Coron also refers to Coron town on neighbouring Busuanga Island where the airport and most accommodation is located, as well as daytime boat trips that are the only way to visit the tribe-protected Coron island itself.
Coron is best known for world-class WWII-era wreck diving, though the area also offers limestone karst landscapes, crystal-clear freshwater lakes and shallow-water coral reefs, and even hot springs.
A small, quaint fishing town with laid back charm but with increasing media exposure it is growing, slowly but steadily, Coron has taken an important position in the tourism industry. In the past decade, there has been a rapid influx of scuba divers and other tourists coming in, making tourism the major industry player in Coron today.
Visitors should note that Coron town and Busuanga island have limited tourist attractions beyond their excellent public hot springs, as steep cliffs mean that there are virtually no beaches on Busuanga itself.
A few things to do in Coron Town and around:
- Mt. Tapyas is the second tallest mountain and one of the most dominant lands features around the town of Coron in Busuanga Island, Palawan. Towering over the town at 210 meters clearly marked by the white cross and the Coron Hollywood style signage, its trail is easily accessible on foot.
- Maquinit Hot Spring is perfect of an end of day activities where you just want to soak in the thermal spring.
- Coron Public Market located on the harbour facing the island of Coron, a market of local items from fish, poultry, meat, fruit and vegetable.
Almost all beaches and attractions are located on nearby small islands, which are only accessible via package boat tour, daily boat charter or by staying in one of the higher-end resorts that are the only accommodation option on most populated islands.
Many visitors travel to/from El Nido region by boat and options of more island hopping with overnight stays on islands along the way.