For those of us who want to visit somewhere new, maybe you can try a new adventure on Coron Island, Philippines. Coron Island is located in Southeast Asian and offers a great variety of interesting things to do, that makes it worth a visit.
This can be seen from its high number of tourist visits to Coron Island. Thus, the following, will give you a perspective that Coron Islands Philippines is a great option for those who are very fond of adventure and nature tourism.
Coron itself is actually the largest island of the islands of Palawan in the Philippines. It is the third largest island in the Calaman Islands, north of Palawan, Philippines. It lies 170 miles or about 310 km from the Philippine capital, Manila. It’s a popular place because at the time of World War II, the Japanese fleet was attacked by US forces on September 24th 1944, sinking ships around Coron.
Geographically, Coron is a wedge-shaped mountainous island, where steep cliffs and karst rocks. Actually, there are many things to do on Coron Islands, Philippines.
So you do not have to worry about running out of time to spend your holiday there. Here are several things to do on Coron Islands Philippines.
Go Snorkelling or Diving
For those of you who really like water sports like snorkeling or diving, it seems you’ve found the right place. Coron island is a haven for diving lovers. With a beautiful beach and sea, Coron is a popular destination for many divers.
Another thing that became the reason why is this place in great demand of dive lovers is because tourists can dive around remains of Japanese warships, that only 10 meters deep.
Coron Islands is considered as one of the best wreck diving in the world. Some of the wreck diving sites in Coron Bay include Akitsushima, Kogyo Maru, Irako, Kyokuzan Maru, Okikawa Maru, Nanshin Maru, Skeletons Wrecks and many more.
In addition to wreck diving, you can also do cave diving to several caves located there.
One of the suitable spots for cave diving is at Barracuda Lake. It is named Barracuda Lake because there has been many bacillus of barracuda fish in large quantities.
But keep in mind, you must be accompanied by a professional guide when going there because not just any diver can dive in these place.
Visiting Culion Island
Near the Coron Island, there is a historic and interesting spot named Culion Island. Culion Island is said to be an isolated shelter for leprosy. Today, the island is opened to public.
Currently tourists can see traces of the islands past history. Besides been famous for a leprosy shelter, Culion Island is also known as a protected forest.
For those of you who love adventure and history, Culion Island is a perfect place for a visit.
Take a Tour to Coron Bay
One of the interesting things to do on Coron Islands is take a tour to Coron Bay. This offers be a wonderful view of Coron bay.
To get around Coron Bay and enjoy its natural beauty, you can rent a boat for a tour from Coron to El Nido.
You can hire a tour guide to accompany your trip around this bay.
The natural beauty of Coron Bay looks so wonderful in real life as it does in the photo’s.
Climbing Mount Tapyas
For those of you who loves the nature adventures, it’s incomplete if you not try to climb Mount Tapyas in Coron. Although Coron temperature is quite hot but beautiful view of Mount Tapyas is very hard to miss.
For your climbing preparation, do not forget to prepare enough water and towel to wipe the sweat. Shortly after you arrive at the peak of Mount Tapyas, your hard work will be paid off with the beautiful treats of the Coron Town scenery located underneath.
After sweating a lot to climb Mount Tapyas, it seems very suitable to soak in Maquinit hot spring. Really, this is a perfect series of activities.
Enjoying Maquinit Hot Spring
Maquinit is a hot spring located about 30 minutes outside of Coron Town. This is one of the very few salt water hot springs in the world.
There are two ponds built-in such a way in the middle of a mangrove forest where a small beach is located next to it.
Here you can soak in hot spring ponds with temperature of 39 – 41 degrees Celsius. Natural hot springs coming from the bottom of the volcano will make you reluctant to leave this place.
All your tiredness will disappear when soaking in this natural hot spring.
Enjoying the Beach at Malcapuya Island
In the vicinity of Coron Island, there is a beautiful beach with white sand. This is precisely located on Malcapuya Island.
With an awesome beach, the white sands and crystal water it offers, you will be reminded for a moment of the various landscape images emblazoned on many tourism postcard.
You will be very amazed by the beauty of this place. It is a great beach to enjoy. You can spend your day swimming and sunbathing here.
This is a pretty ideal place to chill with family for a few hours. To reach this place, you have to hire a private boat tour.
Where to Stay on Coron Islands Philippines
Coron Islands has loads of guest houses, hostels and hotels. Here are a few places to check out if you are planning to visit Coron Islands Philippines.
Remember to check the reviews and book a place that suits you interests while traveling.
Princess of Coron Austrian Resort
Rating 8.0, Prices start from $39 for Double room
Princess of Coron Austrian Resort in Coron provides accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, a garden and a bar. Boasting room service, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. Free WiFi is available and Kayangan Lake is 6 km away.
Apartelle de Gabrielle
Rating 7.7, Prices start from $29 for Double room
Apartelle de Gabrielle offers karaoke facilities and free Wi-Fi in public areas. Its basic rooms come fitted with a flat-screen TV offering cable channels. Air-conditioned rooms offer attached bathrooms with hot shower facilities and toiletries. Some rooms have a balcony overlooking Coron Island.
Sangat Island Dive Resort
Rating 8.9, Prices start from $129 for Double room
Offering free WiFi and in close proximity to some of Coron’s most fabulous diving spots, Sangat Island Dive Resort offers fan-cooled accommodation, an on-site restaurant and free one-way airport transfers.
Featuring a private entrance, rooms come with a balcony with sea views. The private bathrooms are fitted with shower facilities and free toiletries.
Finally, those are only some of the things to do in Coron Islands Philippines. If you have the opportunity to visit Coron Islands, you will find loads of things to do. You will understand that Coron Islands is endowed with a stunning natural beauty. Coron Islands hospitality will also make you feel at home.
And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on the things to do on Coron Islands Philippines has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if you go.