Have you ever seen Coron Island hopping images?
Aren’t they just unreal?
Such is the exquisite charm of this one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines that not even a high-end camera could justify the surreal beauty of this place. Now after this short virtual tour of Coron Island, if you have made up your mind to add this sublime destination on your Philippines tour, let’s talk about the Coron Island Hopping Tour. After all, this is the best way to explore the gorgeous and astonishing Coron Island. In this post, I have covered all the important information that you need to plan a Coron Island tour. So, here we go!
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Since it is an island hopping and you can expect to explore a number of lakes and beaches, hence, it is recommended to give plenty of time to explore the region.
One of the most popular hideouts on the Colon Island hopping tour is the much famous Kayangan Lake. This is one of the astonishing places where you can click pictures for Instagram. Along with swimming, you can also expect to indulge in a scuba diving experience here in Kayangan Lake. Besides, you can spend some leisure time strolling and relishing the natural beauty of this place. But, I personally recommend you to visit the lake in the early hours of the morning as by 10:30 AM it gets packed with oodles of visitors.
While in Coron, make sure your island tour in the Philippines includes Twin Lagoons as it is one of the most sought-after attractions in the region. The beauty of this place is breathtaking, literally. As the name itself suggests, Twin Lagoon is a pair of startling blue lagoons. But, it’s the beautiful backdrop that brings the attention of tourists to this place. The lakes are set amongst a backdrop of black, vertical, jagged karst walls. You can swim here and enjoy an amazing time here at Twin Lagoon. But like Kayangan Lake, it is best for you to visit this lake in the early morning. The entry ticket is 200 pesos. However, it is recommended to keep your ticket/s organized beforehand to avoid any hassle.
Most of the island Coron island tour packages include either Kayangan Lake or Barracuda Lake. But, some operators give you a chance to explore both on their tour package. Thus, I would recommend you to choose the one which includes both the lakes. For your amusement, Barracuda Lake is one of the popular hideouts in the region amongst tourists for an ultimate diving experience. And during that experience, you can expect to catch the sight of Barracuda fish along with the limestone cliffs on the lake bed. If you are not considering diving, then do carry your life jackets (as they are mandatory here) and snorkeling gear to capture the sight of the limestone formations which is the key attraction of this lake.
Many tourists do not consider Smith’s Beach as an important inclusion on their Coron Palawan tour, yet it is worth a visit. You can expect to spend a lovely evening here on your tour. The beach is dotted with wooden beach shacks where you can just lay and adore the pristine beauty of the surrounding. You would be amazed to know that the water of the ocean here is crystal blue which arouses a sense of curiosity amongst tourists to visit this place. There are also a number of coconut water shops. If your tour package includes Smith’s Beach, then you will spend an hour here probably in the evening and that would be enough for you to explore the gorgeous beauty of Smith’s Beach.
If that’s not enough to astound you, then here is the next nature’s wonder on this list of this island hopping tour of Coron in Palawan. As the name itself says the highlight of this place, Coral Garden is known for its vibrant and awe-struck corals and marine life. Here in Coral Garden, you will get to explore these while swimming at the bottom of the water. However, as a responsible tourist, it is important to know that you do not step on any of the coral as they are very precious and need to be preserved. The best thing about this place is that the waters are so crystal clear that you can even get the sight of corals from your boat itself. Do not forget to take your cam with you so you can capture some of the most unparalleled and unreal sights of mother nature.
Last on this list is Skeleton Wreck. This popular destination is known as the home to a number of shipwrecks. However, most of these wrecks are only accessible to certified divers. There is one World War II wreck which is one of its kind in the region. To explore these wrecks, you don’t need any gear. People often prefer to just swim all the way to these wrecks. If you are an avid diver, then exploring these wrecks would definitely be an interesting activity to do here. Otherwise, you always have the option of snorkeling, which is also pretty amazing.
Where to Buy Coron Island Hopping Tour Package
Just to let you know, Coron town is situated on Busuanga Island. This is the place where all Coron Island accommodation options are available for tourists. Island hopping tours in Coron totally differ from one tour operator to another. This means that you will not find the attractions (mentioned-above) the same in all tour packages offered by the local tour operators here. Hence, I would suggest you buy your tour package offline, i.e., when here in Coron Island. You can buy the tour package either from your Coron, Palawan hotel or from a retail outlet in the town. Coron island tour rates totally differ from one operator to another as well. Thus, feel free to compare all options and then choose the best one as per your preference and budget. A day tour of Coron Island hopping usually starts from 9:00 in the morning and ends at 5:00 PM.
So, this is all you need to know about the Coron island hopping tour in the Philippines. I hope it would help you plan an indelible island hopping tour. I would be keen to hear about your experience in Coron, do let me know in the comment section! Enjoy!