Malcapuya Island

#1 of top things to do around Coron according to Tripadvisor.

This island, along with Bulog Dos and Banana Island are part of a package offered by local tours in Coron because they are located so close to one another. Each of these stops (at least two of them) charges an entrance fee of around 200p/person, and is located close also to our recommended stop for this area, No Name island. Bulog Island is apparently the best of these three, and any of these four is a good stop to break up the trip into smaller parts. If you want to visit more than one stop in this area, you might not have time during the same day to also visit Araw Beach.

The island has white sandy beaches comparable to Borocay, as does Bulog Dos.




This one has an entrance fee of 200p but they have begun work on a new resort, so it is uncertain how long it will remain open to the public (check out the Tripadvisor link above to make sure).


At the moment it offers accommodation as explained on (TravelUp pics):

  • Our room for the night was a simple cottage by the beach, an enclosed thatched hut with an electric fan and a mattress on the floor. Cost for cottage rental was P750/person.
  • There are two restrooms with open air showers a few meters away from the huts.
  • The island does not have electricity, but they have a generator which provides light and electricity at night.
  • There are outlets in the huts where you can charge phones and camera batteries.
  • You can also opt to stay in a simple house-for-rent on an elevated portion a few meters from the shoreline, which has a single room, basic yet comfortable beds, and a decent restroom.

Rather undeveloped at the moment, which only adds to its charm, with many deserted and protected beaches.



To get here you can join or book one of our private custom Palawan boat tours between El Nido and Coron, or Coron only tours. Tons of paradise beach islands to see along the way, excellent snorkeling in crystal clear waters, caves to explore, Spanish fortress and much more. Completely off the beaten path!


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Malcapuya Island
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by Karel on Malcapuya Island
lovely place, but could do without the entry fee

Not a necessary stop if going on an island hopping multi-day tour to or from Sibaltan (El Nido), since there are tons of islands with great corals, crystal clear waters and no entrance fee along the way. Nevertheless, if you're only touring around Coron, a lovely spot to visit.

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