|Sunset at Mt. Tapyas|
It would be almost another two hours before we can take off aboard a Cebu Pacific plane that shared the airport's tropical clime. Gaining altitude with the cabin remaining hot, the announcement of cold bottled water available for sale onboard seemed like a timely sales pitch rather than comforting news to hot and sweaty passengers. Ahhh, traveling can really be more fun in the Philippines.
|Admiring the lay of the land past the view decks|
700 steps up to sundown. After dropping off our bags at the Coron Ecolodge, we headed off to Mt. Tapyas for a glimpse of the sunset. The good weather was at least holding. My first time in Coron, way back in 2007 for a magazine assignment, was rainy. It would be nice to see the town and adjoining islands glowing in the vestiges of a warm afternoon for a change. Between the ground and a marvelous sunset panorama is a 700 step flight of stairs -- welcome exercise for the afternoon or a test of aging knees depending on your state of health and disposition.
|A different look when night falls|
|Facade of the two-storey Coron Ecolodge|
|No-frills, clean digs at Ecolodge|
Information: Coron Ecolodge is located at Calle Real, Brgy. Poblacion 2. A double standard bedroom with hot and cold shower, cable TV, free wi-fi (lobby only) and standby power costs P1,890 per night. For more info/to book, visit www.coronecolodge.com or call 0906 4556090 (Globe) or 0919 2048824 (Smart)
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