Trip Start Apr 14, 2007
1Trip End Apr 16, 2007
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Palawan waters are among the best in the world, not only for diving but also for fishing. A diver's paradise, it has miles of sub-surface coral and rainbow reef walls which surround the coasts and coves teeming with rich marine life.
(above is copied from the WOW!Philippines Website)
Coron is part of the Busuanga Island, 30 minutes away from the airport.
Getting around is at a cheap price of PHP 6/pax depending on your destinatation. But to get around, it would cost more than 6bucks.
Everything here is relatively really cheap.
The island itself is surrounded by more than 80 smaller islands with emerald clear water, prestine white sand beaches and corals full of marine life. Coron is best for adventure. Coron Bay has some of the best wreck diving spots in Asia. 12 of them, in fact.
From Coron Town, we rented a traditional Philippine pumpboat from the locals for Php1500 good for the whole day.
Coron Island is 20 minutes boat from Coron Town. It is an inhabited island.
Cayangan Lake is in Coron Island.
Barracuda Lake is also on Coron Island. Named as such because it was said to house barracudas but fortunately dint see any. Entrance was Php75/pax. This lake was deep and a bit scary coz of it's deep dark blue water where anything could just pop out. There were shrimps and catfishes on the wallside of the lake. I love this lake.
We also went to a sort of enclosed sea lake where entrace is a 2 meter wide tunnel.
Siete Picados. Or the Seven Islands. 7 small islands surrounded with corals. We spent alot of snorkeling here. An old enthusiastic park ranger was eager enough to guide us to spots where most big fishes and huge corals dwelled.
Maquinit Hot Springs. This was quite of a surprise. I had never heard of a SALT WATER HOTSPRINGS. A pool had been installed to dam in the water as it had supposedly went direct to the sea. Now, it's a pool of hot salty springs. 40 degrees celcius. On a hot summer day, dipping here is ill-adviced. :p
Coron Island is in the Palawan Islands. Home to some 1700 islands of pure beauty. Untouched by commercialism and exploitation.
We are all invited to enjoy our wonders. But as they all say: Take nothing but pictures, Leave nothing but footsteps. Keep nothing but memories, Kill nothing but time.