Coron Warnings and Dangers

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    by davidjo
  • 3 or 4 gas stations in town and that's about it!!!
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    SHELLS-YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!!

    by davidjo Written Jun 13, 2014

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    Please don't try to take shells off of the island as they will be confiscated at the airport. All bags are thoroughly searched for these rare shells and if caught you may receive a fine , anything from 10,000 to 1,000,000 pesos and a jail sentence of 6-12 years. At the airport you can see a list of rare shells and a box containing all the confiscated shells. Philippines is one of the countries that has a large amount of rare shells so collectors and souvenir hunters, BE WARNED

    many confiscated shells sign says it all rare shells

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    WEAR LONG TROUSERS ON MOTORBIKE

    by davidjo Written Jun 10, 2014

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    There are some nasty bugs in the Philippines and while motorbiking around the island i felt a sudden pain in my groin, and before i could stop my bike i felt another sharp pain.No time for modesty, i stopped the motorbike and took off my shorts and shook them around to find nothing, but on my groin there was a deep red mark which developed into a one inch blister after 30 minutes. By the time i returned to the GH at night the center of the bite/sting had turned whitish/yellow with the build up of puss and it was swollen all around the area, perhaps 3 inches in circumference. Fortunately over the next few days it slowly got better, but even now , 10 days later there is still a white mark on my skin. So i advise you to wear long pants while riding a bike which should prevent incidents like this from happening.
    I might add that i have bee bitten by different types of bee, ants, centipedes but never experienced this before , and don't know who is the culprit!

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    DON't CHOOSE ACCOMMODATION NEXT TO ROOSTERS

    by davidjo Written Jun 12, 2014

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    Just check the neighbourhood out before you choose your hotel and make sure that there are no roosters in the area because if you are not used to them you will be kept awake with the cocka-doodle -doo in the early hours of the morning.
    Filipinos love cock fights and many of the locals have a 100 roosters or more on their property. You can see the small houses that they keep their fighting cocks in when walking around the town

    many roosters live here

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    CLIMBING MOUNT TAPYAS

    by davidjo Written Jun 21, 2014

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    The best time to climb Mt Tapyas is before dawn, perhaps at 5 am or late afternoon, maybe around 6 pm. Be aware that there are over 730 steps and if you are elderly or have a medical condition you should think twice about doing this. I am a fairly active 60+yr old who can jog 4 kms each day but i did have to stop for a few breathers on the way up. I actually started the climb at 7 am and most of the people were already descending. There are rest huts on the way up but many of them have no roof due to the typhoon Yolanda that caused so much destruction. I would bring water as there is nowhere tp buy water on the climb.

    make sure that you are up to the steep climb shelter destroysed by recent typhoon used to be a cross before the typhoon hit it is not as easy as it looks

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    RELIEVE YOURSELF BEFORE CLIMBING MOUNT TAPYAS

    by davidjo Written Jun 21, 2014

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    It is 730 steps to the top of Mount Tapyas and takes 30-60 minutes depending how fit you are, but make sure that you perform your "morning constitutional" before you start climbing because the toilets that are about one third of the way up are completely destroyed. I needed to use them but the toilet bowls were completely broken, no water, debris, and there was sh*t everywhere among the ruined toilets, even wooden 2X3s to prevent you from entering. The area each side of the steps is clear and devoid of trees which makes it impossible to relieve oneself.

    730 steps to the top, but no toilets on the way

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    MAP OF CORON ISLAND

    by davidjo Written Jun 22, 2014

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    When your boat anchors at Coron Island so the tourists can see Kayangan Lake there is a marvelous map giving details of burial grounds, reefs, sanctuaries, beaches, lakes, hunting grounds, protected forests. The island has been given to the local Tagbanua people and tourists may enter certain parts of the island only.

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    MAKE SURE THAT YOUR DRINKS ARE COLD

    by davidjo Written Jun 10, 2014

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    We went on a day trip from Coron by boat which included lunch but unfortunately when it came time to eat the coke and water was at normal air temperature as there was no cooler with ice, so make sure when booking your day trip that cold drinks will be available.

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    WEAR A HELMET or FACE A FINE

    by davidjo Written Jun 10, 2014

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    In Coron Town i noticed that very few people wear a helmet while riding their motorbikes, but sometimes the police are on the outskirts of town stopping riders without helmets. I believe that the fine for this is around 400 pesos so when renting a bike ask for a helmet. All motor bike rental agencies have helmets for the tourists.

    no helmet no helmet no helmet

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    THE ROAD TO THE HOT SPRINGS

    by davidjo Updated Jun 12, 2014

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    If you rent a motorbike to visit the hot springs which are 5 kms east of the town be very careful because there is a sheer drop at the side of the narrow road and you may end up lying in someone's backyard, especially if vehicles are coming from the other direction in the middle of the road. I talked to a few of the locals and many drunken motorbike and trike drivers have ended up going over the edge.

    don't drop in someone's backyard dangerous area

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    BOOK EARLY FOR TRIPS TO CALAUIT

    by davidjo Written Aug 11, 2014

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    When we were in Coron we wanted to take the day trip to Calauit Island but there were not enough people who were interested in taking the tour on that particular day so we left our names and cell number with the tour agency so they could call us if there were enough people for the next day. Unfortunately they did call us wondering if we would like to go the day after as there was enough room for us, but we were flying out that day so we were unable to sign up.
    My advice would be to register with a few tour agencies the day you arrive in Coron to stand a better chance of making the trip.

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    CAREFUL OF THE SHARP ROCKS AT THE HOT SPRINGS

    by davidjo Written Jun 22, 2014

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    Should you visit Maquinit Hot Springs be very careful if you are scrambling over the rocks as some are extremely sharp and can easily slice you leg or arm open if you slip. I actually cut my leg when i lost my balance while trying to grab my towel which was lying on the rocks.

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    BASURA------RUBBISH

    by davidjo Written Jun 12, 2014

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    Be careful while walking around as the whole of the seafront in Coron is full of rubbish and is impossible to swim in town. Many of the houses built on stilts the sewage goes directly in to the sea. Some places you must hold your nose while walking around.

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    Insect-repellant needed!

    by f8stop Updated Jun 16, 2008

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    Before venturing off to islands or coves, it is best to cover all exposed skin with insect-repellant. Especially in kayangan lake. The sights are breathtaking and you wouldn't want the moment to be ruined by stings of dragon-sized mosquitoes.

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    let yar eyes roll over... around the area..

    by missmarianne Written Jul 26, 2010

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    on the shore, right at the beachfront, there could be sting ray resting their exhausted tail almost on the shore. There was an incident when a girl was just walking out of the water.. literally walking on the shore after a few seconds..when she suddenly fell on the sand crying hard and.. she could not stand anymore. She stepped on a sting ray. NOw, she is paralyzed.

    Related to:
    • Diving and Snorkeling

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  • Barracuda Lake, Sea Urchin, Unsafe Boats

    by seaurchinako Written Mar 21, 2009

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    Barracuda lake - be informed that the limestone that you need to hike is sharp, steep and slippery. The wooden handles are not fortified.

    Sea Urchin - There are a lot around siete pecados, and Kalachuchi. Sarap kainin! Masakit ma-sting! Some are also around Twin Lagoon so be careful.

    Unsafe Boats - Be sure to have enough life jackets. The water is deep and if you are not a good swimmer it'll be dangerous to go island hopping without it.

    Phone: 0920-254-8553/0919-305-4363

    Website: http://www.corongaleri.com.ph

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