Calamian Islands in Palawan is a Must-See Paradise

Calamian Islands in Palawan is a Must-See Paradise

12th Dec 2020

Calamian Islands is an island group located in Palawan, which features some of the province’s hidden gems. You can find bucket-list worthy islands and islets here. Visit these destinations by availing Coron Tours or with a DIY itinerary and boat arrangement.

Busuanga Island

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Busuanga Island is the largest in Calamian, and the second largest in the whole Palawan archipelago. It is divided into two municipalities: Busuanga and Coron. Busuanga has an airport called Busuanga Airport (USU), which is the main gateway to all of Calamian Islands. Coron town, on the other hand, has a pier.

Coron Island

Coron Island is a separate island from Coron town. It’s the third largest island and the main tourism hub of the whole island group. The place’s natural beauty is beyond words, everything about it is surreal—from the beautiful lagoons to the picturesque beaches. Popular activities include  island hopping, snorkeling, and diving

Culion Island

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Culion is always dubbed as the isolated island since it’s hardly accessible, but getting here is worth it. It has a rich history which can be seen from the museums and churches surrounding the area.

Calauit Island

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This island will make your safari dreams come to life. Go to Calauit's Safari Park and you’ll be welcomed by various species like zebras, giraffes, deer, and monkeys. You will need to ride a boat from Coron's town proper to get here.

Malcapuya Island

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Reaching Malcapuya island is a bit of a task. You'll have to endure the rough seas before you can set foot on its white sand beach. Once you're done beach bumming, come up on the island's highest hill to get a viewpoint of the whole island. You can also spot other islands from afar.

Banana Island

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While there are literally no yellow fruits in this place, you’ll go bananas with how breathtaking this island is. For starters, its deep waters house rich marine life—perfect for diving and snorkeling! You can also catch the sandbar during low tide.

How to Get to Calamian Islands

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The main jump-off point to get to these islands is Coron. From the main tourist area, you can avail of tours that will take you to the islands of your choice. 

Manila to Coron

Flying from Manila is the easiest way to get to Coron. You can book a direct flight with Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Skyjet. If you prefer traveling by sea, you can book a ferry from Manila to Coron. Click here to check for flights and ferries

El Nido to Coron

From El Nido, you can ride a Montenegro ferry that travels back and forth daily. To ensure you'll get your desired boat schedule,  book your ticket days ahead of your trip

Puerto Princesa to Coron

2Go Travel ferries has scheduled trips from Puerto Princesa to Coron every Wednesday and Saturday.  Get your tickets online to avoid the queue.

Coron Travel Packages

Like what you've seen? Book your tours early to complete your itinerary!

*Blog last updated on December 12, 2020