The waves were 6 feet high when we arrived at Pundakit, Zambales last August 2009. Good weather for surfers, bad weather for island hoppers. No boatman will take you to the famous Anawangin Cove and Capones Island even if you pay them a hundred thousand. Lucky for us, it was Pundakit Falls that we wanted to see.
On our way to the falls, we had to cross a river with a strong current. Strong enough to alter my step underneath the water. Most of my visit Pundakit was summer, on that season the connection between the river and the sea is blocked by a sandbar.
Good thing our guide told us that we can ride a paddled boat to cross the river, I was not ready to risk my camera again. We just had to walk a little away from the sea and we’ll notice a few paddled boats. These paddled boats are highly seasonal and are only available during the rainy months or if the need for them arise.
The ride will only take 2 minutes and 5 Pesos. 10 Pesos for round trip. It’s worth riding if it means that you will still be bringing your camera on future travels. :
Follow my Pundakit, Zambales Series
- Nagsasa Cove â€“ Anawangin Cove â€“ Capones Island â€“ Camara Island Itinerary
- Boat Rate Standardization at Pundakit, Zambales
- Walking to Pundakit Falls
- 5 Peso Boat Ride in Pundakit
- The Clean Vendors of Anawangin