This island, only a 20-minute bangka ride from Coron town, has an imposing, mysterious skyline that wouldn’t be out of place in a King Kong film. Flying over Coron, you see that what lies inland, on the other side of the fortresslike jungle-clad rocky escarpments, is only more inaccessible terrain pockmarked with lakes. Lake Barracuda is one of them and is one of Coron’s primary attractions. Lake Barracuda is of more interest to divers for its unique layers of fresh, salt and brackish water and dramatic temperature shifts, which can reach as high as 38°C. It’s accessible by a short but tricky 25m climb over a jagged rocky wall (good sandals are recommended) that ends directly in the water.