Nuovo Hotel Michelangelo
Travel Blogs from Coron
... course, describing it as “Philippines last frontier” will result in a trampled frontier crawling with backpackers, but still...
First, we spent two crazy fun nights at reggae bars in Manila with new buddies from the Red Carabao Hostel. After arriving in Palawan, we went on a boat ride through the world’s longest navigable underground river, which turned out to be a spectacular ...
... dawn from the neighbouring cockerels, but this just added to the Filipino charm.
Doing the tourist thing
Tripadvisor recommended the WW2 Memorial Museum for a visit, we found a Museum but after paying to get in (only 70p) and wandering around we realised that it didn’t cover WW2! It was more about architecture and Filipino heritage. It was still interesting but was slightly frustrating that the one we wanted was apparently just round ...
... and we're drenched through to the skin! While we were out the rain got steadily heavier, and the islands disappeared from view. The wind also started and the palm trees along the sea front are tilting. The feeling has definitely changed - you know a storm is coming.
In the streets people are starting to close up shop. Some were cutting down trees in preparation first thing this morning. The streets are now like a river, running full of rain water and those who are ...
... this safari island was unlike anything I've experienced and was not what I was expecting to find.
On the way back we decided to have lunch at a resort recommended to us, the Busuanga Bay Lodge. In the midst of our dusty sojourn, way off the beaten track, is this resort with some of the most magnificent views imaginable of the shimmering blue waters that surround ...
... we recommend you to see it. The film was in English which helped and it was a nice, modern cinema. The Filippinos loved the film, there was laughing, cheering and clapping throughout! The ticket cost 120 peso ( about £2.00) Bargain!
The next day we did make it to the wharf and we had invited a couple we had met at our hotel that morning(Rachel and Brendan) both from New Zealand. They rented a bike and followed us there. We booked the 3 islands trip, hired some snorkel gear ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking