A different look at Coron

Finally made it back to Coron. After four years, the town has seen some addition of new concrete building (nothing too high), and an extended harbour. The ubiquitous zipline also makes an appearance.

Still, the town still looks and feel the same. Even the drive to Maquinit Hot Springs is the rough and bumpy ride it was back then.

Instead of doing the Coron island hopping tour, I opted for the farther Malcapuya, Banana and Bulog Islands. Coron may be a snorkelling and diving haven, but I have a preference for just chilling at the beach. It was also great to know that visitors have the option to camp there, as oppose to staying in town.

Our accommodation is vastly different from where we stayed at before. Though staying n a cottage on stilts over the water is an experience you don’t easily forget, it’s also great to stay somewhere more comfortable and familiar. Not to mention having real doors in the toilet and running water.

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Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 17 Comments
  1. Mitch says:

    Coron is truly a haven.
    Very laid back esp yes, the Malcapuya ang Banana Island. I’ve never been to Bulog kasi the time we’re there, it was raining hard. But I believed, many who have been to Coron, would really like to return back…again and again.

  2. albert says:

    oooh! more details please! i only went to coron and the nearby islands. di na kami tumuloy sa banana and malcapuya kasi umuulan.is it true that one of the islands is already for sale?

  3. Jeane says:

    Wow! It is indeed a very beautiful post. I am really glad that you shared this page. Thanks a lot for the share.

  4. real doors! haha.. when i showed that place to my gf, sabi nya ako na lang daw pumunta mag isa haha. :D

    even though nakapag el nido na ko, i would still like to go back to coron and stay overnight either at malcapuya or banana island :)

    • Nina says:

      It definitely has character.. and staying there is character building lol

      Yup, that’s what I’d love to do in the future too! Hopefully before they start building in Malcapuya. Our boatman told us that someone already bought the island.

  5. freeze says:

    hi nina, any update about the road condition to calauit? i hope the concrete roads are done by now and has shorten travel time ;)

  6. I haven’t been to Coron for many years now but coming across this post has just reminded me how much I love it there. Must try and get back next year for a visit!

  7. I stayed in Banana Island for two nights. Super bait ng mga tao dun. Haay. I miss that place already. I really hope wag maging super commercialized yung area. I mean sana payapa pa rin a few years from now. :)

  8. Mark says:

    I love Banana Island for its laidback, faraway isolated side of the country vibe. I hope it stays that way. Will definitely be back one of these days :)

  9. Looks like a beautiful area. I haven’t been lucky enough to visit this area yet, but i hope to do so in a few years time!

  10. Christian Rene Friborg says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit the Philippines, especially its beautiful beaches, like Coron! Thank you for this post. :)

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