This island is just few minutes away from CYC beach, it does not take long until you notice that your boatman is trying to look for the best spot to park the boat.
There is an entry fee for the beach, but it is a relatively small one, and it is easy for the average tourist to afford, plus well worth the fee, considering that it is such a quiet and unspoiled location. Plus, the government does not own the island, it's owned by the locals who lived in the island who are actually standing by there to watch over the tourists visiting.
They won't ask a payment on the spot by the way, our guide Ryan told us that the locals there just go to their agency to claim the payments. They have their own system. So pretty much, when you visit this island, the locals there too are earning and you're helping them in keeping the island stay beautiful.
The waters are clean and blue, and the beach is ideal for relaxing or for going snorkeling or kayaking. The other group who are there did have a kayak along with them, and they look so cool. Wish I did rent a kayak on that day. So, if you have the budget, go rent a Kayak!
Here's another look on how clear the water of Banol beach. The locals there were able to keep it clean, they've managed it well. I hope they'll keep it like this too.
The views of the cliffs from the sea are spectacular, and the lunches served by guides from Blue Lagoon Adventure Travel and Tours are well worth tasting, plus the seafood they're serving of course are all fresh which was a total plus.
There are also other spots in the island that the boat can park, but it seems this is the common area that they do. We actually saw other groups on the other part, which is a pretty good spot too. But I think this is the best spot to stay at the island.
And oh, remember that stranger girl waving at me at CYC beach, didn't get her name but I saw her again at Banol beach that day. She's with her family (I think).
When you're at Banol beach, don't forget to enjoy the water, just relax, that's what vacations are for.
But our day is not over, we still have more destinations to go for! Just like the Barracuda Lake and the Twin Lagoons of Coron! Watch out for it here in the Exotic Philippines blog!
Exotic Philippines traveled and tour Coron with:
Blue Lagoon Adventure Travel and Tours
National Highway, Bgy. Poblacion 1
Coron, Palawan, RP 5316