Travel {Coron in July}

The boyfriend and I went for a short weekend in Coron last week. It was two days of swimming and taking walks in an unfamiliar town, and for a few days after that I felt like I was in a Coron hangover, the trip being so much fun and all. I didn't expect Coron to be what it was, it was the right mix of small town (or barrio, take your pick) and a small city... it reminded me a lot of the town in Boracay, with its narrow streets flanked by restaurants that had foreign tourists for the majority of its patrons, and the distinct energy that you only feel in small resort towns in the Philippines. 

And the food! Man, I could stay a week there and just sample the food. Fresh seafood, cashew that's boiled or peeled or sugared, plus Italian, Korean, Japanese, and virtually any kind of food that you can think of having cravings for--- it's there. I liked how small it was... just the right size for walking, and if you get tired, there's a cafe nearby for drinks. 

Of course, we went there for the island hopping, which did not disappoint. A friend of ours got us a day tour for P650 for six locations and one sumptuous lunch in one of the islands. For that price you get to stop at Kayangan Lake, Twin Peaks Reef, Twin Lagoon,Atwayan Beach, CYC Island and Coral Garden. Kayangan Lake was the best stop for me, since we rode the boat to part of the island where you can hike up to the lake. This is perhaps one of the most recognized spots in Coron and going up was quite a challenge since it rained the night before. It was fun and the view from the top is well worth the climb. 

first plane ride together 
touchdown Coron!
He has his own snack shop at the terminal
blue against green... and I look so brown!
the view from the Sunrise Inn balcony
the inn has these shell things all over the inn... so beachy!
We took a day tour that took us to this gift shop
the town park
these locals are so lucky to be living here... they get to enjoy this view every afternoon. Awesome. 
A cyclist climbing his way to the Mt. Tapyas Hill Viewdeck... 700 steps, and we only got to the 100th...
view from 100 steps (and that's where we stayed haha!)
Coron kids after school.
early morning walk! This is a strip of road on the way to the town from the port
early photowalks allowed us to stop whenever and take pictures without getting stared at.
I love these green benches!
There was a schoo parade on our way back. There's a lot (and I mean a LOT) of kids in this town 
Ah.. this view is Coron.
That sign!!! I wish we had something like that here... 
I love this shot... this view got me excited... we were finally starting our island tour!
enjoying the lake after a tedious climb. 
Look at that blue-green water!!!
Thank You for this amazing view! 
Sunrise Inn verandah. Tita Glo also serves free coffee! :) 
JP before our post-island hopping trip.. sleepy and nursing a headache... 

Coron in the afternoon. Wanted to go on a motorbike ride but it wasn't meant to be... 
so we went shop-hopping instead.
early dinner at Lolo Nonoy's
bamboo tubes filled with seeds... if you flip them up and down they produce a sound that resembles trickling water. 

Making this post is making me wax nostalgic for last week! I loved everything about this trip, apart from the fact that I suffered from intermittent migraines along the way. Coron is such a beautiful town and I would definitely want to go back (fingers crossed, soon!) Despite the size, we never got to explore the whole of Coron. Two days is definitely too short a stay, especially since there's still a lot of food that was left unsampled. Eating my way through Palawan would be the most logical goal for the next trip, whenever that may be :) 

10 comments:

Kat said...

envious! love the photos especially those with the clear blue-green water!

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Aileen said...

You looked like you had a blast! Beautiful photos! I love Coron, too!

joselle said...

@Kat: you also went to Palawan before we did dba? After that trip JP and I agreed that it travelling with just us is enough for one time. Coron is best explored with a group of friends haha

joselle said...

@Aileen thanks Ms Aileen, we did! Two whole days of happy and good eating :D I also enjoyed looking at your beautiful photos of Palawan! :D

 

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