Summer Trip to Coron (Day 3): Relaxing at Three Beautiful Islands of Bulalacao, Coron, Northern Palawan

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My friend, what do you do when you go to a beach island?  For us five, we just bum around and enjoy the beauty of Coron.

We have jam-packed activities on our first and second day of tour.  So when I planned for this trip, I want our last day to be relaxing.  So we choose the Sun, Sea and Sand Tour package of Coron Galeri where they will take us to 3 wonderful islands.  The cost?  Php 1200 each person including a ride going to the port, boat ride, entrance fee to the islands and lunch.  Remember that our tour is exclusively for our group that is why the price is higher compared to the regular tour packages they offer.

Mangrove forest along the way

Mangrove forest along the way

Remember that on our second day tour, we were greeted by rains on our way.  But here, you will see that the waters are so calm that the view will already relaxes you.

The calm waters of Coron  became a mirror of the clouds above

The calm waters of Coron became a mirror of the clouds above

After an hour of enjoying the calm ride, we arrived on our first island for the day – Bulog Island.

Bulog Island

My friend Marie, the muse of Bulog Island :)

My friend Marie, the muse of Bulog Island 🙂

As usual, it has white sand.  It is unique because I think it comprises of two small islands joined by a line of fine white sand.

Enjoying the waters of Bulog Island

Enjoying the waters of Bulog Island

Noticed the white sand.  That connects the small island to the other

Noticed the white sand. That connects the small island to the other

The island above have stairs where you can climb and have a view of one of the expensive island resort in Coron – the Two Seasons Coron.

Stairs going on top of one of the islands

Stairs going on top of one of the islands

Enjoying the water, stones, corals and resort we see below

Enjoying the water, stones, corals and resort we see below

On the other small island, the water is shallow and not too salty.  This is the side of the island that we stayed longer.

Calmness again, but less saltier :)

Calmness again, but less saltier 🙂

After enjoying the island, Kuya Allan inform us that we have to go back to our boat to go to another area for our lunch.

Banana Island

Welcome to Banana Island!

Welcome to Banana Island!

The island was called as such because there were many banana trees here when it was first discovered.  Once you approach the island, you will see that it is bigger and more developed than Bulog Island.  Lots of coconut trees with hammocks were there for visitors to enjoy.  Kayaking, snorkeling and diving can be done here for a fee.  Sorry, we didn’t asked for the price that’s why I can’t tell you how much.  But I do know that fresh coconut here is 40 pesos only. 😀

During our first day in Coron, it was informed to us that this island has a lot of jellyfish.  But we did not saw nor encountered one.  Upon docking, we chose a hut farther from the crowd with a great view.  And this is what we chose:

View from our small hut

View from our small hut

B enjoying the table under the tree

B enjoying the table under the tree

The weather, the sea, the place was so relaxing!  Though we swam and enjoyed the sea, what we did here was more on bumming.  And of course, camwhoring 😉

Failed jumpshot pic :)

Failed jumpshot pic  🙂

Fave photo.  Now I'm wiishing to have SLR (my next project) :)

Fave photo. Now I’m wishing to have SLR (my next project)  🙂

Channeling Beyonce in this pic c/o my B ;)

Channeling Beyonce in this pic c/o my B  😉

We were already satisfied with doing nothing at Banana Island but our boatman reminded us that we have another island for today.

Malcapuya Island

B welcoming you to Malcapuya Island

B welcoming you to Malcapuya Island

The waves were stronger when we travelled going on this island.  Quite strange too because boats going here dock at the back of the island.  Reason is because the owner of the island wants to preserve the sand and waters at front for people to enjoy more.

Path going to the front of Malcapuya Island

Path going to the other side of Malcapuya Island

What to do on this island?  Aside from bumming around, there’s a massage being offered here.  Unfortunately, the masseuse went somewhere that we did not avail it.  Fresh buko is 50 pesos, more expensive than the one sold at Banana Island.  This island is more polished with regards to the facilities.  But I like Banana Island more.  But we won’t skip camwhoring here 😀

Tada! :)

Tada! 🙂

Feeling sexy (even if I'm not) :D

Feeling sexy (even if I’m not)  😀

Yup!  It was a slow day for us and we are not complaining.  We are enjoying our lack of activity this day since vacation is about that – relaxation.

We went back to our hotel in the afternoon and rest a bit.  In the evening after our dinner, B and I decided to have a massage.  Of course!  A relaxing vacation is never complete without a massage.  So we roam around the town and saw VKGV Spa.  B and I went there and choose their Swedish massage for Php 400 only.

B choosing oil for our massage

B choosing oil for our massage

The place was small but clean.  The massage was so relaxing that I dooze off for a bit.  I was awaken by B because there are customers waiting in line.  HAHA!

That’s our 3-day tour of Coron.  It was fun and we really enjoyed the beauty of our country.  So for you, my friend, enjoy our country first before you go overseas.  The Philippines has a lot of hidden gems waiting for us to be discovered and explored.  Hope you learned something from my post and include Coron on your next trip.

My friend, I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have about Coron.

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-Tinakits-

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