Tourists are no longer allowed to visit some of Coron’s tourist attractions starting July 1,2012.
In order to stop the collection of multiple fees, the Council of Elders and members of the community of Coron Island decided to close the following sites: Tangingi Beach, Twin Lagoons, Smith Point Beach, Kaliwantay Beach, Banol Beach 1 and 2, Atwayan Beach, Malwawoy Beach, and the Skeleton Wreck.
Through a municipal ordinance, the Municipality of Coron has implemented a one-fee system for visiting tourists. Tourists won’t need to pay multiple fees but a single fee of Php 250.00.
Ordinance states that:
- The User Fee shall be paid/collected at the Treasury Office of the municipality. Tickets and receipts will be issued.
- All tourism related establishments are to purchase their tickets at the said offices.
Source: Municipal Ordinance