December 7, 2014

Coron 2014 Travel Diary: Day 1 - Mt. Tapyas and Maquinit Hot Spring

I want to come to a point in my life that I won't buy things anymore, but buy plane tickets and the only thing that I want is to make enough money to be able to travel. I have been dreaming to be a citizen of the world so that I will not be ignorant or prejudice. I want to be able to immerse myself in every culture if given the opportunity.

A few months back Cebu Pacific Airline had a airfare sale and I took the chance and booked a ticket to paradise which is Coron in Palawan. This will be my fourth time in Coron, there is something about this place that keeps us coming back for more. I have blogged about Coron during our first few visits which I will list the links below. But this time around we were with our friends and my sister who are all first timers. It is also my reward to myself and partly my 30th birthday celebration as well.

During our first day our itinerary included Mt. Tapyas and Maquinit Hot Spring. Mt. Tapyas is a small hill with 700+ cemented steps that you can hike to the top where you can catch a panoramic view of the town and the nearby Coron Island.

My sisters

I swore the last time we were in Coron that it will be my last time to hike Mt. Tapyas and will just wait for whoever is with us on that trip. But the group of friends we are with this time where very persuasive and talked us into climbing it again, and we succumbed.

I swore that the next time I'm in Coron I will not go up to Mt. Tapyas... but then... this view

We were very tired and would often take a stop to catch our breath, but then the view on top of the hill is just hard to resist. My sister who has been doing yoga for almost 2 years vowed to do a headstand to most of the places we will visit in Coron and so she did. Maybe next time I can do it too, I will have to practice more of my yoga.

She conquered Mt. Tapyas!

After a tiring climb to Mt. Tapyas and going down wherein our legs felt like jelly we headed straight to Maquinit Hot Spring. This hot spring is the best place to cap our day off. We submerged our tired bodies in hot spring water which is a mix of salt water coming from the sea beside the hot spring and the fresh water coming from the hills nearby.

Maquinit Hot Spring has been renovated and beautified since the last we were there. It is best to go there at very late in the afternoon or at night when it is cold because during the day the water can be intolerably hot.

After we have relieved our sore muscles, from the hike to the top of Mt. Tapyas, at Maquinit we headed back home to Mommita's Lodge and had a festive dinner and a very good night sleep to get ready for a whole day of adventure around Coron Bay!

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  1. So nice pictures, your post make me dream about traveling!
    Have a nice day!

  2. Such nice photos, like your lifestyle!


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