So, you have booked that plane ticket to Coron. It would be your first time to visit the amazing island
and you’re clueless on what to do, where to eat etc. Planning an itinerary would save you time and make your experience worthwhile.
Here are itineraries which you can follow:
Coron in 4 days/ 3Nights
Day 1: Beach bumming /camping at Malcapuya Island /Banana Island
*It’s best to go to these islands early in the morning to avoid the huge waves. We were there during the Amihan Season so waves were really huge.
Head to Gateway Port. The boat operators’ standard rate for these islands (Malcapuya/Banana): Php 3,500. You can haggle up to Php 3,000 (based on our experience). It’s also ideal to stay overnight at Malcapuya Island if you want to experience the quiet life in this virgin island.
Here’s a blog entry of our experience: Sail to Paradise
You may inquire for the rates of the overnight accommodation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 2: Coron Island Hopping
*Head to Gateway Port to start your island hopping tour. Boat operators have standard rates. For the Coron Island Hopping tour, they usually charge Php 1,500.00. If you’re 6 in a group, then you’ll have to pay Php 250/each.
Before leaving the port, buy seafoods at the market (just beside the port). Your boatman may cook for you. But you have to pay them a separate fee for that. They’re friendly so you just need your PR skills to negotiate with them.
- 8:00 am-9:00- Departure from Gateway Port
- 9:00-10:00 am- Snorkel at Siete Pecados (Entrance Fee: Php 100.00)
- 10:00am-12:00pm- Kayangan Lake (Entrance Fee: Php 200.00)
- Lunch at the Boat
- 1:00pm-2:00pm Barracuda Lake (Php 100.00)
- 2:00pm-2:30 pm Twin Lagoon (Php 100.00)
- 2:30pm-3:00 pm Snorkel at Skeleton Wreck (Php 100.00)
- 3:00 pm-4:00 pm Banol Beach (Php 100.00)
- 4:00pm-4:30 pm CYC Island (No entrance fee)
- Return to Coron Town
Expenses per person (based on DIY Coron): Php 1,270.00 (If 7 pax).
Day 3: Calauit Safari Adventure
*Calauit is about two hours away from Coron town. It’s best to hire a van to go there and would be affordable if you’re many in a group. In any case, you can check DIY Coron and join group tours. In this way, you can lessen the cost.
*We did avail of their service for easier arrangements/ travel.
Expenses: Php 1,930.00/pax (If 5 pax, DIY Coron price)
Travel time: Coron Town-Calauit Island: 4:00 am-7:00am
Day 4-Coron Town Tour/Pasalubong
*Roam the town.
What to Buy: Kasuy in Good Harvest (Php 100.00/small pack), souvenir shirts in Fern Valle (White Shirt Php 135.00), sugpo in the market (large shrimps are way cheaper here than in Manila).