Hailed as “The World’s Most Beautiful Island”, Coron, Palawan is undeniably awesome. I think beautiful is an understatement to describe it. This August, I crossed this place off of my list as I conquer Coron on a 5-day journey. What was supposed to be a 4-day trip ended with a flight cancellation, a day extension and an experience of a lifetime. Heavy rainfall, zero visibility, cold weather, it was all unexpected. Still, I’m glad that I got to see Coron from two different perspectives. This is #BudgetTrip featuring #BTCoron: A Budget Travel Guide and a look at Coron’s best and worst moments.
HOW TO GET HERE
WHERE TO GO
MAQUINIT HOT SPRINGS
There are many interesting points in Coron and a day of island hopping is not sufficient since it’ll make you want for more. For our visit, our tour was provided by Expeditions Ecotours. They have many tours that are very cheap and they’re really popular for backpackers. Usual tour costs less that Php 1000 per day and that includes already multiple destinations and lunch. For our trip, our destination includes the following:
P.S. The weather was bad that day. Just take a look at the grayish clouds so taking photos was tougher.
WHERE TO STAY
If you’re not picky and really want to save money, you can check out backpacker inns around the town. Popular inns include Busuanga Seadive Resort, RB Transient House and Lagrosa Backpackers. Rates usually go from Php 300-500. You may check out the full rates here.
WHERE TO EAT
TIPS & NOTES
This is just a rough itinerary of the places we visited. It’s best to visit Coron for around a week to explore the island. Coron is a small town so you can do all the town tour and climb Mt. Tapyas in one day. An island hopping tour is good for one day already though it’s best to go on a 2-3 day tour to visit all. If you want to visit Calauit, Safari Park, allot one more day and another day or two if you plan on visiting Culion island.
Since everything was planned for us, here’s just a rough guide on how much you’ll spend on the island (excluding air fare).
Enjoy the most beautiful island in the world!