“This is a wonderful place to get married.”
Ooops! Did I just say that?
I didn’t really know where that thought had come from. But when one of my travel buddies repeated exactly what I said, I knew that I had let that thought slipped out of my mouth louder than I intended to.
The surroundings are not even romantic, to begin with. The place rather looks sacred — two lagoons of transparent emerald waters nestled amid the Calis Mountain, the largest limestone formation in Coron. Under the colossal limestone rocks that separate the twin lagoon is a small tunnel which serves as the entry point to the more secluded lagoon.
The narrow passage can easily stir fear especially to the claustrophobic and less adventurous. But choosing to face such a fear can be a rewarding experience, if not unforgettable.
Upon entering the narrow gap, you’d be astounded to discover a grand expanse (probably twice an Olympic size pool) of clean turquoise water encircled with a majestic succession of rock formations. The towering spires of stratified limestone are covered with strange plants and trees, displaying a bizarre landscape of protruding cone-like shapes.
If you find yourself in front of the gates of this secret cove, remember the password: courage. Only those who take up the challenge to swim in the underwater tunnel become worthy of seeing the lagoon that is set blissfully in seclusion.
*Don’t worry if you are not a professional swimmer. There are other options to get in. All you have to do is trust the boatmen. 🙂