My first visit here last October 2009 (actually) was not through a boat trip, but, it took a 6-7 hour climb, worth the trek! There were fewer locals then, clear, untouched and no resorts in sight!
I had mixed feelings going back. Has Nagsasa got crowded, since it became a popular destination a few years ago? The answer is YES. Many came and open up resorts, built fences side by side. The cove almost lost its unspoiled nature.
(Almost) One spot did not drastically change… Mang Ador’s place. He owns (or caretakes?) a 1-2 kilometer beach front located on the left side of the cove; Stay here for a quiet scenery, rather than the crowded resorts on the opposite side. No fences, only cottages and huts. Mang Ador also has a mini store, if you missed out at San Antonio’s public market.
I was amazed that Nagsasa cove is clean and jellyfish free. Fishes roam around freely, unlike our last visit here, the water was polluted with a few trash, seaweed and jellyfish.
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*No need to bring any grocery/fresh foods. Everything is available at the public market (opens around 3:30 to 4:00 AM).
*Drinking water (PHP50 per 5 gal) can be bought and/or cooking utensils may be borrowed at your bangkero/contact
*Your local bangkero can assist you in buying ice for water/soft drinks. I can suggest Roel (09166490847) or Jay-R (09173809104) as your bangkero.