Crystal Cove is an island hopping destination and one of the best tourist attraction in Boracay. It is actually a part of Laurel Island which is situated in between Boracay and Caticlan. It is approximately 2 hectares in size. What to expect from Crystal Cove? White sand, palm trees, rugged cliffs, their famous caves, breathtaking panoramic view of South China Sea and a picnic area.
Going to Laurel Island is not free, you have to pay P200 (as of November 2011) but the cost is well worth it, they have constructed huts and make sure the place is clean and safe for all the visitors.
The Beach at Cyrstal Cove, Laurel Island:
The picnic area:
The rugged cliffs:
|They have constructed pathways like this all over the island so expect a relaxing walk while enjoying the amazing view.|
Cave 1, Crystal Cove:
|the stairs to cave 1|
|the view of the open sea from the cave|
Cave 2, Crystal Cove - you have to go through a tunnel to see this cave, during high tide the tunnel is impassable.
|the open sea from Cave 2|
Crystal Cove offers also a good place for snorkeling. But during the time we visited the place, the waves are just too much, so we went somewhere else. If you don't want to island hop, you can rent a private boat to go to Cystal Cove. Be sure to visit this place when you go to Boracay! Enjoy!
Check also my blog of other must see places in Boracay:
- Puka Beach