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Coron Travel Tips

Read our Coron travel tips to make the most of your Coron vacation! It’s best to do a little research to prepare for your trip.

About Coron

Coron is a small town located in Busuanga Island. It is part of the Calamianes Group of Islands, at the northern tip of Palawan. This quaint and quiet town is home to gorgeous white sand beaches, towering limestone cliffs and to the indigenous Tagbanua tribe.

Getting To Coron by Plane
  • Travel time from Manila to Coron is approximately 1 hour.
  • Most local carriers offer Manila to Coron flights.
  • Other routes include Clark to Coron and Cebu to Coron flights.
  • Check your luggage allowance before your flight. The standard luggage allowance is limited to 10 kilos only per passenger.
  • Pets, liquors, firearms, inflammable goods, prohibited/regulated drugs and nuisance articles are not allowed on board.
  • The planes land at Busuanga Airport, which is a 30-minute drive from Coron Town.
Getting To Coron by Boat
  • Coron is usually reached by boat via Manila, Puerto Princesa and El Nido.
  • Currently, 2Go Travel offers the Manila-Coron-Puerto Princesa route (and vice versa).
  • Some ferries (i.e. Atienza Shipping Lines) also ply the Manila-Coron route.
  • There are also alternative boat transports from El Nido and Mindoro.
Getting Around Coron
  • Tricycles are the main mode of transport around Coron.
  • Motorcycles are also available for rent. Renters are usually required to present a driver’s license.
Banks
  • It is highly recommended that you bring some cash with you. Although Coron Galeri accepts credit cards, some local establishments don’t.
  • ATMs are available at Allied Bank, Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Landbank and Metrobank.
Communications
  • Only Smart and Globe provide telecommunications connections.
  • There are also a number of internet cafes in town.
What to Bring
  • Beach wear/clothes ideal for the tropical climate and sandals
  • Insect repellant
  • Sun screen lotion
  • First aid kit
  • Powerbank (there may be intermittent power outages)
Environmental and Cultural Reminders
The following activities are prohibited:
  • Taking out of any living or non-living thing from any tourist destinations and ancestral land/waters
  • Collection of wild plants and animals
  • Anchoring of boats at coral areas
  • Littering
  • Touching or stepping on corals and marine life
  • Fish feeding
  • Use of spear gun during dives
  • Camping or sleeping on core zones
  • Camp fire or burning near the forested area
  • Cutting of trees for camps
  • Hunting
  • Shouting or yelling within the sacred grounds of ancestral domain such as caves, burial ground, and even in the tribal villages
  • Filming or photo stops on sacred grounds
Passenger Conditions
  • The company reserves the right to accept, decline or retain any person, even with confirmed reservation by reason of the person’s illness, mental or physical infirmity that is likely to impair the health, safety or comfort of other guests.
  • Should that person be already accommodated and may later appear to any person in authority to be suffering from illness, mental or physical infirmity that is likely to impair the health, safety and comfort of other guests, that guest maybe transferred via vessel or air flight at the expense of the said guest.
  • In cases of flight/voyage cancellation and delays without prior notice from airline companies or shipping lines brought by bad weather, technical problems and other related reasons all incidental expenses shall borne by guest.
  • Expenses not covered in the published package rates shall be shouldered by guests/agents.
  • The company ensures that guests are informed on environmental guidelines, policies, and laws in the area should any guest was proven to violates such policies/local ordinance (like entering core zone within the marine parks, or collecting specimen, endangered species etc.), penalty imposed by the law enforcers shall be paid by the guest.