"Prepare plenty of 100 bill for Excessive Fees" Top 5 Page for this destination Coron Island Things to Do Tip by elhombre30

Coron Island Things to Do: 42 reviews and 130 photos

  Island Hopping in Coron Palawan
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  • Island Hopping in Coron Palawan - Coron Island
      Island Hopping in Coron Palawan
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  • Island Hopping in Coron Palawan - Coron Island
      Island Hopping in Coron Palawan
    by elhombre30
  • Island Hopping in Coron Palawan - Coron Island
      Island Hopping in Coron Palawan
    by elhombre30
 

I hope this segment will serve as "alarm call" to the local government of Coron. To those who plans to visit Coron and do Island Hopping, make sure you are aware that you have to pay EXCESSIVE Entrance fees in each of the site destinations ranges from 100 to 200 pesos per stop. Meaning, if your itinerary includes 6 or 7 destinations in a day then prepare about 900.00 pesos per head. That's too much for an entrance fee in just approximately 1 hour stay. I felt that locals are taking advantage of us travelers.

"Bangka", local term for small motor boat has a fixed price of 900 for a maximum of 6 people. However, each person will have to spend 1,500 to complete the 6 or 7 destinations in a day. VERY DISGUSTING! (If a family of 6 members, total expenses would be around 5,400 for just one day)

I asked one of the locals on how they did the policy for these entrance fees and accordingly, the collected fees serves as salaries of the island keepers. One boatman interrupted and says that these Islands are owned by private sectors/families which they charge their own fees. I' am not against charging entrance fees but hopefully the local government will issue a Mandatory and aligned policy to lessen the said fees because it literally too much. Approximately, there were about 100 person in each of the destinations which means each island earns 10,000 pesos a day.
Here are the updated entrance fees as of April 2011.
Siete Pecados - 100.00 per head
Banol Beach - 100.00 per head
Barracuda Lake - 100.00 per head
Twin Lagoon - 100.00 per head
Skeleton Ship Wreck - 100.00 per head
Kayangan Lake - 200.00 per head

Address: Coron Palawan Island Tour
Directions: Siete Pecados
Banol Beach
Barracuda Lake
Twin Lagoon
Skeleton Ship Wreck
Kayangan Lake

Website: http://www.coron.com.ph

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  • Written Oct 4, 2011
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