This trip to Coron was supposed to be with my 3 friends but ended up as a solo backpacking trip. Due to different reasons they ended up backing out but I already filled my vacation leave and my mind is already set on unwinding to this island.
Truth be told, I was anxious when I arrived at the airport after 1 hour flight from Manila. I first did a solo backpacking in Tokyo but I was more nervous in my own country. I emailed my entire itinerary to my sister beforehand and hoped for the best. Coron proper is 30minutes away from the airport so I booked an airport transfer beforehand. I was the only passenger that kuya driver fetched, he also gave me his card while offering himself as a tour guide. Never disclose that you're traveling alone, it's okay to be polite but don't be naive.
My second agenda was to go to Maquinit Hot Spring. I rented a tricycle for PHP150 to drive me to the place and wait for me for 2 hours. It was a 15minutes drive to a rough road leading to the hot spring area.
I was cautious not to stay out late so after buying my dinner, I went back to the guesthouse. Fortunately, my room is across the pool, I cooled down there. I met some of the backpackers and the owner, Patrik, even gave me a beer. They we're surprised that I was only on vacation for 3 days but I was more surprised that they have been traveling all over the Philippines for months now. My longest vacation is just a week and I'll be itching to go back to work by then.
I paid PHP700 pesos for a free lunch and day tour to Siete Pecados, Kayangan lake, Twin Lagoon and Beach 91.