Exploring Coron in Two Days

The famous view of Coron.

Hello there beautiful people! Recently, my family and I went on a holiday to Coron and the place is so breath-taking. It is one of those places that you wouldn't believe that exists and somehow it is just there around you.

The first day was a blood-pumping kind of day specifically because we climbed Mt. Tapyas, that is 2000 feet high and flaunts the island's lush forest and hills. And at first, I thought that it was going to be a stroll in the park kind of climbing but I was wrong. It was an intense climb, considering the height of the hill and the number of steps (720+ steps)  that you will encounter to reach the top of the hill and my body wasn't ready for those steps. But after decades of climbing, I've reached the peak of the hill and I was exhausted but it disappeared when I saw the magnificent view in front me. It was just so beautiful, I could see the small islands, houses, and the bodies of water surrounding the island. Fortunately, after we rested at the top of the hill, we climbed down and also witnessed the striking sunset at the island. Then I thought that the sunset was the hint that our exhausting first day has ended but no, we went to Maquinit hot spring for our bodies to breathe and relax after the monstrous climbing. It was the best, I've never enjoyed warm water stirring to my body before the climbing experience. And after a good hour or so of bathing in the hot spring we left and end the day.

On the second day, we went island hoping, we have actually visited five islands around Coron (unfortunately, I wasn't able to grasp the names of the islands, sorry). And on the first island, we just went snorkeling on it and truth to be told it somehow scared me. First, because I don't know how to swim but luckily I have a life vest. Second is, I am scared of the sea, specifically what is on the deep end of it and what might be in there. But my head got in my way and convinced me to have the courage to do new things and the next thing that I know was, I am seeing fishes swimming around me and corals beneath me. I felt like Finding Nemo was turned into a live-action film and it was being filmed right in front of me. And the rest of the day went something like that (with me clinging to my life vest so that I wouldn't drown and die).

Unfortunately, we just spent two days exploring the islands of Coron although we have stayed there for three days. But the third day was spent mostly on resting and preparing for our departure from the island. Although I want to see the other islands of it mainly because the sea is just so clear and blue, that makes me want to see more what is beneath it. Nevertheless, the two days were somehow enough for me and my family to see and experience what the island has to offer.