Bulog Dos in Coron, Palawan

Swimming and snorkeling in this tiny island's crystal-clear waters make the two-hour boat ride worthwhile. Photo by @thomito12


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Two hours from the main town of Coron, Bulog Dos is a picture-perfect island characterized by its close proximity to the luxury resort Two Seasons. It's only a winding sandbar away from the resort's home in the Malaroyroy Peninsula in Bulalacao Island, but the exclusive area isn't open to the public. No matter, Bulog Dos has also made a name for itself for the crystalline waters that make it ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Fishes, seagrass and corals flourish close to shore with patches of soft sandy seabed in between for people who just want a dip. Entrance fee is P100 (about $2).

How to get there
Skyjet, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines fly from Manila to Coron daily. From the Busuanga airport, your booked hotel will usually arrange transfers. If not, take a van at the airport going to the Coron town center where numerous accommodation options and tour operators are available.

Contact Blue Lagoon Adventure Travel & Tours for trips to the different hotspots throughout Coron and the different Calamianes group of islands.

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Cover photo is a screengrab from @thomito12 on Instagram.

By Celia Nachura

Published September 2016