Monday, December 23, 2013

Travel 2013: Coron, Palawan Part I

Due to the miscalculation of our flight booking, our Coron trip was scheduled 1 week after our Borcay trip. One of the best places in the country.

Coron is a first class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 42,941 people.

The municipality covers the eastern part of Busuanga Island and all of the nearby Coron Island, as well as another 50 minor islets, stretching as far as Tara Island in the northeast and Canipo Island in the south. All these islands are part of the Calamian Archipelago in northern Palawan that separate the South China Sea from the Sulu Sea. The main industries of Coron are fishing and tourism, being a popular diving location.

The aquatic views of a dozen sunken Japanese warships at depths between 10 and 40 metres (33 and 130 ft) off Coron Island are making Coron and its neighboring municipalities a popular diving destination, listed in Forbes Traveler Magazine’s top 10 best scuba diving sites in the world. (Wikipedia)

Our flight to Coron was scheduled on a Friday afternoon but due to detrimental weather that day, all flights going out of Manila was cancelled. After our flight was cancelled, I immediately called our hotel to notify them of the situation and went directly to Cebu Pacific for possible reschedule of our vacation. Luck was on our side that afternoon, we were able to get an early morning flight going to Coron the next day. I called our hotel for the adjustment. So our 4 days 3 nights stay in Palawan was reduced to 3 days 2 nights.

Day 1
       - Flight from Manila to Busuanga.
My Lovely Travel Partner
The Fort Area
Pioneer and Ortigas Area
The Fort Area
Ortigas Cetner
One of the Islands of Palawan
Landing in Francisco Reyes Airport
F.B.Reyes Airport in Busuanga
Darayonan Lodage Reception Area
Darayonan Lodge Dining Room
Breakfast time: Dangit + Sunny Side Up + Rice

 - Coron Island Tour
Island Hopping!!!

Siete Picados

Snorkeling in Siete Picados

Going to Twin Lagoon

The Gate to Twin Lagoon

On Our Way to Banol Beach.

Banol Beach

Lunch is Served...

On our way to Kayangan Lake

View from the trail going to Kayangan Lake

Maquinit Hot Sprint. The Salt Water Hot Spring

Dinner Time!!!

Pool Side in Darayonan Lodge

Day 2 to be continued...


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