Coron: Crown of Palawan

An archipelagic spattering of limestone called Coron in northern Palawan has created a labyrinthine paradise of incredible seaside cliffs, coral reefs, white-sand coves, lagoons and brackish lakes.


There’s much to see and do for the adventurer: feed reef fishes at Siete Pecados, snorkel along the underwater cliffs of Kayangan and Barracuda Lakes, challenge yourself to dive down and touch Skeleton Wreck, or play Survivor at secluded Banul Beach.


Gazebo at Mt. Tapyas
Gazebo at Mt. Tapyas Viewpoint

Cattle
Cattle along the Airport Road

Entrance to Kayangan Lake
Coron Island – a maze of coves, lagoons and lakes

Kayangan Lake, Coron Island
Kayangan Lake, Coron Island

Coron Harvest - Cashew Nut Factory
Cleaning kasuy (cashew nuts) at Coron Harvest


HOW TO GET THERE: Fly Manila-Busuanga on Cebu Pacific, AirPhilExpress or Zest Air. From the airport, vans shuttle visitors to Coron town (45 mins) for PHP 150 per head.

Patrik & Tezz Guesthouse
For budget accommodation, I highly recommend Patrik & Tezz Guesthouse, a homey five-room guesthouse on stilts overlooking Coron Bay, located away from the busy main road where many of the other guesthouses are. Double fan rooms (with common T&B) at PHP 550.

Arrange budget tours at DIY Coron – our 4-hour Coron town tour and full-day Coron Island tour (inc. snorkeling gear, lunch and snacks) cost only P1,620 per head.

8 comments

  1. nice place indeed! i miss coron na.
    -james http://journeyingjames.com

  2. Thanks for dropping by, James! Coron was out of this world – I hope to get licensed and dive the wrecks, and also visit Calauit and Culion next time 🙂

  3. Romanio says:

    Breathtaking images.

  4. Romanio says:

    By the way: maybe you’d like to check out my photoblog.
    http://blog.fokkio.nl
    Thanks.

  5. Shobe says:

    hey eazy, would you rather go to coron or puerto prinsesa? planning to go to el nido, then choose between puerto princesa or coron. =) would prefer less people. hope you can help! thanks! -ge

  6. Shobe, I suggest you go to Coron, which has similar seascapes as El Nido but with incredible freshwater lagoons… =)

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