There is another lake in Coron, Palawan aside from Kayangan Lake that is worthy a visit. With just a few minutes boat ride from Kayangan, you’ll soon find yourself at the entrance of Barracuda Lake. There is an entrance fee of 75 pesos per person to access the lake.
Unlike Kayangan Lake, there is only little space to navigate the entrance. Everything are lime stones. So to access the lake you have to do a short climb up and down the treacherous and sharp lime stone rocks.
The pathway to the lake is also very small only allowing a few people to hang around in the area. Not much view if you stay there. Better take a swim if you plan to see the whole vista of the lake. If you are brave enough, you can climb the lime stones on the side to have a wider view of the lake.
I did climb on the lime stone on the side which offers a better view from the passage ways. A bit tricky climb but manageable. The blue water from there is real tranquil. Also snorkeled for a time at the lake. The water in Kayangan Lake is much clearer but I think this is deeper up to 40meters. Some divers actually go down to lake floor below to see the cave on the north side wall of the lake. There’s a few resident barracudas living there, they said, that’s why they called named the lake from these creatures.
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.