December 13, 2014

Coron 2014 Travel Diary: Day 3 - Malcapuya Island

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 third day itinerary  we visited Banana Island and Malcapuya Island which are islands close to each other and can be reach by almost 2-hour boat ride from the port of Coron. Our third day was more on relaxing and less of the activities. The almost two hour boat ride to these islands can get a little boring and scary especially if the waves are strong, but once you see the island from afar, those feelings will immediately be replaced with excitement and awe.

Malcapuya Island
A couple more hours after our super yummy lunch at Banana Island, we transferred to our second and last destination for the day: Malcapuya Island. Malcapuya Island (my second favorite island in Coron) is just across Banana Island and is only a few minutes away.

pretty little things

Since 2011, the boats are parked at the back side of the island where the beach is not as beautiful as the main beach. This is because the owners don't want the view of the beach to be obstructed in any way; which I agree with him. If you have been to Boracay, imagine it sans all the bars, hotels and crowd, that is the atmosphere at Malcapuya.

There are no stores here except for this one selling only coconut, of course which we didn't let our stay here go without drinking coconut juice and eating coconut meat while we chill by the beach.

top: basketball court
bottom: one and only store in the island
top: owner of Malcapuya Island's guest house
bottom: cottages
coconuts at PHP 50 each (around US$ 1)

Remember I said that this day is more on relaxation and chill-out? Most of us decided to lay on the hammocks and catch a power nap. For me, while everybody else is taking their nap, I took photos as usual so I have a couple to post for my blog.

When I decided to join my our friends who are snorkeling at the far end of the beach I noticed the resident dog of Malcapuya Island sitting half-dipped by the shore and looked liked he's busy contemplating about life and his future plans (lol!) It was a very unusual scene that I would be a fool not to capture it. After taking his photo and went on my way to go towards where my friends were. I was surprised after a few seconds that the dog was running towards me and slowed down and walk by my side; although he got distracted whenever he sees a tiny crab crawling on the sand.

When we reached the far end of the beach the dog just stayed at the beach and looked over us while we snorkel. A few minutes later another dog came and they played with my friends. When it was time to go back to our cottage the two dogs escorted us back while they playfully jump at and bite each other. Dogs are really amazing creatures don’t you think?

At around 4:00pm our tour guide Ruth told us that it is time to go back to the town proper. We all felt kinda sad because it is our last night and we all thought we haven’t had enough of Coron.

Our 2 hour boat ride to town would have been a sleepy and boring one until Daryl thought of playing a game of standing up at the center of the boat for the entire travel and whoever falls first (due to the waves that rock our boat) will treat the group after dinner. It was the funniest and most enjoy boat ride I've ever experienced my entire life! Everyone including our tour guide and boat men were laughing the whole time!

Ending a vacation especially if you love the destination is the hardest part, but hey, this will definitely give us the drive to go back to Coron again and again and again...

Definitely no goodbyes to you Coron, just see you soon!

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