Coron town has always been infamous to be the jumping point on almost every island hopping destination towards Coron Islands. My husband being “the man behind the lens” took a lot of share-worthy shots while we roam around Coron’s public market right after our island hopping tour. Here are some snaps that would show a glimpse of how Coron and the locals lived their every life, aside from the world class tour destinations that they offer.
Tricycles are the town’s local transportation. Fare is for 10.00 php around town. If you want to have a city tour DIY way, some drivers would offer a tour to show you around town for 500.00 php – great deal compared to the agency tour that would cost you around 600.00 pho/pax. Coron’s public market is situated in a reclaimed area – same location where the jumping point of island hopping takes place. Their public market can be considered as a proof of the thriving marine life surrounding the town.
Lobsters can be bought on a very affordable price. If you happened to stay at a hotel that would offer or allow you to cook, it would be best to drop by the market and buy a fresh one and skipped the hotel’s menu. These women are skillfully making boneless Danggit perfect for pasalubong.
If you happened to visit Coron, you will never miss Mt. Tapyas – the prominent landscape situated on the heart of Coron town.
Noticed the back draft behind the reclaimed area? That’s Coron’s sleeping giant. (I’m not sure if you see it – starting from the upper left side of the photo, the mountain shaped like a man sleeping.) Locals believed that the sleeping giant serves as the town’s guardian.
Since it’s the jump off point for island hopping, several vendors offering dry bags and other accessories that might be useful when you go island hopping are flocking on the area as well.
That’s it for the first photo walk feature! 😀