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Coron, Philippines

Coron is both the name of a town on Busuanga Island and the name of an offshore island in the province of Palawan, Philippines. Both islands are part of the Calamian Group of Islands in northern Palawan. The main industries of Coron are fishing and tourism, being a popular diving location.

Coron Island is known for several Japanese World War II shipwrecks. The area around the wrecks has pleasant rock formations which provide for excellent snorkeling opportunities, with underwater visibility extending up to 80 feet (24 m). The aquatic views from the sunken Japanese warships are listed in Forbes Traveler Magazine’s top 10 best scuba diving sites in the world.

Things to See & Do

* Scuba diving & Snorkeling
* Island hopping
* Rock formations
* Kayangan Lake
* Twin Lagoon

General information

Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Peso (PHP)
Language – Filipino, English
Population – 40,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 63

Port Location – The port at Curon is located in Coron Bay, close to the town centre.

Travel Links – Busanga island is accessible by plane from Manila with Pal Express, Cebu Pacific or Zest Air.

SuperFerry leaves Manila and stops in Coron on its way to Puerta Princesa.

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