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Island Hoping Coron

Written By: Kaloy - Apr• 27•10

The 301_edays blend into one another and time looses all meaning in this perpetual holiday. Taking the time and effort to visit the fresh water lakes of the island of Coron gives contrast to the vastness of the open ocean. You need to take a boat ride from the port of Coron to the island of Coron. The boat ride will only take you about 30 minutes to get there.

Once on the island you will be greeted with walls of limestone that were worn sharp by the tides and winds of time. Within the islands the water is always blue and clear enough that you could see quite a few feet to the bottom of the ocean floor and view the corals that decorate the hard rocks. The island is home to the Tagbanua people who have lived along the edges of the island for centuries.

Due mainly to the islands unique topography, Hosting seven lakes that the Tagbanua hold sacred, only two lakes are open to the general public w/c can accommodate tourist. These are the lakes of Kayangan and Barracuda. The lakes have brackish water instead of the usual fresh clear water. This indicates that there are still some vents that lead to the sea.

Privately owned by the tribe, you would need to pay for entries into the lakes before you are allowed entry. This is one way that the tribe maintains the cleanliness of the lakes and another way for them to earn money from the tourist that visit the sites to go diving and swimming. There are no time limits upon entry to the lakes. Your payment is for one whole day. Tough mostly tourist spend just one or two hours visiting the sites and then move on to the next body of fresh water along the tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the different places that you can see here in the islands along with lunch prepared for us i would gladly recommend him to anyone that would like to book his services.

Just ask for Kuya Louie Navarro owner of Jamming Tours.

You may contact him trough +639099382788 / +639306017308.

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