Coron is a municipality in Palawan that serves as a jump-off point for the various activities when exploring the Calamianes Archipelago. Lined with white sand beaches and pristine, jade-colored waters, Coron is the perfect paradise for both laid-back relaxation and aquatic activities.
From seasoned divers looking for new spots, or avid travelers in search for a quiet beach getaway, Coron draws in tourists for the many beaches and activities it has to offer. Originally occupied by the indigenous tribe of the Tagbanuas and the Calamianen, Coron is in Busuanga Island and is composed of 23 barangays.
Traveling by plane is the most popular way to get to Coron, as it only takes an hour. There are daily flights from Manila to Coron with Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific Airlines. From Busuanga airport, there are shuttle vans available going to the municipality of Coron.
For the adventurous, one can go on a multi-day ferry trip either from Manila to Coron with 2GO Travel. There are also ferry trips from Puerto Princesa, Palawan to Coron, Palawan also with 2GO Travel ferry, and from El Nido, Palawan to Coron via Atienza shipping lines.
The main transportation around the town of Coron is the tricycle, which you can flag down anywhere. If you want to tour around town, you can also choose to rent a motorcycle or scooter. Prices vary depending on the size of the motorcycle and the length of time you plan to rent.
Go on a day tour around the town of Coron. Try the zip line at Lualhati Park for a view of Coron Island and Mt. Tapyas. Load up on food in the restaurants and hawker stalls near the park because you’ll need energy to climb Mt. Tapyas, the highest peak of Coron. The picturesque view from the top of Mt. Tapyas is totally worth the 700-step hike. After that physically demanding activity, taking a dip in the Maquinit Hot Springs is the perfect way to soothe all your sore muscles. For an entrance fee of P150, you can relax in the only hot saltwater spring in the country.
You can’t go to Coron and not go island hopping to see the limestone cliffs, awesome dive sites, and postcard perfect beaches. From the town, book an island tour or rent your own boat to explore Coron's fascinating environment in Calamian Islands.
Coron is most popular for having one of the best beaches and dive sites in the world. Tourists flock to Coron for its emerald waters and pristine beaches. People looking for some quiet time away from the city will find serenity in the secluded beaches of the Calamian Islands. Go on an island camping or hopping tour through the different package tour with different routes.
You can snorkel to see the beautiful underwater world, or go scuba diving to explore the World War II shipwrecks. Rent your own boat and to see your choice of islands where you can chill in paradise-like beaches. The most recommended destinations are Malcapuya Island, Barracuda Lake, and Siete Pecados.
You can rent a motorcycle or ATV to go around town, take a dip in the Maquinit Hot Springs and hike to Mt. Tapyas for a breath-taking view of the island and the sunset.
Winnie's Restaurant is one of the tourist favorites in Coron. Satisfy your hunger with their crab meat curry and their wild pig adobo, and then cool off with their creamy milkshakes.
For your grilled seafood cravings, be surprised with Sinugba sa Balay's menu that changes every day depending on what's available in the market for the day.
If you're looking for fresh, yet affordable lobster, Lobster King is the place to go. They allow you to pick your own lobster, so make sure you pick the biggest one you see!
Nightlife in Coron is very laid back. There are no clubs to party hard in. People usually go to places like “The Old House” for conversations over beer and good food. You can also try The Bistro and Helldiver’s Bar where divers, tourists and locals come to mingle.
There are budget hotels in Coron for backpackers such as Dolphin Lodge and Seahorse Guesthouse Hotel. If you are looking for ultimate comfort, check out the high-end accommodations of The Funny Lion Inn in Coron.