Make sure you make the most of your time with our list of amazing things to do in Coron Palawan
Most of Palawan is still untouched and not yet commercialized, making Coron a great place to visit when you want to get away without fully getting away, if you know what I mean. If Coron isn’t already on your Bucket List, then pen it in before it is too late. Every year more and more tourists visit the region, and with that said, before too long it will be just as touristy as other well-known locations. For many people, Coron is thought of as a smaller, quieter version of El Nido. Full of all the natural wonders and stunning scenery we all dream about. Here is our list of amazing things to do in Coron Palawan. Please feel free to comment or add locations we might have missed. All are welcome…
What was once a sleepy fishing village, Coron is waking up as more and more people discover the hidden wonders this part of the world has kept hidden for so long. The benefits of this are Coron is less crowded, and far cheaper for the budget conscious, as well as being not as spoiled when compared to other South East Asian destinations. Hurry, before the rest of the world catches up – So many amazing things to do in Coron but so little time…
For the full story – Kayangan Lake
Kayangan Lake is definitely one of the most visited sites in Coron. Gorgeous emerald waters surrounded by towering karst formations – it’s certainly a treat to effortlessly float around in its crystal-clear brackish waters. The crystal-clear waters of Lake Kayangan are nestled into the mountain walls; underwater is like a moonscape.
There’s a little wooden walkway and platform to stash your things if you go for a swim. Don’t expect privacy or quiet, though, as the lagoon where boats unload passengers looks like a mall parking lot at noon.
The trip itself to Kayangan by boat from the mainland was already breathtaking. The islets made of limestone of different shapes and sizes were amazing. They’re countless and they’re photogenic. Once you reach the Kayangan docking area, you’ll see houses on stilts along the boardwalk. From there, it’s a short walk before you start climbing the steep stairs. I suggest you stretch first, especially your thigh muscles and calves.
Banol Beach (Coron)
A beautiful fine white sand beach which is usually the lunch stop during many of the island hopping tours that are run. An amazing island paradise with lush green shrubs and bushes. The island is not that large, barely 50 meters long, but the azure sky reflecting off the turquoise waters make this a must-see location.
The beach is one of the most popular lunch stops in Coron and it is not hard to see why. There are many native huts with tables and chairs to make you comfortable. Nothing says island vibe more than lunch on the beach. Banol Beach is very Instagrammable so don’t forget to take plenty of pictures. There are also kayaks available if you feel like a bit of a paddle. There’s a small store here where you can buy drinks and snacks if need be but don’t always rely on it being open.
This beach is not big but it is a great place to chill out. If you are wanting to snorkel then you may be a little disappointed but still, it is well worth the visit. It is best to visit during the summer to avoid torrential rains that can occur during the typhoon season.
To see the full review – Malcapuya island
The white sandbar and the clear sea view of Malcapuya Island Coron Palawan are not only beautiful but also relaxing. This, in our opinion, is one of the best (if not the best) beach in Coron… We simply loved our time here and wished we could have stayed for longer.
All your stresses and cares will melt away as you sit back and take in this island paradise. Are you the type of person who loves the beach? Malcapuya Island Coron is sparsely populated and located off the south-western coast of Culion – offer a truly tranquil experience complete with long stretches of white sand beaches, forested knolls, and postcard-perfect waters. It is a really gorgeous island with a kilometer and a half long stretch of white sand beach.
Dive At Busuanga Island
West of Coron Island is Basuanga Island, home to an underwater attraction, divers can’t get enough of. In 1944, an aerial attack sank dozens of Japanese WW2 ships just off Busuanga Island. The final resting place of these wrecks make a perfect dive location. Plenty of dive shops in the area offer dives here allowing you to experience an adrenaline-pumping dive that is well worth the boat ride to the site.
“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” ― Marilyn Monroe