Coron is a bountiful place that offers even the most discerning traveler a host of options. A number of these are:
Hike to the peak of this mountain, which offers spectacular panoramic views of the Coron sunset. There are more then 700 steps leading to the summit, so be sure to bring some provisions with you. Setting out at 4:00 PM is recommended in order for you to reach the summit in time for the sunset.
Arguably the most popular spot in Coron, and made even more popular when a television show made Siete Pecados their setting. Legend has it that seven sisters swam to the main island to follow their parents and subsequently drowned. The spot where they drowned is where the islands are now present. Siete Pecados is a great snorkeling spot, and certainly one of the best in Coron.
A beautiful beach with very fine white sand, which is touted to be better than Boracay. See how a white sand beach should be without the crowds and numerous resorts. Truly pristine.
Agreat way to relax and unwind, especially in the evenings after a long day of adventure, or during storms.
Yet another amazing destination to go to when visiting Coron. A great snorkeling site, so be sure to have your goggles and snorkeling gear in tow. It is known for having a thermocline, meaning the water heats up as you descend into the lake.
Judged as the cleanest lake in the country, and for that alone it is worth visiting. But its wonders don’t stop there. Near the lake, there is a cave that offers visitors a great view. This spot is touted to be the most photographed area in Palawan.
Calauit Safari Park
If you can’t go to Africa, let Africa come to you. A fascinating destination in Coron, and a must-see for visitors, as it is the Philippine version of an African safari. The island has been declared as a game preserve and wildlife sanctuary in via Presidential Proclamation no. 1578 in 1976. Giraffes, zebras, gazelles, and more can be seen in this fascinating destination.
The Japanese naval wrecks are a main tourist attraction of Coron, especially for scuba diving enthusiasts.
A bit of a history lesson here: These Japanese wrecks are a remnant of the Philippines’ participation in the Second World War. The Philippines was under Japanese rule and US forces were bombing the Japanese naval ships near Manila. To protect the other warships, a decision was made to deploy the ships to other safe places around the islands. One of the places the Japanese navy went to was the Calamian Group, in Northern Palawan. The vessels were safely camouflaged among the islands, until a US reconnaissance team noticed that some of the islands in the area were moving. On September 24, 1944 the United States attacked the Japanese Imperial Navy in the area, sinking 24 warships around Busuanga and Coron. Once a symbol of defense and destruction, the wrecks of the Taiei Maru, Okikawa Maru, Kogyo Maru, Irako, Olympia Maru, Kyokuzan Maru and the Akitsushima are now one of Coron’s biggest attractions.
Coron Island offers its visitors the stunning beauty that they came to Palawan for; from the blinding white beach and turquoise waters of Banol Beach, to the crystal clear waters of Kayangan Lake, a day of island hopping in Coron Island leaves tourists satisfied, but at the same time, leaves them wanting to go back for more.
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