kasi di ba? Salamat po sa sagot.

  18. Hi ask ko lang ano time kaya ang first trip ng boat ksi plan namin umalis ng 9pm or ng gabi… What time kmi makakarating ng zambales..

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  20. magkano po per head if 10 kami pupunta ng nagsasa cove na with side trip to parola ?

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    Anawangin package w/o van.

    * 4-8 pax – 550 per head
    * 9 above – 500 per head

    Talisayin package w/o van.

    * 4-8 pax – 700 per head
    * 9 above – 600 per head

    Nagsasa package w/o van.
    * 4-8 pax – 750 per head
    * 9 above – 700 per head

    Inclusions:
    Boat
    Tent
    Entrance fee ( camping site )
    Drinking water
    Ice
    Bonfire
    Charcoal
    Cooler
    Utensils and cook wares

    Exclusion:
    Entrance fee ( before pundakit )
    Shower in pundakit
    Parking fee ( if you have a car )

    Anawangin package with van.
    *min. of 10 pax – 1300 per head

    Talisayin package with van.
    *min. of 10 pax – 1400 per head

    Nagsasa package with van.
    *min. of 10 pax – 1500 per head

    Inclusions:
    Van
    Tollgate fee
    Gas
    Parking
    Boat
    Tent
    Entrance fee ( camping site )
    Drinking water
    Ice
    Bonfire
    Charcoal
    Cooler
    Utensils and cook wares

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    • Hello po 🙂 for example meron na po kaming tent, and kami na po bahala yung fare namin papunta ng zambales? how much to pay for the boat po? we’re just 2. 🙂 capones po ang target place namin 🙂

  22. Hi,

    our family is planning to go to Anawangin-Nagsasa this April 8 for a 2D-1N stay.
    We have kids with us as young as 2 years old. *(8 adults and 6 kids to be exact).
    Is it safe to have young kids along

    We have our tents with us and more probably would just need a boat.
    How much would the boat rental be for this

    Thanks.

    • Hi Manuel, you might need two boats because according to their fixed rates the maximum number of passengers for the big boat is 10. You can refer to the table above. Enjoy!

  23. Hi. Pang DIY yung pinost mo diba? So available naman ang nagsasa cove kahit weekdays?

    Thank you

  24. Ano po mas ok ? Nagsasa or Anawangin or Potipot ?

  25. Hi po ask ko lang possible ba daytrip lang and until what time yung pabalik ng pundaguit from nagsasa

  26. may fishing spot din b? at qng may time for fishing?

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