Going To Coron and Busuanga; Palawan

I'll let the pictures do much of the talking. Few pictures taken during the travel to Coron and Busuanga, Palawan.

Calamianes group of island aerial view

The 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!

Water Fun

sunset seen on top of mt Tapyas

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. See rates and schedules here

Asian Spirit has 5 flights a week (MWFSaSu) to Busuanga.

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:


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


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


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


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


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