Philippines’ Beaches: What’s Not to Love?

The Philippines, being an archipelago, is dotted with innumerable pristine, sparkling beaches. Some white, others black, a few brown, and surprisingly pink too! We have beaches that are as fine as talcum powder to gritty, sandy ones, while others are pebble lined. Majority of these tropical paradise boasts off crystal clear water that comes in azure to turquoise colors. Regardless of the color and texture of beaches’ sand and water, Philippines’ seashores will make one’s “beach escapade” memorable and fun!

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Besides the obvious aesthetics of our beaches, here are other reasons why bumming around the beaches of the Philippines is a must doPhilippines’ beaches have a laid-back vibe, especially the small-town beaches and the off-the beaten ones. They are the ultimate relaxation zones perfect for experiencing serenity and peace of mind. One can go for an afternoon walk along the shoreline or sit down under shady palm trees while reading a book. Or just lie down, let the crashing waves touch your feet and the gentle wind kiss your lips. Totally relaxing and an awesome escape to a stressful life!

Philippines’ beaches have a laid-back vibe, especially the small-town beaches and the off-the beaten ones. They are the ultimate relaxation zones perfect for experiencing serenity and peace of mind. One can go for an afternoon walk along the shoreline or sit down under shady palm trees while reading a book. Or just lie down, let the crashing waves touch your feet and the gentle wind kiss your lips. Totally relaxing and an awesome escape to a stressful life!

Philippines’ beaches are home to various water sports and activities. From surfing, to snorkeling to SCUBA diving, kitesurfing, kayaking, island-hopping and many more. Plus, the marine life is teeming with wonders.  One will never run out of things to do. These activities can keep you fit and make your vacation more fun-filled.

Philippines’ beaches showcase some of the most jaw-dropping sunrise and sunset views. Everything turns into a picturesque, surreal nature art once the sun starts to rise. It is even more dramatic during sundown. Sunset by the beach is one thing I look forward the most.

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Philippines’ beaches are generally cheap. While some of our beaches are becoming more and more commercialized, I want to believe that majority of our beaches are still inexpensive, and some even for free. One could spend some time along the beach without worrying about spending much – paying for entrance fees or buying pricey food because again, the cost isn’t really high.

Philippines’ beaches are home to good and hospitable Filipinos. I want to think that Filipino hospitality is evident in almost all parts of the country – whether at the mountain villages, to seaside towns, and various rural areas. Most Filipinos are willing to lend a helping hand in whatever ways they could. Some families would invite you their homes, some would even cook the freshest sea catch of the day for their visitors to have a sumptuous meal.

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They say “life is a beach”. Whether you have a beach bod, dad bod or whatever kind of body figure you have, the beach is one welcoming place for you to experience life, to live life.

Don’t be a wasted soul, be Juanderlust. Take it easy everyJuan.

Siete Pecados (Palawan, PH)

“The water doesn’t know how old you are.” – Dara Torres

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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.

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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).

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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

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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

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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’…

Malcapuya Island (Palawan, PH)

“We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” – John Hope Franklin

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Palawan is undeniably one of the Philippines’best destination (if not the best). Having travelled to a number of beaches for the past years, I sometimes feel that they all look the same. During my 4th Palawan trip (and 2nd Coron trip), I decided to include Malcapuya Island in my itinerary.

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And was I glad I did include it this time!!! Malcapuya is such a sight to behold. Well, there is still the white sand dotted shore touched by cerulean waters character that is typical of a Palawan beach. But there is something refreshing that my senses could not pinpoint specifically. I was actually lost for words that I don’t know which superlative to use to depict its beauty.

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The boat ride from Coron mainland to Malcapuya Island takes about 1.5 to 2 hours depending on how rough the waters are. The boats usually dock at the north side of the Island, from there; a short walk is made over to the south side. A long stretch of glimmering white powdery sand greets every visitor.

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The water is way more than inviting that one would jump their way to it. It is a delight to snorkel because a lot of fishes would swim with you. Together with Dicalubuan Island (Banana Island), I regard them as my best island beaches in Coron.

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The costs of going to Malcapuya include the following: The entrance fee is 200 Php per person and hiring a boat from Coron Town over the day will cost around 3500 to 4000 Php. That would also include 2 other islands to visit (Dicalubuan and Bulog Dos).

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Heads up: Heard from the grapevine that the island has been acquired by the Henann Group of Resorts and will soon be establishing a 5 -star luxury resort which is set to be the next big thing in Coron, Palawan. OH NOOOOOOO!!! I am not sure if this is really a good thing. But my wandering soul is quite dreaded about this news… Oh well…

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How To Get There

From Manila, tourists who wants to visit Malcapuya Island can take a flight going to Busuanga, Palawan. 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 to Malcapuya Island.

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Where To Stay in Coron:

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

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Coron Ecolodge – Calle Real Poblacion 2, Coron, Palawan; Contact Number: 0919 204 8824; Website: 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

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Nonetheless, don’t be a wasted soul, be ‘juan’derlust. Take it easy ebri’juan’.

Malajon Island (Palawan, PH)

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”  – Roald Dahl

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Nowadays, looking for a relaxing, and picturesque beach that is not jam-packed with people and resorts can be quite a challenge. Well, but for an archipelago like the Philippines, I guess this wouldn’t pose to much of a dilemma. The quandary is which among the 7,107 island you shall choose to bum around and have your skin kissed by Mr. Sun.

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As I always mention from my previous posts, I like a beach that isn’t overhyped and off-the beaten track. Here is one island that is not frequented by beach-goers.

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Malajon Island – more commonly referred to as Black Island from among Coron locals and tourists. This island is one of the ninety islands and islets strewn in the Gutob Bay of Calamianes and is part of Barangay Panlaitan, in the municipality of Busuanga, Northern Palawan. It is called Black Island because of the towering black limestone rocky mountain that abound the island.

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Its overwhelming beach shore is one of finest beaches I have set foot on in the Philippines. The island boasts off powdery fine white sand that your toes would love, crystal clear turquoise water that is ideal for an all-day swimming with friends and loved ones; and limestone cliffs that reveal with a warren of caves. The largest of these caves houses a natural pool enclosed by formations of black rock.

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 Black Island, being uninhabited, also serves as a resting place for local fishermen. It is a place where people who go for an island hopping in Coron, have their lunch. The place is also known to be a source of edible bird’s nest, and the caves as source of bat poop called guano, and is used as a fertilizer.

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Gutob Bay, the body of water that surrounds the island is also home to the world’s best wreck diving sites. Wrecks of Japanese vessels sunk in the area during the World War II have added beauty to the island, and has become a habitat of various marine life in Palawan.

FYI: Malajon Island was once used as a location shoot for the Slovenian franchise of Survivor.

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How to Get To Malajon Island:

There are daily flights offered by various airlines like Cebu Pacififc and AirPhilfrom Manila to Busuanga Airport, Palawan. Travel time is 45-60 minutes. From Busuanga Airport, ride a van to Coron town for an hour travel time. Once in Coron town proper, arrange an island hopping trip to your islands of choice. Black Island is usually included in a Calauit Safari tour.

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Calauit Safari blog here at https://roamulofied.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/calauit-safari-coron-palawan-philippines/

The travel time is 3.5 hour boat ride from Coron town straight to the Black Island. I consider this island as one of the stunning secret islands in the Philippines. So, if you’re in Coron, make your way to Black Island and experience unscathed beauty at its finest.

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Don’t be a wasted soul, be ‘juan’derlust. Take it easy ebri’juan’.

Banol Beach (Palawan, Philippines)

I thought of you and how you love this beauty,
And walking up the long beach all alone
I heard the waves breaking in measured thunder
As you and I once heard their monotone…

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Coron in Northern Palawan is a famed destination for its inland lakes (Kayangan and Barracuda Lakes) and lagoons like the Twin. Moreover, the island also offers many islands with pristine, white sand beaches and perfect for diving, snorkelling, or just swimming.

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One of the most frequently visited among these beaches is Banol Beach. One of the many white sand beaches you in Coron, Palawan. It is a small stretch of sandy white beach which is a popular lunch stop during island tours. Banol Beach is opened publicly, and surrounded by splendid backdrop of limestone cliffs. The beach has a bright aquamarine and turquoise waters that is very relaxing to the senses.

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The place is indeed a good location for snorkelling and kayaking, more so because the awesome limestone cliffs surrounding the large island of Coron are worth exploring from the sea. If you just opt to swim or wade along the shore, one can see many small fishes swimming by.

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The place also features some huge rock boulders slumped around. There are also local cherry blossoms (as termed by our boatman) that added charm to the place.

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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: 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

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How To Get There

From Manila, tourists who wants to visit Banol Beach 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.

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Calauit Safari (Coron, Palawan, Philippines)

And the giraffe said — Aim high. Stand tall. Get spotted.

During my first visit to Coron in 2008, I was hoping I would be able to see the animals of Calauit. However, due to a packed itinerary and considering it’s my 1st Coron trip, I wasn’t able to squeeze in my “could have been’first safari experience. In 2012, however, the 1st thing I have planned for during a return trip to Coron, is booking a Calauit tour – by hook or by crook.

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A lil bit of history: Calauit Safari Park is a game reserve and wildlife sanctuary located in Calauit Island, a 3,700 hectare island in the Calamian Islands chain that lies off the coast of Palawan. It is known for its wildlife sanctuary with a substantial population of African animals, including giraffes, zebras, and antelopes, as well as local fauna that all roam freely in a game reserve created by former President Ferdinand Marcos in the 1970s.

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On August 31, 1976, under Presidential Proclamation No. 1578, the island was declared a game preserve and wildlife sanctuary. Presumably, the Philippine government was responding to the request of President Kenyatta of Kenya during a Third World conference for help in saving African wildlife threatened by war and drought. The secluded Calauit Island was considered the ideal location due to its size, terrain, and vegetation. More than 200 families were relocated to Halsey island 40 kilometers away to make room for 104 feral African animals from eight species: 12 bushbucks, 11 elands, 11 gazelles, 15 giraffes, 18 impalas, 12 waterbucks, 10 topis, and 15 zebras. Without natural predators, the population of animals grew to 201 after five years, with 143 animals born on Calauit itself. The waterbuck and impala populations in particular were thriving. The gazelles and topis, however, proved less adaptable and died out by 1999. By 2005 there were approximately 481 specimens in all, with the impalas dominating the population at about 150 heads.

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The park also is a haven for indigenous wildlife like the Calamian deer, named for the Calamian islands, the northernmost island cluster in Palawan province, a group that includes Busuanga. There were only 25 left on the island when the park started a conservation effort in 1981, capturing deer for breeding and protecting them once they were released back into the wild. Now there is a thriving herd of 1200. Some of the Filipino species are kept in pens, like the Palawan porcupines. Endangered local species are also protected in the sanctuary. As of 2005, these included 1,200 Calamian deer, 22 mousedeer, 4 Palawan bearcats, 5 crocodiles, and 2 wild pigs. The sanctuary has also been home to Palawan peacock pheasants, porcupines, sea eagles, wildcats, scaly anteaters, and pythons. (Info taken from wikipedia)

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How to get there:

From Manila, fly to Busuanga airport. Then, ride a van to Coron town. From the town, one may either join a group tour offered by travel agencies, normally around P2500 per head. If you are with a big group, you may charter a private boat to Calauit (which can also take you to other islands like Malajon Island (more commonly called Black Island) and some ship-wreck dive sites) for P7500 for 1-4 pax or P9000 for 5-8 pax. If the waters are not tamed for a boat ride, one may opt to go by land. However, one has to endure a lengthy and bumpy ride to reach the tip of Busuanga Island because nearly half of the roads is still unpaved, with some steep and rocky parts. From there, a short distance boat ride crossing a nearly waveless strait to Calauit Island is required.

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Visiting Time

The advisable visiting time is between 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. in order to catch the animals in the open since most of these animals hide in the forest when it is hot to avoid the sun.

Calauit Entrance Fee: P200 for Filipinos, P400 for foreigners

Use of Land Rover: P1000 (divided by how many you are in the group)

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I have always dreamt of going to Africa and experience an authentic safari adventure. But in the meantime, what I have marvelled at this part of Palawan is more than enough to fulfil that dream. As the land rover we were riding enthused dust across an enormous plain, giraffes appeared to our senses one by one. They were roaming freely and charmingly. Zebras bowed their necks as they nibble, pulling the grass off the more moist corners of the island. It was a happy feeling seeing a group of Calamian deer that would sheepishly run when you attempt to come near them. It was a surreal personal encounter with these animals.

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: 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

You might wanna check out http://www.letspalawan.com/ to help you out with your itinerary.

Dicalubuan Island (Coron, Palawan, Philippines)

A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean.Henry Grunwald

0banana (19)Dicalabuan Island, or more popularly known as Banana Island, is one of the many pristine islands in Bulalacao, Coron, Palawan. It is called Banana Island because it looks like a submerged banana from a distance (however, there are no bananas planted in the island).

Going to the island requires a 2 – hour boat ride (a wet and wild one, at least for my experience) from Coron mainland. This island paradise brags powdery white sand and azure clear waters plus a sandbar that goes under water at high tide. It is definitely a good spot for snorkelling (we saw baby sharks during our stay here), and great view of both the sunrise and sunset. isla

The island is owned by a happy couple – Mr. Henny and Mrs. Violeta Gallego. They offer a basic accommodation within the island with their fan room native cottages. There is a restroom inside each cottage. However, there were no toiletries and towels provided (so make sure to bring your own). The generator-powered electricity within the island runs from 6:00 in the evening until 6 in the morning.

Banana islands beach maybe shorter than it’s neighboring Malcapuya Island, however, the marine life I personally thinks is better over. More so, the infrastructure are a bit more well developed.

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Contact: 0921-474-1602
Entrance Fee: Php 200.00 / person

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Kayangan Bay & Lake (Coron, Palawan, Philippines)

I’m an old-fashioned guy… I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a porch, looking at a lake or something. — Johnny Depp

You haven’t experienced Coron, if you haven’t been to its karst swathed lakes.

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According to a tourism officer we have talked to during my 2nd time in Coron, there are more than 10 lakes along the Coron loop, only 2 of which have been opened to the public – Kayangan Lake and Barracuda Lake. These lakes are regarded hallowed places for the Tagbanuas (indigenous group of Coron) and are believed to be where spirits dwell.

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Kayangan Lake is an admirable testimony as to how paradisiacal our country is. A seemingly endless sighting of limestone karts surround cerulean and sea green waters that unify delightfully. Upon docking at the entrance of the lake, an uphill trek leads to a spot with the very iconic view of Kayangan Cove (this is the one usually seen in most Coron/Palawan tourism ads). From here, an easy trek downhill takes one to clean emerald water of Kayangan Lake draped by limestone hills.

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Kayangan Lake is said to be the cleanest in the country and among the cleanest in Asia. It is a mixture of salt and fresh or brackish water it is indeed a sight to behold with its crystal-clear waters offering up to ten meters visibility. One can snorkel or freed dive or just take a dip and be amazed with it’s under water beauty. There is also a wooden platform surrounding the banks of the lake, this also serves as a launching and resting pad for swimmers and divers.

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Kayangan Lake’s utter splendour is really awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping that is why a lot of visitors frolic here to relax.

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: 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

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.