Sunday, August 16, 2015

Capones Island


Before going to Capones Island, we had a morning walk at Nagsasa cove, we hiked up to the top of the mountain to see the awesome view of the Cove and after that we took a dip into the cold water.

Photos of Nagsasa cove early in the morning ...




              


 

After we had our breakfast, we packed up for our Island Hopping going to Anawangin Cove and Capones Island.


First stop, is the cove of Anawangin. It will take you 20 mins. from Nagsasa going to Anawangin Cove depending on the weather.
Anawangin cove 

We were a little bit disappointed because it was too crowded. It just goes to show that it is really a well-known place. So we didn't mind to get off in Anawangin instead we decided to head off to Capones Island.



From Anawangin it will take you another 20 mins. to Capones Island. On the way, you will already feel the relaxed mood because of the smell of the salt air and the serenity of the ocean and from afar the Lighthouse of Capones will really caught your attention.


As soon as we reached Capones Island, we immediately went to see the lighthouse. The island was a little bit surrounded by rocks and seaweeds are everywhere but the water is still so crystal clear that you can still see your feet clearly in the water.






It's just a 5 minute walk to the lighthouse. The lighthouse was a little bit old and I felt a little fear rushing through my veins but other than that, I was really excited to explore the lighthouse.



The said lighthouse is built during the Spanish era and built as a source of light to boats and ships that passes by going to Subic and Manila. It is also the most popular landmark not only in Capones Island but also to San Antonio Zambales.



We climbed up to the top of the lighthouse and believe me or not the way up there is a little bit dangerous because the stair case was too old that could collapse anytime.

But it was all worth the fear though because at the top of the lighthouse was an astonishing unending 360 view of the South China Sea. I felt like I was floating the whole time. I was truly captivated and it left me speechless.




We spent half an hour at the top while we savoured the feeling of floating and took shots for memorabilia. We went down to see the other side of the island.


In this corner of the island, is a beautiful white sand beach and a crystal clear water perfect for snorkelling and you can swim to your heart's content.




There are no accommodations and amenities in the island, that includes bathroom. If you wish to camp here, you must bring your own tents with you. Some Boatmen suggest that it is better to camp at nearby islands like Anawangin and Capones Cove instead of camping here.


After that long and refreshing day at Capones Island it's time to head back to Pundaquit Beach and packed up home!