Coron Budget Travel Guide for 5D4N: Island Hopping Tours + Staycation

Planning to go to Coron for the first time and want to try the island hopping tours as well as enjoy a staycation? Then check out my budget travel guide below with sample itinerary and breakdown of expenses for 5D4N.

Since it’s our first time to go to Coron, we wanted to see its main top attractions (Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoon, Mt Tapyas, Maquinit Hotspring to name a few) and at the same time experience a staycation in a 4-star resort in Coron but still on a BUDGET.

We managed to do that by skipping the Calauit Safari Tour (PHP 2400 per head) and replacing it with a staycation at Coron Soleil Express Hotel on our Day 4 and 5 so we can have more time to relax after our 3-day adventures (Climbing the Mt. Tapyas and Island Hopping Tours).

Travel Period: June 21 – 25, 2018
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Kayangan Lake in Coron, Palawan

How to Get to Coron from Manila:

To save time, it’s recommended to get a direct flight to Coron from Manila to any of these airlines: (Travel time: 1.5hr)

  • Cebu Pacific Airlines – we booked our ticket for PHP 2200 per head (two-way)
  • Sky Jet Airlines
  • Philippine Airlines

How to Go to Coron Town Proper from Busuanga Airport

  • Ride a van at the airport terminal
  • Fare: PHP 150 per head (courtesy of Palawan Travel Solutions)
  • Travel Time – 30 to 40mins

Sample Coron Itinerary + Breakdown of Travel Expenses for 5D4N

Day 1: Coron Town Tour

PHP 300 / head (DIY)

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  • Arrived in Coron at 11:00 AM
  • Checked-in at Sea Horse Guest House (Dormitory-type with free breakfast and wifi). We booked 3 nights here.
  • San Agustin Church – 5 to 10mins walk from Sea Horse Guesthouse
  • Mt. Tapyas (with Free Entrance) – 10 – 15 mins walk from San Agustin Church / Then another 30mins walk to reach the top of Mt Tapyas
  • Maquinit Hotspring (with Entrance Fee – PHP 200) – Trike (PHP 400) two-way from Sea Horse Guest House (good for 2 persons) – It’s best to enjoy after climbing the Mt Tapyas

Day 2: Coron Island Hopping Tour A

With Lunch – PHP 950 / head (Joiners)

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  • CYC Beach
  • Coral Garden
  • Atwayan Beach
  • Hidden Lagoon
  • Quin Reefs
  • Kayangan Lake

Day 3: Coron Island Hopping Tour B

With Lunch – PHP 1300 / head (Joiners)

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  • Skeleton Wreck
  • Banol Beach or Smith Beach
  • Reef Coral Garden
  • Twin Lagoon
  • Luluyuan Lake
  • Baraccuda Lake

Day 4: Staycation at Coron Soleil Garden Resort

We booked a 1-night stay at Coron Soleil Express, a 3-star budget hotel in Coron. But what’s good thing about staying here is you can enjoy the amenities of Coron Soleil Garden Resort (their 4-star resort located in the same complex) at the price of a budget hotel.

Amenities of Coron Soleil Garden Resort

  • With Free Breakfast
  • With Free Transfer from Hotel to Airport
  • With Free WIFI
  • With Free Access to Amenities (Swimming Pool)
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Coron Soleil Garden Resort

 Day 5: Staycation + Back to Manila

  • Buy Pasalubong
  • Flight to Manila – 2:40PM

Note: For our Coron Island Tour A and B with transfer from airport to hotel, we availed the Coron travel package of Sir Fidel Pacia from Palawan Travel Solutions as joiners (PHP 2400 per head)

Where to Stay in Coron

Breakdown of Total Expenses (Tours + Accommodation) for 5D4N

For 2 Persons

  • Transfer from Airport to Hotel – PHP 150 per head
  • Coron Town Tour – PHP 300 per head
  • Coron Island Hopping Tour A – PHP 950 per head
  • Coron Island Hopping Tour B – PHP 1300 per head
  • Sea Horse Guest House – PHP 400 per night x 3 nights = PHP 1200 per head
  • Coron Soleil Express – PHP3800 per night (good for 2 persons) = PHP 1900 per head
  • Transfer from Hotel to Airport – FREE (care of Coron Soleil Express)
  • TOTAL EXPENSES = PHP 5800 / head

Where to Eat in Coron

  • Island Boy Grill
  • Big Mama’s Pinoy Hot Pot & Grill
  • Lobster King
  • No Name Bar

 

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