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…
Make sure you make the most of your time with our list of amazing things to do in Coron Palawan
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…
Things To Do In Coron Palawan
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.
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) beaches 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.
West of Coron Island is Busuanga 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 makes 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.
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During our last trip to Coron, we were able to visit Banana Island as part of an island hopping tour. Banana Island is part of a group of three islands south of Busuanga that made up our island-hopping tour from the town of Coron. It has more facilities for overnight stay. It also has huts and tables where we had our lunch for the day.
For those of you who have been to Bulog Dos Island, the water in front of the northern beach on Banana Island is just as clear but deeper than that of Bulog Dos. There’s a coral reef lying just off this beach for those who love to snorkel or dive. There’s also a treehouse, hammocks, and a store. You can go swimming and snorkel in the blue waters or just lie on the beach to have your perfect tan. You can also use the hammocks to relax or to have a quick nap.
Coron Town Tour
Coron has been dropping jaws for years and it is no surprise why. A great place to start is not always by exploring the beautiful island of Coron, first, explore the small town of Coron. Coron town tour, run by K-Tours, is a half-day tour that gives you an option to explore and learn about Coron town, its major landmarks, people, dialect, and its culture. This tour is the most convenient, easiest way, and most affordable way of experiencing Coron Town. They have a complimentary free pick-up service from your hotel located in Coron Town Center to the drop-off area. We are not affiliated with K-Tours in any way…
Our first stopover took us to the Coron Souvenir and Gift Shop where you can find many cheap souvenir items. Lualhati Park is Coron’s very own bay walk with the inspiring beauty of the scenic Coron coastline was the next stop. Other stops were St Agustine Parish Church and Mount Tapyas.
To be honest, we were disappointed with CYC Beach Coron. After all the good reviews we had read. Read our full CYC Beach Coron Palawan review and know what to expect before going. The beach sand of CYC Beach Coron is off-white – not as white as other beaches in Coron, but still soft and appealing. For all those divers out there, the waters surrounding the island are crystal clear and full of marine life. For those wondering, CYC Beach stands for “Coron Youth Club” Beach. Another interesting fact about CYC Beach is it’s the only beach where you are not charged an entrance fee (or so we were told, we have not been to every island in Coron to validate this claim). I will admit, CYC beach does have a nice view, decorated by rock formations, mangrove trees, and creamy-white sand making it ideal for stretching out under the sun and getting a tan.