Nagsasa Cove: Underwater
Zambales is a province north of Metro Manila. During the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in the 1990s, it is one of the most affected provinces. Such deadly eruption, however, gave birth to beautiful beaches in the coves of Zambales. From a jumpoff in the town of San Antonio, you can visit Anawangin, Talisayen, Nagsasa and Silanguin Coves – all made more beautiful by the ash and sand deposited by the volcano.
Two weekends ago, we visited Nagsasa Cove (I’ve visited the nearer cove of Anawangin, 5 years ago). I’ll post the pictures of the beach in another post as I’d want to show just how clear the water here is.
Nagsasa Cove has one of the clearest and cleanest waters of the beaches I’ve been to (Others being Calaguas, Tingloy and the beaches of Coron). Though there aren’t many fish and corals to see in Nagsasa (nearby Camara and Capones Islands have better and more fishes for snorkelers), there are some box fishes and school of small fishes. The sand, however, is fine and the waters oh so clear!