I Love Beaches and whenever i hear the city of Coron, Palawan i only have one thing in mind "The Beautiful Beaches" surrounding it. But to my surprise Coron don't just embodies beautiful beaches but a lot more in which we had experienced and discovered with my #TeamByaherosMNL. I will take you to a 4 days adventure of our journey in Coron, Palawan. Enjoy! :)
Coron is a first class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines, comprising the eastern half of Busuanga Island, all of Coron Island and about 50 other minor islets stretching as far as Tara Island in the north-east and Canipo Island in the south.
But before i proceed with all that has to do with our Coron, Palawan adventure let me introduce my #TeamByaherosMNL firs:
Coron, is one of the municipalities of Palawan and forms part of the Calamianes Group of Islands. The Municipality has a total area of 69,247.1460 hectares. It is divided into 23 barangays. Based on the 2007 National Census result, the Municipality has a total population of 40,007 with population density of 57 persons per sq. km.
Francisco B. Reyes Airport Busuanga – Coron, Palawan
Francisco B. Reyes Airport formerly Busuanga Airport is an airport serving the general area of Coron, located on Busuanga Island in the province of Palawan, the Philippines. It is also shared with the neighboring municipality of Busuanga, located on the western half of the island. Since November 10, 2008, the airport has been named after Francisco B. Reyes, the mayor of Coron from 1936 to 1939 who donated the land that forms the current airport complex.
Coron is halfway between the City of Puerto Princesa and Manila. Because of its insular characteristics, boats and planes are the main transportation facilities to and from the above cities. Motorized bancas on the other hand transport people and merchandise from and between barangays and neighboring towns.
Our Room shared with Couple Aci & Oscar
List of Activities:
Giant Chess Board
Library and Television Room
Note: Just be careful with different sea creatures because I had only seen some of it for the first time.
How to get there:
- Via Plane PAL, Cebu Pacific, and Sky Jet fly every day from Manila to Busuanga. Since I have my own ticketing we booked via my portal for a Cebu Pacific early flight onward and a late afternoon flight on our return. It's always good to book an early flight going to any destinations and as well as book a late flight on the return for a worth its long stay in any destinations.
- Via Sea, i believe there's 2Go ride Manila to Coron and Puerto Princesa every Tuesdays and Friday and departs from Coron to Manila every Thursday.
After our breakfast from Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort and after we bid goodbye to a very worth returning experience in an island where I first felt I was indeed in an island we then ride a boat say way when we went there. And then transferred in a van to hid to the town proper for our next itinerary for the day.
Next stop is at Banol Beach where we enjoyed our Lunchtime, perfect beachfront to eat your lunch or even breakfast... We even had our Mini Pageant where most of the "Boys" enjoyed.
After a yummy lunch and a pageant, we then went to our next destination and last destination for the day... Kayangan Lake. And I only have one thing on min and that is the most famous and known view to take your selfie with...
A lot of travelers said you can never justify that you went to Coron, Palawan if you did not take a photo with the Kayangan View. And the only way to get to the spot where you can have your selfie is by walking to the majestic creature of Mother Nature you will notice the stairs are not that too safe though but is challenging to step with.
Once you get to the top you will then discover the reason why you need to walk many steps to go uphill because a rewarding and magical I must say the view is worth all the sweat and exercise walkathon. Ok but wait you're done with the uphill now the downhill walking moment is much easier, a few steps are needed to reach the lake.
Water is inviting to swim or to snorkel the fish will come swimmin' with you they are barely seen down there. But i recommend you were a slipper or flipflop if Kayangan Lake is included on your itinerary. A must visit island hopping tour.
Located at 37 Brgy. Tagumpay, Coron Town Proper, Coron, Palawan. Their baby back ribs cost only Php 500.00. Here is the list of foods we ate and ow my one of the best.
Baby Back Ribs with Sour Cream Onion Dip and with Seasoned Fries on
Php 300.00 (Half) / Php 500.00 (Full)
Crispy Liempo with Garlic Vinaigrette Dip - Php 180.00
Grilled Tuna Salad with Tamarind BalsamicDressing - Php 285.00
Sinigang na Maya-Maya sa Mangga - Php 290.00
Seafood Curry Express (Shrimp, Squid and Tuna Nuggets) Php 265.00
Ube-Nangka Turon ala Mode (Banana fritters with purple yum and jackfruit and topped with local queso sorbetes - Php 100.00
Drinks - Php 195.00 each for 1.5 liter
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We woke up early because our call time is as early as 5AM we only stayed few hours at Haven 1916 Bed & Breakfast for a few hours. We ride in a Van and went directly to our next destination for the day which is one of the highlights other than Day 2 which is already the best but I believe Day 3 is also promising one. We are going to Calauit Island Wildlife Sanctuary.
Calauit Island Wildlife Sanctuary
I had never been in a Safari before well maybe Manila Zoo but Safari is a different one because I believe it's alive and face to face interaction with the animals without a barrier and without a fence between man and human, though some of the animals are still in their cage.
The epic Jeep the only transportation inside Calauit Island Wildlife Sanctuary
Next destination is at Calauit Island Wildlife Sanctuary it is a wildlife sanctuary with a 3,700-hectare island in the Calamian Islands chain that lies off the coast of Palawan in the MIMAROPA region of the Philippines.
Here are the animals we had encountered at Calauit Island Wildlife Sanctuary:
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.
Calauit Island Wildlife Sanctuary is such a precious place to go but however as I had experienced and observed they need attention for a better proper care of the sanctuary, I hope the government could at least spare some budget for the animals and the Island.
Next destination is North Cay Island, my personal favorite Island I could even leave here without the gadgets and internet connection I find haven in this Island, I fell in love with the Island. If I had millions in my account I would have bought North Cay.
We had our lunch at North Cay Island and spent the afternoon
I love the breeze of air on the Island, I love the texture of the white sand, I love the Beach, I love the size of the Island, I love the cottages which are open for an overnight stay, I love North Cay Island.
It was a heavy heart when we left North Cay Island as I bid farewell to the Island that captures my heart I whispered to the cool breeze of the air that I shall return.....
After a tiring day, we then went to our new accommodation at Villa Khadine Grand Vista Resort a secluded, peaceful and free atmosphere accommodation near Coron Town. But before we finally sleep tot he bamboo inspired room we then got invited to have dinner with some of the respected people in the Municipalities. Dinner took place in Darayonan.
After a tiring day and a sumptuous dinner at Darayonan, we then went to our new accommodation at Villa Khadine Grand Vista Resort a secluded, peaceful and free atmosphere accommodation near Coron Town. Sleep in Native Huts and Cottages.
We wake up early with the humming of the birds and cool breeze from the trees now this is province life and nature indeed. At Villa Khadine Grand Vista Resort some of our co-bloggers went early at the airport for their early return in Manila, while we stayed at Villa Khadine Grand Vista Resort since our return flight is in the afternoon.
We stayed in this room perfect for family or group of Barkada's with comfy bed and shared kitchen perfect to cook some kinds of seafood from the Market near the Villa.
Here are other rooms to stay in Villa Khadine Grand Vista Resort
And a lot of activities and natures to enjoy at Villa Khadine Grand Vista Resort
Villa Khadine Grand Vista Resort Restaurant and Souvenir Shop
The cottages are beautifully designed with native materials blended with high-quality tiled floors. Each cottage has a terrace and ensuite toilet and showers. Numerous trees provide shades and cool air and have become home to various special of birds. Wake up to their musical tweets, chirps, and coos.
Villa Khadine Grand Vista Resort is 5 minutes away to Coron Airport via private car drive.
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Every journey is always best shared and experience with your special someone, your whole family and even with your friends. Every journey is more than climbing high mountains or swimming the deep sea or running with the animals but more than anything it was the laughter, the fun moments shared the silent peace and once in a while on our journey we became like kids freely enjoying God's gift in the form of nature... Beautiful nature. I long to come back and hope to visit another destination spot in Palawan such as El Nido and Puerto Prinsesa that is something I am looking forward to.
Thank you to the group of tour guide who accompanied us took good care of us and had a lot of laughter's with their sense of humor to ease away the scaredness within each one of us while on the boat :) and the different accommodating staff from the different accommodations we stayed on their hospitality showed what Filipinos really are may it be local or foreign travelers.
And of course to my #TeamByaherosMNL first time to have the tour with them and I believe though we all collide looking forward to our next adventure! ^_^
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