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    Dibutunay Island, Coron: Travel Tips

    Busuanga has many attractions that people will keep coming back to — aquamarine lagoons, fine white-sand beaches, and mirror-like waters. One of the destinations to add to your itinerary is Dibutunay Island, also spelled Debotunay; the island fits the description of tropical paradise. It is far from the bustling town. It has powdery bone-white sand and cool turquoise waters. A couple of hours’ long boat ride to get there is worth it once you get to sink your toes in the sand and swim in its waters. Don’t Miss Dibutunay Island has powder-like white sand and cerulean glass-like waters. The island is the perfect place to beach bum, go swimming,…

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    Exploring Caves and Shipwrecks in Black Island, Coron, Philippines

    Do you want to stay in an island as you own it? Well, the Black Island is the island for you. Located in Busuanga, Palawan, only few tourists find this beautiful island. Black island gives off a very interesting feeling when approaching it’s monstrosity. However, its name is the complete opposite of the color of its sand on the shore. It is also a place of tranquility. There is a cave in the island where you can swim in fresh water inside it. Definitely a place to relax away from the busy life in the city. The Black Island is usually part of the tour from CALAUIT SAFARI. After visiting…

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    Magransing Island: An Underrated Tropical Island in Palawan

    Although most tourists will only visit the touristy and known places like El Nido and Coron, there are plenty of underrated and undiscovered islands in between, one of which is Linapacan. The municipality of Linapacan has 52 islands included in its official region, but we counted there are 82 paradise beach islands to explore along our regular boat tours between Sibaltan and Coron. Also known as Little Maosonon Island, you can actually see a little resemblance between Magransing and Maosonon. Sure, the waters were still clear. But the island is famous for its long sand bar, which looks really amazing. The sand bar is quite narrow that you can see…

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    Malcapuya Island

    Malcapuya Island, tropical white sand beach paradise #1 of top things to do around Coron according to Tripadvisor. This island, along with Bulog Dos and Banana Island are part of a package offered by local tours in Coron because they are located so close to one another. Each of these stops, Bulog Dos and Malcapuya, charges an entrance fee of  200p/person, and is located close also to our recommended stop for this area, No Name island. Malcapuya Island is apparently the best of these three, and any of these four is a good stop to break up the trip into smaller parts. If you want to visit more than one…

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    Cuyo

    Cuyo is a small island in the open ocean, so the winds are consistent, making it a good spot for kitesurfing. And unlike Boracay, it is not so well known, so you can expect a lot more space. As one website wrote, when comparing the different surfing spots in the country: What to Expect:  There are a few different spots on Cuyo Island, which is found almost in the middle of the Sulu Sea, just south of the windiest region during Amihan season. Victoria Beach gets a side onshore wind, while Capusan beach has a wealth of shallow water and offshore winds. Quijano Windsurfing Retreat which is also known as…

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    Bulog Dos

    #14 of top things to do near Coron according to Tripadvisor. Like Malcapuya Island, Bulog Dos also has a nice white sandy beach, although rather short. It also charges an entrance fee, and has a long snaking sandbar that connects it to Malaroyroy Peninsula and the rest of Bulalacao. It has interesting rock formations, but is currently under negotiations with the same new owners of Malcapuya, so it may be closed to public soon as well (make sure to check the latest comments in Tripadvisor above for the latest news). It is usually part of the same tour package of three islands, including Malcapuya and Banana island. “Bulog” means bald,…

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    Banana Island

    4.5/5 of 241 reviews on Tripadvisor, #12 of things to do around Coron. 200p entrance fee. Preserved and privately-owned by the Gallego Family, they allow visitors to swim and see the clams, corals and lots of fishes just a few meters from the shoreline of the island. The waters are deeper than Malcapuya Island, so you can expect a greater variety of sea life. Some info according to https://blog.macoymejia.com/2015/11/23/banana-island-coron-palawan-philippines/: Beach camping on the island is no longer allowed Day-tour entrance fee is PhP 200 Overnight fee is PhP 850 ~ PhP 1000 per night Most of the cottages have lights and electric fans run through electric generator They can cook…

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    Araw Beach

    A nice little stop about 40 minutes past our camp in Linapacan, but you can camp overnight here as well, or sleep in their guest hut, either for about 150p/pax. They have a little store which sells beer and snacks and the locals are very friendly and love to show off their videoke machine. One of their outdoor tables where you can have lunch, with the guesthouse just behind it (closeup below).   Here’s a nice little drone shot of this beautiful beach (the cliff diving is in nearby Linapacan island): To get here you can join or book one of our private custom Palawan boat tours between El Nido and Coron.…