Coron Tours and Activities

Coron Tours and Activities

Discover the shipwreck diving sites and enchanting beaches, islands, and lagoons of Coron, Palawan. Find out why Coron is a top tropical getaway destination in the Philippines with these tours.
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Frequently asked questions

What is Coron known for?

Coron is a municipality located in the northern part of Palawan Island in the Philippines. It is known for its stunning natural beauty, including crystal-clear waters, limestone cliffs, and diverse marine life. The town of Coron is a popular tourist destination, especially for its island hopping tours, which take visitors to some of the most beautiful spots in the surrounding waters, such as the Twin Lagoon, Kayangan Lake, and the Coral Garden. The area is also popular among divers, as there are numerous Coron scuba diving sites to explore. At night, you can join a Coron firefly watching tour.

What is the best way to get to Coron?

The most common way to get to Coron is by taking a flight to Busuanga via the Busuanga Airport from Manila or other major cities in the Philippines. From there, you can take a van or a ferry to the town of Coron.

Can I travel to Coron from El Nido, Puerto Princesa, and San Vicente/Port Barton?

From Puerto Princesa and Port Barton, you can take a 2Go ferry to Coron and vice versa. The travel time can take up to 16 hours. From El Nido to Coron and vice versa, you can ride a Montenegro Lines ferry trip that can take 3 to 5 hours. There’s also a short, 40-minute flight from El Nido that can take you to Busuanga Airport in Coron. Once in Coron, you can book Coron airport transfers to get to your accommodations.

What's the best way to get around Coron?

Riding a boat for Coron island-hopping tours is the best way to travel within the many islands of Coron. For land travel in Coron, tricycles can take you to and from different destinations. Motorcycles are also available for rent if you can withstand the temperatures. For added convenience, van rentals are also available. Locals usually take buses and jeepneys when going to other towns.

When is the best time to visit Coron?

The climate all year round in Coron is generally hot. October to June have good weather perfect for traveling and water activities. March to May is the warmest and peak season. You can book a flight to Coron and book Coron tour packages during those months.

How much time should I spend in Coron?

A 3-day, 4-night tour is enough to tour Coron. If you decide to stay longer, you’ll be able to do more island-hopping, wreck diving, or relax at a resort included in Palawan resorts packages. You can also extend your tour and go on a Coron to El Nido tour, or follow a complete Palawan itinerary that includes the best Puerto Princesa, El Nido, and Coron Palawan activities.

What are the most popular tourist spots in Coron?

Coron is one of the top islands to visit in Palawan when you plan to tour the Philippines. Aside from knowing where to stay in Coron or checking out where to eat in Coron, it’s important to know the top things to do in Coron so you’ll have a fulfilling Palawan itinerary.

Take a pick from Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoon, Banul Beach, Barracuda Lake, which are the best spots for a Coron ultimate tour. Coron is also known for its water sports and activities like shipwreck diving and snorkeling. There are also a lot of well-known Coron dive sites, such as Lusong Gunboat and Akitsushima. Aside from joining a reef and wreck tour in Coron, you can book Coron diving packages to get the best of the island. Coron also offers some of the best Palawan beaches, such as Malcapuya Island and Banol Beach, and you can join a Coron Palawan island-hopping tour to tour most of them in one day.

Coron also offers a breathtaking view from Mt. Tapyas, animal sightseeing at Calauit Safari Park, Coron firefly watching activity at some of the local mangrove forests, beach tours and history lessons at Culion Island, and a relaxing dip at Maquinit Hot Springs, to name a few of the underrated things to do in Palawan.

Are there any tours available for island-hopping in Coron?

Yes, island-hopping tours are very popular in Coron. You can join organized tours that typically visit multiple islands and attractions in a day. The tours usually include stops at popular spots such as Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoon, and Coral Garden. Private boat rentals are also available if you prefer a more customized itinerary.

How long do Coron tours usually last?

Coron day tours can range in length from a half-day trip to multi-day excursions. The length of the tour depends on the type of activity you choose and the itinerary of the tour.

How much do Coron tours cost?

The cost of Coron tours can vary depending on the type of tour, the duration, and the inclusions. Generally, island hopping tours start at around $35 per person, while diving tours can cost upwards of $100 per person.

Are there options for private or customized tours in Coron?

Yes, there are options for private or customized tours in Coron. If you prefer a more personalized experience, you can arrange for a private boat tour or hire a tour guide in Coron, Palawan to tailor the itinerary according to your preferences. This allows you to have more flexibility in choosing the attractions you want to visit and the Coron activities you want to engage in.

Are there any safety precautions to keep in mind while on tours in Coron?

While Coron is generally a safe destination, it's important to follow some safety precautions during tours. Listen to the instructions and guidelines provided by your tour guide or boat crew. Wear a life jacket when necessary, especially during water activities. Take note of any safety warnings or restricted areas at specific attractions. Stay hydrated, use sunscreen, and protect yourself from the sun. If participating in adventure activities, ensure you are physically capable and follow the safety guidelines provided by the activity providers.

Are there any cultural activities or local experiences to enjoy in Coron?

While Coron is primarily known for its natural attractions, there are cultural activities and local experiences you can enjoy. You can visit the local Tagbanua communities and learn about their culture and way of life. You can also explore Coron Town Proper and experience local cuisine, visit the public market, or attend local festivals if they coincide with your visit.

Can I book tours and accommodations in advance?

Yes, it is recommended to book your tours and accommodations in advance, especially during peak seasons. Coron is a popular tourist destination, and availability can be limited, particularly for highly sought-after accommodations and popular tours. Booking in advance ensures you have a better chance of securing your preferred accommodations and joining your desired tours.

How far is Coron Town Proper from Busuanga Airport?

When taking a flight to the Philippines, note that Busuanga Airport or the Francisco B. Reyes Airport is less than an hour away from Coron Town proper.

What languages do locals speak in Coron?

Filipino is the most widely used language in Coron, though many locals can also speak and understand English, especially businesses in urban centers and areas where travelers usually are. When you book a Philippine vacation package, you don’t have to worry, as most guides speak English, especially on a Coron private tour.

Can I go diving in Coron?

Yes, the area is known for its World War II shipwrecks, making it a paradise for wreck diving enthusiasts. Diving sites like the Irako Wreck, Okikawa Maru, and Barracuda Lake offer unique underwater experiences. There are several dive centers in Coron that offer diving courses and guided dives for beginners and certified divers.

What should I bring on a Coron tour?

You should bring comfortable clothing, swimwear, sunscreen, a hat, a towel, and a waterproof bag to keep your belongings safe. You may also want to bring a camera, snorkeling gear, and cash for any additional expenses.

Is there mobile data signal or WiFi in Coron?

There is sufficient internet connection in Coron, with many hotels and cafes offering WiFi access. Mobile digital signal can be spotty in the islands but is available in the town proper.

Is it safe in Coron?

The Coron town proper is small and relatively quiet. It’s safe, but as with any destination, be mindful of your belongings. Also, because of COVID-19, it is highly encouraged to practice social distancing and follow the basic protocols, and know the Philippines travel requirements before and during your trip.

What type of food is available on Coron tours?

Some Coron tours under Guide to the Philippines provide lunch and snacks during the tour. The food is usually Filipino cuisine, which includes rice, meat, vegetables, and seafood.

Are there vegetarian or vegan food options available in Coron?

Yes, there are vegetarian and vegan food options available in Coron. Many restaurants and eateries offer vegetarian dishes, and some even have dedicated vegan menus. You can find a range of plant-based options such as salads, vegetable stir-fries, fresh fruit shakes, and vegan-friendly Filipino dishes. It's always a good idea to communicate your dietary preferences to the restaurant staff for customized options.

Can I rent snorkeling or diving equipment in Coron?

Yes, you can rent snorkeling and diving equipment in Coron. Many tour operators and dive centers offer equipment rentals for snorkeling, including masks, snorkels, fins, and life jackets. If you plan to go diving, dive shops provide equipment rentals as well. However, if you have specific equipment preferences or requirements, consider bringing your own gear.

Can I bring my own equipment for diving or snorkeling on a Coron tour?

Yes, you can bring your own equipment for diving or snorkeling. However, most tours in Guide to the Philippines provide rental equipment, which is often included in Coron Palawan tour packages.

What other destinations are near Coron?

You can go on a Coron day trip to Culion. Culion is the island south of the municipality of Coron. Meanwhile, Coron’s northeastern neighbor is the province of Mindoro, while on the southeastern side, beyond the Sulu Sea, is Antique.
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