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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Coron, Palawan: Chasing Beaches

We spent 2 days island hopping in Coron, Palawan around the Calamian group of islands, which included a trip to paradise-like Kayangan Lake and went snorkeling in coral laden areas like Siete Picados, an area surrounded by 7 small rocky islands and in betweens are one of the best snorkeling sites in the region where visitors can feed fishes with bread and watch them race each other for the plum. The corals are richly visible as the water is crystal clear and among the best one will ever swim into.



Twin peaks, just like Siete Picados is a snorkeling area between two small island which goes from shallow to deep waters with a rich and dynamic collection of coral reefs which can be clearly seen altogether with the different kinds of fish and other sea creatures. Our exploration went throughout the whole morning, afterward we had lunch at Atwayan beach, located on another island in the region.


It seems like everywhere you go around Coron one can easily spot a picturesque sight. Atwayan beach is no different with its ultra clear blue waters surrounded by greens, coconut trees, nipa huts by the shore, makes you want to jump right in to the water and gorge on a leisurely swim. After we settled on a small nipa hut we feasted on grilled fish, pork adobo with tomatoes and rice.


Next on our list is another island known as CYC beach or the Coron Youth Club, white sands, clear waters, amazing view, what’s new on this part of the Philippines? I wonder aloud, reminding myself to expect being awed at whatever I will see next.


We went for a short swim, took silly pictures including a jumping by the beach pose, which I thought to be a silly thing to do before, still thinks its silly now but who cares, anyway.



Then after CYC beach, we headed to the twin lagoon, too bad we didn't have an underwater camera. It is called Twin lagoon because it consists of two lakes divided by a passageway wherein one would go under a bridge composed of rocks to go to the other lagoon.

- on the way to the Twin Lagoon


There were many visitors aside from us at Twin Lagoon, it was an awesome sight looking at scores of people wearing orange life jackets illuminating against the sunlight and the crystal clear lake. Looking underwater ahead, one can see sets of feet kicking against clear deep blue waters.


Over-all it was a totally unreal and wonderful memory that will provide me with beautiful images as time goes on and will then light up a fire in my desire to travel more, thus giving me more reasons to come back in the future.

The next day, we went to Malcapuya Island.

1 comments:

Jam Santos said...

i will always choose coron over boracay over and over again. <3

do visit my site when you have time :)
http://diaryofamodernmariaclara.blogspot.com/

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