In and around Coron, life takes place on or under water and is a must especially for divers and adventurers. Coron is the western part of Busuanga Island and belongs to Palawan with the city of the same name Coron Town.
Crystal-clear lakes &
Coron Town is the tourist center from which the inland can be discovered, diving trips and island hopping tours to crystal-clear lakes. In addition to the pristine underwater world, divers appreciate the exciting wreck dives to the 12 sunken Japanese warships from the Second World War.
The boat trip from the mainland to the surrounding island world is stunning and seems surreal. The two lakes Kayangan Lake and the Twin Lagoon are unique. With its viewpoint, the Kayangan Lake is considered the jewel of Coron. It is one of the most photographed viewpoints in the Philippines. Pointed rock formations protrude from the crystal-clear water and you can only guess how many meters the rock walls reach below the sea level. In Kayangan Lake you swim in the clearest freshwater lake in Asia and dive along the wonderful rock formations.
Another main attraction when island hopping is visiting the Twin Lagoon. A place you definitely don't want to miss! The boat stops in the first lagoon and through a crevice with a small staircase you can reach the second lagoon. This entry point is a popular photo spot. Fresh and salt water meet in the lagoon, which makes the water shine and ensures small temperature differences.
The Barracuda Lake, however, is subject to significant temperature fluctuations. This is particularly noticeable when freediving. That is why Barracuda Lake is also a very popular diving spot for divers. Less the fish, but the temperature difference and the bizarre underwater rock formations are the focus of a dive in Barracuda Lake.
Those who prefer to relax on the beach with fresh coconuts under palm trees should visit the islands of Banana, Malcapuya & Bulog Dos Islands. These can also be visited on a booked tour or individually planned. All islands shine with powder-white beaches and heavenly water.
The Maquinit Springs are not far from Coron Town. The hot springs have a temperature of over 30 degrees and are particularly popular in the evenings. The springs run along two small pools and a large pool. Just the thing after a long day of discovery.
Calauit Island is not far from Coron and is by far the most unusual island in the Philippines. African animals such as giraffes, zebras and impalas have been living on Calauit Island since the 1970s. Within a few hours you can get from the exotic, Southeast Asian island world to the savannah of Africa.
South of Coron is Coron Bay. It is one of the most popular dive sites for wreck dives. Some of the best preserved wrecks in the world have been there since 1944.
Most shipwrecks lie at a depth of 18 to 25 meters, are overgrown with corals of all kinds and that is home to a diverse variety of marine life. Some wrecks lie vertically in the water and only a few meters below the surface of the sea and are therefore well suited for beginners. Other wreck dives are only for advanced divers to discover.
An extraordinary three- or five-day expedition cruise leads through the wonderful island world between El Nido and Coron.
This adventurous cruise is certainly not for everyone. Among other things, a night camp is set up on lonely beaches and freshly caught fish is grilled over the campfire. But the adventures are rewarded amply: Far from civilization, remote islands that very few people will ever see in life.
Manila according to Coron
From Manila there are direct flights several times a day to Busanga Island / Coron to Francisco B. Reyes Airport.
Coron Town can be reached in 40 minutes from the airport. Vans travel to Coron Town for a fixed price (PHP 150, approx. EUR 3) and bring the guests to the booked accommodation.
El Nido according to Coron
There are two ferries a day between El Nido and Coron. A "regular ferry" which takes 6 - 8 hours and a "fast ferry" which takes 3 - 5 hours. The "fast ferry" from Montengro Shipping leaves El Nido at 6:00 a.m. and arrives at Coron at 9:30 a.m. The travel time depends on the respective weather situation. One-way tickets are available from around 32 euros.
Air Swift offers a daily flight between Coron to El Nido. A one-way ticket costs around 70 euros and more. However, the flight only takes 40 minutes.