Throwback: Coron 2009-2010

This year Palawan was awarded “Best Island” by Condé Nast Traveler, beating other world-famous islands such as Bora-Bora and Moorea in the French Polenesia, and even our own Boracay. But this isn’t the first time the Visayan island has landed global lists. The past few years we’ve seen the steady rise in popularity of Palawan’s three sub-islands—Puerto Princesa, Coron, and El Nido.

I’ve been to Coron twice, in 2009 and 2010—long before I launched this travel and lifestyle blog. Join me as a take a stroll down memory lane and see why Palawan bested all the other islands in the world.

Kayangan lake, which is often compared to Phuket, Thailand
Kayangan lake, which is often compared to Phuket, Thailand

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Banul Beach, Coron
Banul Beach, Coron
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En route to Twin Lagoon
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Where’s Walda?

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La Sirenetta Restaurant and Bar
La Sirenetta Restaurant and Bar
Sea Dive Restaurant
Sea Dive Restaurant

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Lake Kayangan
Lake Kayangan
AO at Kayangan Lake
AO at Kayangan Lake
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CYC Beach
Locals at CYC Beach
Locals at CYC Beach
The quintessential jump shot with my college friends
The quintessential jump shot with my college friends
Malcapuya Island
Malcapuya Island
Snorkeling at Banana Island
Snorkeling at Banana Island
Kate was here: Bulog Dos Sandbar
Kate was here: Bulog Dos Sandbar
What lurks beneath Twin Lagoon
What lurks beneath Twin Lagoon
Our guide shows off his free diving skills.
Our guide shows off his free diving skills.
En route to exploring Coron's shipwrecks
En route to exploring Coron’s shipwrecks
This is how my New York-based cousin RJ lost his shorts.
This is how my New York-based cousin RJ lost his shorts in Barracuda Lake.

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