Mapanuepe Lake is located in San Marcelino, Zambales.
The lake was created after Mt. Pinatubo's eruptions, causing the Mapanuepe River to overflow after lahar blocked the river's drainage.
The water flooded and swallowed Mapanuepe valley and its settlements. Today, only the steeple of Bajaoen Church protuding out of the River, the remnant of its past.
Despite its sad history, the place is perfect for family picnic, overnight camping.
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Summer Fever!!! Beat the heat, choose one...choose all. Coves I once visited at Zambales.
San Antonio in Zambales is blessed with these magnificent coves. Long grayish-white sand beach, a perfect picnic spot under the Agoho trees and a fresh water lake on the side for visitors who wishes to take a moment from the salty water.
Though these coves are now the target hideouts specially during summer, locals are still preserving its pristine look and feel.
There are few ways to reach the coves. Behind the coves are mountains where waterfalls can be visited. From these mountains, some known and established trails can be of used to traverse to any of these coves, Mt. Pundaquit - Traverse to Anawangin Cove, Mt. Balingkilat - Traverse to Nagsasa Cove or Anawangin Cove, Mt. Dayungan - Traverse to Silanguin Cove, Mt. Nagsasa - Traverse to Nagsasa Cove and Mt. Cinco Picos - Traverse to Silanguin Cove to name a few.
For visitors who's not into hiking, these coves can be reached via boat. Boat rentals can be arranged at Brgy. Pundaquit, San Antonio Zambales.
Silanguin Cove from Campsite
Everyone was exhausted yet we still managed to push ourselves to continue the trek. Silanguin Cove can be seen throughout the Mt. Cinco Pico - Silanguin traverse, para lang kaming mga pusa na binibigyan ng pagkain pero hinihila papalayo eto habang kami naman ay sunod ng sunod. Truly indeed deceiving.....akala mo malapit kana pero sa totoo lang malayo pa pala.
I was just waiting na maamoy ko ang "amoy-dagat" para maconvience ko ang sarili ko na we're there na.
We reached the Cove late afternoon yet we need to walk additional miles para sa resort kung saan kami magstastay for the night. The cove was very quite, hindi pa masyado nacocommercialize kaya kunti pa ang tao na pumupunta as compared to Anawangin.
I had my 2-Days Adventure @ Anawangin Cove with my former Officemates (SeaChange Inc.) and friends last September 10 - 11, 2011.
Thanks to Wheng, our eventologist, for planning, catering and entertaining the entire group.
Anawangin Cove, Zambales
Naging tourists destination narin ang Anawangin Cove at ang mga kalapit na isla neto dahil sa taglay netong kagandahan.
Anawangin Cove can be reached either Trekking or Boat Ride. Since ako ang pinakahuling lalabas ng office we decided to choose the latter option kasi tustado kami if we push through sa Trekking.
It was almost quarter to 8:00 in the morning ng makaalis kami ng Quezon City, we rented a Van para mas comfortable ang travel. Mahaba haba din ang travel papuntang Brgy. Pundaquit, San Antonio Zambales.
Reaching the jumpoff point and it was breathtaking na, maybe because I am not a beach-type of a person, pero from where we stand makikita mo na ang Capones and Camara Island.
Going to Anawangin Cove was amazing, makikita mo yung Walls ng Rock Formations aged through times. Medyo tolerable pa naman ang waves papunta sa area pero going back to Brgy. Pundaquit was scary kasi super lakas ng mga alon. Yun din ang dahilan kung bakit late kami nasundo dahil doubtful sina Mr. Boatman na sunduin kami, buti nalang safe kami na nakauwi.
It was a long boat trip, pero masaya kasi it was my first time to visit the place so parati akong nagaanticipate kung ano ang makikita ahead.
We reached the area almost 12 noon na pero hindi pa kami pagod because halos kami lahat excited sa lugar. Tatlo sa mga kasama namin ay "balikbayan" na dito kaya sila ang naging tourist guide namin.
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