We have reached the last destination in our nearly a month trip in the Philippines. Given that always the best thing is left to the end so we can fully enjoy it, we have chosen to spend the last 5 days in Coron, El Nido’s main rival in the competition for the most beautiful place in the country, or even in the world. So, we got on a boat, and after about six hours of balancing on the fairly agitated waves of the sea, while passing by dozens of scattered islets, but also a gang of playful dolphins, we finally reached the town’s mini port.
As soon as we recovered our luggage, we headed to the exit, where a lot of pedicabs drivers were shouting their offers for a hotel drive. After a rigorous selection, we hardly managed to fit our luggage in the tiny trunk of a yellow pedicab. In exchange for 80 Php, we were brought to the Casa Montemar, our hotel situated on a hill, after crossing some crooked and crowded streets. Unlike the pedicabs in El Nido, I noticed an evolution to those of here. Although constructed based on the same principle, a scooter with a sidecar, the Coron pedicab is more spacious, with a chair in front and two in the back. Never underestimate the transportation ability of a pedicab! I saw even 7 people sharing the ingenious little car. 🙂
We stayed at the second floor, where we had a beautiful view of the city and the surrounding islands, from the terrace. After experiencing the tiny room we had been living for a few days on the beach in El Nido, the room in which we were sitting here seemed immense, though, in reality, this was more an exaggeration. However, over the next 5 days, we had many activities that kept us away from the hotel, from the morning until the evening, so it didn’t matter much the size of our resting place.
We went in two organized hopping island tours, climbed 700 steps to see the sunset on Mount Tapyas, and we crossed the island on two wheels, an adventure that marked me for life, right above my right foot ankle. But besides the memories left on my body, I took a lot of photos of the gorgeous places I’ve explored. There will be many following of articles of Coron, in which I will tell you everything I’ve seen and everything you need to know if you want to get here, but until then I have selected 22 representative pictures + a VIDEO: