Coron Transportation

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    Native Banca for Island Hopping

    by machomikemd Written Mar 14, 2015

    The Main Things to do in Coron Town is Island Hopping and Snorkelling and Wreck Diving and this is done via the native philippine banca, which is made of sturdy wood and with bamboo poles as balancing beams at the sides and a single diesel engine at the back, the seating configuration is along the sides of the boat and an average large banca can seat 14 people (excluding the boat crew) and have life jackets and snorkelling gear for guests.. The Native Bancas are used for the various Island Hopping Tours around Busuanga, Coron, and Culion Islands and around the other Calamianes Island Chain.

    There are many Boat Jettys in Coron Town and a big Jetty at the Coron Pier.

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    Coron Boat Jetties

    by machomikemd Written Mar 13, 2015

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    Coron Town has many mini boat Jetty's from various tour companies and local individual boat operators plying the tourist trade as most of the coron tours as Island Hopping Tours as unlik it's rivals in the Andaman Sea like Krabi or Pulau Langkawi, Coron Town (on Busuanga Island) does not have a decent beach, all the beaches of coron down are at the various Islands off Coron. The boat Jetties of the Various Tour Companies and Individual Boat Operators are open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday.

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    Private Vans

    by machomikemd Written Mar 12, 2015

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    Remember, there are no Tricycles or Public Jeepneys Plying the Airport to Coron Town Proper and vice versa, so you either book a private van in advance when you book your accomodations to Coron Town (the hotels and the resorts have their own contacts) and the average price of a DAILY van rental (which can sit up to 15 persons) is 4,000-5,000 pesos a day (regardless of the number of passengers, hence it is cheaper to have a van if you are 10 or more in a group). and the price includes the driver and the gasoline.

    again, you either hire the private vans which are many, just parked around the parking area of the airport or via your friendly resort in Coron (as other resorts like Two Seasons and club paradise resort have their own vans and include pick up and drop off in their package rates).

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    Cebu Pacific

    by machomikemd Written Mar 12, 2015

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    Cebu Pacific Air is the No. 1 Low Budget Carrier in the Philippines (in domestic travel but in international travel, Philippine Airlines is still the Number 1 and i still prefer Philippine Airlines). The airline is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JG Summit Holdings, controlled by the Gokongwei family - one of the richest Filipino-Chinese families based in the Philippines. Cebu Pacific is currently headed by Lance Gokongwei, it's CEO. Cebu Pacific has the largest domestic destinations It operates like a no frills airline where even the potable water inside the aircrafts are for sale.

    They have twice daily flights to and from Francisco B Reyes Airport to NAIA Terminal 3 in manila at 11:00 am and 3:30 pm using an ATR 72 Turbo Prop Plane.

    Price of a Round Trip Ticket without any promo fares is 4,200 pesos.

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    Pal Express

    by machomikemd Written Mar 12, 2015

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    PAL, what philippine airlines is called is older than cathay pacific making it Asia's Oldest Airline (and trivia-only PAL and Other Philippine Carriers are not subsidized by the Governent, bucking the trend in the rest of asia wherein other National carriers are heavily subsidiez by their Governments like Singapore Airlines, Thai Air, Malaysian Air, Royal Brunei, Emirates, Japan Airlines and others). Philippine Airlines is now Merged with the former Budget Carrier Air Philippines (which was renamed PAL Express) and This Subsidiary is their Low Cost Budget Model that competes with Cebu Pacific at certain Routes.

    PAL Express has daily flights to and from Francisco Reyes Airport to Naia Terminal 3 in Manila Utlilizing a Bombardier Q 400 Turbo Prop Aircraft, arriving at 9:15 am and leaving 9:45 am. Travel time is 55 minutes and 1 hour respectively.

    average price of a roundtrip ticket if not on promo fare is 4,500 pesos.

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    Francisco B. Reyes Airport

    by machomikemd Updated Mar 12, 2015

    The Francisco B. Reyes Airport is the only Airport Gateway serving the Calamianes Islands in Northern Palawan and is located at the middle of Busuanga Island (Busuanga Island is composed of Busuanga Town on the northern 1/3 and coron town on the southern 2/3). The Airport is a small Class 2 principal (minor domestic) airport and with no night landing facilities and a single runway. there are no international direct flights to it and you must make your point of arrival either at Manila or Cebu as your entry if you are coming from abroad. The Airport has a small one room arrival area and a larger two room depature area and is not air conditioned.

    Local Airlines that have flights to the Airport are Cebu Pacific, PAL Express, Sky Jet and Air Juan from Puerto Princesa (all use turbo prop planes like Dorniers or Bombardiers or ATR's as the runway is short and could not accomodate Airbus Air 320's.

    There are no Airport Taxis here, you either rent a private van or car to be able to go to your destinations in Coron, Calauit, Busuanga or to the other islands.

    address: Coron, Busuanga Island, 5316 Palawan, Philippines

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    Coron Islands

    by appleherrerab Updated Dec 8, 2014

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    I can only recommend Kuya Jong Asutilla. It was my second time to visit Coron, and he never fail to provide us with a top notch service. From being the best captain/tour guide, to preparing really delicious meals, was really an awesome experience. Our boat rental costs a total of 9,000 Pesos. And I would say that it is the best deal compared to others who offer boat rental services in Coron. The quote he gave us covered our Coron loop tour, the Pass Island, North Cay Island (Overnight), Malcapuya and Banana Island tour, as well as their cooking services. Island entrance fees and charges are not included. Details will be posted soon. This is just to thank them, kuya Ryan (kuya jong's brother) and kuya Ray, his new boatman, for the sincerity in making our trip really enjoyable and for giving us another unique Coron experience.

    Kuya Jong’s old number was lost two years ago. His new contact number; +63 908 349 9554

    Breakfast in NorthCay Island Kuya Ryan, Kuya Ray and Kuya Jong Its a feast!!!
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    HOW TO GET TO MAQUINIT HOT SPRINGS

    by davidjo Written Jun 22, 2014

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    Maquinit Hot Springs are around 5 kms east of town and basically there are only 2 ways to get there besides walking. You could rent a vehicle such as a van, jeepney, motorbike or charter tricycle. Of course the hot springs are also included in some tours of the town. The trike fare would be around 200 pesos o/w, but you could probably arrange a return with an hour waiting time for 300 pesos. The fare is for the whole tricycle, not per person. We actually went in the morning when there were no other visitors but the most popular time to go is in the late afternoon when the sun is about to go down.

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    ATIENZA SHIPPING LINE

    by davidjo Updated Jun 12, 2014

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    Atienza Shipping Line have a ferry that operates between Manila, Coron, El Nido and Limanangcong. Please see photograph for details, or check the website below.

    In Coron there are many agencies that will book a ticket for you.

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    MOTORBIKE RENTAL

    by davidjo Written Jun 10, 2014

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    While there are quite a few places to rent motorcycles we were recommended by our guest house to get our bike from Angel Motorbikes which is located along the National Highway at Barangay 5. actually it is very near the center of town. They have small bikes and bigger bikes and you can rent one for as little as 2 hrs or longer. The price list is posted on the wall. The first time we took a RUSI off road bike for 7-12 hrs which cost 700 pesos.. they gave us helmets and they don't inspect the gas level. We were lucky as there was 3 liters in our tank so we were surprised when we filled the tank and it could only take 4 more liters. We circumnavigated the island on it, found it a little difficult to handle when w the road was muddy, otherwise it ran fine. The second time we hired a Honda XRM125, found it a little difficult changing gears as i found my ankle just could not move that much. We just visited a few local attractions and the bike was a good runner. It cost 300 pesos for 2-5 hrs.
    NOTE--- check the bike out before renting and go for a practice run.

    cannot miss the sign few bikes for rent on the RUSI on the Honda

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    TRIKE FARES

    by davidjo Written Jun 10, 2014

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    Just like to mention that trike fares are 9 pesos per passenger and this price is good for anywhere inside Coron Town. Tricycles can be flagged down anytime and will take you to wherever you want to go.

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  • Ferry to Coron

    by greys Updated Apr 4, 2011

    One of the cheaper ways to go to Coron is via Superferry or Negros Navigation. My friend recommends Superferry. It takes you about 12hrs for a 1-way trip but since departure from Manila is late afternoon, and arrive in Coron 6-7am the following day. Going back to Manila, your departure from Coron is 10:45pm, and you arrive at Manila pier the following day 1:30pm. You travel & sleep. By the time you wake up, you're at your destination. It will be a different travel experience. You can book your tickets online.

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    Outrigger Boats

    by kemisteryoso Updated Sep 24, 2010

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    Coron town is a Fishing village that offers mostly sea attractions so traveling on outrigger boats will be part of your vacation. Prices depends on what destination but it starts at P1500.00. Boats ahve various sitting capacity depends in the number of your group.
    Most boats have cooking utensils because your boat captain will cook your food on board and you will eat to an island where you want to have your lunch. The food will be at your own expense bought from Coron Public Market.

    There are also boats that are going to El Nido from Coron town.

    Princess Welia Supercat departs on Thursdays and Sundays for inquiries you can contact Ding Manait at +639067185317.

    MBCA Jessabel departs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays for inquiries you can contact +639076741918 and +639085620916

    Boat fare is P2,200 per person and all will depart at 7:30 AM in the Coron Pier.

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    Jeepney

    by kemisteryoso Written Sep 24, 2010

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    There are also jeepneys located near Lualhati Park that are bound to different areas of Busunga Island but it is always full so it is not comfortable to travel so renting a tricycle or van is still recommended.

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    Local airlines

    by kemisteryoso Written Sep 19, 2010

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    The fastest and more convenient way to to reach Coron is via local airlines that have regular trips to Busuanga everyday. check the availability of flights on their website. The last time I checked all airlines only have 1 flight schedule everyday. To avail discounted airfare, one must book 2 months in advance. Fare usually starts at P1500.00 depends on the date of booking and season.

    Philippine Airlines - www.philippineairlines.com
    Cebu Pacific - www.cebupacificair.com
    AirPhil - www.airphilexpress.com
    Zesta air - www.zestair.com.ph

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