Palawan is one of the most beautiful destinations in the Philippines, and one of its crowning jewels is the island of Coron. Famous for its crystal-clear waters and pure white sand, it’s the perfect destination if you want to lose yourself in paradise.
To make the most of a Coron trip, though, we highly recommend that you go island-hopping. But where should you go? We highly recommend that you go to Malcapuya Island, Banana Island, and Bulog Dos – all three islands located near each other and frequently bundled together for tours – Coron Tour C. Read on to find out what activities you should try here, and what are the highlights of these incredible places!
The untouched beauty of Malcapuya Island is a massive draw for those who are tired of crowded beaches and truly want a slice of untouched paradise. Sparsely populated and barely developed, Malcapuya Island may not have many of a tourist’s creature comforts, but the sights are well worth it!
Enjoy the pristine waves or soak up the sun while lounging on the sugar-white sand, with nary another tourist in sight. This island is also an ideal place to try snorkeling or spot Palawan’s native marine life. Nature lovers will also appreciate the opportunity to trek through the island’s lush landscapes.
There’s not much by way of accommodations, but you can rent huts or small, private places to stay. Our tip is to bring a tent or hammock and sleep under the stars!
Banana Island is just a hop and a skip away from Malcapuya Island, making it an ideal destination to include in a tour to make the most of your stay. The white sand and forested hills of Banana Island have made it a must for trekkers who still love the beach. There’s also a coral reef just off its beaches, so make sure to check it out if you love snorkeling and diving.
Surprisingly, there are no banana trees on banana island – but there are plenty of palm trees, so set up your hammock there and get ready for a chill afternoon nap in the sunshine. While camping on the beach is no longer allowed, you can stay in one of the cottages with lights and electric fans.
Just like the previous two islands, Bulog Dos is a great spot for rest and relaxation. But if you want to have an unmatched view of the island, we recommend taking the short trek up the hill in the middle of the island. Don’t forget to take plenty of snaps of Bulog Dos from this spot, especially if you’re sticking around to watch the sunset.
Because the water is so clear around this island, snorkeling is a popular activity here. Marvel at the vibrant coral or go for a dip amongst schools of parrotfish. Even walking just a short distance from the shore will bring you close to bigger fish – just watch out for the stingrays and make sure your sunscreen is coral-reef friendly!
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