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Surviving The Adventures in Coron Island

  

Day 3 Journey ni Ikoy in Coron Islands


The beauty of Coron is not found in the city, it is in the surrounding islands. With its white sand beaches, clear pristine waters, lakes (considered the cleanest in the country), lagoons, black marble cliffs and very hospitable & friendly locals, among the places I've been nothing can compare with the beauty of Coron. This tour was really an adventure.

KAYANGAN LAKE



Our first stop was Kayangan Lake. We excitedly went down after the boat safely docked. Our tour guide gave us instruction where to go after we registered at the counter manned by tribes men. We went up on a steep and slippery hill, and have to carefully calculate our steps while holding the wooden railings so we won't fall down. When we reached the postcard spot of Kayangan I was fascinated by the sight in front of me. We took some photo the proceeded to the lake.









BARRACUDA LAKE


The tour guide announced that we will not be able to go near the dock because it was already full. She instead instructed us to put on our life vest because we will be swimming towards it. Whaaaaaat??? that was our initial reaction but quickly we got excited because this is a new experience for us. The anchor was dropped more than a hundred meters from the docking area then we began swimming. The water was very deep and the waves were a bit strong that could send us away from the group. The tour guide kept on monitoring us until all of us reached the landing.  It was tiring but still we enjoyed the journey.  What do you think we did on our way back?










CYC BEACH


We were not contestants of  "Survivor" or any reality shows but it feels like we were. This time our boat can't go near the shores of CYC beach because of shallow waters.  Again we have to swim about 50 meters to reach the shoreline.  During this situations we were not able to bring our camera on the shore and so we just have to do with the underwater camera brought by Dave and used it for surface photo shoot.  Everybody was game with it so still we enjoyed the swimming the clear waters and the white sand beach =)




TWIN PEAKS


This time there's no more shores, all we do is jump from the boat and enjoy the view of life under water. The current was strongly drifting us away from the boat so I didn't go very far. If the waves were a bit still I could have enjoyed snorkeling here.





SIETE PECADOS


This was the best place ever, the best site for snorkeling. This place is the protected marine sanctuary, so swimming here was like swimming inside the aquarium with its beautiful & colorful corals and countless variety of fishes. Fish feeding and fishing are prohibited in this area. Shhhhh . . . I managed to hide a bread in my pocket that was why I was able to have the fishes go to near me for photo shoot ha ha ha ha ha :)) Sadly the sun did not show up so our photos are short of light. 











The tour guide took us back to Coron Pier for our transport back to our hotel. The adventure made us dead tired =)



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50 comments:

  1. Island hopping fun is definitely more fun in Coron as they really have a rich marine life there.

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  2. Oh when will I ever get to beautiful Coron? Of course I dream of traveling to strange lands but I want to get to Coron first.

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    1. Tama, wag maging dayuhan sa sariling bansa =)

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  3. Such a mesmerizing beauty we can find in our own paradise in the Philippines. Coron is near my wife's province in Palawan. It is one of the places that i want to visit one day.

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    1. Indeed it's a paradise, Philippines has many beautiful places to visit =)

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  4. I'm already a fan of your travel adventures, Ricky!! :) Anyhow, I too have been to Coron (just this January). But my bf and I weren't able to visit/see CYC beach and the Barracuda Lake.. :/ By the way, did you have a hard time climbing the steps up to Kayangan Lake? COZ I DID! Hahaha!

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    1. Hi Mai, it was hard going up and even down because it was raining and the steps was slippery but it was all worth it =) Thank you for visiting my blog =)

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  5. Ang ganda ng ilalim ng dagat .The blue striped fish are a good sight, the island is beautiful

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    1. It was cloudy and raining pa that time that's why the photos lacks light, it could have been more beautiful had the sun came out =)

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  6. This place is included in our Palawan trip this summer. Ganda nga pala. Thanks for the share.

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    1. Puerto Princesa and Coron are distinct from one another you should visit both Papaleng. I am planning to go to El Nido too next time =)

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  7. although I didn't visit the Island of Coron, I was amazed with the gray limestone formations bounded with lush and verdant vegetation with crystal clear aquamarine waters with rich marine biodiversity. Great photos plus detailed content!

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  8. Waw, nasa bucket list ko ang Coron and reading this particular post makes me want to go there ASAP! Hahaha

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  9. From your pictures, I can just imagine how beautiful Coron is.

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    1. Super ganda talaga ang Coron you should visit Coron =)

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  10. wow, very fascinating photos. makes me wish I am in Philippines right now.

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    1. When you go to the Philippines, don't miss Coron =)

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  11. Wow. This just reminded me that I need to go to Coron. Will try next year.

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    1. Write it in your calendar now Chef so you won't forget =)

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  12. I am super envious! From the pics, Coron seems to be very beautiful. I would love to visit and experience its wonders soon.

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    1. You have gone to so many beautiful places yourself FoxyReign just add Coron to your list and go there soon =)

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  13. Wow! Island hopping. You have great time there with your buddies.

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  14. Nowhere compares to the enchanting beauty and wonder of Palawan and the places within the island are just breath-taking... worth exploring...

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    1. Yes Marri God has blessed this place so much with nature =)

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  15. I definitely love Coron, I am just awed at the sight of those church-steeple like cliffs that I considers nature worship at its best... who needs to go to the church when you are surrounded with such splendor of nature...

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    1. Yes, you can really say there is a Good God who created those beautiful sight and keeps you praising Him.

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  16. it looks so pristine. how i hope the place can be preserved that way: clear water and green surroundings.

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    1. They are so strict with garbage we have to bring it back and I think it's a good thing to preserve what God has given to them =)

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  17. I wouldn't say you just 'survived' it; you look like you had a blast! :)

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  18. I wish I can visit Coron too. Maybe before this year ends. Wish me luck. Haha!

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  19. I've heard and read a lot of good things about Coron and I really want to see the place..got to work my arse off to have that vacation :)

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  20. How did you manage to hold a sea urchin? Hahahaha..

    Well, generally, I think that your experience with Coron island is one of the experiences that I really want! Sceneries like these should be preserved, to be presented to the next generation..

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    1. I wish I am that daring, it's the tour guide that's holding the sea urchin =)

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  21. If I would define AWESOME, I will refer it to this blogpost. I envy you a lot. I want to go to this place na rin .

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  22. Ang ganda ng Coron! I hope to experience scuba diving even once in my life. Sea life is so enchanting <3

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  23. I've read countess blogs about Coron and it made me want to go to this elusive place more and more.

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  24. I haven't been to coron, after seeing this... it gave me some inspiration.

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  25. I wish I can visit Coron sometime soon. Cool place.

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  26. Coron is in our list of dive spots to go to. Seeing your post in Coron reminded me that we should really plan about that dive soon. :)

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  27. Hi Ricky,
    Your post made me miss Coron. Didn't you go to the Twin Lagoon? It's another noteworthy place to visit ;) Challenging lang because when the tide is high, it's difficult to get into the lagoon.

    By the way, since you are also an adventurer, hope you could visit the Biri rock formations of Northern Samar. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Puwede mo i-google or you can just click the link on the sidebar at my blog ;) Sorry, shameless plugging ng tourism spot ng mahal kong probinsiya. Pero pramis, sulit yung adventure na yun :)

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  28. They said that before going to different countries, we need to explore our own place first. I am looking forward to visit the beautiful place of Coron soon. Thanks for sharing all your journey to that perfect place.

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