Siete Pecados meaning Seven Deadly Sins in Spanish,is the nearest snorkelling area in the town of Coron. According to the legend of deriving its name seven daughters went swimming in the area against their mother’s order and drowned, leaving the seven small islands that surrounds the area in their wake.
Siete Pecados Marine Park is abundant with marine life which you can see underwater when you dipped yourself in its crystal clear sold water.It is advisable for everyone who will visit this marine park to bring underwater camera to enjoy the teeming with life and colorful corals. Most of the fishes you’ll get to see is Angel Fish, there are also sea turtles and whale sharks that can be seen in this site.
How To Get There:
Manila To Coron
Flying to Coron (Busuanga) from Manila takes about one hour.Cebu Pacific, SkyJet Airplanes, and AirPhil Express all have flights to Coron. Check their websites for more information and time schedules. Upon arriving in Busuanga there are air-conditioned vans waiting just outside the airport and there is no need to make any arangements before hand, just tell the drivers what hotel you are going and they will direct you to the right van. The transfer fee to Coron Town is fixed at 150 Php per head.
Manila and Puerto Princesa to Coron
The best option if you want to travel by boat to Coron from Manila or Puerto Princesa is the 2GO Ferry (Former known as Superferry). Since April 2013 2GO Travel traffic the route Manila – Coron – Puerto Princesa and vice versa twice a week. The 2GO Ferry leaves in the afternoon and arrives in the morning so even if it is a long boattrip you can get some sleep on the boat and wake up rested when you arrive in the morning. It is also a good alternative if you plan bringing heavy baggage like dive equipment since you are allowed to bring up to 80 kg for free. Book a ticket on their website or call their Customer Center at (+63 2) 5287000.
Other alternatives if you going from Manila to Coron are April Rose and Asean Journey. These boats are much smaller then the 2GO Ferry
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