Kayangan Lake

Coron, Palawan

Kayangan Lake
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Desiree P.
5.0 Stars

I recently visited Coron, Palawan and I fell in love to this iconic view of Kayangan Bay. Probably one of the most photographs, it is accessible through a short uphill hike. In the viewing ledge, the must-to-have photo will be taken with the amazing background of limestone cliffs and turquoise water. I was in awe when I first set my eyes in this stunning scenery. I can seat here all and just look in this marvelous God's creation.

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Avarlyn Dantes A.
4.0 Stars

I miss this place. This is a beautiful peaceful place. Don't destroy this place pls. Pick up your own trash, don't take home pieces of nature and no vandalizing. Save this place, you would think about the purpose of life here haha I miss this, I will go back!

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Minerva D.
5.0 Stars
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Dubbed as 'Asia's cleanest lake', Kayangan is one of Coron's eight majestic and sacred lakes. Surrounded by 200+ year old limestone formations, it is managed by the Tagbanuas of Calamianes. Along with Barracuda Lake, Kayangan was once off limits to the public. The rest of the lakes remain restricted from the public. The people of the Tagbanua tribe believe that spirits dwell in these places.

To get there, rent a boat for island hopping. From the docking area, walk until you reach the staircase which will take you up the enchanting lake. The uphill climb takes about 15-20 minutes. Halfway through, you can see the picturesque Coron - it's like looking at a perfectly crafted painting, I swear.

Don't forget to bring your mask, snorkel and fins - the underwater limestone formations are just breathtaking.

The environmental fee costs Php300 but EVERYTHING IS WORTH IT.

Lastly, when you visit Kayangan, please practice the 'leave no trace' policy. Let's respect our Tagbanua people and the sacred place they call 'home'.

#henrysinstaxgiveaway

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Marjorie G.
5.0 Stars

Kayangan Lake, also known as Blue Lagoon, has a steep reputation of being the cleanest lake in the Philippines. A friend swore to me that the lake looked just as beautiful as in the pictures so I had high expectations about the place. I am happy to report that I was not disappointed.

Before going to the lake, we went to this spot where you could have a good view of the Blue Lagoon. We reached the “spot” that leads to a cave, but we didn’t bother going inside, and just posed for some pictures by its mouth.

After the mandatory photo session in the boulder, we continued our way to see Kayangan. This time, we had to descend the slippery stairs. Then lo and behold, it’s the Kayangan Lake! Those pictures you see ’round the Internet, they weren’t lying. The water is crystal clear. I was beyond impressed.

The lake was already teeming with other tourists, majority of which, were wearing life vests. I’m not sure how deep the lake is but this was my first time to swim in a body of water where I couldn’t see the bottom. No worries because we had life vests to help us keep afloat.

Kayangan Lake is the best one that I've seen in the country and if you go to Coron, tell your boatman to include this in the itinerary.

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Reann G.
5.0 Stars

Always a refreshing moment to be up here with the view of the sea. 128513

The way to Kayangan Lake would take you about 250 steps (150 up and 100 down), easy breezy as compared to the 700 steps to get to Mt. Tapyas. I'm always ecstatic about the thought of blue clear waters and this place never disappointed me. Kayangan Lake would always have that special spot in my heart.

This is my 2nd time in Kayangan Lake and the place still amazes me as if it's the first time I'm seeing it. I got kilig when i got there! 10084128525 The water that's very blue and clear with the view of the fish swimming calms my soul. I would go back to this place at any given day!!! There's also a cave that you can enter for a different kind of experience - I didn't go in there tho. Haha I was too scared.

PS. Please be extra careful because the path leading to Kayangan Lake gets really slippery. There are hand rails so you can use that for support. :> please also do not take a pass on taking a photo of the very popular view like the one featured here. It's really breathtaking!!!!

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Cory J.
5.0 Stars

Excuse the photo and my boyfriend's Saudi pose, but this is the best photo we have of the famous Kayangan Lake in Coron. This is a bit late kasi ngayon ko lang nadiscover na nakalista pala sa looloo ang lugar na ito (at gusto ko na rin ma unlock kahit isa ang Backpacker Badge, ok?).

Anyway highway, highly recommended ang lugar na ito because it's so clean and the view underwater is breathtaking!

Ps: come during lax season, konti ang tao so more chances of having the winning IG shots!

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Nikki C.
5.0 Stars

Considered as the cleanest lake in the Philippines and in Asia. 128077🏻

A must visit place #wheninpalawan. The place is just so wonderful and breathtaking - reflecting the blue skies and green surroundings, the lake is truly picturesque. 128522

The water is just so clear and clean, you can actually see the floor bed of the lake 128521. My friends and I visited the place and spent quite a few hours. If you know how to swim, there is a small cave in the corner where you can go in and take underwater selfies 128247 (which we did 128513) We also went raft hopping, starting from the small raft that we got to the biggest one that could fit all 7 of us. It was like hoarding all the rafts that we can get 128517.

If you like to do cliff jumping, there is a part in the lake where you can do that. It was quite high, but jumping's not the difficult part, it's climbing your way up. Since the rock formation around the area are kind of sharp, climbing this cliff can be quite difficult as there are no steps provided to climb. #climbatyourownrisk

To get to this lake would need one to climb a total of 300 steep steps. Halfway through the steps is a viewing deck of a famous spot shown in magazines and billboards of Coron. 127796🌤 #exercisepamore

The climb can be exhausting but the viewing deck and lake is worth every step 128521

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Ivy R.
5.0 Stars

The clear, still waters of Kayangan lake is best enjoyed early in the morning. Make sure that your tour guide brings you there first thing in the morning so that you may enjoy the stillness of the water and appreciate the clear reflection of the rocks in the water. We plunged into the deep, cool waters and went caving. There are several caves that visitors can explore during low tide. Definitely one of the highlights of our Coron trip!

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Kathryna d.
5.0 Stars

First tourist spot for our tour in Coron!

I booked a Tour A + B package with Asiatravel for four for 6,800.

You have to climb 150 steep steps going up to reach the top. There's a cave there for photo ops. Then you have to descend another 150 steps to get to the lake. So that's a total of 600 steps roundtrip.

I wouldn't recommend this for those who are traveling with kids and senior citizens. Some of the limestone steps were a bit slippery most especially when a lot of people have already passed through.

The place was breathtaking. It felt like I was let in on Coron's best kept secret. No wonder Kayangan Lake is the most popular tourist spot in Coron! The pristine emerald waters and the tall limestones made me feel like I was staring at a beautiful painting. 🏝

The place had a wooden walkway with built-in benches so you can enjoy the view and go swimming in the beautiful waters of Coron. The challenging trek was worth it!

Thank you, Lord! Ang galing mo talaga! 128591🏽

Adios! 128111

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Reann G.
5.0 Stars

One of my favorite spots in Coron!!!! 10024 can't wait to be back next month!!!!! 128525128525128525

This place is very calming and inviting. 10084

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Nici R.
5.0 Stars

Kayangan Lake is always on every Coron tourist list. Alone, I joined a tour group and visited this beauty! Upon reaching it, I kind of felt like I was going to Jurrasic Park. Actually the whole Coron looks like Jurrasic Park. But anyway, you have to climb a bit to reach the lake. On the way, I saw a lot of senior citizens taking breaks. The climb was a bit slippery but you can hang onto to wooden railings. Unfortunately, if your knees are already week, you might have a hard rime going uphill and downhill. The short journey was so worth it though once you reach the lake! Even though it was flocked with toursists, it still looked so serene. If you are brave, you can let go of your life jacket and just jump repeatedly and swim around. Note though that it's harder to float since it's not salt water. When I was there, I swam around for a few minutes and then settled on a raft in the middle of the lake and just enjoyed the sun and cool water. Do visit Kayangan Lake and just relax and get amazed by the Frozen-like underwater view! Also, before you go back to your boat, you can go to this small cliff area and take pictures of the sea with islets/rock formations!

#loolooexplorerpackgiveaway

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Crystal Marie C.
5.0 Stars

The cleanest lake in Asia! Yes, that's non other than Kayangan lake. It's definitely worth the 350 steps and I must say one of the most beautiful spots Coron has to offer. No wonder why Palawan is chosen as the best island in the world by Cónde Nas Traveler. It's because of the magnificent beauty it has. It didn't took me long to dive and see what's underneath the water. It's crystal clear and there's no trace of waste down there. As a proof, look at my photo taken by one of our guides. You'll be truly amazed of how beautiful the lake is, it's illuminating with wonder. Just be sure though you know how to swim or dive so you can enjoy the scenery deep down. I recommend Kayangan lake as a must-try!

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Kevinross B.
5.0 Stars

When in Coron, thou shalt visit Kayangan Lake! But first, don't forget to wear your most trusted mosquito repellent lotion cause on your way to the lake, you will need to take a short hike uphill and downhill which is approximately 150 steps each. And in the 300 total steps, mosquitos will be waiting to feast on your blood! 128540 Tour guides told us that even though there are lots of mosquitos, there hasn't been any report of dengue/malaria caused by them. So that's a relief. 128522

Halfway through the hike, your tour guide will lead you to a spot for you take the famous souvenir photo of the lake and from there, you will truly find the meaning of "Picture perfect". Surely, nature's beauty never disappoints. 128512

Kayangan lake is dubbed as Asia's cleanest lake and I definitely couldn't agree more! It's so clean and clear that you can see the bottom of the lake right from the docks. We were fortunate to arrive at the lake during "off peak" hours. It felt like we had the whole area to ourselves! The place was absolutely peaceful and all you can hear are some birds and insects. Certainly a must visit destination in Coron. 128522

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars

Kayangan Lake.

This is where the real Lochness Monster lives.  Nah,  i am pulling your leg.  This is Kayangan Lake, the cleanest lake in Asia (a beautiful concoction of freshwater and saltwater).  Accessible via a steep flight of steps.  A reminder that one needs to suffer before attaining Nirvana (insert evil grin here).  The steps will test your cardio and your joints,  halfway through,  i regret not listening to Grams.  The ancient adage that one needs to eat leafy green veggies.

The trauma to your joints will disappear upon gazing at the turquoise waters of Kayangan.  The serene lake is rimmed with corals,  perfect for snorkeling.  The water is calm and transparent, the limestone formations are visible. Home to the Naiad.   The temperature is just right,  good for swimming.  The lake is surrounded with rock formations,  perfect for nature photography.  Lush flora and fauna,  sedimentary rocks - nature at it's finest. One will never get tired of ogling at the magnificence of Kayangan.

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Dominic D.
4.0 Stars

There is always that fear of reality not meeting our expectations when we travel.

Be it weather, crowds, or even overedited social media pictures that our friends share.

Luckily, Coron and its Kayangan Lake are exceptions to that rule.

Sure, the mosquitoes and crowd of tourists (yes, both are still present even during the rainy season) may put off some in having their dream 'shot' or 'roughing it' experience.

But in the midst of the gigantic rocks, lush greenery, and clear, blue waters, its pretty hard not to not smile at the sheer beauty of it all.

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Russel F.
5.0 Stars

This is probably the most highlighted attraction whenever you see an advert promoting Coron. Kayangan Lake is one of the best highlights of the tour, I think I'd say that a lot of times in every destinations we went to. Well, I think I won't be surprised if every places we went to were considered It was also dubbed as the cleanest lake in Asia - thanks Wikipedia! 128514128514128514

It was quite a hike going there but it's definitely worth the sweat. We were all astounded with its breath-taking view when we reached the wooden walkway next to the lake. It somehow reminds me of the Twin Lagoons but it has a wider stretch of waters that almost reached a kilometer or so. There were also lots of rock formation underwater and even a small cave where you can take stunning photos! We're able to enjoy it because the water was brackish or not too salty but also crystal clear.

Kayangan Lake is just one of the best go-to spots in Coron, and we truly enjoy and loved it!

Coron is 100841008410084!

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Mary Love S.
3.0 Stars

Yes, the lake is wonderful and the view is breathtaking. But no one ever mentioned that the place has a lot of mosquitos! I read several reviews and it all mention the same thing... View and clean water. Indeed, it's true that the place is one of the jewels of the Philippines but it is also important to warn everyone of the situation.

When we hiked up and down, we were badly bitten by mosquitos. Each one of us had an average of 15-20 bites. That's not a joke at all. It could also be dangerous if the bug bit someone with a disease.

So for those interested to visit the place, wear anti-mosquito bands. (The place forbids people from applying mosquito repellant lotions/gels.)

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Maureen L.
5.0 Stars

Worth the 350 step climb! 128514 refreshing water at the end 128077

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Kwokie K.
5.0 Stars

Just like the best postcard of Coron, Palawan - that's how i would describe my shot.

Almost didn't get to go to this place because of Typhoon Queenie - got stranded so had to extend our stay.

A must see in Coron, I can write multiple posts about the place. Talk about the restaurants we dined in in my other reviews. But as far as the sights are concerned - go to Calauit, explore Kayangan and Barracuda Lake, snorkel and dive the wrecks if you can.

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Leica C.
5.0 Stars

Kayangan lake is a must see when in Coron. You will need to hike first upwards and then downwards to get to this place. This photo was taken during the peak of the hike. As you can see, the view is awesome! You'll love the cold water as you swim here to relax your muscles :) It is a protected and regulated area so at times, it can be closed for cleaning so make sure to ask your hotel beforehand if you can go during your trip. This place is one of the highlights of all my philippine travels. To see is to believe that this place is like a scene from the movie.

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