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Coron Island Hopping Tour | Ultimate Tour 7 Islands In One Day Review

Coron island hopping tour – The good, the bad and the ugly of the Ultimate Tour…

Coron is, indeed a paradise we all should experience at least once in our lives. From it’s turquoise waters to it’s towering limestone formations, white sand beaches, shipwrecks, and underwater gardens, Coron has something for everyone. We recently went on the “Coron Ultimate Tour – 7 Islands in One Day” so let’s find out if it was worth the money…

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Baclayon Church Bohol Review – Religious Cultural Treasure

Baclayon Church Bohol is a “must see” attraction for many when in the area. When we were there it was undergoing renovations but still, it retained its charm. The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception or commonly known as the Baclayon Church in Baclayon, Bohol is the second oldest stone church in the Philippines and it firmly stands as a proof to the boholano’s devotion to their faith.

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Malcapuya Island Coron – A postcard perfect getaway

The white sandbar and the clear sea view of Malcapuya Island are very relaxing. You will forget everything as you imagine yourself in paradise. Are you the type of person who loves the beach?

The sand up near the cottages and resting areas is a mixture of sand and stones. A few more steps then the sand becomes white and powdery soft. Then, once in the water, it becomes a mixture of pure soft sand with bits of stones. Compared to other white sand beaches we have visited, this one is quite large but the turquoise water against white sand is what really sets Malcapuya Island apart from the rest – It is literally like something from a postcard. Needless to say, there are many good snorkeling spots in the area.

The only downside of the island is some trash we saw on the beach. How can some local tourists do this? You come to a place to admire its beauty and yet you destroy it? I’m pretty sure they are local tourists because foreigners won’t eat that local junk food.

Banana Island Coron relaxing

The Banana Island Coron Experience

During our last trip to Coron, we were able to visit Banana Island as part of an island hopping tour. Banana Island is part of a group of three islands south of Busuanga that made up our island-hopping tour from the town of Coron. It has more facilities for overnight stay. It also has huts and tables where we had our lunch for the day.

For those of you who have been to Bulog Dos Island, the water in front of the northern beach on Banana Island is just as clear but deeper than that of Bulog Dos. There’s a coral reef lying just off this beach for those who love to snorkel or dive.

There’s also a tree house, hammocks, and a store. You can go swimming and snorkel in the blue waters or just lie on the beach to have your perfect tan. You can also use the hammocks to relax or to have a quick nap.

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Feel The Heat At Maquinit Hot Spring Coron Palawan

If you are looking for a cool swimming hole then Maquinit Hot Spring is definitely not it. With the water from the hot spring hovering close to 40 degrees Celsius, it is a great place for cleansing.  Join Cheche as she visits Maquinit Hot Spring Coron.

Maybe some of you would find it a little bit strange wanting to swim at Maquinit Hot Spring when you already soaked yourself in sweat on an exhausting hike. Being a little cautious, I dipped my toes in first, checking the temperature of the water. It was overly warm but not unpleasantly hot so I slowly slide into the water, gliding my feet across the pebbly floor.  As I adjusted to the water temperature, I slowly dipped other parts of my body and before I knew it I was completely covered. Guess what… Surprisingly, I liked it. My skin tingled from the heat as I lay back with closed eyes and listened to the sounds of nature that surrounded me.

Whatever fatigue we gathered on our trek up Mt. Tapyas,  was washed away by the therapeutic water. It was easy to relax here. All I did was soak, look at the trees and the tourist, feeling the stones tickles my feet and the warm waters soak into my skin.

Coron Town Tour

Coron Town Tour – Exploring the Town

Coron has been dropping jaws for years and it is no surprise why. A great place to start is not always by exploring the beautiful island of Coron, first, explore the small town of Coron.

Coron town tour, run by K-Tours, is a half day tour which gives you an option to explore and learn about Coron town, its major landmarks, people, dialect and its culture. This tour is the most convenient, easiest way and most affordable way of experiencing Coron Town. They have a complimentary free pick-up service from your hotel located in Coron Town Center to the drop-off area. We are not affiliated with K-Tours in any way…

Our first stopover took us to the Coron Souvenir and Gift Shop where you can find many cheap souvenir items. Lualhati Park is Coron’s very own bay walk with the inspiring beauty of the scenic Coron coastline was the next stop. Other stops were St Agustine Parish Church and  Mount Tapyas.

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