breath-taking limestone cliffs, clear blue lakes, white sand beaches, great corals
Transportation options to get here are rather limited.
Coron's scenery is better than Boracay, Bohol, Puerto Princesa, Puerto Galera. Less tourists.
I hiked Mt. Tapyas around 5 PM after I had my pansit merienda at Jackie's Restaurant. I reached the summit where the big cross is located in 30 minutes but some will take 1 hour to get into the top, it depends on your level of fitness. I am still healthy though I was soaked in my own sweat. I lose my extra pudding along the way :) It is around 723...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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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.
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.more
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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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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.
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,...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.more