Tangke Saltwater Lagoon
Isla Gigante Sur, Carles, Iloilo
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Tanke Saltwater Lagoon is every traveler's dream. When I saw photos of this place few year ago, I was amazed of how this placed looked like in the naked eyes. During my visit in Islas Gigantes, I was excited to know that this was included in our island hopping escapade.
If you're familiar with Coron's famous lagoon like Twin Lagoon, this one has similar appearance. The body of water is surrounded by captivating rock formations. Water was green in color because of the plant's reflection to it. Our tour guide told us that the water dried up inside the lagoon sometimes in the afternoon or during summer. Also, tour is not permitted here when the waves are really strong. I guess, we were lucky enough to witness Tanke Lagoon on it's beautiful state.
1. Secure your Tanke Entrance Pass and Environmental Fee at Balasan Port. This will be your ticket when visiting.
2. There's a 15-minute limit per group for staying inside the lagoon. This is to avoid the overcrowding of boats and tourists.
3. Feeding of animals are not allowed.
4. All forms of leaving traces like vandalism, throwing of garbage, smoking, urinating and defecating are stricly prohibited.
5. Enjoy and respect each other's time for photo taking.
Tour Fee: Included in our package
Entrance Fee: P75 per head
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Seeing photographs of this place on the internet made me gone gaga, and I really wanted go here ASAP.
So when I knew that this was a part of our island hopping, I was so excited!
According to other bloggers and those tourists who went here, they literally compare it to be like those lagoon in Coron. and I must agree. I just hope that time that it is not an "expectation vs. Reality" place
So while on the way to the lagoon, we were seated at the back of the driver's seat. Kuya driver was so jolly, then he pointed to a rock which looked like a "kid" and it was really like it as in amazing! nakakatuwa! Nakakaaliw! Nakakaamaze!
When our boat has docked on the entrance of the lagoon, there were other tourists ahead of us. It was a little bit crowded that time. So our guide took our photos before we dipped into the waters.
There were even monkeys up the rock formations!
When I entered the place, it is literally real! Beautiful! Majestic! And so gorgeous! I mean don't get me wrong, pero kasi kt was really my first time to visit a lagoon. And I was really amazed! Ang ganda ganda ganda talaga!
Natetempt na tuloy akong mag book ng ticket pa Coron!
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This is the exterior of the enchanted Tangke Lagoon. It was said to be guarded by monkeys and mythical creatures. Well I actually think so since there are no leaves to be seen on the lagoon even though it's surrounded by trees or do you call it shrubs? So yeah.
Unfortunately, it was low tide so the water was a little murky and too low to enjoy a swim. Still, it's a really nice place. There's also an entrance fee for this one, too bad I forgot how much it was.
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Tangke Salt Water Lagoon is not just your ordinary lagoon, this area is known to be enchanted. Typically the water here is just low and good for not a swimmer like me but for some reason, the water will rise every 24th of June! Sadly, we visited this place last February but still, we enjoyed its cool water.
Tangke has a spot for cliff diving and rock climbing It is an island of rock I did try cliff diving and got bruised and i dont care about it because it's part of the fun!
I posted this picture since we don't have any clear pictures of the lagoon itself, and the current is a bit strong. 🏻️ #littleadventure
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Going here was tough that it made me feel like the lagoon doesn’t want to welcome us. The waves were too strong, which put quite a challenge to our small boat. From the shore, we had to walk on a bridge to get inside the lagoon. After that, we needed to walk carefully as we trek down the big rocks. But the effort was worth it, to my surprise the lagoon looks just like those that you can only see in El Nido or Coron. I even climbed up the wall to get a better view of the lagoon and it was simply astonishing!
You can also do cliff diving outside the lagoon or inside when its high tide. There is no entrance fee but I suggest giving a small amount to the person who is guarding the place.
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Happiness...is a lagoon with nobody else but me (I mean us hahaha)! No photobombers weee ! That feeling lasted for 5 minutes because after a couple of group shots another boat docked. Magjajumpshot pa sana kami e. Wishful thinking failed!
Anyway, you guys better wear your aqua shoes here and be very careful of those jagged rocks. Got me a couple of cuts and bruises .
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