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.more
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...more
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...more
I normally surf for the local best when visiting a place. Bistro Coron was one of the recommended place to eat in Coron. I was very disappointed with the menu and the service. Ordered their house specialty - Beef Bourguignon. It was a one plate meal served with rice. The beef sauce was passable for the french dish but what turned me off was the...more
A good place to hang out in the evening and enjoy mango shake cocktail or a cold San Miguel beer.And you'll have the chance to talk to the other guests and management,share your experiences and opinions.
I booked online and flew to Busuanga using Air Phil Express. Major credit cards accepted. Not sure though if they accept credit cards issued outside of the Philippines. Departures and Arrivals serviced thru Terminal 3 infront of Marriott Hotel and ResortWorld Casino.No food on board. Not even ones for sale. It is such a short flight though.Serviced...more
A lot of people who travel to see the islands of Palawan make the mistake of booking Puerto Princesa (PPS) airport even if they are primarily going to El Nido, Busuanga (USU) or Coron. If you have no business going to Puerto Princesa, I suggest you fly direct to Busuanga. There are carriers servicing the MNL-USU route.more
As Metro Manilans, we were just accustomed to our fast paced way of life where instructions were given as one-liners. We were quite surprised that we encountered at least 2x people from Busuanga who felt offended by our one liners. Example: when we were picked up by a 3rd party provider of our hotel, we instructed the loader person to put our cabin bag on top of the heap because there are breakable items inside. Upon alighting from the vehicle, we found our cabin bag at the bottom of the heap because we were the first to step inside the van. My hubby asked the loader what's the use of giving instructions when they clearly disregarded them. They spoke Tagalog just like we do so language/dialect barrier is not the issue. Instead of apologizing, the loader stated he can pay for it and appeared offended. Another instance where we encountered ultrasensitivity is when we left instructions with a hotel personnel (let's call her A). The morning shift personnel said she can do same job as A, she can call A if we want and appeared offended when we mentioned we left instructions with A.
And mind you, we said please all the time but we still saw the same look of offense.
Luggage and bags:
Backpacking is the best way to go.. This will assure fast and easy movement.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear light clothing as it is very warm and you will spend most of your days on the sea. Don't forget your swim suits and wear rash guard if possible to avoid too much sun exposure. Wear hat/cap to protect your face. And most important, bring lots of sunblock, apply and reapply as much as possible. The sun is scorching hot! :)
Wear comfortable footwear.. those with velco straps are more advisable that slippers.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring insect repellant for mosquitoes are plenty especially at night time. Bring band aids for emergency purposes.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Although snorkeling gears are provided, bring your own snorkling gear if you are not comfortable with borrowing.
Club Paradise House Reef offers a good under water life.There are lots of colorful fish here. Unfortunately,the giant clam was destroyed by the typhoon last december.
Hiking will not just make you fitter but it will give you also a breathtaking view of Dimakya Island and its neighboring islands and islets.
When you are in Busuanga, you MUST go to Popototan, a small Island, one and a half hour away by boat. It is a Diving Ressort, but a special one. A grazy german Guy leads them and nothing is normal at this beautyful place. The Ressort is called Evergreen-Diving, you can find more informations here: http://www.evergreen-diving.com
If you go to Popototan, say Hello to Arno from me!
Fondest memory: Busuanga is Coron - and Coron is just a Place for going to the Islands