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Coron Travel Guide Itinerary Budget

Coron, a town in the province of Palawan, is one of the most sought after destinations in the Philippines. And you can easily understand why. It has pristine white sand beaches, unbelievably turquoise waters, rich marine life, World War II shipwrecks and karsts-dotted landscapes that can rival the best that the world has to offer. Often referred to as the country’s Last Frontier, it is located at the upper region of Palawan, 595 kilometers from Metro Manila.

Coron is the perfect destination for the casual vacationers, the hardcore backpackers, the beach lovers and adventurous divers. Once you’ve visited, coming back for a second time is really something you won’t need to decide on; Coron would automatically make the decision for you.

 

► HOW TO GET TO CORON

Coron is located on the northern part of Palawan. The easiest way to get there is by taking a plane from Metro Manila. There is also an option of taking a ferry, but it would take an overnight ride before you arrive. Once you reach Busuanga Airport, there are vans that carry passengers to town for PHP 150.00 per head or PHP 1,500.00, should you want to rent the whole vehicle. The ride to town takes about 45 minutes.
Contrary popular notions, there are no easy way for tourists to hop from El Nido and Puerto Princesa, two of Palawan’s tourist hubs, to Coron.  I just found that there are now numerous ferries than sail back and forth from Puerto Princesa and El Nido to Coron.

Manila to Coron Busuanga
PLANE VIA NAIA ○ 1 HOUR FLIGHT TRAVEL TIME FARE: FROM PHP3,000.00+/- ONE WAY
CEBU PACIFIC - Flies four times daily | (02) 7020-888
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES - Flies twice daily | (02) 777-5932
SKYJET - Flies twice daily | (0917) 863-1333

Manila to Coron Ferry
FERRY VIA MANILA PIER 4 ○ 16 HOURS TRAVEL TIME FARE: FROM PHP1,000.00+/- TO PHP2,200+/- ONE WAY
2GO - Sails twice weekly (Tue, Fri) | (02) 233-7000
ATIENZA SHIPPING LINES - Sails twice weekly (Wed, Sat) | (02) 986-3118

El Nido to Coron
FERRY VIA EL NIDO ○ FROM 5 TO 9 HOURS TRAVEL TIME FARE: FROM PHP1,000.00+/- ONE WAY
ATIENZA SHIPPING LINES - Sails once weekly (Wed) | (02) 986-3118
● BUNSO BIG OUTRIGGER BOAT - Sails once daily | (0910) 720-8443
● JESSABEL BIG OUTRIGGER BOAT - Sails thrice weekly | (0915) 850-1391
MONTENEGRO LINES - Sails once daily | (043) 740-2881
● OVERCOMER BIG OUTRIGGER BOAT - Sails four times weekly | (0939) 554-3540

Puerto Princesa to Coron


FERRY VIA PUERTO PRINCESA ○ 16 HOURS TRAVEL TIME FARE: FROM PHP1,000.00+/- ONE WAY
2GO - Sails twice weekly (Wed, Sat) | (02) 233-7000


► SPEAK CORON 

Although most people in Coron are very fluent in speaking Filipino and English, Cuyonon used to be the most prevalent language in the province. That is until the eighties, upon which time people flocked the area due to a boom in mining and fishing industries.
The Cuyonon language belongs to the Central Philippines, Western Visayan, Kuyan subgroup and has similarities to the Visayan Language. During my travels to Coron, I hardly ever heard people speak Cuyonon except for a few old locals.

Speak CoronThank You – Salamat
Good Morning – Mayad nga timprano
Good Afternoon - Mayad nga ugtong adlaw
Good Evening – Mayad nga gabi
How Much? – Tagpira dia?
Where is… – Adin ang…

 

 

► HOW TO GET AROUND CORON 

Get Around Coron

Tricycles are the main mode of transportation in Coron. The ones in town are larger than usual and can easily seat up to eight persons for a minimum fare of PHP10.00 per head. During my visits, I noticed how honest the tricycle drivers are in Coron, always giving my change up to the last centavo.
Habal-habals or single motorbikes are also available for rent for those wanting to explore Coron on their own. 



► CORON TOURS AND GUIDES

Exploring the town of Coron won’t really require a guide since it is quite small and limited when it comes to places to visit. But once you go out and explore the numerous islands and beaches that dot the area, a tour guide/boatman is a must.

During my visits to Coron, I have always relied on the first boatman/guide I hired when I was new to the place. He was recommended by a staff at a local restaurant and has proven to be quite reliable, accommodating and easy to deal with.

Alternatively, you can also book your tours thru the hotel you’re staying in, but at probably a higher price. Or you may also visit the Calamian Tourist Boat Association near Lualhati Park to get a boatman to tour you around the islands.

STANDARD TOUR RATES PER BOAT

Coron Standard Tour Rates 
Coron Tour Guide

AVEL AREVALO
Local Boatman / Tour Guide
Contact Number: (0939) 815-0044 | (0932) 363-7207
Calamian Tourist Boat Association

CALAMIAN TOURIST BOAT ASSOCIATION
Contact Number: (0920) 403-7965
GPS Coordinates: 11°59'43.8"N 120°12'08.2"E





► WHERE TO STAY IN CORON 

Accommodation is really not a problem in Coron except during summer time. The town is host to numerous inns, lodges, hotels and island resorts. These range from backpacker-friendly to flashpacker kingdom-come rates. The main town has no beach area, so lodgings are limited to sea-view rooms. One, however, can opt to stay on island resort types, but be warned, it does come with a hefty price tag.

Alternatively, one can also stay at the town of Busuanga where a handful of mid-range to luxury resorts are located and has its own set of island hopping tours.

Coron Budget Accomodation


Sea Dive Resort, Coron

SEA DIVE RESORT 
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Don Pedro St., Brgy. Poblacion 1, Coron, Palawan
Contact Number: (0918) 400-0448
GPS Coordinates: 11°59'52.2"N 120°12'06.8"E
Coron Mid-Range Accomodation


Coron Westown Resort

CORON WESTOWN RESORT  
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Sitio Dipulao, Brgy Poblacion 6, Coron, Palawan
Contact Number: (0917) 704-6176 | (0919) 993-5474
GPS Coordinates: 12°01'22.5"N 120°11'03.8"E
Mount Tapyas Hotel Coron

MOUNT TAPYAS HOTEL 
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Calle Nueva Street, Brgy. Poblacion 5, Coron, Palawan
Contact Number: (0917) 500-5566
GPS Coordinates: 12°00'00.1"N 120°12'16.2"E
Coron Luxury Accomodation


El Rio Y Mar Resort, Coron

EL RIO Y MAR RESORT 
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Brgy. San Jose, Coron, Palawan
Contact Number: (02) 838-4956 | (02) 838-4957
GPS Coordinates: 12°11'29.8"N 120°06'09.6"E
Club Paradise Resort, Coron

CLUB PARADISE 
Room Rates: Check Here 
Address: Dimakya Island, Coron, Palawan
Contact Number: (02) 546-4214 | (0917) 568-4863
GPS Coordinates: 12°14'04.4"N 120°05'17.5"E
Sangat Island Resort, Coron

SANGAT ISLAND DIVE RESORT
Room Rates: Check Here 
Address: Sangat Island, Brgy. Bintuan, Coron, Palawan
Contact Number: (0916) 400-8801 | (929) 359-7518
GPS Coordinates: 11°57'49.2"N 120°04'13.5"E
Two Seasons Island Resort, Coron

TWO SEASONS ISLAND RESORT & SPA  
Room Rates: Check Here 
Address: Malaroyroy, Bulalacao Island, Coron, Palawan
Contact Number: (02) 410-2075 to 80 | (0917) 566-5820
GPS Coordinates: 11°46'38.4"N 120°08'01.2"E
Busuanga Mid-Range Accomodation 
Puerto del Sol Resort, Busuanga

PUERTO DEL SOL RESORT & DIVE CENTER
Room Rates: Check Here 
Address: Brgy. Concepcion Busuanga, Palawan
Contact Number: (0908) 889-0866
GPS Coordinates: 12°01'33.4"N 119°59'00.5"E

SANCTUARIA TREEHOUSES 
Room Rates: Check Here 
Address: Km. 43, Barangay Sagrada, Busuanga, Palawan
Contact Number: (0916) 388-7938
GPS Coordinates: 12°03'58.8"N 119°58'13.4"E
Busuanga Luxury Accomodation 
Busuanga Bay Lodge

BUSUANGA BAY LODGE
Room Rates: Check Here 
Address: Sitio Lawi, Brgy. Concepcion Busuanga, Palawan
Contact Number: (02) 625-8627
GPS Coordinates: 12°01'25.9"N 119°58'37.3"E
Huma Island Resort, Busuanga

HUMA ISLAND RESORT & SPA
Room Rates: Check Here 
Address: Dicilingan Island, Busuanga, Palawan
Contact Number: (02) 553-0119
GPS Coordinates: 12°03'14.9"N 119°54'01.6"E

 

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► WHERE TO EAT IN CORON 

Coron is paradise for food lovers. There are numerous restaurants along the town streets that deciding where to eat sometimes poses a problem. The place has burger joints, pizza and pasta restaurants, grill houses, seafood places, bars and the usual cheap carinderia (eateries).

There are, however, no fast food restaurants in Coron, which is a good thing really; as it gives the town a very local vibe that’s somehow missing from most of the popular tourist spots in the Philippines.

 
Bistro Coron

BISTRO CORON 
Type: Rice Meals, Pasta, Sandwiches
Address: Coron-Busuanga Road, Brgy. 1, Poblacion, Coron, Palawan
Contact Number: (0918) 305-0750
GPS Coordinates: 11°59'55.8"N 120°12'08.8"E
Coron Village Inn Restobar

CORON VILLAGE LODGE BAR & RESTO  
Type: Filipino Food, Pasta, Sandwiches
Address: Coron-Busuanga Road, Brgy. 1, Poblacion, Coron, Palawan
Contact Number: (0918) 920-1517 | (0908) 882-5178
GPS Coordinates: 11°59'57.5"N 120°12'25.1"E
Kawayanan Grill, Coron

KAWAYANAN GRILL
Type: Grill, Filipino Food
Address: Calle San Pedro, Barangay 2, Coron, Palawan
Contact Number: (0905) 320-2376
GPS Coordinates: 12°00'08.8"N 120°11'57.5"E

LA SIRENETTA
Type: Filipino, Seafood, International Food
Address: Real Street, Poblacion, Coron, Palawan
Contact Number:
GPS Coordinates: 11°59'51.8"N 120°12'03.8"E
Lolo Nonoy's Food Station, Coron

LOLO NONOY’S FOOD STATION
Type: Filipino Food
Address: Coron-Busuanga Road, Brgy. 1, Poblacion, Coron, Palawan
Contact Number: (0928) 506-8541
GPS Coordinates: 11°59'55.0"N 120°12'12.0"E
Raphaella's, Coron

RAPHAELLA’S  
Type: Filipino Food
Address: 132 Coron-Busuanga Road, Brgy. 1, Poblacion, Coron, Palawan
Contact Number: (0928) 700-3075 | (0908) 773-2964 | (0915) 297-6426
GPS Coordinates: 11°59'57.6"N 120°12'26.1"E
Santino's Grill, CoronSANTINO’S GRILL 
Type: Grill, Barbecue Meals
Address: Coron-Busuanga Road, Brgy. Tagumpay, Coron, Palawan
Contact Number: (0921) 967-7571 | (0915) 700-3881
GPS Coordinates: 11°59'32.6"N 120°12'42.1"E
Tita Esh Eatery, CoronTITA ESH EATERY
Type: Carinderia
Address: Malvar Street, near Central Bakery, Coron, Palawan
Contact Number: (0928) 390-7785
GPS Coordinates: 11°59'51.2"N 120°12'14.6"E
 
Laura's Garden, BusuangaLAURA’S GARDEN 
Type: Restaurant
Address: Km.35, National Highway, Brgy. Sto Nino, Busuanga, Palawan
Contact Number: (0927) 418-3165
GPS Coordinates: 12°02'09.3"N 120°00'50.1"E


► WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN CORON 

Tourist spots in Coron can be divided into five main categories; the town tour, the island hopping adventure, the Culion tour, the safari and the wreck diving activities.

The town tour can be done in half a day. For the island hopping adventure, it would take at least one full day for the Coron Island Loop and another one for the Malcapuya Loop. A trip to the municipality island of Culion would take almost the whole day, similar to the safari tour of Calauit Island (unless you plan on visiting a few more islands right after). For wreck diving, I imagine it would take several days to complete all 11 World War Two Japanese wrecks around Coron (I haven’t tried this out yet).

A note on the Coron Island Loop, there are some variations of this tour depending on where you really want to go as a group, but usually the tour consists of five to six locations for the whole day.

Coron Town, Palawan
Lualhati Park, Coron

LUALHATI PARK  
Address: Barangay Poblacion, Coron, Palawan 
Entrance Fee: None
GPS Coordinates: 11°59'29.9"N 120°13'42.8"E
Maquinit Hot Springs Coron

MAQUINIT HOT SPRINGS 
Address: Sitio Maquinit, Barangay Tagumpay, Coron, Palawan
Contact Number: (0918) 344-4633
Entrance Fee: Php150.00 per person
GPS Coordinates: 11°59'29.9"N 120°13'42.8"E
Mt. Tapyas, Coron

MOUNT TAPYAS 
Address: Poblacion, Coron, Palawan
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates: 12°00'03.3"N 120°12'13.2"E
Zipline Coron

ZIPLINE CORON  
Address: Poblacion, Coron, Palawan
Entrance Fee: Php500.00++
GPS Coordinates: 11°59'44.2"N 120°12'06.8"E
PHOTO BY TRAVELWITHCHICHI
Coron Island Hopping Tour
Banol Beach, Coron

BANOL BEACH
Address: Isla Higantes, Coron, Palawan
Entrance Fee: Php100.00 per person
GPS Coordinates: 11°56'59.3"N 120°11'35.9"E
Barracuda Lake, Coron

BARRACUDA LAKE
Address: Isla Higantes, Coron, Palawan
Entrance Fee: Php100.00 per person
GPS Coordinates: 11°57'22.9"N 120°13'00.4"E
PHOTO BY OMAN SERAPIO
Coral Garden, Coron

CORAL GARDEN
Address: Isla Higantes, Coron, Palawan
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates: 11°57'49.0"N 120°10'50.2"E
CYC Beach, Coron

CYC BEACH
Address: CYC Island, Coron, Palawan
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates: 11°57'49.0"N 120°10'50.2"E
Kayangan Lake, Coron

KAYANGAN LAKE
Address: Isla Higantes, Coron, Palawan
Entrance Fee: Php200.00 per person
GPS Coordinates: 11°57'33.1"N 120°13'34.2"E
Siete Pecados, Coron

SIETE PECADOS
Address: Isla Higantes, Coron, Palawan
Entrance Fee: Php100.00 per person
GPS Coordinates: 11°59'02.7"N 120°13'49.0"E
Skeleton Wreck, Coron

SKELETON WRECK
Address: Isla Higantes, Coron, Palawan
Entrance Fee: Php100.00 per person
GPS Coordinates: 11°56'28.7"N 120°11'31.0"E
Twin Lagoon, Coron

TWIN LAGOON
Address: Isla Higantes, Coron, Palawan
Entrance Fee: Php100.00 per person
GPS Coordinates: 11°56'52.1"N 120°12'35.2"E
Culion Island, Palawan


Culion Church

CULION CHURCH
Address: Culion Island, Coron, Palawan
Contact Number:
GPS Coordinates: 11°53'32.9"N 120°01'27.2"E
Culion Museum and Archives

CULION MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Address: Culion Island, Coron, Palawan
Contact Number: (048) 550-9709 ‎
Entrance Fee: Php100.00 per person
GPS Coordinates: 11°53'30.4"N 120°01'24.8"E
Malcapuya Island Hopping Tour 
Banana Island, Coron

BANANA ISLAND  
Address: Banana Island, Coron, Palawan
Entrance Fee: Php200.00 per person
GPS Coordinates: 11°46'18.9"N 120°07'32.2"E
Bulog Dos Island

BULOG DOS ISLAND  
Address: Bulog Dos Island, Coron, Palawan
Entrance Fee: Php100.00 per person
GPS Coordinates: 11°46'56.3"N 120°08'04.3"E
Malcapuya Island

MALCAPUYA ISLAND
Address: Malcapuya Island, Coron, Palawan
Entrance Fee: Php200.00 per person
GPS Coordinates: 11°47'24.8"N 120°06'56.0"E
Busuanga, Palawan
Calauit Safari Park, Busuanga

CALAUIT SAFARI PARK  
Address: Calauit Island, Busuanga, Palawan
Contact Number: None
Entrance Fee: Php200.00 Filipinos | Php400.00 Foreigners
GPS Coordinates: 12°16'26.1"N 119°53'03.9"E

CONCEPCION FALLS   
Address: Barangay Concepcion, Busuanga, Palawan 
Entrance Fee: Free 
GPS Coordinates: 12°03'20.3"N 119°58'34.8"E
Busuanga Island Hopping 
Black Island, Busuanga

BLACK ISLAND / MALAJON ISLAND
Address: Malajon Island, Busuanga, Palawan 
Entrance Fee: Php200.00 per person 
GPS Coordinates: 12°09'15.5"N 119°49'06.4"E
Calumbuyan Island, Busuanga

CALUMBUYAN ISLAND
Address: Calumbuyan Island, Busuanga, Palawan 
Entrance Fee: Php150.00 per person 
GPS Coordinates: 12°00'38.0"N 119°56'29.3"E
Lusong Gunboat Wreck Busuanga

LUSONG GUNBOAT WRECK   
Address: Lusong Island, Busuanga, Palawan 
GPS Coordinates: 11°58'15.4"N 120°01'21.8"E
PHOTO BY ROSLYN ROSALIA
North Cay Island, Busuanga

NORTH CAY ISLAND   
Address: North Cay Island, Busuanga, Palawan 
Entrance Fee: Php200.00
GPS Coordinates: 12°03'56.1"N 119°52'40.7"E
Pamalican Island, Busuanga

PAMALICAN ISLAND   
Address: Pamalican Island, Busuanga, Palawan 
GPS Coordinates: 12°04'57.6"N 119°52'30.0"E
PHOTO FROM GOOGLE MAPS 
Pass Island, Busuanga

PASS ISLAND   
Address: Pass Island, Busuanga, Palawan  
Entrance Fee: Php150.00 per person
GPS Coordinates: 11°59'28.7"N 119°55'20.6"E
South Cay Island, Busuanga

SOUTH CAY ISLAND   
Address: South Cay Island, Busuanga, Palawan
Entrance Fee: Php200.00
GPS Coordinates: 12°03'26.1"N 119°52'39.7"E 





► WHAT TO BUY & WHERE TO SHOP IN CORON 

There are numerous souvenir shops in Coron, most of them offering the usual triad of tourist t-shirts, ref magnets and key chains. The designs are usually similar in every store but there are a few notable boutiques selling more unique and creative designs.

Besides cashew nuts and cheap seafood, be sure to bring home a few Tagbanua-inspired wood carvings native to the island.

Seafood at Coron Public Market

CORON PUBLIC MARKET 
Address: Barangay Poblacion, Coron, Palawan
GPS Coordinates: 11°59'44.6"N 120°12'07.7"E
Coron Souvenir Masks

CORON SOUVENIR AND GIFT SHOP
Address: Brgy. Polacion 5, Coron, Palawan
Contact Number: (0920) 203-0302 | (0918) 562-6314
GPS Coordinates: 12°00'05.0"N 120°12'01.2"E
Coron Makulit T-Shirts

MAKULIT T–SHIRTS & ACCESSORIES 
Address: Coron-Busuanga Road, Coron, Palawan
Contact Number:  (0947) 707-0435
GPS Coordinates: 11°59'55.3"N 120°12'09.7"E
Coron Cashew Nuts

GINA’S CASHEW NUTS 
Address: Coron-Busuanga Road, Brgy. Tagumpay, Coron, Palawan
Contact Number:  (0993) 313-4819
GPS Coordinates: 11°59'33.4"N 120°12'41.5"E


► CORON TOURIST SPOTS MAP

Coron Tourist Spots Map

 

► CORON SAMPLE ITINERARY

I stayed for five days the first time I visited Coron and found it to be the perfect duration for a first time visitor. Four days can cut it, but you’ll have to leave out visiting the Calauit Safari Park or the Culion Island tour. For those with a very tight schedule, the usual three-day weekend tour of Coron can also be possible, but you definitely have to come back again as you really can’t explore most of what Coron has to offer with such a limited time.

The last day can usually be adjusted to fit in one more half-day tour, depending on the time of your flight (the latest one is at 5:05pm via Philippine Airlines, as of this writing), you just have to leave really early and make sure your guide understands what time you need to be back at the airport. The risk, is of course, all yours. :D

       
DAY 1
Late Morning Arrival from Manila
Check in at Hotel
Lunch
Walk around Town
Buy Souvenirs
Zipline at Lualhati Park
Climb Mount Tapyas until Sunset
Early Dinner
Visit Maquinit Hot Springs 

DAY 2
Breakfast
Buy lunch at Market (to be cooked by boatman)
Coron Island Loop Tour
  - Siete Pecados 
  - Skeleton Wreck 
  - Banol Beach (Lunch) 
  - Kayangan Lake / Barracuda Lake 
  - Twin Lagoon 
Back to Coron Town
Dinner

DAY 3
Breakfast
Visit Culion Island
  - Culion Church 
  - Culion Museum and Archives 
  * Get Back to Coron Town and Depart to Airport END OF CORON 3-DAY ITINERARY
  - Lunch at Culion 
Visit Coral Garden
Visit CYC Beach
Back to Coron Town
Dinner 

DAY 4
Breakfast
Buy lunch at Market (to be cooked by boatman)
Malcapuya Island Loop Tour
  - Malcapuya Island (Lunch) 
  - Banana Island 
  - Bulog Dos Island
Back to Coron Town
Dinner 

DAY 5
Very Early Breakfast
Early Check Out
Calauit Safari Park Tour
Early Lunch
* Depart to Airport  ALTERNATE LAST DAY FOR 3-DAY OR 4-DAY CORON ITINERARY


► CORON TRAVEL BUDGET

Touring around the town of Coron is fairly inexpensive as most of the tourist spots within town are walking distance of each other. Food is also fairly cheap, with lots of choices from carinderia eateries to restaurants. The cost for your Coron tour, however, starts to pile up once you avail of island tours (especially the Calauit Safari). It gets really expensive if you rent a boat all by yourself, but if you’re willing to share a boat with other travelers, the fees become relatively affordable.

The Coron budget guide I outlined below follows the itinerary I shared above. Feel free to customize it by choosing only the island hopping tours you want to suit your own travel budget.

TRANSPORTAION: PHP 730.00 Solo | PHP 580.00 Couple (PHP 1,160.00 each)

Day One
  PHP 150.00 - Van from Busuanga Airport to Coron Town
  PHP 350.00 - Roundtrip Tricycle to Maquinit Hot Springs
Day Two
  PHP 10.00 - Tricycle from Hotel to Port
  PHP 10.00 - Tricycle from Port to Hotel
Day Three
  PHP 10.00 - Tricycle from Hotel to Port
  PHP 10.00 - Tricycle from Port to Hotel
Day Four
  PHP 10.00 - Tricycle from Hotel to Port
  PHP 10.00 - Tricycle from Port to Hotel
Day Five
  PHP 10.00 - Tricycle from Hotel to Port
  PHP 10.00 - Tricycle from Port to Hotel
  PHP 150.00 - Van from Coron Town to Busuanga Airport

TOUR: PHP 18,700.00 Solo | PHP 20,000 Couple (PHP 10,000.00 each)

Coron Island Loop Tour: PHP 2,700.00 Solo | PHP 3,400.00 Couple (PHP 1,700.00 each)

  Boat Tour Fee: PHP 2,000.00
  Banol Beach Entrance Fee: PHP 100.00
  Barracuda Lake Entrance Fee: PHP 100.00
  Kayangan Lake Entrance Fee: PHP 200.00
  Siete Pecados Entrance Fee: PHP 100.00
  Skeleton Wreck Entrance Fee: PHP 100.00
  Twin Lagoon Entrance Fee: PHP 100.00

Culion Island Tour: PHP 3,600.00 Solo | PHP 3,700.00 Couple (PHP 1,850.00 each)

  Boat Tour Fee: PHP 3,500.00
  Culion Museum Entrance Fee: PHP 100.00

Malcapuya Island Loop Tour: PHP 4,000.00 Solo | PHP 4,500.00 Couple (PHP 2,250.00 each)

  Boat Tour Fee: PHP 3,500.00
  Banana Island Entrance Fee: PHP 200.00
  Bulod Dos Island Entrance Fee: PHP 100.00
  Malcapuya Island Entrance Fee: PHP 200.00


Calauit Safari Tour: PHP 8,200.00 Solo | PHP 8,400.00 Couple (PHP 4,200.00 each)

  Boat Tour Fee: PHP 8,000.00
  Calauit Park Entrace Fee: PHP 200.00

ACCOMMODATION: PHP 2,000.00 Solo | PHP 2,000.00 Couple (PHP 1,000.00 each)
  PHP500.00 - Cheapest accommodation in Coron
             x 4 - Nights

FOOD: PHP 1,300.00 Solo | PHP 2,600.00 Couple (PHP 1,300.00 each)
  PHP100.00 - Average cost of a meal per person on a carinderia
           x 13 - 4 breakfast, 5 lunch, 4 dinner

5 days 4 nights budget total for a solo traveler: PHP 22,730.00 
5 days 4 nights budget total for two persons traveling together: PHP 25,180.00 (PHP12,590.00 each)



Coron Travel Guide Itinerary Budget

CORON TRAVEL GUIDE AND ITINERARY
UPDATED AS OF NOVEMBER 24, 2016

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Thursday, November 24, 2016

63 comments:

  1. Ang galing ng PP ng first photo, jaw dropping Ü

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    1. Thanks Kath, medyo konting PP lang yan, sakto ang ilaw pagdating namin sa Twin Lagoon eh :)

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  2. grabe very comprehensive! ang galing mo talaga sir. idol!

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  3. Ang gandaaaa ng post na to! Thank you sir!

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    1. Thanks Patrick, I hope my Coron guide proves helpful :)

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  4. Grabe ang galing ng travel guide na to Christian! Will definitely use this when I go to Coron in December. Super thanks! ^__^

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    1. No problem Milet, you definitely won't get disappointed with Coron :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing this itinerary. Very helpful for my a future trip!

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    1. No problem Ian, always glad to help out. Enjoy Coron!

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  6. Hello! Meron po ba na budget hotels/accommodation na may beach na po? Tnx

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    1. Hi RRAR, yes there are accommodations on beach areas, although they are on the islands and not in town. And they're a bit on the expensive side. :)

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  7. Hi Christian! I know its been almost a year since this post but i just wanted to ask how long it took you to travel from Coron Town to the Malcapuya island loop tour?

    This has been the most detailed itinerary i've found online so far!

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    1. Hi, from the town of Coron, it takes about an hour and a half to travel to the Malcapuya tour. Hope this helps :)

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  8. Hi Christian ..i just wanted to know ..how much will be the budget for your 5 days itinerary? thank you!!

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    1. Hi, there are actually so many variables to consider, like how many are you in the group, where you're staying, where you plan to eat, etc. But you can actually guess the total cost of your trip by reading the linked articles I posted along with the rates for the hotels you plan to stay in. :)

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  9. Hello Christian, is your boatman still in business?

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    1. Yes, Avel is still touring people around Coron island :)

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  11. Galing ng pagkakagawa ng blog. Kudos to the author :)

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    1. Salamat Itsicy! Have you visited Coron's tourist spots yet? :)

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  12. This is very informative. Really useful. Next time you visit Coron, you might want to check our place as well: One Averee Bay Hotel. It's just right in the middle of town :)

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    1. Hi, will try and contact you if ever I go back to Coron :)

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  13. You have beautiful photos! I love Coron! The beaches, the lakes, the very hospitable locals especially the very helpful boatmen. I make sure to go back to Coron at least once a year. I always book with Ultimate Coron Experience 0918-465-9010 for the boat rental because of their excellent service and kind staff. Highly recommended!

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  14. very reliable blog. Kudos!

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    1. Thank you! Hope you found it useful in planning your Coron trip :)

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    1. Hi Kristine, I don't usually put in a budget as every traveler has his or her own way of spending their money. Everything would depend on where you're gonna stay, where you're gonna eat, how many times, what kind of meals and where you would plan to go. You can actually compute your Coron budget yourself using the guide as the hotels, the tours and the restaurants (if you click the link) have prices on them. :)

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  16. Wow, this blog is very helpful. I'm happy I found this blog.

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  17. Travelling in Palawan is a very nice experience. So if you want to visit and have a vacation, you can go to our website: http://his.com.ph/en/en-index.html to see our affordable package tour price! Also, fill-up our inquiry form for us to easily assist you! Thank You!

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  18. How can we contact Avel? :)

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    1. Here's his number: (0939) 815-0044 | (0932) 363-7207 :)

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  19. Hi Christian, would you know kung ilan and capacity ng bangka ni Avel? We are a group of 7. Thanks.

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    1. Hi Anna, they have a boat for a Coron island hopping tour that can accommodate 10 persons :)

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  20. Hi Christian, about Linapacan, meron bang public boat ferrying the place. Tsaka ano ang best month to go there na less waves.

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    1. Hi Edwin, I'm not sure about a public ferry to Linapacan, but there are tours going there from Coron (check the table I posted above) :)

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  21. Thanks Christian, would you know how much he charges to rent his boat? Does he goes with the standard rates?

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    1. Hi Anna, yes, standard Coron boat rates :)

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  22. Hi Christian,
    Thanks for this post.
    It's my first time to be the one making an itinerary. So I need all the help I can get.
    With the Coron Island tour, do I just contact the cell phone numbers of the boatmen? So I'll pay them through them right or do I have to go to an office first or something? How do I meet with them too? Do the tricycles reach their meeting area?

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    1. Hi, yes you pay them directly. I have not dealt with the Coron boat tours association yet, but Avel is reliable enough for me.

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  23. Hi Mr. Christian, thank you for this very informative blog. I would like to ask a few questions and contact you personally..although posting it here will also help others, especially for a first-timer like me. I am DIY-ing our tour next week. Yes, i know, i'm sorry it landed in a holiday (it was supposedly a multi-day hike at the mountains in Palawan but I became pregnant so here I am). You think it's feasible to have PPS-EL NIDO-CORON or vice versa for 9days? I have read some other blogs but (not to pat yourself on the back) yours is the most informative so please please please help me, sir Christian. They dint mention Atienza Lines but this one ferry that charges different rates for Fil.citizen and foreigners 1500 & 1800'repectively to and fro EL NIDO-CORON/ CORON-EL NIDO? Thank you!

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    1. I think it is feasible, but would be totally hectic. My advice, do the PPS-El Nido tour for nine days and plan the Coron trip separately. That way, you get to enjoy the place more. As for the foreigner rates for Atienza Lines, I believe they do charge the same rate for both locals and foreigners. :)

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  24. One of the best itinerary posts Ive ever seen. Comprehensive and organized. Thank. You.

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    1. Thank you, hope you have a grand time in Coron :)

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  25. hi po I would like to ask kung magkano yung naging expenses nyo for this tour?

    Thank u so much

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    1. Hi, will post a budget update for Coron soon :)

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  26. Kumpleto at informative! Salamat and pls update if possible

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  27. Wow very informative blog. Just want to ask ur suggestion if san pde pmnta while waiting for my friend? He will arrive at 1:00am in airport but im already at the airport by 7:30am. upon his arrival dun plng kc kmi mgcheck in s Busuanga Seadive Resort. Thank you.

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    1. i mean 1:00pm

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    2. I advise that you go straight to Coron town after arriving at the airport. Wala kasi makikita near the airport. Once at the town, you can climb Mt. Tapyas. Leave your things at the hotel muna. :)

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    3. slamat s reply... gusto nia kc umakyat kmi sabay dun s hapon pra s sunset.. heheeh.. hndi pko pde mgcheck in ng maaga s hotel pra mgpahinga nlng sana mna ko.. heheh

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  28. Hello = Do you know if there are lepers on Culion?

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  29. Hi. Where can we book our coron tour at the cheapest price?

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    1. Hi, you may check the boat operator / tour guide I posted above

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  30. May I know po kung anong name ng President ng Calamian Tourist Boat Association (complete address)? And his/her exact position in the association.Thanks.

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    1. Hi, sorry I don't have the name of the Calamian Tourist Boat Association president

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  31. Sir christian, saan makakapag book ng tour? calauit at coron island tour? mag diy lang kasi ako ng tour christmas gift ko sa kanya, pero january pa ang travel date.

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    1. Sir christian, saan makakapag book ng tour? calauit at coron island tour? mag diy lang kasi ako ng tour christmas gift ko sa gf, pero january pa ang travel date.

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    2. Hi, you may book the tours either via your hotel or the tour guide and boatman I recommended above. :)

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  32. Very helpful for budget travelers! THANKS Christian!

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