Banol Beach (Palawan, Philippines)

I thought of you and how you love this beauty,
And walking up the long beach all alone
I heard the waves breaking in measured thunder
As you and I once heard their monotone…

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Coron in Northern Palawan is a famed destination for its inland lakes (Kayangan and Barracuda Lakes) and lagoons like the Twin. Moreover, the island also offers many islands with pristine, white sand beaches and perfect for diving, snorkelling, or just swimming.

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One of the most frequently visited among these beaches is Banol Beach. One of the many white sand beaches you in Coron, Palawan. It is a small stretch of sandy white beach which is a popular lunch stop during island tours. Banol Beach is opened publicly, and surrounded by splendid backdrop of limestone cliffs. The beach has a bright aquamarine and turquoise waters that is very relaxing to the senses.

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The place is indeed a good location for snorkelling and kayaking, more so because the awesome limestone cliffs surrounding the large island of Coron are worth exploring from the sea. If you just opt to swim or wade along the shore, one can see many small fishes swimming by.

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The place also features some huge rock boulders slumped around. There are also local cherry blossoms (as termed by our boatman) that added charm to the place.

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Where To Stay:

Apartelle de Gabrielle  –  #231 National Highway Poblacion 5, Coron, Palawan; Contact Nos: 02-7882468 / 0921-4520473 / 0921-4521009 / 0905-3640753; Website:apartelledegabrielle.webs.com

Balay Majika Lodge – Real Street, Poblacio 3, Coron, Palawan; Contact Nos: +63 919 3169030 / +63 9178563187 / +639087316543; Website: www.facebook.com/MajikaTours

Busuanga Island paradise – Km. 12 ,Hi-way, Brgy. Guadalupe, Busuanga Island, Coron – Busuanga Road, Coron, Palawan; Contact No. (02) 911 9180; Website:  www.busuangaislandparadise.com

Coron Backpacker Gusethouse- Coron-Busuanga Road, Coron; Contact No: 0916 400 4871; Website: http://www.palawan-coron-backpacker.com

Coron Ecolodge – Calle Real Poblacion 2, Coron, Palawan; Contact Number: 0919 204 8824; Website: www.coronecolodge-palawan.com

Coron Gateway Hotel – Barangay Poblacion 1 , Coron, Palawan; Contact Nos: (+632) 887-7107 / 887-2420. Website: www.corongateway.com

Centro Coron Bed & Breakfast – National Highway, Barangay 4, Coron, Palawan: Contact Nos: 09277454625 | 09491414177; Website: www.centrocoron.com

Coron Village Lodge ­– Brgy. Poblacio 1, Coron, Palawan; Contact Nos: +639081089772 / 4252231; Website: www.coronvillagelodge.com

Princess of Coron Resort – Nueva Street, No.6 Barangay Poblacion, Coron, Palawan; Contact No. 0916 540 0288; Website: http://www.princessofcoron.com

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How To Get There

From Manila, tourists who wants to visit Banol Beach can take a flight going to Busuanga. Upon reaching Busuanga, tourists should take a 40-minute land trip (usually a van) bound for Coron town proper. There are also various passenger ships that ply the Manila-Coron route. Once in Coron, hire boat for rental.

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