How to get to Nagsasa Cove, Zambales

Nagsasa Cove

Getting to Nagsasa Cove may be difficult for first time goers. I was lucky that my friend Benj, the one who organized the weekend trip to Nagsasa, has been there once and has already learned things on how to survive a weekend in the remote paradise.

Nagsasa Cove is located in Zambales. If you’re taking public transport, it is advised that you take a bus from the Caloocan terminal of Victory Liner. They have a regular schedule for buses leaving for Iba, Zambales.  It is also advised that you take the first trip (at around 4 a.m) going to Iba. This will bring you to the small town of San Antonio. You can ask the driver to drop you in front of the town’s municipal hall which is not so far from the town’s public market.  Alternately, you can also take a bus going to Olongapo City. From Olongapo City, take any of the buses headed for Iba, Zambales.  The entire bus trip will cost you around P250.00.

Once you get off from the bus in San Antonio, go to the public market and buy your food and supplies. Don’t forget to buy coal, matches and booze.

The jump-off point to Nagsasa is in Pundaquit. From the San Antonio public market, ask a tricycle to take you to Pundaquit. Trike fare is around P25.00 per person.

Since Benj is already experienced in dealing with the necessities of a trip to Nagsasa Cove, he already arranged us a boat that will take us to the cove. He also asked the boatman to have our rice and water prepared for us. We were also able to borrow knife, grill and a cooler for our drinks and meat. There were seven of us and each paid P350.00 for the 1-hour boat ride. This covers the round trip boat ride to and from Nagsasa.

Once you arrived in Nagsasa, the caretaker, Kuya Ador, will ask P100.00 from each person for setting up camp on the island. You should also arrange with the boatman your pick-up schedule.

The entire two-day trip cost us P1500.00 / person. It already covered everything from food to transportation.

Here’s a copy of our itinerary (courtesy of Benj):

DAY 1

04:00 Leave Caloocan for Iba, Zambales
06:30 Arrive at San Antonio, Zambales
06:45 Breakfast/ Palengke (for our meals)
07:45 Take a tricycle to Brgy Pundaquit
08:10 Arrive at Pundaquit
08:30 Take a boat to Nagsasa Cove
09:30 Arrive at Nagsasa Cove

Day 2
10:00 Leave for Pundaquit
11:30 Tricyle to San Antonio
11:45 Bus to Olongapo
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Bus to Manila
18:00 Arrive at Manila

For arrangements with boat services, you may contact the boatman at 09108162974[1].

[1] No cellular reception from all networks in Nagsasa Cove.

84 Replies to “How to get to Nagsasa Cove, Zambales”

  1. hello how about bringing lutuan? meron na ba doong mapaglulutan? iyong mga gagamitin sa pagluluto like tubig, kaldero kaserola? ^_^

  2. hi. i and my boyfriend is planning to go to nagsasa cove this weekend. question: how much is the boatride for two persons? is there a store in the island, like the one in anawangin? pls. advise. thank you.

    1. Hi, there’s no store in the island. You have to buy your stuff from Pundaquit before heading out to Nagsasa. I’m not so sure though how much the boat ride costs but there’s a number at the end of the post above. You can ask Kuya about the transfer costs.

  3. Kuya, oo nga po, pwede po kau magpost ng driving instructions..dala po xe kmi sarili van, we’re leaving friday next week i hope you can post it early..thanks po..

  4. if you want to visit silaguin beach or other island in zambales just call Jaelord 0939-2277-398 to get information.
    ADDRESS: San Miguel, San Antonio, Zambales
    kitakits and enjoy the moment

  5. were all set 22-23 morning 24 uwi namin were a group of 6peeps ayt seeyah guys there, and to the one who posted about the dog, please lets not make things complicated =)

  6. Hi, me, my girlfriend and a couple (that makes us 4) are planning to go there this weekend, our original plan was Anawangin. Clean water to wash/bathe/rinse? Comfort rooms? Can you post driving instructions? Thank you very much.

    1. Hi Neo, Anawangin and Nagsasa has no hotel rooms or clean baths. You have to bring your own tent and other camping equipments. The best you can get from the caretaker is a toilet you can use (I think).

  7. ang layo ng nagsasa is twice ng layo niya sa anawangin….kung nerbyosa kayo sa water, like small boat lang for two to three persons, better if you go there ng around 9am para still pa water kasi by 4pm, gudluck, matataas alon…was there yesterday…..

    1. magkano yun binayaran sa banka?kami rin punta dun kaso umaga kami dumating at umalis kasi lakas alon kakatakot tapos lakas pa ng hanging pero masaya wala lang girls na kasama sayang nga e

  8. Hello po, Kung nagbabalak po kayo punta sa NAGSASA COVE, ANNAWANGIN COVE, SILANGUIN COVE, CAPONES and CAMARA island ay meron po kaming mga bangka na pwede niong masakyan. at may tent din po kami na pinaparentahan. 09172022692 po kung may gusto pa po kayong itanong at malaman…..DINDO…

  9. pahabol po, ang mga bangka po pala namin ay yung 2-5 passenger, 6-12 passenger and 10-25 passenger at puede pa pong umabot ng 30 kung mejo maliliit po ang sasakay. again may tent din po kami, 3 person tentage is P250, 4 person tentage is P350 at yung 6 person is P450……DINDO….

  10. i said that it’s costly to travel in small group, i want to go there with my gf, just the two of us. how much will the whole travel be if we’re just two?

    may mga boat ba na naghahatid at nagsusundo dun kahit 2 lang kame?

    tnx…

    1. Hi EJ, Puede kayong punmunta kahit 2 lang kayo, Call or txt LIEZEL @09172022692 para mapag-usapan nio about the boat fees but i’m sure you can afford it. May tent na rin sila if you need one. And yes hatid sundo yun…

      ….DINDO…..

  11. kua im setting a trip nagsasa.. may i ask, merun bng trip dun even if holly week? un kc ung date na napapagkasunduan? ganito alis kme dito ng wed then uwi ng fri.. may available transportation nun?

  12. 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….

      1. @yvhee

        Hi yvhee,
        I think meron pa po pero priority po ang pasahero namin.
        pwede po kayo inquire kay LIEZEL sa 09172022692 about this matter.
        Salamat po and God bless….

        regards,
        Dindo

  13. hey there,i can recommend a boatman to you.he is our very subok na boatman si kuya jay-r..very accommodating sila.pwede ka pa magpaluto sa kanila and manghiram ng gamit..very satisfying ang service nila.he’s his number:09173809104..

  14. i think the boat rate you posted is supposedly the right boat rate.that’s exactly the rate kuya jay-r offered to us and i think hindi talaga nananaga si kuya jay-r pagdating sa presyo ng bangka.plus the fact that kuya is very accommodating and maasikaso pati si misis niya..pinagluto pa nila kami..hindi lang siya boatman,kasi from pundakit all the way to nagsasa or anawangin,maasikaso pa rin sila..two thumbs up! here is his number:09173809104.

  15. small boat / big boat …..ilan ang capacity nito??? small boat…ilan tao pwede…same s big boat…ilan tao rin kaya nya…???

  16. hi there, npakganda dyan sa nagsasa cove n try namin groupo ,,, i recommend yung big boat ng sir willian cottage ksi malaki at msarap sumaky ksi maluwag,…. try nyo n lng e google na erase no. nila sken.. enjoy

  17. HI!!irecomend ko kayo ke ate elaiza,,nag guguide sya sa anawangin,nagsasa cove capones island and camara…cheap and package nya less hassle pa…kc iaarange na tlga manila to zambales.1500 per pax ang package nya sa nagsasacove plus capones island eto no nya 09166648899 my site cla sa facebook LAKWATSERO TOUR CLUB

  18. HI!!!
    eto hassle free manila to nagsasa cove..khit san pick-up point basta within metro manila

    NAGSASACOVE PLUS CAPONES ISLAND FOR ONLY 1500/pax

    Package Inclusions: group of 10

    > beach camp @ nagsasa cove,zamables
    > 2nd day island hopping @ capones island
    > transportation via private vehicle from manila-zamabales and back
    > boat rental fee
    > photographer service, driver’s fee
    >registration fee @ Nagsasa cove
    >documentation of the tour(will be post on our website)

    if you wish to add meal in the package just add 300php per head Menu will be provided upon meet-up
    400php per tent good for 3-4 pax

    CHECK OUR SITE AND LIKE US @ FACEBOOK; LAKWATSERO TOUR CLUB

    CONTACT US @ 09166648899-elaiza

  19. hi dindo! i have questions. ung boat ride rates under big boat, say pundaquit to nagsasa is 400/head, balikan na din ba un?
    and ilan capacity ng big boat?
    thank you

  20. Sir dindo,

    from bulacan po kami, san po ang best way pra mkapunta agad sa nagsasa cove? may private vehicle po kami. And san po namin pwedeng iwanan ung kotse namin? thanks po.

    1. mag take lang kayo ng san fernando pampanga to olongapo til san antoinio tas to pundakit pagdating sa pundakit may mga bangka n pede rentahan patungo nagsasa itxt lang po itong 09278330332/09083978430 pra sa reserbasyon

    2. Hi Gi,

      The fastest way is via SCTEX from bulacan to Olongapo then take the Zambales road. Drive up to San ANtonio. Once your in town, just follow the sign boards to Pundaquit. Once your there, we can assist you about looking for a parking space but with fee. All you have to do is call or txt LIEZEL @ 09172022692. You can also visit our blogsite: My site: BOAT STANDARD RATE if you guys wanna see our boat.
      Thank you and God bless.

      regards,
      Dindo Nieva

  21. the bigger boat you take is much safer than d others…keep update to your hired boatman as well they provide anything you wish u can also negotiate wth him for rentals
    tents
    boat
    surf lesson
    surf instructor
    trek guide
    nagsasa cove wide camp site
    complte facilities
    very well accomodating staff/caretaker
    09069444388/09108162974

  22. Sir dindo ,ask ko lang po ksiga 17 kmi if naka check in po
    ba kmi sa canoe pwede pa din po kmi mag rent ng big boat? Ilan nga po pla capacity ng big boat? Island hopping po sana gusto namin from our resort to capones, camara and annawangin. Nakita ko ko yung rate per head sa post nyo. Or if set up kmi tente pwede po ba kming pagbamlawan after nin mag swim to clean up? Please
    email po yung detail sa mylovesoishi@yahoo.com. May 25 po tentative date namin thanks po

  23. @ABBY

    Hi Abby,
    Yap, Balikan na yun. Yung boat namin na pinakamalaki ay kayang kumarga till 30 pax while the next one is 15 pax capacity. May small boat din kami na para sa 4 pax. you can check my site and you can also comment on my blog.
    Thank you and God bless…

    My site: BOAT STANDARD RATE

    Regards,
    Dindo Nieva

    1. Hi Dindo.
      How much ang 2D/1N package for Nagsasa + island hop to Anawangin, Capones and Camara for 6pax? Overnight camp at Nagsasa. Inclusions? Thank you.

      Andrea

  24. Sir, gusto namin magpunta ng Nagsasa cove at magside-trip sa Capones Island bago umuwi. Magkano po ang boat rate nyo for 5 persons? Thanks!

      1. sir kmusta d na kau napasyal sakin ah..reynald toh may big boat nrin po pla ako regards to sir benj 09108162974 contct no.ko po

  25. Hi po, Update ko lang po yung nauna kong post about the standard boat rates. Salamat po…

    Hi po sa lahat, icocorrect ko lang po yung last post ko…pakicheck na lang po ulit..

    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 ANAWANGIN) = P1,500

    BIG BOAT (5-10 PAX) Balikan

    Pundakit to CAMARA = P1500

    Pundakit to CAPONES = P2000

    Pundakit to ANAWANGIN = P2000

    Pundakit to TALISAYEN = P3000

    Pundakit to NAGSASA = P4000

    Pundaquit to SILANGEN = P6000

    Island hopping to Camara or Capones and Anawangin = P2500

    Island hopping to Camara, Capones and Anawangin = P3000

    BIG BOAT (11 pax and above) Balikan

    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 or CAPONES and ANAWANGIN) = P250/head

    Island HOPPING (CAMARA, CAPONES to ANAWANGIN) = P300/head

    NOTE: All passenger will be issued with a lifejacket.

    Tent

    3 person = P250

    4 person = P300

    6 person = P500

    you can also visit my site @ http://dindonieva.multiply.com/

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

    Regards,
    DINDO NIEVA

  26. hi campers u want to camp in nagsasa cove in pundakit just go to ADOR,S camp saite nagsasa cove thanksssss u just look this people or contact this number 09128197705 nice trip

  27. Good day,
    Try and experience visiting the ff places in San Antonio, Zambales.
    1. Agnaem
    2. Anawangin
    3. Talesayen
    4. Nagsasa
    5. Silangen
    6. Capones and Camara island

    Book you Boat and Tent now.
    Packages are also available. Inquire now!

    Contact person: Liezel Nieva or Dindo Nieva
    Contact number: 09172022692
    Blogsite: http:\dindonieva.multiply.com
    or you can add us @…..
    Facebook page: anwangin_nagsasa@yahoo.com

    Rgds,
    Dindo

  28. Hi there,
    Tara na at mag enjoy ngayong summer sa:
    1. Agnaem
    2. Anawangin
    3. Talisayen
    4. Nagsasa
    5. Silanguin
    6. Capones and Camara island

    Book your Boat and Tent now.
    Packages are also available. Inquire now!

    Contact person: Liezel Nieva or Dindo Nieva
    Contact numbers:
    Globe: 09172022692
    Smart: 09995959623
    Blogsite: http:\dindonieva.multiply.com

    Dindo

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