6 ACTIVITIES TO DO IN NAGSASA, ZAMBALES || For the cheap beach and mountain trip just right outside the metro, Nagsasa is one of the most sought places to look forward too. You get to explore and do series of activities depending on your personal preferences.
If you want a comprehensive travel guide to Nagsasa, please read the link below :
Also read : NAGSASA TRAVEL GUIDE FOR 2D/1N
So read on,
1. BEACH BUMMING
- a must do activity as you stay and lie down thru the white sand beach front of Nagsasa is to beach bum. Make sure to bring a pashmina or beach towel so you can be comfortable to lie with. Read a book and finish that over the weekend.
2. CATCH THE SUNSET
- Never not loving the sunset of Zambales, as it truly is one of the best as always. Gazing thru the sunset with your friends, bring a bottle of beer or two and enjoy the best view!
- something you can absolutely do for free while you stay in Nagsasa is to do the stargazing activity. Stars were pretty visible anywhere and it was super overwhelming to capture all those shooting stars first hand.
- It was my first time to really stopped and just gaze thru the sky while we wait and watch for that shooting stars.
4. BONFIRE / DO-IT-YOURSELF SMORES
- after that sunset sesh, in time for the evening you can set-up a bonfire across the beach front. Just request for assistance from the kuya’s around to help you out. Also, you may also bring your own marshmallow, graham cookies and chocolate (*I just wish that we didn’t forget our choco spread in the car before reaching the cove hahahah!)
- Make sure to bring all your food when going to the cove as the supplies are limited here.
5. CLIMB TO THE VIEWPOINT
- In the morning, you may start the day pretty early and try to trek all the way up the mountain just across Nagsasa, a payment of Php 20.00 is required and a guide to help and assist you with where we paid for Php 200.00 good for the three of us already
- Be amazed on the scenery that definitely is one for the books!!! The trekking would most likely take around 45mins – 1 hour, depending on your phase (*this phasing is for non-hikers like us, so bear with us)
- One does not need to be a professional hiker to see this beautiful wonder of Nagsasa. Just make sure you have your proper shoes / trekking slippers to use. You may also hike either in time for sunrise or in time for sunset
- On the side, you can also do Cliff Diving on the way down to the viewpoint
6. ISLAND HOPPING
- By the afternoon, our boatman asked how long would we want to stay in the campsite. We tried to beach bum as much as we could then ventured to our island hopping.
- There were actually certain packages depending on the rate of the boat transfer, so you may get to explore Anawangin, Capones and Camara all at the same time.
- AS part of the island hopping, they also offer snorkeling activities that you may be interested to do as well.
Final Notes :
I personally enjoyed our short but very productive weekends at Zambales. A perfect go-to beach as always just within the reach of Manila.
The beach was superb, the activities were pretty simple but it was really enjoyable. There were still more things to do actually in this island, but if you are like me who finds beaches more relaxing to just lie down than to do series of extreme activities then this list might be a good help for you.
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