Looking for your next epic and exciting island adventure? Tick this off your bucket list and scratch out all of those long-overdue travel goals because you’re in for a wild ride. Dive into the beautiful lagoons of one of the best tourist spots in the Philippines – Coron, Palawan – the popular serene paradise that is known not only for its enchanting exotic beauty but also for the rich nature experience it vehemently offers. Discover pristine beaches, shipwrecks from World War II well-hidden under its undoubting waters, and hike around trails that will take your breath away and give you the best view of Coron. Grab your notebooks adventurers, because we’re listing down the best things to do and places to be in this heaven-on-earth paradise.
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Visit Kayangan Lake
Cruise around this seemingly immaculate reef surrounded by crystal clear freshwater and dive to witness the majestic underwater rock formations. It’s considered as one of the best free-diving spots in the Philippines and all for good reason. Journey along with caves and islets and get your fill of pure natural goodness that will surely make you feel like staying.
Explore Barracuda Lake
If you’re feeling spent and tired of this world, metaphorically or not, try exploring a new one. That is exactly what Barracuda Lake offers. Venture around the jagged rocks that pave the way to the entrance of the lake which, I kid you not, looks straight out of a movie scene. But more than this, swimmers adore the enclosed area for free-diving. Snorkel and discover beautiful underwater cliffs that will surely make your vacation feel like a dream.
Experience Siete Pecados
Definitely far from its direct translation – seven sins – this pure beauty is a favorite diving and snorkeling spot for beginners and amateurs alike. It is composed of a group of seven small rocky islets located just outside the town of Coron and is surrounded by shallow coral reefs that have been considered the healthiest in the area. Be prepared to be mesmerized by the various thriving underwater creatures that will grace your eyes as you plunge into its waters.
Get on a Boat to Malcapuya Island
If you’re looking for pristine beaches and crystal clear waters that will vouch for you the perfect view of fishes swimming around, Malcapuya Island is just what you’re looking for. Bathe in the ethereal piece of paradise that has hooked tourists and kept them coming back.
See the Twin Lagoon
Considered as one of the must-see spots in Coron, stopping by Twin Lagoon will give you the double treat you never knew you needed. As its name implies, Twin Lagoon consists of two dazzling cerulean lagoons separated by a black karst wall formation that tourists from all over the world yearn to see. It’s where the cool, freshwater from the underground meets the blue seawater. Dreamy isn’t it?
Go to Maquinit Hot Spring
Just outside the town of Coron, you’ll find one of the very few saltwater hot springs in the world. Mix relaxation and bathe in the perfect sights as you soothe yourself a dip in Maquinit Hot Spring. Get yourself a dose of nature’s therapeutic wonders as you bathe in the warm waters that will surely make all those city troubles away for a while.
Have a Fun Day Tour to Culion
If you’re looking for a family-friendly vacation, you’d be glad to know that Coron has just the place for you. Indulge in the sandy white beaches of Culion that have been popular among beach lovers. Enjoy the tranquility and a well-spent family time at the beach as you listen to the calming waves of the sea.
Hike to the top of Mt. Tapyas
Coron offers more than just its beautiful fine, sandy beaches. If you’re up for a climb, get your backpacks ready because Mt. Tapyas is the place to be. Let the 724 steps climb challenge you and trek to heights that will shower you with the beauty of Coron as it drowns itself in the timeless sunset.
There are a number of places not included in this list that are very much worth checking out too. But that’s what adventures are for. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags for Coron is waiting.