Busuanga Travel Guide

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    The infinity pool
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    El Rio y Mar Resort on Maricaban Bay
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Busuanga Things to Do

  • Coron Island Hopping

    Take a dip in Lake Kayangan, see the twin lagoons, have lunch at Banol Beach, go snorkeling in Siete Pecados.

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  • Hiking

    Hiking around the Dimakya Island won't only make you sweat but also gives you a panoramic view of the island and it's neighboring islets especially when you reach the Eagel's Point, the highest point of the island.And if you're lucky, you might encounter a Calamian deer or a monitor lizard which can only be found in this part of the country.

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  • The Best Snorkeling Spot: Siete Pecados

    The Siete Pecados.. the name was derived from the seven small islets surrounding this area. This is one of the protected marine sunctuaries in Coron Island.. The government has empolyed people to safeguard this place to preserve its natural beauty.. The corals are very pretty and fish are bountiful. This area is yet to be developed to be promoted...

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  • Climb up Mt. Tapyas

    Climbing up Mt. Tapyas is not for the weak at heart.. one will require a great sense of determination and will power to be able to sucessfully reach the top.. well, okey, i'm exaggerating :) you just need to take a deep breath and climb up 720 steps to reach the top.. and once you get there, you will be rewarded with a view of the whole island of...

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  • Buy dried fish in the market

    If you have time & is craving for some native danggit, pusit (dried squid) & besugo or want to buy some fresh fruits ... the market is just behind the coron pier..

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  • Snorkeling at Lusong Wreck & Gunboat...

    Lusong & Gunboat are one of the more visible wrecks in coron. According to experienced divers, Lusong wreck appears to have been a Japanese tugboat. This wreck is also great for snorkeling and is next to a wonderful reef whose depth ranges from 3 & 18m.

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Busuanga Restaurants

  • Disappointed by the online reviews

    I normally surf for the local best when visiting a place. Bistro Coron was one of the recommended place to eat in Coron. I was very disappointed with the menu and the service. Ordered their house specialty - Beef Bourguignon. It was a one plate meal served with rice. The beef sauce was passable for the french dish but what turned me off was the...

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  • Kamalig Restaurant

    The only restaurant in the island and they really serve good and fresh food.In the evening, a group of musician will serenade while having your dinner.My husband requested a tagalog song and he couldn't even understand it,so I ended up translating the song,grrr!!!;)

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Busuanga Nightlife

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    by Dyesebel Updated Apr 10, 2007

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    A good place to hang out in the evening and enjoy mango shake cocktail or a cold San Miguel beer.And you'll have the chance to talk to the other guests and management,share your experiences and opinions.

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Busuanga Transportation

  • No frills airline

    I booked online and flew to Busuanga using Air Phil Express. Major credit cards accepted. Not sure though if they accept credit cards issued outside of the Philippines. Departures and Arrivals serviced thru Terminal 3 infront of Marriott Hotel and ResortWorld Casino.No food on board. Not even ones for sale. It is such a short flight though.Serviced...

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  • Busuanga, Coron or Puerto Princesa

    A lot of people who travel to see the islands of Palawan make the mistake of booking Puerto Princesa (PPS) airport even if they are primarily going to El Nido, Busuanga (USU) or Coron. If you have no business going to Puerto Princesa, I suggest you fly direct to Busuanga. There are carriers servicing the MNL-USU route.

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  • Flight to Boracay from Busuanga

    SEAIR flies two times week from Busuanga to Caticlan vice versa.Easiest, fastest and cheapest way to connect Palawan with Boracay.

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Busuanga Local Customs

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    by iclee Written Nov 25, 2010

    As Metro Manilans, we were just accustomed to our fast paced way of life where instructions were given as one-liners. We were quite surprised that we encountered at least 2x people from Busuanga who felt offended by our one liners. Example: when we were picked up by a 3rd party provider of our hotel, we instructed the loader person to put our cabin bag on top of the heap because there are breakable items inside. Upon alighting from the vehicle, we found our cabin bag at the bottom of the heap because we were the first to step inside the van. My hubby asked the loader what's the use of giving instructions when they clearly disregarded them. They spoke Tagalog just like we do so language/dialect barrier is not the issue. Instead of apologizing, the loader stated he can pay for it and appeared offended. Another instance where we encountered ultrasensitivity is when we left instructions with a hotel personnel (let's call her A). The morning shift personnel said she can do same job as A, she can call A if we want and appeared offended when we mentioned we left instructions with A.

    And mind you, we said please all the time but we still saw the same look of offense.

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Busuanga Warnings and Dangers

  • Be careful of the Rocks

    be careful when going near the rock formations.. sometimes they are too sharp and you just might not notice them and hurt yourself.

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  • Ants!

    I admit,I don't like flowers,but this time,there's a good reason;) the flowers in our cottage caused a big problem.So many big red ants came into our cottage.As soon as I threw the flowers away,ants were also gone;)

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Busuanga Tourist Traps

  • Romantic Dinner

    You'll still have to pay additional $10 for setting up the table.It's not actually an a la cartè, you'll have to choose your food from the buffet and they'll gonna serve them for you.And there were lots of mosquitos outside;)

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  • Busuanga - Boracay Connection SEAIR

    SEAIR is opening new flight from Busuanga to Caticlan (Boracay) on 22 Oct every SUNDAY 12:15h. Caticlan to Busuanga is on THURSDAY 12:15h (already existing).

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Busuanga What to Pack

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    by zoe_girl18 Updated Apr 19, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: Backpacking is the best way to go.. This will assure fast and easy movement.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear light clothing as it is very warm and you will spend most of your days on the sea. Don't forget your swim suits and wear rash guard if possible to avoid too much sun exposure. Wear hat/cap to protect your face. And most important, bring lots of sunblock, apply and reapply as much as possible. The sun is scorching hot! :)
    Wear comfortable footwear.. those with velco straps are more advisable that slippers.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring insect repellant for mosquitoes are plenty especially at night time. Bring band aids for emergency purposes.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Although snorkeling gears are provided, bring your own snorkling gear if you are not comfortable with borrowing.

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Busuanga Off The Beaten Path

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    by Dyesebel Updated Apr 10, 2007

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    Club Paradise House Reef offers a good under water life.There are lots of colorful fish here. Unfortunately,the giant clam was destroyed by the typhoon last december.

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Busuanga Sports & Outdoors

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    Hiking will not just make you fitter but it will give you also a breathtaking view of Dimakya Island and its neighboring islands and islets.

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Busuanga Favorites

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    The beach of Popototan

    by Gerhard_Beer Updated Jun 7, 2004

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    Favorite thing: When you are in Busuanga, you MUST go to Popototan, a small Island, one and a half hour away by boat. It is a Diving Ressort, but a special one. A grazy german Guy leads them and nothing is normal at this beautyful place. The Ressort is called Evergreen-Diving, you can find more informations here: http://www.evergreen-diving.com
    If you go to Popototan, say Hello to Arno from me!

    Fondest memory: Busuanga is Coron - and Coron is just a Place for going to the Islands

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