Islands and Beaches

Would You Hibernate In This Hammock Found In The Middle Of A Forest?


Yua Dominguez
Yua Dominguez | Jan 05, 2017

Zambales, probably one of the nearest tropical haven from Manila, will surely inspire you with its natural beauty. The breathtaking view of the spectacular mountains and the alluring beach transport you to a tranquil world.

Talisayen Cove, almost an hour boat ride away from San Antonio Zambales, is one of the municipality’s hidden gem. Not as commercialized nor as popular as Anawangin nor Nagsasa Cove, but prides itself in how it is still unspoiled and untouched.

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Talisayen Cove will give you the serenity and peace you found wanting in other much known and sought after beaches. 

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First off, there is no signal on this cove, something that I find amazing! The perfect escape from the din of urban life. It is the ideal location for soul searching or for focusing and appreciating God’s beautiful creations.

There are no resorts nor cabins with beds, just huts where you can hang your hammock or set up a tent for sleeping. A lot prefer the latter. However, sleeping on a hammock can be comfortable too. It’s like hibernating in your own cocoon. If you are a light sleeper, the sound of the waves will be your soothing lullaby. Sometimes, if you are lucky enough, a sky full of twinkling stars will astound you and make you realize how small you are in the vastness of the universe. 

There are a lot of things to keep you going on this cove. Before you know it, your trip is over. 

The turquoise blue waters of the sea will surely entice you to take a swim. Enjoy the texture of the sand on your toes as you watch the sun set. Let your lungs rejoice as it breathes in the fresh sea air free of smog and impurities. Set up a bonfire and toast some marshmallows as you sing along with your friends. Lie down on your hammock with the view of the mountains and the sea. You can climb the mountain if you still have time. You will be enthralled at the wonderful view of the cove as a whole.

How to get here:

  • Ride a bus bound for Iba Zambales but, get dropped off at San Antonio’s market
  • From the market, ride a tricycle to Pundaquit
  • Then, hire a boat going to Talisayen Cove

Contact Liezel 0917 3809 104 for boat rental and/or island hopping tours

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