In the recent years, Coron has become a must-visit destination not only for Filipinos but also foreign tourists who want to relax, unwind, and enjoy breathtaking land and seascapes.
An island that lies off the coast of Palawan, Coron has stunning rock formations, pristine white sand beaches, and is home to one of the cleanest lakes in the Philippines.
Plan ahead and make sure to make time for some of these destinations in Coron.
The iconic image of an enormous limestone amidst emerald and bluish waters that always pops up whenever you search for Coron in search engines, is near Kayangan Lake.
Once the boat docks, visitors are greeted by teardrop-like limestone formations and waters as blue as the sky. Climb up the stairs to get a glimpse of the iconic image of Coron splashed on magazines, search engines, and postcards.
The view is not the only draw of Kayangan Lake, the lake itself is just as beautiful as its vistas. Kayangan Lake is one of the cleanest lakes in the country, and is a mix of fresh and sea water which makes it unique.
The emerald-bluish tinge of the lake is deceptively shallow – you can get a glimpse of the bottom – but once you dive in, the waters will swallow you whole.
Palawan does not run out of fine, white sand beaches and Malcapuya Island in Coron is one of them. The fine white sand on the island is perfect for a lazy day on the beach. Sink your feet into its powdery white sand and cool down in its turquoise waters.
The Twin Lagoon is one of the many beautiful lagoons in Coron. This masterpiece of nature has two lagoons, one where boats dock and another where tourists swim in.
To get to the other lagoon, visitors need to either swim under an opening or climb up makeshift stairs and jump into the lagoon. The lagoons are embraced by towering limestone formations. The mix of warm and cold waters of the lagoon adds to its mystique.
Barracuda Lake got its moniker from the lone barracuda swimming in its depths. Although it does not bother tourists wading in the waters, the presence of a barracuda gives the lake an extra oomph. The placid and emerald-tinged waters that are flanked by limestone will make any nature buff swoon.
Sunken Japanese Wrecks
A trip to Coron would be incomplete without a dive or snorkel to see the many wrecks in its waters.
The Japanese shipwrecks in Coron are accessible to both experienced and novice divers, making them an ideal place to see corals and all sorts of marine life living on a dead ship.
Swim through decaying iron and look into broken rooms with corals sprouting from its body as you dive the Japanese shipwrecks in Coron.
Coron is only a part of the island of Palawan, but you can already experience many natural wonders in this island paradise.