Author: Joshua

The coastal area of Coron Island known as Twin Lagoon is undoubtedly one of the most impressive geological features in the region, especially when viewed from above. Some of these large sunken blue holes formed by karst limestone are nearly perfect circles, and the shallow, rocky reefs that surround them are full of marine life. The collapsed areas of limestone form deep pools of blue, differentiating themselves from the shallower surrounding waters. Many tour guides and boatmen choose the twin lagoon location to prepare lunch

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When planning an island hopping trip to El Nido, most people opt to take the economical route: to fly into Puerto Princesa, and take a van from there to El Nido. For now, this is still the best way to get to El Nido without dropping some serious money on an Air Swift jet to Lido Airport. The flights are extremely limited, and very pricey in comparison. So, we’re going to go over the journey between Puerto Princesa and El Nido for the first

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Without a doubt, the most unassuming destinations in all of Coron, Palawan are its many coral gardens. Completely hidden from a topside (above water) view, and totally void of nautical markings, locating these hidden gems known as the coral gardens takes a skilled Bankero (boatman) and navigator. This article is all about the Lusong Coral Gardens in particular, and will help inform you on what to expect, what to bring along, to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. What to Bring to the Coral

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Gili Trawangan, or “Gili T” for short, is a small, tropical island at the center of Indonesia’s thriving tourism industry. Located in the Lombok Province of Indonesia this island is one of three that make up the Gili Archepelago, commonly referred to as “The Gilis”. Getting to the Gilis The Gilis Islands are accessible from multiple ports on Bali, Lombok Island, and there is a regular boat from Nusa Lembongan as well. The farthest regular trip is from Sanur, Denpasar, Bali and takes about

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The tiny, inhabited island known as Pass Island in the waters surrounding Coron, is a popular destination for island hopping tours to relax and get lunch, despite being one of the furthest destinations from the town proper. With nearly two hours (2hrs) travel time by motorboat from Coron’s town harbor, tourists often wonder what is the draw to Pass island… until they arrive. Activities Galore Because the island is inhabited, there is a twenty-four (24) hour workforce available to sculpt, manicure, clean and build

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Magical and mystical Siquijor Island is a glowing gem in the Visayas region. With centuries-old trees and an abundance of resorts on white sand beaches (and often for less than the cost at similar destinations), this palm tree-packed tropical paradise is another wonderful option in the Central Visayas region to spend a few days, whether you are solo, a couple, or in a group. Island Transportation Overview Because tourism is not a large industry on Siquijor like it is on some of its sister islands

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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 the tours are planned well enough that the groups of islands you visit will all be relatively close to each other; thereby limiting the long transit times to the beginning and end of

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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 a term that can certainly feel like it is being overused, “clean” is not one of those terms typically included; so to hear that definition being thrown around incites interest to many would-be

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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 bit of a problem. There are no taxis on Panglao Island, there is no Uber or Grab, just a handful of tricycles, some private vans, and an irregular schedule of Jeepneys. Like in

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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 seen from just about anywhere in the city, and is the first recognizable sight when returning to Coron Harbor from a day of island hopping. Not many places make this very clear, but

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