Coron Island, Palawan

Coron PH, Philippines

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About

Coron is a tropical island in the province of Palawan, Philippines that is best known for world-class WWII-era wreck diving, though the area also offers limestone karst landscapes, crystal-clear freshwater lakes and shallow-water coral reefs.

Palawan was recently hailed “Best Island in the World” by a renowned travel magazine for the fourth time. It was also included in CNN’s list of 10 ‘World’s Most Beautiful Islands’ for 2019.

Coron Town (Busuanga Island) vs Coron Island

What most people call Coron is actually the Coron Town which is located in Busuanga Island. But there is also a Coron Island which most Coron day trips visit.

Busuanga Island is the largest and is divided into two municipalities: Busuanga and Coron. The town of Busuanga harbors the airport but Coron is the biggest and the main tourism hub of the region.

Coron Island is 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.

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FAQ

How to get here

Busuanga Airport

Francisco B. Reyes Airport, also known as Busuanga Airport, is an airport serving the general area of Coron, located in Busuanga Island in the province of Palawan. Airline companies flying to USU airport are:

  • Skyjet
  • Cebu Pacific
  • Philippine Airlines

Puerto Princesa to Coron

From Puerto Princesa to Coron, the journey takes around 12 hours by ferry using 2Go.

El Nido to Coron

From El Nido to Coron, you have two options either the fast or slow ferry. The fast ferry takes between 3 to 4 hours. The slow ferry can take up to 9 hours.

Best time to go

The best time to visit Coron is the dry season from November to May, however, it is possible to do the tour all year round.

What to bring

When you tour the island, here are the recommended things to bring

  • Flip flops or water shoes (to protect your feet from sharp rocks and shells)
  • Small backpack or waterproof bag
  • Swimwear and beach towel
  • Sunblock lotion and sunglasses
  • Drinking water
  • Insect repellent
  • Raincoat (just in case of rain)
  • Extra cash

Which one to choose, El Nido or Coron?

Both are beautiful and majestic. The two places have many similarities in activities, places, pricing, crowds and overall experience. Here, here and here are some articles to help you decide which you to choose. There are also tours that covers both towns.

How many days should I spend here?

It is recommended to stay here not less than 4 days in order to explore the whole of El Nido.

Do I need to avail a tour package to explore the islands?

The local government recently imposed a limit to the number of tourists per destination. It is recommended that you avail one early on so your local tour guide can add you to the list. You can find tour packages online or though your hotel.

How much does it cost to travel in Coron?

According to budgetyourtrip.com, you should plan to spend around ₱1,612 ($33) per day on your vacation in Palawan, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ₱520 ($11) on meals for one day and ₱708 ($14) on local transportation.

What languages do the locals speak?

Local residents speak Tagalog and the local dialect of Cuyunon. Most locals understand English and can speak it, at the very least, in bits and pieces.

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Nearby Beaches and Islands

Skeleton Wreck (Coron)

About Skeleton Wreck is a popular Snorkelling spot in Coron. It is a 25m long Japanese supply ship that was hit by an airstrike during WWII by US airforce. read more »

Beach 91 (Coron)

About Beach 91 is a white sandy beach in Coron, Palawan this is the usual stop over for lunch when touring around the islands of Coron. read more »

CYC Beach (Coron)

  Coron Youth Club or CYC Beach has white sand and clear waters, dotted with mangrove trees and rock formations. Enjoy this place snorkelling among unique fish and coral. read more »

Banana Island (Coron)

About Banana Island features a narrow strip of white sand beach set against the backdrop of forested, hilly terrain and free from rocks and coral. read more »

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