Coron Island: Exciting Things to Do on Your Vacation

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Many people know about the tourism in Coron Island. What was once a lazy town has suddenly become the major tourist attraction in Palawan. Coron Island is part of the Calamian Group of Islands and is the third biggest island. From here, you can visit nearby towns, including Busuanga, Culion, El Nido, and Linacapan.

Hopping Buddies Travel & Tours can help you have an affordable vacation in Coron. Here are some exciting things to do in this paradise island:

Climb the 700 Steps of Mt. Tapyas

Climbing 700 steps is no joke, but it is definitely worth it. Most tourists reach the top of Mt. Tapyas within 30 minutes. There is no rush though, since you can take a rest along the way. The best time to go here is in the early morning or late afternoon, before the sun rises or sets. Regardless of the time you go here, however, you’ll always have a breathtaking view of the town, mountains and bay.

Head to the Calauit Safari Park

The Calauit Wildlife Safari is located in the opposite side of Busuanga Island. You will feel as if you’re on an African Safari adventure. You can watch giraffes, zebras, antelopes and a herd of Calamian deer, which is a native species to Palawan, roaming freely around the park.

Visit the Maquinit Hot Springs

Maquinit Hot Springs is one of the very few saltwater hot springs in the whole world. You really do not want to pass up the chance to soothe your nerves in this therapeutic hot springs in Coron Island. Let the warm water from an underground volcano wash your stress and tiredness away. It is 25-30 minutes away from the city proper and is accessible by tricycle

Explore the Shipwrecks of Coron

Coron’s underwater features amazing snorkeling and diving sites. You’ll find different types of Japanese shipwrecks, including gunboats, submarines, cargo ships, and war ships. Each fleet offers a different kind of diving experience. While it’s an exciting idea to explore the shipwrecks, it isn’t for everyone. Make sure you’re prepared for a snorkeling or diving adventure.

Visit the Historic Culion

A 60-minute boat ride is all it takes to reach Culion Island. For over a hundred years, Culion was the home of many people with leprosy. Travel back in time, as you visit the old leprosarium, which is open for curious tourists. While in Culion, drop by the Culion Museum and Archives to learn more about leprosy. Furthermore, don’t fail to visit the Aguila Viewpoint to see a breathtaking view of the town and its neighboring islands.

There are many reasons to visit Coron. If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway this summer, take a trip to Palawan and leave your worries behind for a few days.Call us or fill out our contact form to learn more about our travel packages and tour services.

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