Rural Coron off the beaten path track


Click here if you are interested in some local Coron tours.

Like El Nido, Coron has begun to feel the expansion pains as the Palawan area increasingly becomes a popular tourist destination. The people are great and the night life good, but amidst the hustle bustle and constant flow of tricycles, it can become somewhat unsettling.

I like to walk and I spent one Sunday exploring the entire town, looking for rural and off the beaten path places to manage guests for them, since such places are often completely computer illiterate and subsequently you will not find them on the internet, except here. My venture to manage such places was too much work so I will just post their contact details here. Between the Coron page and this one, you should have a good overview of the kind of places I like, which are chill and generally off the beaten path.

Roger’s Manor

As explained on the Coron page, right in the center but just off enough to have a quiet feeling. They don’t even have a sign so feel free to walk into this gate:



Kitchen available for cooking:





I stayed there with some friends, we each paid 550p for the above room, but I slept on the roof terrace as shown in pic below. Nice breeze. The room is more expensive if you want to use the air-conditioner. My friends left after one night and I stayed two more nights with this room for myself at 550p.


View on the top, click to enlarge:



For your copy/paste pleasure: 09171180714, 09155906359.


Very close to Roger’s Manor, also in the center, but a bit off for more quiet. 650p for 2 people in fan room and 950 for 2 people in aircon room. Directions how to get there are on the Coron page and her numbers are
0977 850 7959, 0915 459 2990.





Rural Coron

If you’d like to get away from the center and to real peace and quiet, you can go past the main pier away from the center and stay with the fishing community.

Entrance to a little off road just past the pier. Won’t go hungry around here!


Cutting coconut trunks for construction material.


Using every space possible to dry fish.






Kids love to say hi and pose for westerners in these rural areas.





And I found a place which has three fan rooms and can rent for good price:



0928 980 6786


They might allow you to use their kitchen:


Shower is from the usual bucket, forget about hot water, but better for your skin anyway.








Click here if you are interested in booking some local Coron tours.

Now that you’ve checked out this town, if you’re headed to El Nido, another tourist hotspot, you can join or book one of our private custom Palawan boat tours. Tons of paradise beach islands to see along the way, excellent snorkeling in crystal clear waters, caves to explore, Spanish fortress and much more. Completely off the beaten path!


Lou PrataliLou Pratali
11:04 25 Jul 23
This is a must to do!!Super ultimate tour is the best with Kayangan and barracuda lake, twin lagoons (my favorite), coral garden (blue fabulous coral) were the best. It’s really worth it to pay for private tour (3500 to 4000 PHP). You will also have to pay for entrance fees (150 to 200PHP by location) and eventually shopping at the market - must do (count 300 for 2 for fish, pork, fruits and vegetables, water).
16:11 07 Feb 23
I was looking for a personalized excursion to the beautiful Gulf of Bacuit.Seeing the comments, I contacted Mel.Very responsive, very efficient and perfect organization.The flight attendants were very friendly and very helpful.And I'm not even talking about the meal on board...a marvel.In all fairness, this excursion will remain an excellent memory and I cannot recommend Mel and his team highly enough.A big thank-you.
Alyse TarbottonAlyse Tarbotton
23:48 30 Aug 22
This tour went well above all our expectations! I couldn't recommend this enough! The boat crew, captain and tour guide were nothing but amazing, everyone was so kind, helpful and friendly. The crew knew the best spots to visit that weren't overcrowded with tourists, 3 times we were lucky enough to have whole islands to ourselves! It was my partner's birthday while away and everything went above and beyond, bonfire, cake, birthday card, singing and celebrating with us.If you love camping this is definitely a tout you should do, it has been the highlight of our trip!!
Danish KayaniDanish Kayani
10:24 31 Oct 19
Coron is the best place i have ever seen.. picturesque. Beautiful. Peaceful
We booked a 4 days/3 nights private boat trip from Coron to Sibaltan. The organization went very well from the beginning, the owner answered to all my questions, and we were able to choose which islands to visit and where to sleep. The first night we slept in a bungalow in Banana Island, the second we camped in Araw beach and the last we slept in a seafront bungalow builded on a tree in Pical on Iloc Island.The islands in that area are the most beautiful islands I have ever seen, with clear water, lots of coral reef and fishes to see, white sand and almost deserted. The crew was very friendly and polite and they organize every single meal and for camping they give you a tent which was just perfect! This was our highlight in our 2 weeks in the Philippines and I wish I had booked a longer trip. A private trip gives you the freedom to decide where and when to go.

We are a family operation managing private custom boat tours in the beautiful Palawan area, and are happy to help travelers with their plans through the country, having traveled a lot of it ourselves and planning to visit it all.

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