Kayangan Lake Coron Palawan

The Ultimate Expert Guide 2018

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Kayangan Lake Coron Palawan

{The Ultimate Expert Guide 2018}


Delicately nestled between the looming limestone rock formations and shimmering natural green foliage, lies the magnificent Kayangan Lake.

Located in the majestic islands of Palawan Philippines, recently pronounced “The Most Beautiful Island In The World ”, Kayangan Lake will be the centerpiece of your island escapade.

Commonly trademarked as “The cleanest lake in the Philippines”, Kayangan Lake is one of the most iconic natural sights of the entire Philippines archipelago.

Continue reading this helpful guide to learn everything you need to know about Kayangan Lake.


Why Visit Kayangan Lake Coron Palawan

Declared as the cleanest lake in Asia, a swim through the translucent waters of Kayangan Lake is an experience that can only be described as enchanting.

A simple snorkel offers unparalleled underwater views of the vibrant marine life and marvelous rock formations.

Additionally, the 70/30 mixture of fresh and salt water, creates the perfect swimming and diving conditions.

A visit to Kayangan Lake will not only compliment the beauty discovered on your Philippines adventure but will also set lofty expectations for future travel destinations.

Where Is Kayangan Lake


Kayangan Lake is located directly on Coron Island within The Philippines cluster of islands of Palawan.

The archipelagic province of Palawan is renowned for its various assortment of breathtaking panoramas and lagoons that are quickly gaining attention from around the world.

Coron Island is located near the popular tourist hub of Coron town on Busuanga island.

Coron town is the best place to seek accommodation for anyone interested in visiting Kayangan Lake.

How To Get To Kayangan Lake

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Kayangan Lake is only accessible by boat from Coron mainland.

Listed below are the several different boating options to reach Kayangan Lake.

Coron Island Tour – Budget Option

The most affordable way to see the stunning Coron archipelago and Kayangan Lake in particular, is to do a Coron Island Tour.

Specifically, Coron Island Tour A, as this is the tour that takes you to Kayangan Lake.

The prices range from around

  • 1200 PHP per person (which is approximately $22 USD) for a tour with 10-15 people although this price can be negotiated.
  • Includes Kayangan Lake entrance fee as well the entrance fee for the other destinations.
  • Includes a cooked meal

You get around 1 hour in each destination which is just enough time for you to be awestruck by its allure, and even take a few photos for the gram too!

Other popular destinations included on this tour are Twin Lagoon, Banul Beach, and Skeleton Wreck.

Private Coron Island Tour

 

 

If you prefer to take your own time to really take in the heavenly beauty of Kayangan Lake, you can choose to explore it on a private boat.

Keep in mind it’s slightly more expensive than a group tour, although you do have the luxury of spending however long you like at every particular destination you visit.

The cost for a Private Coron Island Tour is around

  • 2200 PHP + extra 500 PHP for the boat driver
  • Excludes Kayangan Lake entrance fee as well the entrance fee for the other destinations.
  • Excludes cooked meal (However you can buy your own food from the market that they cook for you on the boat).

Kayak To Coron Island

 

If you’re on a tight budget and feel like getting a good workout in, you can kayak to Kayangan Lake from Coron Town.

Although not to be taken lightly as this a very exhausting round trip journey, if you are keen for a challenging adventure then this is the perfect for you.

It should take 3-5 hours roundtrip depending on how fast you kayak.

Kayaks can be rented for around 1000 PHP per day however, don’t forget the various entrance fees.

Pro Tips

Beware kayaking to Kayangan Lake. It’s a pretty strenuous and exhausting ride especially being under the sun that whole time!

Don’t forget sunscreen!

The Climb To Kayangan Lake Viewpoint

 

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After disembarking your boat/kayak be prepared for a 10-15 minute rising climb up approximately 300 steps to the iconic Kayangan Lake Viewpoint.

Interestingly although it is named Kayangan Lake viewpoint, you are not actually looking at Kayangan Lake at all.

In fact, you are looking at Coron Bay and distant background views of Busuanga Island.

You will eventually reach Kayangan Lake just on the other side as you continue from the viewpoint down the path.

Best Time To Visit Kayangan Lake Coron Palawan

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The best time to visit Kayangan Lake is somewhere between November and April as this is the considered the dry season in the Philippines.

Although be aware that the dry season coincides with when the temperatures are at the highest so be prepared for scorching hot weather.

Furthermore, it is best to visit Kayangan Lake early in the morning sometime before 10 a.m.

Featured as one of the best things to do in Coron Palawan arriving at this time will help you avoid the inevitable crowds that come in the afternoon.

Additionally, you can make the Kayangan Lake Viewpoint hike a bit easier on yourself by avoiding the scorching hot mid-day temperatures.

Where To Stay In Coron Palawan

While Coron Palawan is one of the most under developed cities in The Philippines, it is a Philippines destination that is starting to gain a lot attention.

With that being said there is still plenty of Coron Palawan hotels and resort options for both budget backpackers and luxury travellers.

Where To Stay In Coron Palawan – Budget  

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Sea Horse Guest House


 This Coron accommodation pairs an exceptional price with and even better location offering budget backpackers just the stay they were looking for.

While this is not the best hotel in Coron, it is a nice alternative to the more thrifty travelers looking for a accommodation in the center of all the action.

What We Love

  • Exceptional location
  • Affordable price
  • Spacious rooms
  • Wonderful value as a budget option in Coron
  • Breakfast Included

Things To Consider

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Where To Stay In Coron Palawan | Luxury 

Coron Westown Resort


Featured as the biggest resort in town, this accommodation has a beautiful swimming pool, outdoor bar and massage area that make for an ideal place to relax and unwind after a busy day sight-seeing around Coron.

What We Love

  • Excellent place to relax after a long day
  • Wonderful panoramic views from your balcony
  • Modern amenities
  • Comfortable and spacious
  • Cool aircon
  • Friendly Staff
  • Ideal for families or anyone traveling in a group

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Other Things To Do In Coron Palawan

Twin Lagoon – This is another popular attraction when visiting Coron often times leaving visitors utterly enamored at its majestic beauty.

Twin Lagoon is usually packaged along with Kayangan lake on the Coron Palawan Tour A.

Barracuda Lake – Beautiful scenery and clear deep waters make Barracuda lake a popular spot for divers and is another exciting stop on any Coron Palawan Tour.

Skeleton WreckLoaded with vibrant marine life some magnificent underwater scenery, this is a must-see destination for anyone who loves snorkeling.

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