Whether you are staying in our beautiful little nature camp and looking for something to do during the day, or you have come to this area by ferry and wish to experience some island hopping without the longer multi-day tours between El Nido and Coron, there is lots to discover in this area. You can also combine the local tour to camp out on your own deserted island.
The most famous is the millions year old Seniora caves, not far from the local town of San Miguel. You can pick up the tour guide responsible for the caves and who lives on a lonesome beach with his family, a Japanese Filipino remnant from WW2. Donations to him are voluntary, but he will give you some history of the area, and explain please do not rest your hands on the natural sculptures (stalagmites) because the salt from it will eat away at the beautiful design.
Speaking of WW2, for avid divers, just offshore is located one of the two shipwrecks in the area.
A local tour will generally include snorkeling off some of the 52, mostly deserted paradise beach islands found in the Linapacan area, world famous for its crystal clear waters.
There is also the old Spanish fortress, currently under refurbishing and located nearby to the cliff diving island.
In addition to the two turtles frequenting our own beach, there is the island of Inapupan, which locals are now calling Turtle Island, because of the ample amount of these beautiful creatures frequenting there.
The tours include lunch, such as at one of our boatman’s house on Patoyo Island:
When beach dining at the boatman’s house, you can also arrange for him to show you around his island. Lots of trails, nice snorkeling on various beaches, and you can even check out Henkey’s village.
Prices are generally 700p/pax, 1500p minimum, and include lunch.
This is a must to do!!Super ultimate tour is the best with Kayangan and barracuda lake, twin lagoons (my favorite), coral garden (blue fabulous coral) were the best. It’s really worth it to pay for private tour (3500 to 4000 PHP). You will also have to pay for entrance fees (150 to 200PHP by location) and eventually shopping at the market - must do (count 300 for 2 for fish, pork, fruits and vegetables, water).
I was looking for a personalized excursion to the beautiful Gulf of Bacuit.Seeing the comments, I contacted Mel.Very responsive, very efficient and perfect organization.The flight attendants were very friendly and very helpful.And I'm not even talking about the meal on board...a marvel.In all fairness, this excursion will remain an excellent memory and I cannot recommend Mel and his team highly enough.A big thank-you.
This tour went well above all our expectations! I couldn't recommend this enough! The boat crew, captain and tour guide were nothing but amazing, everyone was so kind, helpful and friendly. The crew knew the best spots to visit that weren't overcrowded with tourists, 3 times we were lucky enough to have whole islands to ourselves! It was my partner's birthday while away and everything went above and beyond, bonfire, cake, birthday card, singing and celebrating with us.If you love camping this is definitely a tout you should do, it has been the highlight of our trip!!
We booked a 4 days/3 nights private boat trip from Coron to Sibaltan. The organization went very well from the beginning, the owner answered to all my questions, and we were able to choose which islands to visit and where to sleep. The first night we slept in a bungalow in Banana Island, the second we camped in Araw beach and the last we slept in a seafront bungalow builded on a tree in Pical on Iloc Island.The islands in that area are the most beautiful islands I have ever seen, with clear water, lots of coral reef and fishes to see, white sand and almost deserted. The crew was very friendly and polite and they organize every single meal and for camping they give you a tent which was just perfect! This was our highlight in our 2 weeks in the Philippines and I wish I had booked a longer trip. A private trip gives you the freedom to decide where and when to go.