Once is never enough.
Heck, when it comes to Coron, four times still won't cut it. This little tourist town in Palawan one of the first destinations we set foot in as travel bloggers, but even after three more visits, we still can't get enough of it. Its jagged corners are bursting with natural beauty and cultural significance: from the lakes and lagoons of Coron Island, to neighboring beaches, to shipwreck dive sites and coral gardens, to saltwater hot springs, to postcard-worthy views from its mountaintops. Heck, they even have an African Safari nearby.
Yet, every time we return, we al ...
One of the activities that we did in Palawan was the Bacungan River Cruise. It is one of the tours that Ai World Palawan is offering as part of their initiative to support the community surrounding their property. Bacungan River is located in Barangay Bacungan, and is home to different kind of fishes and mangrove forest.
During the river cruise, we also stopped by to do some fishing and kayaking which is really fun. It was really amazing to see the lush forest of mangroves surrounding the river. I learned that mangroves serve as nurseries to many fish species, the trees also help filter pol ...
Find rock formations shaped like a head of a dinosaur, Pegasus, and even the face of Jesus at this UNESCO World Heritage Site in Palawan.
Discover the hidden wonders of the Puerto Princesa Underground River, an 8.2-kilometer subterranean body of water hailed as one of the new 7 wonders of the world.
The UNESCO World Heritage website describes it as "one of the world's most impressive cave systems, featuring spectacular limestone karst landscapes, pristine natural beauty, and intact old-growth forests and distinctive wildlife."
A 10-minute boat ride from the Sabang beach port in Puerto ...
Coron has recently become a favourite destination of travellers to the Philippines. Many travellers say that they prefer it even to El Nido. What could it be about Coron that is making travellers suddenly fall in love with it? Not that people didn't love it before. It's just that now, there are suddenly a lot more people talking about it. Well, Coron was the first destination on our itinerary so we were eager to find out why so many people were shining the spotlight on this part of the Philippines.
Coron town or Coron Island?
Technically there are two Coron's. Coron town is the largest t ...
I dipped my toes in first, checking the temperature of the water before getting in. It was hot, but not too hot. Slowly I immersed myself in the hot waters of Maquinit hot springs, gliding my feet across the pebbly floor. My skin tingled from the heat as I lay back with closed eyes and listened to the sounds of nature that surrounded me.
Nature's Salty Hot Tub
Located in the south east of Busuanga island, Maquinit hot springs is one of only a few saltwater hot springs in the entire world. It is said to be the only one in Asia, and so we had to check it out.
The spring erupts from the b ...
There is nothing attractive about travel days, especially when you're taking 3 Air Asia flights, skipping 1 night's sleep and dealing with multiple delays. Those 48 hours were a bit of a blur but we made it. Jelley mastered the art of sleeping in awkward airport seats and Luke somehow kept his eyes open throughout. A little dazed and confused, we had decided to break up the journey with one night in Cebu City to catch up on sleep and check out the lays of the land before hopping over to the island of Palawan for a week.
Cebu City was pleasantly surprising. During an eye-opening taxi journey ...