Coron is a must see place in the World. Coron is touted as one of the best diving spots in the Philippines. Whether you are a diver or not, you will find Coron really stunning and breathtaking! Our second day in Coron was remarkable.
First stop: Siete Pecados is a spanish term for Seven Sins. According to our boatman kuya Allan, the story behind the Seven Isles was known because of the seven sisters who defied their mother to swim into the sea however the seven sisters never made it to the shore, it was believed that they all died. Seven Isles grew in the middle of the sea and it is now called Siete Pecados – a group of islets teeming with marine life. The winds and waves were strong when we visited the seven sins. The area is very shallow and the corals were not really that spectacular for me but I enjoyed kayaking so much.
We kayaked and reached a somewhat floating thing. It’s not a resto or a boat however I don’t know what it’s called. Lol We just had bread, bananas, coke, water and lala chips for our lunch because we never had the time to prepare for a real lunch.
After lunch, we headed to my favorite Spot – “Kayangan Lake”. Seriously, Kayangan stole my soul. I may exaggerate nevertheless, I define Kayangan as perfect! The lake is picturesque scene with all those huge lime stones and the crystal clear blue waters makes you want to dive! I felt like I was in a paradise, I don’t want to go back to the crowded and polluted Manila! The hike to get there is absolutely worth it! There is nothing to dislike in this place. The charming beauty of the lake will certainly take your breath away. I think I ran out of words to say and they say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Perhaps these photographs may help.
Kayangan Lake indeed will always be the most wonderful lake for me. It was the cleanest lake I ever seen and I hope that it will remain unexploited and untouched. I honestly don’t want to leave Kayangan and wanted to stay there the whole day but I must see Banol. We directed to Banol and oh my gawd, the greatest beach ever! People in Palawan are blessed with these wonderful beaches and lakes and anything nature has to offer! You know what, I was speechless really! Fine white sand, sparkling clear water, solemn and pretty cool rock formations too! I adore Banol.
Blissfully satisfied with Banol, we departed to see Barracuda Lake; it looks scary, mysterious but mystically awesome. Seriously the lake terrified the hell out of me. ‘twas pretty deep, precisely noiseless that looks like a barracuda will feed on me. Hahaha! I am no diver and I thought I’m not going to appreciate barracuda because of that eerie feeling but seeing what was down there was like a castle of sharp rocks or something that I can’t figure out then again certainly fantastic!
We actually didn’t stay long at Barracuda; we went to Twin Lagoon right away. The Twin Lagoon is somewhat enigmatic. Since we are all coward to swim under a little tunnel to get there, we used the kayak with the help of the French tour guide. What’s the catch? One should really need to lie down a little in the kayak not to hit the rock. It was striking inside and there were some part that the water is too dark; real dark blue which makes me really petrified that I didn’t swim there. I just kayaked and reflect to the scenic view of the lagoon which undeniably sufficient in my eyes. Charles, Krish and I kayaked through the first lagoon which is connected to the open sea and we sailed along the sea there were tons of sea urchins all over the place. We realized that the first lagoon has a passage back to where our boat was docked in front of the cave-like opening to access the second lagoon.
We don’t have much time to visit the Skeleton reef so we were back to Sea Dive like 6:30 PM. I wasn’t able to sleep because I was thinking of Kayangan. Everywhere I look, I see Kayangan. I was really enchanted! Alright, that night we have some drink, chill and soothing music playing in the background.
Coron will always be my favorite place in the Philippines. The people in Coron are really great! There is something about the place that makes me feel like home. I certainly want to go back and like I said, I really hope that Coron will remain pure and unspoiled forever.
How to get there?
Coron Island Hopping
Boatman Allan: 09098851003
Whole day Tour: PHP 1500
Siete Pecados PHP 100
Kayangan Lake PHP 100
Banol Beach PHP 100
Twin Lagoon PHP 100
Barracuda Lake PHP 100