The sun’s heat is fastly approaching its peak as summer is just around the corner, and so here we are again bringing you to one of the most widely known beaches in Central Luzon – Anawangin Cove.
There is a newly opened resort there, which is Destinare Beach Resort & Campsite. This gem here is located in San Antonio, Zambales, and just 5-6 hours away from the Metro, giving you nice detoxification from the toxiCity and noise.
Here’s what Destinare offers:
There is a wide variety of accommodations to choose from. Airconditioned villas, teepee huts, cottages, or pay to pitch a tent? Whether you are traveling solo or with a large group, you will have a place here.
Other amenities include a swimming pool, a bathroom for airconditioned villas, and a common bathroom for those who ought to pitch a tent or rent a teepee hut.
NOTE: Electricity is from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM only.
A beautiful sea surrounded by mountains, clear waters, and nice black sand. What a great way to satisfy your eyes and relax the mind.
Another thing that Destinare can boast of, besides the scenery is the activities they offer. They have their own view deck atop a trail made by the famous Benguet locals.
Fortunately, if you are a couple, you can go to their view deck, take 3 keys with you, and after you lock your love wishes in a padlock, you’ll have to throw 1 key to the sea, as local believes that it’s a way of showing that your love will grow like the way the nature grows; with which they also believe that it is safeguarded by a “Diwata”. You can take the remaining keys and safely keep them.
Arriving on top with such a breathtaking view of the Anawangin Cove will surely melt your heart away. Here at Destinare, they also have other activities, such as firing range, ATV ride, banana boat ride, takshapo.
If you are going there for a weekend trip, you may get a chance to witness their weekend bikini open and a fire-dance performance at night while having a samgyupsal by the beach, and if the weather is good enough, a firework show.
Destinare is a great place to go, but it’s not exempted from challenges such as signal and bathroom amenities. Connecting to a network’s signal is hard on the island but it can be a good thing if you want to momentarily disconnect to your mobile phone. Since the resort is just starting to cope with the pandemic and alert levels, some amenities are not yet in their 100%, but owners and facilitators make sure to provide all the best they can offer given the situation.
BOAT TRANSFER (BACK & FORTH):
- 1 to 5 pax: 1500 PHP
- 6 to 10 pax: 2000 PHP
- Day tour: 70 PHP
- Overnight: 130 PHP
AMENITIES & ACTIVITIES:
- Pool access: 100 PHP
- Botanical and butterfly garden: 50 PHP
- View deck: 30 PHP
- Activities island hopping: 100 PHP per person (minimum of 6 pax)
- Tent rental depends on the chosen package
- Nipa hut with electric fan: 1500 PHP (2 pax); 6000 PHP (12-15 pax)
- Airconditioned room/villa: 5000 PHP (4 pax); 10000 PHP (8-10 pax)
HOW TO GO HERE?
If you are from Manila, take a bus going to Iba/Sta. Cruz, Zambales, alight at San Antonio Public Market. From San Antonio, ride a tricycle to Pundaquit. At Pundaquit, ride a boat to Anawangin. The overall time of travel is 6 hours. So what are you waiting for? Sun’s out and this beautiful resort is just waiting for you to discover!
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