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Coron Things to Do

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  • Maquinit Hot Springs

    4 out of 5 stars

    Maquinit Hot Springs is 5 kms east of Coron Town and i have written a separate tip on how to get there in the transportation section. The best time to go there is late afternoon when the sun is going down and it is not so hot. Tourists pay 150 peso entrance fee, but there are discounts for locals, senior citizens and the disabled. The ticket is...

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  • Climb Mt Tapyas

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Mount Tapyas can be approached from St Augustine Street, near the center of town as the path starts from there. There are over 700 concrete steps to the top and well worth the climb to catch the sunrise or sunset. Don't forget your camera and bottled water as the climb can drain all the energy from you. There are concrete benches to rest on the way...

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  • Barracuda Lake

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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Coron Restaurants

  • ANOTHER DECENT RESTAURANT

    The first day we passed by this restaurant and decided to give it a miss, but we were in the area a couple of days later and decided to eat there. The restaurant was basic but the service was fine, beers were cold and the food good. My wife ate a Filipino favorite, sinigang which is a tamarind soup with fish. I went for the fish and chips which was...

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  • FANCY EATING KOREAN

    Dali Dali means quickly, quickly and is worth trying this restaurant out. You cannot miss it as the front of the restaurant is covered in photographs of the meals on offer, including the history of kimchee. As the name suggests service was fast and we had two noodle dishes with kimchee, but unfortunately i cannot remember the name . The small...

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  • REALLY DISAPPOINTING

    We had planned to have a special meal here as they serve a Mongolian BBQ for 280 pesos and had been looking forward to eating here for 3 days. Staff handed out leaflets around town to promote the restaurant as it is a little out of the way. After entering the restaurant we were told that the Mongolian BBQ was no longer available so we left...

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Coron Nightlife

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  • PEOPLE WATCHING

    Otto's Bar is on the National Highway just as you enter the commercial area on the left. The bar is nothing special but you can sit upstairs where the bar is located and watch the locals from above. Otto himself is an elderly Austrian who has been thee for 14 years. The bar is small and i they ever get 10 customers it would be crowded.

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  • HAPPY HOUR

    WE were inquiring about the price of the zipline which is an eyesore down by the area that has been reclaimed by the sea, just in front of Lualhati Park, and they mentioned that they had a Happy Hour on the small cafe/restaurant on the sea just where you buy the tickets for the zipline. A SM pilsen 30 pesos, a SM light 35 pesos from 6-10 pm! What a...

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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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Coron Transportation

  • HOW TO GET TO MAQUINIT HOT SPRINGS

    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...

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  • AIRLINE OFFICES

    There are many travel agencies around Coron Town but if you want to contact the airline directly you will find that Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific both have offices at Busuanga Airport.

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  • ATIENZA SHIPPING LINE

    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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  • LAST CHANCE TO BUY PEARLS

    Should you decide to buy pearls at the last moment there is an air-conditioned shop inside the airport which sells pearl necklaces and other jewelry. Around the islands there are many pearl farms and pearls are cheaper here than in other parts of the Philippines, but be sure to bargain hard.

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  • SOUVENIRS AT THE AIRPORT

    Should you forget to pick up some souvenirs in the town there is a souvenir shop outside the airport that sells local snack food like cashews as well as t-shirts, wooden carvings and pearls.

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  • Pasalubong

    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...

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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

  • MAP OF CORON ISLAND

    When your boat anchors at Coron Island so the tourists can see Kayangan Lake there is a marvelous map giving details of burial grounds, reefs, sanctuaries, beaches, lakes, hunting grounds, protected forests. The island has been given to the local Tagbanua people and tourists may enter certain parts of the island only.

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  • BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU ENTER THE CORON...

    The sign says it all--- you will be bitten, accused of trespassing or being cruel to dogs. The owner is French and is very humorous, but enter at your own risk. Believe me it is worth it as the food is good.

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  • CAREFUL OF THE SHARP ROCKS AT THE HOT...

    Should you visit Maquinit Hot Springs be very careful if you are scrambling over the rocks as some are extremely sharp and can easily slice you leg or arm open if you slip. I actually cut my leg when i lost my balance while trying to grab my towel which was lying on the rocks.

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Coron Tourist Traps

  • BUY CASHEWS ELSEWHERE

    Palawan is famous for growing cashew trees but the price of cashews on the island of Busuanga seemed to be very expensive as at the time of our visit the stores were selling them for 700 pesos a kilo. If you are continuing your journey to Puerto Princesa you will pay half that price or even less. Cashew harvest time is normally between February and...

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  • 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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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

  • Watch that big waves!

    During my tour C composing of Malcapuya Island, Banana Island and Bulog Uno and Dos Islands waves are the big challenge in getting to these Islands especially when the weather is not that good. I have visited coron during Habagat season or southwest monsoon the reason why the waves are bigger than that of summer days.

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  • Experience a different kind of diving

    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

  • THE CARETAKER NEEDS TO DO A BETTER JOB

    Governor Joel T Reyes Coron Sports Complex, which is named after the ex-governor who has been in hiding for more than 2 years as he is accused of murdering an environmentalist, but his wife remains mayor of Coron. The complex looks as if it needs tidying up but who knows what may be taking place there when you are in Coron. It is usually used for...

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  • BASKETBALL at CORON COLISEUM

    There are always locals playing basketball at the Coliseum, whether seriously or just practicing. If you are any good maybe they will let you join in.

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  • 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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  • FLIGHT DELAYED--RELAX IN A/C CAFE

    At Busuanga Airport quite often flight are delayed, particularly when there is bad weather but inside the departure terminal there is an a/c snack bar where you can enjoy various snacks anf good quality coffee.

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  • LAUNDRY SERVICE

    Most hotels and guest houses will have a laundry service but if this is not available you can find Joanne's Laundry Service near Angel Motorbike Rental just before you reach the Coron Bistro on the National Highway

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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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