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- This was first in the itinerary of our Joiners Coron Island Super Ultimate Tour. We were here on Wed, May 17, around 9AM, just in time to join the crowd as our tour boat was already one of many. Before reaching Kayangan Lake, everyone first had to get off the boat which docked at beautiful Coron Bay, walk a few metres on the wooden boardwalk then hike up a staircase and queue to have souvenir photos taken at the viewdeck overlooking Coron Bay and the "parked" tour boats. My family had to play catch-up to our tour group here because aside from being the last ones off the boat, one of our seniors (age 74) suddenly decided to stay behind and sit on a bench at one of the huts near the base of the staircase. Our other senior (age 76) went with us but had to take frequent breaks during the hike. By the time we neared the top of the staircase, our tour group was way ahead of us and almost at the front of the queue. We were ushered forward by our guide and asked to take off our life vests and leave our bag at the designated spot. Moving to the rear of our tour group, we watched as people quickly posed for solo, couple or group photos while tour guides served as photographers using guests' own phones. They did this very efficiently, everything was done in a couple of mins! The guides knew how to frame the shot and even gave pointers on how to pose. After this mandatory photo op, we put our life vests back on, gathered our belongings then continued down the opposite stairs to reach the most stunning lagoon ever. Our guide steered us to the left side, almost to the edge of the J-shaped wooden boardwalk, where we piled our bag, hats and whatever else we didn't want to get wet. We jumped in the deep turquoise waters while our senior opted to use a wooden ladder instead. We did a little snorkeling but soon took our snorkels and masks off. We mostly just bobbed on the surface and admired the view around us and the underwater cliffs below us. We later found a big rough rock to stand on. We were in the water for 25 mins. Our guide signaled when it was time to head back to the boat. As we were walking, I grabbed the chance to ask our guide take a group photo at the boardwalk with the lagoon as background. Most people were considerate enough to give us space during this quick photo op. Our tour boat was at Kayangan Lake for about 1.5 hours.Written 19 August 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This was sixth and last in the itinerary of our Joiners Coron Island Super Ultimate Tour with Calamian Islands Travel and Tours on Wed, May 17. We were here around 3:30PM. Our tour boat stopped in the outer lagoon some distance away from the rock arch access. Our guide Long then informed everyone that the only options to reach the inner lagoon were to either kayak or swim. Since we rented a 3-person crystal kayak (P1500) for the day, the decision was made for us, we would go kayaking. For our two seniors (mid-70s), swimming to the inner lagoon was too physically demanding and both decided to stay on the boat.
Once again, I sat in the middle of the crystal kayak while my son and my husband occupied the front and rear, respectively. My two paddlers did a good job and were able to manoeuvre our kayak beneath the low rock arch without a hitch. It was an adventure passing underneath this natural arch and I got it all on video. I noticed in the video that we instinctively ducked our heads as we were passing through because it looked like we might bang our heads if we didn't do so--the arch ceiling seemed a bit too low for comfort. A friend told me that when her family went on a private tour, their guide made them float face up single file, holding onto the feet of the person ahead of them, while he slowly pulled them using a life ring underneath the rock arch. It's plain that we both visited Twin Lagoon during low tide. If it were high tide, the kayak would be useless as the water would submerge the arch ceiling. No wonder there are wooden ladders on both sides of the rock arch. During high tide, visitors are expected to climb over the arch to reach the inner lagoon. From the looks of it, obviously not for the faint of heart.
Anyway, we kayaked around the lagoon and I was able to take photos and videos of our secluded surroundings. One of the boat crew members on another kayak offered to take our photo so I handed the action camera to him. We were getting ready to return to the tour boat when, to our surprise, we saw our two seniors in the water with our guide Del. Both were calmly holding onto a life ring while Del casually pulled them around. Our tour boat stayed here at Twin Lagoon for about an hour before it was time to return to Coron Town dock.Written 22 August 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We did Joiners Coron Island Super Ultimate Tour with Calamian Islands Travel and Tours on Wed, May 17, and Barracuda Lake was our second stop. The small dock was already packed with tour boats when our boat arrived before 11AM. Our guide announced that our boat cannot get any closer and we have to swim our way here. Boat crew helped everyone go down the boat ladder to the water. Some of us swam while some got pulled by boat crew towards the stone steps. Once on the boardwalk, we then have to climb up and down the wooden stairs single file to reach the platform to Barracuda Lake. The narrow stairs here were built over the rocks, certainly not for the faint at heart, and some steps have old tire treads on them for added safety. Both our seniors (mid-70s) were able to manage the stairs but one of them chose to just sit on a bench when we reached the small wooden platform. To get in the water, one could jump or use the short wooden ladder which have no hand rails. We saw our other senior in the water holding on to a life ring being pulled by our guide and later found her in the shade of a rock overhang, standing on a big rough rock while holding on to the overhang. My family did a little snorkeling here and took videos of the rock formations. When our guide Del noticed we brought an action camera, he joined us and gave us pointers on underwater videos. He suggested that my husband take off his vest and dive next to the rocks while he took underwater videos of him. Del then volunteered to pull each of us a few meters below the surface so we could capture solo videos of us surfacing the water, sort of pretend freediving. Since we were wearing life vests, once he let go, we immediately floated to the surface. I made the mistake of doing a frog kick and it didn't look flattering. Apparently, the thing to remember was to keep the feet together, pointed down, and to not kick. The clear deep waters and rock formations here are indeed perfect for freediving photos and videos. Best to use fins though. We were in the water for about 30 mins before we had to return to the boat. Wish we could have stayed longer.Written 20 August 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We took the 720 step challenge to climb to the Mount Tapyas Viewpoint. It is recommended that you do it either early in the morning or later in the evening. We started our climb at 4:30pm, and it was still 87F with high humidity, but we wanted to do it and get back to our hotel before it got dark. You'll want to take advantage of the many rest stops along the way, and bring a good sized bottle of water or Gatorade on your way up. It is worth the sweat and sore legs to make it to the top, as you can see the entire town of Coron and the surrounding islands. Not recommended for people who have heart or breathing issues.Written 10 August 2023
- Nice amazing place i want to injoy myngamily and friends also relatives because of very beautifull placeWritten 6 August 2023
- We did Joiners Island Escapade Tour (P1700/person) with Calamian Islands Travel and Tours on Thu, May 18, and Malcapuya Island was our first stop. The island was some distance away and the boat trip took about 1.5 hours. We got here before 10:30AM. The beach is a short trek across the island from the boat docking area. There are no directional signs, just a dirt trail to follow. Pretty soon the scenery changes to tall coconut trees, white picnic tents, sand, sea and sky. The boat crew led our tour group to the tents on the left side. My group of five (three adults and two seniors, mid-70s) picked the tent that was closest to the fresh "buko" (young coconut) stand. Toilet facilities are conveniently located along the beach--two rustic toilet rooms equipped with pour-flush toilet, "tabo" (dipper) and "timba" (water bucket).
The beach here at Malcapuya Island is absolutely world-class! Powdery white sand, clear blue waters... a tropical paradise! As I was admiring the top-notch scenery and taking photos, young boat crew member Nelson offered to take photos so my son went with him for a beach photo shoot. Next on the agenda was the boat-pulled (P100/person) snorkeling activity. Since my family of 3 signed up for it back at Coron town dock, we got ready with snorkels and masks and followed our guide Jigs to the beach. Jigs was not happy with the small boat operator for taking a different group just as we arrived on the island. He said our tour group should have been prioritized due to a long-standing arrangement. The boat returned to shore around 11AM and we were asked to hold on to ropes that were horizontally attached to the outriggers. We were pulled slowly in the water and were soon looking at different corals and fish beneath us. At one point the boat stopped so we could do fish feeding. I wasn't expecting so many hungry fish to converge on a cracker I was holding and demolish it in a matter of seconds. It was such a cool experience! We quickly realized that the black fish bites. Our fingers definitely felt a nibble or two from these critters. The fish feeding made our day. We were at it for maybe 5 mins and then we continued our easy and lazy snorkeling all the way back to shore.
While the boat crew was busy getting the buffet table ready, we went to buy some fresh "buko" (P50 each). The vendor expertly cut the young coconuts--he did it so quickly that by the time I brought out my phone to take a video he was already passing them around. A bald, old man joined us and insisted that I take a photo of him with my husband while they each held a "buko." I didn't want to but finally took one photo just to appease this stranger. No idea who he was, probably saw himself as a local celebrity, but the encounter was really weird.
Our buffet spread this time consisted of grilled "tulingan" (bullet tuna), grilled pork, mixed vegetables, sauteed shrimps, cucumber salad, "ensaladang lato" (seaweed salad), steamed rice, cut watermelon and ripe papaya and bottles of cold water. While we enjoyed our lunch, a young mongrel dog wandered into our tent and kept making those puppy-dog eyes so we gave him some pork scraps from our plates.
Overheard someone from our tour group loudly complaining to our guide about the small boat. She brought small kids and was apparently expecting a glass bottom boat ride. An unrealistic expectation as our guide never said anything about a glass bottom boat ride. But a good business idea for Calamian Islands Travel and Tours to consider for Malcapuya Island. By the time we finished lunch, we were only able to fit in a quick "human drone" video shoot with Nelson and then we all had to return to the tour boat. Wish we could have stayed longer in beautiful Malcapuya Island. We left around 12:55PM.Written 29 August 2023
- This was third in the itinerary of our Joiners Coron Island Super Ultimate Tour with Calamian Islands Travel and Tours. We were here at Twin Peaks Coral Garden on Wed, May 17, at noon. Snorkeling is a must so those without snorkel and mask are out of luck. Those without gear can only stay in the water near the boat ladder, like our two seniors (mid-70s). An action camera is highly recommended. In the water, our tour group was divided into maybe 3 or 4 small groups. A boat crew member (I didn't get his name) acted as our human sea scooter and underwater videographer while we held onto a life vest he was pulling--it was human-propelled lazy snorkeling at its best. It was not even necessary to do leg kicks so we basically floated on the surface being gently pulled above the coral reef. A mother-and-daughter duo in our tour group didn't know how to swim and they were able to join the snorkeling activity. The underwater scenery at Twin Peaks Coral Garden was awesome. We saw giant clams, lots of different corals and fish. We saw Nemo and his dad (clownfishes) hiding in sea anemones. The snorkeling experience was exhilarating and unforgettable. We snorkeled like this for about 10 mins. Afterwards we were pulled back to the boat where we bobbed around next to the outrigger until it was time to get back on board.Written 21 August 2023
- The hot springs are very pricey. The water is obviously very hot. You don‘t really have anything else there than this hot water. We had the luck, that it started raining while we were there which was very cool to see. We still didn‘t stay that long there.Written 12 September 2023
- So many fantastic shipwrecks to explore. Shoutout to Neptune Dive Center esp to Tom, Glen, Ronaldo and Patrick for their guidance and expertise in all those 9 dives I did in my vacation in Coron! Need to be back!Written 24 April 2023
- We enjoyed a little picnic and a lazy afternoon on this pretty island. We did not do snorkelling this time and just enjoyed our time on the beach. My husband bought some beer at the shop. They seemed to have a good selection of snacks.Written 7 December 2022
- This place is amazing! The pictures don't lie. It looks so nice in person. Even better than the Instagram posts.Written 4 February 2023
- This is the lunch stop on a day tour. The food is prepared on board as the guests enjoy the stops and i's a lovely feast with under cover tables and benches to avoid wet weather. The beach itself is shallow and sandy and it's the entrance for kayaks going around the corner to the great cove.Written 23 September 2022
- This was third and last in the day's itinerary during our Joiners Island Escapade Tour (P1700/person) with Calamian Islands Travel and Tours. We arrived around 2:50PM on Thu, May 18, and several tour boats were already anchored here. Boat crew helped everyone go down the boat ladder to the water and we all had to wade in waist-high water to get to shore. With the sandbar and northern tip of Malaroyroy Island as our scenic background, our guide Jigs tried his hand on creating a fun "human drone" video for my family. We didn't get to explore the small island because one of our seniors (mid-70s) was a bit unsteady on her feet. We spent our entire time at the southern portion of the small island just posing for and taking photos. Highly recommend wearing aqua shoes or rubber sandals here in order to comfortably walk on some rocky outcrop. Our tour boat stayed here at Bulog Dos Island for about an hour before it was time to return to Coron Town dock.Written 31 August 2023
- There's not a lot of sites you can snorkel over a wreck. If you can dive 5 metres, you can even get to it. A good stop on your tour.Written 15 July 2019
- Very very small beach with a few huts there for you to have your lunch.
But it is very lovely and has beautiful White Sands and Crystal clear waters. Great place to just chill for an hour after having your lunch!
Wouldn’t recommend to come here just for the sightseeing but apparently the snorkeling here is not too badWritten 4 May 2023
Frequently Asked Questions about Coron
- The best day trips from Coron according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Coron Island Tour A (Shared Tour)
- Coron Palawan Snorkeling & Island Hopping Tour (Private)
- Coron Ultimate Tour - Full Day Group Tour w/ Lunch
- Coron Island Hopping Tour: via Private Speedboat
- Coron Ditaytayan Island Escapade w/ Lunch (Full Day)
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