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With a travel time of about an hour and a half (1.5 hrs) from Coron’s harbor, Banana Island is not exactly close; though tourists (maybe not so) quickly find out that this is very common for Coron’s long list of island hopping tour destinations. The good news is that

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There is no doubt that one of the more famous and most photographed locations in Coron is Kayangan Lake. This brackish water pool (a mixture of fresh and salt water) is said to be one of the cleanest, and clearest in all of the Philippines. While “in all of the Philippines” is

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Alona Beach, on the southwestern bend of Panglao Island (at about the 7 o’clock position) is about as far West from Tagbilaran City as you can get. That is really great when you’re trying to escape the city, but when it is time to leave, getting back can be a

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The most iconic landmark in all of Coron is Mt Tapyas. This is the mountain bearing the large sign spelling out the name of the city in large white letters. At night, it is liit up and can continue to be seen even once the sun has set. This landmark can be

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*Note: In order to preserve the excitement of discovery, the photographs in this article only feature the museum itself. Photographs of the gallery interiors and their contents have been intentionally omitted. A gem of a historic building and an important connection to the human history of the Philippines, the Cebu Museum is

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The best way for any newcomer to familiarize themselves with the layout of a town is to explore it on foot, and El Nido town, sometimes just referred to as the Poblacion, is no exception. Always Growing, Always Building The constant construction in such a small area is bound to have some

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Coron is filled with amazing locations, both underwater and above, featuring sunken Japanese World War II wrecks, coral reefs and unique tropical islands that would qualify as paradise on earth, according to most people’s standards. Malacapuya certainly fits that description, but this tiny gem of an island is often times overlooked

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With such large distances between the Philippines and the western world, TIME is typically the most prized resource when traveling there. This is also the case when traveling to even more remote locations on Palawan island, known as the Philippines “Last Frontier”. The two most remote of destinations on Palawan are El

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Malalison Island (or locally referred to as Mararison Island) is a somewhat unknown tourist destination in the Philippines’ Antique Province. The jump-off point for this tropical wonder is the town of Culasi. My group arrived in Culasi via private van from the Molo terminal in Iloilo City. The mid-day sun was already

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The Highlight: Snorkeling Other activities: Snorkeling El Nido's Island Hopping Tour C should be called the snorkeling tour and is a CAN’T MISS for anyone that snorkels. You will start off on Helicopter Island which has some absolutely beautiful coral ranging from just 1-5meters of depth and a large variety of

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Sitting on the beach at night on Gigantes Sur is a reminder that you are hundreds of miles away from Manila. The stars shine brighter, the air is cleaner, and you have space to spread out without bumping into anyone. Dare I say that it is even clear enough to photograph the

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