Coron beaches – An Island Escapade Tour
For our last tour package which features Coron beaches, we made sure to come early so we’ll be the first ones in the boat and be able to choose our seats. Islands are far from the town and it takes one and half hours to arrive on the first island. And as our guide finished a short overview of our destinations, with a serious look in his face said that our first activity will be “snoozing”. Everyone laughed to how he delivered his joke. With the said long sailing, Herbert and other guests took a nap or maybe it was the gushing waves that were comforting and the humming of the waves that feels like a lullaby song. Some of the guests, including me enjoys the view while navigating through the serene blue sea.
The destination highlights for this tour are the Coron beaches which includes the Malcapuya island, Banana island and Bulog Dos island.
The beauty of Malcapuya Island
When we arrived on Malcapuya Island, we are all wondering to where is the long white beach because we can all see a rocky shore on the docking area. But that’s a good thing because the beachfront of the island is prohibited to boats which makes it a good swimming area. It’s just a few steps to get to the beach. Looking around we admired the perfection of the beach, the long white sand, cyan blue sea and coconut trees everywhere.
This is also where we will be taking our lunch. While we were waiting for the food we were asked if we want to go to the fish feeding area. This is the only island that allows fish feeding which is not included in the tour package but we only pay a tip to the boatmen. We were drag while we held on the rope as it’s a long way for swimming. When the boat stopped, we were all in excitement when we saw the school of fish around us. A child-like feeling when we swam into the water with the fish in the clear and warm water that we can’t get enough. Appreciation of the nature’s beauty beneath the sea are overwhelming.
After a good experience swimming with school of fish, we had our simple lunch. For the spare time, we explored more of the island by walk on the shore and taking pictures around.
A relaxing time at the Banana Island
Our next stop is the Banana Island which have a lot of coconut trees but can’t find any Banana trees here. The name was given to the island because the island was shaped liked a banana leaf. We loved the hammock on this island and there are a lot hanging on coconut trees. Just laying and swinging under the coconut trees, gives us a relaxing feeling. Another activity we did here is snorkeling which highlight the clams. They are of different sizes and a lot are huge, buried on the sands and most are close to each other. Our guide says there are turtles here too but we were down on luck to see one today. We also had fun swimming on the shallow area of its clear waters.
The picturesque Bulog Dos Island
Our last stop for today’s tour is on Bulog Dos Island. A small white sand island with a hill as a viewpoint to the sandbar. Today was a low tide and the sandbar was very visible. The other island can be travelled through the sandbar but it was prohibited to go near it because an exclusive resort was already built. Others take a dip into the sea and others walk into the sandbar. For us, we took pictures of the landscape from the hill and take joy in seeing the wondrous view.
And that ends our island escapade tour which features the Coron beaches. It’s a long sailing back to the town again but our guides provided us with a snack. It was a simple and tasty afternoon snack (puto, hopia, macaroons and cold sodas).
This tour is comparable to El Nido’s Island tours but both places has its own unique charms. If you opt for a relaxing tour and enjoys a good read by the beach this tour is for you. You can also choose from one of this islands to spend your day if that’s what you prefer.
Check out our Ultimate Travel Guide to Coron for tips, recommendations, other tours and activities we had. Let’s keep on wandering around and never stop learning and discovering.
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