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3 weeks in the paradise islands of the Philippines

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AsiaPhilippines19 days / August 2019

Highs & Lows

Boat tours

Mosquitoes are very unpleasant

Itinerary Overview

  • 7 Nights: Coron
  • 5 Nights: Bohol
    Chocolate Hills
  • 7 Nights: El Nido
    Beach time and boat tours
Coron - Diving

Coron Diving

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Coron is for me one of the most beautiful islands of the Philippines. It is an island less touristy than the others.

Coron is especially known for being a great diving spot. Indeed, you can dive on wrecks since Japanese ships from the Second World War are located near the coast.

From Coron, you can also find agencies for day boat tours! Book a boat and then set sail for the day. You'll stop on deserted beaches and paradise to eat fish. During the boat tours, stop at Twin Lagoon and Banul Beach (it's beautiful!) You can also snorkel in the different spots.

On land, you can do a lot of hiking and discover for example the hot spring or Conception Falls.

If you are looking for a good restaurant, stop at Levine's! The view is magnificent!

Bohol - Chocolate Hills

Bohol Chocolate Hills

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Bohol is a rather large island in the Philippines. The atmosphere is warm and you can find many bars on the beach to party. However I do not advise you to stay very long on this island. You may prefer Pangloa, the almost island in the south.

I advise you to visit the Tarsier Sanctuary. They are the smallest primates in the world and the visit is worth it.

Bohol is best known for the Chocolates Hills located in the center of the island. You can go there by scooter, the road is safe enough. However, it may seem long for beginners. Otherwise you can go by cab. I advise you to go early to admire the sunset in this almost lunar landscape.

In Panglao Island, in the south of Bohol, you can fin very beautiful beaches with white sand. If Alona Beach is very tourist, it’s better to go to Dumaluan and White Beach.

El Nido - Beach time and boat tours

El Nido Beach time and boat tours

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El Nido was also a amazing surprise.
As for the other islands, you can take boat tours to visit the neighboring islands. The beaches and the sea are just amazing! For a boat tour I recommend a tour going to : Small Lagoon, Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Shimizu Island, 7 Commando Beach. My favorite step was the secret lagoon! An amazing place!!

In El Nido I recommend you to stay at Nacpan Beach at the Mad Monkey! A great hostel on the beach. The hostel offers a lot of activities and is a great place to party! We had a great time on this beach.

We also did a hike to Nagkalit-Kalit Falls. It is a hike leading to a waterfall. The walk is nice and not far from the city center.

From El Nido you can take a boat or a plane to Coron. I advise you to take the boat, a nice experience! 

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I advice you to less time in Bohol and more time in Coron.
  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    If you rent scooters, be careful because the roads are sometimes dangerous and many tourists have accidents.
  • Transportation Tips?

    Take a taxi or a tuk tuk, it’s very cheap.