Cebu Pacific Flight
Manila – Coron Palawan
Total Fare for two (PISO SALE): PHP 850.24
Coron Palawan – Manila
Total Fare for two (SALE): PHP 3,004.00
5 days and 4 nights Coron, Palawan Travel. Almost a week stay in Coron will be enough to cover the best tourists spots. Definitely one of our dream destinations fulfilled. Coron, Palawan best tourist spots are Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoon, Calauit Safari, Mt. Tapyas , Maquinit Hot Spring, Malcapuya Island, Skeleton Wreck, Bulog Dos Island and more.
We had two accommodation for our trip, first we prefer lodge or cheaper hotel for our first 4 days for a cheaper price and a luxurious hotel for the last day to relax and unwind after a jam packed days of touring. I am the one who did all the reservations so here are the details of our Coron Trip:
1. Balaibinda Lodge (4 days and 3 nights)
location: 22 Don Pedro St. Barangay 3, Coron, Palawan, Philippines, 5316
They have 6 kinds of room to choose from:
- Roadside Queen Room
- Courtyard Deluxe with 1 Queen Bed
- Courtyard Triple Room
- Superior Family Room (good for 6 persons)
- Courtyard Queen
- Roofdeck Triple
I found and booked the lodge in Agoda and at first I did get a Roadside Queen room since it’s the cheaper of all rooms. The hotel said that the room opens up to a busy main road. Street sounds may be heard inside the room even with closed door and windows. So i decided to change it to Courtyard Queen. Since the quiet rooms are in the Courtyard which is only available thru direct booking with the hotel and they cannot use my Agoda booking to reserve other room types. Upgrading to a Courtyard room using my Agoda booking will cost me more and is subject to room availability upon arrival. So i stick to my booking i made and actually it’s not that bad since we will just stay in the hotel at night.
Airport transfers is not required to avail in the hotel but will definitely save your time upon arriving when you avail it since the Coron Town Proper is more or less 22.2 kilometers from the airport.
By the way transfers are also available outside the airport but to less the hassle of looking I already included it to our hotel booking. Don’t worry, if you’re asking the price difference they have a standard rate of ₱150 per person per way (shared van).
Our room reservation is inclusive of daily plated breakfast for each actual paying checked-in guest. Breakfast is served at the hotel dining area 6:30-9:30 a.m. daily. It may not be packed for tours. They will ask you for your preferred breakfast from their menu upon arrival at the hotel.
Total Price of our reservation for two for 4 days and 3 night is P6,429.16 (Included in price: Tax 12%, Service Charge 10%) Payment for the transfer can be made at the hotel before checkout.
2. Two Seasons Bayside Hotel (1 day and 1 night)
location: National Road, Barangay Tagumpay, Coron Town, Palawan 5316
They have 10 kinds of room to choose from (rooms details source – twoseasonsresorts):
For more detailed experience, you may opt to visit my blog about our stay in Two Seasons Bayside Hotel here Two Seasons Bayside Hotel: One of the most luxurious hotel in Coron, Palawan!
We got our tours from Tripidito Travel, owned by Michael Yao. You can directly contact them in Facebook for booking. Prices may vary but as far as i know Coron always have standard rates. Here are the complete offered tours of the agency:
- Coron Ultimate Tour PHP 1,400/pax
KAYANGAN LAKE, TWIN LAGOON, SIETE PECADOS MARINE PARK, SKELETON WRECK,
CORAL GARDEN, BANOL BEACH/ VIVIAN BEACH, CYC BEACH Starts at 8am-5pm.
- Coron Island Budget Tour A PHP 800/PAX
KAYANGAN LAKE, SIETE PECADOS MARINE PARK, QUIN LAGOON, CYC BEACH,
VIVIAN BEACH, CORAL GARDEN Starts at 8am-5pm.
- Coron Island Budget Tour B PHP 1,100/PAX
BARRACUDA LAKE, TWIN LAGOON, ATWAYAN OR BANOL 1 BEACH, SKELETON WRECK
REEF GARDEN Starts at 8am-5pm.
- Island Escapade Tour C PHP 1400/PAX
MALCAPUYA ISLAND, BANANA ISLAND & BULOG ISLAND Starts at 8am-5pm.
- Reef & Wrecks Tour PHP 1400/PAX
CALUMBUYAN ISLAND/PASS ISLAND, LUSONG GUNBOAT & SHIPWRECK,
CORAL GARDEN, EAST TANGAT WRECK Starts at 8am-5pm.
- Coron Town Tour PHP 600/PAX
MAQUINIT HOT SPRINGS, MT TAPYAS TREK, SOUVENIR SHOPS, LUALHATI PARK AND
TOWN CENTER, CASHEW FACTORY, ST AUGUSTINE CHURCH Starts at 4pm-7pm.
So we decided to just picked what tours we can accommodate, here are the details of our tours:
1. Town Tour
Price: range from P600 – P800
Best time: 4:00PM onwards
Common Destinations: Lualhati park, Souvenir Shop, Mt. Tapyas, Cashew Factory & Maquinit Hot Spring
We opt not to get Town Tour because I’ve read some reviews that it’s cheaper to rent a tricycle to roam around the City and also we just wanna go to specific spots. Since we arrive past 3:00PM we decide to take a rest first and start city tour at 4:00PM.
Rented tricycle (outside our hotel): range P100 – P200 (if I remember it right)
Picked destinations: Mt. Tapyas and Maquinit Hot Spring
Maquinit Hot Springs
2. Island Escapade Tour C (8:30AM – 5:00PM)
Destination: Bulog Dos Island, Banana Island, Malcapuya Island
Bulog Dos Island
3. Coron Ultimate Tour (8:30AM – 5:00PM)
Destination: Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoon, Siete Pecados, Smith Beach, Skeleton Wreck, Cyc Beach, Coral Garden
After a tiresome tours we will always look for good foods. Let’s talk about now the highlight of this travel, of course Foods! This is already a routine for us or i can say everyone who always need to search what are the best and famous restaurants in any place they will go to. So we found out some and few of them are recommended by locals specially by tricycle drivers. Let me show you the lists of restaurants we tried.
Coron Best Eats
1. La Sirenetta Restaurant & Bar
location: Reef Pier | Nr Central Market, Coron, Busuanga Island 5316
type of food: Bar, Filipino, Seafood
2. Lolo Nonoy’s Food station
location: Brgy. Pob. 1 National Highway | Coron, Coron, Busuanga Island 5316
type of food: Filipino, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
3. Big Mama’s Pinoy Hot Pot & Grill
location: Barangay Poblacion 4, National Highway, Coron, Busuanga Island 5316
type of food: Filipino, Asian, International
4. Coffee Kong
location: Along the Main Street, Coron, Busuanga Island
type of food: Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
5. Island Boy Grill
location: Brgy 3, Coron, Busuanga Island
type of food: Filipino, Bar, Barbecue
There you go! You should visit Coron and experience the beauty on your own. All i can say is that Babalik A-CORON!