Best Things To Do In Coron Palawan

The Ultimate 2018 Travel Guide

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Best Things To Do In Coron Palawan

{The Ultimate 2018 Travel Guide}


With beauty like no other place we have ever laid eyes upon, Palawan Philippines recently pronounced as  “The Most Beautiful Island In The World ” legitimately deserves this illustrious title.

Hidden amongst the stunning archipelagic province of Palawan lies Coron Island, one of the Philippines most prized destinations.

Prepare yourself for the perfect mix of hidden emerald colored lagoons, powdery white sandy beaches and vast array of marine life all quaintly nestled between the island’s looming green mountain ranges.

Coron Palawan has an alluring natural beauty that gives it an otherworldly feel, difficult to put in words.

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Thus, making it a travel destination you won’t soon forget.

With so many breathtaking adventures to be explored continue reading to discover all the best things to do in Coron Palawan along with everything else you need to know in this ultimate travel guide!




Where Is Coron Palawan

Coron Palawan is a town located on Busuanga Island in the section of islands known as Palawan.

Not to be confused with the actual Coron Island which is located just off the coast of Coron Town.

Coron Island is where all the all the breathtaking scenery can be found.

How To Get To Coron Palawan

kayangan lake coron palawanUnlike other popular destinations in Southeast Asia like Bali or Thailand, The Philippines fairly undeveloped making getting around a bit more arduous.

Not to mention the fact that the entire country of the Philippines is one massively scaled archipelago consisting of over 7000 islands.

Therefore, there are only two possible ways of reaching Coron Palawan.

How To Get To Coron Palawan – By Plane

One option to reach Coron Island is to fly Manila to Palawan by plane.

Manila is the capital city of the Philippines so finding flights from there to Busuanga Airport is quite easy.

One-way flights typically cost between 3,500 PHP (Philippine Pesos) to 8,200 PHP depending on departure date.

This is equals out to about $65-$150 USD for a one-way flight.

The flight duration is only around an hour and fifteen minutes.

After arriving in Busuanga Island you can take a 1-hour jeepney to the center of Coron Town.

The ride should cost about 150 PHP person.

How To Get To Coron Palawan – By Boat

Manila To Palawan – Although flying is the preferred method of traveling to Coron Palawan, there is also the SuperFerry option departing from Manila.

However, the SuperFerry only departs once a week and is a grueling 12-hour journey!

The boat should cost about 1200 PHP per person.

Pro Tip

The boat ride is scheduled to arrive in Puerto Princesa which is another destination in Palawan, however it stops in Coron on the way.

El Nido to Coron – There are two different ferry options that run from El Nido to Coron.

The regular ferry takes around 7-9 hours and costs 1400 PHP.

The fast ferry takes around 4 hours and costs 1800 PHP.

Check Ferry Schedules Here




Best Things To Do In Coron Palawan

There’s practically nothing to do in Coron town itself, bearing in mind that this is still a fairly undeveloped city.

Therefore, all of the best sight-seeing attractions can be found on Coron Island which is located just off the coast of Coron Town.

The best option of exploring Coron Island is to organize a boat tour from Coron Town.

You can easily and affordably organize your boat tour in the town center where heaps of companies are more than eager to help you out.

Prices are pretty standard among each of the Coron Palawan tour companies, although some haggle room is possible if you know what you’re doing.

We’ve highlighted some of the best attractions of the Coron Island below to help you decide where to go.

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Kayangan Lake


One of the Philippines’ best kept secrets which was previously off limits to tourists, is truly a slice of heaven.

Located on Coron Island, Kayangan Lake is hands down one of the most popular things to do in Coron Palawan.

Once the boat docks, be prepared to hike up 300 steep steps where you can find uninterrupted views of the breathtaking Kayangan Lake Viewpoint.

Although this is often times misconstrued as Kayangan Lake itself, be sure to continue down the path where you can eventually can take a dip in what is known to be the cleanest lake in Asia.

Click Here To Read More On Kayangan Lake

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Twin Lagoon


Also located on Coron Island, Twin Lagoon is also one of the best things to do in Coron.

Similar to Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoon is admired for the raw untouched splendor of its emerald blue lagoon tucked quietly away within the encompassing looming limestone cliffs.

However, in order to reach the actual lagoon, you’ll have to swim from your boat, and under a small cave-like opening to the other side where you’ll end up at the hidden paradise that is Twin Lagoon.

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Skeleton Shipwreck


A 1942 Japanese Shipwreck is the primary reason you will come here.

That and the overabundance of exotically vibrant marine life which now call this 1942 Japanese Shipwreck home!

Skeleton Shipwreck has turned into one of The Philippines best snorkel spots.

Barracuda Lake

Gorgeous scenery and clear deep blue waters make Barracuda lake the one of the most popular spots for divers.

Although nowhere near as impressive Kayangan Lake, if Barracuda Lake is included on your tour then it is still a pleasant stop off.

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Malcapuya Beach


The tantalizing Malcapuya Beach is located only a short boat ride away from Coron town.

With picture perfect aqua blue water and powdery white sand, Malacapuya is hands down the most amazing beach in Coron Palawan.




Where To Stay In Coron Palawan

Given that Coron Palawan is largely undeveloped, Coron Town is the place to be.

This where you’ll find the widest range of accommodation options, restaurants and tour services.

If you’re looking for something more luxurious and secluded, Bulalacao Island might be better for you.

Where To Stay In Coron Palawan | Budget

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 Sea Horse Guest House


This is an excellent budget accommodation for backpackers that has an exceptional location within Coron town making it easy to walk everywhere.

What We Love

  • Exceptional location
  • Affordable price
  • Spacious rooms
  • Wonderful value as a budget option in Coron
  • Breakfast Included

Things To Consider

  • WiFi could be improved

Click Here To Check Prices On Agoda.com

Where To Stay In Coron Palawan | Mid-Range

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Micasa Lodge


Micasa Lodge’s central location and elegant modern rooms make this a popular choice for budget backpackers.

What We Love

  • Comfortable and Clean
  • Centrally located
  • Air con
  • Free breakfast
  • Filtered water
  • TV with satellite and cable channels

Things To Consider

  • Bad WiFi
  • Staff could be friendlier

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Where To Stay In Coron Palawan | Luxury

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 Two Seasons Coron Isalnd Resort & Spa


The Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa I totally secluded in complete luxury on the edge of the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Island’, your biggest problem will be not wanting to leave.

What We Love

  • Literally located on a secluded island
  • 5-star hotel conveniences
  • Free breakfast
  • Tranquil atmosphere
  • Exceptional comfort and quality

Things To Consider

  •  Quite expensive

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Coron Palawan FAQs

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How long should I stay in Coron Palawan?

Aside from Coron island which can be done in a day or two, there is not much else to do in Coron town.

With virtually zero nightlife and not much else to do during the day other than take a boat tour to Coron island this is definitely not a place you will want to be for too long.

I would recommend no more than 3 days max to explore all of the best things to do in Coron.

Although Kayangan Lake and Twin Lagoon are quite the showstoppers, aside from that there is literally nothing else to do here.

Is Coron Palawan expensive?

 Although I found Coron to be a bit more expensive when compared to other places in the Philippines, it is not something to be concerned about.

Plus, you will most likely only be there for 2-3 days anyways so it’s no big deal.

However, I highly recommend doing a private Coron Palawan Tour instead of the group option.

This is by far the cheapest private tour I have found anywhere in Southeast Asia.

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What is the best way to get around Coron Palawan?

Tricycles are the main method of transportation in Coron town.

A single one-way ride will cost about 10 PHP per person to anywhere in town and 20 PHP to the port.

If you want to explore the countryside, motorbikes are for rent for around 400 PHP along the main road in Coron town.

Is there an ATM in Coron Palawan?

Even though Coron is considerably underdeveloped there are still ATMs available.  I remember seeing at least 4 during our stay.

Should I visit Coron or El Nido?

This is a common question that we get asked all the time and the simple answer is to visit both.

However, we do understand that some people might only have enough time to visit one or the other.

Therefore, we highly recommend you check out or full blog post below fully explaining the key differences between Coron and El Nido to better help you decide which is better for you.

Click Here To Read The Full Coron vs El Nido Blog




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