When it comes to choosing a hotel in Coron, there are several options and there’s a wide price range. Found one at good value. Good-sized ensuite, spacious toilet, clean, with TV and ref. Nothing fancy but it offers 3 lovely swimming pools with pool chairs from where you view the mountains, a spa room and a breakfast place with an unbeatable buffet price. Seriously, what beats a P300 breakfast buffet with good brewed coffee, a pancake, waffle and egg station, variety of cereals, arroz caldo + another soup (corn or sotanghon noodles) and local dishes to pair with fried garlic rice or bread –longganiza/tocino/tapa, chorizo/embotido, daing/fried fish, adobo, scrambled eggs and an assortment of fruits. With my senior citizen discount, I paid only P240. FTW!
As our flight was delayed going to Coron, it was such a comfort to find this hotel as our crib for the next few nights. Not about to waste any time though, we hired a van to go to Mt. Tapyas where sits this giant white cross. But no uphill climbs for us as day light fades. Instead, we proceeded to rest our tired limbs in Maquinit Spring Resort. It was a full moon and the pools were bathed in moonlight. One is reminded of the Japanese public baths as we soaked ourselves in the hot waters of this onsen-like resort. Very relaxing.
It was a good start, a good Day One. Rather, Night 1. The next 2 days will be island-hopping adventures and so, there’s need to relax those arm and leg muscles. Never mind that we can’t help feeling “deprived” that we can’t afford staying in Two Seasons Resort Hotel. Or Huma which is so Maldives-inspired. At P35,000 a night, these resorts are so much more expensive than Balesin! I wonder who frequents these posh joints. Too pricey for my plebeian tastes 😭
(Clockwise: Two Seasons, Huma and our very own Coron Westown Resort)
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