One of the most Instagramable place in the Philippines is none other than the beautiful Kayangan Lake. Well, actually it’s not Kayangan Lake when you are taking a picture of the iconic viewpoint you’re actually taking a picture of Coron Bay. The waters of Kayangan Lake are said to be the cleanest and clearest in the Philippines. It is super easy to see that this lake is special. The water is extremely clear and the colors are amazing. While it puts Coron on the map for most visitors, these beautiful islands hold many more amazing sights as well.
Here is everything you need to know when planning a trip to Kayangan Lake.
WHERE IS KAYANGAN LAKE LOCATED
This awesome and jaw dropping lake is located on Coron Island near the popular Philippines tourist town of Coron City on Busuanga Island. Kayangan Lake is in the part of the country known as Coron which is in the northern end of the Palawan Islands in the far southwest of the Philippines.
HOW TO GET TO KAYANGAN LAKE
Most tourists visiting Kayangan Lake choose to stay in Coron Town on the neighboring island of Busuanga because of the airport and accommodation options. Kayangan Lake on Coron Island is a short boat ride away and can easily be arranged as a tour while in Coron Town. The two main options are to take a group tour or hire a private boat for the day to see Kayangan Lake and surrounding attractions.
Other ways to see Kayangan Lake are by arranging a custom private tour with the boat operators. If you are looking for a more relaxed trip consider a private tour.
WHAT TO DO IN KAYANGAN LAKE
This is what everyone comes here for, this view right here. Most people know of Kayangan Lake for the famous viewpoint, but what most don’t know is that the viewpoint isn’t looking at Kayangan Lake. Instead, the viewpoint looks on to the Coron Bay between Coron Island and Busuanga Island. The view from the top of the hill on Coron island looking down on the crystal clear turquoise waters and tall cliffs of the surrounding islands.
Almost all day trips and Kayangan Lake tour packages allow for time for a swim after visiting the viewpoint on the other side of the hill. The water here is some of the clearest anywhere in the world. Below the surface are plenty of interesting rock formations and lots of sea life.
One of the most famous things to do take a raft ride around Kayangan Lake. Aboard a bamboo raft, you can explore the lake with a local guide.
TIPS BEFORE VISITING KAYANGAN LAKE
- The lake can get quite busy, and even more so the viewpoint can get crowded. To avoid the crowds you can try and arrange a private tour. Most tours run the same time meaning most people arrive all within a short time period of each other. Go private and have more time at each site of your Kayangan lake tour package.
- Visit off-season for an even more relaxed trip. The main tourist season for Coron and the lake is from November to April in the dryest season. Visiting outside of these times you’ll run into much thinner crowds in Coron and the lake.
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