Coron has its fair share of must-see places for the visiting tourist, and Twin Lagoon is high up on that list. This top destination, situated on one of the many islets belonging to the Calamian Archipelago in Palawan, is a lagoon that consists of two bodies of water separated by beautiful limestone cliffs. It possesses some of the most striking geological features in the region, reaching iconic status with its spectacular scenery and unsurpassed natural beauty.
The lagoons can be reached via an outrigger motorboat that can be rented privately or with a group. After going past towering limestone cliffs and clear blue water, you’ll enter a maze of karst formations where the twin lagoons slowly unfold before your eyes. The jagged cliffs serve as a barrier against the strong currents, turning the water calm and clear, perfect for a dip on a hot summer day.
The twin lagoons are where fresh water from the underground river converges with the warm water from the open sea. When you jump off the boat, you’ll feel the warm saltwater in your skin, and then feel it get colder as you get deeper into the lagoon, when fresh water flows.
To go from one lagoon to the other, you’ll have to dive into the water. From there you can either climb over a wooden staircase on the rocks, or swim beneath an archway in the rock separating the two lagoons. Wait for the low tide when the rocks are only partially submerged before diving in.
It is best visited during the summer months in order to avoid rain.