December 8, 2014

Coron 2014 Travel Diary: Day 2 Coron Bay Tour Part 1

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.

For our second day itinerary we did a tour of Coron Bay which is a whole day of snorkeling, swimming, hiking and admiring the beautiful limestones cliffs, lakes and marine parks in and around Coron Island. These tour included Siete Pecados, Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoon, Hidden Lagoon (which we cant swim the  waters because it is full of jelly fish and stone fishes and was too shallow for our boat to go any further inward), Barracuda Lake, Coral Garden and CYC Beach.

Siete Pecados
Siete Pecados is the nearest protected marine sanctuary near the town proper; it is around 10 minutes boat ride from the port of Coron. For a more detailed blog post of this destination you can check out my older entry about Siete Pecados here: MISSING CORON...SIETE PECADOS AND TWIN LAGOON

Hidden Lagoon
Our next stop was a new destination called Hidden Lagoon which unfortunately we didn’t get to enjoy because its waters are too shallow for boat to even move inward. Not to mention, out tour guide Ruth (the tiny but feisty and super good swimmer/guide Ruth) said that this lagoon was home to a lot of jelly fishes and stone fishes that are all poisonous. 

and my little sister does a yoga pose again

Kayangan Lake
Kayangan Lake is the cleanest fresh water lake in the Philippines. You can reach the lake by hiking up and down one of the northern points in Coron island. This is where you can see the most photographed place in Coron which is just right outside Kayangan Lake.

my little sister doing one of her yoga poses
crystal clear waters

This time around we had our sumptuous lunch in one of the nipa cottages outside of Kayangan Lake amidst the beautiful limestone cliffs and aqua green water. This is the first time that most of us were able to try the fish locally known as “Suraan”, it had few fishbones, was very tasteful and the smokey flavor due to grilling was greatly infused in its meat. This fish was super good that we almost forgot we also have big shrimps and chicken barbecue for lunch.

shrimps as big as my hand

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