Coron is part of the Calamian Group of Islands and is the third largest island in the group. It is very popular as a dive spot and snorkeling site. Because of the different World War II Japanese shipwrecks located around the area, it has been named as one of the best dive sites in the world by various organizations like Forbes Traveler Magazine. The best way to see the beauty of the island is to book a Coron package.
Things to Do
Whether you are a beginner or pro diver, you’ll find a dive site that suits your skills. Some sites are as shallow as 10 to 30 feet while others can be as deep as 120 to 140 feet. The average depth of dive sites in the area is between 60 and 80 feet.
If you are a diver booking a Coron package, some of the most notable dive sites you may want to include in your itinerary are the Cathedral Cave, Olympia Maru Wreck and East Tangat Gunboat Wreck.
Island Hopping and Snorkeling
Non-divers shouldn’t worry about what they will do in Coron. A Palawan travel agency like Hopping Buddies Travel & Tours offers a Coron package that includes an island hopping tour. During the tour, you may snorkel around the wrecks or near various rock formations. The island has an underwater visibility that extends to 24 meters. Even if you are not diving, you will still see a picturesque view of Coron underwater.
The Lusong Gunboat Wreck is more of a snorkeling site rather than a dive site because it is only 11 meters deep. Kayangan lake is also a great site to snorkel. It is known as the cleanest body of water in the country.
Accommodations with a Coron Package
Some travelers who book a Coron package often reserves a night to camp in one of the deserted islands. Camping in an island is very popular that some hotels and inns even offer provisions like cooking materials, tents and sleeping bags for an additional fee. If you don’t want to do this, you may just take full advantage of the accommodations that come with a Coron package.
Hopping Buddies Travel & Tours offers a Coron package with budget accommodations. However, if you have a preferred hotel or inn, all you have to do is inform us and we’ll make the necessary arrangements for you.
How to Get Around
There are no cabs, buses and jeepneys in Coron. The primary mode of inland transportation is a tricycle. A Coron package includes land and boat transfers. However, if you would like to go around Coron after your town tour, which is also part of a Coron package, you may rent a motorcycle or ride a tricycle.
For more information about a Coron package, you may contact Hopping Buddies Travel & Tours, a registered travel agency.
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