DIY Travel: Coron, Palawan, Philippines - Jona Shares

DIY Travel: Coron, Palawan, Philippines


Dec. 08 - 12, 2016

Coron, Palawan, often referred as the Philippines' last frontier, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines.

With its pristine white sand and clean beaches, beautiful marine life and wildlife safari, who would not love the place.

As a nature and beach lover, Coron is part of my bucket list and I have been checking out for promo fares and I am glad that at last I was able to get not just one but two with Cebu Pacific Airlines. Perfect date would be my birthday month which happens to be our wedding anniversary month too.

This is definitely one of the best birthday celebration I have ever had... Also, this is our first travel as a married couple and will be celebrating our anniversary in advance.


- Take a flight from Manila to Busuanga.

- Take a van from the Airport going to Coron Town, fare is Php 150.00 and travel time is   around forty-five minutes.
Our view before landing.
View before landing

Land travel from airport to hotel
inside our van, land travel going to Hotel


I opt to do our itinerary for five days since I want to visit Calauit Safari and it would consume one day since it's a little far from the town proper.

DAY 1:

- Arrive at the Airport.

- Check in the the Hotel. (I booked with Darayunan Lodge Hotel, one of the oldest hotel in Coron)

- City Tour and Mt. Tapyas. You can just rent a tricycle for this. Just negotiate with the driver. Make sure to reach Mt. Tapyas before sunset so you can watch it at the top.

Our Hotel, Darayonan Lodge

Mt. Tapyas
Mt. Tapyas

Mt. Tapyas
Sunset on top of Mt. Tapyas
Mt. Tapyas
Overlooking Coron Island

-Dinner. We just roam around the Plaza and check some foods there. Also we bought some foods and water in a nearby grocery store.

DAY 2:

- Breakfast courtesy of our Hotel.

- Coron Island Tour courtesy of Calamian Islands Travel and Tours.
This are the highlights and must-see destinations in Coron. It includes the Siete Pecados,     Skeleton Wreck, Kayangan Lake, Barracuda Lake, Twin Lagoons, CYC Beach and Beach 91 (where we took our lunch c/o tour package, this is exclusive to our island tour agency).

- Back to Hotel.

- Attended Mass at the church. (It's my Birthday!)

- Dinner at Kawayanan Grill

Kayangan Lake
Photo Op at Kayangan Lake

DAY 3:

- Breakfast c/o our Hotel.

- Island Escapade Tour courtesy of Calamian Islands Travel and Tours.
  The best beaches in Coron. It consists of Malcapuya Island, Bulog Dos Island and Banana Island where we also late lunch c/o the tour package.

- Back to Hotel

- Dinner at Lolo Nonoy's

Bulog Dos Island
on top overlooking Two Seasons Coron, taken at Bulog Dos Island

DAY 4:

- Packed breakfast c/o Hotel since we need to leave the town as early as 4:00 am as we are the first to be picked-up by the van for our Calauit Safari and Reefs and Wrecks Tour.

Breakfast stop-over c/o the tour agency.

- Calauit Safari Tour

Lunch c/o our tour agency.

- Island hopping. Lusong gunboat, Lusong Coral garden and Black Island.

- Back to Hotel and dinner. 

Photo Op with Giraffes and Zebras
Photo Op with the zebras and giraffe at Calauit Safari

DAY 5:

- Breakfast c/o our Hotel.

- Swimming then check-out. Left our things at the hotel.

- Souvenir Shopping.

- Back to hotel to pick our things then go to the airport.

- Hello Manila!

Souvenir shopping

On board going back to Manila

Sharing a short video of my travel with the one I love the most.

Coron, Palawan Adventure 12.2016 from Jona Shares on Vimeo.

I agree that you will definitely enjoy your trip whenever you are with the person you love. You get to know more about each other and sharing ideas and enriching your souls while on travel. For married couples, you should still make quality time for each other. I guess, planning a trip once a year with your husband or wife will definitely make your marriage more stronger. 

Also, for foreign visitors, you can check out Mili of about her personal experience and recommendations. I highly recommend to read her Coron/Busuanga Adventure

Cheers to more adventures! Happy Travels!


  1. What's a good to visit Philipines?

  2. So many beautiful places in the Philippines and Palawan is one of it.

  3. Such a beautiful place! The water is so clear! I have never been to Philipines but will add it to my travel list! xx corinne

  4. What a fun looking trip! I'm terrified of flying in small air planes, but it would be well worth it to see that beautiful place!

  5. Beautiful country. I had NO idea like Africa you had zebras and giraffes too! Swell destination to add to backet list.

  6. Looks like such an amazing trip. I've never been to the PHilipines, but you make it look so glamorous and exciting. I would definitely consider going there after seeing your photos!

  7. What a wonderful place to visit! All of the scenery looks amazing and I can't believe you were so close to zebras and giraffes. How cool is that?!

  8. What a wonderful trip! Such a beautiful place!

  9. Looks like you had a great time. I need a vacation soon.

  10. This looks absolutely amazing out there. I love the animals in the background. I will have to add this to the must visit places during my travels. Thanks for the great post.

  11. Beautiful Coron! I would love to visit with the family someday and just enjoy what the island has to offer. I've heard so many good things about this place.

  12. Vacations bring out my financial anxiety. How do you financially plan for your trips?

  13. Oh wow, it looks so much like Hawaii!! I'd love to do a safari, too, amazing!

  14. Such a beautiful place! and the places and the animals all is so pretty and like mnagical for me!!

  15. It looks like you guys are having an amazing time. I'm not at all jealous :)

    Louise x

  16. Such a magical place, this! I'd love to visit somewhere like this one day!

  17. Haven't been to Coron but it's on my bucket list. Was ablel to visit Puerto Prinsesa and El Nido though. But they say Coron is still the best!

  18. I haven't been to Coron yet but my cousin is raving about the place. I'm still waiting for my daughter to grow up a little before taking my family there.

  19. I haven't been to the Philipines. Its absolutely gorgeous! I love seeing pictures of it.


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