Coron Boat Tour & Lake Kayangan
In hindsight, I think I’m glad our initial flight from Manila to Coron had been cancelled. Had we arrived as planned, we would have probably ended up on a standard group Coron boat tour, going from stop to stop with the rest of the herd. But since our rebooked flight landed on Busuanga around 9 a.m. when the group tours typically leave, that wasn’t an option.
So with really no solid plans for the day, we went to the Tao Expeditions office to check in for our trip the following day and asked them if they’d be able to arrange a boat tour for us… 2000 pesos (roughly $22 each) for the two of us… Done. As we’re leaving the office, two guys from our flight that we had met in Manila during our rebooking process, walked in and in talking to them, we told them to come on back in a few hours and join up with us. When we went back, another Aussie couple was checking in and having nothing to do the rest of the afternoon, they joined up as well.
New friends (who we were spending the next five days with anyway), some semi-cold San Miguel beers, and essentially a private boat tour around Coron. A great start to what would be an absolutely unbelievable five days on the water…
First Stop: The first stop was Lake Kayangan, a turquoise lagoon rimmed with coral and rumored to be the cleanest lake in Asia. (There was an additional fee of 200 pesos upon arrival.)
Second Stop: Twin Lagoons