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IMG_0647After 2 years, I returned to the beach that has a good spot in my heart – Nagsasa Cove.

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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!

IMG_0451Pundaquit Beach (Jump off)

IMG_0464 IMG_0456Camara Island

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Capones Island

IMG_0541I 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.

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(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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IMG_0678Nagsasa Cove is still the best summer destination near Manila O_o

DAY 1 DAY 12Itinerary to maximize your overnight stay

SUMMARY OF EXPENSES NAGSASA

To download my itinerary and summary of expenses, click here —> NAGSASA

*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.

~The End~

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