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If you want to experience all the beauty of an island getaway, Coron is the place to book a vacation. Its pure turquoise waters and fine white sand have earned it high praise from locals and seasoned tourists alike. Because there’s so much to see and do here, it can be a little overwhelming to plan your itinerary, especially if you don’t have a lot of time. So where should you go and what should you do on your Coron adventure?

If you’re taking a trip to this gorgeous spot in Palawan, there are some sights we recommend you visit to really round off the experience. Keep reading to learn more about these five beautiful attractions in Coron to check off your bucket list. These tourist spots are part of the Coron Island Tour B, a popular tour package on the island.

Barracuda Lake

Barracuda Lake is one of the two freshwater lakes in Coron that are open to the public. Found in the north shore area of Coron, it’s a popular spot for diving and swimming. Its clear blue waters and sublime rock formations are the obvious attraction, but it’s the unique temperature of this water that has made swimming here a truly unique experience.

Barracuda Lake is a popular tourist spot in Coron, Palawan - part of Coron Island Tour B
Barracuda Lake in Coron, Palawan

Barracuda Lake has both freshwater and saltwater, and has alternating cooler and hotter water that feels much like swimming in a hot tub. Swimmers report that the water here feels almost “silky”, and that you’ll feel almost weightless.

The underwater beauty of Barracuda Lake in Coron, Palawan

Skeleton Wreck

If you like your diving with a little bit of history, we recommend that you go snorkeling, free-diving, or scuba diving at Skeleton Wreck. This spot is home to the wreck of a Japanese supply ship sunk by a US airstrike in World War II. Now nestled around 5m to 22m depths, you can swim with the vibrant Palawan marine life that darts in and out of the sunken ship’s interiors.

Skeleton Wreck
Skeleton Wreck

Twin Lagoon

One of the most popular attractions in Coron, the Twin Lagoon consists of two lovely lagoons separated by a narrow cliff. The only way to get here is by boat, but it’s well worth it! The stunningly clear saltwater and weathered limestone cliffs make this a truly Instagrammable spot.

Twin Lagoon is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Coron, Palawan - part of Coron Island Tour B
Twin Lagoon in Coron, Palawan

Hop on the kayak if it’s available, or go snorkeling in the pleasantly warm water. We highly recommend that you go in the early morning when it’s less crowded.

Reef Garden

Aching to immerse yourself in the water and see more of Palawan’s reefs and fishes? Visit the Reef Garden, where you can snorkel in the crystal-clear waters amongst bright coral, anemones, and clams. If you’re lucky, you might see some turtles!

Reef Garden
Reef Garden

Take care as you swim, because the current may be strong sometimes. If you can, book a private tour so you can look around the beach while taking your time.

Smith Beach

This beach area is tiny but beautiful with white sand and black limestone. Swim in the warm, shallow water and keep your eyes peeled for turtles. Because it faces the west, it’s a great spot for watching the sunset. The seclusion just adds to the atmosphere that you’re in a private, serene spot all by yourself!

If you join a group tour, lunch is usually served here.

Smith Beach in Coron, Palawan
Smith Beach

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