|The unstoppable nine.|
Before I ever proceed, Busuanga is the name of the island where the plane lands while the town proper is called Coron Town. It is apart and often mistaken as Coron Island where the Kayangan Lake is located....
We proceeded the day with our DIY tour. We rented a boat for a day at 2,500 and had our lunch prepared at P200/pax but on the next day, we bought our own food and the boatmen cooked it for us.
From the Coron town, we left the wharf called Gateway and headed to Siete Pecados where we had snorkeling and fish feeding, then we went up the cliff where the postcard photo of the Coron Karst can be seen and then down to the Kayangan Lake where we swam towards a small cave and had lunch at Banol beach. We headed to the Twin lagoon after lunch and swam in another white sand beach. We also went snorkeling at the Skeleton Wreck. (Note, Just prepare for the entrance fees for each place of destination since each place is managed by different cooperative/foundation of indigenous peoples called Tagbanuas)
|Our Coron tour guide, Joy.|
|Birthday celeb of our baby girl in the group at Maquinit Spring.|
When we returned to Coron Reef (P1,000/4pax/day) for fan and aircon combo room, we headed to Mt. Tapyas, and with its 700 steps, we arrived on the top of the mountain with the giant cross planted on its tip at sundown. The picturesque beauty of the ocean from the bird's eyeview and of the Coron Town is worth the sweat.
On our second day, we went on a very white sand beach with fine shells called Malcapuya Island (Boat 4,300) and went sightseeing of the nearby beach called Banana Island and others. After landing on the port, we contracted the tricycle to (P300/trike/4pax) going to Maquinit Hot Spring to soothe our aching legs and body. the hot spring closes at 10 pm.
|Pamilya kontrabida at the Maniloc Shrine! (This is in El Nido)|
We are so happy with the help of Richard in our Coron and El Nido arrangements from boat rentals to van rentals as well as suggetion for places to stay and to Mang Rey in Puerto Princesa. More power!
Coron and El –Nido = Richard Tel # 090557326140
Puerto Princesa = Mang Rey Tel # 09063235777
(Just mention that you got their numbers from the group of Ms Cooky; Perhaps they will remember our group tour arrangements too).