PALAWAN: 4 Things to do in Coron


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.

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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.

Where to stay in Coron?

The things we did in Coron:

1. Trekking to Mt. Tapyas


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


2. Buy souvenir


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

3. Maquinit hotspring


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. Island Tour


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.

Twin Lagoon
CYC Beach and Malawi Reef

Kayangan Lake
Barracuda Lake
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.

Malcapuya Island
Bulog Dos Island

Where to stay in 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 :
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.

For the complete itinerary and detailed expenses, see them on the full article here:


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