Coron low season – “Island Tour A”
Coron low season is June – November where July – October is known to be the typhoon season in the Philippines. Dry Season is December – February (coolest) and March – May (hottest) which is the most recommended time of the year. But the best thing in travelling on a low season is there isn’t much tourist visiting the island.
It was just two days after the storm have passed and we were lucky as it was raining hard for the past days. Just a little concerned of the weather as it is very cloudy and still raining. So, Is it worth it to go on a tour on a gloomy day? For us, why not? We cannot skip any chance of exploring the beautiful islands of Coron even in this gloomy day.
The destination highlights for “Coron Island Tour A” includes the Green lagoon, CYC beach, Las Islas de Coral, Atwayan beach and Kayangan lake.
Our first destination was the Green Lagoon. As we were getting near to the lagoon, the towering limestones uncovered the emerald green water, no wonder it is called Green Lagoon. The water was very inviting that we can’t help ourselves but get into it and enjoy swimming. Since it was Coron low season the water was a bit cold but very refreshing. A magical feeling when swimming that you will not mind the time whilst in its waters.
Coron Youth Club (CYC) beach and Las Islas de Coral
Our next stop includes two destinations. First was the famous CYC beach where the boat will dock and second is the Las Islas de Coral. CYC beach is a public beach which is near the town and does not requires an entrance fee. With so much good descriptions we have read about the beach we were a little disappointed that the island was so small.
After taking a few photos we went to Las Islas de Coral which was quite a long swim from CYC beach. Swimming was a little difficult at that time as the current was against our way. This is common on low season in Coron. On the snorkeling site, the guide showed us where they preserve clown fish, nemo is famous again due to “Finding Dory” was just released in cinemas. Didn’t spent much time and head back to the boat as there was not much to view, so you can skip going here if you have Siete Pecados on your itinerary.
At our lunch area where we will be staying a little longer than other destinations we get a chance to relax while the guides prepare the food. Our guide prepared a semi buffet lunch which includes lato (seaweeds salad) as an appetizer, rice, large grilled fish, ensaladang talong (eggplant salad), chicken adobo with banana and watermelon as dessert. The Atwayan beach is so relaxing, a nice place to take our lunch. For the time left we enjoyed walking around the small island, resting on a small hut and take pictures.
For our last but definitely not the least on our island tour destination is the Kayangan Lake. But before that we had a little side trip to the spot where the famous image of Coron all over the web searches was taken. It is picturesque scene that showcases Coron’s beauty as one of the finest and most beautiful places in the world. The only thing that is not good about kayangan lake are the mosquitoes. Trust me, there are a lot and so brave that it doesn’t care if you blew it away, it’ll stay on your skin. So better bring insect repellant when going here. The guides have palo-palo if you have not applied insect repellant. These are branches with leaves that they picked/cutted along the way and you can wave to keep the mosquitoes away.
Kayangan Lake, dubbed as the cleanest lake in Asia is just a 10 minute hike before you reach the lake. Along the way the guides will explain about the lake. It’s highlights are the rock formations below the lake and its clean brackish water that is at 33 feet on the deepest. When we reached the lake, it feels mystical that even in Coron low season its beauty still awes us. It really is one of those hidden gems here in Coron with the water is so calm and clear.
During the tour, we get to meet new friends and hear each other’s stories. This tour was fun and an unforgettable experience even on this gloomy day.
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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