We were so excited to get to Coron. We had all seen so many incredible videos of this beautiful place and other parts of Palawan we just couldn’t wait to begin our Palawan adventure here.
The journey started off pretty bad, we didn’t sleep from the boat party in Boracay and had to begin our journey to Coron at 3:30am. Will and I had to push our Tuk Tuk up the hill as it had very little power, looking back it was quite funny, we were still pretty pissed and this poor Tuk Tuk driver must have thought we were right characters as we pathetically attempted to push this tiny vehicle to the top of this hill.
We begun our trip in Coron, a small island north of the main Palawan island. It took a boat, 2 flights and a long taxi through the middle of deserted Coron extremely hungover to get there. We stayed at ‘Fat Monkey’ which if it wasn’t for lovely staff would have been pretty awful. The air con didn’t work in our room and the beds were 5ft5 and we were all 6ft+. Not what we needed, especially when we were extremely hungover (did i mention we were hungover). We all had an uncomfortable nap before heading into the town for some food. We were advised to go to a restaurant called Mama’s which was terrible, uncooked meat and small portions before grabbing some ice cream from Pedro’s Gelato.
The beginning of our trip to Coron hadn't turned out as we expected, poor accommodation, poor food and the town was really boring and unpopulated with very little to offer. This was all about to change as we booked onto our island tour adventure which we had heard such good things about.
We woke up the following morning and did a morning workout around the back of the hostel before grabbing our breakfast. We took the private tour with ’Dream Travel’ where we paid 1500 Peso per person. It included snorkelling and visiting around 7 different islands/beaches/lagoons/coral reefs/caves, a buffet lunch and for us this included our ferry ticket to El Nido to. The tour was amazing, possibly one of the best things we did in The Philippines. Each place was picture perfect, we rocked up to our private beach for lunch overlooking the bluest of waters we've ever seen. The food they give you is incredible, no idea how they cook up such a tasty spread in the small kitchen at the back of the boat for us all. We visited the following:
Snorkelling at Siete Pecados coral gardens
Kayangan Lake (closed due to two deaths week before, make sure you go, as meant to be amazing)
Each location was spectacular and was unique in its own way. Just take a look at the pictures of some of these places. It really was a perfect day:
Barakuda Lake ^
Our Lunch Spot ^
We finished the day heading back to the port watching a beautiful sunset hit set below the mountain, the perfect end to an amazing trip.
Take a look at our Youtube Vlog for a further in site on Coron. Let us know what you think.