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Coron is a nice quiet retreat on Busuanga Island, just north of Palawan. After my sister and I toured the south, we then came in from El Nido. We stayed in Coron for about 5 days before finally returning to Manila.
There are countless little places to explore, some island hopping and lakes to enjoy, as well as some marvelous Japanese WWII wrecks to dive in!
Coron on the island of Buswanga is different from El Nido on Palawan. Buswanga is relatively flat (in comparison) with larger open areas available for farming and ranching. If you fly in, you will easily see this from the plane
window. The jeepney from the airport to Coron town will be about 1 hour.
El Nido and the island of Palawan is very rugged and steep due to limestone.
The islands have a very different physical shape and contour.
Not to confuse you too much more, but Coron town is on Buswanga Island. There is also a Coron island (no permanent population), which is an island hop from Coron town. This Coron Island has similar shape of limestone cliffs as north Palawan.
- Pros:Fresh produce and fish yeild some tasty meals
- Cons:Transportation options to get here are rather limited.
- In a nutshell:A quiet retreat with some WWII wrecks for divers.
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