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10 Best Things To Do And See in Coron, Palawan

10 Best Things To Do And See in Coron, Palawan
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The Coron island area is famous primarily for its World War II wreck dives, 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.

Coron Island, Palawan

Coron Island itself hosts the pristine Barracuda and Kayangan lakes, well worth a day trip to explore the perfectly clear, mixed fresh and saltwater environments with a visible thermocline and an unusual amount of aquatic life. Coron and many nearby islands are dotted with tiny white sand beaches, often surrounded by large limestone cliffs and wildlife, as well as extensive reefs for snorkeling.

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Calauit Safari

Calauit Safari Park dubbed as the Little African Safari in the Philippines. A game reserve and wildlife sanctuary located in Calauit Island, a 3,700 hectare island in the Calamian Islands chain that lies off the coast of Palawan in the MIMAROPA region of the Philippines. It is known for its wildlife sanctuary with a substantial population of African animals, including giraffes, zebras, and antelopes, as well as local fauna that all roam freely in a game reserve created in the 1970s..

Calauit Safari

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Maquinit Hot Spring

The blissfully warm and salty waters of the spring provides a soothing counterpoint to the frenzy of activities you may have had. Just take a dip and relax in its healing waters.

Maquinit Hot Spring, Coron, Palawan

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Mt. Tapyas

Mt. Tapyas is the second highest place in Coron which gives a complete view of the town from its view deck. The summit can be seen from almost every part of the town.

MT. TAPYAS

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Kayangan lake Coron Palawan

Kayangan Lake is located at Coron Island, Northern Palawan and is said to be the cleanest lake in the Philippines. Before approaching the lake, go over the cave and glimpse at the great view on top of the mountain. This view is the most photographed area in Palawan.

Kayangan lake Coron Palawan

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Twin Lagoon, Coron, Palawan

The water and towering rocks are great photos. On low tide, experience kayaking under the hole of the rock. At high tide, one can swim through the hole of the rock or a walkway can be used to get to the other side of the lagoon.

Twin Lagoon, Coron, Palawan

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Barracuda Lake Coron Palawan.

A popular lake for its unique brackish water. It is also known as Luluyan Lake and surrounded by limestone cliffs. It was named as such due to the discovery of a large barracuda fish skeleton in the depths of its water. 

Barracuda Lake Coron Palawan.

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Banol Beach Coron, Palawan

Small white sandy island beach backed by cliffs, popular with boat trippers & snorkelers. 

This beach is the usual destination for lunch stops of island tours in Coron.  So expect a crowd at that time. Plan to get there early before the lunch crowd come to enjoy the place. The view is spectacular without the crowd and all the boats. 

Banol Beach, Coron, Palawan

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siete pecados coron palawan

Popular snorkeling spot featuring coral reefs with diverse species of colorful tropical marine life.

siete pecados coron palawan

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Malcapuya Island

A 1.5 hours by boat from the town of Coron but worth the wait and ride. Malcapuya is a beautiful place for the true nature lover. Powdery sand, beautiful corals and colorful fishes minus the crowd. 

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Banana Island

Banana Island is one of those island paradises you always dreamed of! White sand beaches and numerous Pacific Giant Clams (local accommodations recommended as it is far from Coron, but it is available as a tour along with Malcapuya).You can visit the island by a day tour from Coron, Palawan, Philippines – be sure to haggle hard about the price of private tours! 

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