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5 of the Most Fun Things to Do in Coron This Year

Get ready to have an incredible year in Palawan with these Coron activities!

By: Denisse Shawntel Tan | January 01, 2023
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Is Coron on your list of this year’s destinations? Here are some of the things you can do during your visit.

Images: Palawander Travel and Tours

Are you missing the sunsets and stunning landscapes of Coron Palawan? You can visit some of the province’s famous tourist spots this year! In case you missed it, Coron reopened to tourists amid the pandemic, which means you can now check out the attractions and enjoy activities on the island once again. Of course, you must know all the fun things to do in Coron to ensure that you want Palawan’s famous tourist spots to the max. So, if you’re planning to book a trip, check out these fun things to do in Coron this year!

1. Explore Coron’s beaches.

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What makes Coron’s beaches beautiful? The clear waters and fine sands.

Image: Bacau Bay Resort Coron

A trip to Coron wouldn’t be complete without exploring beaches. Since crystal clear waters surround the area, taking a dip in any of Coron’s gorgeous beaches is a must. You can also enjoy the majestic sunset when you’re not in the waters. You can also relax while lying on the fine sand. Coron’s famous beaches include Atwayan Beach, Smith Beach, Banol Beach, and Coron Youth Beach Club, and you can access these through an island hopping tour.

2. Visit Calauit Safari Park.

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Giraffes are some of the animals you can see in Calauit Safari.

Image: Abril Sordnem Dona

Visiting a safari is an excellent Coron activity option for animal and non-beach lovers. When you’re not marveling at the diverse marine life of Coron, you can visit Calauit Safari Park to see more of nature’s remarkable creatures. The safari is home to exotic animals and flora from Africa and Palawan. What makes it worthy of a place to visit is that it lets you see and interact with some of the animals that freely roam the premises. For one, you can take photos while feeding giraffes with mangrove leaves. The safari also has a mini zoo to see more wild animals, such as turtles, monkeys, alligators, snakes, boards, meerkats, and more.

3. Bathe at the Maquinit Hot Springs.

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Want a soothing dip after a long day of exploring? You can unwind at the Maquinit Hot Springs.

Image: Maquinit Hot Springs Facebook page

If you’re not a big fan of beaches, there are other places to experience Coron’s waters. Instead, you can bathe in Maquinit Hot Springs, one of the few saltwater hot springs in the world. Surrounded by mangrove trees and lush hills, Maquinit is the perfect escape if you want to experience nature. Fun fact: the spring’s hot waters are said to be heated by a volcano located underground, and its temperature can reach 40 °C.

4. Hike Mt. Tapyas.

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Mt. Tapyas’ peak features a vast “CORON” sign that can be seen from afar.

Image: Unsplash

Beaches are not the only natural landscapes that you can visit in Coron. Aside from bodies of water, the island also offers mountains for exploring. One of the most famous mountains in the area is Mt. Tapyas, which provides a great view of Busuanga and unique things to do in Coron. You need to climb 721 steps to get to the top, so bring enough water and snacks to keep your energy up. The climb might be exhausting, but the view is worth it. Once you reach the top, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the stunning landscape, and you’ll also be able to take photos with the vast “Coron” sign, similar to Hollywood.

5. Relax and snorkel at Kayangan Lake.

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Kayangan Lake consists of 70% freshwater and 30% salt water.

Image: Owen Owen

When you look for pictures of Coron, you’re bound to see a view of Kayangan Lake. As one of the most famous tourist spots in the area, the lake offers many activities for tourists. Aside from island hopping, you can snorkel, free dive, and explore secluded beaches and shipwrecks here. During the night, the place is also an excellent spot for stargazing. If you have a drone, you can also take an aerial shot of Kayangan Lake.

Coron truly is an excellent destination for a trip after the quarantine. When visiting, make sure to follow health protocols for safe visits! Have a great trip!

Visit Yoorekka Magazine to see more activities in Palawan that you can add to your bucket list this year!

This article was initially published in Yoorekka on January 01, 2021.

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About Denisse Shawntel Tan
Denisse Tan is currently a work in progress: she’s an aspiring writer, artist, and fashion designer! She’s trying to figure out how to manage her time in achieving all of her goals while also taking in life as humanly possible. Aside from art, she’s a big fan of the color pink, disco music, Bratz dolls, and Genshin Impact. By age 35, she plans to travel to New York City 🗽.
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