Things to Do in Busuanga Island

Top Things to Do in Busuanga Island

Things to Do in Busuanga Island

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  • Anhgie2013
    Quezon, Philippines16 contributions
    We joined the Calamian Tours and the first place we visited is Kayangan Lake which you can swim even if you are not a swimmer. The lake is so clean and it is not cold. There are fishes swimming around.
    Written 17 March 2022
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  • Christiinaaaa
    Los Angeles, CA39 contributions
    It is a lovely place. The front part is ocean view and the back is mountain view. The stair aint fun but there goes another leg day for you. Once you reach the top, there is a huge cross.
    Written 22 January 2021
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  • pblanche
    49 contributions
    Beautiful lagoons, surrounded by limestone cliffs, with interesting water - cold on top and warm at the bottom due to the mix of freshwater from the land and saltwater from the sea. We were brought to the smaller lagoon (still felt huge and deep) and there were few groups of people swimming. The great acoustics added to the fun.
    Written 1 January 2022
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  • TellyaThis
    14 contributions
    This Island beach provides a combination of what most people travel to the Philippines to see... grand ocean/island scenery, white sand beaches with coconut groves, and excellent snorkeling. It is definitely a "family" destination, accessed by boat, with shade structures and picnic tables available. There were quite a few people there when we visited, despite the time/distance required to travel there by boat. While the beach and ocean scenery is phenomenal, as with many Philippine attractions the facilities leave a lot to be desired. There are toilet facilities with water (a plus), but there are numerous run down old/unused structures that need to be removed, and some areas of the island have been cleared (with small stumps sticking up everywhere) and replanted with a variety of mango, palm, and other types of trees or shrubbery.... not sure what the purpose is. The place needs a good, extra-heavy-duty clean-up, with properly done repairs to the usable structures, and the "resort" part of the island could be made to complement the scenery and beautiful beach. My "Very Good" rating is due to the ocean scenery and beach that make this place worth visiting, not the limited (and run-down) facilities offered.
    Written 19 April 2022
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  • TellyaThis
    14 contributions
    I almost decided not to make the effort to visit this "stop" on the tour. The access is via a dangerous set of crude, unsafe steps - in the "west", referred to as a lawsuit carnival - which are almost as steep as a ladder. However; your reward for making the short, dangerous journey is a fantastic lake nestled in a limestone crater, with crystal clear, clean water. Take your swim vest... you will want to float and swim here for a while. We visited at a time when most of the crowds were gone for the day. It was quiet. We listened to the echo of the birds singing in the forest of trees at the base of one of the cliffs across from the swimming area... Magical and beautiful, and you realize that you are indeed fortunate for the opportunity to visit places like this on our Earth.
    Written 19 April 2022
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  • TellyaThis
    14 contributions
    We visited the Hot Springs early in the day. We arrived in the middle of a torrential downpour that lasted the first 45 minutes of our visit. It was wonderful! The combination of the hot spring water and the cooling rain was exquisite, and we had the entire place to ourselves for about the first full hour. This place is somewhat typical "Philippines", the sun shelters and facilities are all cobbled together, and fairly crude, in poor-but-functional condition. Nothing "high-end" about it, but it is an inexpensive place that locals, Filipino and foreign tourists all can mingle and enjoy! The pools themselves were well-kept, water was clean, is salty, with good circulation flowing through the pools. If you want to cool off, there is easy access to the ocean water, and there is a fresh water shower to rinse off. We really enjoyed talking with other visitors who showed up, and when we left our 5-person group all felt great. Well worth a trip to enjoy soaking in the hot salty water.

    This is a nice place to go on an overcast or rainy day, otherwise visit late in the day because the hot sun and hot water isn't the best combination. MAKE SURE to take your water shoes or sandals as the area around the pools is rock/dirt, and you may want to wear them in the pools, as it is not paved and some of the surfaces are pretty rough if you have tender feet. There is a small store where you can get water, drinks, and snacks if you want them. The operator doesn't allow people to bring in their own food.
    Written 19 April 2022
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  • Ellie O
    8 contributions
    Apparently, not a lot of people go here because of the waves but we rented a speed boat from Busuanga and visited this island! It felt like a private island because it was just us there at the time! Only took one photo because spent the rest of the time actually enjoying the water. Very beautiful and relaxing.
    Written 2 December 2020
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  • Christiinaaaa
    Los Angeles, CA39 contributions
    The stairs is a climb to reach to get those famous shot for the gram. Beware, get your leg day on. However, it is worth it. The lagoon is soooo beautiful and breathtaking. I will mos def come back here.
    Written 22 January 2021
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  • Dante R
    Manila, Philippines47 contributions
    Home away from home. Sandy white sands, crystal clear waters. This is Pass Island! No need to take a 2 hour boat ride from Coron!

    From the Busuanga airport, take a 25 minute private van to the Concepcion or Sagrada town then a 20 minute boat ride.

    From Coron, take a van ride to the Concepcion or Sagrada town for 35 minutes then a boat ride for 20 minutes.
    Written 13 March 2020
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  • SamuelHarvey
    Manila, Philippines271 contributions
    We were resting from 2 days of intense wreck diving and decided to opt for the island hopping - Siete Pecados was the first stop. The visibility was around 4-8 meters and the reef well protected by small islands. We saw plenty of diversity; reef fishes, groupers, snappers and even giant trevallies.
    Written 2 January 2022
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  • catiger30
    Pasig, Philippines121 contributions
    If you're into unwind, chill and tired of Island hopping in Coron, then Ocam-ocam is the place to be, around 1-2hours away from Coron town. . The beach is not really great for swimming, but you can definitely relax here. It is best to rent a Motor so you can go to Cambaya Beach which is right next to it, and explore other areas overlooking the islands up on the Hills. There are a few hotels or cottages to stay at. It is best also to bring some food with you just in case the Sari Sari stores run out of stuff. This place might be boring if you just stay in this place alone though. When here, you can visit the Black Island. Don't stay here if you're into comfortable living however, maybe just for a day tour would be fine.
    Written 4 March 2020
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  • Jean M
    49 contributions
    I enjoyed feeding the giraffes. It's once in a lifetime experience that you should not miss once you are there. It's a good experience even if their mini zoo is not attractive at all. It needs a lot of improvement.
    Written 6 December 2019
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  • Christopher Y
    Athens, Greece6 contributions
    Wow... Such a Great place to be for 7 days/nights. In these days we were the only visitors on the Island, i. The area. Great fish, Rice and veggies each day for all meals. I miss these simple days. Water 30degrees and air 30. Balance. 30minutes to walk around the Island. Isolation at its best.
    Dogs (on other Islands barking) and waves the only sounds to break up your night. Gorgeous space way back when. Great hosts. Hope the coral is growing back.
    Written 1 February 2020
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  • SamuelHarvey
    Manila, Philippines271 contributions
    We did 2 days of diving in 5 WWII wrecks. Overall, the success/enjoyment of our trip can be largely attributed to your dive master (from Corto Divers) and the people you are with. If anyone in your group does not have a good buoyancy, I would strongly recommend that you stick with easy open wreck dives and avoid #2 and #4.

    1. Olympia. Max depth 30m. Viz was 5-8m and pretty much the same within the wreck. There were bags of rice (still intact) and few nice features;

    2. Tangat. Max depth 25m. Viz was 4-7m and same within the wreck, with some tight squeeze hence making it slightly riskier.

    3. Akitsushima. Max depth 38m. Viz was 10-15m. Best wreck of our trip. Plenty to see, wider penetration/exit points.

    4. Okikawa. Max depth 27m. Viz was 8-12m. Worst wreck of our trip. The route we took had loads of tight squeezes and was very dark for roughly 15 minutes between the oil tanks - not for the fainted heart or inexperienced divers.

    5. Luzong gunboat. Max depth 18m. Viz was 10-15m. Easiest (open) wreck of our trip. Can be combined with reef dives to make it longer. Saw plenty of marine life, including the elusive mandarin fish.
    Written 2 January 2022
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  • TellyaThis
    14 contributions
    This was one of the two best snorkeling areas close to Coron that I visited. There is a large variety of beautiful coral and giant clams, with tropical fish aplenty. If you are a novice snorkeler, and don't dive, this might be as good as it gets for enjoying underwater scenery.
    Written 19 April 2022
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