How to plan a Coron Trip

Coron: Plan your trip

Discover everything you need to know to plan an unforgettable trip to Coron and Calamian Islands, including must-see attractions, transportation options, and insider tips. Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!

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When to Visit Coron:

Coron and Calamian Islands can be visited year-round.

High Season

The best time to visit Coron and Calamian Islands is during the high season, which runs from November to early May. During this period, the weather is dry, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore the islands’ stunning natural beauty.

However, keep in mind that Christmas, New Year, and Easter are peak periods, and accommodations can get booked up quickly. It’s best to book well in advance if you’re planning to visit during these times.

Low Season

If you’re traveling during the low season from June to September, you may encounter some rainfall and strong winds. However, it’s rare for Coron to be hit by super typhoons directly.

Bad Weather

Be aware that adverse weather can delay or prevent island hopping tours or ferry services. You might want to consider travel insurance in case your trip is disrupted due to bad weather. 

Attractions You Should Consider Visiting:

Classic Coron Tour Options:

Barracuda Lake, Coron Palawan

Experience the ultimate Coron adventure with our Island Super Ultimate Tour. Discover stunning lakes, gorgeous lagoons, and spectacular snorkeling sites, including Kayangan Lake, Barracuda Lake, Twin Lagoons, Beach 91, CYC Beach, Balinsasayaw Reef, and Twin Peak Reef.

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Escape to some of the most idyllic tropical islands of Coron and immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters with the Coron Island Hopping Tour. Discover the beauty of Malcapuya Island, Bulog Dos Island, Ditaytayan Island, and Sandbar while basking in the sun on the beach and snorkeling amidst the underwater world.

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Embark on an unforgettable snorkeling adventure with the Coron Reef and Wreck Tour, where you can witness the diverse marine life and explore the fascinating World War II shipwrecks resting in the shallow parts of the sea. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to discover the history and natural beauty of Coron’s underwater world.

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Discovering Coron in 4 days:

Day 1: Arrival in Coron – Explore Coron town
Arrive at Coron-Busuanga airport and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Coron town, including Mount Tapyas for scenic views of Coron Bay, and Maquinit Hot Springs for a relaxing soak.

Day 2: Discover Coron Island 
Explore Coron Island on a full-day tour by boat. Visit Kayangan Lake, Barracuda Lake, and Twin Lagoons for picturesque turquoise waters and towering limestone cliffs. Discover marine life and colorful corals at Twin Peaks Reef and Balinsasayaw Coral Garden, and relax on CYC Beach and Beach 91.

Day 3: Island Hopping
Indulge in a fun-filled day of island hopping. Visit beautiful islands like Malcapuya Island, Bulog Dos Island and Ditaytayan Island, where you can swim, snorkel, or simply relax on the pristine white sand beaches.

Day 4: Departure from Coron airport
Bid farewell to paradise as you check out of your hotel at 12:00pm and transfer to Coron-Busuanga airport for your departure.

Where to stay:

If you’re planning to explore the stunning natural attractions of Coron and Calamian Islands, the town of Coron is the most convenient jump-off point for diving and island hopping tours. Located just 40 minutes away from Busuanga airport, Coron town offers a wide range of accommodation options, from budget-friendly to mid-range hotels and guesthouses.

For those looking for a more luxurious stay, there are a few exclusive five-star resorts located on nearby islands, as well as several diving resorts that cater to diving enthusiasts.

The Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel is a stylish and modern hotel located in the heart of Coron town, offering guests a comfortable and convenient base from which to explore the surrounding area. The hotel features spacious and elegantly designed rooms, ranging from standard rooms to Bayview rooms with stunning views of the bay.

The hotel boasts a wide range of amenities, including a bar and restaurant where guests can enjoy delicious meals and drinks while taking in panoramic views of Coron Bay. There is also a swimming pool, spa, and fitness center on-site, ensuring that guests can stay active and refreshed throughout their stay.

Corto del Mar Hotel is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Coron Town, just a short distance from the town’s main attractions. The hotel features 32 tastefully decorated bedrooms and suites, each showcasing a distinctive blend of Mediterranean and Filipino styles.

One of the highlights of Corto del Mar Hotel is its stunning pool, which is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of exploring the town and its surroundings. There is also a Mediterranean-style restaurant on-site that serves a range of international and local cuisine, as well as a bar.

Club Paradise Palawan Resort is a luxury resort located on the beautiful and secluded island of Dimakya in northern Palawan. The resort is surrounded by pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, and lush tropical forests, offering guests a truly unforgettable experience.

The resort features 55 well-appointed rooms and villas, each of which is tastefully decorated in a contemporary style and features all the modern amenities that guests could need during their stay. Guests can choose from a range of room types, including garden suites, and beachfront villas, all of which offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

One of the highlights of Club Paradise Palawan Resort is its wide range of activities and amenities. Guests can enjoy a range of water sports, including snorkeling, diving, and kayaking, as well as land-based activities such as hiking and tennis. There is also a luxurious spa on-site that offers a range of treatments and massages to help guests relax and unwind.

 

Two Seasons Coron Island Resort is a luxury resort located on Bulalacao Island, about 30 minutes by boat from Coron town. The resort is situated on a secluded beach and surrounded by lush tropical greenery, offering guests a peaceful and serene atmosphere.

The resort features 42 well-appointed villas, each of which is designed with modern and elegant furnishings. The accommodations offer breathtaking views of the sea, while the private balconies provide guests with an outdoor space to relax and unwind. The villas are equipped with air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and spacious bathrooms with rain showers.

Two Seasons Coron Island Resort offers a range of activities and amenities for guests to enjoy during their stay. The resort features an outdoor pool, a spa offering various treatments, and a fitness center. Guests can also enjoy a range of water activities such as snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and island-hopping tours.

The resort has several dining options, including Sulu Restaurant, which serves both local and international cuisine, and the Baya Beach Bar, which offers refreshing drinks and cocktails. The resort also has a private sandbar that guests can visit and enjoy a picnic.

What to bring along

Are you planning a trip to Coron? Don’t forget to pack these beach essentials to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable vacation.

Useful information:

How many days should you spend in Coron?

For a well-rounded experience, we recommend spending 3 to 4 days in Coron. This will give you enough time to explore the best islands and beaches while getting a real sense of the place.

Coron or El Nido – Which should you choose?

If you have the time, we highly recommend visiting both El Nido and Coron as they offer unique experiences. However, if you have to choose between the two, it ultimately depends on your preferences. Coron is known for its incredible dive sites and Japanese shipwrecks, while El Nido is famous for its stunning limestone cliffs and lagoons.

If you’re a diver, then Coron should be your top choice, with over 20 Japanese sunken wrecks and diverse marine life to explore. However, if you’re more interested in island hopping and beach lounging, El Nido may be a better fit for you.

Are there any beaches in Coron town?

There are no beaches in Coron town itself, but there are several nearby beaches that are easily accessible by boat. Some popular ones include CYC Beach, Atwayan Beach, and Banol Beach. These beaches are part of island hopping tours that you can join when visiting Coron.

Payment Options

It’s advisable to bring cash in the local currency (Philippine peso) as credit cards and foreign currency may not be accepted by some restaurants, shops, and hotels in Coron. Currently, there are a few ATMs in Coron town.

Internet Access

The Philippines has the slowest internet speed in Southeast Asia, and good Wi-Fi in Coron is scarce. While most hostels, guesthouses, hotels, cafes, and bars offer free Wi-Fi, the speed is typically below average.

Buying a SIM Card

You can purchase a Smart or Globe SIM card, both of which are active in Coron. However, Globe has better coverage in the area.