I thought I’ve seen them all. Having traveled to so many beach resorts in the Philippines, they seem to look and feel the same. On our Coron Palawan trip, however, Malcapuya was a refreshing surprise. I run out of superlatives when describing Malcapuya Beach, and that’s no exaggeration. Should you go on a trip to Coron, Palawan, make Malcapuya Beach on the top of your list to visit.
We went to Malcapuya Beach on our second day in Coron, when we organized our DIY island-hopping trip. As we neared Malcapuya Beach, I was filled with awe of its beauty. Malcapuya is still unspoiled by the abuses of irresponsible tourists, and I do hope it stays that way.
From the boat, we could see the coral forest underneath. I am afraid that if Malcapuya gets too many visitors, the corals on the shallow part of the beach would be destroyed, making this an ordinary beach instead.
Our DIY island hopping tour cost us 3,500 pesos for the boat rental, and we shouldered everything else, from food to entrance fees and cottage rental. We rented a tree-covered shelter, just enough for us to have lunch and relax. Mr. boatman took care of the food consisting of grilled fish and sinigang.
We enjoyed the snorkeling part very much, we even had an encounter with a clown fish, also known as, anemone fish, which was trying to protect its offspring from us, the invaders. We of course, took care not to destroy their anemone dwelling, especially since it was at the shallower part of the water.
You can get a great view of Malcapuya Beach from a view deck that shouldn’t be too hard to climb.
Overall, the Malcapuya Beach trip was amazing. In fact, I’m already thinking that on my next visit to Coron, I would have to stay overnight at Malcapuya Beach to enjoy a peaceful night by the beach.