They say that once is never enough. This is not the case with Coron, a small tourist town that is located on the southeast region of Busuanga. Simply put, it is the place to be if you are looking for some fun time in white sand beaches to feel sand bury your toes and ocean wind brush your skin. Also, boredom is not a cause of concern if you decide to put Coron in your travel plans. If you don’t believe the hype, it is best to read the rest of this article to appreciate it yourself. Who knows? Afterwards, you might find yourself browsing for full list of vacation packages for 2018 in a heartbeat.
Experience captivating lakes
Colossal, riveting, and everything in between, these are the attributes of the black karst formations that can be found at cobalt blue waters of Coron. They can render you breathless at first look. Hidden among them are thirteen alluring lakes, but only two of them are open for tourism purposes: Kayangan Lake and Barracuda Lake.
On one hand, Kayangan Lake is nestled in mountain walls and beneath it is like a moonscape that is filled with fish and other creatures that pride themselves of natural beauty. On the other hand, Barracuda Lake is known for its unique combination of salt as well as brackish water and dramatic temperature that shifts underwater.
Lounge by Malcapuya Island
If you have a knack for personal space, then the long stretch Malcapuya Island’s white-sand beach is perfect for you. Here, you can just lounge by the beach or take a quick stroll. In case, you’re feeling a bit lively, you can request the locals to take you to the top of the hill that is known for its breathtaking view of the beach.
Watch Sea Cows from Their Natural Habitat
While in Coron, make sure to sign up for a dugong-watching tour, which usually takes participants to the natural habitat of sea cows or dugong (local dialect). The tour may take you to the Dimakya Island, where the mentioned creatures usually munch on grass.
Check out the Endangered Species of Calauit Island
The Calauit Island is a 3,700-hectare island that is located off the coast of Palawan. It is home to a significant number of African animals that are made up of giraffes, antelopes, bushbucks, bearcats, deer, porcupines, and pythons, just to name a few. Putting all these into consideration, you can say that it is perfect if you’re looking for a safari tour without leaving the country.
Hike at Mount Tapyas
While it can take you approximately 718 steps to reach the summit of Mount Tapyas, you can be rest assured that your effort is going to be worth it. Towering about 210 meters above sea level, the panoramic view of the mountain is simply amazing. The peak of Mount Tapyas is landmarked by a giant white crucifix, making it a recognizable spot in the island.
A Few Tips
- There are very few ATMs in the island and it’s best to make sure that you have cash at hand. Especially since many hotels and other accommodation places are cash-based.
- Unlike Maldives that is sophisticated, Coron is laidback so make sure to slow down and simply enjoy yourself.
There you have it, some of the unique things that make Coron a tourist paradise that is worth every penny. As you can see, there are just so many things that you can see and do while there. And armed with the information in this article, you can enjoy an exciting and one of a kind vacation that is one for the books.
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