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    Exploring Caves and Shipwrecks in Black Island, Coron, Philippines

    Do you want to stay in an island as you own it? Well, the Black Island is the island for you. Located in Busuanga, Palawan, only few tourists find this beautiful island. Black island gives off a very interesting feeling when approaching it’s monstrosity. However, its name is the complete opposite of the color of its sand on the shore. It is also a place of tranquility. There is a cave in the island where you can swim in fresh water inside it. Definitely a place to relax away from the busy life in the city. The Black Island is usually part of the tour from CALAUIT SAFARI. After visiting…

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    Diving Reefs and Wrecks in Coron, Palawan

    Coron has been considered as one of the best spots in the World for Wreck diving! On the 24th of September 1944, 24 Japanese Ships were sunk by an Americain Air raid. There were 12 wrecks that have been discovered up to now. The shipwrecks are very well preserved and are all located in quite shallow water, perfect for recreational diving. However it is best to be at least Open Water Advanced to fully enjoy the wrecks as some dives can be quite challenging. Most of the wrecks are really big (up to 160m!) and require more than one dive if you want to explore the entire ship. There are…

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    Magransing Island: An Underrated Tropical Island in Palawan

    Although most tourists will only visit the touristy and known places like El Nido and Coron, there are plenty of underrated and undiscovered islands in between, one of which is Linapacan. The municipality of Linapacan has 52 islands included in its official region, but we counted there are 82 paradise beach islands to explore along our regular boat tours between Sibaltan and Coron. Also known as Little Maosonon Island, you can actually see a little resemblance between Magransing and Maosonon. Sure, the waters were still clear. But the island is famous for its long sand bar, which looks really amazing. The sand bar is quite narrow that you can see…

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    Bulog Dos

    #14 of top things to do near Coron according to Tripadvisor. Like Malcapuya Island, Bulog Dos also has a nice white sandy beach, although rather short. It also charges an entrance fee, and has a long snaking sandbar that connects it to Malaroyroy Peninsula and the rest of Bulalacao. It has interesting rock formations, but is currently under negotiations with the same new owners of Malcapuya, so it may be closed to public soon as well (make sure to check the latest comments in Tripadvisor above for the latest news). It is usually part of the same tour package of three islands, including Malcapuya and Banana island. “Bulog” means bald,…

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    Banana Island

    4.5/5 of 241 reviews on Tripadvisor, #12 of things to do around Coron. 200p entrance fee. Preserved and privately-owned by the Gallego Family, they allow visitors to swim and see the clams, corals and lots of fishes just a few meters from the shoreline of the island. The waters are deeper than Malcapuya Island, so you can expect a greater variety of sea life. Some info according to https://blog.macoymejia.com/2015/11/23/banana-island-coron-palawan-philippines/: Beach camping on the island is no longer allowed Day-tour entrance fee is PhP 200 Overnight fee is PhP 850 ~ PhP 1000 per night Most of the cottages have lights and electric fans run through electric generator They can cook…

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    Twin Lagoons, Coron

    One of the top things to do around Coron according to Tripadvisor. Click here if you are interested in booking some local Coron tours. Located not far from Kayangan Lake on the same island of Coron (the town of Coron is located on another island), another worthwhile stop along a boat tour. The coastline is splendid and the bay mystifying as you approach the little house wedged into the sharp rocks at the lagoon’s mouth. Photo left: the usual entry is at the boats in the upper right, where the house is. But boats can also get into the second lagoon, shown bottom left. The house owner will paddle out occasionally, collecting…

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    Kayangan Lake

      Click on pic to zoom in. No. 3 of things to do around Coron according to Tripadvisor. But it requires a steep 75m climb (about 300 steps total), both up and down into it, about 15 minutes if you are in reasonably good shape. That includes the waiting time, as the path is too narrow to accommodate traffic in both directions, and because it is a popular destination, be prepared to slide to the side and wait occasionally. It is a hall of fame awardee for the cleanest and greenest inland body of water in the Philippines and dubbed as the cleanest lake in Asia. However, when I was…

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    Araw Beach

    A nice little stop about 40 minutes past our camp in Linapacan, but you can camp overnight here as well, or sleep in their guest hut, either for about 150p/pax. They have a little store which sells beer and snacks and the locals are very friendly and love to show off their videoke machine. One of their outdoor tables where you can have lunch, with the guesthouse just behind it (closeup below).   Here’s a nice little drone shot of this beautiful beach (the cliff diving is in nearby Linapacan island): To get here you can join or book one of our private custom Palawan boat tours between El Nido and Coron.…

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    Takling

    This gem of an island is owned by the husband of the tour operator’s sister. I asked if I could develop it with profit sharing but he is adamant about selling only. Ten million pesos anyone? We often camp here overnight on our boat journeys. Best coral reefs I have seen yet and will upload a video once I’m done editing. Collecting corals to make beach pristine soft. Getting the evening fire ready for fish roasting. To get here you can join or book one of our private custom Palawan boat tours between El Nido and Coron. Tons of paradise beach islands to see along the way, excellent snorkeling in crystal clear…