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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Malcapuya Island: Coron, Palawan

During our second day of island hopping in Coron, we went to Malcapuya Island about an hour and a half away from the port located near Coron market. We arrived there at about 10:00 AM enough to spend most of the day walking around the island which also has a viewing deck at the almost 50 feet hill wherein you’ll see the surrounding view from the island.

We briefly rested, while looking further towards the sea, it was the kind of place where one does not need the right set of eyes to easily see the beauty of our country. While the view from Malcapuya island only represent a part of the Philippines.

I know that this kind of place exists all over our archipelago, which in turn lights up my desire to do further travelling in the near future. But right there, I was thinking, while at Malcapuya, I’ve nothing else to worry but enjoy our stay there.

The place was inhabited by caretakers as I understand that it is a private island owned by some lucky bastard. If I win myself a huge lottery jackpot, I'd be buying myself my own island as well. 

How I wish we could set up camp and spend overnight in the place. I just made do with practicing my underwater swimming, using the snorkling gear I was able to see every shells, sand dunes below the crystal clear waters, I then wore my lifevest and I was able to see more corals further down the sea.

I can’t say anything bad about the place really, except maybe it has no wi-fi internet haha. Everything are just perfect.

Who said something about coming back to this place? I guess that would be me. As I write this back in the real world, the big city, traffic, going to work 5 days a week, the normal problems that I encounter every day, I am glad that knowing that in the near future I’d reward myself with something like an experience in this kind of place, nothing inspires me more.

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Meg said...

Have you met the dogs there? They are adorable... =)

Markyramone said...

Hi Meg, yes two black dogs, how I wish my dog would also live near the beach, lucky dogs they were.

Experience Philippines said...

Very nice photos . Camping overnight is a great idea.

Gino said...

We were in Coron Feb 1 to 4, 2010. We didn't make it to Malcapuya Island. That'll be for another time. But we had an awesome time in Coron and its surrounding islands.

Jennie said...

You really missed something, Gino. Had a visit last December. Malcapuya is said to be the Boracay of Palawan. Well, Coron and Busuanga are worth a second and even third visits... Maybe next time, right?

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Anonymous said...

hey, your pictures look amazing. my friend and i are planning on going to coron in june and would love to visit malcapuya. can you hire any boat to take you there? do you know how much i can expect to pay? also can you suggest a place to stay in coron? appreciate any advice you can offer! thanks

Markyramone said...

Yeah, there are boats aplenty to take you island hopping for your DIY trip...SeaDive resort near the town market is reasonably priced at 800-1k / night for 2-3 persons.

Anonymous said...

How much is the entrance fee?

Markyramone said...

yun lng may entrance na 200.00

patrick said...

Coron, Palawan has really a lot to offer to local tourists and foreigners as well. The island is nice as seen in the photos.

Malditang "Kura"cha said...

Muka talaga nga daw bora ang Malcapuya minus the crowd and the noise. I've never been to bora kaya I can't compare the sand. Pero mas prefer ko talaga sa tahimik na beach. =)

if anyone is in need of a contact # of a boatman in Coron I would recommend kuya Jason - 09085053687

I hope you don't mind markyramone. Sabi ko kasi sa boatman namin tutulungan ko talaga siya makahanap ng customers.. hihihi! thanks!

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