El Rio y Mar Resort
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEl Rio y Mar Resort Coron
cant recommend the staff and the experience here enough, spent a wonderful 4 days being pampered
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Next was the famous Kayangan lake, an ancestral holy ground by the Tagbanuas that live in this rocky, unforgiving island. A few boats were already docked at the entrance and a steady stream of visitors were trekking up and down the rocky steps to the other side. First we took our lunch on the boat, grilled local tuna, steamed crab, pancit and again the famous adobo, downed with a cool glass of coke (yes, we brought ice). Then paid entrance fees to the Tagbanua ...
... and snorkelers.
When we got back, Phil had arranged a massage for us both on the grass out the front of the bungalow which was divine. After the massage we had a secluded romantic dinner on top of a rock island, which was beautifully decorated just for me. I felt very special that day. I even had my own chocolate birthday cake. We obviously couldn't eat it ourselves so we invited the staff to have it with us. It was a perfect ending to a perfect day.
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... colourful corals. Then we headed over to Banol beach for our lunch stop. The boat men had prepared an impressive spread of grilled fish, an abundance of crabs, vegetables, BBQ chicken, pork and of course rice. The Koreans taught us how to eat the crabs, as neither of us have really had to get our hands dirty, so to speak. I am not a huge fan, but Chris, despite the faffing, was loving the crabs! Back on the boat, we headed to CYC beach, to let our food digest. The boat anchored ...
... the Philippines as well. The Japanese staged many of their war ships in this part of the country. Early one morning the US launched a blitz air strike and sunk about 15 of these large vessels which now attract marine life and scuba divers alike. We visited 4 amazing wrecks and were able to swim through their hulls and passageways. I found it particularly interesting to view not only beautiful fish and coral but also a piece of history. We saw some huge bullets shells and ...
... but Coast guard employees with tables set up to search through your bags and backpacks. What were they looking for? Things you weren't allowed to have and bring out with you. Seashells and coral which clearly is stated that is against the law to take or buy. Luckily I did not collect any shells this time, which i have to admit I do take " one or two" just a small souvenir from some of my many exotic beach destinations. Carla...you would of been totally busted :)
Then came the ...