7 Coron Beaches to Visit for a Memorable Weekend Getaway in Palawan

Dive into your next weekend adventure and discover the beautiful beaches of Coron, Palawan!

By: Keith Anthony S. Fabro | February 15, 2019


Coron beaches

When you desperately need an escape, the splendid Coron beaches in northern Palawan have got you covered. With dramatic karst formations as a backdrop, crystal-clear aquamarine waters, and vibrant marine life, we can say it’s more than your typical beach destination. Indeed, this picturesque tourist town is the place every work-inebriated beachcomber has been looking for.

Regardless which one of the many beautiful Coron beaches you end up visiting, you’re bound to enjoy your summer sojourn. So, if you’re thrilled for your next weekend adventure and are looking for fun things to do in Coron, read our list of top beaches to visit.


1. Malcapuya Island

Budget: PhP1,200-PhP1,650/person


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Malcapuya Island is a good spot to enjoy some peace and quiet.

Image: @cammckenzie

Malcapuya Island invites everyone to lay on its long stretch of white sand beach. Here in this Palawan resort, you can relax under the shade of swaying coconut trees while taking in the calming sea breeze. Snorkel around the island to see stunning coral gardens teeming with colorful fishes, or hike up a hill on the beach’s eastern side to get a panoramic view of the island circled by aquamarine waters. Malcapuya is a privately owned island located about 30 kilometers south of Coron town and is more than an hour of boat ride away. Since it’s remote and less visited, you can enjoy the beach with just a few fellow tourists around.



2. Banana Island

Budget: PhP1,200-PhP1,650/person


Coron island

Banana Island is a respite for those who want to connect with nature.

Image: @son.iaq

Banana Island, also known as Dicalabuan Island, boasts of a white sand beach on its northwestern part. Off this Coron beach awaits a thriving marine life, which is best to see through snorkeling. As Banana Island is usually a lunch stopover during tours, there are huts and tables set up. After having a hearty afternoon feast, you can doze off on a hammock under the coconut trees, or take advantage of the turquoise waters right in front of you. You could also stay overnight here if you want. Going to Banana Island is an adventure in itself as you have to hop on a large boat that can brave strong waves in the open sea.


3. Bulog Dos Island

Budget: PhP1,200-PhP1,650/person


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Bulog Dos Island’s white sand beach, sand bar, and rock formations are superb.

Image: @jenylynj

Bulog Dos Island is well-loved by beach bummers for its pristine white sand beach. In the local term, “bulog” means bald. Here you can sunbathe to get tanned or have a refreshing swim in its crystal-clear aquamarine waters. Just a few meters from the beach is a visual spectacle that leaves snorkelers in awe: vibrant corals sheltering playful fishes. The island also features rugged rock formations perfect for photo opportunities, and a sandbar where you can leisurely strollthrough Malaroyroy Peninsula. More than an hour away by boat from Coron town, Bulog Dos Island is part of a tour package that also includes Malcapuya and Banana Islands.


4. Banol Beach

Budget: PHP1,950/person


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Banol Beach is your relaxing nook set amidst scenic views.

Image: @deannegrace and @_drkkkkk

Do not leave Coron without visiting the picture-perfect Banol Beach. Although it has a short stretch of sandy white beach, Banol Beach stands out thanks to its dramatic backdrop of limestone cliffs. As a popular lunch stop, you will find yourself here feasting on a sumptuous seafood lunch. The best part? You’ll eat in a hut overlooking turquoise waters. After getting your fill, free dive towards the far right end of Banol Beach to see the Skeleton Wreck, a sunken Japanese ship dating back to World War II. This eerily beautiful shipwreck now serves as a safe refuge for colorful fishes.



5. CYC Beach

Budget: PhP1,025-PhP1,950/person


Coron beaches

Cool off as you snorkel right in front of the immaculate CYC Beach.

Image: @nrsandrew

If you’re looking for a beach with unparalleled surroundings, then CYC Beach is the place to be. CYC Beach also prides itself in having fine white sand and azure waters that would make you instantly feel the island life vibe. Its interesting rock formations and big mangrove trees add up to its scenic setting. Not only that, its underwater scenery is also a sight to see! But since some parts are rocky, it’s advised to wear aqua shoes. CYC Beach is located some five kilometers southeast from Coron and sits near Uson Island, Dinanglet Island, and Coron Island.


6. Atwayan Beach

Budget: PHP 1,025/person


Palawan

Several tourist boats dock in Atwayan Beach for a lunch stopover.

Image: @marjpalentinos


Atwayan Beach is one of the many white sand beaches worth visiting in Coron. If you’re not particularly averse to crowds, you will surely love this touristy beach where you can mingle with other beach bums. After touring from island to island, boats flock to Atwayan’s shore for a lunch stopover. Guests are treated to a delicious seafood lunch prepared by the boat crew as part of a tour package. Aside from having a refreshing swim in the crystal clear turquoise waters, visitors can try out snorkeling and kayaking here. If you’re feeling physically drained and wanting to recharge, you can take a nap in a nipa hut.


7. San Jose Beach

Budget: PhP11,000-PhP29,200/person for a three-day, two-night stay


Coron island

San Jose Beach offers a refreshing break from stressful city life.

Image: El Rio Y Mar

You can have full access to San Jose Beach in Barangay San Jose when you stay in the posh El Rio Y Mar Resort. To get to the resort, you have to travel for 30 minutes by land from Coron town and take another 30-minute boat trip. Although the sand here isn’t as white as the other beaches in Coron, San Jose Beach offers a peaceful environment that would make you instantly forget all your worries once you’re settled. Other fun-filled activities you can try out when you’re here are beach volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, bottom fishing, hiking, and many more.



Check out Yoorekka to find more beaches, interesting attractions, and fun things to do in Coron.


Super excited to visit these beaches soon? Plan out your next weekend getaway in Coron now!



Coron beaches

When you desperately need an escape, the splendid Coron beaches in northern Palawan have got you covered. With dramatic karst formations as a backdrop, crystal-clear aquamarine waters, and vibrant marine life, we can say it’s more than your typical beach destination. Indeed, this picturesque tourist town is the place every work-inebriated beachcomber has been looking for.

Regardless which one of the many beautiful Coron beaches you end up visiting, you’re bound to enjoy your summer sojourn. So, if you’re thrilled for your next weekend adventure and are looking for fun things to do in Coron, read our list of top beaches to visit.


1. Malcapuya Island

Budget: PhP1,200-PhP1,650/person


Palawan

Malcapuya Island is a good spot to enjoy some peace and quiet.

Image: @cammckenzie

Malcapuya Island invites everyone to lay on its long stretch of white sand beach. Here in this Palawan resort, you can relax under the shade of swaying coconut trees while taking in the calming sea breeze. Snorkel around the island to see stunning coral gardens teeming with colorful fishes, or hike up a hill on the beach’s eastern side to get a panoramic view of the island circled by aquamarine waters. Malcapuya is a privately owned island located about 30 kilometers south of Coron town and is more than an hour of boat ride away. Since it’s remote and less visited, you can enjoy the beach with just a few fellow tourists around.



2. Banana Island

Budget: PhP1,200-PhP1,650/person


Coron island

Banana Island is a respite for those who want to connect with nature.

Image: @son.iaq

Banana Island, also known as Dicalabuan Island, boasts of a white sand beach on its northwestern part. Off this Coron beach awaits a thriving marine life, which is best to see through snorkeling. As Banana Island is usually a lunch stopover during tours, there are huts and tables set up. After having a hearty afternoon feast, you can doze off on a hammock under the coconut trees, or take advantage of the turquoise waters right in front of you. You could also stay overnight here if you want. Going to Banana Island is an adventure in itself as you have to hop on a large boat that can brave strong waves in the open sea.


3. Bulog Dos Island

Budget: PhP1,200-PhP1,650/person


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Bulog Dos Island’s white sand beach, sand bar, and rock formations are superb.

Image: @jenylynj

Bulog Dos Island is well-loved by beach bummers for its pristine white sand beach. In the local term, “bulog” means bald. Here you can sunbathe to get tanned or have a refreshing swim in its crystal-clear aquamarine waters. Just a few meters from the beach is a visual spectacle that leaves snorkelers in awe: vibrant corals sheltering playful fishes. The island also features rugged rock formations perfect for photo opportunities, and a sandbar where you can leisurely strollthrough Malaroyroy Peninsula. More than an hour away by boat from Coron town, Bulog Dos Island is part of a tour package that also includes Malcapuya and Banana Islands.


4. Banol Beach

Budget: PHP1,950/person


things to do in Coron

Banol Beach is your relaxing nook set amidst scenic views.

Image: @deannegrace and @_drkkkkk

Do not leave Coron without visiting the picture-perfect Banol Beach. Although it has a short stretch of sandy white beach, Banol Beach stands out thanks to its dramatic backdrop of limestone cliffs. As a popular lunch stop, you will find yourself here feasting on a sumptuous seafood lunch. The best part? You’ll eat in a hut overlooking turquoise waters. After getting your fill, free dive towards the far right end of Banol Beach to see the Skeleton Wreck, a sunken Japanese ship dating back to World War II. This eerily beautiful shipwreck now serves as a safe refuge for colorful fishes.



5. CYC Beach

Budget: PhP1,025-PhP1,950/person


Coron beaches

Cool off as you snorkel right in front of the immaculate CYC Beach.

Image: @nrsandrew

If you’re looking for a beach with unparalleled surroundings, then CYC Beach is the place to be. CYC Beach also prides itself in having fine white sand and azure waters that would make you instantly feel the island life vibe. Its interesting rock formations and big mangrove trees add up to its scenic setting. Not only that, its underwater scenery is also a sight to see! But since some parts are rocky, it’s advised to wear aqua shoes. CYC Beach is located some five kilometers southeast from Coron and sits near Uson Island, Dinanglet Island, and Coron Island.


6. Atwayan Beach

Budget: PHP 1,025/person


Palawan

Several tourist boats dock in Atwayan Beach for a lunch stopover.

Image: @marjpalentinos


Atwayan Beach is one of the many white sand beaches worth visiting in Coron. If you’re not particularly averse to crowds, you will surely love this touristy beach where you can mingle with other beach bums. After touring from island to island, boats flock to Atwayan’s shore for a lunch stopover. Guests are treated to a delicious seafood lunch prepared by the boat crew as part of a tour package. Aside from having a refreshing swim in the crystal clear turquoise waters, visitors can try out snorkeling and kayaking here. If you’re feeling physically drained and wanting to recharge, you can take a nap in a nipa hut.


7. San Jose Beach

Budget: PhP11,000-PhP29,200/person for a three-day, two-night stay


Coron island

San Jose Beach offers a refreshing break from stressful city life.

Image: El Rio Y Mar

You can have full access to San Jose Beach in Barangay San Jose when you stay in the posh El Rio Y Mar Resort. To get to the resort, you have to travel for 30 minutes by land from Coron town and take another 30-minute boat trip. Although the sand here isn’t as white as the other beaches in Coron, San Jose Beach offers a peaceful environment that would make you instantly forget all your worries once you’re settled. Other fun-filled activities you can try out when you’re here are beach volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, bottom fishing, hiking, and many more.



Check out Yoorekka to find more beaches, interesting attractions, and fun things to do in Coron.


Super excited to visit these beaches soon? Plan out your next weekend getaway in Coron now!



Keith Anthony S. Fabro

Keith Anthony Fabro is a freelancer based in Narra, Palawan. He explores the great outdoors, talks to strangers, and designs promotional materials for a living. In his free time, he practices mindful meditation or reads anything about personality psychology and the natural environment, all while listening to mellow music. When inspiration strikes, he writes spoken poetry. He can live with just water and chocolates.

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