A quick guide to Coron, PalawanSaturday, August 01, 2015
Life is good where we are having fun, indeed! Despite of the hustle and bustle of the city life, one can always escape and live a life that would make him or her rejuvenate his or her lost senses. As for my case, traveling nearby by land or by air is one my sweet escape from crazy and chaotic metropolis. Don’t let the stress gets in, there’s always a fresh air to breath somewhere out there.
Thus, when I got an opportunity to visit Coron, Palawan, one of the wonders of the world I quickly grabbed the offer. Who says no to its beauty, pristine sea water, magnificent limestone cliff, lush green mountains, rich flora and fauna, and breath taking islands? Well, Coron is my cerulean paradise and I’m sure I’ll keep coming back there because it really captured my heart and I know there’s more to explore. Yeah, I still don’t have the postcard photo with the Twin Lagoon, so wait for my comeback. Ha-ha.
Meanwhile, let me share with you guys some of the wheres, whats and hows of this trip and plus a 3-day and 2-night itinerary for the first-timer (Or perhaps, for someone who just like to have a relaxing vacation like we did.) So, let’s get started. Shall we?
Where to Stay?
Asia Grand View Hotel offers a tranquil ambiance with an ocean view while dining on Bayview restaurant. It has amenities that will keep you company if you just wanted to stay in the hotel and just had a relaxing vacation. The hotel is surrounded by the Mother Earth’s beauty giving you an enticing stay and positive aura. Well, the infinity swimming pool is also perfect for a quick swim or while having a cocktail on the side. ASIA GRAND VIEW HOTEL is located at Jolo, Brgy. 5, Coron, Palawan and it is less than 30 minute ride from Busuanga airport. To know more about this hotel, please read my review here.
See also: Hotel Review: Asia Grand View Hotel in Coron, Palawan, PH
What to Eat?
I can’t recommend that much with regards to the place or restaurant that offers good food. But I assure you that Bayview Restaurant offers a variety of food that caters Filipino dishes suited for travelers like you.
What to Do?
Island Hopping! …and lots of Island Hopping. A day or two is not enough to explore Coron as it has many beautiful islands such as Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoon, CYC Island, Pass Island and many more. Culion Island is also worth a visit. Visit the century old built in Spanish era, The Church of Immaculate Conception, learn about leprosy and how the town of Culion coped up through visiting Culion Museum and Archive. Have a relaxing night at Maquinit Hot Spring afterwards, surely it will soothes your aching body and muscles. Looking for an adventure, conquer the 700+ steps of Mt. Tapyas and have the stunning view of Coron during sunrise or sunset.
See also: Sunset at Maquinit Hot Spring, Coron, Palawan, PH
What to Buy as Souvenir or Pasalubong?
Cashew nuts, wood carvings, native bags, chandeliers made of shell are some of the items you can buy for souvenirs and pasalubong for your loved ones.
See also: What to buy in Coron, Palawan?
How to Get There?
Major local airlines flies to Busuanga several times daily and the standard ETA would be 1 hour. While, Skyjet Airlines could take you in Busuanga Airport (the closest airport in Coron) in just 30 minutes.
Skyjet Airlines flies every Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 10:30AM from Manila (NAIA Terminal 4) to Coron.
Travel time: 30 minutes.
Tel No.: (+632) 863 1333
See also: Fly in Style with Manila's 1st Boutique Airline - Skyjet!
A 12-hour trip from Manila to Coron Port via 2GO or super ferry. Kindly check their website for fare and schedule.
Manila - Coron via SkyJet Airlines
Arrival to Busuanga Airport
Arrival to Asia Grand View Hotel, Buffet Lunch at Bayview Restaurant & Check-in
Coron Island Tour - Kayangan Bay & Cave & Lake
Maquinit Hot Spring
Back to the hotel
Buffet Dinner at Bayview Restaurant
Buffet Breakfast at Bayview Restaurant
- Culion Spanish Church
- Immaculate Conception
- Culion Museum and Archives
Lunch at Pass Island
CYC Coral Garden Snorkeling
Lusong Gunboat Snorkeling
Buffet Dinner with Tribal Show at Bayview Restaurant
Massage at Asia Grand View Hotel's Spa
Mountain climbing at Mt. Tapyas to see the sun rise
Buffet Breakfast at Bayview Restaurant
Visit Coron Harvest and Coron Souvenir Shop
Depart to Busuanga Airport
Flight to Busuanga - Manila via SkyJet Airlines
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So, here's my question now, where are you heading this weekend? Any travel plans for this month? Well, I am going to Bohol this month of August with my girlfriends. Hope to see you there!
Remember, plan your travels ahead and score big discounts!