Coron and the Calamianes Islands

Famous for both historical and environmental treasures, Coron and the Calamian Islands (or Calamianes) have started making a name for itself in the world of tourism as one of the Philippines’ best island destinations.

Highlights

  • Coron Island's Kayangan Lake is hidden gem with crystal clear waters surrounded by majestic limestone walls.
  • Malcapuya Island in Coron Bay is a piece of heaven on earth with glistening white sand, palms, and clear water.
  • The Twin Lagoon boats spectacular blue water lagoon encircled by limestone cliffs.
  • The Sunken Japanese Wrecks are the highlight of scuba diving in Coron.

With its crystal-clear waters, pristine beaches and abundant marine life, Coron is thethe perfect destination for scuba divers and snorkeling enthusiasts.

Coron Island is one of the islands that make up the Calamian Archipelago but its dramatic rock formations paired with the deep blue lagoon and barrier reef make the island a postcard-perfect destination.

The Calamian Archipelago includes Busuanga Island, Coron Island, Culion Island, Calauit Island, Malcapuya Island, Banana Island, Pass Island, Calumbuyan Island and several minor islets.

HOW TO GET THERE

Cebu Pacific Air, Philippine Airlines, and SkyJet Air has daily direct flights from Manila to Coron Busuanga Airport

2Go Travel has overnight ferry trips from Puerto Princesa to Coron.

Montenegro Fast Ferry from El Nido to Coron is daily. The journey takes approximately 3-4 hours.

Air Swift operates a direct flight from El Nido to Coron Busuanga airport with light aircraft. This flight is not daily.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

Coron and Calamian Islands can be visited all year round.

The best time to travel is during the dry season between November and early May. This is also the tourist’s peak seasons when the hotel rates are generally higher.

If you travel from June to September, it’s possible that you might encounter some storms particularly in July and August. These storms may last for a few days.

Coron and Calamian are rarely hit by typhoons.

ACCOMMODATION

The town of Coron, which is about 40 minutes away from Busuanga airport, is the most convenient jump-off point for diving and island hopping tour. Most accommodation concentrated in Coron town ranges from budget to mid-range.

On the nearby islands, there are diving resorts and a couple of exclusive five-star resorts.

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