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5 Spots in Coron To Stay At for the Best Island Living Experience

Check out these amazing accommodations in Coron and book a room that suits your needs!

By: Keith Anthony S. Fabro | March 01, 2021
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Where to Stay in Coron

Feel the comforts of a home away from home while staying in Coron.

Image: The Funny Lion

When you browse through Instagram’s “Explore” tab, chances are, one of the photos you’ll see is taken in one of the premier travel destinations in the Philippines: Coron, Palawan. Considered as a haven for travelers of all kinds, Coron boasts crystal clear waters, fine, powdery sands, limestone cliffs, a plethora of dive sites and mountains, and more places to trek to for days on end. It would be a good idea then, to know where to stay in Coron and make the most of a getaway island experience.

Moreover, after a jam-packed day of exploring the sights, one would really look forward to a good night’s rest from the day’s activities. We’ve rounded up a list of places where to stay in Coron and unwind while on this beautiful island.

1. The Funny Lion

Address: Sitio Jolo, Barangay Poblacion 5, Coron
Estimated Travel Time: 30 minutes
Cub Room: PhP7,956/night
King Room: PhP8,892/night
Pride Room: PhP9,369/night


Get your vacation mode on and sleep like royalty at The Funny Lion.

Image: The Funny Lion Facebook Page

The Funny Lion is a quaint boutique hotel located in the town’s outskirts. Its safari theme and location promise a peaceful refuge for its guests with the comfort of modern amenities and wonderful views. This 32-room hotel has an outdoor pool, on-site and poolside dining options, and a wellness spa. It also has a rooftop bar aptly called Pride Rock Deck, which serves as the perfect spot to watch the Coron Bay sunset. Guests can choose between lounging at the bar or either of the two jacuzzis that the resort has.

Guests can choose from three types of rooms: the Cub room, the King room, and the Pride room, all featuring common amenities like a television, hot and cold shower, wireless internet connection, and wake-up services. The hotel even has non-smoking rooms to suit the needs of the most particular of guests. All of the three-room variants can accommodate one to three adults or two adults and two children, depending on the arrangements.

How to get to The Funny Lion: Ride a public van from Francisco B. Reyes Airport (Busuanga airport) and ask to be dropped off at The Funny Lion.

2. Hop Hostel

Address: Calle Nueva, Barangay Poblacion 5, Coron
Estimated Travel Time: 30 minutes
Private room with shared bathroom for 4: PhP1,117/night
Single bed in an 8-bed mixed dorm: PhP879/night
King size bed for 1 in a 6-bed female dorm: PhP1,099/night
Single bed in a 6-bed mixed dorm: PhP989/night
King size bed for 1 in a 12-bed mixed dorm: PhP989/night
King size bed for 1 in an 8-bed mixed dorm: PhP1,049/night
Single bed in a 12-bed mixed dorm: PhP769/night*

travel destinations

Socialize with different kinds of travelers at Hop Hostel.

Image: Hop Hostel Website

If you want a unique Coron experience shared with other travelers from around the world, then Hop Hostel is the perfect place for you. All rooms here are equipped with air conditioning and have king- or single-size bed options per person. Dorm rooms good for 6 to 12 people are also available in an all-girls or mixed type. For those who need a little more privacy, rooms good for four and two persons are also available, with the latter equipped with its own toilet and bath.

The common bathrooms offer hot showers, clean toilets, and hair dryers as well. Other amenities are a den, a mini movie theater, a rooftop bar, a kitchen, and a view deck. Guests also have the option to choose among the hostel's daily changing activities such as movie nights, beach trips, picnics, workouts, sunset cruises, board game tournaments, beer pong, and open mic nights. The hostel’s staff can also assist guests in organizing and choosing tours for their stay.

How to get to Hop Hostel: Ride a public van from Francisco B. Reyes Airport (Busuanga Airport) and ask to be dropped off at Hop Hostel.

As of February 2021, Hop Hostel is temporarily closed. Please follow the establishment on social media to see its latest announcements.

3. Corto del Mar Hotel

Address: Commesaria Street, Barangay Poblacion 1, Coron
Estimated Travel Time: 30 minutes
Standard: starts at PhP5,040/night
Superior: starts at PhP5,775/night
Deluxe: starts at PhP6,090/night
Executive Suite: starts at PhP6,720/night
Junior Suite: starts at PhP7,245/night
Family Room: PhP9,135/night
Presidential Suite: PhP14,175/night

wonderful views

You could book a stay at Corto del Mar to be at one with nature.

Image: Corto del Mar Facebook Page

If you want to stay somewhere seemingly out of the Mediterranean, then Corto del Mar Hotel is the place for you. The hotel’s 32 bedrooms and suites—complete with a restaurant and adult and kiddie pools—will make you feel relaxed amidst Coron’s quiet beauty. There are seven rooms to choose from. The suite rooms have either a pool or a sea view, and all rooms are equipped with air-conditioning units, ceiling fan, LED TV, hot and cold shower, safety deposit box, and dresser.

It is also good to know that this resort has taken a pledge of sustainability by implementing green policies in its operations. They use power saver cards, serve local and organic produce grown from their farms, employ locals, use secondhand and refurbished wood for furniture (not a single tree was cut down when they furnished the entire resort!), buy items in bulk, and maintain a conscious effort in saving water. With Corto del Mar Hotel, living a green and sustainable lifestyle can go hand in hand with your travels.

How to get to Corto del Mar Hotel: Ride a public van from Francisco B. Reyes Airport (Busuanga airport) and ask to be dropped off at Corto del Mar Hotel.

4. El Rio y Mar Resort

Address: Barangay San Jose, Coron
Estimated Travel Time: 60 minutes
Native Cabana: starts at PhP5,200/night
Casa Morena Room: starts at PhP7,000/night
Superior Room: starts at PhP7,000/night
Cedar Cabana: starts at PhP8,000/night
Deluxe Room: starts at PhP8,000/night
Casa Room: starts at PhP8,000/night

island living

El Rio y Mar Resort promises guests nothing but sheer comfort and serenity.

Image: El Rio Y Mar Resort Facebook Page

El Rio y Mar Resort is the place where island living dreams are made of. The resort offers every traveler a much-needed vacation from the daily stresses of life. Guests can choose from the 34 available rooms ranging from 6 Native Cabanas, 19 Casa Rooms, 4 Cedar Cabanas, 4 Superior Rooms, and a single Deluxe Room. Rooms are equipped with a queen bed with a pull-up mattress for extra persons, luxurious marble bathrooms with rain shower heads, and air conditioner.

The resort has a delicious buffet from morning until evening, and live music during dinner that complements the sumptuous food. It also offers two infinity pools, a karaoke room, a dugong dive center, a gym, an outdoor volleyball area and a lounge.

How to get to El Rio y Mar Resort: To get to El Rio y Mar, you have to travel for 30 minutes by land from Coron town and take another half-hour boat trip.

As of February 2021, El Rio y Mar Resort is temporarily closed. Please follow the establishment on social media to see its latest announcements.

5. Coron Gateway Hotel & Suites

Address: Barangay Poblacion 3, Coron
Estimated Travel Time: 45 minutes
Junior Suite Double: PhP5,720/night
Junior Suite Twin: PhP5,720/night
Executive Suite: PhP7,800/night


Coron Gateway Hotel & Suites has all you need to have a comfy stay in Coron.

Image: Coron Gateway Hotel & Suites Facebook Page

Coron Gateway Hotel & Suites offers peaceful yet modern accommodation to its guests. Conveniently located right in the heart of Coron’s Poblacion district, this establishment offers guests rooms with a balcony, air conditioner, TV, minibar, toilet and bath, and a safe. There is also an in-house restaurant that serves international and local dishes and caters to guest requests and room service. It’s good to note that the hotel is situated right at the municipality’s baywalk area, where one is surrounded by beautiful karst formations bordering the open sea. Insider tip: it’s one of the best locations to watch the sunset!

How to get to Coron Gateway Hotel & Suites: Ride a van from Francisco B. Reyes Airport (Busuanga Airport) going to Coron port. From the port, hop on a boat that travels to the hotel for 15 minutes.

Looking for more accommodations in Coron? Make sure to visit Yoorekka to discover more!

Spending a night or two in these hotels can make your Coron trip extra special and memorable. Book your stay now!

This article was originally published in Yoorekka on March 05, 2020.

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About 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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