Wednesday, July 14, 2010

capones island zambales

this island reminds me of two extreme experience. first, we had the chance to stay overnight with a whole island for ourselves. second, it's here that we had our near-death experience two years ago. it was signal number two in Zambales yet with the heavy rains and expected rough waters we did proceed. we made it safely to the island but came night time when rain and the wind started to pound our tents. but we thought that this experience ended that night not knowing that our boat trip going back to the main Luzon island will be our worst boat experience. but the island of Capones retains its splendor even under a typhoon or on a sunny summer day. that's how beautiful this island is. the rock formations vary from each point in the island. a haven for landscape photographers. it has a number of beach shore of which the best side is its Eastern coast. if you review my posts here two years ago, you'll notice that i made a map and named each shoreline. on this visit, we chose eskaso beach which actually has the best beach stretch with stunning rock formations as the backdrop.what this island best offers? green awesome rocky hills. with an island like this, a day trip won't be enough. you can't really say how great this island is until you reach its hills. the old lighthouse between eskuro and kamino adds character to this island.so when you go there, don't make Capones a side trip. it's worth a weekend trip exploring this island.
when on a budget: to camp somewhere along the long gray sand beach coast of Pundaquit or best yet in one of the islands. we did the latter when we first visited these islands.
when there to relax: one option is Punta De Uian resort where we stayed for this trip.


escape factor:
road trip: 3.5
island hop experience: 2.5
beachscape: 4.5
beach sand: 3.5
seclusion: 3.0
overall escape factor: 3.5

capones island
province: Zambales
boat take off: coastal village of Pundaquit, San Antonio

GPS location:
latitude: 14`54' 45" N
longtitude: 120`1' 15.09" E

28 comments:

gillboard said...

i like the place. it's pretty. pero di pa rin ako nakakaget over sa ganda ng calaguas.

Photo Cache said...

you are so right with these views you showed a day trip is definitely not enough.

i wonder if camping is allowed and/or if there are accommodations.

nuts said...

eto pala ang capones. heard much of the island, ganda nga!

alicesg said...

The island is so beautiful. The beach looked so lovely and nice to just relax there. About the near death, we need to take precaution when we travel but sometimes it just happen so quickly. I thought I would be electrocuted in vietnam..lol.

alicesg said...

Do drop by my travel blog on my island hopping trip in Batam, Indonesia. http://alicetravelstory.blogspot.com/

Pietro said...

Splendid place indeed!
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Till now I've made 4 posts about the NOTAV, but all with different images: I always try to find new signs and new perspectives to give the idea of the contrast between the construction of the TAV and the picturesque old, I should say "artistic", Susa Valley.

dong ho said...

>gillboard, pagdating sa beach it's definitely calaguas but when it comes to rock forms it will be capones.

>photocache, camping is allowed because there are no other option to stay there. not even cottages are there as of this time.

>hi nuts, one of my favorite from a long list.

>hi alicesg, great! ill drop by once the electricity comes to normal operation. safety should be a priority.

>pietro, that's really great that you get to express your stand through your posts.

Leoj said...

near death experience? bakit?

Heart of Rachel said...

It's a lovely place. It's breathtaking during good weather but I could only imagine your fear on that stormy night.

Ria Jose said...

Nice beach. But there's no amenities for shower with fresh water?

Luna Miranda said...

i made a mental note NOT to visit Capones during the rainy season. but i remember the waves in Zambales are really huge kahit summer. spent a few days in Botolan many years ago, ay nakakatakot maligo sa dagat, lalaki ng alon.

Nanaybelen said...

nice island. the hill is inviting

SandyCarlson said...

What's NOT beautiful where you are? Wow, wow, wow.

fufu said...

wow last picture... nice! i can be your model when i am there next time...hahaha

I am Xprosaic said...

Wow! ganda naman ng mga view... lalo na yung last picture... hehehheheheh

Bengbeng said...

to be all alone away from humanity.. aqn awesome experience

upto6only said...

wow you really travel a lot. i want to go there though im not sure about camping :)

docgelo said...

bakit kahit mga bato lang ang ganda ng rehistro sa litrato mo?
naks! =)

pamatayhomesick said...

magkokoment na sana ako kanina, habang hinintay ko maview lahat ng picture!...ganda pards!

yung sa hulihan picture din, napatingin ako! sa kakatingin, naumpog ako at naduling! toink!

Lawstude said...

how could i ever forget this island. super adventure tayo jan eh :)

FilMasons NSW said...

Great post & the photos... as if I was there! But obviously on the next time I come back I will definitely put this island on the must see list.

Raft3r said...

dito kami nag team building noong april!!!

pusang kalye said...

I agree---when you look at the part of the island facing the open sea, you can tell that this island is always battered bt the wrath of nature. So it really amazes me that it is able to maintain this beauty and its beach area on the other side. nature has it's own way of taking care of itself talaga.

bid yan said...

never failed to amaze me with those photos. pahingi ng isa kuya ha. gagawin ko munang wallpaper. hehe:)) thanks!

Redlan said...

kelan kaya ako makapunta ng capones, tsk tsk. ganda pa rin tulad ng nasa picture (wink)

Earvin said...

Nakapunta na ako dito. maganda nga yung lugar. :-D

Sendo said...

through this blog ko talaga nadiscover na sobrang ganda ng pilipinas hehe. ganda ganda..enjoy na enjoy mo talaga ang moment dahil sa ganda ng beach!!

Capones Island said...

I enjoyed my last trip in Capones Island more than Anawangin. The place is very beautiful especially when we went to the lighthouse. Even though we had a hard time trekking, we were transferred on the other part of the island due to big waves, it was all worth it!

The view from the top of the lighthouse is amazing!

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