my last weekend’s trip to busuanga island (coron), palawan was definitely a blast and an experience worth keeping. thanks for the Philippine Agricultural Journalists, Inc for giving as an award with a cash prize which enables us to travel to palawan. see story here.
thou, its a ‘short time’ since we arrived at coron sunday noon and left tuesday morning, still we managed to explore the place.
we stayed in a lodge located at sitio maricaban, an hour away from coron townproper, where me and my colleagues experienced a ‘real’ seaside life. the lodge is not so extravagant but with the service and hospitability they offered, sure it was worth it…
since we arrived late noon on our first day, ate vicky hefti who is also the owner of the lodge (check it here for their site), toured us around sitio maricaban. we went to an island (forgot the name, sorry) that only a few people live and we felt like we were in a private island and we own the place… hehe… so we enjoyed the place.
after enjoying a dip and a little posing at the place ate vicky took us to another spot where mangroves are everywhere. grabe, the place was so amazing, especially when we saw different hues painting infront of us.
so after are eyes were being satisfied, our stomachs were also filled in with delicious meal, wel of course, seafood as our main dish… hehe
first day was a stressed-but-fun filled day.
for our second day, since this is our most awaited day, our sked was full packed. so as early as 6am everyone was ready and had a heavy bfast meal, wel this is also to fulpacked our energy since there were many activity line ups and places to visit. first hour was a good start. we took pics under a shed with a very catchy lines…
we also saw herds of cow in our way to coron.
moving on, ate vicky took us to coron town proper, where we were able to buy additional seafoods for our lunch then we took off on a boat and went to see siete pecados or the seven islands. this is the first hot spot that we saw.
siete pecados is more of rock formations that is located in the middle of the sea. after siete pecados we already got to kayangan lake. going to kayangan lake, for me, is actually the best part of our tour. this is indeed a literally ‘hot’ spot. but before we were able to got into the lake we have to climb a 45 degree mountain with more or less 150 steps. the cliche ‘hirap bago sarap’ is indeed applicable to this place. hehe.
again, we were able to enjoy the place, since there were only few people dipping in the deep blue waters. i know i am not a swimmer but i managed to swim around, with my lifejacket on of course and whew thank God, the water was calm or has no current. hehe!
trust me, the water is so deep that i cant even stand on my feet on the ground.
we really had a fun-some dip in the lake that we forgot to eat our lunch on time. so we ate at almost 2 pm. nvrtheless we still enjoyed our food…
so that’s the kayangan experience.
after lunch we headed to the maquinit hot spring. the water is really really hot, like burning hot, that you can even boil an egg and have it cooked. hehe… since its hot, many claimed that its therapeutic. so to experience this therapeutic thing we took the risk of dipping the 38 to 45 degrees hot spring.
there you have it guys, see we just had a short time-fun time at busuanga (coron), palawan. hopefully i will still be able to come back to this place since we didnt have a chance to visit the calauit island, considered as the little safari.
leaving you again with these photos…
A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. ~Henry David Thoreau