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CORON, PALAWAN: PHILIPPINES

 

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CORON was the first Destination we decided to go on vacation after moving to Philippines. We had heard a lot about this place – nice beaches, Snorkeling ( people say that this place has best “Corals” and “Fishes” to see). First i was a bit nervous being a Non-Swimmer(I was learning swimming) but that all changed when i saw the beaches :-). 

We booked our flight tickets by CEBU Pacific Airline. At that time Cebu offered cheapest tickets among all the airline. For the hotel , we booked Westown Resort after a long research about the facility. The place had proximity to city.  Some of the best information came from trip advisor rating that this is a good hotel, Live Concert everyday, Near to City and good for transportation to visit city any time. 

The hotel provides Airport transfer facility in PHP 200 per person one side. For more adventure, people can take Tricycle outside of Airport to your Hotel (if you have Hotel in same Island, else Hotel shuttle service is the best option). 

After reaching Coron Airport, don’t forget to pick tour packages information flyer from baggage belt area.  Good hotels deals also available on those pamphlets.

Also, if you have “Motion Sickness”, then please be alert in boats. As, these are normal and small boats and they shake more than your expectations. Sometime it will lead to nausea. Keep your necessary medicine with you.

Coron has many beautiful Beaches and Lakes. To cover all those, either you can book a private boat with Guide (if you are 8-10 people) OR book tour package. We decided to take tour packages and booked our 2 day tour for Island hopping. First day tour was Island Escapade tour and second day was Island Ultimate Tour.

The beauty of CORON during Island Hoppingimg_6343img_6353

 

DAY# 1 IN CORON

Island Hopping is the best sport in coron, Palawan.  Boats are small and if img_6408you are accompanied by small kids ask them to be seated while sailing. There are 3 Island in “Island Escapade Tour”.

ISLAND ESCAPADE TOUR

Our pick-up was at 7:30 am in morning, so we packed our dress early. When we reached at reception after breakfast, everyone was in very basic attire unlike us. Even few were in swim dresses Read more...


DAY# 2 IN CORON

Day2 was a hectic day, as we had to visit 7 places. One of the famous place is ‘Kayangan Lakeimg_6516. The lake is the most famous place among all visitors. We reached at 8:30 am at boarding point. Today’s boat was small compared to last tour boat and we were only 6 tourist from “CORON ISLAND ULTIMATE TOUR“. 

KAYANGAN LAKE

The first stop was KAYANGAN LAKE, it seems every tourist visit this lake. The pictures are so beautiful, one cannot say NO for this place. After reaching here, we told Read more


 DAY# 3 IN CORON

We had decided not to take any tour package and roam around the city.  We had our breakfast at 10 am and then decided to go to city to buy souvenir first- a memory of this travel. TriCycle are the best mode of transportation at the island. It was 15 minutes ride. There was small shops with some wood stuff  and after some search we were told about one famous souvenir shop. The shop is closed on sunday and we were out of luck. img_6569img_6571

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Souvenir !

We roamed around the local market. There is not much to buy other than Souvenir. For the lunch do try the mini Cafe’s and Small Restaurants both side of road. After having lunch , we headed back to our hotel to enjoy some time in pool.

OVERALL: The stay was awesome in Coron, Palawan. The best part of this trip is Snorkeling. It was our first time with Snorkeling and we really enjoyed it. And, looking forward for SCUBA DIVE in my future trips.

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