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It is one of the two lakes in Coron Island that is frequented by tourist. They said it is a freshwater lake but for me it is a little salty. The Lake can be accessed by a little hike along wooden stairs built on a tricky limestone path. The lake is very quiet and clear with stunning limestone formations that enclose the lake.
I have my life vest and snorkeling gear that is why I managed to see how it look like under. It’s very deep in the middle what you can see is total darkness so I stayed near the wall. I watched group of divers going deeply down the lake, hope they won’t meet a big Barracuda along the way. Actually I thought I could see some Barracuda but I didn’t. There is not much marine life I just don’t know in the deeper part.
You need to swim here to enjoy the other side of the lake not much to see if you will just stay on the narrow path.
The entrance fee here is 100 pesos.
Barracuda Lake - Treacherous Path
Barracuda Lake is not as popular as the Kayangan Lake but still worth a visit if you have time. As with most destinations in Coron, this is accessible by boat. You see a little hut with a bamboo/wooden walkway that leads to a hole in the rock wall. That is the entrance to Barracuda Lake. The way to the lake itself is dangerous considering the height from the ground and sharp rocks. There are pathways and handrails that help with the 'navigation' but you still need some agility especially in reaching for something steady to hold.
There's just a little spot at the edge of the lake that is about knee-deep. Take a few steps forward and it's already very deep. Unlike Kayangan, you can see the bordering rocks around the lake so it's smaller by comparison. It has a flat wall on one side that goes straight down deep in the water (you can't see the bottom). I did not venture too far away from the edge.
And there are no barracudas here, which was a good thing.
It is a small but deep lake located at Coron Island. You need to take a short hike in sharp cliff stones to get to the lake. Very peaceful.
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