Nagsasa Cove offers magnificent night sky

Nagsasa Cove offers magnificent night sky

- Milky Way Galaxy is visible in Nagsasa Cove in Zambales due to less pollution in the province

- Nagsasa Cove is one of the three popular coves in the province, including Anawangin and Capones

- The Nagsasa Cove was devastated by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo and volcanic ash covered the coves

Part of the Milky Way Galaxy can be seen in Nagsasa Cove in Zambales.

Nagsasa Cove offers magnificent night sky

Galaxy seen in Nagsasa Cove (Photo by: Reddit/pinkkitpinkkit)

Reddit user pinkkitpinkkit posted a photo of the sky they saw in Nagsasa Cove. The photo shows a magnificent night sky embedded of brilliant lights from the stars.

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Nagsasa Cove is one of the coves in Zambales, including Anawangin and Capones. The three coves are the popular islands in Zambales and these attracted a fair number of tourists and happy campers all year round.

20 years ago, the province of Zambales was devastated by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. Nagsasa’s rocky shore was covered in ash. Lahar denuded the mountain forests.

Years later, the island now has a beautiful ash gray beach shoreline with rows of agoho trees. The mountain breathed a new life. In the morning, visitors of the island are treated with rolling hills and volcanic sand beaches and crystal blue waters.

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When it is dark, the night sky appeared peppered by shooting stars. The visible galaxy was due to less pollution on that part of Zambales.

Nagsasa cove is a better option than the crowded Anawangin cove. Adventurous visitors can also head for an island hopping adventure to the three coves. Locals are very supportive of their thriving tourism industry.

Zambales is three hours away from Manila. To get to the island, head to Barangay Pundaquit, San Antonio, which is the jump-off point to Nagsasa, Anawangin and Capones. Ride a boat to the island by asking fishermen to take you to the island. Although some huts are for rent, tourists can also bring their own tents.

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