The Philippines never comes short in showcasing its diverse tourist attractions, from inland to its vast ocean. One of the pieces of evidence making the country a top pick travel destination is the recently released article by Conde Nast Traveler. According to the travel website, Boracay island emerged as the top five (5) choice of the voters, while Palawan ranked number two (2) among the world’s most beautiful islands. The region of Palawan features the well-known provinces to tourists such as Coron, Puerto Princesa and El Nido.
Coron, Palawan boasts various natural wonders that continue to capture the heart and bring the best memories for local and international visitors. The island houses the famous World War II shipwrecks —that became a spot for shipwreck diving in the Philippines. Certified or advanced divers from overseas, such as France, the United States, and Korea, to name a few, are flocking in and out of Coron to experience the unique biodiversity beneath the waves. The province also features inland attractions like Mt. Tapyas —famous for its strategic location as it overlooks Coron bay and town. Moreover, it allures beach bums with the white sand beaches dotted across the calm ocean—which you can explore through island hopping, included in the tours offered by hotels like SkyLodge Resort.
One of the eye-catching and relaxing beaches to spend an hour or two on your island escapades in Coron, Palawan, is Malcapuya beach— dubbed mini Boracay. Most of the visitors admire the place for its paradise-like characteristics. It is close to Banana Island and Bulog Dos, found on the southwestern coast of Culion, Palawan. While it is among the most beautiful places to indulge in the province, travelers are sparse due to its distance. The island stays underdeveloped, preserving its natural beauty.
The powdery white sand stretched the shoreline as a spot for beach lovers to chill and get tanned. Adding to the picturesque island are the sturdy coconut trees giving; fresh air and lush surrounding. The place could be the favorite of online influencers or anyone fond of photography as it offers Instagram-worthy background. Malcapuya island holds a breathtaking site to relive the experiences halt for almost two years of being stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
One can enjoy snorkeling on the island. A few meters from the inviting coastline are an area suitable for snorkeling. Locals offer snorkeling as a recreational activity to add a more fun experience while relishing your vacation. The aquamarine of Malcapuya island is equally vibrant and captivating as the coral gardens under the water of Dimanglet reef and Siete Pecados, known for scuba diving in Coron.
How to go to Malcapuya Island?
Usually, the destination is a part of a Coron tour package when you book with a hotel. From where you stay, you will have a ride to the town. If you are a solo traveler, you may ask for assistance from the hotel’s front desk officers. They will arrange for you as a joiner to other tourists. From the town, you will board a boat going to Malcapuya. It is more than 20 kilometers away. It may be a long ride, but you will surely enjoy traveling across the calm water of Coron bay as you reach the hidden gem.
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Author: Remson Tarcelo