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The Coron Island Tour Part II – Certified Aromatherapist Philippines and Life Coach, Balot Del Rosario

BALOT AMECHACHURA DEL ROSARIO

AROMATHERAPIST |  COACH | TEACHER

The Coron Island Tour Part II

Coron / Busuanga has become one of my earmarked vacation places. The crystal clear waters, the flourishing flora and fauna — it is really a great place to relax. I have previously blogged about the first part of our Coron Island Tour which happened on the second day of our trip. For the first part of this tour, please click here.

 
Our next stop was the seven islands known as the Siete Pecados. I have a vague memory of these islands; I remember back in 2000, when ship travel was still the more common way of transport from Bacolod to Manila, this was included in the route and I often counted these seven islands.
 
According to Andrew, our tour guide, Siete Pecados means seven sisters. Based on a legend, there were seven sisters who left home on a stormy night and were never found.  Their family seached and searched to no avail. One day, their parents prayed to the gods to let them see their daughters once again. Days after, these seven islands sprouted out of nowhere. 
 
So that’s how the story unfolded and became part of the local history.
 
Anyway, going back to the trip — the following pictures portray the seven islands. I wasn’t able to bring a camera with a lens that is wide enough to take a picture of all the seven islands together so please bear with me.
 

 
We stopped here for a moment and got a chance to swim with the fishes. This time around, it was a really pretty marine sight. These shots were taken by a Canon underwater camera – PowerShot D20.
Coron
 
After some minutes of snorkeling, we headed back to the town and dropped by Maquinit Hot Springs. I was actually very hesitant at first to take a dip because the water was extremely hot, but hey, since I was there already…
 
Unlike other hot springs I know, this one has a more “mellow” sulfuric smell. While my husband enjoyed his little hydrotherapy, I just stayed for a few minutes and got out because I could not stand the temperature. 
 
After this pit stop, we then visited the souvenir shop before heading back to the island We finished at around 4:30 PM. I haven’t bought anything from the souvenir shop though Edzel got himself some local cashew nuts to bring back to Manila. 
 
It was a very exciting and adventurous day. I wish I could have gone to the other places as well. In any case, it just makes me look forward to visit Coron once again. 

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