Coron Birthday Blast

Day 1, January 24, 2013

First trip of year 2013! There were supposed to be nine of my officemates joining this trip but ended up to four confirmed goers. This trip is very inexpensive. We were able to find a contact that offered us tor and accommodation for 3D/2N for Php3, 000 each.

We arrived at Francisco Reyes Airport at 1:20 pm and outside were our ‘sundo’. The tour comes with airport transfer so no more hassle in looking for a taxi. It was a long way from the airport to the city (I think it’s like an hour).

We were booked at Darayonan Lodge and its location is perfect because it is in the City.

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Our room is good for four. It has a small TV, small fridge and hot and cold shower. The resort too has a very cool ambience – very quiet and serene. There is a pool within the resort where you can chill with your friends.

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Within the resort is a souvenir shop

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While waiting for another friend, we had lunch at Lolo Nonoy’s which is just walking distance from the resort.

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Kare kare, chicken curry and adobong posit

After having lunch, we went to the store and bought some chips and foods for the following day.

Our friend Tey finally arrived at 5:30 pm. We went straight to Maquinit Hotspring and take a two hour dip.

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We each paid Php 150 (which was reimbursed to us by Kuya William, our tour coordinator) for the entrance.

I was surprised about how hot the water here is – REALLY HOT! People say it’s good for those who have arthritis. Surprisingly, a lot of tourists are here even at night (which I think is the perfect time to visit a hot spring). Anyway, Maquinit hotspring closes at 9pm and we stayed there until 8 pm.

We went to Kawayan Grill to have dinner after.

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This where the famous Subascu bar is located which is unfortunately empty that night.

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Food is a bit expensive and has very small serving. My favourite dish is the Ulo ng baboy (pig’s head).

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After having dinner we went back to the resort and chilled at the pool drinking mojito and vodka we bought in the afternoon.

Day 1 expenses:

Lunch at Lolo Nonoy’s – 110

Food and drinks – 90

Dinner at Kawayan Grill (1280/4)- 320

Day 2, January 25, 2013

Breakfasts are served at 6 am to 10 am and you have to order your desired breakfast the night before. I had corned beef and egg and we ate at the resort’s beautiful garden.

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Kuya Jaymark (our tour guide) fetched us at 9am.

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Our first stop is Siete Pecados where the most beautiful corals can be seen.

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Second stop is the most beautiful place I have ever been to – KAYANGAN LAKE.

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You have to climb a cliff before reaching the peak where there is a cave and the most beautiful view of the lake.

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You have to climb a cliff before reaching the peak where there is a cave and the most beautiful view of the lake.

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Climb down the other side to swim in the lake and see the wonderful rock formation.

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Third stop is Twin peak where we went snorkelling again.

We stopped by Banol Beach to have lunch.

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We had fish, quids, crabs, lato and veggies for lunch

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After lunch we headed to the WW II Japanese ship wreck. It was eerie I didn’t like it too much so I returned to the boat. However, fishes there are amazing.

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6th stop is CYC Coral Garden where the most beautiful coral can be seen.

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We headed to CYC beach after snorkelling.

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Last stop for the day is Twin Lagoon. There is a small cave upon entering the lagoon

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The rocks are just amazing.

We ended the tour by a great sunset view by the sea.

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We had dinner at Santino’s grill located near the port

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Day 2 expenses:

Merienda at Palengke – 60

Tricycle to Snatino’s – 10

Dinner at Santino’s – 190

Total – 260

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