Best Restaurants in Coron Philippines

Looking for a place where to eat in Coron, Philippines?  Whether you are looking for affordable or fancy meals, we have got you covered!

Encompassed by crystalline clear water lagoons, white sand beaches and world-class dive sites, most of your days in Coron will be action-packed with island hopping tours and scuba diving.  Consequently, you will be looking to fill your boots with some delicious food at the end of the day.

Thankfully, Coron Town has some  restaurant options, and after spending more than a month there, we know all the best places to go.  In this article, we will share all the best places to eat in Coron.

Filipino Cordon Bleu at Singuba Sa Balay

Not cordon bleu the dish, but food from a Cordon Bleu-trained chef at chicken adobo prices. The chicken adobo, tuna sisig, and mie goring (noodles made in-house) were all fantastic at this friendly, informal, serve-yourself-water-and-cutlery establishment. You should not miss out their fresh grilled seafood too.

Kawanayan Grill


I loved the atmosphere of the outside seating area. The wind chimes and straw hut decors give such a relaxing island vibe. Kawanayan Grill also has the BEST MANGO SHAKE. Trust me, I always ordered mango shake at every restaurant we visited. Theirs is for sure #1. The staff here are super smiley, accommodating and the location is conveniently located.

I recommend getting the dinner set for two, which includes an appetizer, soup, fish steak/mixed seafood, prawns, seaweed salad and rice. It’s only 650 PHP and if you have more people in your party, just add one or two dishes. Definitely great and affordable. Perfect for big groups.

La Sirenetta

Where to enjoy drinks and nibbles in Coron, Philippines with a stunning sunset view?

La Sirenetta Resturant is built over the water and has a breathtaking view of the Coron Bay especially during sunset. It offers a wide choices of food including Asian and International dishes.

La Sirenetta has a comprehensive menu of local & western dishes;  however, we would come here to indulge in their tasty appetizers, seafood and drinks.  The cheese sticks and hummus are the perfect accompaniment with a mouth-watering mango daiquiri. I liked their own version of calamares but I found the serving too small even for a single person however it was still delicious. They also have a pool you can play at while waiting for your ordered meals or while you are done eating and having some drinks.

This place is usually packed in the evening before the sunset, so better come early!

Address: Real St, Coron Town Proper, Coron, Palawan

Price range: Dishes are ranged between 200-500PHP

Lolo Nonoys

Where to Eat the Best Local Food in Coron, Philippines

Cheap & delicious local food, with an abundance of local delicacies for you to try.   Popular choices are the Pork Sisig – An interesting meat dish of fried pigs face and ears (it was f*cking delicous), chicken adobo and pancit bihon. It’s very affordable and authentic filipino dishes.

Price Range:  Dishes range from around 120-400PHP

Sea Dive Resort/Restaurant

Oh we love their chicken burrito and calamares! This resort is famous for their diving courses. They offer room accommodations where we stayed for almost a week and they also have their own restaurant. Their servings are great for sharing. It was my first time to try eating there because of my husband who had been telling me to try their chicken burrito which was his favorite. He was right! It was very delicious but based on my husband’s experience, he needed to go to the toilet after eating it. Maybe it was the spicy sauce he would love to put, we do not really know.

Anyways, they also have some seafood dishes. I am a massive fan of seafood so we tried to order some fish soup and calamares. Wow! It was so good!!! Every afternoon when we were in Coron, we would order calamares while playing cards. I love how not gooey it is, full of flavor and their garlic sauce complimented its taste more.

Eggplant With a View from Levine’s

This place was so good particularly their chicken curry. The food (especially the 80 peso spicy eggplant with rice), and bargain 100 peso 1 liter Red Horse beers were almost as awesome as the sunset views from their third-floor rooftop patio. Yes, they have three floors. The first floor is where they have their kitchen and might not look appealing to you in the first glance and if you do not know that they have two more floors above, you should check it out and have your meal there. On the 3rd floor, you will have a view of the ocean and and its breezy.

Once You’re Done Digesting…

You probably didn’t come to Coron just to eat, so discover what else is there to do around town and around Busuanga by checking out our customized private island hopping boat tours….

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Best Spots and Tips Before You Go to El Nido

Palawan has been famous for so many years because of its exquisite beaches, diving spots and lagoons. El Nido, which is one of the famous tourists spots for people visiting Palawan, has been receiving large amounts of tourists every year. Most people only have few weeks vacation in the Philippines, so they would normally spend at most a week in El Nido.

What if you only have a few days to spend for an island hopping boat tour in El Nido? Which spots are the best with such limited time?

I have been to El Nido a few times and enjoyed almost all of the tours. But for others who do not have the leisure of spending at least one week in this stunning paradise, do not worry, I am here to help you.

Tips on how to make the best of your time in El Nido

1. Book a place on a beach

At Las Cabanas Beach near El Nido on the island of Palawan in the Philippines, a girl does a cartwheel over the shallow water causing a reflection during the best sunset

To those beach bums who have three to five days to spend in El Nido, I would suggest staying in Las Cabañas beach or in Nacpan beach. Las Cabañas beach is around 15 minutes away from El Nido by tricycle, which is not that bad. There, you have plenty of things to do when you get tired of doing island hopping boat tours. There is a zip line, hammocks, bars and restaurants. I consider it as a perfect place to watch the sunset while drinking a beer or some piña colada on hand. There is a restaurant at the corner of the island that lights up fire torches on the beach after the sunset and which makes the ambiance romantic and relaxing.


The long stretch of beach at Nacpan

If you are looking for a quiet place in El Nido with a long stretch of beach, Nacpan is perfect for you. It does not have massive selections for bars and restaurants, but you can still party on the beach. If you want to party and you are feeling too lazy to go to El Nido, there is a party place in Nacpan right on the beach called Mad Monkey Hostel. If you plan to party in El Nido or visit it most of the time but would rather stay in Nacpan beach, I suggest renting a motorbike. It is cheaper and more convenient.

 

Party at Mad Monkey Hostel in Nacpan beach, El Nido

2. Book a private boat tour

With the exquisite beauty of beaches and lagoons in El Nido, there comes the increasing number of tourists every year, especially during the holidays. As a result, it is not easy to enjoy the beaches and lagoons just for yourselves. Taking beautiful photos not populated by others seems next to impossible. But do not lose hope, we have a SOLUTION for you!

Booking an El Nido private boat tour is the best decision you could ever make. With a limited schedule, avoiding the crowds is possible if you book a private boat tour with us. In El Nido, the usual joiner boat tours start at 9:30am, sometimes later, such as 10am. With us, you can start as early as 8am. You can also customize your tours. Yes you can! You can combine some best spots from Tour A with Tour C, or Tour A with Tour B but we have to check with our boatman first if your suggested itinerary is possible considering the distance of each islands from each other. Just let us know in advance and we’ll arrange it for you.

3. Best spots in El Nido

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In case you are wondering which tour you should choose, A B or C, with a limited number of days, following are some suggestions.

Best spots for El Nido Tour A:

  • Big Lagoon
  • Secret Lagoon
  • Papaya Beach

Best spots for El Nido Tour B:

  • Pinagbuyutan island
  • Snake island

Best spots for El Nido Tour C:

  • Hidden Beach
  • Secret Beach

If you like to book a private or joiner boat tour with us, please click the photo below. With minimum of 6 people in a group, we have a special offer —- DRONE SHOTS!!!

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Sibaltan Island Hopping: Eco Tours

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SIBALTAN. You might have heard about El Nido and Coron, the two famous destinations in Palawan, but for sure you have not heard about Sibaltan.

If you are trying to avoid the crowds and want to explore off the beaten path places, Sibaltan, located east of El Nido, is a perfect destination for you. Sibaltan is an hour away by van from El Nido town. It is quite unknown by tourists, but can offer more activities and island hopping experiences in more pristine islands with the clearest waters you can not ever imagine.

Sibaltan is also the jump off point to the beautiful islands in South Linapacan, which are said to have some of the clearest waters in the world.

How to get to Sibaltan

From El Nido Town

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As I have mentioned before, it roughly takes an hour to get to Sibaltan from El Nido town.

There is a minivan that picks up hotel guests from El Nido to Sibaltan. There are 2 daily trips: 1PM and 6PM. Price is P200 per person and travel time is 1 to 1.5 hours.

NOTE: Pick-up time is usually not strictly implemented (may depart early or late), so it is highly recommended to communicate with your resort in Sibaltan so they can relay your info to the van driver.

If your time is limited, want to get there early and have a smooth ride, we can arrange a private transfer for you from El Nido to Sibaltan. It costs 2,500pesos for a private van and has a maximum capacity of 10 people per van.

From Puerto Princesa

There are many van services which can pick up guests from Puerto Princesa. You can find them either at the airport or in any hotel in Puerto Princesa. They depart at 8AM and 2PM daily, but it shouldn’t be a problem to find others with other schedules. Price is P700 per person and travel time is 5 to 6 hours.

Things to do in Sibaltan

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Mangrove + Snorkeling + Island Tour

Island destinations:

  • New Ibajay or Abuay Mangrove River,
  • Imorigui Island,
  • Macuao Island

Package inclusions:

  • Buffet Lunch
  • Kayak
  • Snorkeling Gears
  • Eco-tourism fee and all associated fees

Price: Rate starts at 2,000p/pax

Traditional Fishing + Snorkeling

Setting: This is a half day activity. You will get to try a local dish, kinilaw or ceviche, which is prepared on board from fresh fish.

Package inclusions:

  • Fishing gear
  • Bait
  • snorkeling gear
  • all associated fees

Price: Rate starts at 2,500pesos and is good for two people

Village Tour + Hiking + Waterfall

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Explore the village of Sibaltan and hike to the waterfall. This tour is available on rainy days, from July to December.

Package inclusion:

  • local guide fee

price: Rate starts at 350pesos/pax

Cultural Tour

A tour organized by Cuyonon Heritage Museum. You will get to see a traditional house, boat, primitive tools and other traditional activities.

Package inclusions: all entrance fees

Price: Rate starts at 550pesos/pax

Contact

To enjoy such special tours you can contact me, Melasael, by email at [email protected] or Whatsapp at +5511990056938.

More info on Sibaltan.

Tips on Choosing Tours in Coron

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Twin Lagoon, Coron, Palawan

Got only limited time in Coron? Are you having some difficulty in choosing which tour you should not miss? This post will help you decide which island hopping tours you should do despite having limited time or only a few days in Coron, Palawan.

World’s top 3 islands are in the Philippines and obviously, Palawan is on the list. Palawan has 1,708 islands and islets of the Philippines and has been ranked three times in a row to have the clearest waters in the world.

The most popular destinations in Palawan are El Nido and Coron, bombarded by millions of tourists every year. Both are known for their stunning lagoons, white sand beaches and perfect diving spots.

I know, Philippines is massive in terms of the thousands of islands it has, and so is Palawan. If you are visiting Coron and you only have a few days to jump on island hopping tours, I would recommend booking a Coron private boat tour.

Why? It is better because if you only have a limited amount of time, having a private boat tour offers you flexibility. Meaning, you can arrange with your boatman what time you want to start. In order to avoid the flocks of tourists, I suggest leaving earlier, like around 7:00 or 8:00 in the morning. The usual public or joiner tours start at 9:00 or 9:30.

Moreover, one of the perks is no one will rush you. If you have experienced joining a tour, you already know what I mean. Joiner or pubic island hopping has a tour guide who blows a whistle informing everyone it is time to leave and move on to the next location.

If you prefer to enjoy paradise and stay however long you wish, with no rush, I’m sure you would rather enjoy your time and just go with the flow.

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So what is the best island hopping tour in Coron, Palawan? I would say it depends on what you are looking for.

If you want to see lakes and lagoons, Coron Only Island tour is the best for you. It includes Siete Pecados, Kayangan Lake, Barakuda Lake, Twin Lagoons, Skeleton Wreck and Coral Garden. These sites are usually packed with tourists all year round because it is just a few minutes by boat from town and is known for its picturesque views.

On the other hand, if you prefer to get away from the crowds and chill on the beach, Bulog Dos, Banana Island and Malcapuya Island are perfect for you. It will take roughly an hour and a half by boat to get to Bulog Dos. Because it takes some time to get there, only few tourists venture this far, so you will most likely see fewer of them. You can also avoid most of the travelers by leaving early in the morning around 7:30. Usually, if you leave early, the sea is calmer. Banana Island and Bulog Dos are known for their sand bars, while Malcapuya Island is known for its very soft and fine sand. These three islands have clear waters too.

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Free Diving In Kayangan Lake, Coron, Palawan
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The sand in Malcapuya Island is so soft like a cotton candy that you want to eat it.

Coron is well-known for its wrecks and reefs. If you do diving or free diving, Lusong Coral Garden, Lusong Gun Boat and Pass Island will not disappoint you. These are the sites most divers have on their bucket list to dive into. There are around eight ship wrecks in Coron.

You can also find another ship wreck in Black Island. If you do not dive, you can see the ship wreck during low tides. It is very accessible and, because of the clear water, it is easy to see. You can also find some caves there (above picture).

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Visible ship wreck in Black Island during low tide

To get here, you can join or book one of our private custom Palawan boat tours and choose “Coron only” for your tour.

Coron Expedition

These people just having fun under the sun on a white sand beach having the whole island for themselves

Are you looking for a one of a kind experience? Do you dream to live like a local on some beautiful pristine beach on an island? If yes, this Coron Expedition is perfect for you.

Coron Island is one of the most famous destinations most tourists would visit when they go to the Philippines. It is a wedge-shaped limestone island in the province of Palawan. It has seven lakes, the most famous of which is the nationally-acclaimed cleanest lake in the Philippines, Kayangan Lake.

It also has a number of islands with white beaches and clear blue waters perfect for snorkeling, deepsea fishing and shipwreck diving. Some coastal areas are covered with mangrove forests.

The Coron area is famous for its World War II wreck diving, and the site has been named in many lists of top dive spots in the world. In September 1944, a fleet of Japanese ships hiding in the harbor were sunk in a daring raid by the US navy. The result is around ten well preserved underwater shipwrecks surrounded by coral reef.

There are also attractions on Coron Island itself. There are many beautiful, bleach white sand beaches, mostly tiny and surrounded by large limestone cliffs and wildlife. Barracuda and Kayangan lakes are both stunning locations, and good for snorkeling, while the island is the ancestral domain of an indigenous tribe managed in a sustainable way to keep outsiders at a distance and offshore at night.

We usually offer private customized boat tours between Sibaltan and Coron or vice versa. But due to popular demand, we now offer private customized boat tours in the Coron area only.

To book a tour just fill in the form here and choose “Coron only” as your route. Or more info on Coron boat tours.

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Other links regarding Coron tours

Kayangan Lake
Twin Lagoons
Malcapuya Island
Banana Island
Bulog Dos
Tips on choosing tours around Coron
Rural Coron
Obra Bar
 

Spanish fortress and cliff diving in Linapacan

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No matter how clear the water and fantastic the snorkeling can be on these countless paradise beach islands, sometimes its nice to do something a little different. 

This can be found on the big, central island of Linapacan, a bit west of its main town of San Miguel. Both the cliff diving at Doble Nueve and Spanish fortress are in the same area, so both can be accomplished in the same session, although, as explained below, renovations of the fortress are not yet completed.

Be warned that the climb up for the diving is not that easy. Although there is a rope in place to help, the initial part of the climb is quite steep and the rock is very hard (although not sharp or painful to walk on). And although the height overall is not great, it is still a bit scary to jump into the water. Your boat will anchor offshore from the jagged rocks, so you’ll have to swim a bit to get to the climb, and if the water is choppy and wavy as it splashes against the cliff face, the initial climb out of the water may be a bit challenging. So just be careful, but for me it was definitely worth it!

Here’s a video of the experience:

Spanish fortress in Linapacan

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For more than two years I lived on the beautiful island of Dimancal, where I constantly egged the locals to include this old fortress in their boat tours, but each time they’d just wave their hand explaining that its reconstruction is not completed and that the path is hard to find. Later I learned they received half a million pesos from the government for its rehabilitation, but years passed and still no progress, even with my own humble although much appreciated contribution. I was even prepared to put together a band of volunteers equipped with machetes, saws and axes to at least kick start this project somewhat, but alas, my term in this paradise was coming to an end and I did not manage to host a large enough group to make it happen prior to my departure. 

Nevertheless, as is explained below, someone did manage to find and document it, and explain in detail how to get there. If you like these sorts of historical sites and if equipped with these instructions, you can egg your boatman to take you there. Perhaps even ask to borrow some machetes and make it easier for others to follow. At least in this way the locals will realise it has value and be motivated to do something about it. 

Fortress at Barangay Caseladan

A relic of Palawan’s days as a Spanish stronghold in the 18th century, it was built between the 1620s to 1738 to help defend the area against the Moro invaders. There are actually three fortresses in the area, the last one only a few low walls remaining but in the shape of a pentagon. The town of San Miguel was originally located under the main fortress, but later moved to where it is now after WW2. 

Here is a recount of Cheyenne Morrison (linked to from above) and who has won several awards for his explorations of the Philippines:

“But I was determined to track down the fortress as the fact no one knew where it was just made my fascination stronger. On a brief trip to Manila I took the opportunity of researching in the National Library of the Philippines, and after 4 hours of wading through ancient accounts I came across the following description.

On the island of Linacupan, beside the town and on the edge of the sea, rose a rock whose ascent was difficult with only one access to the top. A plain extended over it and there a parapet of masonry had been constructed, surrounded and guarded by artillery. It dominated the town and defended its entrance so well that it couldn’t be attacked without the attacker being attacked in return. Within was a church, quarters for the troops, some houses of refuge for the inhabitants and a natural spring that provided sweet and potable water.

The inhabitants and the priests, without any aid from the central government, supported the fort. It was only during the administration of Gov. Fernando Valdes-Tamon (1739) that four cannons, the battery and gunpowder were sent for its defense. — Vicente Barrantes (1878)

I knew that it was supposed to be located in Caseledan and when I asked where this was people knew that it was located on the other side of the island. The next day we proceeded over to the other side of the island, the western side of the island has two large bays, each of these bays is then divided into a further 5 smaller bays.

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Entering one of the larger bays we stopped a local fisherman for directions to the village of Caseldan, he pointed in a rough area, but as we proceeded closer we couldn’t see anything. Coming closer into the end of the bay we asked another fisherman who gave us a better direction. Finally we could see a small bay with a beach dominated by a large hill, a deep anchorage extended into the bay and there were 3 houses on the beach.

I pointed to the hill covered in very old trees and said to my friends “That’s the Fort, I’m sure of it because it’s in the right place and those trees are very old”.

Sure enough when we asked the people on the beach they said yes the fort was on the hill. We went just behind the beach where we came upon a small stream which fed into a well. Just past this a small trail turned left and steeply up the hill.

After a few minutes of pushing our way through the undergrowth I spotted the first stone wall which was only 2 foot high, this was the edge of the outer rampart which surrounds the fortress proper. After about 5 meters we came to a corner of the fortress and we followed the walls along to the front of the fort which is dominated by two Baluartes or bastions. These are heavily overgrown by Balete trees, a kind of strangler fig which has grown up through the fortress walls giving it the appearance of the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

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As we progressed our way around the wall we passed the other Baluarte and as we rounded a short wall we came to the entrance to the fortress. As we entered a very large gate a stairway was immediately to our left, we took this up to the upper ramparts of the fortress and with difficulty made our way all the way around.

From the SW Baluarte we could see the beach 250 feet below us, and if the trees were cleared we would have a fantastic view of the surrounding area. In the middle of the fortress it is overgrown with trees some of them with huge roots.

As we stood on the upper parapet of the SW Baluarte and gazed down into the bay I could almost feel what it must have felt like being a Spanish soldier in one of the most remote outposts in the world.”

How To Get There:

The fortress is located 13.5 kilometers west of Linapacan’s main town of San Miguel, in Sitio Caseledan, Pangaraycan, in North Bay located in Barangay Maroyrogrog. For more detailed instructions refer to the section above.

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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Magransing Island: An Underrated Tropical Island in Palawan

Drone shot of Magransing Island

Linapacan is slowly attracting more tourists, especially after Daily News Dig listed it as having one of the clearest waters in the world, excellent for the beautiful coral reefs and snorkeling.

Colorful fishes under the clearest waters in Palawan

Although most tourists will only visit the touristy and known places like El Nido and Coron, there are plenty of underrated and undiscovered islands in between, one of which is Linapacan.

Small waves dancing over the sand bar of Magransing Island

The municipality of Linapacan has 52 islands included in its official region, but we counted there are 82 paradise beach islands to explore along our regular boat tours between Sibaltan and Coron.

White sand bar dividing the sea into two in different shades of blue

Also known as Little Maosonon Island, you can actually see a little resemblance between Magransing and Maosonon.

Untouched beautiful island

Sure, the waters were still clear. But the island is famous for its long sand bar, which looks really amazing. The sand bar is quite narrow that you can see the waves meeting from both sides. It is better to go there when it is low tide so the sand overlaps the water.

The sand is so soft it entices you to lie down on it

It will take roughly 30 minutes from Maosonon Island to get to Magransing Island. There are no houses on the island but you can find a bamboo nipa hut where the man who collects money for the environmental fee waits. It is better to bring some food, drinks and beers before going there because it will take a few hours to reach the town of San Miguel, where there are regular stores.

The color of the sky reflects in the sea water

Most people do not know about this island if they take a fast craft ferry from El Nido to Coron or vice versa. This is just one of the many islands they would miss along the way. For sure on your next trip, you do not want to miss this untarnished island, which you can have for yourselves because it is away from the crowds!

If you are visiting Philippines and want to experience pristine tropical islands, Palawan is the PERFECT place for you. To get here, you can join or book one of our private custom Palawan boat tours between El Nido and Coron, or a local Coron tour. 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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Maosonon Island: Unspoiled Tropical Island

Located in the famed sanctuary paradise island of Palawan, Mystery Island (or known locally as Maosonon Island), can be found near Sibaltan, municipality of El Nido.

Mystery Island sits in close proximity to the other islands of the El Nido municipality and is easily accessible from Manila.

An excellent getaway for sun-seekers who crave spectacular light and warm weather all-year long.

Mystery or Maosonon Island offers a diversity of land and water adventures for the finicky vacationer and plentiful business opportunities for discerning investors. 

Maosonon Island is raw and bare, with no electricity or other structures aside from the caretaker’s humble hut and a few makeshift cottages where visitors can take refuge. There is no five-star hotel or resort on the island, although those who wish to spend a night there will surely be sleeping underneath billions of stars.

Fresh coconuts that our boatman took from a coconut tree for FREE

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If you are visiting Philippines and want to experience pristine tropical islands, Palawan is the PERFECT place for you. To get here, you can join or book one of our private custom Palawan boat tours between El Nido and Coron, a local Coron tour or El Nido only tour. 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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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

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
  • 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.

The beach can be somewhat pebbly, but it does have a volleyball net. I like it here. This is one of my favorite islands in Coron. It is quiet and perfect place to relax because they have some hammocks right on the beach.

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.

Banana 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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