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.

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, 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.

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.

When is the best time to visit Coron?

The climate all year round in Coron is generally hot. Months October to June have good weather perfect for traveling and water activities. March-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.

How long do Coron tours usually last?

Coron 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.

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.

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.

How far is Coron Town Proper from Busuanga Airport?

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

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. 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 3–5 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 accommodation.

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.

Is there a mobile data signal or Wi-Fi in Coron?

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

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 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.

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 the tour package.