Sunday, October 23, 2011

Coron Island: At the Twin Lagoon


It was around 2 pm when we reached the Twin Lagoon in Coron Island.  The lagoons are enclosed by giant walls of craggy rock formations of the Calis mountain.  This place made me feel like I was in a parallel universe.   The air of serenity that envelopes this place soothes the senses.


These photos were all taken at the outer lagoon where the boats were docked.  The two lagoons are separated by a wall of rock.   To see the inner lagoon, one has to pass through a narrow opening by swimming or floating.  The outriggers are too big for the entrance---and since I am not a good swimmer (and a bit claustrophobic), I opted to stay in our boat.


My sister and the rest of the boys tried to convince me to go with them, assured me the life-vest would keep me afloat but I wasn't persuaded (I must be really getting old!).  My sister reported later than a small banca was able to enter the entrance---had I known, I should have joined them.  But according to our boatman, even small bancas wouldn't fit into the entrance during high tide.  Nobody mentioned a raft.

This is how the entrance looks like.
Borrowed this photo from Christian's Lakad Pilipinas

I learned later than one of the boys was also spooked and didn't go into the lagoon.  My sister told me that the water in the inner lagoon was strange---both warm and cold, crystal clear on some parts, murky on the other.  The lagoon has brackish water, it's probably the reason of the changing temperatures.


The wooden footbridge alongside the limestone walls serves as pier for boats and people who want to swim into the inner lagoon.  Snorkeling and kayaking are allowed inside the lagoon.


I spent my time taking photos, staring at the limestone cliffs, looking out for birds, particularly balinsasayaw and just taking in the splendor of this place.  


Twin Lagoon, Coron Island
Calamian group of Islands 
Palawan, Philippines




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30 comments:

Viola said...

WoW!! SO spectacular!! To me SO very exciting to watch this!

Lovely pics! :)

SunnyToast said...

parang gusto tuloy mag baksyon! I miss the beach!

Thank you for sharing such wonderful photos!

Photo Cache said...

I am so envious of you. This is where I want to be :)

Just sitting on a hammock and occasionally taking a dip in the water would be enough for me when I'm there :)

lina@happy family said...

Wow, that's gorgeous view!

docgelo said...

i am lost for superlatives, luna!
...breathtaking!
i wish i can bring my family here one day.

Cafe au lait said...

Beautiful photos!

My Blue Monday.

imriz@home said...

it makes me truly proud as a pinoy.being part of such beautiful places.

kri said...

great nature ... wonderful pictures ... but I should not have swum into the lagoon as well ... greetings from Austria ... greetings from kri

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday, Luna.

LV said...

How nice to see some of the great sights from your part of the world.

chubskulit said...

Simply Beautiful! Nakakaenganyo yung first shot! Is it a rock ba sis or what?

Blues at my page. Have a great week!

Kim, USA said...

Wow I love this Luna. And you know me hydrophobic so I didn't look at the water hehe.

Johnny Dog

Connaught Hotel Delhi said...

Amazing shots, but I have never seen this type of stones.

ladyfi said...

What great shots of this magical place!

Andrea said...

I always admire your shots, this time i love that wide angle first photo showing the entire limestone rock at the middle. Do you think some people climb it, or only those who get bird's nests.

Arija said...

A truly beautiful and peaceful place. Thank you for taking us along/

Jenfamily said...

wow so beautiful there...very clean water..

thanks for dropping

eileeninmd said...

What a gorgeous place to visit, the photos are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your world.

Jenn said...

I forget how beautiful Coron is. Was there more than 10 years ago na kasi. I don't remember this twin lagoon anymore. Must bookmark this for a return in the future. Awesome limestones!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place, very scenic.

dong ho said...

youll surely love el nido. it is as beuatiful. i love the clear waters.

Ebie said...

The water so blue and pristine. A haven for locals and tourists!


Wish to visit someday!

snowwhite said...

This is a paradise-like place! How nature elaborately created such splendid limestone cliffs which look like waterfalls. The entrance is so narrow. Thanks a lot for taking me to the wonderful tour with you!!
Best wishes,
keiko

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic, gorgeous place Coron Island is! I would love to visit there! Your photos are superb as always! Thanks for sharing your beautiful world! Hope you have a lovely week!

Sylvia

Cecilia Artista said...

Wow, what a beautiful place!
Fantastic shots!

Indrani said...

Such a beautiful place! Wish I could holiday there.

EG Wow said...

It's amazing where some trees insist on growing!

kanak7 said...

Spectacular views! Those rock formations....what a sight!!

Eschelle said...

oh my lord I HAVE to see this one day this is the most beautiful thing WOW you're so lucky!

Redruby said...

love all the photos...you did a great job..following you in google..

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