The whole Redondo Peninsula where these coves are found is the home of the native Aetas. The Aetas are the original inhabitants of the town of San Antonio. This was their hunting ground. But in 1830, when the first influx of Ilocano from Paoay came, they were forced to move up to Redondo Mountains. San Antonio finally became a town in 1849, with settlers coming mostly from the Ilocos region.