Kayangan Lake: Coron, Palawan

Kayangan Lake, found in Coron Island north of Palawan is said to be among the cleanest lake in Asia. Surrounded by rocky mountains and lush green trees, it paints an image  one used to see only in postcards and movies. If you're expecting the best the great outdoors can offer, then you cannot be more correct. The path to Kayangan lake itself already gift you with a jaw-dropping view of the Calamianes archipelago.

Ria Jose

The first stop on our Day 1 of Island hopping around Coron and the Calamian group of islands is Kayangan lake. After 30 minutes of boat ride we reached an entrance separated by two islands and up ahead is the island where the lake can be found. I saw other boats neatly docked over a fusion of green and blue waters while some stilt nipa huts are rooted quietly on the side of the island projects a simple island living.

Desa Tayting

Going to the lake, you’ll have to climb about 50 steps wherein you will pass by an opening to a small cave and opposite of the cave one will see this magnificent view of Coron cove.

Jill Munion

Then after walking down about 30 steps, you’ll see the lake, which then leaves you in awe and thinking “what the hell I've been doing before, and I’m just seeing this right now”. Still, I thanked my good karma for finally bringing me there and seeing it now (at last) with my own eyes. It was such a dream-like with the lake laid out in front of me as if saying “welcome to paradise”.

Kayangan Lake

The lake water is very deep, unless you’re Michael Phelps you need a life vest, a snorkel gear to be able to enjoy your swim as the crystal clear lake waters. It was so crystalline you'll have at least 10 meter visibility. The lake water is a mixture of salt and fresh water.

Marianne Londres and Marky Ramone Go

I wanted to stay there for a day, couple of days or more. Our guide told us that further ahead of the lake lies a Japanese WWII submarine wreckage but one needs scuba equipment to be able to see it. Another reason to come back perhaps, but with or without submarine wreckage, the place itself is a huge reason for me to start planning on coming back.

Ria Jose

Till next time Kayangan Lake. I will be back.