CoronBackpacker Guesthouse in Coron, Busuanga, Palawan, Philippines

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Things to do in and arround Coron

Wreck and scuba diving
Coron is one of the most famous wreck diving destinations in the world, due to the 12 Japanese wrecks that were sunk by American navy bombings in Coron Bay 1944. Ideal for beginners and advanced divers with wrecks at depths of 2 to 43 meters.

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Explore Coron Reefs

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Siete Pecados and more

There are some good reefs close to the town, especially Siete Pecados, where 7 years of protection have allowed a wealth of new corals to grow. Many of the more distant islands also have excellent house reefs.

Snorkelling time

Discover our famous snorkel spots,
Amazing underwater landscapes awaits you. Or want to snorkel a wreck? The Sangat Gun Boats bow's is lying about 2-3 meter below the surface, so don't forget your underwater camera.

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Kayaking


Kayaking trips
are available around the mangroves or reefs, from simple day out to camping out.

 

Coron Night Life

Restaurants
Our staff can help you find popular meeting places and cater for a wide variety of tastes. There are both many local Philipino restaurants where you can dine on a budget, and foreign run restaurants in different price ranges.
There are several bars around town where you can relax with low-price drinks and enjoy a chat. Discos. There are a couple of discos in town, Two very different ones.. Karaoke. There are several in town, many with friendly staff to help you sing the night away.

Island Hopping

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Take a Bangka (outrigger boat)
and enjoy the breath-taking scenery of the local islands. Hop from beach to beach while swimming, snorkelling or kayaking. Picnic or barbeque on a beach surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. This is National Geographic ‘real time’. The most popular day trip in the area, a ‘must do’ while in Coron. You can hire your own boat or join a larger boat with others.

Motor Cycling

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Nearby shops hire out motorbikes
at very reasonable rates. Bring your license with you. An ideal way to see more of Busuanga Island, but be aware that most riding is on dirt roads and should be taken steadily.

Hot Spring

A 20 min. tricycle ride to Makinit
from Coron town. 40 deg water flows out of natural springs from one pool to others giving you a variety of temperatures in which to relax. This is natural volcanic mineral water, very therapeutic and a wonderful way to end the day.

Calauit Safari Park


An African island in the Philipines!
Caluit Nature Reserve is in the North of the island. There you will see giraffe, zebra, deer, caribao and other species of wild animals walking freely around in open land. You can get close up for feeding and photos. The return journey usually includes stop-offs around the West coast for swimming and relaxing. An early morning start will take you to the reserve.

Active activities

Want be more physically active
while in Coron?
Climb Mount Tapyas for a breath-taking view of Coron town and the surrounding islands and countryside. There are around 750 steps, so it’s best done in the cool of early morning, or before sunset, so you can overview the town during sunset.
Go to Mabentangen Forest Park with its waterfall and peaceful treks.
Work out at the local Gym.
Hire a bicycle and go off for the day.