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- Roundtrip Airfare for 4 Persons
- Roundtrip Land Transfers : Airport – Coron town for 4 Persons
- Daily Breakfast for 4 Persons (beverages on guest account)
- Buffet Picnic Lunch during Island Tour for 4 Persons
- 3D/2N Deluxe Room Accommodation for 4 Persons at the Coron Village Lodge or Darayonan Lodge
- Coron Island Tour Destinations (Kayangan Lake, Twin Peaks Reef, Banol Beach, Hidden Lagoon, CYC Island, Twin Lagoons, Siete Pecados Marine Park, Maquinit Hot Springs)
- All Entrance Fee and Government Taxes included
- Service of Licensed Tour Guide
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**I personally have been to Coron and I highly recommend this destination to all tourists and travelers out there. I’ve yet to publish my Coron travel diary, complete with photos and reviews, so watch out for that!
Day 3 of our trip to Puerto Princesa brought us to San Vicente, where Long Beach and Daplac Cove are found. Here are some photos of Daplac Cove:
Daplac Cove is about a 30-minute bangka ride from Capari Resort (where we stayed in San Vicente) per way. The bangka ride is a service provided by the resort itself, which cost our group of 8 about Php 3,500.00 ($80.42) for the entire day. Guests availing of this service may just arrange with the bangkero (boatman) the best way to maximize the day island-hopping.
Meals were not a problem for us because the friendly boatmen were nice enough to do the cooking for us. All we had to do was wake up early in the morning to buy some fresh catch of fish, order rice from the resort, and of course, eat!
We were lucky enough to meet two kind residents from the island, Philippe (a Frenchman) and Ditchay (a Filipina), whose beautiful eco-friendly cottage is nested right in front of the beach. (Ay, kainggit!)
During the afternoon the couple invited us to their porch for a cup of coffee. There we learned that their cottage has been around for 20 years already (and it still looks new!). Over coffee Philippe talked (or, according to Ditchay, lectured us) to us about the pressing problem of commercialization of the island as well as their cause in letting as many people know about the bad side of putting up resorts in tiny islands such as Boayan. According to them, the presence of a luxury resort would harm the island’s ecosystem, and would render the island inaccessible to local tourists who aren’t able to afford the high rates these resorts ask for. Aside from that, Philippe also gave us the 411 on the environmental benefits of using solar energy at home. The conversation may have seemed like a lecture, but it was definitely eye-opening for us city girls who know very little about such matters.
I’m in on the cause of the San Vicente residents to save Boayan from “commercialization.” Word is out that Discovery Shores is planning to build a luxury resort in the area — something that will greatly affect local travelers, as the cost of entering the island will be very expensive. Ditchay and Philippe were right in saying that it just doesn’t make sense if it happens that such a place in the Philippines would become inaccessible to most of its citizens. More importantly, the building of such a resort would greatly harm the rich wildlife that Boayan has.
Click on this link and join in the cause! You may also find them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=68467507745