Coron is famous for their limestone formations and the lakes/lagoons inside those limestone formations on the sea.
What's good about Coron is, everything is accessible.
When you plan a trip to Coron, here are the things you need to know, that i hope i knew before i went there.
1. accomodation - Coron town is your jump off point. There are no "beachfront resorts." Almost everything you will go to in Coron is being protected from unwanted development, to preserve all the natural beauty of the sea. There are LOTS of inns you could stay at such as Sea Dive, etc. Off peak? no need to book. THere's Ralph's pension, darayonan inn, coron village lodge. These are all within walking distance with each other. Coron town is extremely small. :) We stayed at a place called Kubo Lodge, it's right off the port. Similar places were Patrick's guesthouse, sea dive, etc.
2. transpo - First, find a map of coron so you'd know what we mean. Since you'll only technically stay at the town, everything there is either walkable or just a trike ride away. Coron town is 40 minutes from Busuanga airport by van. that'll just be like 150 pesos.
3. places to go.
arrange your itinerary based on what you wanna do. add up the separate activities listed below
A. Coron loop - This island hopping will take you to around 7 places that include all the limestone formations, lagoons, lakes, snorkeling spots. this is 20 minutes by boat from the town to the first stop.
MUST SEE: Kayangan Lake (cleanest lake within limestone on the sea), twin lagoon (with varying thermocline, i think), siete pecados for lots of fish and corals that wouldn't need scuba diving
My favorite is Kayangan lake. NOTHING like it!! :)nothing in the philippines. maybe you could say our beaches in south east asia are similar but this enclosed by limestone on the sea is just spectacular. :)
you can arrange this coron loop on the day on the spot on the airport. as of july 2010 a boat costs 2000 off peak, 2500 peak. island entrance fees are separate. they might have it centralized pretty soon though.
allot a day for Coron loop
B. Banana Malcapuya Bulog loop - this is for the beach experience. Think sand nearly as pure and white as Boracay, minus all the sea grass etc and people. :) Seriously, you, sun, and sand. :)
boat would cost 4000 since this is 1 hour away from coron town.
You could spend an entire day or after a day, depends on how much you like the beach.
I hear that the Lusong Dive etc are amazing in Coron, didn't get to do this but all the foreigners did this when I was there. That's what they came for I think. :) I was already happy with the Coron loop and the Banana, Malcapuya islands so I'm not complaining :)
Coron has wonderful seafood. YUM. ask around for local dishes. We had our boat captain cook for us the entire time.
this adventure trip is not suitable for people scared of open seas. haha. almost the entire time you'll be at sea. fun fun fun!
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