Coron belongs to the Calamianes Group of Islands and is located in the northernmost part of Palawan, on the Philippines' southwestern border. It is halfway from both Manila and Puerto Princesa (the capital city of the province of Palawan). The municipality of Coron itself is composed of Coron Island, a portion of Busuanga Island, and some 20 other outlying islands. It is blessed with pristine white beaches, turquoise waters, limestone cliffs, and a virtually unspoiled countryside all contributing to a breathtakingly beautiful landscape. Other features of interest include volcanic lakes, natural hot springs, over 500 caves and a thriving marine population.
The population of around 35,000 is made up of a mixture of the indigenous tagbanwas, cuyonens and settlers from other nearby provinces. As for language, Filipino is the predominantly spoken here, although there are people who speak other dialects such as Cuyunon, Tinagbanwa, Ilongo, Ilocano and Cebuano. A considerable percentage of the population can speak English.
The weather in Coron is characterized as sunny, dry and hot. The exceptions are the months of July and August, where you can expect rainfall to be at its heaviest because of the habagat (southwest monsoon). December, January and February are the coolest months due to the amihan (northeast monsoon). Generally, the weather is excellent the whole year through, except for the rare times where there is a tropical storm or depression. Temperatures fall between 24 to 33 degrees Celsius.
What to See in Coron
Coron is gifted with hundreds of destinations to offer which makes the place exceptional and worth visiting. But amongst all of the place there are Top 10 Must-SeePlaces you should not missed: (click on the photo to view next)
Getting to Coron
Coron is easily accessible by air and by sea to and from Manila. Schedules and other travel information are available at the carrier's website.AIR 60-minute flights Manila to Busuanga, daily
- Cebu Pacific: www.cebupacificair.com
- Air Philippines: http://www.airphilexpress.com
- Zest Air http://www.zestair.com.ph
Note: Another 35-minute trip by land will take you to the Coron municipality proper. The jeepney ride itself is a treat with views of verdant countryside and cows lazing along the road at Yulo King Ranch.SEA (12-hour trips to and from Manila, weekly)