Amazing Coron: Coron Inland Tour, Baywalk, Mt. Tapyas, Maquinit Hot Springs
The next stop is the Municipal Hall of Coron, about 2 minutes away from baywalk.
Palayok or claypot is Coron's symbol. There's a giant one in front of the Municipal Hall, near Kawayanan Grill.
We are supposed to head to Mt. Tapyas after the baywalk tour. Since we started late, we did our Mt. Tapyas trekking on our last day. The journey begins here at Tapyas Road. Update: Due to super typhoon Yolanda in November 8, 2013, the cross at the peak of Mt. Tapyas was ruined.
Mt. Tapyas is also walking distance from Coron Reef. It has 700 steps towards a giant cross. The cross is lit at night.
The steps are concrete so trekking here is easier than in Kayangan Lake. From the view deck, you will be able to see a top view of the Coron Islands.
Finally! We reached the top and it's all worth it. Tip: bring your own water as water here is priced double.
Ideally, after trekking in Mt. Tapyas, you will proceed to Maquinit Hot Springs. But since we did not went trekking during our first day, we went to Maquinit after our baywalk tour.
Maquinit Hot Springs accepts guests until 8pm but if you are already inside before 8pm, you can enjoy a hot dip until 10pm.
The way to Maquinit Hot Springs is very steep. You will pass by dark uninhabited areas. We went here at around 6:30pm and went through a part where we cannot see a single light. A bit creepy.
Water here is hot. And I mean really hot! If you have history of high blood pressure, this might not be a good idea as the temperature of the water here may cause surge in your blood pressure. Seriously.
We had dinner in one of the cottages courtesy of Coron Wonders. We had tomatoes, fried fish, barbeque and salted egg plus a bottle of cold Coke.
We went home passed 9 pm so that we can have enough rest for the next day's Malcapuya-Banana-Bulog Dos island hopping.