Coron Palawan is a must-visit place in the Philippines. It's a haven for divers all over the world with its famous World War II underwater shipwrecks surrounded with magnificent coral reefs making it as one of the best dive spots in the world. For beach bum who wants to get their sun kissed tan, the powder white sand beaches of Coron Island is something you cannot resist. Its crystal blue water is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, diving and deep-sea fishing.
Coron is the largest town in the island of Busuanga in the province of Palawan, Philippines. It covers part of Busuanga Island including all the nearby Coron Island. The municipality has a population of 40,007 people according to the 2007 census. Fishing and tourism, being a popular diving spot, are the main means of living. To get around, tricycles are everywhere downtown and there are also motorcycles available for rent. If you're looking for something to eat then head to Coron Market, Market Pier and numerous bake shops around town. You can either travel by plane into Busuanga from Manila and Cebu through domestic airlines or travel by ferry to get to Coron.
There are many attractions you can discover in Coron Island alone. It is a black limestone island with exhilarating cliffs cascading down to thirteen grandiose lakes (only two open to public), sugary white sand coral beaches and is home to an indigenous tribe. It is known for Kayangan Lake, Barracuda Lake, Twin Lagoon, Banol Beach, and numerous snorkeling areas where you can see underwater rock formations.
Barracuda Lake has amazing underwater rock formations. Kayangan lake has the most photographed view in Palawan and considered as the cleanest lake in the country. Both places are stunning and good for snorkeling. A cross on Mt.Tapyas above the town is worth a climb up to see the majestic view of the small islands below. Noticeable from the water is a CORON sign on a hill overlooking the town mimicking the well-known Hollywood sign. The Kingfisher Park offers kayaking tours into the abundant natural mangroves.
Enjoy Coron Island and the neighboring islands it covers; Siete Pecados, Culion Island, CYC Island, Sangat Island, Malcapuya Island , Banana Island , and Black Island.
Being listed as one of the top scuba diving site in the world in many travel magazines, diving the renowned sunken shipwrecks is something you should not miss.
Barracuda Lake, Kayangan Lake, Skeleton Wreck are among the most visited snorkeling areas.
- Mangrove kayak tours, trekking Mt Lunes Santo with bamboo cooked lunch, and starry night mangrove firefly/plankton cruises are offered in Kingfisher Park.
- Take a dip in Maquinit Hot Spring, a beautiful place to hang out in the evening after a long day of activities.
- The Mt. Tapyas hike is reportedly is a 700+-step stairs to the top, the entrance is found at the side of community basketball court. Experience a breathtaking view of the sunset, recommended to start setting out at 4pm.
Coron Island Palawan surely lives up to a traveler’s fantasy being a picturesque paradise with a wide array of activities you can indulge. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, comfortable clothes, swimming or scuba gear, camera and spare cash. Either you want to have an organized and convenient trip or you just don’t want to miss on anything, you can check out some Coron Palawan packages.