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I would say Coron is the best place I’ve been to in my entire life.

The food, locals, laid back environment and everything about it. It’s actually my first time to visit and my last trip of the year 2015.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CORON

A part of the Calamian Islands, or Calamianes Archipelago, Coron is in the Palawan Provence in the far west of the Philippines.

What most travelers call Coron is the Municipality of Coron which is located on the largest island in the archipelago, Busuanga Island. What can be confusing is there is also a Coron Island, which is a stunning undeveloped island which most Coron day trips visit.

Coron Island is located a 30-minute boat ride from the town on Busuanga Island and is home to many of the top sights in Coron. Here you can find Twin Lagoons, Kayangan Lake, Barracuda Lake, and many stunning beaches and smaller lagoons.

Coron Town is a fishing village with a population is just over 40,000 but it is becoming more and more popular tourist every year. Coron is often listed as one of the top tourist places in the Philippines.  The Palawan was recently named the most beautiful island in the world and we’d have to agree.

THE EXPERIENCE

We arrived in Busuanga airport around eight in the morning via Skyjet. We booked our ticket last week of October and we got it for P3,300 round trip already. It was just a 35-minutes flight from Manila. You can also check flights from Cebu Pacific Air and PAL.

I know flights to Coron are a bit expensive but I tell you it’s worth it. Better if you avail seat sale or Piso sale.

After getting our backpacks, we took van going to Coron town, fare is P150 one way. We have reservation in one of the best hotel but we look for hostel or cheaper room and we found Kimberly’s. The manager permitted us do check in early since the room is already vacant.

Our room is good for 4 persons for only P1,500 per night with aircon, TV, hot & cold shower. After that we had our lunch and went back and prep for the next activity.


THINGS TO DO IN CORON

Here are the things we did in our Coron trip:

1. Trekking to Mt. Tapyas

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Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com

Total of 718 steps and you can see panoramic views of Coron Island and the other Calamianes Islands.

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Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com

2. Buy Souvenir

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Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com

There’s a store souvenirs and post card which I bought one for myself but I haven’t received it until now.


3. Relax at Maquinit Hotspring

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Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com

Hired a tricycle for P300 round trip (4pax) plus an entrance fee of P100 per head. You can enjoy unlimited stay, perfect place to chill after the trek. We only spent two hours and went back to the town and had dinner.


4. Coron Island Tour

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Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com

For first timers you should get the Ultimate tour at P1,500 consists of 8 destinations/activities. Swim at Twin Lagoon, CYC Beach, Malawi Reef, Sunset Beach, Kayangan Lake, Barracuda Lake, Shipwreck and Siete Pecados.

     Book Coron Tour A     

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Twin Lagoon - Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com

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CYC Beach and Malawi Reef - Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com

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Kayangan Lake - Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com

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Barracuda Lake - Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com

Day 2: Island hopping – part of the itinerary is Calauit Safari tour but the weather did not allow us to go so we took another island hopping. One of the famous tour is the Tour C. The rate is P1,200 includes three (3) islands. It also includes lunch and snacks.

     Book Coron Tour C     

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Malcapuya Island - Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com

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Bulog Dos Island - Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com


HOW TO GET TO CORON

By Air
By Air, Franciso Bangoy Airport of Busuanga is the jump off point to Coron. Philippine AirlinesSkyjet, Air Juan and Cebu Pacific have direct flights to Busuanga from Manila, Cebu, Clark, Caticlan, Puerto Princesa and San Vicente. From Busuanga, catch a 45-minute van ride to Coron town for P150.00 per person (2015 rate).
By Sea
Manila to Coron: 2Go Travel has twice a week voyage from Manila to Coron and Puerto Princesa. The ferry usually leaves in the afternoon for a 13 to 14 hours journey. There’s a ferry that leaves Friday afternoon, arriving in Coron at 5AM of Saturday with return ferry leaving Coron at 430PM of Sunday, arriving Manila at 630AM of Monday. This is perfect for weekend warriors, but expect some delays. Aside from 2Go Travel, there are also other ferry operators from Manila to Coron including:
Operator: J.V. Serrano Shipping Lines (M/V D’Asean Journey, M/V D’Sea Journey)
Route: Manila-Coron and vice versa; Coron to Cuyo and vice versa
Contact Info: (02)-243-4595
Operator: Atienza Shipping Lines (M/V Josilee-II, M/V April Rose, M/V Q-Carrelyn-III)
Route: Manila-Coron-El Nido-Liminangcong and vice versa
Website : http://www.atienzashippinglines.net
Email: atienzashippinglines@yahoo.com
Telephone No. : (02)-986-3118 and (02)-536-8123
El Nido to Coron: Fast craft and outrigger boats connect El Nido to Coron with daily departures. Travel time is at least 3.5  hours for a fare of around P1,800 one-way via fast craft; around 7 hours for a fare of P1,400 one-way via outrigger boat; and around 8 hours for a fare of P1,200 one-way via passenger ferry.
Puerto Princesa to Coron: 2Go Travel going to Manila stops at Coron.
San Jose (Mindoro) to Coron: Outrigger boats regularly depart from San Jose, Occidental Mindoro to Coron. Travel time is approximately five (5) hours and fare is around P600 one-way.

Thanks to Where's Joanne for contributing this DIY Coron Travel Guide. For the complete itinerary and detailed expenses, see them on the full article here:
https://wheresjoanne.wordpress.com/2016/06/28/coron-stole-my-heart

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WHAT TO BRING IN PALAWAN

Here are some things you might consider bringing with you for your day tour / adventure:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Coron, Palawan

  • What is Coron known for?
    Coron, one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines, is best known for world-class World War II-era wreck diving, but the island also offers limestone karst landscapes, beautiful beaches, crystal-clear freshwater lakes, and shallow-water coral reefs.

  • What is the history of Coron?
    Coron was created as a municipality by the American authorities in 1902. Two years later, the island Culion was removed from the jurisdiction of Coron. In 1950, several barrios were separated to form the municipality of Busuanga. Later, the Linapacan group of islands became an independent municipality

  • Why is Coron beautiful?
    Beaches all over the world are judged by how clear their waters are—and Coron passes with flying colors every time. The water is oftentimes still and so clear you can see everything that lies underneath, which is as satisfying as it is humbling.

  • What's better Coron or El Nido?
    Overall, it's a tough pick because they're both amazing. El Nido has the best beaches and arguably the best island hopping, but Coron also has phenomenal island tours and much better snorkeling. If you have time, definitely try to visit both!

  • How do you get to Coron?
    You have to fly from Manila to Busuanga airport, Palawan. You can take Cebu Pacific Air, Zest Air or PAL Express. From Busuanga aiport, you take a jeepney for about one hour to reach Coron Town. The ride cost about P150 per person.


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PALAWAN: DIY Travel Guide To Coron (Fun Things To Do + How To Get There)

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I would say Coron is the best place I’ve been to in my entire life.

The food, locals, laid back environment and everything about it. It’s actually my first time to visit and my last trip of the year 2015.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CORON

A part of the Calamian Islands, or Calamianes Archipelago, Coron is in the Palawan Provence in the far west of the Philippines.

What most travelers call Coron is the Municipality of Coron which is located on the largest island in the archipelago, Busuanga Island. What can be confusing is there is also a Coron Island, which is a stunning undeveloped island which most Coron day trips visit.

Coron Island is located a 30-minute boat ride from the town on Busuanga Island and is home to many of the top sights in Coron. Here you can find Twin Lagoons, Kayangan Lake, Barracuda Lake, and many stunning beaches and smaller lagoons.

Coron Town is a fishing village with a population is just over 40,000 but it is becoming more and more popular tourist every year. Coron is often listed as one of the top tourist places in the Philippines.  The Palawan was recently named the most beautiful island in the world and we’d have to agree.

THE EXPERIENCE

We arrived in Busuanga airport around eight in the morning via Skyjet. We booked our ticket last week of October and we got it for P3,300 round trip already. It was just a 35-minutes flight from Manila. You can also check flights from Cebu Pacific Air and PAL.

I know flights to Coron are a bit expensive but I tell you it’s worth it. Better if you avail seat sale or Piso sale.

After getting our backpacks, we took van going to Coron town, fare is P150 one way. We have reservation in one of the best hotel but we look for hostel or cheaper room and we found Kimberly’s. The manager permitted us do check in early since the room is already vacant.

Our room is good for 4 persons for only P1,500 per night with aircon, TV, hot & cold shower. After that we had our lunch and went back and prep for the next activity.


THINGS TO DO IN CORON

Here are the things we did in our Coron trip:

1. Trekking to Mt. Tapyas

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Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com

Total of 718 steps and you can see panoramic views of Coron Island and the other Calamianes Islands.

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Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com

2. Buy Souvenir

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Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com

There’s a store souvenirs and post card which I bought one for myself but I haven’t received it until now.


3. Relax at Maquinit Hotspring

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Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com

Hired a tricycle for P300 round trip (4pax) plus an entrance fee of P100 per head. You can enjoy unlimited stay, perfect place to chill after the trek. We only spent two hours and went back to the town and had dinner.


4. Coron Island Tour

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Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com

For first timers you should get the Ultimate tour at P1,500 consists of 8 destinations/activities. Swim at Twin Lagoon, CYC Beach, Malawi Reef, Sunset Beach, Kayangan Lake, Barracuda Lake, Shipwreck and Siete Pecados.

     Book Coron Tour A     

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Twin Lagoon - Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com

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CYC Beach and Malawi Reef - Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com

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Kayangan Lake - Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com

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Barracuda Lake - Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com

Day 2: Island hopping – part of the itinerary is Calauit Safari tour but the weather did not allow us to go so we took another island hopping. One of the famous tour is the Tour C. The rate is P1,200 includes three (3) islands. It also includes lunch and snacks.

     Book Coron Tour C     

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Malcapuya Island - Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com

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Bulog Dos Island - Coron, PALAWAN by wheresjoanne.com


HOW TO GET TO CORON

By Air
By Air, Franciso Bangoy Airport of Busuanga is the jump off point to Coron. Philippine AirlinesSkyjet, Air Juan and Cebu Pacific have direct flights to Busuanga from Manila, Cebu, Clark, Caticlan, Puerto Princesa and San Vicente. From Busuanga, catch a 45-minute van ride to Coron town for P150.00 per person (2015 rate).
By Sea
Manila to Coron: 2Go Travel has twice a week voyage from Manila to Coron and Puerto Princesa. The ferry usually leaves in the afternoon for a 13 to 14 hours journey. There’s a ferry that leaves Friday afternoon, arriving in Coron at 5AM of Saturday with return ferry leaving Coron at 430PM of Sunday, arriving Manila at 630AM of Monday. This is perfect for weekend warriors, but expect some delays. Aside from 2Go Travel, there are also other ferry operators from Manila to Coron including:
Operator: J.V. Serrano Shipping Lines (M/V D’Asean Journey, M/V D’Sea Journey)
Route: Manila-Coron and vice versa; Coron to Cuyo and vice versa
Contact Info: (02)-243-4595
Operator: Atienza Shipping Lines (M/V Josilee-II, M/V April Rose, M/V Q-Carrelyn-III)
Route: Manila-Coron-El Nido-Liminangcong and vice versa
Website : http://www.atienzashippinglines.net
Email: atienzashippinglines@yahoo.com
Telephone No. : (02)-986-3118 and (02)-536-8123
El Nido to Coron: Fast craft and outrigger boats connect El Nido to Coron with daily departures. Travel time is at least 3.5  hours for a fare of around P1,800 one-way via fast craft; around 7 hours for a fare of P1,400 one-way via outrigger boat; and around 8 hours for a fare of P1,200 one-way via passenger ferry.
Puerto Princesa to Coron: 2Go Travel going to Manila stops at Coron.
San Jose (Mindoro) to Coron: Outrigger boats regularly depart from San Jose, Occidental Mindoro to Coron. Travel time is approximately five (5) hours and fare is around P600 one-way.

Thanks to Where's Joanne for contributing this DIY Coron Travel Guide. For the complete itinerary and detailed expenses, see them on the full article here:
https://wheresjoanne.wordpress.com/2016/06/28/coron-stole-my-heart

FOLLOW WHERE'S JOANNE ON FACEBOOK AND IG

A post shared by islandgirl🌴 (@wheresjoanne) on

WHAT TO BRING IN PALAWAN

Here are some things you might consider bringing with you for your day tour / adventure:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Coron, Palawan

  • What is Coron known for?
    Coron, one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines, is best known for world-class World War II-era wreck diving, but the island also offers limestone karst landscapes, beautiful beaches, crystal-clear freshwater lakes, and shallow-water coral reefs.

  • What is the history of Coron?
    Coron was created as a municipality by the American authorities in 1902. Two years later, the island Culion was removed from the jurisdiction of Coron. In 1950, several barrios were separated to form the municipality of Busuanga. Later, the Linapacan group of islands became an independent municipality

  • Why is Coron beautiful?
    Beaches all over the world are judged by how clear their waters are—and Coron passes with flying colors every time. The water is oftentimes still and so clear you can see everything that lies underneath, which is as satisfying as it is humbling.

  • What's better Coron or El Nido?
    Overall, it's a tough pick because they're both amazing. El Nido has the best beaches and arguably the best island hopping, but Coron also has phenomenal island tours and much better snorkeling. If you have time, definitely try to visit both!

  • How do you get to Coron?
    You have to fly from Manila to Busuanga airport, Palawan. You can take Cebu Pacific Air, Zest Air or PAL Express. From Busuanga aiport, you take a jeepney for about one hour to reach Coron Town. The ride cost about P150 per person.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The rates, contact details and other information indicated in this post are accurate from the time of writing but may change without IMFWJ's notice. Should you know the updated information, please let us know by leaving a message in the comment box below.

IMFWJ IS NOW ON YOUTUBE!
Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

WHERE TO STAY IN PALAWAN:
Palawan Hotels & Resorts | Palawan Transient for Rent

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