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Twin Lagoons, Coron

There's no more magical place than Coron's Twin Lagoons where you could dive and swim through a hole underneath a karst formation, to emerge in yet another lagoon 

Twin Lagoon photo by @gmp3, screengrab from Instagram
We love Coron's Twin Lagoons and this beguiling new photo on Instagram by @gmp3 fuels our travel lust even more. The lagoons, part of the Calamian Group of Islands in Palawan, 440km south of Manila, are one body of water split by tall karst formations that reach up to the sky. There's a hole at the bottom of one of the karst rocks underneath the inner lagoon allowing entry to its twin outer lagoon. All you have to do is dive in and swim through the hole, and you'll emerge and find yourself in the outer lagoon. At low tide, the hole is exposed, so rafts could pass through. The lagoons’ waters are a mix of sea and fresh water, an excellent place for snorkeling. 

HOW TO GET THERE  Philippine Airlines flies from Manila to Busuanga. Calamian Islands Travel & Tours operates Coron Tours that includes a stop at Twin Lagoons.

PLACES TO STAY Newly-opened Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel is a perfect jump off point for island hopping in Coron while enjoying city amenities. For a more tropical island setting, check out Puerto del Sol Resort Hotel and Dive Center.

Read 5 days in Coron, 10 of the best beaches in Coron, Palawan, Escape to Two Seasons Coron's Bulalacao Island.

Did you know you could tour Coron for three days for less than P10,000? Read 5 hot budget tours for P10,000 or less.

Cover photo is a screengrab from gmp3 on Instagram.

-By Giselle Javison

Published December 2016