THINGS TO DO IN CORON PALAWAN: Coron Island Hopping Packaged Tour and Gimik Night

I think, everyone will agree when I say that “the highlight of every trip to Coron would be the island hopping activity”. As mentioned by a local, "the beauty of Coron cannot be found in the mainland but on the islands surrounding it". Yes indeed! We witnessed these stunning lakes, breathtaking islands, awesome corals gardens, and pristine white sand beaches on one of the best island hopping adventures I've had so far.

@ the CORON sign

Our starting point was in Coron port where we gathered and waited for our boat. While waiting, we wandered around and had some photos taken at the famous Coron sign on top of the hill, as well as on the newly constructed Lualhati park.

while waiting for our boat

Upon boarding the boat, groups of travellers came and joined us. Making us a big group now! Yahoo! I'm glad to have met new friends who, like us, share the common interest for adventures. They came from different places - Samar, Cagayan de Oro, Manila, Cebu, Davao and more!

a bunch of new friends

The island hopping adventure is already included in the packaged tour that we availed at Rudy's place. It consists of Kayangan Lake, Twin Peak Reefs, Atwayan Beach, Coral Garden, CYC Beach and Twin Lagoon. It is also inclusive of a packed lunch (Binalot style) of some grilled fish and liempo, a sea weed salad and distilled bottle of water. The tour rate also covers the snorkeling gears and boat rentals, entrance fees and tour guides.

Words alone cannot give justice as to how we enjoyed and appreciated the breath-taking lake, lagoons, coral gardens and the beaches. So, let the photos tell the story.


just arrived...

you need to trek a bit to reach it...

the most photographed spot in Coron...

Kayangan Lake...

we're too excited to swim...

the water is so clear...



wacky and happy...


two thumbs up!


jump shot!

coral garden and fishes...


fine white sand...

I am speechless...

so excited for the lunch... hahaha!

my friends, Ricky and Jay-ann...

sumptuous meal... sarap!


view from a far...

'luv the beach!

the deteriorating CYC beach... :(



we're so happy to be here...


stunning rock formations!!!

The kiddie guides we met in Mt. Tapyas. They are not connected with the tour operator, we just invited them to join us as they really take great photos...*

taking the raft...

I was so lazy to swim, so we took a ride... hahaha!

let me try to pull this raft on the other side... hehehe!

We had a special arrangement with our boatman to bring us to Siete Picados before heading back in town. Since this is not part of the package, you need to shell out Php 100 pesos as entrance fee if you will be swimming and do some feeding of the fishes. I was so tired already and opted to just stay in the boat. My friends did and had a great time swimming and feeding of the fishes.

one peak...

two peaks...

fishes and corals...

lots of fishes...

feeding the fishes...

We went back to our hostel to freshen up and had our dinner.

After that tiring day, we deserve a great night out. Together with our new-found friends, we went to "Macario's Grill"; a small bar located near the poblacion. Had some booze and videoke bonding.


rock on!!!

my SanMig...

Awesome group! thanks guys! :)

What a great way to end our 2nd day in Coron!

Thanks to Kuya Odie, Ate Bait, Mitch, Lyra, Ricky and Jay-ann for sharing some of their photos that I used in this post.

This is a 3D/2N trip to the world famous tourist destination in our country, Coron Palawan. Happened last June 19-21, 2011, this series chronicles the places we visited, the activities we did and the people we've met on this wonderful adventure. To date, is the 28th province on my list.
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*updated on 07/22/2011 @ 17:42


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  1. @Tripper10 - nag enjoy talaga kami ng sobra,,, hehehe!!! I also have reasons to come back... dami ko pa din hindi napuntahan... sana soon! Thanks po... :)

  2. Im sure you had a great time! Oh, I missed Coron too! :D

  3. parang ang saya saya sa Coron plus you found new friends pa.

  4. @pack up and drift - yeah... they are a bunch of great people... we enjoyed each other's company... :)

  5. Panalo talaga ang Coron, ang dami pwedeng puntahan at very affordable pa.

  6. sir ok na ok daw snorkeling sa coron ah! =D

  7. @lakwatsera de primera - tama!!! akala ko before mahal cya... mura lang pala... hehehe!!! :)

  8. @tengturista - yeah, ang daming fishes... ang pinaka na-enjoy ko yung kayangan lake, ang linaw ng tubig talaga... hehehe!!! thanks Teng! :)

  9. @killrfillr - sa 2nd island hopping yata kasama yung Barracuda Lake and Malcapuya, since im leaving na on my 3rd day, di na ako nakasama sa kanila... :)

  10. @JeffZ - yeah, buti nalang may dalang underwater camera yung friend ko... actually, the kids are not the guides from the boat operator, they are our guides at Mt. Tapyas, we invited them to us us in the island hopping tour kc magaling sila mag-take ng photos... hehehe!!! and they also went with us sa gimik night namin... :) Thanks Jeff! :)

    let me update my post... hehehe!!!

  11. I enjoyed looking into the pictures, indeed summarized your story. nice shots sir, thanks sa 2 bulilit. =)

  12. ang ganda ng lugar! Looks like you enjoyed this trip a lot!

  13. @nathalie - yeah, galing uang 2 kids na yan,,, sanay mag take ng photos...

    hehehe... tinapos ko na, dami ko pa backlogs eh... heheh! thanks Nathalie,... :)

  14. kelangan ko rin mapuntahan to. hehe

  15. punta ako diyan this coming January sana may makuha din akong mga ganyang tour packages.May ma ererecommend ka.


  16. @Diamond R - if u're in a budget, perfect na ang rudy's place... you can check out my other posts on Coron for the details... :)

  17. I'll be in Coron 1st week of Feb..
    Your sure like a lot of fun has happen.
    Na excite tuloy ako! :)

  18. nag rudy's din kami. yeah, madali silang kausap and definitely among the most affordable.

  19. libraantomy_adventuristaFebruary 20, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    hi pinoy adventurista...you're blogsite really help us a lot in our trip to Northern Mindanao coz your itinerary was the one that we followed..loved your site..its informative..

  20. Hi Pinoy Adventurista. ^__^ Thank you so much for your post. I'm really planning on visiting Coron. My friend from Indonesia actually wanted to go there and when I checked it out, I wanted to go, too! Thanks for this. -Colleen, fresh graduate, Cagayan de Oro

  21. I happen to find your blog because I am looking on what to do and where to go in Coron. Your stories and pictures helped me a lot. Now I have to read more of your other adventures in Palawan, there are more? Thanks so much for sharing..

  22. Thanks for sharing bro..it helped a lot


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