Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Coron

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  • migueleduardobr
    Jamundi, Colombia18 contributions
    This is the reason why you visit Coron. It is a must.

    You can just walk through the city and found on every corner someone offering this and any other tour. As you may choose either join or private tour, it is way better to take the private tour as you will get all attention and define day plan and timing. A private guide will skip busy spots in rush time and take you there when nobody is there (that was the best)
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • timmyrose
    Philippines60 contributions
    700 step but is worth it, great view on the top. Finish it during the sunset in order to get some great shots from the top.
    Written 8 June 2022
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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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  • Enzo
    Metro Manila, Philippines147 contributions
    This was my third time visiting Barracuda lake. All this time, I thought the Barracuda was a myth. The place was more known for the underwater architecture and rock formations, but I was pleasantly surprised to have finally witnessed the barracuda.

    It took about 1.5 hours of just floating around and looking when the barracuda finally showed itself. With enough patience, you can catch a glimpse of it too!
    Written 30 May 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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  • 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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  • SamuelHarvey
    Manila, Philippines277 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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  • SamuelHarvey
    Manila, Philippines277 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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  • TellyaThis
    14 contributions
    This little island has a small sandy beach with beautiful sandstone rock formations that perfectly frame iconic Philippine ocean scenery. I did some snorkeling, saw some very interesting fish, but the main attraction is the scenery. Bulog island is just north of Two Seasons Coron Island Resort, connected to it by a sandbar. However, the resort is private and off-limits to wandering visitors from Bulog!
    Written 19 April 2022
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  • JuanMarko
    Laguna Province, Philippines489 contributions
    Check out the full review video on YT just search "Banol Beach by Juan Marko"
    You will see how beautiful the place is.
    Written 3 October 2020
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  • RockPaperTravel
    Edmonton, Canada624 contributions
    Beautiful church in the centre of town. Often occupied for services. Free to tourists to enter briefly
    Written 30 December 2019
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  • Bryan S Taguig
    Makati, Philippines2 contributions
    We found a local to give us a tour for 2 K including 2 guides and carried our water.

    I'm 220 pounds 5 11 found this hike was intermediate level. We left around 7:30 am but it's better if you can leave 5am. it took about 6 hours total. I was at the top by 10 30. We had a lunch up there.

    Coming down was much tougher for me than I expected. I had on tennis shoes and was slipping and sliding a lot. It's kind of like rock scrambling hike in a way but it's down hill rock sliding.

    My GF and the guides made this hike look super easy. They are wearing sandals and had no problem but they are advanced hikers.

    I agree it was hard to find the trail / entrance in some ways.

    I felt like this hike wasn't too tough on the way up I was like, this hike is only intermediate. On the way down it was already hotter and it felt like a longer trip down than up for me. View was cool. I had fun until it got hot towards the end of the hike.

    Expect that you might fall down and test your knees and ankles quite a bit with the downhill rock scrambling / loose rocks and loose dirt. I'm not an avanced hiker by any means I have only done some inermediate so if you can do those hikes.
    Written 24 March 2021
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  • d3outguncom
    Sydney, Australia163 contributions
    There's not a lot of sites you can snorkel over a wreck. If you can dive 5 metres, you can even get to it. A good stop on your tour.
    Written 15 July 2019
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