Combining pristine beaches and awe-inspiring landscapes this 4-day-trip highlights the most popular attractions of Coron. Experience Coron Island which is a beautiful paradise with crystal-water lakes, tropical beaches and glinting lagoons. Visit the pristine islands of Coron bay, relax on…explore
Coron and Calamians Islands are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Palawan, but often travelers ask about when to go and where to stay.
We hope that this article will help you to plan an enjoyable trip to Coron and Calamian Islands.
When to go:
Coron and Calamian Islands can be visited all year round.
The most popular period is from November to early May.
Christmas, New Year and Easter are the most important holidays in the Philippines and is the time that Coron can get a bit crowded.
If you’re travelling during high season it’s best to have accommodations pre-booked well in advance.
The wet season, that typically corresponds with the low season, runs from June to September.
Although Coron is rarely in the direct path of the typhoons, you may encounter some short bursts of heavy rainfall and strong wind if your travel between June and October. Bad weather may last for a few days or just for a couple of hours only.
Adverse weather can delay or prevent travelers going on island hopping tours or taking a ferry.
If you’re travelling during the wet season, it might be wise to consider a Travel Insurance in case your trip is interrupted.
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Attractions You Should Consider Visiting:
- Malcapuya Island
- Kayangan Lake
- Barracuda Lake
- Twin Lagoon
- Lusong Gunboat Wreck
- Skeleton Reef
- Maquinit Hot Spring
- Banana Island
- Coral Garden
- Siete Pecados Marine Park
- Banol Beach
- Mount Tapyas
- Bulog Island
- Pass Island
- Calauit Island
- North Cay
- Ditaytayan Sandbar
- Bamboo Island
Classic Coron Tour Options:
- Coron Island Tour: Siete Pecados Marine Park, Kayangan Lake, Beach 91, Skeleton Wreck, Malwawey, Coral Garden, Cyc Beach and Twin Lagoons.
- Coron Island Hopping Tour: Malcapuya Island, Waling-Waling Island, Ditaytayan Sandbar, Bamboo Island and Coco Beach
- Calauit Safari : Calauit Island Game Preserve and Busuanga Town
How many days should you spend in Coron?
A 3 or 4-day visit to Coron will give you the opportunity to get a real sense of place, and enough time to see the best islands and beaches.
Coron or El Nido – Where you should travel to?
You really need to see both El Nido and Coron. If you don’t have time in your schedule to visit both, then you should take other places out. Don’t skip them.
If you are a diver, then you should focus on Coron, because it has better dive sites including over 20 Japanese sunken wrecks.
What to bring along:
This is our beach packing list to help you pack everything you will need for a great trip to Coron and Calamian Islands.
- Cotton t-shirts
- Loose Pants
- Flip Flops
- Beach Bag
- Beach Pareo
- Beach Towel
- Refillable Water bottle
- A good book/Kindle
- Waterproof camera
- Insect repellent
How to pay:
Bring some cash in local currency (Philippine peso) credit cards and foreign currency
may not always be accepted by restaurants, shops, and hotels in Coron.
Currently, there are only 3 ATM in Coron town.
The Philippines has the worst internet speed in Southeast Asia and good Wi-Fi in Coron is extremely rare.
Most hostels, guesthouses, hotels, cafes, and bars now offer free Wi-Fi but the speed is typically above average.
Buying a Sim Card:
You can buy Smart and Globe that are both active in Coron, although Globe has a better coverage in Coron.