Twin Lagoons

Coron, Palawan

Twin Lagoons
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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars
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I have been avoiding the sun for decades but ever since I got together with R, I turned from vampire to a sun loving individual (sort of but still not quite). He dragged me to beaches and all these sunny places I try to avoid. And surprisingly, it wasn’t that bad (or painful to the skin). Seeing the pristine water and the wonderful rock formations of Coron was worth the darker and uneven skin complexion.

R’s friends made all the arrangements during our Coron trip and all we had to do was pay our share. For the boat rental, we gave about PHP1,000 per head and there were about 20 of us. The boat rental includes our lunch and afternoon snack. We also went to a total of 6 islands but since it started drizzling on our fourth stop, we decided to just pass by the remaining two stops.

The Twin Lagoon is one of the popular spots in Coron. It sure is beautiful and picturesque. I always confuse it though with the rocks in El Nido. They look pretty much the same.

We took a quick dip around the lagoon and entered a small opening. Since I couldn’t swim, I let the tour guide pull my life vest. He warned me not to move my legs or kick as the rocks are very sharp and that I could injure myself. But my body’s lack of coordination with my brain was such a show off and I involuntarily made a small kick and hit a sharp rock. Thankfully, it only left a bruise and not a cut.

We spent about an hour there. There were not a lot of fishes around compared to the snorkelling area which was our first stop.

The most memorable part of that stop though was not the rock formations but our tour guide’s awesome diving skills.

One of our friends accidentally dropped her new GoPro and started screaming for help. Three of our guys, including R, and our tour guide went down to get it. Our friends had to go up earlier saying that the GoPro was already at least 10 meters deep and that it’s hard to retrieve it. But nothing seems impossible to our tour guide as after being under for over 2 minutes, he was able to get it. Woohoo! 128518

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Nikki C.
5.0 Stars

Towering rock formations and 2 lagoons divided. Nature truly has it own thing to give and have us bewildered with it's star struck beauty 127796128524

Coron just gave me another reason to love it. 10084

As our boat sailed around the first lagoon, our boatman was telling us that because of how the rock formations are seen scattered around the island, it saved them from typhoon Yolanda when it passed by. If it weren't for the serrated rocks, probably by now, the beauty of the island might have been lost. Going around the two lagoons, left our group just filled with awe 128522 -- sobrang ganda talaga! 10084

We swam at one of the lagoon. It was a very long stretch to swim. If you know how to swim, best to do some exercise strokes. Or if you get tired, hang on to a life vest and float your way around 128524 Very relaxing atmosphere as well. Water below is bit cloudy or blurry due to the mixture of salt and fresh water. Also the temperature of the water is in between cold and warm. 128166

Not a lot of fish to see around, mostly big rocks on the floor. No jellyfish as well. 128521

There is not much to see here except to wade around in the water, float back and forth in the lagoon and hang out with your friends. 128524 To reach the whole stretch of the lagoon, (towards the end where you climb over or swim under to reach the second lagoon), and to swim back to where the boats are dock is already an achievement for me 127946🏼 #anghabaniya kaya, kakapagod! 128517 kakagutom din. 128514

#mustvisitincoron

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Russel F.
5.0 Stars

Probably one of the best highlights of our second day tour in Coron!!! 128526128526128526

Twin Lagoons is one of the stunning pieces of beauty you can find in Coron. Like most reviews mentioned, no photo could ever do justice how beautiful it is. Two bodies of water separated by limestone regions and sheer cliffs with surreal beauty. We had quite a number of photos but the photo I posted here was the best one, imo.

Our boat stopped at the outer lagoon and so we can swim our way inside the lagoon with our life vests on. The water is very clear and you could see how deep it is with shiny and edgy rocks under. Our boatmen told us to use the man-made stairs instead of diving into the little hole to get in. It was high tide when we get there, so the hole was not visible and like a meter or two under. There were also quite a number of jellyfish around so better be careful not to be stung. I almost got stung by it actually, so everyone should be really cautious.

Upon entering the lagoon, you'll get to see the wide stretch of waters inside the towering karst. It's amazingly beauty left our jaw dropped into the ground...water, rather! 128513 We were in awe just by looking around while swimming. We took pictures and had fun while dipping into the fresh waters of the lagoon!

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Maureen L.
5.0 Stars

No underwater photo :( but good area for snorkeling

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Ice V.
5.0 Stars

Last stop!

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Em D.
5.0 Stars

Another Coron Island Adventure favorite! The limestone cliffs were just stunning. I don't think any picture of any of the islands of Coron will ever do justice to its true beauty. 128064 You just really have to go there to appreciate it and be thankful that Coron is just a 40-minute flight away from Manila! That means you're just 40 minutes (and maybe another hour for land and sea travel hehe) away from paradise. 10084

Anyway, you have to be a little bit careful when you head to the "hidden" lagoon because our guide got stung by a boxer jellyfish (probably the same species that attacked Anne Curtis in another part of Coron). You can go up to the man-made bridge if you don't feel safe swimming 2-3 meters underneath a rock (lower right picture) going to the hidden lake.

The hidden lake was of course, amazing. Our guide even showed us a "cathedral" under the lake. My dad jokingly asked "may pari ba diyan??" #DadJokes. I couldn't go under 'cause our guide insisted we keep our life vests on so I told him to take my gopro with him while it was recording so I could see it. I'll post the stunning video soon. I probably never would've been able to fit myself in between those boulders without panicking underwater had our guide let us take our vests off. 128514

It truly is more fun in the Philippines! 10084

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Mikko F.
5.0 Stars

After banol beach, we go straight here. We were amazed by the water temperature. The lower portion of the lagoon is warm while the top portion is cold. We also had great time swimming through a hole for us to enter the inner lagoon. The place is very serene. Good for relaxation. It is also breath taking. Amazing place.

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Lito L.
5.0 Stars

the lagoon on the inside is much more exciting. known for its changing temperatures at varying depths (thermocline), this vast and deep lagoon is home to lots of fishes and a lone 'balsa' made of bamboo. if you're lucky and there aren't much people, you can use the balsa to go around the lagoon.

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