April 27, 2012

Blast from the past: Coron Island Tour


We don’t have any upcoming summer outing because my son is still in summer class and we need to allot the money for his school needs. So the best thing that I can do to enjoy summer is to reminisce my past summer vacations. Coron, Palawan is one of my memorable vacations and I consider Coron as one of the best places I have been to. I’ll be sharing you our past trip.





We woke up early because the tour will start at 8AM. We went to Calamian Travel and Tours to rent kayak, snorkel, and fins and of course to meet the boatmen. The sea port is just beside the market so before hopping on the boat, we bought cooked rice, bread, and ingredients for grilled liempo.  


Itinerary for the day: Banol Beach, Twin Lagoon, Skeleton Wreck, CYC Island, Barracuda Lake and Maquinit Hot spring. We already went to Maquinit Hot Spring during our first day so we skipped this part.



Banol Beach is a peaceful and small beach where you can relax and unwind. It is a good place to kayak and snorkel. This was our first time to experience kayaking. We ate our lunch at here, while enjoying the beach, our boatmen is in charge to cook our food.



Next stop is Twin Lagoon, the place is really beautiful and there are so many fish so we tried fishing. We are so happy because we caught several fishes. 

Then we went to Skeleton Wreck, where you can see the Japanese shipwreck. I felt so scared because I feel that there is still some spirits that will pull my legs so I did not stay too long. But if you are a diver, I’m pretty sure you will enjoy this place, just don’t forget to bring your gas cylinders and other diving stuff.



Next stop is CYC Island; the place was so packed so we headed to Barracuda Lake. You need to trek to reach the lake. The Lake is so clean but we’re the only people so we did not stay too long. Last stop is Siete Pecados. (Marine Park).




I still dream to visit Coron again and I hope when I get back I know how to dive so I can have a better look under the sea. I’m aware that diving stuff and equipment are expensive so I’m sure I’ll just rent disposable gas cylinders, diving shoes, dry suits and other accessories. 


Good thing that we visited this place last 2005 because I’ve read that each places has entrance fee already, I think P100, so expensive. During our trip, I only paid less than P30 in Banol Beach and Barracuda Lake and the rest are free. =)

10 comments:

  1. my husband has been dreaming of going there. Of course El Nido and Tubbataha pero takot akong sumakay ng maliit ng airplane. hehe I agree, mura talaga if ikaw magdadala ng gamit for snorkeling/diving.

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    1. katakot nga pag maliit na airplane, 19 seater lang yata yun not sure kung ganun pa rin ngayon. =)

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  2. gustong gusto namin ni hubby makapunta ng Coron! pero medyo nag-aalangan dahil nga prop plane lang..

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    1. ok naman biyahe namin and sandali lang papuntang coron. =)

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  3. Ang ganda talaga ng Palawan. Dream ko rin makapunta dito pero wala pang budget. LOL

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    1. ito yung pinakamura ko na trip, mahal lang airfare kasi di pa uso promo nun. pero parang hindi na siya mura ngayon kasi P100 and P200 na entrance fee sa tourist spots, e dati mga wala naman fee yun, 2 places lang kami nagbayad. =(

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  4. I've never been to Coron! Isa rin yan sa gusto ko mapuntahan. Inaaya nga ako ng pinsan ko kasi nakabili sya tiket kahapon sa cebu pacific 1k balikan papuntang Coron. E ayoko naman kasi july sya pupunta baka ulanin lang kami dun.

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    1. mahirap magschedule nga ng rainy season, sobrang kaba ang inaabot ko. hehe!

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  5. salamat dito michi. punta kami ng Coron ng Nov.(hehe tagal pa) Isama ko sa list to. =)

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    1. sis, ito yata yung must pag first time sa coron. =) for sure you'll enjoy coron. madami pa ko namiss sa coron kaya for sure babalik ako.

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