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“as clear as glass”
Review of Kayangan Lake

Kayangan Lake
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$60.00*
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Full-Day Coron Island Ecotours
Ranked #1 of 46 things to do in Coron
Certificate of Excellence
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United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“as clear as glass”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

i thought when our boat docked, it was already kayangan lake. the water was clear and it looks ok. but our boatman said that it is not the lake yet. we had to do a short up and downhill hike (well if you are my age, short is relative) to get there. it just rained so we took our time to avoid slipping because the steps are muddy, uneven, and in some areas jagged pieces of rocks held together by cement. there are wooden rails you can hold on to but some are a little bit loose. good thing we wore good sandals. after 15 minutes we reached kayangan lake. if you are familiar with the glass sculptures of ramon orlina, i think that is the thing that came to my mind to how kayangan lake looks like. it is nature's work of art: one of the cleanest and clearest water i have ever seen. not so salty, no corals, little fish, saw lots of small snails, shrimps, and crablets. but for me, the attraction of the lake is the lake itself and its sharp and beautiful rock formations. my husband and i did snorkeling and it was fun just looking at how clear the water is. as a whole, it takes your breath away, again something to be proud of in our country. i just hope they fix the steps, for now just be careful and you will be ok and prepare another entrance fee, i think 200 pesos per person. it is worth every centavo and even more.

Visited May 2013
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“breathtakingly beautiful!”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

The steep 150 steps up the mountain & another 150 down to Kayangan Lake is well worth it! The view of the surrounding sea and islands midway through the trek is simply spectacular! The fresh & salt water is crystal clear and just the right warmth. It's very uto take a dip after the trek to the lake, which will make you very sweaty from the effort. Swimming in the lake will make you feel like you're in a hidden paradise. However, this feeling will quickly vanish once people start coming boat by boat it can get quite noisy so its best to go early and make this your first stop for the day.

Visited May 2013
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“Great view at the top and a peaceful lake beyond”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

After hiking a short, but steep, path to the top, you get a great view of the lagoon below. The image of the limstone cliff and multi-hued waters is one of the more popular representations of Coron found online. I loved it when I went for the first time in 2009, and the descent toward the lake really took my breath away; but I noticed that the place suffered a little from an increase in tourists. The water, although still clear, had many particles, possibly from oil. Aside from the beautiful lake, there isn't much to do there but enjoy a peaceful swim. No corals underneath, and only one variety of fish.
I still recommend this to first-timers. It is quite an experience.

Visited May 2013
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“magical”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

if i were to narrate what i've seen i would probably utter a poem from a book that describes about a dream in an eden. the place is magnificent. if you could only taste and savor the location it would probably your favorite food. i could still see in my memories all those greens, turquoise, and aquamarines.

the trip in an uphill part is hard considering it is steep. then the downhill towards the lake descends slowly with a path that was far from each other. kinda hard. but as you walk into it and see this hidden gem...every hardships fade.

..and that is what you call magic.

Visited June 2012
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“Worth the short hike”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

As we were the first one to arrive at Kayangan lake that morning, the view is breath taking. the lake is enclosed and the only way to get there is to take a short hike up and down. water is refreshing, a mix of salt and fresh water. we had our guide all the time and he took our pictures at a small cave at the lake.

Visited April 2013
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