CORON: WHERE TO EAT

When it comes to food, Coron is expensive. One of the reasons is that locals import a lot of their ingredients from another province, Mindoro. Another reason might be that those who visit the town are mostly tourists, hence the higher prices.

EL NIDO: WHERE TO STAY

El Nido town is divided into four main barangays (villages) that compose two peninsulas extending out of Bacuit Bay: Buena Suerte, Corong-corong, Maligaya, and Masagana. The town proper is found in the area parallel to the beach in Buena Suerte. You will find more resorts in Masagana – this is

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HOW TO GET TO CORON

The main jump-off point to the beautiful Calamianes Islands is Busuanga Airport (USU), also known as Francisco B. Reyes Airport. The latter is a short ride from Coron Town; there’s no traffic so you won’t even notice time passing by. For those who have a bit more time and would

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CORON TRAVEL GUIDE

The Calamianes consists of a handful of municipalities; one of which is Coron. These islands dot the rich and vibrant waters of Northern Palawan. Busuanga is the biggest and has two municipalities which are Busuanga and Coron. The latter is the center of tourism of the surrounding areas. This is

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EL NIDO: TOURS AND ATTRACTIONS

Most key attractions in El Nido are regulated by organizing them into “tour groups”. Group tours usually start at 9 AM and end between 4-5 PM. Lunch is included in the package, prepared by your boatmen. Remember to bring your own drinking water. Here’s a list of the tours available:

EL NIDO: TOUR B

Tour B includes attractions such as Entalula Island, Snake Island, Cudugnon Cave, Cathedral Cave, Pinagbuyutan Island. These places have powdery white sand, clear blue waters, beautiful rock formations, and a chill atmosphere. Another perfect getaway for those who want some nature tripping for a vacation.

EL NIDO: SIMIZU ISLAND (Tour A)

Simizu Island (or Shimizu Island) is usually the lunch stop for El Nido’s Island Hopping Tour A; expect the island to get really busy and crowded at noon, most especially during peak season. Aside from Miniloc Island, Bacuit Bay is home to other islands laden with karst cliffs; Simizu (also

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EL NIDO: TOUR A

Tour A is the most popular activity in El Nido, and for a reason. Much of the tour explores the beautiful Miniloc Island and its breathtaking lagoons: one small, one big, and one hidden. It is often the first trip recommended for those who want to see spectacular limestone formations

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