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Coron is best known for world-class World War II-era wreck diving, the island also offers limestone karst landscapes, beautiful beaches, crystal-clear freshwater lakes, and shallow-water coral reefs.
Coron Island is one of the islands that make up the Calamian archipelago. Its dramatic rock formations paired with the deep blue lagoon and barrier reef make Coron Island a true Instagram moment.
The Calamian Archipelago includes Busuanga Island, Coron Island, Culion Island, Calauit Island, Malcapuya Island, Banana Island, Pass Island, Calumbuyan Island and several minor islets.
Top 13 Things to Discover in Coron
Coron Island Hopping
You can Hire a Private Chartered Boat if you wish.
As a solo traveler it’s cheaper to join a group tour, however if you’re travelling with a group of friends getting a private boat can work out cheaper and more fun!
A chartered group tour these fees are usually included in the tour fee.
It is called Twin Lagoons as there are two lakes which are separated with a rugged piece of limestone rock.
A cave connects these 2 rocky, jewel-toned lagoons, hot spots for swimming, snorkeling & photos.
The Twin Lagoons are one of the must-see destinations in the Coron Island Hopping Tour. The first lagoon is where the boats dock, while the second lagoon is hidden, the only access of which is a small crevice underneath the rock, or during high tide, a ladder over the rock.
Banana Island Beach
The beach and water are free from rocks and coral About 1 1/2 hour from Coron’s harbor,Entrance Fee 200p.
More officially known as Dicalabuan Island,the name Banana catching on later because of the island’s shape.
The ride to Concepcion falls is about 1 hour by motorbike from city proper.
The falls are beautiful but smaller than expected.It’s bit of a trek to get there but it’s worth it.
A nice dip in the cool water is a welcome reward for making the trip.
The best time to visit the spot is from June to December, as the rains bring plenty of water into the falls.
The most famous water sports in Coron is wreck diving. Visitors from all over the World flock to this offbeat coastal town for this reason.
The shipwrecks of Coron Bay are a series of impressive wreck sites for diving and snorkeling in Palawan. There are 12 sunken wartime ships at the bottom of the ocean – the result of an attack on the Imperial Japanese Navy by US Navy aircraft during the Second World War in September 1944.
Kayangan Lake is a crystal-clear freshwater lake in Coron, featuring underwater rock formations, caves and islets. It’s a popular spot for photographers and Instagramers.
Kayangan Lake, dubbed the ‘cleanest lake in the Philippines’, is surrounded by a karst scenery of limestone cliffs and guarded maintained by Tagbanua tribesmen. Kayangan Lake is 70% freshwater and 30% salt water. One may choose to swim or snorkel in the lake, or simply float around in a life jacket.
Ocam Ocam Beach
A lonely beach with golden sand, excellent snorkeling and just a couple of basic resorts in northwest Busuanga Island.
You can get a boat here to fantastic Black Island (Malajon Island) for P1500 round-trip. Turn off the National Hwy 500m west of barangay New Busuanga, from where it’s 5km to the beach on an unpaved road.
Not to be missed well worth your time and it is also close to Calauit Safari Park. Its about 1 1/2 hrs from Coron Town proper.
Soak in Maquinit Springs
Black Island, known to locals as Malajon Island, is a huge, mysterious looking island near Busuanga.
From a distance, it has an eerie feeling despite its beautiful white beaches and coconut trees.
Once you step foot onto the shore there are many hidden caves and secluded beaches to explore and experience this pristine Island.
At 210 meters, Mt. Tapyas is the second tallest mountain and one of the most dominant land features around the town of Coron in Busuanga Island, Palawan.
Stunning views and a chance experience an incredible sunset in Coron.
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Calauit Island National Park
Calauit Safari Park is a wildlife sanctuary in the Philippines which was originally created in 1976 as a game reserve featuring large African mammals.
Take a day tour to see the savannah of Coron teeming with African giraffes, gazelles, zebras, brown deer and more.
Enjoy a nice morning safari tour around Calauit Game Refuge and Wildlife Sanctuary Visit some of the enclosures to see the variety of amazing local wildlife!
Assist the park rangers in the morning feeding of animals like the giraffe at one of the stables.
Coron in Busuanga Island, Palawan.
Stunning views and a chance experience an incredible sunset in Coron.
A Taste of Coron
Is best known for its food, music and ambiance. It offers range of special delicious local and foreign food where guests can order live crabs, lobsters, grouper (lapu-lapu) direct from the restaurant’s aquarium.
Kawayanan Grill Station is one of the biggest and known restaurants in Coron today. It serves Filipino Cuisine and some exotic & seafood dishes.
Hop Hostel | Nestled comfortably near Coron’s serene blue waters and the town proper, Hop Hostel is the perfect launch pad to the beautiful Calamian group of islands. Our space provides the comforts of a hotel—clean facilities, professional service, complete amenities–in a warm, fun environment that will immediately feel like home.
Outpost Hostel | Outpost Hostel – Coron have crossed the sea from El Nido to bring you atmosphere to Coron. A fun and social hostel like no other, come be a part of the vibrant atmosphere and kick it with us.
The Palladium Hotel | Nestled in the heart of Coron, an ideal spot from which to discover Palawan. Situated only 1 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town’s attractions and activities. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.
Sunlight Guest Hotel | Sunlight Guest Hotel is a 60-room first class hotel in Palawan that offers everything so you can experience a wonderful vacation. Let the Mediterranean feel of you give you a taste of southern Europe without leaving the Philippines. Stay and relax in our inviting themed rooms complete with amenities that a vacation requires and delight yourself with the view coupled with a revitalizing drink or a sumptuous feast.
Huma Island Resort & Spa: A premium luxury hideaway that offers the discerning traveler a personalized experience of exploration and discovery.
This exclusive hideaway features 81 villas and suites, 6 dining venues, an over-water spa complex, and a slew of recreational facilities.
Busuanga Bay Lodge: is an elegant, boutique, resort hotel located on the island province of Palawan, a nature sanctuary known all over the world as the Philippine’s last ecological frontier.
Busuanga Bay Lodge offers 41 units in total including 38 rooms and 3 private, two-bedroom villas. It is the ultimate destination for a tropical escape, and can be reached in just 45 minutes by air from key hubs such as Manila, Cebu and Boracay via Airjuan.
How to get to Coron
We are a domestic boutique charter airline that is service oriented and customer centric. We thrive on excellent service by creating unique and seamless travel experiences around the beautiful islands of the Philippines.
Sunlight Air, is a Philippine-registered boutique airline based in Clark, Pampanga. It operates flights from its hub in Clark to Busuanga, Puerto Princesa, San Vicente,Caticlan, Panglao, Camiguin, Manila, Boracay, Siargao, and Cebu using its fleet of three ATR 72-500s.
Air Juan operates a direct flight from Puerto Princesa to Coron. The flight takes less than one hour, and the airplane directly lands to the Busuanga Airport which is 16.6 kilometres away from Coron downtown.
From Manila, Cebu, and Boracay
-Flight: Air Juan, Skyjet, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines operate direct flights to Coron via Manila, Boracay, and Cebu.
2GO Ferry operates twice a week sailing from Puerto Princesa to Coron and vice versa.
From El Nido
Fast Ferry: There are a couple of Fast ferry companies that operate daily sailing from El Nido to Coron and back. The crossing takes approximately 4 hrs.
2GO Ferry operates twice a week sailing from Manila to Coron and Manila and back..
Phimal Fast Ferry, Inc.
Fast Ferry: operates daily sailing from El Nido to Coron and back. The crossing takes approximately 5 hrs.
The ferry boat will depart from El Nido at 8:20 AM while the ferry from Coron will depart at 1.20pm daily.
The boarding time at El Nido is at 7:20 am and the boarding time at Coron is at 12:20 pm
Phimal Fast Ferry is a fast craft ferry company offering trips between El Nido and Coron Island. Their vessels can only transport passengers and not vechiles.
Regular – ₱1,760.00
Students with valid ID – ₱1,496.00 Senior Citizen/PWD with valid ID – ₱1,257.00 Children (3 to 7 years old) – ₱880.00
Infant (below 3 years old) FREE
Students and senior citizens must provide their valid IDs to avail of the discounted prices. If not, they will be charged the regular rate.
Getting Around Town
It’s a pretty small town and most things to do in Coron can be reached by foot.
You can hire some scooters or motorcycles from local shops if you wish to explore a little bit more and feel adventurous.
Why Outdoor Adventure
Head for the white sandy beaches, make a beeline for many island hopping tours or soak up beach cafe culture in a friendly town. Diverse scenery and unique culture mean there is a wide range of distinct places to visit in Coron..
What You Get
Voted for the fourth year in a row as the Worlds Best Island in 2020, by T&L magazine and in the top diving destinations in the world
Palawan consists of 1,780 islands of pristine white beaches, dramatic rock formations, secret coves, and underground mysteries. An untamed land, a nature lover’s paradise, and an adventurer’s dream:
Palawan certainly lives up to its image as the last frontier, what are you waiting for?