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“Climb to Mt. Tapyas” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mt Tapyas

Mt Tapyas
Palawan Island, Philippines
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Ranked #8 of 22 Attractions in Coron
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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Las Pinas, Philippines
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“Climb to Mt. Tapyas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Woke up before 5am so we could squeeze a side trip to Mt. Tapyas to catch the sunrise before we started the island-hopping tour. It's 724 steps up for an average 30-minute climb. No entrance fee. There were landing spots for resting, but it still was a heart-pumping climb all the way up. The view of the islands, sea and the pier was worth it. The best time to climb would be at sunrise or sunset to avoid the heat which can make your climb more challenging and also known as the golden hours to photo buffs who want to capture the great view and light. The climb will definitely wake up all your leg muscles so be ready to have some soreness though I didn't mind. Bring bottled water and some sweet candy to keep you going.

Visited March 2013
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“Stretch your legs!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Get ready for 720+ steps to ascend the Crucifix on top of Mt. Tapyas! You need a bottle of water going up. Then buy liniment or salonpas before you get back to the hotel. After 2 days, my calf muscles still ached.

Visited March 2013
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“what a climb! great view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

warning: this is really a long hike uphill. a total of 700+ steps going up and another 700+ steps going down again. It will only take about 30 mins on average to climb. But the climb is worth it. You'll have great views of the Coron island and the surrounding islands on top of the mountain. I suggest you bring water going there to quench your thirst as this is a work out. Also, the best time to go is during sunset! Not for kids or oldies since they might have trouble climbing it.

Visited March 2013
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Palawan Island, Philippines
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“going up the cross..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

To be able to go to the view deck of Mt. Tapyas, one should take the course of climbing its 724 steps up. We decided to go there before the sun rises. The climb is worth it. You can see the view of Coron town at the top and some of the islands nearby. It was a refreshing climb. I wonder how it is if you go up there before the sun sets.

Visited February 2013
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“Short Trek to the Top”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Mt. Tapyas is a short trek to the top with a great view of the town. It is an easy climb because the mountain is not that high at around 900 feet (that's what the tricycle driver said). Mt. Tapyas is great if you want to see a panoramic view of the island.

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