It’s May 2015 and it’s Laboracay time! And I felt bad for not good in catching Promo Seat Sales of Cebu Pacific or PAL. It’s my only free days before I start my work on my second job. Thanks to internet and blogs, I was able to search for a chill time at Zambales with my friends. And we’re calling it “LAZAMBALES” (Hehe! Sounds cool for me). No network signal and internet connection.
If you’re looking for an affordable quick getaway with your family or friends, I highly recommend Zambales. These province is known for many islands nearby. As I was searching for our itinerary, I found these travel and tour from Zambales which offers almost everything for the trip (inclusive of transportation, boat transfers, tents, bonfire, water and most especially foods). What a great deal right? For only P1,200.00. Visit their page here: Anawangin – Nagsasa Travel and Tour Package.
We were able to have our tour on 4 islands. And because we’re only 3 in a group, we get the boat only for our group.
The view in San Antonio before we depart
Our boat doesn’t have roof. So hello sun!
We were not able to try snorkeling because of lack of gears. Some from our tour group is enjoying it too much. So after an hour of staying under the sun and enjoying the beach, we proceed immediately at Capones Lighthouse.
We need to “trek” for about 15-20 minutes before reaching the top of the lighthouse. It’s very hot but when you get to the top, you’ll appreciate the air and the place’s view.
We decided to proceed to Nagsasa Cove for our lunch and just visit the other islands the next day. Nagsasa Cove is so beautiful. So attractive. It’s not yet crowded unlike Anawangin. So hooray for this happy trip!
We started to have our lunch and the cool part is to build our tent. Thanks to the Manongs for helping us. We really don’t have experiences on this.
What to do in this place? Stroll, explore and eat! There are lots of Halo-Halo and Banana Con Yelo vendors in front.
Best game ever: Monopoly Card Game
What’s beach without sunset?
At night, we were not able to sleep inside the tent. It was so hot. So we took the mat and just stay at beachfront. Bonfire is also available. Hello to beer and smores ♥
Graham + Marshmallow + Bonfire = Heaven
We woke up early the next day to trek. And look what we’ve found.
Good morning beach!
Trekking and it’s worth it
A hidden paradise
God is an artist
After our trek, we packed our things and went to Anawangin. As far as I know, some of my colleagues had their overnight there. Anawangin is a bit populated. But the trees are amazing.
We just stroll for a half an hour and transfer to Camara Island.
Camara Island is full of reefs and a bit rocky. So we asked Manong Mario, our bangkero, if we could go back to Capones Island before we go home. It is the only place where we enjoyed swimming. (Promise!) He approved but we need to pay extra which we did.
Our LaZambales trip is very exhausting but amazing. Who would have thought that we could still live without phones for text messaging and internet. All we have to do is open our eyes and be thankful for everything we see and experience new things. I truly hope that the tourists and locals will keep the islands clean.
Thank you friends!
I, Bea and JP