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    Travel Guide Palawan: Busuanga Coron, Itinerary, How to Get There

    I'll let the pictures do much of the talking

    Dateline: Ma7 27-30 2004

    Calamianes group of island aerial view


    Dive Link Resort




    Limestone cliffs: Palawan's geography is like that of mainland Asia and unlike the rest of the archipelago


    House of a Tagbanua, the indigenous people of Palawan


    Kayangan Lake: the cleanest freshwater lake in RP. Part of Tagbanua people's ancestral domain


    belle vue de la mer


    Imagine this: woke up at 5am, Coral Bay, much earlier than the usual and caught sight of this spectacular sunrise before my eyes. I tried to take pictures but couldn't capture the fleeting moment I'm seeing using automatic settings of my P&S camera. I scrambled to experiment with manual settings which is still unfamiliar to me then. Luckily, I was able to get the setting to capture the vivid color of the scene.

    I nearly wasn't able to capture this one!


    fools on the hill...early morning trek


    water fun

    more water


    sunset seen on top of mt Tapyas


    last look of Coron town


    dragging our feet back to Manila


    That's 4D/3N in paradise with wonderful people one of whom I sorely miss!

    Pictures taken with Canon Ixus IIs, my first digicam that I gave away. Cropping/contrast adjustments only. I can no longer do anything to improve focusing of other photos.

    How to get to Coron, Palawan

    Superferry Our Lady of Good Voyage goes to Coron every Friday at 5:45pm and arrives there at 6am the Saturday morning. Return trip to Manila is every Sunday at 10:45pm and arrives in Manila Pier 15 (South Harbor near Manila Hotel) at 12nn. One way fare costs P750.

    SeaAir flies to Coron via Busuanga Airport daily and ZestAir has flights to Busuanga Airport

    For backpackers with no airport transfers, from Francisco Reyes Airport in Busuanga, you need to take a jeepney or tricycle to take you to Coron town.

    Suggested Itinerary for a Coron Weekend Getaway:

    Friday

    02:45 pm - Check in at Super Ferry terminal, Pier 15, SOuth Harbor
    05:45 pm - E.T.D. to Coron, Dinner on board

    Saturday

    06:45 am - E.T.A. Coron pier
    07:10 am - Check in
    07:30 am - Breakfast
    08:30 am - Island-hopping tour (Kayangan lake, Barracuda lake, Twin lagoon, Siete Pecados marine park)
    12:00 nn - Lunch (packed, on board)
    01:00 pm - other activities e.g. swimming, snorkeling, diving, eating, sleeping :)
    05:30 pm - Proceed to Makinit Hot Spring (swimming)
    06:30 pm - Return to Resort
    07:15 pm - Dinner

    Sunday

    05:00 am - sunrise viewing atop Mt. Tapyas, Coron town walking tour and church visit
    08:30 am - Breakfast
    09:30 am - Island hopping, swimming, snorkeling, or visit former Leper colony of Culion or Calauit island safari
    2:00 nn - Lunch (on board)
    04:00 pm - Return to Resort
    07:00 pm - Dinner
    08:00 pm - E.T.D. to Coron Pier, Super Ferry check in
    10:45 pm - E.T.D. to Manila

    Monday

    06:00 am - Breakfast on board Super Ferry
    11:00 am - Lunch on board Super Ferry
    11:59 am - E.T.A. Pier 15, Manila

    How to get to Coron, Palawan; Ferry to Coron, Coron from El Nido by boat,
    Palawan, Sabang, Port Barton, El Nido, Coron

    UPDATED: April 2013

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 8:08 PM,

    41 Comments:

    At Jul 17, 2006, 5:25:00 PM, Anonymous annie said...

    ang saya saya natin ano?! ang sarap balik balikan ang ala-ala. :)

     
    At Jul 17, 2006, 5:30:00 PM, Blogger paetechie said...

    miss ko na nga M&M at coke :)

    those were the days

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 9:36:00 AM, Anonymous jennie said...

    kelan ba mauulit to...

    ang gaganda pa naman natin hahahaha...

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 9:44:00 AM, Anonymous dyesabel said...

    say nyo, ganda ng bestida ko sa dagat ano?! anong panama ni dugong?

    teka, mukang hindi kayo magkasundo ng sagwan ni josie ah!

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 9:48:00 AM, Blogger paetechie said...

    kung alam mo lang wala naman nagagawa sagwan na minsan pahirap pa nga e...
    gusto ko sana lagyan ng caption na ang hirap ng buhay dito :)

    wala pala picture ng Maquinit hot springs saka yung iba pa...nasa photo gallery ko naman e

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 9:51:00 AM, Anonymous Josie Baguio said...

    Josie said..

    Ang ganda-ganda naman ng pictures... tito b. mukhang meron ka ng bagong camera na pang professional. Bili tayo ng Canon EOS 350D para mas maganda.

    Ulitin natin 'to next year. Promise, ako bahala sa booking uli.

    Annie, bring your hubbby na lang para masaya.

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 9:57:00 AM, Blogger paetechie said...

    meron na ko 300D na predecessor ng 350D entry-level SLR...professional looking pero shots ko sablay pa rin :(

    may seminar ako sa saturday on photojournalism sa banahaw...karirin ko na baka may future...

    future failure hehe

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 10:11:00 AM, Anonymous Josie said...

    ..planning to buy Canon EOS 350D but not sure yet if its ok. Gather muna ako ng feedback about it. Mukhang bababa na price kasi meron na bagong labas.

    How much is your 3OOD? Somebody recommended me to buy it in Hidalgo, Quiapo.

    Layo naman ng Banahaw, anyway sa July 31 pa seminar ko for basic photography sa PCCI. At least sa Pasong Tamo lang, Tsaka na ako lalayo pag Ok na ang aking skill. hehehe!

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 10:14:00 AM, Anonymous em said...

    Wow, dami na comments … sama ako dyan! ;-) tagal na din pala tayong di naglalakbay ng sama sama … two years ago na ang ating Coron trip … kelan nga kaya mauulit? San tayo next time? Kaka-miss si Rolan … wala na akong partner sa kodakan …

    O di ba, ganda ng kuha ko sa inyo sa water ;-)

    Nice one Tito … galing kasi bida tayo … hehehe

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 10:28:00 AM, Blogger paetechie said...

    Ok naman 350D. P39k sa Hidalgo. Got my 300D P28k 2nd hand but slighly used less than 4k actuations.

    PCCI plan ko rin sana attend that one. Dati P3k lang now P6.5k na as in sobra itinaas.

    yung seminar ko saturday libre yung seminar taga-Summit media tapos heavily discounted yung accomodations and food

    em, wag na coron. sa iba naman i still have to visit Samar, Leyte, Marinduque, northeastern Luzon et al. Gusto ko sana Malapascua :)

    di pa rin ako nakakarating sa Boracay of all places hehe

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 10:47:00 AM, Anonymous Josie said...

    meron ako friends na galing Malapascua, ok din daw dun. But, I still have to see their pictures. Dapat 2 lugar ang puntahan para sulit.

    ..wala na bang second hand camera na for sale? mukhang ok un for a starter kagaya ko.

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 10:51:00 AM, Anonymous em said...

    Syempre naman wag na sa Coron ... sa iba naman para ma-explore natin ibang places na magaganda ...

    Gusto ko puntahan Batanes ;-) Di ba tayo lalabas ng bansa?

    Bakit nga ba di ka pa nakakapunta ng Boracay? Where is Malapascua?

    Mga friends, alam nyo ba yang si Tito B., nagpapakadalubhasa talaga yan sa photography ;-)

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 10:52:00 AM, Blogger paetechie said...

    mrami sa phphoto yahoogroups (click the link on the left sidebar of this blog). saw there Nikon 70S P35k lang. less than P30k na 300D canon. saka na ko buy expensive lenses or cameras pag magaling na.

    plan ko to be an apprentice sa isang master hehe

    mukha tayo magkakasundo dito a. Parang rolan at em dati pero now SLR na cameras natin

    i'll be in singapore nga pala next week so may photo-op na naman

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 10:58:00 AM, Anonymous em said...

    jo, tama ka dun! dapat 2 lugar para sulit talaga lakad natin ... just like before -- remember the cavite-cebu-bohol-camiguin-cdo-bukidnon trip? Tito, di mo ba gagawan ng kwento iyon? ;-) yun nga lang di pa digicam gamit natin nun ...

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 11:04:00 AM, Blogger paetechie said...

    gusto ko rin batanes sana :)
    malapascua is northern cebu

    cavite-cebu? alam ko lang cebu-bohol-CDO-camiguin-bukidnon trip na gusto ko push to davao pa

    can't remember details of that trip na. meron ba kayo notes ng itinerary natin? nakita nyo naman photos ni rolan as in super dami saka detailed. we're opposites in that department hehe

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 11:09:00 AM, Blogger paetechie said...

    I was speaking of rolan and it dawned on me that today is the 18th. It's been 5 months!

    miss you friend!

    grabe impact ng superman, scenes of water again reminded me of Palawan.

    I'm 5 months old today!

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 11:13:00 AM, Anonymous em said...

    ah cebu pala yung malapascua ... si jen galing ng batanes yan nitong june lang ... next year babalik daw sila ... sasabihan daw nila ako ... sama ka tito b? jo?

    cavite kasi unang pinuntahan namin nun sa may island cove dahil company outing then diretso na sa airport ...

    i have the details of that trip ... 2 albums ko din eh ... pareho kami ni rolan kasi na madetalye plus memorable sa akin trip na yun dahil nawala sa balicasag iyong snorkeling gear ko ... waaaaaaaaaaa ...

    i will try to look for it ... send ko sa iyo?

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 11:15:00 AM, Anonymous jennie said...

    kaya sinabi na em na cavite-cebu kasi galing kami cavite nun company outing den derecho airport for cebu....o di ba? hehehe...

    alam niyo maganda ata ang palau island? me biyahe ang asian spirit dun via davao...eh di pasyal muna tayo davao tapos palau? di ba?

    jo, turuan mo na lang ako ng basic photography mahal pala bayad...singilin mo na lang ako ng mura hahaha...

    siguro ang i enroll ko, yong pano maging magandang subject..hahaha..

    si annie, marunong na diyan...hehehe..

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 11:17:00 AM, Anonymous em said...

    yeah, it's been 5 months. nakakamiss talaga si rolan ...

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 11:17:00 AM, Anonymous jennie said...

    kakalungkot nga rin si rolan, marami pang places na di niya napupuntahan...lalo na ang sagada...

    hay naku tito...bakit naman hindi mo pa napupuntahan ang boracay..

    pumunta ka dun ng off season para wla gano tao sarili mo ang beach..

    kasi pag summer puro tao makikita mo wla view..hehhee..unless mahilig ka manood ng naka topless..

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 11:27:00 AM, Blogger paetechie said...

    i remember that one in Balicasag. I was the one who towed you to safe ground parang MMDA :)

    then bigla nawala yung gear mo.

    gusto ko rin sana Batanes but i have other plans for next year. Let's see pa rin

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 11:30:00 AM, Anonymous Josie said...

    Jen, pag-aaralan ko ung Davao-Palau route. Mukhang maganda yung beaches ng Palau, tapos punta tayo pearl farm, eden park,etc.. Actually, palagi sinasabi sa akin ni Rolan ung Palau. Yun daw ang dream place nya for snorkelling. Em, na-kwento ba bi Rolan sa yo yun?

    Tits, galing pala ako ng Singapore & Malaysia. Medyo madami din photos ako nakuha. Pero mas maganda pictures ko sa Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (Superb talaga!)

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 11:39:00 AM, Anonymous em said...

    oonga nga, kaw ang may ginuntuang puso nun eh ... salamat ha! di tulad ni rain, ayaw talaga ako dalhin sa shore ... ayan tuloy nawala yung snorkeling gear ko :(

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 11:42:00 AM, Blogger paetechie said...

    gusto nga ni rolan yung Palau kasi dahil sa Survivor :)

    kmusta na nga pala si Rain? isama natin sa loop para ma-defend nya sarili nya sa akusasyon ni Em hehe

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 11:44:00 AM, Anonymous em said...

    jo, pwede mo na rin ba isama malapascua sa papag-aralan mo? hehehe ... possible ba yung trip na davao-palau-malapascua?

    ganda nga dun sa pearl farm -- i've been there na ... twice na kasi ako nakapag-davao pero di ko pa napuntahan dun ang eden park saka yung samal island ...

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 11:48:00 AM, Anonymous em said...

    isama na rin natin si jen b sa loop ... para complete na ... hehehe ... sila ni rain ang maraming kwento sa trip na yun eh ... kaya nga tito, dapat may travelogue in pictures din yung trip na yun ...

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 11:50:00 AM, Anonymous em said...

    o jen, basta pag bumalik kayo ng batanes ... sama ako ;-)

     
    At Jul 18, 2006, 1:45:00 PM, Blogger paetechie said...

    another one for that trip?
    tamad ako scan ng pics e...would u care scan your best pics of that trip to post here plus the itinerary so i can make a write-up

    practice ako writing at photography para may raket ako na gusto ko talaga...

    boring ang IT e :)

     
    At Jul 20, 2006, 8:44:00 AM, Anonymous jennie said...

    cge jo, sana matuloy tayo dun sa palau, pag aralan mo para makarating tayo dun..forte mo yan hehehe..dapat talaga me travel agency ka na business..(what do you think!!!)hahahaha...

    cge forward ko to kay jenb itong site na to para maka pag post ng comment si jen b...

    yong una na forward ko sa kanya, tuwang tuwa ng siya sa mga pics ni tito eh..galing galing mo daw...

    well, tito, magandang racket nga yang naisip mo...tska interest mo talaga..gudluck!!!

     
    At Jul 20, 2006, 9:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hello... nalibang ako kakabasa (di tito ha!) ng comments nyo or whatever.. pero mas nalibang ako sa pictures... alam mo tutubi ang galing-galing o.. you have the "eye" parang pag model you have the "it" factor.. i look at your pictures and it so real, so full, so with character, parang it jumps on you.. the picture foods are so tempting nakakagutom, the picture views brings you to the place.,. surreal!! anyway, i hope you continue improving your photo skills and for sure in the near future eh magkakaroon ka na ng one-man photo exhibit.., kunin mo kaming models ha..
    hey, preho tayo di pa din ako punta boracay.. kahiya ano!!! sya, sya saan nga ba tayo picture taking ulit??
    kainis kasi si roland eh wala tuloy tayo napuntahan last summer.. good morning everyone..

     
    At Jul 20, 2006, 10:07:00 AM, Anonymous nanette said...

    hey, nanette po di po anonymous.. sensya na sleepy pa eh...sige nga jen sali mo si tiger para malibang sa kanyang pangungulila sa malayong bansa ng america...

     
    At Jul 21, 2006, 11:33:00 AM, Anonymous jenb said...

    hi guys!

    dito naman kayo magpunta ng makasama ako...

    hey tito, nice shots! good captions too! you can be a photo journalist...

    bakit wala ang mga photos mo na nakatingin ka sa kawalan?

     
    At Mar 27, 2008, 12:52:00 AM, Blogger arlene said...

    I was at Coron 2 weeks ago and I can again feel its beauty by reading your blog.

    We did not go to Barracuda Lake, failed to crossover Twin Lagoon but yet, the sights of Coron is worth the trip.

     
    At Nov 11, 2008, 1:09:00 AM, Anonymous Beng said...

    how much did you guys spent in this trip? if ever, I want to go sana on a 3D/2N trip in Coron Palawan..help me naman please..ung hindi masyadong mahal...hehehe..

     
    At Nov 11, 2008, 9:07:00 PM, Blogger tutubi said...

    beng, i think it was P8k all-in but for a package of 8 persons. it's cheaper now with budget airfares of cebu pacific

     
    At Jan 13, 2009, 9:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hey! how much did you spend all in all?

     
    At Jan 13, 2009, 9:52:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    around P10k but that was years ago...you can save by availing of cheap fares and budget accommodations.

     
    At Apr 4, 2009, 12:54:00 AM, Blogger Nina said...

    planning to go to coron in July. yeah, yeah, I know...not a good time to go but what to do. hehehhehehe...hopefully the weather will cooperate :)

     
    At May 24, 2010, 3:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi, How about rates for each tour? Thanks!

     
    At Jan 25, 2011, 4:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi there...
    Me & my friends visited Coron Last Jan. 15 to 17. We have an overnyt stay at North Cay for our 1st nyt there then @ Coron town the nyt b4 our departure back to Mla.We are a group of 8 pax and spent around Php 4,000.00 each(all in).
    We have Lusong Shipwreck, Coral Garden & Calumbuyan Island on our 1st half day.

    Coron Loop on Sunday (Banul Beach, Twin Lagoon, kayanGan Lake & Siete Picados).

    Monday morning we climbed Mt Tapyas @ around 5:30am and proceeded to Maquinit Hotspring afterwards.
    We left Coron Town @ 10:00am

    We have the best boatman and cook Kuya Jhong (He is a number one Kagawad @ Coron)
    We stayed @ Coron town @ Mr. Bon Agbunag's place. We spent Php 600.00 for an airconditioned room that can accommodate 4 pax.

    Coron was really amazing. The best out of town trip we had!!!

     
    At May 11, 2011, 6:32:00 PM, Blogger ed said...

    Hi how can i contact Mr. Bon Agbunags place we wanted to go to coron on july, the place is cheap @600 per room or can you recommend a cheaper place to stay. thanks ed

     

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