Zambales: Capones Island and Talisayen Cove

Zambales

This is probably my last beach getaway before summer officially ends. And it may take a while before I probably go to another beachscapade because it's already raining from time to time. The next beach getaway that's planned on my list is still months from now. I would definitely be taking the next coming months to rest for awhile (because every weekend is an adventure this past few months), and try to focus on other stuff. 

Zambales

Zambales

Zambales
On the way to Capones Island

Zambales

So yes.. This is my first time in Zambales. I've wanted to visit Anawangin ever since but I don't have anyone to come with me. I heard that that there's no mobile signal in Anawangin and that accommodation there is just by tent. So what will I do if I would go there alone, right? WALA. So I let the thought of going to Anawangin on hold. And there came an event. Zamabales island hopping which includes Capones island and Camara island. Too bad we weren't able to go to Camara so I really don't know how it looks. Nevertheless, Capones island didn't disappoint me. The water is very nice. 
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Just look how amazing the water is! It's so nice!

Zambales

Zambales

Call time is 2AM at Jollibee farmer's and being me on a midshift, from work, I went straight to Farmer's. Yes, without sleep. I already have my bags with me when I went to work that day. We departed Manila at around 3:30AM then our next stop would be San Antonio, Zambales already to buy some supplies that would last for the whole night. After buying supplies, we headed straight to Pundaquit to depart for Capones Island. I just love the feeling of riding in a boat because it felt like you're really away from stress. I don't know but there's really something in beaches that I love. 
Zambales

Zambales

Zambales

And when we arrived in Capones, all I could say is "Wow, ang ganda". I haven't explored the area that much though because our time was limited. Wasn't able to go to the famous lighthouse too. And since this is a joiner tour, being the introvert that I am, it's really hard for me to socialize to other people, except for my workmates, of course. I feel like I was thrown somewhere and the only thing I need to do to survive is to socialize. HAHA.
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After some photo ops and admiring the beach view, we went straight to Talisayen cove. The travel time is almost 1 hour. We passed by Anawangin too. They say Anawangin is overrated but I don't know how true this is. I can't really compare because I haven't been to Anawangin. But according to hearsay, if you really want to relax and just own the beach for yourself, Talisayen cove is a better option since it's still not crowded. There's also no mobile signal which makes me furious because how can I update the beloved boyfriend. LOL. It kinda affects my mood that day but what can I do? When we came back to Pundaquit the next day, I learned that my mother was already calling me and contacting my boyfriend because she can't contact me. Good thing though is the boyfriend's understanding. HAHA. 
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Zambales
With the new found friends. :D

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The shores of Talisayen Cove

Zambales

Our activities in Talisayen includes games and socials. Like what I've mentioned, I'm not good with socials so I'm struggling. But before we depart, I'm glad I met new friends. :) They are nice btw. I was also not in my confort zone. BECAUSE THIS IS MY FIRST TIME TO SLEEP IN A TENT. #capslockparaintense. This is an achievement for me! Lol. No data signal, no TVs or whatsoever. Just me, my friends, and the beach. Gahd. It was really hard and I'm glad I survived. Lights are turned off past midnight. Your friends can have bonfires here too, which I think is very nice. If you plan on drinking as well, you have to buy it in San Antonio while buying for supplies because the only available ones I saw in the area is Emperador and it's too expensive!
Zambales

Zambales

Zambales

The water in Talisayen was not clear as the other beaches. Actually the color is not close to blue. There are sea urchins scattered so we really need to be careful. Some of friends was stung though. 
The next day, some opted to hike while some of us prefer to stay in the camping area and just talk about everything. We departed at around past 2, had lunch at Pundaquit, bought some ref magnets for souvenirs (because I couldn't find a nice tshirt :( ), then we departed for Manila. 
It was a verrrrrrry unique experience! Feels like we're in a rural area with no everything! haha. You really had to socialize to entertain yourselves. Which is a good thing too. If you need a detox from technology, this place is for you! lol.
But yes, it was an experience to remember. First times.. Oh well. 
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Guess this is how my summer ends. I'm still figuring right now if I will travel in the coming months or not. But for now, I really want to focus muna on something else. I've traveled quite good this year and it's not like I have a time bomb. Let's see, let's see. Let's see where this wanderlust can take me. :)

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13 comments:

  1. Water looks great! Will be in Zambales in a few months from now. Sometimes, summer just cannot end! Haha

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  2. As with any island and beach in the Philippines, they look great. Glad you had on last summer outing. I wish our family had one.

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  3. Sea urchins? oh my hahaha I'm glad you came back in one piece. I hate those stingers. I guess your introvert-ism was tested beyond its limits. :)

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  4. The beach looks good! and you guys seems to enjoy your "huling hirit sa tag init"

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  5. This is listed in my bucket list. I hope I can come, I'm scared because they said waves in Zambales are strong and big.

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  6. Wow! You've been to Capones! Me and my boyfriend was in Zambales too last November, but unfortunately we weren't able to go to Capones. We bought a package in metrodeal and asked to upgrade our package with capones tour. However, they weren't able to accommodate upgrade. Maybe because we were just the ones who will go to Anawangin that day. Next time, we'll do backpacking.
    Hopefully Zambales will be able to take care of the crystal clear water and clean islands.

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  7. I wanted to bring my family in Capones and Talisayen, but the problem is they are afraid to ride a banca. They're not into island hopping too when we were in Bora.-KarenT

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  8. The view is just stunning and so are you. I have already experience sleeping in a tent but not with a bonfire to share with friends. I have not been to zambales before but I am considering it now. Kudos on making new friends and enjoying the trip. Once in a while it is nice to disconnect from technology.

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  9. It's been almost ten years since I visited Zambales. Gosh, looks like Capones Island is giving me a hint to come back there soon.

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  10. Great summer experience, Maaya! It's really intense to get out there with no nothing of the usual. Quite an adventure! Amazing how beautiful Zambales is! Capones and Talisayen are just picture-perfect!

    www.wishingbelle.com

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  11. Ahhh. The place looks stunning! Zambales never failed to give wonderful paradise. How much did your travel here cost btw? :)

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  12. You are correct, that water looks absolutely amazing. Looks like you had an awesome time there at the resort. Sounds like you have a fun packed summer adventure. Thanks for sharing your amazing photos. ;)

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  13. You're lucky to have spent your summer well! I didn't go anywhere this summer due to limited funds and too busy schedule. I hope to reach Zambales one day too. But before I do, I will make sure I know how to surf as I really want to try surfing there.

    Louise | Tales & Escapades

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