Mt Tapyas

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  • roaming_kiwi58
    Christchurch, New Zealand2,827 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hard climb, but great views, well worth the effort
    We counted 754 steps in total from the street at the bottom. 3 of us started out, but we had to leave our travelling companion at about the 400 step mark, as she could not make it any further. It is quite a steep climb. Well worth the effort, with great views from the top. We walked from the Port of Colon, where our cruise ship was docked, into town and then up to Mt Tapyas. When we got back down to the street at the start of the Mt Tapyas climb there was a tricycle cruising around, so we caught that back to the port. He stated a fare of 40 pesos per person, which was cheaper than the fare quoted at the port to get to the Mt Tapyas hike. I gave him 150 for the 3 of us.
    Visited March 2023
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Elena G
    Berlin, Germany123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best sunset views over Coron
    The view from uphill is amazing - especially at sunset! It’s a steep climb, but very much worth it. You have a great view of the bay and the town below. Id recommend bringing along some drinks/snacks and sitting on the top of the hill to enjoy the sunset.
    Visited September 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Daniel V
    Rosemount, Minnesota5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Can you do 720 stair steps?
    We took the 720 step challenge to climb to the Mount Tapyas Viewpoint. It is recommended that you do it either early in the morning or later in the evening. We started our climb at 4:30pm, and it was still 87F with high humidity, but we wanted to do it and get back to our hotel before it got dark. You'll want to take advantage of the many rest stops along the way, and bring a good sized bottle of water or Gatorade on your way up. It is worth the sweat and sore legs to make it to the top, as you can see the entire town of Coron and the surrounding islands. Not recommended for people who have heart or breathing issues.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 10, 2023
  • Beth
    Bristol, United Kingdom1,010 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of steps!
    A looooong 734 step walk to the top. There are shaded seated areas every 150 or so steps, thankfully! View from the top is worth the hike. It does show the lesser seen areas of Coron, like the shanty areas. There’s a big crucifix at the top and a CORON sign that lights up at night.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 12, 2024
  • Pix
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stair master madness with spectacular views!
    I conquered Mt Tapyas in Coron – more than 720 steps of stair-master madness! Night climb for starry views, morning climb for sunrise bliss. The panorama up there was totally worth the sore muscles. Pro tip: Bring water and towels you'll thank me after conquering those steps!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 2, 2024
  • Alison Y
    Hervey Bay, Australia149 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great view
    720+ steps but well worth the effort. We walked up for the sunset and definitely didn’t disappoint us. The view up the top is amazing :) Average fitness needed. The concrete steps are all in tack with steel rails either side so very safe. If you can and have the time while staying in Coron it’s a must do. Enjoy
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 24, 2024
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia1,708 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Climbing up the steps is not easy, if you have ok general fitness, you will be fine just go slow and steady. We did a tour, and several people couldn't make it to the top.

once up top of Mt Tapyas you are rewarding with super views overlooking Coron, views are 360 degrees, so you get a nice view of the valley behind Coron city as well.

make sure you take water with you, once you start climb no water available.

A Real highlight on our tour.
Written March 29, 2024
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Alison Y
Hervey Bay, Australia149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
720+ steps but well worth the effort. We walked up for the sunset and definitely didn’t disappoint us. The view up the top is amazing :)
Average fitness needed. The concrete steps are all in tack with steel rails either side so very safe. If you can and have the time while staying in Coron it’s a must do. Enjoy
Written February 24, 2024
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Kylie Y
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The stairs up to Mt Tapyas are well constructed and make for comfortable climb up. The sunset is beautiful and we really enjoyed the experience.
Written February 8, 2024
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Pix
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I conquered Mt Tapyas in Coron – more than 720 steps of stair-master madness! Night climb for starry views, morning climb for sunrise bliss. The panorama up there was totally worth the sore muscles. Pro tip: Bring water and towels you'll thank me after conquering those steps!
Written February 2, 2024
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Beth
Bristol, UK1,010 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
A looooong 734 step walk to the top. There are shaded seated areas every 150 or so steps, thankfully! View from the top is worth the hike. It does show the lesser seen areas of Coron, like the shanty areas. There’s a big crucifix at the top and a CORON sign that lights up at night.
Written January 12, 2024
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Daniel V
Rosemount, MN5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We took the 720 step challenge to climb to the Mount Tapyas Viewpoint. It is recommended that you do it either early in the morning or later in the evening. We started our climb at 4:30pm, and it was still 87F with high humidity, but we wanted to do it and get back to our hotel before it got dark. You'll want to take advantage of the many rest stops along the way, and bring a good sized bottle of water or Gatorade on your way up. It is worth the sweat and sore legs to make it to the top, as you can see the entire town of Coron and the surrounding islands. Not recommended for people who have heart or breathing issues.
Written August 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Elena G
Berlin, Germany123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
The view from uphill is amazing - especially at sunset!
It’s a steep climb, but very much worth it. You have a great view of the bay and the town below.
Id recommend bringing along some drinks/snacks and sitting on the top of the hill to enjoy the sunset.
Written July 29, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,827 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We counted 754 steps in total from the street at the bottom. 3 of us started out, but we had to leave our travelling companion at about the 400 step mark, as she could not make it any further. It is quite a steep climb. Well worth the effort, with great views from the top.
We walked from the Port of Colon, where our cruise ship was docked, into town and then up to Mt Tapyas. When we got back down to the street at the start of the Mt Tapyas climb there was a tricycle cruising around, so we caught that back to the port. He stated a fare of 40 pesos per person, which was cheaper than the fare quoted at the port to get to the Mt Tapyas hike. I gave him 150 for the 3 of us.
Written July 1, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

baroom
Mississauga, Canada2,182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
We knew we were in for a challenging climb--over 700 steps we were told. We had an early breakfast, left the senior family members at the hotel and asked the hotel shuttle driver to drop us off at the base of Mt. Tapyas. For some reason, there was no informative sign here at the parking lot/bottom step to let people know this was the way up Mt Tapyas.

Equipped with full water bottles, we began the climb up the concrete staircase around 7:30AM on Fri, May 19. The first 100 steps were actually the hardest because the steps were very steep. There were painted markers every 100 steps and we took a group selfie each time we reached one. By the 400 marker, we were exhausted and sweaty and wondering why we were punishing ourselves. There were a few well placed benches on landings along the way and we rested at one that has a roof over it.

We started to appreciate the scenery midway between steps 400 and 500. We could glimpse the water and nearby islands and could clearly see the sleeping giant mountain skyline. We pushed on and at every succeeding marker, the view got better and better. It took us almost 40 mins but we finally reached the view deck and were rewarded with the stunning panorama of town, port, sea, mountain, islands and sky.

Except for a trio of people who climbed a few mins ahead of us, and an older man who was sweeping the steps, we had the place all to ourselves. We took photos and short videos of the big cross at the top and the view around us. There is a walkway several steps below if you want to go in front of the huge Coron sign. I tried to take a photo here but was unsuccessful in getting all the letters in the frame at this close distance.

We did not stay here long as we had a busy day ahead of us. Good thing we did the climb in the morning--it was a sunny day but not uncomfortably hot and more importantly the place was practically deserted. Going down was definitely the easiest part and we managed it in about 18 mins. We took a photo at the bottom step because we forgot to do this earlier.
Written June 30, 2023
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madstever
Berrara, Australia128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
720 Steps but well worth it - definitely worth the walk up for a sunset photo and a happy hour drink. Don't do through the day way too hot
Written April 30, 2023
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