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Holidays in Coron invite you to find your inner explorer and dive into some of the clearest waters in Asia. This lesser-known neighbour to El Nido has - until recently - been a well-guarded secret, with its outlying gardens, freshwater lagoons and coral gardens neatly tucked away from sight.

Located just north of the well known Palawan, Coron is a small cluster of islands with some of the most breath-taking views in the Philippines. This charming island is located within a UNESCO World Heritage site of a Biosphere Reserve - it’s home to incredible ecological wonders and is protected by several legal decrees. If you’re looking for postcard-worthy beaches, colourful sunsets and inspiring nature, Coron is the place to be.

Explorers will be in their element, with the region’s most fascinating discoveries waiting to be uncovered. Scuba diving in Coron is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Dive in and discover over a dozen Japanese sunken ships entombed at the bottom of the azure waters. Navigate your way through the rooms of the Second World War ships now covered in green foliage.

Palawan holidays: discover the clearest waters in Asia

Coron is part of the larger Calamian Islands and is a perfect base to explore neighbouring islands. Take a short boat ride to swim in the clearest waters of Asia at Kayangan Lake. A short hike up 150 steps takes you to the viewpoint - you’ll want to stop and take it all in here. The colossal cliffs wrapped in green foliage reflect on the shiny waters - a mesmerizing sight to behold. Climbing down the other side to reach the lake, enjoy the day exploring or simply sit on one of the wooden platforms and take in the views. The waters are so clear here that you don’t even need to scuba dive to observe the colourful sea life; you can see lots of fish and intriguing rock formations straight through the waters. Explore all the cracks and crevices of this wondrous place with a local guide on a bamboo raft.

After discovering the beauty of Kayangan Lake, head to the Twin Lagoons, a green water paradise surrounded by towering limestone cliffs. Swim through the narrow opening of the lagoons and feel both warm and cool waters on your skin where the saltwater and freshwater meet. This unspoiled beauty is hidden away among jagged cliffs that separate the lagoons and protect them from currents so the waters here are peaceful, calm and perfect for swimming.

Coron is a holiday destination like no other. Discover Asia’s clearest waters and UNESCO World Heritage site in this lesser-known cluster of immaculate islands. Holidays in Coron are perfect for couples, adventurers and solo travellers alike.

Destination Highlights

  • Swim in Asia’s clearest water at the astonishing Kayangan Lake
  • Free dive and discover real sunken Japanese ships from the Second World War
  • Visit the surrounding islands with guided tours and spend entire days scuba diving, swimming and taking in iconic views
  • Explore the protected beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Coron Island Natural Biotic Area

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“Take a diving trip - whether this is your first dive experience or you’re a seasoned pro, there are plenty of accessible dive sites available around Coron. It’s just something you need to do.”

 

Karen
Destination Executive
Isla, Destination Executive

“Coron is a great stop off on an island-hopping holiday in the Philippines. Just make sure you give yourself enough time to really explore it.”

 

Isla
Destination Executive

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