Whether you love diving, snorkeling, hiking, or simply gazing at beautiful sea and landscapes, Coron, Palawan is a place you have to include in your bucket list. Here are some of the most beautiful places to see and enjoy in Coron.
Probably the most photographed place in Coron, if not in Palawan, the Kayangan lake features an emerald green lake and large limestone formations. The view is breathtaking and swimming on the lake is also a different experience as it is a mixture of fresh and salt water.
Climbing on Mt. Tapyas offers a spectacular view of the sunrise or the sunset. Slowly hiking over 700 steps will never disappoint you with its breathtaking panoramic view of Coron once you get to the top of the mountain.
Malcapuya island is perfect for relaxing with its white powdery beach. You can also go snorkeling with colorful fishes and giant clams in not so deep areas.
Another popular must-see place in Coron is the twin lake that features amazing towering limestone formations surrounded by a mixture of warm and cold-water lagoons. The sight is truly stunning, just like what you see in post cards.
This white sand island does not have a single banana tree on it, but it is said to get its name because the island’s shape is that of a banana leaf. The banana island is where most tourists are taken for lunch. Great for relaxing, the banana island has shallow waters. It also has huts for rent where you can stay overnight.
Another white sand island with truly pristine waters is the Pass island. You can go snorkeling with its nearby corals. The shallow water part of the island is wide, which is great for relaxing and swimming with kids. There are also huts you can rent at Pass island.
Sunken Japanese wrecks
One of the most famous diving attractions in Coron is the sunken Japanese wrecks. These Japanese ships sank on September 1944 when the Americans attacked the Japanese Navy in the area. You can also see the sunken ships underneath the sea while snorkeling around the area.
A popular spot for snorkeling in Coron is the Siete Pecados. Siete Pecados means “seven sins.” There are seven islets in the area, which the legend says are the seven sisters who drowned and died after swimming against their mother’s will. The Siete Pecados is a breathtaking place for snorkeling with hard corals underneath and lots of vibrant fishes swimming around.
Another wonderful snorkeling and diving site in Coron is the Barracuda lake. It is a combination of fresh and salt water with temperature shifts that can go up to 38 degrees Celcius as you go deeper.
Maquinit hot springs
The Maquinit hot spring is a relaxing place to go after a tiring day adventure especially after a treck to Mt. Tapyas. It is a hot saltwater spring with temperatures between 38-40 degrees Celcius. It can be really hot dipping in the spring at first, but soothingly warm after a few minutes of dip.
Coron, Palawan really has a lot to offer for a memorable vacation. Other places to you may want to visit in Coron include the Lusong coral reef, Bulog Island, Banol beach, and the Calauit Safari Park.
Travelling and discovering the islands in the Philippines is really a beautiful and enriching experience. To explore the rest of the world is an even more exciting adventure.
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