Coron, Philippines

Date: June 2015
Location: Coron, Palawan, Philippines
Accommodation recommendation: Busuanga Seadive Resort, Coron
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Moving from El Nido to Coron is a beautiful way to see some islands of the Bacuit Archipelago. It's a boat ride that takes about eight hours (including set Philippine lunch) that cruises thru Linapacan Strait.

After a visit to touristy El Nido it is quite nice to arrive in a more authentic and 'real' Philippine town. Even though the harbor area is not a tropical paradise and rubbish is floating around it is nice to spend a few days in town.

Do's in Coron:

  • Try rice coffee, it's supposed to be healthy (not advised for espresso lovers);
  • Eat sushi at Amphibi and enjoy the view over Coron Bay;
  • Leave by boat to Mindoro - San Jose so you have sightseeing and transport in one;
  • Have drinks at the bar next to the Sea Dive Resort with free popcorn.

Don'ts in Coron:

  • Forget to bring your own food and drinks if you take a (bangka) boat trip to another town;
  • Skip a cheap and quick (but also good) haircut for about one dollar;
  • Go swimming or snorkeling in Coron Bay itself - it is not clean and garbage float around;
  • Stay to long in San Jose (Mindoro) if you're heading north, stopover only.
Accommodation recommendation: Mindoro Plaza Hotel, San Jose, Mindoro
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Some impressions of Coron:

Bangka boat trip from El Nido to Coron.

Coron Bay.

Shopping in Coron.

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