Sunday, October 21, 2012

TRAVELS: Maquinit Hot Spring | Coron Palawan

Maquinit Hot Spring located at Coron, Palawan is just a 25 minutes away from the Town Proper. "Maquinit" derived its name from the Tagalog word "Mainit"  which means hot or warm. Oh boy, it is freakin hot at 40 degrees celcius!

We rode a tricycle going here and the road is muddy and rough.An entrance fee of 150 Pesos will take you to this hot spring. A great way to relax after a flight coming from Manila.

Maquinit Hot Spring is the only Salt Water Hot Spring in the Philippines. I usually go to Laguna for hot springs which not a salt water. Maquinit is surrounded by mangroves which makes it more of a nature trip! We meet foreigners who also indulged into this wonderful hotspring.

Wooden Footbridge surrounded by Mangroves

Me and my friends enjoying  the relaxing ambience the Maquinit Hot Spring gives us!

 You can go to the nearby lake, where the water is colder. And the view is just superb!

We only stayed for an hour and went to the nearest restaurant to enjoy the food in Coron! The only thing that might be a hassle in this hot spring is the restroom.No place to have a shower since the water is salty and you might need to wash this all off. Nevertheless, you can just rely on taking a shower in your rented hotel.  Also, the security of your things, so better have someone to look out for your things while you are enjoying the place.

What you need to know to get to Maquinit Hot Spring? You can ask a tricycle driver to take you there, for Php 300, they can accomodate up to 4 persons inside the tricycle and have them wait you outside the Hot Spring and bring you back to your hotel. But since our drivers waited for us till we finished for dinner at a restaurant, we just gave them 100 as additional payment.

Come and Visit Coron Palawan! Its more fun in the Philippines!


Friday, October 12, 2012

TRAVELS: Coron Palawan | A Paradise

HI Guys! Sorry for a very late post. I was very busy with work lately. What's best after a hardwork? Well, a very nice weekend in Paradise! Here in the Philippines, you can't deny that we are composed of 7,100 plus islands so you can choose from different tourist spots to go to. Just last weekend, we visited the Coron, Palawan!

Coron, being a first-class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines, has become one of the most visited place in Palawan. Its diving sites are to die for. Beautiful corals are well maintaned and the crystal blue green sea water are breathtaking. Tourists can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, island hopping and diving in Coron.

Travelling in Coron Palawan will take you about 45 minutes from Manila. Arriving at Busuanga Airport, you will need to ride a van about 1 hour going to the city proper of Coron. In here are hotels, restos and residential areas and the town proper.

Busuanga Airport..

When you arrived in Busuanga Airport, you will notice this monument. As what I have observed there are koreans who are in Coron when we visited.

One thing that you should not forget to do while you were in Coron? Well Food trip! There are many restaurants to choose from, such as bistro coron, Centro Coron, Macarios Grill, Blue Lagoon, Dali dali (Korean Resto) etc. The one I would recommend? Well Bistro Coron is kinda pricey but the food is tasteful! The servings are also big so you can enjoy your food. But what really is the best for me? Macarios Grill! You can easily ride tricycle around the town and ask the driver to take you to this resto!

The Food was great and affordable! And if you are a love of seafood, you will enjoy their food. Sorry I cant provide with pics with the food but the resto itself? Well got that one for you!

 Macarios Grill....

The ambience was just fine, nothing too special.. But wait, the food is just superb! After a splash to the the Maquinit Hot spring, our tricycle drivers highly recommended this resto. Just be patient to wait for your orders since the food will just be cook as you order. Rest assured the food was fresh!

Till next post! I will post other places we visited while in Coron!

Come and visit Coron, Palawan! Its more fun in the Philippines!!



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