is a tropical paradise located in the Calamian Islands in the northern part of Palawan province, Philippines. It is known for its crystal-clear waters, pristine beaches, and rich marine biodiversity, making it a popular destination for snorkeling and scuba diving. The island is also surrounded by towering limestone cliffs, stunning lagoons, and hidden coves waiting to be explored.
Tours & Activities
Discover Coron's Top Attractions and Hidden Gems with Our Wide Range of Tours and Activities for All Ages and Interests
The Calamian Group of Islands, also called the Calamianes, consists of over 80 islands and islets. Some of them are still deserted and unpopulated. These islands include Calumbuyan Island, which offers the most beautiful coral reef of the Calamian Group, Malcapuya Island, Banana Island, North and South Cay, Debutonay Island, Malajon Island (also known as Black Island)
Coron Island Tour
Experience a fulfilling day on our custom-tailored island hopping tour to Coron Island. Our traditional Philippine-style boats are designed for this purpose. Snorkeling, swimming, beaches, the enchanting “Kayangan Lake” and “Barracuda Lake”, beautiful hidden lagoons and bays – sometimes populated by the native “Tagbanua”-tribe of northern Palawan.
Culion Island Tour
The island of Culion with its similar named municipality was known in history as the largest leper colony in worldwide. In 1622 the first missionaries arrived at the island to spread cristianity. Fort Culion was built in 1740 for protection against the reoccuring moro raids. The Island of Culion was declared a leper colony in 1904 by the ruling US american Governor Wright due to the increasing number of leprosy.
Walk & Hike
Explore the wild side of the island through mountain treks, river walks, and jungle hikes. We offer route guidance or an experienced guide upon request. Celebrate your first day with a glorious sunset. A 35 minutes hike to the top of Mt. Tapyas offers a breathtaking view of Coron town and all surrounding islands. Its a 600+ steps so all you need for this are good shoes and some drinking water.
Maquinit Hot Spring
Maquinit Hot Springs is a hidden treasure located in the captivating island of Coron, Palawan. Tucked away amidst the dense rainforests, this natural oasis offers a unique and rejuvenating experience for visitors. What sets Maquinit Hot Springs apart is its geothermal origin. The hot springs are naturally heated by volcanic activity beneath the earth's surface, resulting in warm and therapeutic waters. As you immerse yourself in the pools, the soothing heat will envelop you, easing your muscles and melting away any stress or tension.
Calauit Safari Park
The 3700 hectare large Calauit Island is the sanctuary of African and Palawan wildlife threatened with extinction. Calauit was decreed a game preserve and wildlife sanctuary in August 1976 by then President Ferdinand E. Marcos. It was the late President´s response to an earlier appeal made for Kenya by the International Union of Conservation of Nature to help save African animals caught in the midst of civil strife.
Coron is one of the Philippines greatest SCUBA diving locations and truly a pearl of philippine wreck diving! On 24. September 1944 some 120 US Navy bombers caught a Japanese convoy at anchor in Coron Bay, northern Palawan. Some 11 (or more yet undiscovered) World War Two Japanese wrecks, hot volcanic lakes, caves, coral reefs and walls await you. If you don´t have a SCUBA diving license but you would like to experience the beauty of Palawans underwater world? No problem: You can choose from a variety of PADI programs, like for example the “PADI Open Water Diver”. Here is a brief description of some of the diving that is available through PADI dive Centres in Coron.
Renting a motorbike in Coron is the best way to explore Busuanga Island. We can suggest two routes or show you other tracks to take. A beautiful part of the island is the Yulo King Ranch (YKR). The 40.000 hectare area is supposed to be the largest cattle ranch of South East Asia, but the number of cattle is rather low. The scenery looks a little bit like an African savanna. From Coron it is only a 45 minute drive the Yulo King Ranch. The YKR-Busuanga Airport is also located there.
Adventure & Culture
Coron offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage, making it a top destination for travelers seeking adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion. Whether you're looking to hike to the top of Mt. Tapyas, swim in the crystal-clear waters of Kayangan Lake, or visit the local markets to sample traditional Filipino cuisine, Coron has something for everyone.
Coron has a rich history dating back to the pre-colonial era, where it was originally inhabited by the Tagbanua tribe. In the 16th century, it was discovered by the Spanish colonizers and became a part of their trading routes. During World War II, the island played a significant role in the Pacific War and was the site of a major naval battle between the US and Japan.
Coron over the decades
Over the decades, Coron has transformed from a quiet fishing village to a popular tourist destination. In the early 1900s, Coron was known for its copra production and was a stopover for traders sailing between Manila and China. It wasn’t until the 1970s that the island started to gain popularity among backpackers and scuba divers.
How it all started
In the 1990s, Coron’s tourism industry boomed, attracting more visitors to its stunning beaches, clear waters, and rich marine life. As more hotels and resorts were built, the island became a hub for adventure seekers looking to explore its underwater treasures and hike its picturesque landscapes.
Despite the influx of tourists, Coron has managed to preserve its natural beauty and cultural heritage. The Tagbanua tribe, the island’s original inhabitants, have managed to maintain their traditional way of life while embracing the influx of visitors to the island.
Today, Coron continues to evolve as a top destination for travelers seeking adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion. With its stunning natural scenery, rich history, and warm hospitality, it’s no wonder why visitors continue to flock to this tropical paradise year after year.
Calauit Safari is a unique wildlife sanctuary located in the northern part of Palawan, Philippines. The sanctuary was established in the 1970s when the Philippine government, in collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature, sought to save endangered African animals from a civil war-torn Kenya.
Over the decades, Calauit Safari has become a popular destination for tourists seeking a one-of-a-kind wildlife experience. The sanctuary is home to over 300 endangered and indigenous animals, including giraffes, zebras, gazelles, and impalas, among others. Visitors can take guided tours of the sanctuary, feed the animals, and even interact with them up close.