Discover the Hidden Gems of Coron, Philippines: A 2-Day Adventure

Welcome to the enchanting world of Coron, Palawan, Philippines, where jaw-dropping limestone formations, pristine white beaches, and jade-green sweet water lakes await your exploration. Join us on a 2-day journey, uncovering the best things to do, how to visit, and where to stay in this captivating destination.

Day 1 – Island Hopping Extravaganza

Things to do

Spend your first day immersed in the beauty of Coron by embarking on an island-hopping adventure. Private and shared boat tours offer a glimpse into the stunning Barracuda Lake, Twin Lagoon, Banol Beach, and the renowned Kayangan Lake.

How to Visit

Boat tours can be booked both online and in town, but be prepared for the cost—around 1600 PHP (30 USD) for shared boats and 3000 PHP (60 USD) for private ones. Entrance fees range from 200 to 400 PHP at each location. To beat the crowds, set sail early and indulge in a hearty breakfast before the journey.


  1. Kayangan Lake
    • Crystal clear emerald water accessible through a short 300-step hike.
    • Holds the title of the "Cleanest lake in the Philippines."
    • Breathtaking viewpoint overlooking boat docks.
  2. Twin Lagoon
    • A large lagoon accessed via a swim-through gap between cliffs.
    • Ideal for snorkeling away from the crowds.
  3. Banol Beach
    • Soft white sand, crystal clear water, perfect for a delightful lunch.
    • Boat staff prepares a delicious Filipino lunch, including eggplant salad, fish or chicken, fresh fruits, and rice.
  4. Barracuda Lake
    • Snorkel or dive in unreal clear emerald water.
    • Clear visibility of limestone cliffs beneath the surface.
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Evening Delight

Wrap up your day with dinner at Altrove, renowned for its mouthwatering pizzas. Arrive before 7 PM to beat the queue.

Day 2 – Exploring Coron Town

Things to do in Coron Town

Rent a motorbike and explore the surroundings of Coron Town. A dusty road leads to Cabo Beach, a small stretch of sand with huts where you can relax. The journey also includes a visit to Summer Cafe for a delicious lunch and some WiFi.

  1. Cabo Beach
    • A small stretch of sand with huts for relaxation.
    • Entrance fee: 50 PHP per person.
  2. Lunch at Summer Cafe
    • Trendy cafe with delicious options.
    • Must-try: Yogurt with fruit.
  3. Mt. Tapyas – Viewpoint of Coron
    • Hike the stair of 750 steps for panoramic views.
    • Best started at 4 PM to avoid midday heat.
  4. Maquinit Hot Springs, Coron
    • Relax in 40-degree water surrounded by a mangrove forest.
    • Stunning sunset views.
    • Entrance fee: 200 PHP (4 USD) per person.

Bonus: Boat from Coron to El Nido

Imagine gliding over crystal clear waters between Coron and El Nido on a 4-day expedition with Big Dream Boatman. Explore hidden lagoons and marine life, booking in advance for an unforgettable experience.

How to Get to Coron

Whether by air or sea, reaching Coron is an adventure in itself.

Getting to Coron by Airplane

  • 1.5-hour flight to Busuanga Airport from Manila.
  • Additional 30 minutes to town by car.
  • High season flight cost: around 90 USD per person.
  • Short 40-minute flight from El Nido to Busuanga Airport: 100 USD per person.

Getting to Coron by Boat

  • Overnight ferry from Manila (Thursdays and Sundays, 11 hours).
  • Boat from El Nido (about 4.5 hours, cost: around 30 USD per person).

Where to Stay

Coron offers a range of hotels for every budget. Stay in town for the most options, though beachfront choices are limited. Keep in mind that WiFi is limited, so consider getting a SMART SIM card for connectivity.

Coron beckons with its natural wonders and vibrant experiences. Embrace the adventure, support us through your purchases, and thank you for being part of our journey!

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