short taym… a busuanga island (coron), palawan experience

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.

PAJ Binhi Awards 2010

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…

this is where we stayed...

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.

island in maricaban

of course had some pose wd my friend ev

wd colleagues...

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.

a picture painting

mangroves' reflection

...and more mangroves.

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

crabs, and many more.

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…

"waiting for something"

"waiting for nothing"

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

me and ella pointing one of the 7 islands... hehe

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.

d group b4 d entry point of the lake

breathtaking view of where we ducked

the steps that took our breath away

...and of course, the lake.

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!

me, trying to swim

again, d group!

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…

seafood diet - i eat what i see hehe

lunch at a floating cottage

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.

hot tub hehe...

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.

btw, thanks to miss n and ac for the tips. twas indeed helpful. for more info about busuanga island (coron), palawan, check this.

leaving you again with these photos…

boatful experience

private island

view from the top

to a seaside life

on ducked

blue lagoon

burnt me, signing off...

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

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79 thoughts on “short taym… a busuanga island (coron), palawan experience

  1. base!! 🙂

    • wow ang bilis mo naman lensky… hehe heksited…

      • oo naman, ilang minuto palang nakita ko sa fb, punta na agad sa blog mo.. hehehe

        • hahhaa… galing… bilib na ako sa bilis mo lensky… btw, kunin ko na contacts mo since il be on trip mon gang thursday… tapos thursday byahe na nmn to thailand… wee…. hehe

          may mapupuntahan na ba jan?

          • sa mapupuntahan yhensky madami, kaso baka kulangin araw nyu.. ok naman na yung floating market nyu diba? tapos libot libot kayu sa gabi, i know some places na malilibutan sa gabi, sana ma meet ko kayu punta tayu.. hehe

            sige pm ko nalang seo # ko, how can i call u yhensky?

            • yup pm mo s fb ko neh?

              cguro bibili km ng sim jan tapos ako nlng cocontact xau… ehehe

              actually wala p kmng reservation sa hotel… bhala na…

              san b mgndang kumuha ng hotel?

              • ay, i tot merun na kayung hotel? yung silom? i have my friend nag bobook sa hotel but ewan ko kung gustu nyu? 1200 per nyt yhensky.. peru mas mababa yung nahanap nyu? asan nayun?

                • iniicp nmn pag dating nlng nmn jan… bahala na… kinuha nmn namin ung adress nung hotel… hehe…

                  • aahh, ok.. sige na pm kona # ko, call me nalang yhensky!!

                    welcome sa Thailand! hehehe

                    • nasave ko na number mo lensky… hehe…

                      bsta sos nlng km xau pag nawawala na km… haha…

                      hope to c u der… 😉

  2. yhensky, grabe naiingat naman ako seo, ang gala mo naman ng bongga! ang sarap naman jan, sobrang ganda ng place, ang sarap pa mag swimming oh! ang linaw ng tubig kita kasi legs mu eh, sobrang linaw talaga, yan ang like ko, kasi mahilig akong mag swimming tamang tama, shaks kaka inngit talaga,, natalo mo ako sa pagkagala ng bongga!!

    saka mukhang masarap mga seafoods jan noh? anu yung green sa plate? yunh blak adobong pusit diba? saka lumpia? anu yung green..? ( sorry tanga lang.. hehehe )

    hays ayun lang, sobrang na appreciate ko talaga yung place nayan, ang ganda sa paningin, at sobrang kakaenjoy atang puntahan! 🙂

    yey, sabi kona base ako weh.. hehehe

    next destination….. THAILAND! 🙂

    • hehehe…

      dahil base ka… congratulations… hehe…

      nwei, yup sobrang linaw talaga ng tubig jan lensky… and if ur a swimmer or diver maaapreciate mo talaga ung lugar kc may marine life pa… para ka lang nakikilangoy wd the fishes in the ocean…. hehe…

      ung green eh seaweed un… tawag nila dun eh lato but in ilocos we call it ar arusip… hehe…

      pag uwi mo magbook ka na ng trip to coron.. i can gve u d contact details ng tinuluyan nmn… sobrang sakto lang siya magpresyo promise… hehe…

      nwei, go for thailand na ito… wee… hehe

  3. wow!! ang ganda talaga ng place na yan!1 (( inggit mode))

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  5. Thanks for sharing, really like your view. Waiting for some more great articles like this from you in the coming days.

  6. perstaym ko po dito, ang ganda po ng pinuntahan niyong place. sa DA po ba kayo work? Be blessed po.

  7. hisnameisdencios

    Lahat captivating (including your face photos, of course). the experience is priceless. just want to comment on mangroves na very much important sa ating wildlife at nature sustainability. sana mas maprotektahan.

    • hehehe thanks so much papa dence…

      tama ka jan priceless talaga… ung mga ganitong lugar, ito ung tym na magkakaroon ka talaga ng connection sa nature..

      galing nga ng mangroves dun… as in papa dence isang dertso un na puro mangroves… ang ganda talaga…

  8. aba ang galing tlaga ng mga taga philrice devcom… congratz sa bago nyong award!!! at syempre hindi rin matatawaran yong experience. ang ganda ng place.

    • salamat kuya eli…

      korekness… ang ganda talaga ng lugar…

      wa akong masay…

  9. every time na may ganito kang vacation ate, sobrang naiingit talaga ako hehe..
    inggit na sana may pagkakataon din ako na mapuntahan ung mga napupuntahan mo.
    ng makita ko rin ang ganda ng pilipinas, wala din kasi akong province kaya mas lalo akong naiingit haha..walang akong pedeng dalawin o pagbakasyunan kaya pag may pagkakataon ako sumasabit ako sa obang tropa hehe..pinakamalyo ko ng napuntahan ang marinduque at batangas 3yrs matagal2 na rin hehe..

    • naku mapupuntahan mo din mga lugar na ito… sabi nga ni otep, mangarap ka….. at libre lang mangarap…

      sb ko naman, sa pangarap nagsisimula ang lahat… naks…. hehe…

  10. ang ganda ng place……….wowwwwww!!

    ang ganda ng kulay dagat at ang maberdeng mga isla,…nakakaamaze na merong mga lugar na ganito…sadyang pinagpala ang pilipinas ng mga kahanga-hangang tanawin at kayamanang walang makakatumbas…. 🙂

    parang nakapasyal na din kami habang tinitignan ang mga pityurs!!! 🙂

    • tama ka jan kuya…

      pinagpala nga ang pinas… napakablessed ntn at gnwng gnyn ang ating bansa… sa gntong paraan mamamangha tau sa mga likha ng Diyos…

  11. sasabihin ko din ikaw sa kanya kapag nagchat kami.

    • hahhaa sure… nwei, pwede k nmn cguro mag apply… ala nmng problema un.. submit k lng.. tapos for pooling…

      • o sige ate yhen, seryoso ako, ayoko na din kasing magabroad eh,

        kumusta mo ako kay kuya nevin (stoix)

        basta sabihin mo lang si Pong na kasama ni Bong na nagsundo sa iyo sa PAC alam na niya yun!

        Salamat po!

  12. shaks super late na ko ate yhen! grabe!!!



    tatamblingan ko muna mga pictures ha!

  13. beautiful pics.delicious foods.breath taking sceneries.beautiful people.

    tahnks for sharing the experience and congratulations,yhen!

  14. bakasyon girl ka naman! hoho

  15. wow! ang ganda ng theme mo!! ang sarap mag basa!!

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  17. nakachat ko na si kuya nebs ate yhen.

  18. Sana makapunta rin ako dito. 😦

    Na miss kita Yhen. Balik ka na.

  19. hello puwede exchange links? 🙂

  20. Nice. I wish i can go there in the future. sakay ng bangka. swim (or as my daughter calls it, bimbim), eat some crabs (hmmm, i think i had crabs before na) =P, and just enjoy the call of nature. =P

    • hehehe yeah…

      better go here kuya esp kung matubig kang tao.. hehe…

      u will love the place… trust me…

  21. shea

    Nakapunta na ako ng Coron, Palawan.. dahil kay bf… at gusto ko ng manirahan dyan pwamiz.. parang ayaw ko na nga umuwi… waaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh….

    your pictures… brings back my memories of him… este ng place pala.. hay…

    sarap talaga mag travel..

  22. Bongga! I hope someday mka punta rin ako. Hanggang Puerto Prinsesa lang ako last year e. =)

  23. Hi Yhen! Ngayon lang ako uli nakapag-blog hop. At talagang special mention pa kami ni AC hahaha. Maraming salamat po.

    Naintriga ako sa Sitio Maricaban. Di namin napuntahan yan ah. Ganda ng place na napuntahan niyo. I’m glad kasi your experience is different from other Busuanga tourists na sa town proper lang nag-stay.

    Naloka ako sa inyo, nag-Maquinit kayo after lunch! Sa kainitan ng araw! Pero sa tingin ko naman sa mga smile ninyo eh enjoy na enjoy kayo hehehe

    • hi miss n,

      hehehehe…. sa kabilang side ang maricaban.. basta malau xa sa sibilisasyon… ehhe…

      akalain mo miss n naghot spring km ng may araw pa rin… hehe.. kinaya nmn un…

      nwei,tnx uli ha… 😉

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