On the 3rd & last day of our stay in Coron we decided to squeeze into our schedule visiting Concepcion Falls. We were able to hire Kuya Nestor, the friendly tryc driver who fetched us from the hotel for our scheduled island tour on our 2nd day in Coron. For php 1500 it was agreed that he will drive us from Coron town proper to Concepcion Falls and from Concepcion Falls back to Coron town proper.
Located in Barangay Concepcion Busuanga, Palawan, the falls is just a short trek away from the main road. Since we went there early in the morning as expected the water was quite cold. (We left Coron town at 6:30 AM and arrived at around 8 AM) The place is clean considering that it has no entrance fee but there is no proper restroom so better be on your swimming attire when you head to the place.
We spent almost an hour enjoying the water and taking pictures before we left. Upon Kuya Nestor’s suggestion, we did side trips to Concepcion Pier and Malabato Chapel.
Concepcion Pier was just a few minutes ride from Concepcion Falls. It is also where the Pierhouse Inn is located. After taking some pictures and enjoying the tranquility of the place, we then headed to our last destination – the Malbato Chapel.
Unlike Concepcion Falls, Malbato Chapel is already part of Coron. Located on top of a hill overlooking the sea in Sitio Malbato, Barangay Bintuan, Coron, Palawan the Chapel boasts of its unique facade made of stones and sea shells.
There was an on going mass when we went to the Chapel so we were not able to get inside to take some pictures especially of the bell tower so we just had our photo ops outside. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Since we still had a flight to catch later that afternoon, we did not stay longer and headed back quickly to Coron town proper.