Dazzling turquoise waters ebb and flow against brilliant white sands. A quiet fishing town on Busuanga Island in the warm Western Pacific islands of the Philippines, Coron’s black limestone cliffs give way to coral sand beaches and harbor some of the best diving, snorkeling, and unspoiled land in Asia.

This small town is mostly inhabited by the semi-nomadic Tagbanua; however, the beautiful nearby islands and sunken coral covered fleet of Japanese war vessels draw seasoned travelers year round. Motorcycle, scooter, or mountain bike to really get to know Coron and its people. Hike through jungle and up the 700 steps of Mount Tapyas for a panoramic view of the harbor spread out before you. Kayak Coron’s virgin coastline, along the twisting mangrove forests of Kingfisher Park, searching for hidden coves and local fauna. Explore the Market Pier to try specialties like fresh roasted kasoy (cashew) nuts and exotic fruit, or stop into a local watering hole for a cold San Miguel and some Palawan-style BBQ.

There’s a world of beauty and adventure right off the coast of Coron, including an island of the same name. An authentic bangka boat is the best way to explore the surrounding islands. Head to Coron Island to swim its azure inland lakes, take a photo on the towering rocks at Twin Lagoon, and relax on a bamboo raft. Banol, Malcapuya, and CYC Island all offer spectacular beach lounging, powdery sand, tropical flowers, and tamarind trees. Throw on your scuba gear or take a freediving lesson, and head to Tangat Island for the unique experience of wreck diving the site of a major World War II battle between the U.S. and Japan. At Siete Pecados, snorkel amongst soft and hard coral, and spy several species of fish, sea serpents—even sea turtles. A true hidden gem, Coron is the island getaway you never knew existed.

Maquinit Hot Springs

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Maquinit Hot Springs

Maquinit Hot Springs

Large saltwater springs heated by volcanic geothermal energy. Take this rare opportunity to sit back, relax, and soak your travel weary muscles in a beautiful jungle setting. There are several pools, with the smaller, hotter pools cascading into a large pool before overflowing into the ocean below.

Smith Island

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Smith Island

Smith Island

A small island inhabited and owned by a local Tagbuana Family. For a small fee, escape the crowd and steal a few hours on your own remote piece of paradise. Enjoy powdery fine white sand, fantastic snorkeling, and a nipa hut for picnicking.

Calauit Safari Park

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Calauit Safari Park

Calauit Safari Park

A game reserve and wildlife sanctuary on Calauit Island that hosts an impressive population of African wildlife coexisting with local flora and fauna. Part of a relocation project to save these animals from drought in Kenya, you can see a variety of wild African game, including giraffes, zebra, and antelope, alongside Calamian deer, wild pigs, Palawan peacocks, and more.

Coron, Palawan, Philippines At a glance

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Local Details:
GPS: 11°55'41.98"N 120°14'23.04"E
Size: 689.10 KM2 (266.06 MI2)
Population: 42,941
Density: 62 Pop/KM2 (24 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +63 (local dialing 048)

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