Coron comprises the eastern half of Busuanga Island which is surrounded by the South China Sea and Sulu Sea. It is a must-see destination in the Philippines. Coron is surrounded by pristine beaches and crystal clear waters with rich biodiversity. Truly, it is beautiful underwater and beyond!
HOW DID I GO THERE?
I booked the ticket to Coron in Cebu Pacific back in January 3, 2016 with a travel period for November 8-11, 2016. At first, I wanted to book it for one week because there’s a lot of places you can visit when in Coron according to my research. But since I’ll be on my own I played it safe (which I regret later).
All flights land at Francisco B. Reyes airport, formerly Busuanga Airport. To get to Coron town, you can take a van which cost PHP 150.
GETTING AROUND IN CORON
It’s easy to get around Coron town proper. You can walk or ride a tricycle to get around town and it only cost PHP 10. Tricycle is the main vehicle in Coron but you can also rent a motorcycle if you want to explore more of Coron.
Flight was delayed which is quite frustrating because I have a scheduled tour in Coron town proper which starts at 3PM. But, it turns out to be a blessing in disguise. My town tour was cancelled, which is a good thing for I came to know that Coron is a small town and all the places included in the itinerary can be done DIY and you’ll save more. So that’s my first tip for you, if you’re on a budget. You don’t necessarily need a guide to get around town.
As for Coron Tour, you can booked it in advance or once there at your accommodation. There’s no difference since they offer a standard rate whether you’re on your own or with your friends. But if you want a private tour with your friends, you can hire a boatman to tour you around the islands.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN CORON
You don’t really need itinerary, especially if you’ll book a tour package.
CORON TOWN TOUR
Coron town tour can be done in a day or half day depending on your pace.
Address: Near the Sea Port
Entrance Fee: None
Address: Poblacion, Coron, Palawan
Entrance Fee: None
Address: Address: Sitio Maquinit, Barangay Tagumpay, Coron, Palawan
Entrance Fee: PHP 150.00
Cashew Nut Factory
Address: Barangay Tagumpay, Coron Town, Palawan
Address: Brgy. Polacion 5, Coron, Palawan
For Coron Island tour, you can book a tour package or a private tour.
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Accommodation with Tour A and Tour B w/ Lunch: 2900 php
Airport Roundtrip Transfer: 300 php
Fare Expenses: 220 php
Food: 400 php
Souvenirs: 1295 php
Entrance fee to Maquinit Hotspring: 200 php
Rountrip flight ticket: 1100 php
TOTAL BUDGET: 6415 php