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Awesome Coron Island Escapade

  

Day 2 Coron Islands Journey ni Ikoy


It's our second day in Coron, I was watching the news while my roommate  was preparing for today's activity. According to the weather forecast it's going to be cloudy with scattered rain showers. I thought it's a good thing, our skin won't get burned but a bit worried because the waves might be rough.



The itinerary given to us by the Calamian Travel and Tours was Island Escapade Tour and we will be going to several islands like: Malcapuya Island, Banana Island and Bulog Dos Island.  Lunch was included in the package.

Our tour guide picked us up from the hotel and brought us to the tourist boat docking area near Laulhati Park. We (Dave, Wilven, Robert and I) were the first group to arrive, followed by a family of four and lastly a foreigner. The boatman immediately started the engine and I thought we were just a small group since there's only 9 of us. The tour guide told us that we will be picking up 3 ladies from Diver's Link (a resort located in an island infront of Coron's main island. And the 3 ladies happened to be the same ladies we met the day before during our Coron Town Tour.

MALCAPUYA ISLAND

Out first stop was at Malcapuya Island, we were awed by the sight of this island. It possessed a long stretch of  white powdery sand and a clear greenish-blue waters. Several tent was standing along the shoreline to rest our things and to give us some shade. There was no concrete structures around which made it more simple and undefiled. The beach was not crowded since there were only 2 groups of tourist in the island. We enjoyed the serenity of the beaches, the soothing sounds of the waves & swimming in the crystal clear water.








BANANA ISLAND

Next was Banana Island. When we arrived, it was already raining hard. Sadly we can't take out our cameras for some photoshoot. While our tour guide was preparing our lunch, we kept ourselves busy talking with our companions. We were discussing why it was called Banana Island, when we only saw a few banana trees in the island. The tour guide said that it was named as such because the aerial view of the island looks like a banana fruit during low tide.




After a while our tour guide called us because lunch was ready. He served us several dishes and everything looks good and yummy.








Since the rain didn't stop for us to take photos of the island, we decided to swim and enjoy the beach. Good thing Dave brought his underwater camera so we had a good time having a few underwater photo shoot =)





BULOG DOS ISLANDS

Bulog Dos Islands has a fine creamy colored sands and the water is crystal clear just like Malcapuya and Banana Islands. When we reached the island, it was already low tide and our tour boat can no longer dock near the island. We need to swim towards the island if we wanted to see it. The waves was a little rough already and heavy rain was threatening to fall. Equipped with our underwater camera and life vest, Dave and I swam towards the island following our tour guide and a few of our companions. And we're glad that we did =)






We went back to town after seeing the 3 awesome islands, though we were exhausted but still in high spirits because of these unforgettable Coron Island Escapade. Calamian Islands and Tour exemplary service is worth commending.



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21 comments:

  1. i've been to coron but not to banana island? guess you had a blast from the pictures posted! keep exploring! :)

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  2. Ang ganda ng underwater pics nyo. I've also been to Coron and I like the place for each rich marine life and other natural attractions.

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  3. Wow!Never been to that beautiful place! You're lucky! Great food too!

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  4. parang nasa aquarium lang. Supah nice!

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  5. It's also nice to have picnic in the islands with friends with a good seaside view.

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  6. Coron has beautiful pristine white sand beaches matched with aquamarine waters plus the food pictures you posted here are inviting that makes me want to eat...

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  7. I'm planning to go there next year during my vacation break. Hopefully maikot ko nga ang Coron. Ganda ng underwater pics, mukhang kelangan ko pagipunan ang underwater camera para makakuha rin sa ilalim ng dagat. :D

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  8. Sarap ng buhay. Travel kahit saan.

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  9. More reasons for me to visit Coron again! Haay.. your food shots made me miss my own experience of the famous Coron Island hop!!! Cguro the next time I'm there, I'll make sure to borrow an underwater cam.. mine was improvised kasi the last time.. napasukan pa ng konting tubig! Good thing it didn't go to my cam all the way.. Lol!

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  10. Swimming with fishes!!! Amazing jud na na experience!

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  11. my dream travel destination here in the country is always Palawan.. thanks for this post parang nakapunta na din ako :)

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  12. Beautiful beach! Sana makapunta rin ako dyan next time!

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  13. Wow!! Nice vacation. I haven't been to Coron. Hopefully soon

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  14. Beach bumming in Coron plus super duper awesome food selection! Hanep na trip! ^_^

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  15. The Malcapuya ang Banana Island is such a taker!
    I missed them last time because of Habagat.. haist!
    Ingit mode on!

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  16. Coron is worth exploring because of its enchanting scenery. with these excellent captures... the more people will visit the island.

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  17. I guess I do need an underwater camera to take those beautiful underwater shots as well. ^_^

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  18. I had a "swimming with the fishes" (literally) experience in Zambales earlier this summer; I freaked out at first. I was just thinking, "Must have photo with fishes!" Looks like you guys had tons of fun!

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  19. what a lovely place... you know what i like most about places like this... the fresh seafood and the great view. Yahweh bless.

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  20. I haven't been here. Seems really, really nice!

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  21. I just came from nearly a week in Palawan. Our country sure is beautiful. I think I'll make this my next travel destination. I'm such a beach bum, after all.

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