Total Budget Expense in Anawangin, Nagsasa and Capones in Zambales

Pundaquit Zambales Trip: Anawangin Cove, Nagsasa Cove and Capones Island
February 18-21, 2011

So how much did I spend in our trip to Anawangin Cove, Nagsasa Cove and Capones Island in Zambales? Around 2556.50 Php. Air Fare is NOT included though as it varies on the promo. But just to let you know, our fare only cost only 250 Pesos each… roundtrip.

The amount is composed of expenses from Cebu to Clark and going back to Cebu (including airport terminal fees).

It helped a lot that we were able to travel as a group (there were 4 of us) so we were able to divide our expenses. We made sure to stick on a budget on this trip and discussed our itinerary over a conference call in Skype to make sure that we stayed on track.

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Zambales Trip: An Afternoon Nap Under Pine Trees in Anawangin Cove
Zambales Trip: Exploring Anawangin Cove

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Zambales Trip: Cooking and Camping in Nagsasa Cove
Zambales Trip: Morning Jog in Nagsasa Cove

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Zambales Trip: Golden Cogon Grasses in the Island of Capones
Zambales Trip: Standing on Top of the Lighthouse in Capones Island


100 Php – Cebu City to Mactan Airport Taxi (200 Php good for 2 persons)
200 Php – Mactan Airport Terminal Fee

50 Php – Airport Shuttle Clark to Dau Terminal
130 Php – Clark to Olongapo via Van (1 hour)

59 Php – Bus from Olongapo to San Antonio Zambales (7:45am)
10 Php – Tricycle to San Antonio Bus Stop

59 Php – Bus from San Antonio to Olongapo
130 Php – Olongapo to Dau Terminal via Van
10 Php – Dau Terminal to Clark Airport

150 Php – Terminal Fee in Clark Airport
80 Php – Taxi to Home in Cebu (160 Php good for 2 persons)

500 Php – Boat for Island Hopping on the 3 places (2000 Php good for 4 people)
1478 Php

49 Php – Dinner (Jollibee 39er meal plus extra rice)
679.50 Php – Food for our Camping (with Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast & Brunch as well as a Tip for the boatman
728.50 Php

250 Php – Sunshine Lodge in Olongapo for 12 Hours (500 Php good by 2 persons)
250 Php

Entrance Fees
50 Php – Entrance Anawangin (but we did not pay)
100 Php – Nagsasa Entrance for Overnight Stay (Bring your own tent)
100 Php

Total: 2556.50 Php

Guide Contact Number: 0920 222 4687 – look for Mang Johnny

Note: We spent around 6 hours overnight in Sunshine Lodge. This was a dirt-cheap lodge since we just wanted a place to get some quick shut-eye instead of sleeping in the bus terminal in Olongapo. We also went to Manila after the trip to drop by some areas. But I just placed it as if we were going back to the Clark airport for consistency purposes on how much one can spend on a trip to Zambales from Cebu.

The expenses above is based on my own costs. A little variance may have happened along the way between each one (extra snacks/souvenirs) but this based on my calculation. It’s great that when you think about it, it’s not as costly we thought it would be. It helped a lot that Anton and Teresa brought spare tents for us to use which meant that we didn’t have to rent a tent from our boatman.

This trip was one of a series of trips that we suddenly booked and decided to spend our weekend in the islands and coves of Pundaquit, Zambales. No need for us to find some car hire UK for rent because all we had to was commute using jeepneys and vans at the terminal in Clark.

Next up will probably be my ending post on this Zambales stop. Probably I’ll write another ‘Tips and Things to Know’ post albeit a short one. Finally, I’m almost done! haha.

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21 thoughts on “Total Budget Expense in Anawangin, Nagsasa and Capones in Zambales”

  1. @mervz: haha, nabusog naman kasi bumili ako ng extra rice sa carenderia nearby. carbo loading lang for energy. haha. pero the next day, bumawi naman sa food para sa overnight sa Nagsasa. 😀

    @supertikoy: haha, jerome, magaling lang magsulat sa expenses. yun lang. haha. thanks! 😀

  2. @jazz: thanks for leaving a comment here! glad that this site helped!

    @bonzenti: haha, budgetarian kasi wala kaming perang pambili na. haha. sunud-sunod na kasi ang mga gala.

    @carla: thanks carla! laag nya ta puhon utro. hehe. also, pagblog na! haha

    @karl: thanks. really wanted to post this to show that it's not as expensive as people think. to think we came from cebu! 😀

    @lakwatsera de primera: haha, hay, mga backlogs natin claire! 😀

    @micamyx: magaling si doi sa budgetting mica! paturo ka sa kanya! 😀 haha. ang malaysia? malayo pa! haha

  3. @dong ho: indeed it's really cheap!

    @kura: haha. nanay talaga? actually si doi ang magaling sa pagbubudget and paggawa ng mga itinerary. hehe. magaling lang ako magsulat sa mga gastusin. hehe. wow, inaabangan talaga ang podcast! kakapost ko lang. pero baka twice a month na lang ako magpopodcast… kakapagod rin! hahaa

  4. hello ed.would you recommend i travel solo–to anawangin? no travel buddy available this weekend. and i dont wanna sulk,paint or learn to play my guitar on a long weekend(for me)–before real work sets in by oct. 😉

  5. @con: thanks a lot for the comment! 😀

    @pusangkalye: ok lang yan basta we share our travels 😀

    @dee: nice, gusto ko yang gawin! 😀

    @Olan: thanks Olan, dami mo ngang napuntahan na gusto ko ring puntahan! 😀

    @heiz: recommend? not really sure. I think there are those who've gone to Anawangin solo. pero so long as you have the funds and the weather is good, ok lang naman 😀


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