Travel Diaries: Coron Island Tour

The Coron Island Tour is part of the package we got from one of those online deals littered on the web but should you choose to do your Coron trip DIY, I saw several signs offering this tour for P650-750 per person.

We first headed off to Kayangan Lake, which according to our guide, Kuya Ferdie, is a 150-step trek (75 steps going up, 75 going down). After some ten minutes of hiking from the docking area, a little trail to your left leads to a small cave and the scenic viewpoint of Kayangan Bay.

Docking area at Kayangan Lake

From there, the trek goes downhill to the famous Kayangan Lake. Tourists at this point will just drop off their stuff on the nearest rock and take the much needed dip to ward off the heat and sweat from the trek. This is bliss!

This photo does not do justice to the beauty of Kayangan Lake as the wooden planks limit the shots to water, rocks and skies.

After an hour of snorkeling, we headed to Twin Peaks Reef, situated somewhere between Kayangan Lake and Twin Lagoon.

Next stop is Coron Youth Club Beach, better known as CYC Beach. We didn’t set foot on the beach anymore as it’s not safe according to our guide so we just did snorkeling.

We finally had our lunch at the small, white sand beach of Atwayan. The boatmen readied one of the cottages and laid out our sumptuous feast on a table cloth.

Stopped over at Atwayan Beach for lunch

Tips:

No matter how much you ask them to join you for lunch, they will refuse you and tell that they have eaten already. It must be a rule they have set, I don’t know.

There is NO toilet or water facility of any sort at this beach. So make sure that you do #2 at the hotel or inn! *wink*

After lunch, we headed out to the Skeleton Wreck for some snorkeling. The fishes, corals and the wreck itself are fascinating sights to behold. Note to self: Get an underwater camera before the next trip!

Last stop is Twin Lagoon. The towering limestone cliffs look so majestic in the afternoon sunshine that it literally takes your breath away. Not even a good photograph can do justice to the beauty that the eyes have seen and the brain has captured. Amazing is an understatement.

The magnificent limestone formations

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6 responses to “Travel Diaries: Coron Island Tour

  1. Ivy

    Nice write up. Nice pics too. Buhay na buhay ang shots

  2. Good page and extremely informative. Thanks for taking the time to write it and post it!

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