Bulog Dos

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#14 of top things to do near Coron according to Tripadvisor.

Like Malcapuya Island, Bulog Dos also has a nice white sandy beach, although rather short. It also charges an entrance fee, and has a long snaking sandbar that connects it to Malaroyroy Peninsula and the rest of Bulalacao. It has interesting rock formations, but is currently under negotiations with the same new owners of Malcapuya, so it may be closed to public soon as well (make sure to check the latest comments in Tripadvisor above for the latest news).

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It is usually part of the same tour package of three islands, including Malcapuya and Banana island. “Bulog” means bald, describing the shape of the mound that resembles that of a bald head. Snorkeling there is good if you get out far enough (although Banana Island is better), and overall the best visit among these three islands. A rather small island that can be explored in less than 30 minutes. There’s a lone hut on the island which may be possible to sleep in. Otherwise, if you’d like to stay in the area, you can walk across the sand bar to the 5 star hotel on the neighbouring island.

To get here you can join or book one of our private custom Palawan boat tours between El Nido and Coron. 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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Banana Island

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4.5/5 of 241 reviews on Tripadvisor, #12 of things to do around Coron.

200p entrance fee.

Preserved and privately-owned by the Gallego Family, they allow visitors to swim and see the clams, corals and lots of fishes just a few meters from the shoreline of the island. The waters are deeper than Malcapuya Island, so you can expect a greater variety of sea life.

Some info according to http://blog.macoymejia.com/2015/11/23/banana-island-coron-palawan-philippines/:

  • Beach camping on the island is no longer allowed
  • Day-tour entrance fee is PhP 200
  • Overnight fee is PhP 850 ~ PhP 1000 per night
  • Most of the cottages have lights and electric fans run through electric generator
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  • They can cook for you, but bring your own food to cook
  • No fishing, but you can ask them to fish for you
  • They have a small store that sell few items like softdrinks, beer, alcohol drinks, cigarets, and chips

More officially known as Dicalabuan Island, the name Banana catching on later because of the island’s shape.

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The beach can be somewhat pebbly, but it does have a volleyball net.

A little tip: There is a sandbar jutting out from Banana Island to Malaroyroy Peninsula. You can hike over the base of this sandbar and walk all the way to Malaroroy and Bulog Dos along it. During high tides you can still get across if you don’t mind wading through chest-deep water.

It is more developed than Malcapuya or Bulog Dos and has a reasonable sized convenience store where you can get beers.

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To get here you can join or book one of our private custom Palawan boat tours between El Nido and Coron. 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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