On the same island of Coron (in the Calamian Group of Islands in Northern Palawan) is the other must-see lake, the Barracuda Lake. Named so because, according to legend, there lives in this lake the barracuda fish, a ray-finned fish known for its large size and fearsome appearance.
We again passed by those familiar linestone cliffs, not knowing that we will be experiencing it firsthand!
We got into the cove that has direct access to the pathway going up (again!) the lake. The dock is smaller and not as busy as that of the Kayangan Lake and belatedly (after we got to the lake) we knew why – not ever tourist who visits Coron dares to navigate the treacherous hike going to Barracuda Lake.
Getting into this lake, unlike in the Kayangan Lake, you have to have a great sense of balance since there are no concrete or definite steps nor stable handrails that will support you. You literally have to tread on limestones! Ouch!
But once you get to the lake – WOW! The dangerous trek was all worth it. Another clear and clean lake, this time walled off with those gorgeous limstone cliffs. The place was so quiet and eerie that we can hear our own heartbeat. We swam in the lake and looked up and marveled at the beauty of this place – simply amazing!
No, we didn’t stay long enough to meet the resident baraccuda of the lake. But we stayed long enough to admire the rich tapestry displaying the greatness of our creator.
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