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    STOP THE DEFORESTATION

    by davidjo Written Jun 16, 2014

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    Although there are many trees growing around the island there are plenty of hills that have been stripped bare of trees as locals require the wood for construction purposes. Let us hope that the local authorities deal with this problem quickly before it is too late.

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    CHECK OUT THE VIEWS BY THE SEA AROUND THE ISLAND

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    If you rent a motorbike to circumnavigate the island you will never be to far from the ocean as the road is nearly always within sight of the water except for the northwest corner and of course when you leave the northern shore to return to Coron Town. You will see small communities by the sea, fishermen preparing to leave in their bangkas, inlets and views of nearby islands. Some excellent photographic opportunities.

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    SEE NIPA GROWING

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    A few kms after Concepcion heading west you will see nipa growing on your left near the sea. Nipa branches look similar to coconut and are used to roof native houses, but nipa is longer lasting and a little more expensive. The branches are soaked in the sea for a few days before they are used for roof thatching. A nipa roof can last for up to 7 years whereas a coconut roof will only last for 3 years.

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    CONCEPCION FALLS

    by davidjo Written Jun 16, 2014

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    follow the sign

    40 kms west of Coron you will come to Concepcion and about 1 km after the village you will reach a bridge, and just before the bridge you will see the sign for Concepcion Falls. This time i did not visit the falls as i was there 24 years ago when it was deserted, but you can follow the path just before the bridge and after 10 minutes you will reach the falls where there s a decent sized pool where you can take a dip

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    SPEND SOME TIME AT THE CONCEPCION PIER

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    Around 40 kms west of Coron try to stop at Concepcion and take a walk to the end on the pier. From the pier you can see a few islands and mangroves on each side. If you are able to find a fisherman or any local to take you out to see you will see many protected oyster farms.

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    THE FOUNDERS OF CONCEPCION

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    About 40 kms west of Coron you will come to Concepcion, just turn left in to the village and you will see the park. The only thing noticible about the park is a small monument to the golden anniversary to the founders of the village, which is dated from 1904 to 1954. On the plaque there is a list of around 30 names that settled there around 110 years ago.

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    BUSUANGA ISLAND FROM HIGH UP

    by davidjo Written Jun 9, 2014

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    If you are lucky enough to get a window seat the view of the islands in the Calamian Group (75 + islands) will take your breath away (as in the second photo). Arriving from the north you will see many small islands with sandy beaches dotted in the sea, before the plane touches down in a flat area in the middle of Busuanga Island. If you are flying over Busuanga on another flight you may be lucky enough to make out Calauit "Island" ( the island connected by a land bridge in the bottom left of the first photograph). Calauit Island was made famous by President Marcos who imported animals from Africa for his son! Nowadays there are tours to the islands but you must get there early (9am) to feed the giraffes.

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    Hiking

    by Dyesebel Updated Jun 25, 2007

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    Hiking around the Dimakya Island won't only make you sweat but also gives you a panoramic view of the island and it's neighboring islets especially when you reach the Eagel's Point, the highest point of the island.And if you're lucky, you might encounter a Calamian deer or a monitor lizard which can only be found in this part of the country.

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    The Best Snorkeling Spot: Siete Pecados

    by zoe_girl18 Written Apr 19, 2007

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    The Siete Pecados.. the name was derived from the seven small islets surrounding this area. This is one of the protected marine sunctuaries in Coron Island.. The government has empolyed people to safeguard this place to preserve its natural beauty.. The corals are very pretty and fish are bountiful. This area is yet to be developed to be promoted as a great tourist attraction.

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    Climb up Mt. Tapyas

    by zoe_girl18 Written Apr 17, 2007

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    Climbing up Mt. Tapyas is not for the weak at heart.. one will require a great sense of determination and will power to be able to sucessfully reach the top.. well, okey, i'm exaggerating :) you just need to take a deep breath and climb up 720 steps to reach the top.. and once you get there, you will be rewarded with a view of the whole island of coron..

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    Snorkeling at Lusong Wreck & Gunboat Wreck

    by zoe_girl18 Written Apr 17, 2007

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    Lusong & Gunboat are one of the more visible wrecks in coron. According to experienced divers, Lusong wreck appears to have been a Japanese tugboat. This wreck is also great for snorkeling and is next to a wonderful reef whose depth ranges from 3 & 18m.

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    Maquinit Hotspring

    by zoe_girl18 Written Apr 17, 2007

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    The Maquinit Hotspring is the only known slat water hotspring in the Philippines. With a temperature of 40 degrees celcius, a dip into it is said to be therapeutic. It is said to be beneficial by relieving tension and stress and bring relief to aching muscles and joints.

    Just be careful for the floor is slippery due to the several algae surrounding the pool and its floor area.. for the sensitive type, just image that yoa re having a seaweed wrap ;)

    Entrance fee is P100 for adults, P80.00 for students & senior citizens, children 12 yrs & below, P50.00.

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    Across the Twin Lagoon

    by zoe_girl18 Written Apr 17, 2007

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    The Twin lagoon is a rock formation, dividing 2 lagoons.. during the low tide, a small opening will be seen where you can cross to the other side, so during high tides, it is not advisable to go as it is not safe to cross to the other side. Upon entering the other side, your eyes can feast on the spectacular view of colorful plants and several schools of fish.

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    Coron Island Tour: Cayangan Lake

    by Dyesebel Updated Apr 16, 2007

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    Cayangan lake is quite a long way from Club Paradise, it took us 1hr boat ride to Busuanga mainland then another 1hr from Busuanga to Coron town,and from Coron town 15mins boatride to Cayangan lake.But it's worth the trip, the scenery is just amazingly beautiful!The water is so refreshing and very inviting!But hey, you have to climb up to see this picturesque cliff and another 60 steps to get to Cayangan lake and back,it's really a challenge!

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    Have a picnic on Banol beach

    by zoe_girl18 Written Apr 12, 2007

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    you can opt to have a picnic on the beach.. limited cottages are available for everyone to share. just make sure you bring your own garbage bag and clean up after to keep the beach clean for others to enjoy too.

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