If you are yearning to know what a living in paradise really feels like, consider a trip to Coron Palawan..

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Calachuchi Beach

Coron is a small fishing town located on the southeast part of the Busuanga Island. The town is kept alive by the fishing and tourism industry  and has been labeled as one of the world’s famous wrek diving destination.

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Bamboo Raft in Kayangan Lake

Known as the final resting place of several Japanese warships during World War II, Coron now offers a unique underwater adventure by showcasing the sunken warships trough Wrek diving. The area around these wrecks is an excellent snorkel location also due to its attractive rock formations and pristine calm waters.

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It’s a common playgound!

Kayangan Lake located also on Coron is said to be the cleanest lake in the entire Philippines. The lake is actually a freshwater lagoon that is surrounded by sheer limestone cliffs common in the area. A brief walk up a mountain and you will be rewarded with an unbelievable view of the lake.

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Kayaking in Coron

Another amazing lake to visit is the Twin Lagoons. These are actually two lagoons that are connected by a small tunnel under the water where the gutsy swimmer can swim through. It’s a dangerous thing to attempt, but maybe that’s why it attracts people.

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Hot Springs in Coron

Swimming in the lagoons is very refreshing especially after the hike up the mountain, but you need to watch out for the jagged edges of the cliffs, they will cut you quite easily.

Finding Nemo?

If you are into hot tubbing, then you will want to check out Maquinit Hot Springs. This is the perfect remedy to rejuvenate yourself after an afternoon of hiking and swimming as the natural hot water releases your stress and soothes your tired muscles.

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Seadive Resort in Coron

If you have an extra day to spend, be sure to visit Calauit Island – a wonderful playground for african and local fauna. You will enjoy seeing the the animals enjoying the open space with tourists which they consider as friends.

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Secret Hideaway

A simple stroll in the town of Coron and public market is an enjoyable activity as well. Make sure you sample the roasted cashew nuts and buy dried fish for your pasalubong. While roaming around town, I was pleasantly surprised at how clean the town was. People actually stop and pick up litter when they see it and I even saw a smoker but an extinguished cigarette in their pocket!

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Tagbanua Tribe prepares for fishing

In retrospect, My Coron Palawan experience actually consisted of many tiny events that were unique to this trip alone.  For example, walking around Coron looking for Ice Cream, or the constant consumption of SanMig Light and being amazed at how the internet was able to bring all this tourism business to the locals in this tiny remote location.

Sunset in Coron

It is no surprise that Palawan is known as one of the cleanest town in the country, its people take pride in the fact. If you ever wanted to know what it felt like to live in paradise, with its beautiful and amazing places, you need to look no further than Coron. Coron Palawan has taken the time and money to develop their tourism trade in order to give the utmost in service and satisfaction to the folks that come to visit. You will see what I’m talking about once you set foot in Coron and experience all it has to offer.

The best way to experience Coron Palawan is to simply enjoy each day as it comes, and create the most positive optimistic experience in whatever town or waters you find yourself in.  It is this mindset that will ultimately lead you to paradise and as I experienced here time and time again, it  was in the most unexpected moments, that  paradise comes to you instead.

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of Outoftownblog.com. He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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