A cove far away from modern civilization with a lot of beautiful sceneries because of the majestic mountains that surround it.
After 6 months of non-stop planning on where we’re going to take a trip for our team building, our team manager suggested Nagsasa Cove in San Antonio, Zambales and everyone agreed. We were amazed when we searched it on the internet, thinking if the scenery and the place looks great in the pictures, what if we see it with our own eyes? So we were really excited on this trip.
Where is Zambales?
Every Filipino knows where Zambales is. It is a province located in Central Luzon and it is the 2nd largest province among the provinces of this region. Its capital is Iba while Olongapo is the most urbanized. The former site of the US Naval Base is located in Zambales as well. Located in Subic, it’s now the Subic Bay Freeport Zone that hosts tourist attractions like beaches, Ocean Adventure, Zoobic Safari and more.
How to go to Nagsasa Cove?
First things first, you need to go to San Antonio, Zambales to get to Nagsasa Cove. You can ride a bus from Cubao going to Iba, then tell the driver to drop you off at San Antonio. Afterwards, ride a tricycle going to Pundaquit, then get a boat ride going to Nagsasa Cove. Our team hired a van to go there, so we’re not really sure how much the fare is. But for the boat, we paid them Php 3,500 for the boat ride, inclusive of cooking utensils.
This is the van we rented.
What to do in Nagsasa Cove:
Go swimming on the beach, put your swim wear on and get tanned! Do sightseeing and just stare at the Majestic Mountains. Hike if you have the guts to cross the mountain from Nagsasa going to Subic, which would take you 6 hours as mentioned by our guide. Dive and swim at Nagsasa Falls and maybe go camping, play volleyball, watch the sunset, make a bonfire and roast some marshmallows. Stare at the sky during the night and you’ll see a lot of beautiful stars that you will not see in the city.
Take a dip.
Swim at the Falls.
Take a splash
Watch the beautiful sunset.
Roast you marshmallow here.
Don’t forget to keep the memories that you made here at Nagsasa