If Coron isn’t already in your travel plans, then you better look again! Coron is a smaller, quieter, pristine version of El Nido. Just like its neighbor, Coron has natural wonders that defy logic and make you question reality. Swim through underwater mountains, visit hidden lagoons, snorkel over otherworldly reefs, lounge on baby powder sand beaches – the adventures never stop. The truth is Coron is a much more diverse and action packed area for adventure travel.
What used to be a sleepy fishing town is now slowly waking up to welcome tourists to explore. This means that adventures on Coron are less crowded, less expensive, and less spoiled than almost every other island area you may have visited in South East Asia.
WHERE IS CORON?
Technically there are two Coron Philippines, one is actually the name of the largest town on Busuanga island and the other Coron is a smaller island just to the south of Coron Town. Coron makes up the eastern half of Busuanga Island. Coron Town used to be a small fishing village with a population is just over 40,000 but now is becoming more and more of a popular tourist destination. Coron is often listed as one of the top tourist places in the Philippines.
TRAVELING TO CORON
Coron Airport Code: XCN
The quickest way to get on the island is to fly, Cebu Pacific and Philippines Airlines run flights several times each day from Manila. When you arrive by plane all of the local van drivers know the flight schedules and they will be waiting at the airport to take you to Coron Town.
There is a ferry that runs from Manila and Puerto Princesa to Coron. The ferry from Manila to Coron is 15 hours and runs twice a week, the journey from Puerto Princesa to Coron also takes 15 hours. The same boat company then runs from Coron back to Manila or Puerta Princesa which is the getaway to El Nido, there are tons of things to do in El Nido we highly recommend adding El Nido to your Philippines travel plans.
Green Gecko Hostel has all the necessities for a comfortable stay. There are two dorms and several bamboo huts at the beach. All of them have fans and mosquito nets. We have free WIFI and a bar full of cold drinks.
The prices start from 300 Php per person.