“The water doesn’t know how old you are.” – Dara Torres
When in Coron, one probably would spend most of his time doing various water activities. One particular site known as a haven for snorkelling is Siete Pecados. There are several stories as to why the place is called such. For obvious reasons, Siete Pecados pertains to the cluster of 7 scattered islets-slash-rocks nearby mainland Coron (off the shores of Maquinit Hotspirngs). This is a protected area in the town that boasts amazing underwater wonders, from coral formations to colorful fishes.
The emerald coloured sea water is crystal clear that one can easily look into the approximately 25 to 30-foot sea bed from the boat. The marine life in the area is evidently teeming. One would definitely enjoy snorkelling or even skin diving here. Just be cautious because there are certain areas where sea urchins abound. (This place was pretty memorable as I had some issues with the sea urchins, hahaha).
By the way, an entrance fee of Php100 is collected prior to swimming/snorkelling in the area.
Where To Stay:
Apartelle de Gabrielle – #231 National Highway Poblacion 5, Coron, Palawan; Contact Nos: 02-7882468 / 0921-4520473 / 0921-4521009 / 0905-3640753; Website:apartelledegabrielle.webs.com
Balay Majika Lodge – Real Street, Poblacio 3, Coron, Palawan; Contact Nos: +63 919 3169030 / +63 9178563187 / +639087316543; Website: www.facebook.com/MajikaTours
Busuanga Island paradise – Km. 12 ,Hi-way, Brgy. Guadalupe, Busuanga Island, Coron – Busuanga Road, Coron, Palawan; Contact No. (02) 911 9180; Website: www.busuangaislandparadise.com
Coron Backpacker Gusethouse- Coron-Busuanga Road, Coron; Contact No: 0916 400 4871; Website: http://www.palawan-coron-backpacker.com
Coron Ecolodge – Calle Real Poblacion 2, Coron, Palawan; Contact Number: 0919 204 8824; Website: http://www.coronecolodge-palawan.com
Coron Gateway Hotel – Barangay Poblacion 1 , Coron, Palawan; Contact Nos: (+632) 887-7107 / 887-2420. Website: www.corongateway.com
Centro Coron Bed & Breakfast – National Highway, Barangay 4, Coron, Palawan: Contact Nos: 09277454625 | 09491414177; Website: www.centrocoron.com
Coron Village Lodge – Brgy. Poblacio 1, Coron, Palawan; Contact Nos: +639081089772 / 4252231; Website: www.coronvillagelodge.com
Princess of Coron Resort – Nueva Street, No.6 Barangay Poblacion, Coron, Palawan; Contact No. 0916 540 0288; Website: http://www.princessofcoron.com
How To Get There (Coron – Siete Pecados)
From Manila, tourists who wants to visit Kayangan Lake can take a flight going to Busuanga. Upon reaching Busuanga, tourists should take a 40-minute land trip (usually a van) bound for Coron town proper. There are also various passenger ships that ply the Manila-Coron route. Once in Coron, hire boat for rental.
Don’t be a wasted soul, be ‘juan’derlust. Take it easy ebri’juan’…