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~Discover Coron, Palawan~

Coron is part of the Calamian group of islands in Northern Palawan. If you are looking for a truly unique vacation where you get to commune with nature, Coron is the best place to visit. 

It's a haven for divers all over the world with its famous World War II underwater shipwrecks surrounded with magnificent coral reefs making it as one of the best dive spots in the world. For beach bum who wants to get their sun kissed tan, the powder white sand beaches of Coron Island is something you cannot resist. Its crystal blue water is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, diving and deep-sea fishing.  

Among other things, in Coron you get to enjoy the following activities: snorkel in rich and diverse reefs; discover pristine coves with limestone cliffs, go on a safari where you can see giraffes, zebras and gazelles; soak in the relaxing and rejuvinating waters of Makinit Hot Springs.  

A Must-See

There are many attractions you can discover in Coron Island alone. It is a black limestone island with exhilarating cliffs cascading down to thirteen grandiose lakes (only two open to public), sugary white sand coral beaches and is home to an indigenous tribe. It is known for Kayangan Lake, Barracuda Lake, Twin Lagoon, Banol Beach, and numerous snorkeling areas where you can see underwater rock formations.
Barracuda Lake has amazing underwater rock formations. Kayangan lake has the most photographed view in Palawan and considered as the cleanest lake in the country. Both places are stunning and good for snorkeling. A cross on Mt.Tapyas above the town is worth a climb up to see the majestic view of the small islands below. Noticeable from the water is a CORON sign on a hill overlooking the town mimicking the well-known Hollywood sign. The Kingfisher Park offers kayaking tours into the abundant natural mangroves.

HOW TO GET THERE

Coron is easily accessible by air and by sea to and from Manila. Schedules and other travel information are available at the carrier's website.


 AIR 60-minute flights Manila to Busuanga, daily
Note: Another 35-minute trip by land will take you to the Coron municipality proper. The land trip itself is a treat with views of verdant countryside and cows lazing along the road at Yulo King Ranch.

SEA (12-hour trips to and from Manila, weekly)

WHEN TO GO

The weather in Coron is characterized as sunny, dry and hot. The exceptions are the months of July and August, where you can expect rainfall to be at its heaviest because of the habagat (southwest monsoon). December, January and February are the coolest months due to the amihan (northeast monsoon). Generally, the weather is excellent the whole year through, except for the rare times where there is a tropical storm or depression. Temperatures fall between 24 to 33 degrees Celsius.

GETTING AROUND

The tricycle is the main mode of transport in Coron. The friendly tricycle drivers will happily take you to the major sights inside the municipality. If you want to do-it-yourself tour of the countryside, you can also opt to rent a motorcycle. As for travel to other municipalities, public utility vehicles (jeepneys) and buses provide regular trips to these routes.
What’s more, Coron town serves as an excellent jump off point to other islands in the area, such as Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary, Black Island and many others. For island hopping adventures aboard a motorboat, you may contact Calamianes Tourist Boat Association. You can also hire a private vehicle through Abuh Transport Association. For more information please contact the Tourist Information Center.

TRAVEL TIPS

Here are some things to remember to make your trip :
  • Clothing: Light, loose and comfortable clothing is recommended as Coron has a tropical climate.
  • Money: Be sure to bring enough Philippine Pesos for your entire stay. Some hotels and establishments have money changing services and also accept major credit cards. Hotels may also accommodate guests' requests for a cash advance against a credit card. Travelers' checks are usually not accepted. A single ATM machine is available (Landbank) but only caters to banks accredited under ExpressNet.
  • Conservation Fees: There are conservation Fees imposed by Marine Park Managements, Tagbanua Tribes of Coron Island and other tourists attractions for its protection and management.
  • Environment: Practice ecological responsibility. Please do not litter or collect plants and animals.
  • Health: Remember to bring insect repellant and an adequate supply of your personal prescription medications. A district hospital and several pharmacies are available to serve your health needs.
  • Communications: Cellular phone service is available. You can also find internet service in some hotels and internet cafes. Resorts may also have a satellite phone connection.
  • Electricity: The electrical system in Coron runs at 220 volts. Most outlets use flat parallel flat blades, so you may have to bring an adapter.

WHAT TO DO

Diving and snorkeling. Coron is famous for the World War II wrecks that are to be found in its waters. These 12 sunken Japanese warships make up what is considered as one of the best dive sites in the world. Now, if it is nature you'd like to see, you can go snorkeling at Siete Pecados, boasts of a thriving marine population and stunning coral reefs. Explore the Town Get to know the town center and its warm and friendly people. Activities you can indulge visiting a cashew processing factory, observing the operation of a live fish exporting factory, drop by the wet market, do some souvenir shopping or just simply sit at the plaza and go people watching.

Trekking Climb the 700 or so steps up to Mount Tapyas and be rewarded with the sight of Coron town and the surrounding islands. Yes, the climb is well worth it! Also, for avid mountain climbers, there is Mt. Darala, which is the highest point in the Calamianes Islands.

Island Hopping There are so many islands and islets to explore! Go on a motorized boat trip and stop by and swim, kayak, fish or snorkel to your heart's content.

Kayaking tour Explore the surrounding islands by kayak and paddle along breathtaking vistas of limestone ridges and crystal clear turquoise waters.

Coron Island Palawan surely lives up to a traveler’s fantasy being a picturesque paradise with a wide array of activities you can indulge. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, comfortable clothes, swimming or scuba gear, camera and spare cash. Either you want to have an organized and convenient trip or you just don’t want to miss on anything, you can check out some Coron Palawan packages.

For tour packages, 
Contact us at 4220785 / 4042483 / 09178543779