Calauit Island

Location Map of Coron, Palawan

Coron is a quiet and beautiful town built along a rocky seashore between the mangrove forest. It is located on Busuanga Island, the largest island of the Calamianes. The Calamian Group of Islands is the most northern part of Palawan Province.

The main activity in the area appears to be: Nothing in particular, accept waiting for the bananas and coconuts to become ripe and fall down. - It is quite a different lifestyle compared to the famous "American way of life" and its really charming. The actual economic life of the Calamian Group of Islands is fishing and transportation of the fish to Manila.

Palawan itself is the Philippines western-most province and home to most of the remaining virgin forests left in the country. It is also home to several species of wildlife found nowhere else, such as the tiny Calamian Deer, the Palawan Anteater and Palawan Bearcats. Palawan is called "The Philippines Last Frontier". Of the 7,107 islands comprising the Republic of the Philippines more than 2,500 are in Palawan Province. Coron is halfway between Manila and Palawan`s capitol, Puerto Princesa.

The identical names of some of the towns and islands can certainly give the newcomer a headache. For example, there's the island of Busuanga with the towns Old Busuanga, New Busuanga and Coron. South of the town of Coron you can see the island of Coron in the east part of Coron Bay. To the west of the island of Coron the island Culion is home to the town of Culion. Clear as mud, isn't it?

(source: Philippines Travel Guide, by Jens Peters)

The Republic of the PhilippinesThe Calamian Group of IslandsCoron Town on Busuanga Island