"Corregidor - Island of Bravery and Honour" Top 5 Page for this destination Corregidor Island by victorwkf

Corregidor Island Travel Guide: 308 reviews and 1,098 photos

First of all, I would like to thank Jing (VT member yellowbell) for her advice which was of great help to my trip to Corregidor Island in November 2007.

Corregidor Island is a small tadpoled-shape island (also known as "the rock") located on the mouth of Manila Bay and the South China Sea, south of Bataan Peninsula and north of Cavite province. Although small in size, Corregidor Island is a strategic Island which plays an important part in the military defense of Manila, especially during World War 2.

This island is a strong symbol of the courage and heroism of Filipino and American soldiers who held their ground against a strong Japanese force during World War 2, before finally surrendering after months of bitter fighting. Subsequently, during the retake of Corregidor Island by the Allies during World War 2, the Japanese defended it stubbornly before finally committing mass suicide inside the famous Malinta Tunnel on the island.

Now, Corregidor Island is open to public visit and it can be done via a relaxing day tour or even a short 1-2 days stay on the island. Let me share with you some information and photographs of my trip, which hopefully will be useful to you.

This photograph shows the remains of the famous Mile Long Barracks at Corregidor Island, which was the longest military barracks in the world. There are many historical attractions on the island, which you can experience during the day tour.

The main transportation of your trip around Corregidor Island will be via the colourful Tramvia (see photo and tip). The tramvia is a fun and relaxing way of transport, where you can sit comfortably in open-air transportation and be carried to one attractions to another. Very nice and relaxing, I enjoyed it.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Relaxing day trip from Manila, full of history, beautiful scenery
  • Cons:The day trip programme is rather packed, with little time to explore further
  • In a nutshell:A very good day trip from the busy city atmosphere of Manila
  • Last visit to Corregidor Island: Nov 2007
  • Intro Updated Jan 19, 2008
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  • mastercooks's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    wow great details on the gun enplacement, I grew up and taken history in school regarding this place but upto now have not visited the place when I go back in Manila definitely this will be included in my itenerary.

  • yellowbell's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Hi Victor, glad you liked historical Corregidor. You even acknowledged me here :-) Happy travels.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2008 at 7:16 PM

    Gret page Victor!

  • mikoykoy's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2008 at 10:37 PM

    Wow. This was an extensive travel tip for Corregidor. I have not been to this island although I am from the Philippines. I will assure you that this is included in my next travel itinerary. regards

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2008 at 2:10 AM

    Great details of Corregidor. Enjoyed this virtual tour of this WW2 Historical site. Thanks for sharing. SL :)

  • sayedaburas's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2008 at 6:12 PM

    Lovely pics (~_~)

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