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“Worth the walk!”
Review of Mt Tapyas

Mt Tapyas
Ranked #9 of 46 things to do in Coron
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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Worth the walk!”
Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

I almost gave up on this place about 200 steps before the peak! Hahaha! The view was breathtaking, literally because of the 750++ steps you have to take before you get there! It was well worth it though.

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Byron Center, MI
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“Well worth the hike”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

My wife and I hiked up the 700 steps and took plenty of pictures. Just bring some cold water with you. Plenty of places to stop on the way up.
Wonderful panoramic views of Coron while on top. No need to book this with a tour. We didn't have time to hike this at sunset but if I had the time, I think it would have been even more awesome.

Visited February 2014
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Haikou, China
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“Easy walk with stunning view”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

The walk was all stairs and well maintained. It took about 45 minutes to reach the top, and the path is directly in the sun, so make sure to cover up or lather on the block. Stunning views from the top of Coron and the surrounding areas. A must do in the evening for sunset.

Visited February 2014
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“Sunset to behold!”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

We were able to challenge the 700 steps of Mt Tapyas. Though it was very tiring indeed, to see the sunset on the top is jaw dropping. Overlooking Coron is a sight to behold.

Visited February 2014
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful sunset”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

I like how this place illustrates the phrase "no pain, no gain", or "there's a rainbow always after the rain", and other phrases with that gist. You have to climb approximately 700 steps before reaching the viewing deck, and for me who is not a mountaineer or hiker, it was quite a challenge. It's a good thing that they have well placed benches where people can rest before they proceed. It was daunting, yes, but as you climb, there are beautiful scenes that will push you to the top. And the top, in terms of scenery, is worth all the impromptu exercise. Other than seeing a beautiful sunset, you can view the town and other islands. The scene is simply breathtaking.

There are some things that need improvement however, like the lack of other activities or facilities en route and at the view deck. There are indeed benches strategically placed between the steps, but there is no landscaping or park where one can take a breather. You simply sit and then climb again. At the view deck as well, there are benches and a cross, but other than that the place is bare. There is also no restroom (at least we didn't see an obvious one). There are also no stalls that sell refreshments.

So to those who plan to go to the view deck, make sure to:
1. bring food and refreshments, you'll need the fluids
2. pace yourselves, If you plan to watch the sunset, start climbing at about 3 PM if you do not regularly hike
3. bring a flashlight for when you go up to view the sunrise or go down after viewing the sunset
4. bring something to kill time while waiting like cards or board games
5. do your human necessities (void, etc) before climbing

and finally, just ENJOY!

Visited October 2013
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