ChasingCha: The beauty of Coron, Palawan

Palawan is one of the most visited islands of the Philippines. It is the home of one of the seven wonders of the world, the Puerto Prinsesa Underground River. Apart from that, there are also other parts of Palawan that will surely take your hearts away and with that note I want to share with you my awesome trip in CORON!

When I was a kid I only see pictures of this island on postcards that’s why it became my childhood dream to visit this place. Last May 16, 2018, together with my high school friends I finally got to experience the beauty of Coron. So with an accomplished and fulfilled heart, I want to share with you our self-made 5-day itinerary for Coron.

But before that, allow me to share my vlogs. Please have time to watch it.

Day 1

2:00 PM ETD – NAIA Terminal 4

3:00 PM ETA – Busuanga Aiport Coron Palawan

3:00 – 3:30 PM – Land Travel from Busuanga to Coron Town Proper

Van transfer fee: 300 PHP

3:30 – 6:00 PM – unpacked and rest

6:00 – 10:00 PM – Maquinit hotspring and Dinner

Day 2 and 3

Day 02

7:00 AM – Start of island hopping

7:30 AM – Kayangan Lake (you can stay here for as long as you like)

Because we are early birds, we had the Kayangan Lake all to ourselves

10:30 AM – Depart from Kayangan Lake

11:00 AM – Twin Lagoon

12:00 NN – Lunch at Smith Beach

1:00 PM – Coral Garden

2:00 PM – Skeleton Wreck

3:00 PM – CYC Beach

5:00 PM – End of Island Hopping

Day 03

10:00 AM – Cashew Harvest (Home of the best Cashew Nut)

12:00 PM – Lunch

1: 00 PM – Stop over for Dried Sea Food

Feed your eyes with this romantic sunset at Mt. Tapyas

2:00 PM – Arrival at Mt. Tapyas

3:00 PM – ETA at the peak of Mt. Tapyas. (Overlooking of Coron)

5-6 PM – Sunset at Mt. Tapyas

Day 04

8:00 AM – Start of island hopping

Pupututan Beach, just beside of it is another island where some of the Tagbanuas are living

8:30 AM – Pupututan Beach (you can also have your lunch here)

12:30 NN – ETA Barracuda Lake

2:00 PM – Green Lagoon

3:00 PM – CYC Beach

5:00 PM – End of island hopping

Lakes and beaches in Coron are mostly regulated by Tagbanuas, that’s the native tribe of Coron. That is why some of the beaches and islands there require an entrance fee.

Entrance Fees for all Beaches and Lakes:

Entrance to Maquinit Hotspring

Maquinit Hotspring: 200 Php

Kayangan Lake: 300 Php

Entrance to Twin Lagoon

Twin Lagoon: 200 Php

Smith Beach: 150 Php

Coral Garden: 150 Php

Skeleton Wreck: 150 Php

Pupututan Beach: 200 Php

Green Lagoon: 150 Php

Baraccuda Lake: 200 Php

The view of Coron from Mt. Tapyas

Mt. Tapyas: FREE!

CYC Beach: FREE!

The famous Kayangan Lake

For Boat Transfers you can Contact Kuya Choi Pe at 09569153604

Boat Rental for whole Day: 3000 Php good for 7-10 persons.

Note that the rental fee may vary depending on your chosen destinations.  You dint have to worry or haggle about the rental fees of the boat, because prices in Coron are cheap and standardized. That is to avoid competitions among boat men.

I highly recommend this boat because of its specks. It has an open and elevated deck and covered in white paint, perfect for the GRAM J

This majestic rock formation can be seen inside the Green Lagoon

I hope you’ll enjoy your Coron Adventure and if you have vlogs that you want to share with us please feel free to send it to

With that I am leaving you with this note: Build your Dreams, Chase them and Leave them. This is your wander girl ChasingCha, see you on my next adventure! Ciao!

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Chariss Claire Villasenor
Chariss Claire VillasenorTrends Bureau Chief
Cha is a Certified Public Accountant. She graduated from the University of Sto. Tomas. As a student, Cha served as Pax Romana’s Catechetical Chairperson. Currently, she is an external auditor from R.G. Manabat & Co. (KPMG in the Philippines). Cha enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and spelunking.