5 MOST ICONIC Spots You MUST SEE in Coron, Philippines
Good morning, it is just before 7:00 a.m. here in Coron
and I'm heading down into town to grab a private boat
to go explore Coron Island at some of the lakes.
I booked a boat yesterday from the main public area
where you go down and you negotiate prices
and there's the old market right there and so
I'm gonna go down pick that boat up because
I've been told that there is a ton of tour groups
that run out to these islands that run out to these lakes
and these beautiful locations, so I'm gonna try to beat
the crowds and get out there and get a few views for myself
anyway we'll see what happens.
Seven o'clock hopefully at 7:30 departure
let's go explore Coron Coron pnes right up there with El Nido
as the most popular destination in Palawan,
the absolute paradise of a province on the western side of the
Philippines, after a five-day trip with Tao I only had 48 hours
to explore the area and I took up half of that time yesterday
diving the Japanese warships of world war II.
So today I set out to experience some of the most iconic attractions
just offshore very interesting set up her own town
as a whole of the town here but then sitting out on this giant
dirt looks like a parking lot it's the Old Market and that's where
we need to come to get to all the food for the bow.
If you get a private boat you gotta go over to the market
and get all your food that you want before you get on that
on the boat for the expedition, if you're in a group tour
they provide all the lunches at most places for you,
so in order to go on a private boat I'm gonna go over here
grab some vegetables, I think and just a few little things
few little snacks for the expedition
As far as boat tours going Coron there's a ton of different operators
and you can negotiate price right here at the market
where the captains start each morning, you can jump on a group tour
starting at about 20 bucks which usually includes food and snorkel gear,
but I decided to rent a private boat for the day to take my time
and go where I wanted, for this option a negotiated price
of about fifty US dollars, okay and that is the public market,
so I got some groceries ready to head out to the boat
and we're gonna head out into the waters that was a cool experience
though it is bustling this morning all of the different tour operators
are going to get their local fish their veg all the stuff they need
for their trips,
you just cruise around and grab whatever you want pretty nice,
I just waiting on Coast Guard now are you gonna with step
by Coast Guard then you can go right these are all the boys
weigh in waiting to get their boats certified you go to go out of the sea.
our first goal for the day is to visit what's said to be the cleanest
and clearest lake in all of Asia, a bold statement to say the least
that I had to come see for myself
Wow this is beautiful!
I'm not the first one here but definitely beat the groups
and it is absolutely stunning unbelievable vibrant
gatorade green you can see right down to the bottom
jagged cliffs behind just a few people out here snorkeling
hanging out on the dock, this is incredible!
This is one of those one of those items that when you see it firsthand
it is a gold complete, it's a dream come true and this absolutely lives up
to the hype and I'm here early enough to enjoy it
relatively by myself,
9:30 and place is packed absolutely packed panic kills a little bit
of the allure still beautiful these little needle fish or pencil fish
swimming around everywhere a lot of still beautiful there's just a ton
of orange jackets or am a lot
The next stop on our voyage is to another famous spot called
the Twin Lagoons, two absolutely breathtaking shell of saltwater lagoons
that are connected by an underwater channel and narrow rock pathway
and this is Twin Lagoons you see one side over there, one side over here,
absolutely incredible and if you're lucky when everybody goes off
to lunch you get the place relatively to yourself, there's not huge tour groups
and it is beautiful.
One of the best aspects of choosing the private tour is that
when you get hungry you can just stop whenever and wherever,
my boat captain recommended a quiet little place away from the groups
and we just pulled over to eat all right just stop that up
why I'm Beach for lunch and this is a quiet little spot,
it looks like there's a ton of different beaches along the way
outside the lagoons you go past Beach 91, Smith Beach
and a few other small little beaches and this is called a lion Beach
and there isn't many boats here it's a pretty calm cool a bunch of locals
sitting under the shade, okay chop up some vegetables and have some lunch
We chopped up some of the vegetables I got from the market
that morning, steamed them quick on the onboard stovetop,
grab a fresh coconut from a little vendor on the beach,
and that's lunch!
Delicious meal just here at the beach so
I'm gonna untie and make one more stop: Barracuda Lake,
if there's not a ton of people the lunch hour is the best time
to visit some of these places with the guys were saying
but now we're gonna go check it out Barracuda Lake,
one more stop on this little expedition.
Barracuda Lake I'm told is normally the least crowded of the three stops,
most groups skip this spot because to experience its true uniqueness
you really need to scuba dive, it's actually a brackish Lake,
which means it's a mix of salt and fresh water,
I'm told that until you reach about 14 meters down it's a cool clear freshwater
and then after that it turns into a warm saltwater.
Unfortunately I was pressed for time so I just explored
the incredible underwater rock formations
and met the little creatures who call this Lake home,
but despite the name I didn't spot any barracudas
no barracudas to be seen yet but I mean beautiful Lake!
beautiful stones, very nice!
Just made it back in a Coron Town.
That was a beautiful day, absolutely beautiful!
Now I am back just in time to try to hike up to the peak
to watch sunset back on dry land I rush up the 700-plus steps
to mountaintop, yes for sunset and to get a nice view of town from above,
try to make it up to the Coron sign in time, there's a huge crowd,
tons of vans just coming off the bola try to make it up that's all
any closer our campus well, Oh fair ...
I mean plugging a sprint I mean it, it's a Christ statue
- one pick on milky obstacle
After this beautiful sunset it's time to go one more stop for the day.
I'm a little sweaty tastes like salt but one more stop something relaxing:
we're gonna go to the hot springs
They lock me in just in time so it was close
they let me in people party in here but Maquinit
is one of the very few saltwater hot springs in the world,
it's a 30-minute tricycle ride from the town proper of Coron,
along a rough and curvy road,
it's said that the water gets heated by a volcano and springs up
into the two tier fool all surrounded by a cool wooded area
dotted with picnic tables and some relaxing mood lighting,
the water is pretty hot so coming at night when it's a little cooler outside
was a good choice, I'm just glad I was able to sneak in last minute
and it was a great spot to finish a perfect day here in Coron!
All right, that is it from my long day, amazing day here in Coron,
got to see some of the lagoons got to do some swimming
I see a sunset, it's beautiful and finish it all off the hot spring,
don't ask for a better day so I hope you guys liked the video
I feel weird because it's a beautiful lake there's a ton of people there
and I love the innocence and especially the Filipino travelers
who are just so happy they're just kicking around
in their orange jump jumpsuits jump vests swim
vest safety vest and I appreciate the innocence
I am definitely tainted and I want things all to myself
I want seclusion I want the unknown
and sometimes you just have to stop
and appreciate something for what it is
Hopefully it doesn't have any long lasting damage on the environment
and all those other things but just appreciate the moment
so sometimes it's difficult I got to remind myself
5 ICONIC SPOTS IN CORON