Coron is located on the island of Busuanga, in the province of Palawan. Surrounded by beautiful islands with tall limestone cliffs, the small waterfront town of Coron is a quick 30 min ride from the airport, which in turn is only 55min by air from Manila, making this a very easy-to-reach destination.
Coron is considered the wreck diving capital of the Philippines. The surrounding bays hide a fleet of WWII wrecks sunk by the US Navy in 1944. The nearby islands also contain beautiful inland lakes, including Barracuda Lake, a very unique dive site with several strong thermoclines and helioclines which create multiple “second surfaces” underwater.
HOW TO GET THERE
Return (MNL to Guam): Getting back to Manila in time to catch an early flight to Guam isn’t possible, so use your last day to relax or do some sight-seeing. Taking a later-afternoon flight on PAL or Cebu Pacific will also minimize your stopover time in the Manila Airport.
MNL to GUM: Flights depart in the evening, around 10pm, and arrive in Guam around 4am the following day. Flight PR 0110 on Philippine Airlines.
Mt Tapyas – Climb the 700 steps to the top of Mt Tapyas for an incredible view of the bay and surrounding islands. Time your hike right to catch a sunset that won’t disappoint. The steps to Mt Tapyas begin right at the back of the town, walking distance from most hotels.
Maquinit Hot Springs – Only 20 min outside of Coron, a great place to relax in the evening and catch a sunset. Water temps range from about 100-104° F (38-40 C).
When To Go – April and May tend to have the best weather and most visitor traffic. Dry season extends from December – May, with wet season from June – November.
Permits & Fees
- Currency – Philippine Pesos (PHP)
- Language – Filipino, English
- Outlets/voltage – Type A/B (US Standard) & C, 220V