Monday, June 5, 2017

5 Fascinating Facts about Coron, Palawan

Here are some fascinating facts about Coron in Palawan, from how this island was formed to its environmental awards to its keepers’ greatest legacy.

Fact #1. Coron limestones were formed 260 million years ago as a coral reef along the length of Southeast Asia and was part of the China Continental Crust. It was later drafted to its present location north of Palawan by tectonic movements.

They were uplifted by tectonism some 30 million years ago and then extensively eroded by waves and monsoon rains to create its present unique “karst” topography. These limestone crops rise dramatically as cathedral-like formations more 400 meters above sea level. [Source: UNOCAL company calendar]

Waterfalls Rappelling with Kaddlagan - Itbog Twin Falls Camarines Sur

Waterfalls Rappelling - Itbog Twin Falls, Buhi, Camarines Sur
Addictive! That's the kind of term you'll be talking for when you go chasing a waterfall. To all the millennials out there, when you're out of tone to go catching your goals, try chasing the waterfalls! I tell you, you'll call it generation goals.

This isn't the first time we're doing waterfall rappelling. But the excitement we feel is always equally the same. It never changes, it never fails. It keeps coming back like a wrecking ball. (Hehehe!) I will be forever grateful to Kaddlagan Outdoor Adventure Tour for introducing this bone-boggling kind of water sport to me and to my better half.

So, what's our next final destination? Today, we'll go hunting for Itbog Twin Falls in Sta Cruz, Buhi Camarines Sur. Let me start the odyssey from Lake Buhi, in the town proper itself. We're taking a short boat trip across the lake to get to the jump-off point of the trek. (I can't tell you now how long the voyage is, it's too short to remember! hehehe!)

Travel Guide: Paguriran Island, Sorsogon City, Sorsogon Province

Paguriran Island is a small island located in Barangay Sawanga, Sorsogon City. The island is mostly composed of sharp jagged rocks, a short sandy beach and a few vegetation. The island has a small lagoon in the middle. You can walk from the main beach of Sawanga to Paguriran Island. It is just a few meters from the beach and usually during low tide, the sea level is just knee deep. During high tide, the sea level can be as high as 3 to 4 feet.