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Coron Island Hopping Tour 2022

By on June 30, 2022

Palawan is a long pencil thin island plus a few stunning island clusters with high limestone cliffs that predominates the blissful seascapes and landscapes. As one might expect the picturesque route down there. The scenic beauty of Coron island is a collection of alluring white sand beaches, hot spring, beautiful lagoons, towering limestone formations, dotted with exquisite clean lakes, caves, wrecks, outstanding coral reefs and unique marine species.

This is a complete guide of Coron Palawan Island Hopping Tour, A guide to the must – visit spots of the beautiful island. I knew this tour is going to be very interesting so I really thought this would be more wholesome to document my unforgettable adventure and I want to make sure everything would be covered not only for my blogs but for magazine cover pictures and U-Tube underwater documentation.

Note: After the death of Eugene, we all experienced negative impact and parental loss so with overwhelming sadness getting a hard time to return to normal life, it may be a process to go through, we all face grief at some point anyway but I have to take care of my grieving children, so I thought the only way to overcome it is to bring my children for a short vacation in Coron, Palawan  and Here we go!

Starting Point

The airport pick-up (Busuanga Francisco B. Reyes Airport) and hotel transfer is a standard procedure. The tour starts at 9 a.m. to 5 pm that begins with a hotel pick-up and drop -off to Lualhati Park, a boat island docking park, it’s not really a public park but baywalk park that serves as a meeting point for a boat ride to the island hopping. The good thing about Coron, the neighboring islands are just nearby.  Staying 5 days in Coron, Tour itinerary inclusions covers 8 beautiful islands everyday but all within proximity of each other.

Busuanga Airport

My Ultimate Island Adventure-What to Expect

We visited Coron weeks ago. Coron Palawan- one of the busiest international tourist destinations. Our experience is simply superb. The beautiful wonders of the island; the white sand coast, the stunning lakes and lagoons are just a boat ride away.

Every turn we are greeted with panoramic views.

Visiting Coron you’ll get to experience the beautiful wonders of the island. Lualhati Park is a very good starting point, a good jump-off for island hopping and wreck diving. White sand coast and stunning lakes and lagoons are just a boat ride away.

Coron Island Hopping Adventure begins!

For us, it’s a wilderness experience and the natural environment is a good attraction. Coron island is designated as a tourist spot with a variety of outdoor activities. Most popular are kayaking, diving, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, and sailing.

Lualhati Park

Viewing Deck of Kayanan Lake

Thrilling and Exciting Activities

I had an excellent hour swimming with the fishes up-close and personal. I always dreamed of swimming with the fishes so upon sightings, I jumped into the water to join marine life.

Diver’s Delight

I think these are the marine species seen on regular basis. This is the most enjoyable activity I’ve ever experienced in Coron. I’m joining in the island’s perfect sea life.

When we were here, we rented 3 kayaks for the family with a life vest on board.

Brilliant day kayaking. For a dramatic overview to roam around with a kayak paddling a small water craft through water to see the scenic view of the surroundings.

I’m a sporty traveler; very active to dive, to paddle, to sail, float and swim. I can still hold my breath underwater for almost 2 minutes and do tricks to keep going forward..

Placid afternoon swimming

Floating time taken by camera Drone.

Spotting marine life are possible. Sea turtles ( Testudines)the hidden neck turtles are frequent visitors and barracuda can sometimes be seen here.

Kayangan Lake

A haunting beauty and the most picturesque site. One of the most scenic and beloved sites on the island of Coron. It is noted for its calming beauty and remarkable clarity of the water. Corals and fishes are visible at a depth. I can’t resist, I’ve taken enough pictures around. It is regarded as one of my favorite lakes so with Barracuda Lake as well, we will come to that later.

The Beauty of Kayangan Lake

Following above the lake, a cluster of limestone provides visitors with panoramic views fantastically varied rock formations.

There are 13 lakes in Coron island but only 2 are opened to the public. The 2 lakes serves as my personal favorite; the Kayangan Lake and Barracuda Lake.

Climbing stairs going up for 15-20 minutes to reach the viewing deck and descending take to go through the opening of the lake. Just like the Barracuda lake, you’ll see here how nature has created amazing limestone cliffs that rise dramatically out of the lake and plunged spectacularly straight down underwater.

Grand overview of Kayangan Lake

Pretty cool summer break, a beautiful paradise getaway..

Smith Beach

A fantastic afternoon with crystal clear water.

Most beautiful turquoise water of Smith Beach. It is also known for its calm waters.

Las Islas De Coral

The calming effects of  turquoise-blue waters. I feel relaxed just to sit down watching kingfishers diving headfirst at a certain speed to catch fish.

Kayangan Cave

Dramatic overhangs cliffside located in front of viewing deck

Sunset Beach

I just love the clarity of the water and whiteness of the sand.

A rewarding feeling of being relaxed and well-pleased.

Barracuda Lake

Among the best known lakes in the world. To get to the Barracuda Lake, the 20-minute climb takes you through the opening of the lake. Passing through, with every twist and turns revealing a mystery and dangerous formations of the towering cliffs.

Climbing the stairs Barracuda Lake. It was a challenging trek, truly adventurous can climb the stairs up there.

Barracuda Lake- Best loved dive sites, most comfortable diving environment. This is also the most popular diving island in Coron

Boulder, an impressive rockfall threatening to fall over. Collapsed in landslide, large blocks of rocks larger than an average car.

Today, there were lots of beautiful attractions Coron has to offer but never to missed these 2 beautiful lakes; Barracuda Lake and Kayangan Lake.

Coron Island Hopping Tourmates 2022

Twin Lagoon

The most impressive scenery, the waterscape of rare and enchanted beauty with the towering cliffs in the background.

Twin Lagoon

And again, water-based activity is fun and enjoyable. We picked up areas where to stop so we could watch marine life above and underwater. We had plenty of stops as planned.

CYC Beach

A breathtakingly beautiful white sandy beach and a home to a rich mangrove forest.

The sandy beach reveals a small mangrove forest. Down there you can easily spot starfishes, shrimps and sea corals.

A delightful place to swim and if you are lucky, you may even catch the glimpse of rare species who often hangs up here.

Skeleton Wreck

Coron’s surviving wrecks.

Wreck diving in Coron

Underwater remains of the sunken wartime ship. US Navy aircraft during the Second World War way back September 1944.

Coral Reef Garden

In here, you’ll see the world of underwater covering most underneath. It’s the best place to snorkel. It’s a beautiful coral garden and reefs down there. The white, violet and pink corals are plentiful with also the abundance of fish species in this area.

We are asked by our tour guide to respect marine life and for the coral reef protection, We divers are aware of hands-off policy- not to touch, not to gather or collect any corals and shells. Nowadays, visitors like me and more people developed awareness of it.

Getting There

Coron Island Hopping Tour- Transacts bookings, an agency can be very helpful in getting hotel reservations, arranges tours and accommodations of your own choice. Complimentary pick-up and drop-off from Hotel and vice versa. Inclusions; Tourist boat, Life Vests, All permits and Entrance fees, Licensed tour guide, Buffet lunch in the island, Cottage rental and gov’t taxes etc.. If you are seeking for a more isolated wilderness experience, Visit Coron! It’s the best choice for you.

Summer is the best time to visit. Reservations are recommended weeks as much as months in advance. It is usually filled with capacity throughout summer.

If you haven’t been to Coron, you’ll be pleased to see all the stunning tourist attractions.

Coron beauty spots has come a long way. For the whole family; me and my children, our Coron Island Tour of 2022 has left an unforgettable good impression. If you love Palawan, Coron Island is truly for you. You’ll love all those paradise hideaway.

Big Thanks to you Pam-Pam, our tour guide who is friendly-funny, punctual, organized and he has the best tour guide traits. Mabuhay ka Pam.

More Coron Island tour blog coming soon…

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