CORREGIDOR TOUR | Travel Guide + Itinerary | Lakad Pilipinas

Corregidor in the province of Cavite is one of the most interesting island places in the Philippine archipelago. Once dubbed as The Rock, it is the last bastion of freedom in the Philippines during the Second World War. Corregidor almost has every tourist spots a visitor would want to visit; its rich World War II history is unparalleled, it has pristine nature trails, it has wildlife, it has its own beach and let’s not forget the mysterious tales of ghosts and the supernatural in the island. Its proximity to Metro Manila, one hour away by boat to exact, is also a plus for those looking to find a quick weekend getaway.

 

► HOW TO GET TO CORREGIDOR

Corregidor Island is located forty-eight kilometers south east of Metro Manila. There are no regular public transportation that services the island from Metro Manila and the only way to go there are through the private ferry boats that Corregidor tour operators use in the island. Travel time is about an hour long.

There are boats coming from MAAP Pier in Brgy. Alas-Asin, Bataan that one can rent at Php300.00 per person Php3,500.00 for 14 pax below and 250 per person for 15 pax above, perfect for backpackers and those on a budget. Travel time is only 15 minutes.

Another option, from Mariveles, Bataan is through Barangay Cabcaben’s Port. An 8-person boat costs Php 3,000.00. Contact Number: (0908) 144-6984 | (0905) 489-7056. Travel time is about an hour long.

For the last two options, an entrance fee of Php200.00 per head is required. If you’re gonna rent a jeep, they have one for Php800.00. If you’re coming in as a big group, entrance fee for 17 persons would be at Php250.00 each, tour vehicle included. Guide fee is at Php1,000.00.


► CORREGIDOR TOURS

Although there are a lot of tourist spots in Corregidor Islands, it’s curious to note that there are only a handful of Corregidor tour outfits in operation.

Corregidor Sun Cruises

SUN CRUISES
Schedule: Available daily
Rates: Php2,200.00 per pax upwards (group packages are available)
Contact Number: (02) 834-6857 to 58 | (02) 831-8140
Email: suncruises@magsaysay.com.ph
Location: Metro Manila   
  
Corregidor Old Manila Walks

  WALKING TOUR BY OLD MANILA WALKS
  Schedule: Available by schedule
  Rates: Php1,350.00 pax upwards
  Contact Number: (02) 7113823 | (0918) 962-6452 
  Email: fun@oldmanilawalks.com
  Location: Metro Manila



► HOW TO GET AROUND IN CORREGIDOR

There are no residents in Corregidor Island, and with that, no public transportation. The main mode of transporting tourists around the attractions in Corregidor is via the motorized tranvia replicas. One can however bring his own bike or motorcycle if one so wishes via the ferry. There are also ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) available for rent at the Corregidor Inn for Php500.00 per hour. And of course, one can walk, but the island is quite large and it would probably take more than a day to completely circle it.

Big groups can rent jeeps (Php800.00 for 2 hours ) and buses (Php3,500.00 for 2 hours ) if you want to tour Corregidor on your own. Contact the Corregidor Foundation Inc. at (0916) 306-3693 and (0917) 440-1971 for details.



► WHERE TO STAY IN CORREGIDOR

Unlike most tourist destinations in the Philippines, the lodgings and accomodations in Corregidor Island is very limited. So very limited, in fact, they only have five of them. I’ve seen each one except the Sea Calm Inn, and hands down, Corregidor Inn is the most decent of the bunch, while the McArthur Cafe and the Pirate’s Cove are more for those who are on a tight budget.

Corregidor Inn

CORREGIDOR INN
Rates: Php 1,500.00 Single | Php 2,000.00 Double
Address: Brgy. San Jose, Bottom Side, Corregidor Island, Cavite
Contact Number: (0917) 527-6350
Email: suncruises@magsaysay.com.ph
GPS Coordinates: +14° 23' 12.17", +120° 35' 16.30"

Corregidor Hostel

CORREGIDOR HOSTEL
Rates: Php 350.00 per person (20-person Dormitory)
Address: Brgy. San Jose, Bottom Side, Corregidor Island, Cavite
Contact Number: (0917) 527-6350
Email: suncruises@magsaysay.com.ph
GPS Coordinates: +14° 23' 16.63", +120° 35' 17.96"

Corregidor's McArthur's Cafe

MCARTHUR’S CAFE
Rates: Php 1,500.00 – Php 2,750.00 (Room good for 4 to 10 persons)
Address: Brgy. San Jose, Bottom Side, Corregidor Island, Cavite
Contact Number: (0919) 833-9516
Email: titoperezsantos@yahoo.com
GPS Coordinates: +14° 8' 8.25", +120° 57' 23.53"

Corregidor's Pirate's Cove Cafe

PIRATE’S COVE CAFE (CORREGIDOR COVE)
Rates: Php 1,500.00 3pax Fan | Php 2,000.00 3pax Aircon | Php 500.00 Tent
Address: South Beach, Bottom Side, Corregidor Island, Cavite
Contact Number: (0907) 508-7831 | (0918) 358-0856
Email:
GPS Coordinates: +14° 23' 6.33", +120° 35' 19.33"

Corregidor's Sea Calm Inn

SEA CALM INN  
Rates: Php 650.00 2pax Fan Room | Php 3,000.00 6pax Fan Room 
Address: Between Middleside and Tailside, Corregidor Island, Cavite 
Contact Number: (0918) 944-2884 
GPS Coordinates:




 
► WHERE TO EAT IN CORREGIDOR

Corregidor isn’t really known for its food places. Besides the restaurant inside Corregidor Inn, the small carinderia at the McArthur Cafe and the open-aired cafe at Pirate’s Cove near the South Beach, there are virtually no other places to eat out in the island. And although two of those places are so-called cafes, don’t expect any Starbucks.

Corregidor's La Playa Restaurant

LA PLAYA RESTAURANT
Type: Restaurant; Filipino, International Dishes
Address: Corregidor Inn, Brgy. San Jose, Corregidor Island, Cavite
Contact Number: (0917) 527-6350
Email: suncruises@magsaysay.com.ph
GPS Coordinates: +14° 23' 12.17", +120° 35' 16.30"

Corregidor's McArthur's Cafe

MCARTHUR’S CAFE
Type: Carinderia; Filipino Dishes
Address: Brgy. San Jose, Corregidor Island, Cavite
Contact Number: (0919) 833-9516
Email: titoperezsantos@yahoo.com
GPS Coordinates: +14° 8' 8.25", +120° 57' 23.53"

Corregidor's Pirate Cove Cafe

PIRATE’S COVE CAFE (CORREGIDOR COVE)
Type: Cafe
Address: South Beach, Corregidor Island, Cavite
Contact Number: (0907) 508-7831 | (0918) 358-0856
Email:
GPS Coordinates: +14° 23' 6.33", +120° 35' 19.33"



► PLACES TO VISIT IN CORREGIDOR

Corregidor is chockfull of places to visit, especially for history buffs. Tagged as the second most bombed place in the history of the world, it probably has more World War II history than any other place in the Philippines. But besides those, it also has a host of other touristy areas like beaches and hiking trails that one can get lost in. Most of the historical places is covered by Sun Cruise’s Corregidor day tour. For the other places, you have to get there on your own.

Corregidor's Lorcha Dock

LORCHA DOCK
Part of Sun Cruises’s Day Tour
Address: Bottom Side, Corregidor Island, Cavite
GPS Coordinates: +14° 23' 18.19", +120° 35' 15.09"



Corregidor's Quezon, Osmena and Filipino Woman Park

QUEZON, OSMEÑA & THE FILIPINO WOMAN PARK
Part of Sun Cruises’s Day Tour
Address: Tail Side, Corregidor Island, Cavite
GPS Coordinates: +14° 23' 19.65", +120° 35' 58.46"



Corregidor's Filipino Heroes Memorial

FILIPINO HEROES MEMORIAL
Part of Sun Cruises’s Day Tour
Address: Tail Side, Corregidor Island, Cavite
GPS Coordinates: +14° 23' 19.65", +120° 35' 58.46"



Corregidor's Japanese Garden of Peace

JAPANESE GARDEN OF PEACE
Part of Sun Cruises’s Day Tour
Address: Tail Side, Corregidor Island, Cavite
GPS Coordinates: +14° 23' 15.01", +120° 35' 59.62"



Corregidor's Middleside Barracks

MIDDLESIDE BARRACKS
Part of Sun Cruises’s Day Tour
Address: Middle Side, Corregidor Island, Cavite
GPS Coordinates: +14° 23' 2.67", +120° 34' 40.01"



Corregidor's Battery Way

BATTERY WAY
Part of Sun Cruises’s Day Tour
Address: Middle Side, Corregidor Island, Cavite
GPS Coordinates: +14° 23' 0.72", +120° 34' 22.01"



Corregidor's Battery Grubbs

BATTERY GRUBBS
Part of Sun Cruises’s Day and Night Tour
Address: Middle Side, Corregidor Island, Cavite
GPS Coordinates: +14° 23' 4.54", +120° 34' 2.93"



Corregidor's Mile Long Barracks

MILE LONG BARRACKS
Part of Sun Cruises’s Day Tour
Address: Top Side, Corregidor Island, Cavite
GPS Coordinates: +14° 22' 53.31", +120° 34' 25.18"



Corregidor's Pacific War Memorial

PACIFIC WAR MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM
Part of Sun Cruises’s Day & Night Tour
Address: Top Side, Corregidor Island, Cavite
GPS Coordinates: +14° 22' 50.02", +120° 34' 36.15"


Corregidor's Spanish Lighthouse

SPANISH LIGHTHOUSE
Part of Sun Cruises’s Day & Night Tour
Address: Top Side, Corregidor Island, Cavite
GPS Coordinates: +14° 22' 45.53", +120° 34' 36.53"



Corregidor's Old Hospital

OLD HOSPITAL
Part of Sun Cruises’s Night Tour
Address: Middle Side, Corregidor Island, Cavite
GPS Coordinates: +14° 23' 2.37", +120° 34' 30.74"



Corregidor's Malinta Tunnel

MALINTA TUNNEL NIGHT LATERAL TOUR
Part of Sun Cruises’s Night Tour
Address: Malinta Hill Tunnel, Corregidor Island, Cavite
GPS Coordinates: +14° 23' 15.28", +120° 35' 22.23"



Corregidor's Japanese Tunnel

JAPANESE TUNNEL
Part of Sun Cruises’s Night Tour
Address: Top Side, Corregidor Island, Cavite
GPS Coordinates: +14° 22' 45.35", +120° 34' 40.98"



Corregidor's San Jose Chapel

SAN JOSE CHAPEL
Address: Brgy. San Jose, Corregidor Island, Cavite
GPS Coordinates: +14° 23' 14.42", +120° 35' 18.71"





 
► WHAT TO DO IN CORREGIDOR

Besides the usual Corregidor historical tour, The Rock also offers other exciting activities for any age group. There’s the South Beach for those wanting to swim and get a tan; while ziplines and ATV rides are also available for the more adventurous travelers. The island is also replete with wildlife. Monkeys, deers and birds abound, perfect for nature lovers and wildlife photographers.

Corregidor Day Tour

CORREGIDOR DAY TOUR
Address: Corregidor Island, Cavite
Fee: Php2,200.00 Inclusive of island transfers and lunch via Sun Cruises
Locations Covered: Click the title



Corregidor Night Tour

CORREGIDOR NIGHT TOUR
Address: Corregidor Island, Cavite
Fee: Php250.00 via Sun Cruises
Locations Covered: Click the title



Corregidor's South Beach

SWIM AT THE SOUTH BEACH
Address: South Beach, Corregidor Island, Cavite
Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates: +14° 23' 4.69", +120° 35' 22.19"



Corregidor's Light and Sound Show

CORREGIDOR LIGHT AND SOUND SHOW
Address: Malinta Hill Tunnel, Corregidor Island, Cavite
Fee: Php200.00 - Optional Part of Sun Cruises Day Tour
GPS Coordinates: +14° 23' 15.28", +120° 35' 22.23"



Corregidor Birdwatching

BIRDWATCHING
Fee: Free




Corregidor Zipline

RIDE A ZIPLINE
Address: Corregidor Inn, Corregidor Island, Cavite
Fee: Php 100.00 per person




Corregidor ATV

RIDE AN ATV
Address: Corregidor Inn, Corregidor Island, Cavite
Fee: Php 500.00 per hour




Corregidor Kayak

RIDE A KAYAK
Address: Corregidor Inn, Corregidor Island, Cavite
Fee: Php 500.00 per hour






► WHAT TO BUY IN CORREGIDOR

There are a few souvenir stores in Corregidor where one can buy the usual pasalubongs to bring back home. Besides the usual t-shirts, ref magnets and keychains, the only noteworthy ones I saw were old paper bills and coins from the Japanese and American era in the Philippines.


Corregidor Souvenirs

CORREGIDOR SOUVENIRS SHOPS
- Filipino Heroes Memorial Musuem 
- Corregidor Lighthouse 
- Corregidor Inn Lobby 
- McArthur Cafe Lobby




► CORREGIDOR TOURIST SPOT MAP

Corregidor Tourist Spot Map


► SAMPLE CORREGIDOR TOUR ITINERARY

Most tourists going to the island avail of the Corregidor day tour packages. It’s actually enough to visit most of the places around the island, but in my opinion, one has to stay overnight in Corregidor to really experience what The Rock is all about.

      
D A Y 1

Early Morning Arrival from Metro Manila  
Corregidor Day Tour Package
    Lorcha Dock 
    The Manuel Quezon, Sergio Osmeña, & the Filipino Woman Park  
    Filipino Heroes Memorial  
    Japanese Garden of Peace  
    Malinta Tunnel Light & Sound Show (Optional) 
    Lunch at the La Playa Restaurant  
    The Middleside Barracks  
    Battery Way  
    Battery Hearn  
    Battery Grubbs  
    Mile Long Barracks  
    Pacific War Memorial  
    The Spanish Lighthouse GO BACK TO MANILA FOR DAYTRIPPERS
Corregidor Night Tour CONTINUATION FOR THOSE STAYING OVERNIGHT
    The Old Hospital 
    Sunset at Battery Grubbs 
    Malinta Tunnel Night Lateral Tour  

D A Y 2

Continuation of Corregidor Night Tour
     Sunrise at the Eternal Flame of Freedom  
     Forest Walk to the Japanese Tunnel
Breakfast at La Playa Restaurant or McArthur Cafe
Visit San Jose Chapel
Swim at South Beach and ride a Kayak
Lunch at La Playa Restaurant or McArthur Cafe
Walk around, avail of the ATV or swim at the Corregidor Inn Pool
Check out and Depart to Manila

Corregidor Travel Guide & Itinerary
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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Wednesday, November 17, 2010

19 comments:

  1. Hi Good day!

    Do you know an agency who has this type 2-day itinerary? Thank you very much.

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    1. Just head straight to Corregidor Sun Cruises and they'll arrange everything for you :)

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  2. how much is the 2-day itinerary in sun cruises?

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    1. Hi Aroona, their Corregidor rates starts at Php2,200.00 per person, but please check their websites for an updated price. :)

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  3. Galing kami dito last March. Ang ganda! Yung mga staff ng hotel ang babait. Ni recommend ko to sa mga friends ko and nagustuhan din naman nila. Kaso mas maganda daw yung Walking Tour kasi mas maraming info wala nga lang kasamang foods. :)

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    1. I haven't tried the walking tour yet, hopefully next time. By the way, did you stay overnight? Corregidor's night tour is far more interesting, in my opinion. :)

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  4. yup! nag overnight kami. mas maganda nga yung night tour mas masaya. nag enjoy kami sa lateral tunnel! na windang ako dun sa nag iisang cr! xD

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    1. Ang saya nung night tour diba?! Ang creepy dun sa hospital!

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  5. The early morning Sun Cruise Tour is okay but I strongly recommend not taking the 2nd Sun Cruise Tour which begins after the return of the morning tour. On the 2nd Tour they push and rush you through everything. We only had a few minutes to visit the Museum before the driver wanted to be on his way. I've been on both and I would never use the afternoon tour again. I wish there was a private tour available led by a good guide. A tour where one could spend more time seeing everything and not be rushed.

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    1. I didn't know they now have an afternoon tour. So they start by 3pm? That's pretty late and indeed, you must've rushed through everything.

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  6. Hello! I am travelling 2 weeks from now to Mariveles Bataan and would like to visit Corregidor Island. Any advise please. Thank you

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    1. You may check the how to get there section of the guide :)

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  7. Hi Cristian, we are in tight budget and a family of 15pax. If we want to save, will the boat from MAAP Alas Asin be a safe option? Do you have contacts ( boatman) who we can book our ride? Will the boat wait for us at Corregidor?

    Luis

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    1. Hi Luis, I do think it is a safe way to access Corregidor as it is closer to the island than Manila is. For the boatman, you have to go to MAAP Pier and deal with them in person :)

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  8. Our cruise ship arrives in Manila at 10 am. Do you know of a tour to Corregidor that we could take at that time? Salamat!

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    1. Please contact Sun Cruises for their Corregidor tour schedule :)

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  9. Hi ..
    Do safe boat to us? 3am tomorrow
    morning we left .. I'm afraid because a storm

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    1. Hi Joed, best thing is to check with Sun Cruises if they will sail today

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  10. I'd really love to go on an overnight tour but the thing is we will be having our bikes with us...Is this 2day sun cruises package of Php 2,200 includes a ride correct? Will we be able to tour with our bikes?

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