Coron, Palawan: Chasing Beaches

August 29, 2009
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.

Levy Amosin

Maquinit Hot Springs, Coron, Palawan

August 27, 2009
Another place one should visit while in Coron, Palawan is the Maquinit Hot Springs. It is located in the hillside part of Coron, about 25 minutes from the town center. Visitors will be enchanted by a pool filled with salt water coming from the bottom of the nearby mountain. It is said to come from an underground volcano thus explaining why the water’s temperature ranges from 38-40 degree Celsius.

Mia Panlilio

Coron, Palawan: “Town & Country”

August 26, 2009
Coron is the center of economic and tourist activity in Busuanga, Palawan. It serves as the sail-off place for island hopping throughout the rest of the Calamian group of Islands. One of the main attraction of the town is Mount Tapyas. The view from its peak gives you a wonderful view of the town below. One can clearly see the nearby islands, hillside roads, boats and ships on the horizon and the people living their simple lives. It is a wonderful setting we big city dwellers could only envy and save up to experience for a few days in between our daily grind climbing the corporate ladder. 

Christian Sangoyo

Bullets over Busuanga, Palawan

August 25, 2009
August 20, 2009: we flew aboard a Cebu Pacific propeller plane to Busuanga, Palawan planning to do nothing but to explore around Coron town and the rest of the Calamian Group of Islands. The place is about an hour of flying away from Manila. I was barely falling asleep when I heard the plane’s captain telling us that we’re about to land at Busuanga airport, then I looked out the window and saw nothing but these beautiful island formations, blue waters, visible shorelines and reefs. “Putang ina ang ganda” is all I can mutter to myself.

Marianne Londres