Must Try Activities in Coron, Palawan
There is so much to explore and experience in wonderful Coron, making it one of the must visited destinations in Palawan. Coron is blessed with pristine white sand beaches, stunning rock formations, exquisite hot springs and lakes, historical shipwreck sites, and some of the best diving spots in the world.
Endless adventure awaits at Coron that deciding on what to do can be quite a challenge. It is important to do proper research and planning to make the most out of your trip. To help you, here are some activities you must definitely try on your visit to Coron.
1. Climb over 700 steps to reach the summit of Mt. Tapyas and swim at Maquinit Hot Spring
Take a scenic climb up Mt. Tapyas where you can see panoramic views of Coron town and the other Calamianes Islands. You may opt to go late in the afternoon and catch the most stunning sunset as you look over the beautiful islands.
You may consider visiting the pools of Maquinit Hot Spring and watch the sunset from there. The hot temperature and saltwater from the hot springs is perfect for a long and tiring day or after your hike to Mt. Tapyas.
2. Take the Coron Island Tour
This is one of the most popular tours in Coron which takes you from one lake to another. There are about 8 lakes in the island but only the Barracuda Lake and the Kayangan Lake are open to the public. The Barracuda Lake and is named so for its resident barracuda swimming in its depths, however it does not bother tourists wading in the waters. The Kayangan Lake on the other hand has become the flagship destination of Coron due to its crystal clear water. It is one of the cleanest lakes in Asia.
3. Coron wreck-diving and meet dugongs
Coron has been listed in Forbes Travel Magazine’s top 10 scuba diving sites in the world and is famous for its World War II Japanese shipwrecks. You may also go on a Dugong Dive Tour where you can have close encounters with Coron’s gentle and lovable dugongs (sea cows) and other marine life.
Club Paradise Palawan resort is ideally located amid Coron’s top tourist destinations and dive sites.