Kayangan Lake – Coron, Palawan, PHSunday, July 12, 2015
Finally, I found time to update my blog about my Coron, Palawan getaway sometime last month (June 15-17, specifically!). I already posted about the place where we stayed. Indeed, a hotel review about Asia Grand View Hotel is already up and running on this blog. If you haven’t read it yet, please click here and be mesmerize of the place. I, myself, would love to just stay in the room and spend some time to explore and take the chance to use its amenities. However, Coron, Palawan getaway would not be complete without doing the island hopping, yes?! Well, for the first timer like me, I know, I should go out and explore the wonders of Palawan on which I’m lucky enough because Asia Grand View Hotel also offer tours at a very affordable prices.
More so, we arrived just in time for lunch in Busuanga Airport. Thus, we headed straight to our hotel, had a sumptuous lunch, checked-in and freshened up – prepped up for water adventure that lies ahead on us – and voila, we’re off to island hopping. Based on our itinerary we’re off to Kayangan Lake, CYC Island, and Twin Lagoon and will do some relaxing at Maquinit HotSpring Resort at around 6pm. However, weather and time did not permit us to do what was planned but nevertheless, everything was an awesome and wonderful adventure.
Our motor boat which is a medium size and can accommodate for likely 20-25 persons was waiting for us at around 3pm at the Port of Coron. Everyone was so excited to explore Coron Island as we already picture out those photos that we’ve seen in postcards. Oh, how lovely Philippines is! Port of Coron already welcomed us with a picturesque view that deserves an “ohhh” and “ahhh” from us. Yeah, I, myself, was already captured by its beauty.
Kayangan Lake is 30 minutes away from Port of Coron via motorized boat. It was gloomy and low tide when we docked to Kayangan Bay but the gorgeous lagoon with corals and turquoise waters kept us at awed. There was also a small hut where the Tagbanua tribe and staff were present to give us information and answer all the question that we have in mind regarding the island.
You will also see a narrow path on the left most of the island, it is the trail to Kayangan Lake. Now, the one hundred fifty steps back and forth begins. The path is a bit slippery when wet that’s why one should be extra careful. When you get on top, you will have a stunning view of Kayangan Bay. It is the perfect location where you can see the whole area – lush green mountains, limestone, the clear turquoise water. A small cave is also found here. After some photo ops, you have to go down for you to see the breath taking view of Kayangan Lake. Reminder, extra careful as you go down because of the steep steps going down and it is slippery.
Kayangan Lake is the cleanest lake in the Philippines and in Asia. It is composed of 60% salt water and 40% fresh water which is also one of the main attraction and “must go to” destination to the tourist when in Coron, Palawan, PH. Here, you can swim and snorkel on the clear blue water, and enter to the small cave located on the rightmost of the lake. Or, ride a raft and sail around the lake. Well, if we have enough time, most of us, would love to stay a bit longer and just swim and embrace its exquisiteness. Or perhaps, just savor the good aura of the place and enjoy its majesty.
Another reminder though, bring insect repellant if you have sensitive skin because mosquitoes and some insects are just around the corner.
How to get there?
Kayangan Lake is located in Coron, Palawan, PH that’s why you have to make your way first to Coron.
Major local airlines flies to Busuanga several times daily and the standard ETA would be 1 hour. While, Skyjet Airlines could take you in Busuanga Airport (the closest airport in Coron) in just 30 minutes. After landing to Busanga Airport, ride a van going to Port of Coron and the standard ETA would be roughly 30-40 minutes for P150 per person, and when you reached the port, rent a boat to tour you around Coron Island which include Kayangan Lake.
Skyjet Airlines flies every Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 10:30AM from Manila (NAIA Terminal 4) to Coron.
Travel time: 30 minutes.
Tel No.: (+632) 863 1333
A 12-hour trip from Manila to Coron Port via 2GO or super ferry. Kindly check their website for fare and schedule.
Where to stay?
Asia Grand View Hotel
Governor’s Avmoreenue, Jolo, Brgy. 5, Coron, Palawan, PH
Tel. No.: (+632) 788 3385 Mobile No.: (+63999) 881 7848