"Enchanting Coron Island" Top 5 Page for this destination Coron Island by arni_ph075

Coron Island Travel Guide: 102 reviews and 456 photos


Coron Island is postcard perfect, one of the most scenic location in the country. Stunning vertical limestone cliffs dropping directly into the ocean in beautiful lagoons.

A steep wedge shaped limestone island, 30 minutes boat ride from Coron town. The island belongs to the municipality of Coron, and is one of the three main island of Calamianes Group in Northern Palawan. Approximately 200 kilometers from Manila and 200 kilometers as well from Puerto Princesa capital of Palawan.

Coron Island is a protected area declared as a tourist zone and marine reserve by the Philippine government. It is recognized as an ancestral domain of the Tagbanua's. Tagbanua's are the main settlers on the island , one of the indigenous people of Palawan. Tagbanua's or "people from the inland area".

The island is well known for its seven enchanting lakes, lakes are considered sacred cultural sites of the Tagbanua's. The location of the 5 lakes are not known to all and non Tagbanua's cannot enter.

The Tagbanua's open the two lakes to the public, Kayangan Lake multi awarded as the cleanest lake in the Philippines, and Barracuda Lake, open for divers and snorklers only.

The island also have narrow pristine white beaches, twin lagoons and endemic flora and fauna. There are endemic birds as well and local Tagbanua's collect its bird's nest on the limestone's, the fluid used on yummy Chinese Bird's Nest Soup.


Best season to visit: Dry season December to May

Going there :
By Air
1. Seair (www.flyseair)
Two daily flights to Busuanga, one hour travel time and the plane is 19 seater.
2. Asian Spirit
One daily flight to Busuanga, one hour travel time and the plane is 19seater.

By Sea
1. WG&A Superferry (www.wgasuperferry.com)
The "Superferry One" departs Manila every Friday at 9PM and arrives at Coron 7AM. On its return journey it departs Coron at 8PM Sunday and arrives at Manila 6AM Monday.

  • Last visit to Coron Island: Feb 2005
  • Intro Updated May 19, 2005
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  • planxty's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    Hello Arni, this is an excellent page. I really want to visit your country soon, it looks amazing. fergy.

  • Jan 14, 2009 at 11:00 PM

    OMG.. its very pretty! my bf and i will be in CORON early April. I think the Cottage is really cute and pretty!

  • Sep 25, 2008 at 3:30 AM

    It's not 2,000 feet but about 200 meters high. That's about 600 feet.

  • asiantraveler's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2008 at 6:55 PM

    ahhhh...lets keep it secret pls

  • edwinic's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2007 at 10:54 AM

    alam mo i was in coron last may 2007 and looking at the picture you posted made me wish to be there once again. amazing place - its like a live postcards

  • zoe_girl18's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2007 at 10:13 PM

    thanks for sharing Arni! :) i'm crossing my fingers that i'll be able to go on may ;)

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2007 at 8:58 PM

    Very good tips and beautiful photos of coron island! Hope to be able to visit this island one day :)

  • high_d's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2006 at 9:16 PM

    I love your Coron pics, just look at that water...miss ko na naman ang beach...how's your weekend been?

  • sirenna's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2006 at 8:04 AM

    Great tips Arni - I'm hoping to go there in a couple of weeks. :)

  • David92382's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2005 at 8:30 PM

    thanks for the reference to the Coron Islands. I will look into passing through there on my island hopping adventure coming up in late January. Cheers. David

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