Visiting Coron, Philippines
Coron is located southwest of Manila, and is one of the most popular island destinations in the Philippines. It offers numerous natural attractions that are found nowhere else in the world and almost too beautiful to comprehend. Coron is a limestone island, much of which is covered by mangrove forest. It is home to seven sparkling lakes, one of which is Kayangan Lake, acclaimed for being the cleanest lake in the Philippines.
Since we installed our home water filter system we don't have to spend money buying expensive bottled water so we can use the savings to do some travling. Coron is one of our planned destinations.
The many islands and lagoons surrounding Coron display magnificent limestone formations, as a result of thousands of years of erosion. For those looking for the ultimate tropical island destination, you’ll never run out of options as Coron is dotted with pristine white sand beaches, emerald lagoons, and turquoise waters teeming with rich marine life. It’s easy to have island-hopping tours arranged for full days out on sea visiting the many different islands. Notable destinations often included in island-hopping tours are Banul Island, Banana Island, and Malcapuya, all white-sand islands with turquoise seas. It is also noted for diving, as it is also home to some of the most exciting marine life on this side of the planet.
Coron is also one of the most famous wreck diving spots, as you’ll find Japanese wrecks that date back to World War II. One doesn’t need to be a licensed diver to view the wrecks underwater as some wrecks are shallow enough and located in areas with good visibility especially during early afternoons and noon when the sunlight is strong. For professional divers, there are numerous wreck diving sites as well as reefs to choose from. Back on land, Coron’s town is quiet and idyllic, perfect for relaxing after a day out on sea. There are many bay front restaurants and bars to relax and unwind with a filling dish, coffee, or a game of pool. The adventurous can also take part of the Mount Tapyas hike, 700 steps up which rewards its visitors with a stunning panoramic view of Coron Bay. While nightlife is virtually unheard of in the sleepy town, Coron is perfect for those who wish to really get away from it all.
Coron is easily accessible by plane; there are direct flights from Manila to Busuanga (the island where Coron is situated) which take less than an hour. The town is about 30 minutes away from the airport but there are numerous vans which can take you for an affordable price.