Coron Travel Guide

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Coron Highlights

  • Pro
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     breath-taking limestone cliffs, clear blue lakes, white sand beaches, great corals 

  • Con
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     Transportation options to get here are rather limited. 

  • In a nutshell
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     Coron's scenery is better than Boracay, Bohol, Puerto Princesa, Puerto Galera. Less tourists. 

Coron Things to Do

  • Barracuda Lake

    It is one of the two lakes in Coron Island that is frequented by tourist. They said it is a freshwater lake but for me it is a little salty. The Lake can be accessed by a little hike along wooden stairs built on a tricky limestone path. The lake is very quiet and clear with stunning limestone formations that enclose the lake. I have my life vest...

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  • Maquinit Hot Springs

    After a tiring day of swimming and hiking, it's good to take a dip at the Maquinit Hot Spring to ease tired and aching muscles. You can hire a tricycle to bring you there and wait for you. Price is P300-400. Entrance fee is P100 per person.

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  • Twin Lagoon

    Twin Lagoons. Located on the northwestern tip of Coron Island. The water here is deep and peaceful so it's very ideal for kayaking and snorkeling. The second lagoon is accessible via an opening from the outer lagoon. You have to dive if it's a high tide and the opening is totally submerged. This is probably my favorite place visited in Coron.

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Coron Hotels

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Coron Restaurants

  • Bistro Coron = FOOD POISONING

    This is my first ever negative review. I generally see the positive in people and situations no matter the circumstance. After my experience at Bistro and still ill after a week i feel it is my duty to warn the public.Being in the service industry striving for excellence and customer satisfaction should always be the goal. Every restaurant will...

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  • Kawayanan Grill and Restaurant, Coron

    Great food, nice place and accommodating staff. Its the only restaurant in Coron that I know accepts credit card. After 5 days of staying in Coron and eating out, this is the only restaurant that accepted credit card.The food was also great. Love their mixed sea foods and pancit among others. Fastest service that we ever experience in all the...

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  • Coron Bistro and Bar, Coron Palawan

    Ok tasting food, but with only 2 staff (1 at the bar and the other serving the sitting dinners). So the staff looked very harass with all the dinners they have to serve. They were not so accommodating, maybe because of that. It takes a while for the food to arrive as well. Next day, we wanted to order pizza and just take it out so we won't have to...

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Coron Nightlife

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  • Dance the night away

    This Disco Bar opened just opened recently when I was in Coron. The P100.00 entrance fee is consumable you can have 1 free beer of 1 glass of Vodka + sprite. I chose my favorite red horse beer of course. The place for me is cozy with nice crowd and more secure with friendly and helpful staff in navy hats. The disco music is current and it has a bar...

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  • Beer Promo

    It is standard local Resto bar with a good promo price for their beer. You can have 3 bottles for only P100.00. Their Videoke(Karaoke with video) is located at the second floor. It is also a good place to sing if Raggs to riches is crowded. You can sing and drink nonstop not bothered about the price. They also have Pinili Souvenir shop at the...

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  • Videoke time!!

    A good place for videoke enthusiasts. They have nice friendly staff and they said they have a good crowd. A big flat screen TV for Videoke is located at the center wall. Beer costs P40.00.

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Coron Transportation

  • Ferry to Coron

    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...

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  • Outrigger Boats

    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...

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  • Jeepney

    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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Coron Shopping

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    by smarty_alec Written Mar 21, 2008

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    What to buy: Don't forget to try Coron's "Ballpen pusit" (Php100/pack). Very delicious and tasty, especially when dipped in vinegar with garlic and pepper. Also try their Danggit. Kinda unique, not like your usual dried ones, but soft and marinated well (Php 300/kilo at The Village Lodge but others sell it at a lesser price. I just cannot vouch for the quality because Village Lodge's tastes very good!

    Not much Coron souvenirs can be bought. The t-shirts I found (selling at Php 140-Php 180 depending on the color and size) are limited.

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Coron Local Customs

  • Kasadyaan Festival

    Philippines is also known for colorful festivities and I’m lucky to witness the “Kasadyaan Festival” of Coron which happens on the feast of their patron St. Augustine. The streets are adorned with “banderitas” and saw some street dancing and some show to their little plazuela in front of the Coron Town hall. There's also street dancing competition.

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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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Coron Warnings and Dangers

  • jellyfish...be careful...

    going to Kayangan Lake from the boat walking to the shore... then I felt a little itchy just above my ankle and when I look at it it thought it was just a string and when I get to the shore it was hurting already and then they recognized the "string" was from jellyfish....to make the story short I still have the scar look alike anklet string after...

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  • Hard Rock Disco

    For me, it is not a good idea to spend your night on this Disco bar. Especially for tourists because of security reasons. I am exploring the town to see some good place to party and because of its proximity to Sea diver I tried this one. I am very disappointed because everything is in chaos, no mirror, bad smelling and nothing fancy insideI noticed...

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  • Mosquito Alert

    When you visit Kayangan Lake, do NOT fail to bring anti-mosquito bite stuff. I brought Human Nature Citronella Body Spray and it kept the mosquitoes at bay during the whole duration of the island hop. This is especially useful during the rainy season. So beware.

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Coron Tourist Traps

  • Overprized Packages

    If traveling on an off-peak season, it's best to just go there and rent a boat by the pier beside the marketplace. Online tour packages, as well as those offered in your resort/hotel, are most likely over prized. We booked a package for 10 online, but when we got there and inquired with the boatsmen on the pier, their offer is much less and we...

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  • Don't be fooled by more expensive tour...

    Try to book ahead if you want a hassle free vacation. Try www.corongaleri.com.ph since they can help you find a group to join so split tour cost. They are DOT accredited and safe.Heard from another thread swedish guy patrick does not provide enough life jackets for the tourist. Text coast guard in the area in case your tour provider does not have...

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  • Hi! Coron get away

    Hi! Were goin to Coron/Busuanga on Nov. 25-27, 2008. I am looking for very reasonable/cheap place where we can stay. Can you please share your itinerary on your Oct. tour☺. It wud help us a lot. Thanks!Anybody who are interested to join us on our island hopping are welcome to minimize expenses for the rental of boat and car. You may reach me...

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Coron What to Pack

  • Sunblock! Sunblock!

    Backpack shorts, shirts, aqua shoes Most especially, SUNBLOCK! the heat of the sun is really bad and you will be in danger of burning up if you don't apply every now and then.Best one to bring as an added protection is the Godiva Anti-Jellyfish sunblock. Best protection again jellyfish sting.

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  • Wear rubber sandals with strap even when...

    Use rubber sandals with strap since you don't only do island hopping, there are treks and lots of sea urchins. bring alaxan since some treks are slippery, steep and challenging. protect your camera from sea water. place it in a plastic container or you can buy a water-proof camera case if budget permits bring lots of sunblock and insect...

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  • Things to bring:

    Big extra bags for your wet clothes; Comfortable slippers/shoes; aqua shoes (to save your feet from jag-edged rocks while snorkeling); cap; sunblock lotion (you will need a lot of this especially if you intend to do a lot of island hopping); Medicines; Wet Ones; First-aid kit; Camera; Flash drive (should you need to transfer photos from your...

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Coron Off The Beaten Path

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    by Boljakool Written Apr 16, 2007

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    Our dive in the barracuda lake is a totally different experience. The divemaster calls it a science fiction dive because of the very unique underwater topography. This is also where I first experienced a thermocline and a halocline.

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Coron Sports & Outdoors

  • Japanese ships victim of US Air Raids...

    In 1944, after a few surveillance flights over the area, US military intelligence (try not to laugh at the paradox of that...) noted that several of the small islands around the Calamian Island Group were in fact moving... so the order was put out to bomb those islands.Among the sunk or wounded were the Kyogu Maru, Kyokuzan Maru, Olympia Maru,...

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  • Diving the Natural Hot Spring of...

    Once the wrecks were done, I dove in Barracuda Lake. Most people only look at the beautiful cliffs from the shore line or snorkel from the surface. But below water, the fast-settling silty bottom is like walking on the moon. The halocline and thermocline at 17m (55ft) brought the temperatures up to 38C (98F)!!When you get to the bottom, you can...

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  • Best Wreck Diving in the Philippines

    Coron is the perfect place to visit if you are looking for wreck diving in the Philippines. There are at least 12 Japanese boats that were sunk in the are during World War II. Bring your favorite dive gear!

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Coron Favorites

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  • Join a group in Island Hopping

    For those who are traveling in small groups or alone like me. You can join other small group and share for the boat rental. This way, you can save money for another round of island hopping tour. You can coordinate with the receptionist of the resort or lodge where you are staying or look for one by yourself.The following are the set of attractions...

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  • Money Changing/ ATM

    For Foreigners traveling to Coron, be sure you already change your foreign Currency into pesos. It is because I talked to a French guy and an Argentinian couple I shared a boat with on an Island hopping activity that the exchange rate is better in Manila or from the airport because you will lose about 15% when you convert your Currency. But if it...

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  • Tourist Office

    If you are too lazy to do some research from the internet, you can visit the Coron Tourism office located near the Public Market. There is a newly constructed fountain before the office. You can ask information about the place and what are the attractions you need to see, They will also give some suggestions which are very helpful.

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