Maquinit Hot Springs

Coron Busuanga Rd., Coron, Palawan

Maquinit Hot Springs
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Bernisse C.
4.0 Stars
4

M A Q U I N I T   H O T S P R I N G S
 
Truthfully, I have never imagined a saltwater hot spring. Yes, you heard that right. Coron has a saltwater hot spring.
 
We arrived quarter before six and sunset was just slipping in. The yellow bulbs attached on trees complimented the slightly dimmed sky. It was just really beautiful.
 
After climbing Mt. Tapyas, a nice, relaxing dip in hot water is just what I needed and I could not wait to just dive right in. Big mistake. It's really hot! It’s better to take it in slowly and have your body adjust to the heat. It’s advisable to stay there for a maximum of 20 minutes, get up and cool yourself down for fifteen minutes before taking another dip. Oh, have I mentioned where it gets the heat? Apparently, there in a non-active volcano under the hot springs 128563
 
While we were cooling ourselves down, we went over the bridge to see what was there. Of course there was no view to see since it was already past seven and there was only darkness at the end of the path. But thanks to the darkness, I saw something blinking underwater. The first thing that popped in my mind was the glowing fish in finding Nemo. We were all staring at the water debating what was under there but in the end, everything was left to our curious minds as to what was really down there. I really believed that these are bioluminescent fishes – those who have the ability to make their own light. They have luminous fishing lures coming out of their heads, glowing stripes on their flanks, bright goatees dangling from their chins, flashing headlamps beneath their eyes, or radiant bellies that cancel out their silhouettes to predators watching from below. I rested my case and moved on as I found that I was becoming mosquito food already 128529
 
Aside from the island hopping tours, Maquinit Hot Springs was the next best thing in Coron 128149

Here are some reminders before visiting:
1. Operating hours is from 8am to 10pm. Cutoff time for entrance is 8pm.
2. The place prohibits guest from taking showers.
3. Entrance fee is Php200 for adults, Php100 for children below 10 years old and free for children below 5 years old. They also offer discounts for students and senior citizens but this only applicable to locals.
4. Only drinking water and baby's milk are allowed to be brought in. All other food and beverages should be bought inside the hot spring. We ordered their crabs and they did not disappoint.
5. Practice CLAYGO or clean as you go.

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Jovin B.
5.0 Stars

Salt water hot spring... What??!!
Yes, this is what makes Maquinit Hot spring different from all the other hot springs it's salt water. You should definitely check this place out as this is very rare and worthy of visiting especially after climbing the 720+ steps of Mt. Tapyas.

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Nikki C.
5.0 Stars
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Ending our first island hopping around Coron at Maquinit Springs was just perfect 10084

It rejuvenated our aching muscles from the daylight snorkeling, swimming and afternoon climb at Mt. Tapyas. Yes, the water was really 128293128293128293 But being the type of person who likes to bathe in lukewarm to hot water, I was the first in our group that was able to immerse my entire body in the water. 128524128524

The cold early night was perfect for the 128293 water. There were 2 small pools, and just on the side of it (going towards the main pool), was a step down area, where you can sit on and rest back feeling the downwards flow from the small pools. It was 128293 but very soothing and rejuvenating 128524128524 #icanstayhereforever

But of course, when our body has reached the limit and have adjusted to the temperature, it will soon be too hot for it. In the long run of staying immersed, I can feel like my head is starting to sweat 128517 #somuchforhotness It would have been great to bring an iced cold drink while taking a deep 127865 128517

I can say that this was one of the main highlights of my trip and if you will visit Coron, Maquinit Springs is the best last trip of the day's tour. 128522128077🏻 But then it also could be the first venue of the wee hours of the morning. One can just hail a tricycle and tell them to take you to Maquinit. 128521

128293 Apologies for the bad photo.. We arrived at the place around 7pm already..

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars

Whenever I hear Coron, I think about rock formations, corals, snorkeling and beaches. But it never crossed my mind that it also houses the one of the very few saltwater hot springs in the world.

Hello, Maquinit Hot Springs!

We got to the hot springs a bit past 4 p.m. on our first day in Coron. We were supposed to be there earlier or after climbing Mount Tapyas but thanks to Cebu Pacific, we were behind schedule by a couple of hours. Since most of us were tired, we opted to skip the hike and delay it till our last day in the island.

The Maquinit was slightly packed when we got there. We didn't immediately jumped into the hot springs as first order of business was to listen to our awesome tour guide (and to take photos of the area, a few selfies/wefies here and there).

Aside from being told of the medicinal benefits of hot springs, our tour guide also pointed out a mountain that could be seen from Maquinit. He said that locals call it the sleeping giant. It actually took me a while to see it. And when I finally did, I giddily told the rest of my new found knowledge... But I eventually got frustrated when the others could not see the giant in slumber.

Anyway, time for some healthy dip.

IT WAS HOOOOOT!

The water was around 40 degrees Celsius when we took a dip. Well, we took it part by part. We first dipped our feet (with slippers since the bottom of the hot springs is pretty rocky and quite sharp) for a few seconds and when we finally got to adjust, we took the full dip.

Some of us brought their cold bottled water to keep them from being too hot. Seeing how long they lasted, it must have worked.

It was a nice and relaxing (despite the crowd) experience. The rough walls accompanied by the chirps of birds within the area made me feel a bit closer to nature, something I couldn't do in Manila.

In fact, I got too close to nature that I felt how vital I am in eco system. I fed a lot of mosquitos. 128547

Note: Wear insect repellant band.

#50ksummergiveaway #gluttonshopper

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars

Maquinit Hot Springs is one of rarest hot springs in the country.  The water is s concoction of saltwater and H2O from an inactivr volcano.  It can get hot,  best to do baby steps first before submerging in the warm water.  

The water alaso has massive amounts of spirulina.  I don't wanna bore you with facts about this healthy bacteria (there are a lot).  Trust me when i say,  this blue green algae is good for you. 

Best to visit Maquinit when after a tirinf day,  the warm,  spirulina induced water will calm aching muscles.

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Russel F.
4.0 Stars

We decided to take a dip at the Maquinit Hot Spring to relax after a stressful flight. We arrived in the afternoon, around 5:00pm and there were quite a number of people inside. We paid 200 pesos for the entrance fee, almost the same with Laguna hotsprings. There are about 5 or 6 cottages that are free to use.

It may took a while before I got used to the hot water, but it's definitely worth it. It's also a good way to destress ourselves while chatting and sharing some good laughs. It's suggested that you'd sit for a while and do a sort of cool down after having a dip to avoid dizziness.

The place was photo-friendly and we did some photo shoots during our stay.

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Rosey D.
4.0 Stars

Our flight was delayed for 5 hours and so our tour in Coron for that day was gone. We arrived in Busuanga at 5pm and ours was a budgeted travel so we wanted to make the most of our stay on this island.
We still tried to visit this hit spring even if we arrived there at 7pm already. Hard to see the beauty of this place at night, but of course! But we enjoyed the warm water just by sitting in. There were tables and toilets for changing in. Can't remember how much we paid for the entrance.
If only the plane arrived early, could have appreciated the place more. Maybe next time.

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Gayla b.
3.0 Stars

Did the Maquinit Hot Springs after the Mt. Tapyas Trekking. We were so dead tired and my OSO babies were all excited for some Hot Spring time. I was a bit off about it, don't really enjoy Hot water that much. Let's just say I like it cold. 128513

And as expected, i find it hard to go into the water. It felt like boiling. and i kept on remembering a sceen in the movie Dante's Peak where in 2 people got fried over boiling water. Damn I don't want that. Anyway, little by little, takin them baby steps. I was able to deep my whole body in.

I got more stressed out than bein relax after a long walk, maybe i'll force myself to like it more the next time. Well, if.. i'm not so sure bout trying it again. 128532128557128513lol

The place is really cool though, and a must try! 128513128077

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Ice V.
5.0 Stars

My first hot spring experience 128522

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Cindz C.
5.0 Stars

When we visited Coron, this is a place that out guide recommended. Out fuide brought our dinner and we rented a cottage and while we were swimmjng and enjoying the hot spring our guide prepared our dinner. The place is simple but the hot spring is the best for us to enjoy our time and relax our muscles. This is kne of the best places in Coron always drop by when you visit coron.

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April H.
4.0 Stars

This is one of the places we went stopped at a couple of years back... We got here by boat, but you can get here by land... I love the hot water as it soothed my muscles after all the swimming and snorkeling we did on our trip!127946128077

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Aldwin D.
4.0 Stars

Nice place. Relaxing just ok water temp.

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Abet G.
5.0 Stars

We visited it at around 7pm. Surprisingly amazing experience!

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Mikko F.
5.0 Stars

We went to the hot spring after our flight in. Its a 30 mins. tricycle ride from our hotel. The road is rough and bumpy going there. Its also very dark at night because theres no light.
The hot spring was nice at night, with lights that set a nice ambiance. The water was a good 37-40 degree. There are 3 pools where you can choose to either sit or soak. The flooring is peebles with few big rocks. The hot spring is unique as its salt water. The hot spring is open until 8pm. Soo relaxing. All worth going there.

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Bryan Gabriel A.
3.0 Stars

If you are looking for a little hot spa like place, try to visit this place though the water is too hot 41 degrees celsius. According to the locals, the spring is IN during rainy season. 15 minute tricycle ride from town proper, 300 pesos (rent)

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Lito L.
5.0 Stars

hot springs from a 'dormant' volcano. soothing though tricky to get used to the heat until you decide to finally brave it. about 38° to 42°. i almost boiled my eggs! honest!

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Keicylyn B.
5.0 Stars

I miss! Wanna go back there again.. How i wish128134sigh-
Hotspring after climbing Mt. Tapyas with 724 steps..wow! really relaxes my muscles.. Very nice place with perfect view..128079

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Irvin P.
5.0 Stars

One of the few salt hotspring in the Philippines found in Coron, Palawan. Therapeutic water.

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