Coron, Palawan: “Town & Country”

Coron Town is the center of economic and tourist activity in Busuanga, Palawan. It serves as the sail-off place for island hopping tours throughout the rest of the Calamian group of Islands. One of the main attraction of the town is Mount Tapyas. The view from the peak gifts you a wonderful view of the town below. One can clearly see the nearby islands, hillside roads, boats and ships on the horizon and the people living their simple lives. It is a setting we big city dwellers would save up to experience for a few days in between our daily grind climbing the corporate ladder. 

Christian Sangoyo

Going to Mt. Tapyas requires climbing more than 750 steps, a good 15-25 minute workout that becomes more worthwhile once you reach the top. The best time to climb is either near the time of sunrise or sunset. Atop can be found a tall cross that lit up the sky during night time.

Ria Jose

Coron is a 2nd class municipality, the scenes here are almost alike as other seaside towns. The market is located beside the main port and a stone throw away from a proposed boulevard that is currently being reclaimed.

Potpot Pinili

We stayed at a lodge called L&M PE. It is located near the market. It's far from fancy, but just the right place where all you’ll do is to take a quick shower, sleep then head out again for more island hopping and souvenir items hunting.

Erica Brenner

These are the kids working at the kasoy factory. All they do is to simply take out the kasoy fruit from its shell. Our guide told us these kids belongs to the “Tagbanua tribe”. We went to Coron a week earlier than the town fiesta thus why the streets are filled with preparation for the event. Street parades are being practiced already all over the town.

Marianne Londres

Coron town, just like other municipalities around the Philippines represents the very best of Pinoy living. It has its own rich culture and traditions, evokes a simple lifestyle, and an air of friendliness which makes every visitors feel welcome. The thing that differentiates Coron town with other towns is its scenic location serving as the hub of island exploration. I wonder how it feels in a place knowing that paradise is just a short boat ride away.