Must Visit Islands in Coron Part 2
We’ve written a blog about the Must Visit Islands in Coron and we know that it was a pretty short list because there’s just so many to see and explore in the island! So again, as the #1 Expedition Company in Coron, it’s time for us to give you more ideas on what you should see in Coron. Need A Crash Course on Coron? Click here.
Let’s get right to business. First up is the Twin Lagoons.
This popular tourist destination is also called the “hidden lagoons” because the two lagoons are essentially small lakes that have been created inside limestone cliffs filled with azure ocean waters. It’s not just beautiful, it’s also oddly interesting.
You can swim through to the other lagoon when the tide is low because the surface of the water will lay below a limestone archway. The Twin Lagoons very unique experience as you pass through cold and warm spots while swimming through the archway — this is the oddly interesting part. The waters in the twin lagoons are actually a mix of saltwater and freshwater. The cold is the freshwater and the hot is the salt water.
Banana island is also known as Dicalabuan Island. It is part of a group of three islands south of Busuanga which is a perfect spot for lunch or overnight stay. You can relax by the huts or lay back on the hammocks under the palm trees. If you want something a bit more active, you can also play a game of beach volleyball or just watch the sun go down with a cold drink in your hand.
Banana Island is also made for the romantics and sweethearts. You can spend time on the swing hanging from an old tree as your feet dangle into the water or look for a nice place to sit and chat. There are lots of comfortable corners for sunset watching where you can have some quality time with your partner. Maybe this might even be the perfect place to pop the big question.
Whether you’re here to create a romantic moment or just enjoy nature, the crescent shaped lagoon of Banana Island mixed with the beautiful sunset view will surely not disappoint.
Banol Beach is a small strip of sandy white beach that is perfect for tanning and lazing around. This public beach is a popular lunch stop during island tours where you can also have lunch and get off the boat for a while.
The beach has bright aquamarine waters and blinding white sand that will surely be perfect for your travel photo memorabilia. It is surrounded by limestone cliffs and jungle forests where you can explore a bit and enjoy.
The beach is usually very quiet and you won’t find reggae bars in this area but it does have a lot of shelter from the sun making it perfect for some snacks and beers or maybe a little nap.
Barracuda Lake is situated on the north shore of Coron. It is another popular tourist destination known for its eerie underwater mountains (or jagged limestone walls) and oddly interesting waters. Just like the twin lagoons, this is also a spot where the freshwater and saltwater meet so you’ll feel the change of water temperature while you’re swimming in the waters. To be more specific, you can go 10 degrees colder with just one kick of your fin. Isn’t that something?
If you’re wondering whether there are actual barracudas in this lake, well there is a cave at approximately 35 meters below which can be penetrated by advanced divers. If you’re lucky, you might even spot the resident barracuda which the lake was named after.
So that’s it for our Must Sees in Coron. We hope it has been insightful for you. Let us know if you’d like us to write about more islands in Coron.
Once again, cheers!