I was walking from Pundakit Falls last April 2011 when I bumped into Mang Florante, a boatman that I regularly hire when I am in Pundakit. He told me one of the good news for tourists and travellers who wants to go to Capones Island, Camara Island, Anawangin Cove, Talisayen Cove, Nagsasa Cove and Silangin Cove, it is the Standardization of the Boat Rates at Pundakit Zambales.
There are two ways to get to Pundakit Falls from Pundakit, San Antonio, Zambales.
Option 1 (This option is no longer available since there is a fence blocking the trail to the falls near the ridge)
- From the beach of Pundakit, walk towards the ridge (picture on the right). You will be crossing the Pundakit River on your way there. You may opt to take the cheap boat ride if Pundakit River has strong current.
- When you reach the ridge, there is a small river. Walk upstream to reach the falls.
- During the dry season, the river is turned off. But you could still follow the water pathway to get to the falls.
- The rocks are slippery, be careful.
Option 2 (Advisable)
- From the beach of Pundakit, cross the Pundakit River. After crossing, walk about 20-40 meters away then turn left and look for a pathway that is parallel to the beach.
- Just walk on the pathway for about 150-200 meters and you’ll be arriving at the falls.
- I wanted to put specific points on where you need to turn left from the beach. But the beach in Pundakit is very
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
Here is a list of the lodging we found in Pundakit
Capones Beach Resort
Mobile No.: 0922 891 0258, 0910 288 2948, 0927 342 0054
Jimz Beach Resort
Mobile No.: 0916 444 2172 (Miss Vilma), 0927 777 0220 (Toots)
Megan’s Paradisio Beach Resort
Tel. No.: (047) 603 0232, (045) 603 0233
Mobile No.: 0919 480 8520, 0921 793 6797
Nora’s Beach Resort
Mobile No.: 0919 429 1288 (Sir Leo), 0918 278 8188, 0919 637 4917
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Nagsasa Cove with sidetrip to Camara Island, Capones Island and Anawangin Cove
To see pictures of the different coves and island covered in this itinerary visit our Pundakit, Zambales Photo Album at our Facebook Page.
0900 AM Assembly at Victory Liner Caloocan
1000 AM ETD to San Antonio, Zambales
1200 NN Lunch on the bus (Packed Lunch)
0200 PM ETA San Antonio; Ride Tricycle to Pundakit
0220 PM ETA Pundakit; Go to bangkero; Change Clothes
0240 PM ETD ETD to Nagsasa Cove (Boat)
0320 PM ETA Nagsasa Cove; Set up Camp, Secure belongings then explore the cove
0630 PM Dinner