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“Very Interesting Hot Spring”

Maquinit Hot Spring
Ranked #11 of 49 things to do in Coron
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

After our island tour of Coron, our boatman brought us to this Hot Spring. The water smells like rotten eggs maybe because of the sulphur in the water but it was relaxing specially if you had a long walk and trek up the mountains.

It is advisable that you come here early in the morning or after sundown since the water can be very hot during mid day or afternoon.

You can get to this place by boat or by tricycle passing through a dirt road from the town center.

2  Thank betty l
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Definitely a must after Mt Tapyas or after Island hopping. In my case, my right leg was injured one year ago from dancing. And in hindsight, the Mt Tapyas hike was probably not a good idea.

Nevertheless, a dip in the HOT waters of Maquinit proved to be just what I needed.

One limb at a time, folks. Then you get used to the heat.

It's super relaxing and my leg stopped aching after a while. :)

Wear slippers/foot wear as the floor is laden with small stones/pebbles. There's a LOT of algae, but then it's part of the therapeutic effect of the waters. Or so they say... ;p

Most people go there by nightfall, so it gets a little crowded. But it's a hot spring, so few people actually frolick around, and a majority just basically dip. If you want less people around, come early, but I assume the water would be boiling in the heat of the day. We went there late afternoon, and the crowd wasn't so bad.

I recommend getting out of the water every thirty minutes and stretch out, walk the wooden bridge and photo-op. :p

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2  Thank LessaHime
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

The agenda in this "cool" place comes after the trek of Mt. Tapyas' Cross, rightfully so as it's a welcome respite after the steep trek to soothe your tired & aching muscles (in case you didn't do some stretching). You can reach the place by tricycle - in case you got a package tour, the tricycle that fetched you from your lodging place is the same vehicle that will transport you to the place. You will definitely love the place - the water will definitely keep you warm & sated; it's like having a hot compress massage if you happen to sit in between each catch basin where you can sit & let the traversing spring massage your shoulders whle sitting. You can stay as long as you want, but be mindful of the time in case you still have an itenerary on hand. The place accepts guests until 8pm but closes at 10pm. Likewise, the view of the place is rejuvenating, giving you the extra energy after the warm bath.:)

3  Thank Gells1028
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Though the trip going to Maquinit Hot Spring takes a little time from the Poblacion, around 20 minutes, this adds to the rustic expectations of the location. Passing through rural settlements of the inhabitants of Coron, particularly coastal areas, the ambiance is quite an extreme opposite of city environment, and I like it. Towards the final approach to the site, one will be passing a dusty, graveled road, lined with trees and vegetation. The place is really unassuming, with all its simplicity. But what caught my attention upon entry to the bamboo-fenced property, are the black hardwood benches and wood-carved masks hanged on a tree that are picture-perfect with the little mangrove forest as background. Towards the tier-layered swimming pools of hot fresh spring water, one will notice the algae growing on the rock wall of the pools an indication that this water though hot is livable to these organisms. Actually, the water at first dip is quite unbearable, too hot for the first touch. But slowly gliding in to submerge your whole body, your body temperature gradually adapted to the water, and there you enjoy the therapeutic feeling of a natural spa. If it gets too hot later, you can chill on the boardwalk towards the sea, and breath the fresh air under the mangrove and relax on the benches, and perhaps meditate?

1  Thank jerjamcal
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

this is a good destination after going to Mt. Tapyas as the hot spring truly relaxes your legs and feet after the long climb. Though, I was disappointed in the lack of facilities such as changing areas and clean comfort rooms. The comfort rooms were dirty and didn't have hangers so you can hang your clothes while you change. The hot spring tho was really hot and nice. Expect some algae since this is natural water flowing non stop. The entrance fee is quite high considering the lack of facilities. it costs 150 pesos or 4USD per pax. Best time to go would be during night time as you enjoy the cool night breeze while being in the hot spring. How to go to Maquinit? You can go by Tricycle which they charge 300 pesos or 7.50 USD for a roundtrip. The driver will wait for you. As for a Van, i think they will charge 1,000-1,500 pesos or about 37 USD roundtrip also.

3  Thank ram_dlsu
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