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Coron Budget Travel Guide DIY Itinerary
This Coron Budget Travel Guide will provide you with useful information on Itinerary, Coron Tourist Spots and Attractions, How To Get There, Where to Stay (Hotels and Resorts), Where to Get Tour Packages, Travel Budget and Expenses, Transportation and Contact Details on how to plan your Coron and Busuanga Trip.


Coron is easily accessible by air from Manila, travel time is about 1 hour. Major local airlines such as PAL Express and Cebu Pacific flies to Busuanga several times daily. Another 40-minute trip by land will take you to the town proper of Coron. By sea, it's a 12-hour trip from Manila. Check out www.superferry.com.ph for the fares and trip schedules.

Busuanga Airport to Coron
For DIY trips, you may take a van outside the airport that will directly bring you to Coron town proper. Fare is Php 150 pesos.

Maquinit Hot Springs
Since it is located outside the town proper, I suggest that you rent a tricycle, it costs Php 300 pesos for a trip to and from Maquinit Hot Springs plus Mt. Tapyas.

Mt. Tapyas
It can easily be reached by walking from the poblacion, just ask around for directions.



There are a number of accommodations to choose from when you are in Coron, but since we took a package from Rudy's Place Lodge, it's already inclusive of a 2-night accommodation.

Rudy's Place Lodge
Address: National highway Barangay 6. Coron, Palawan
Rates: Please contact Ms. Fatima for the details, a 3D/2N packaged tour is at Php 3,000 pesos per person which includes:

Contact Details: 09203633603
Website: rudysplacelodge.jimdo.com
Notes: Rooms are very spacious, with 2 queen-sized beds (that could easily fit in 4 persons), all rooms also has a TV and private toilet and bath. Since we're only 3, we were initially given one room, but I requested for another room and they easily agreed at no extra cost. I had the other room all by my self. The place also has a mini swimming pool, a billiard table and function hall. A stand-by power generator is also available, so there won't be any problem if power interruption occurs.


The most common mode of transportation in going around the town of Coron is a tricycle. Minimum fare is at Php 10 pesos.

1L Water
NAIA Terminal 3 Fee
Tour Package
1 Bottle Gatorade
TOTAL (Day 1)

Cellphone Load
Tip for guides
1 bottle of beer
Extra Transportation
TOTAL (Day 2)

Extra Transportation
BananaQ and a bottle of soda
Busuanga Airport Terminal Fee
TOTAL (Day 3)


Php 43





This is a proposed 3-day itinerary for a DIY trip:

01:00 PM - ETD Manila
02:00 PM - ETA Busuanga Airport
03:00 PM - ETA Hotel, Check-in
03:30 PM - Late Lunch
04:00 PM - ETD for Mt. Tapyas
04:30 PM - ETA Mt. Tapyas, start trek
05:00 PM - ETA summit, Picture taking, wait for sunset
06:00 PM - Start Descent
06:30 PM - ETA jump-off point, proceed to hot springs
07:00 PM - ETA Maquinit Hot Spring, Swimming
08:00 PM - ETD, back to Hotel
08:30 PM - ETA Hotel Freshen up
09:00 PM - Dinner
10:00 PM - Lights off

07:00 AM - Wake up, freshen up
07:30 AM - Breakfast
08:30 AM - ETD for Coron pier
08:45 AM - Arrive at the Pier
09:00 AM - Start Island Hopping tour
05:00 PM - End of Island Hopping tour, Back to the pier
05:30 PM - Back at the hotel, freshen up
06:30 PM - Dinner
07:30 PM - Gimik/Booze, Coron town proper
10:30 PM - Back at the hotel, lights off

07:00 AM - Wake up, freshen up
08:00 AM - Breakfast
09:00 AM - Coron town tour
10:00 AM - Souvenir shopping
11:00 AM - Back at the hotel,freshen up and prepare for departure
12:00 NN - ETD for airport
01:00 PM - Check in at the airport

Note: If you will be staying for more than 3 days, I suggest that you get another day of island hopping tour to Banana, Malcapuya and Bulog Islands. It costs Php 1,250 pesos inclusive of another night at Rudy's place and all meals and transportation for the additional day.

Happy Trip Adventuristas!

This is a 3D/2N trip to the world famous tourist destination in our country, Coron Palawan. Happened last June 19-21, 2011, this series chronicles the places we visited, the activities we did and the people we've met on this wonderful adventure. To date, is the 28th province on my list.
Map By: Wikipedia

***Rates and prices are correct as of this writing. I am not in any way connected with Rudy's Place Lodge, I just want to share how affordable the tour package I got from them. I paid for all my expenses.

I hope this CORON BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE helps you in planning your trip to one of the best islands in the Philippines! Enjoy your Coron, Palawan Adventure!


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Renevic | Mandaragat said...

So i love coron, tipid neto boss ah =)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@Renevic | Mandaragat - yeah, naka-tipid kami talaga sa package... hehehe!!! thanks po... :)

marxtermind said...

Never been to Coron! Ewan ko ba bakit naseset aside ko lagi ang Palawan pag may seat sale.

empi said...

Salamat sa travel guide mo. Pag-ipunan nga ito. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow thanks po for this post. Available pa kaya to ng September??? Would really love to avail po.

Anonymous said...

Kuya nalito po ako kasi dun sa previous post nyo dun sa DIY na tour, ung airport is Busuanga to Coron, pero dun po ba sa Package Tour na inavail nyo, Manila to Palawan ung Airport Transfer? hehehe.
Thanks po kuya.

Geisha said...

Lovely! Masubukan nga 'to!

mike said...

thanx for the details. i actually just printed it and maybe...just maybe go there when i go back there sa pinas. question now is when will that happen.

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@marxtermind - book na on the next seat sale... this is one of the most affordable trips i had... :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@empi- go go go Empi! salamat! :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@Krizzia - i think it's still available, di naman yan promo eh...

san? yung round trip airport transfer? ang ibig sabihin nun is Busuanga Airport to Coron town... that's how travel agencies put it...but it doesn't mean kasama yng airfare...

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@Geisha - thanks po! :)

losties said...

per person ba yang 3905 (excluding plane tix)? mahal pre..nagsurvive kme dyan 2500 lang. mas maganda talaga kapag madami kyo para madami paghahatian.haha

lakwatsera de primera said...

Mura nga Mervs yung nakuha nyong package tour, less hassle pa.

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@losties - wow! ang galing nyo... kumuha kc kami ng package eh, kung madami kami, we'll probably had it DIY... thanks po! :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@lakwatsera de primera - yeah mura na cya... perfect for small group and solo travelers... thanks Claire!

sheril benedict said...

That was a grt info

byaheng barok said...

great post, very informative. it reminded me, i haven't transferred my palawan post from my old blog to my new blog. hehehe!

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@sheril benedict, @byaheng barok, @Tripper10 - thanks a lot... :)

Odie Black said...

Galing naman!

Earl (Suroy Pilipinas) said...

very helpful guide mervs! by the way, hindi ka ba na-bitin sa isang bote ng beer sa day 2?hehehe... : ). thanks for sharing this!

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@Odie Black - thanks Kuya Odie... :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@Earl (Suroy Pilipinas) - wahahaha! social drinking lang ginawa ko... lolz!!! Thanks Earl! :)

Anonymous said...

thanks! great help! we'll be going there next month! =D

lzn_mrs said...

yung trycicle P300 to maquinit hot spring and mt tapyas na ba un? anu to per head or group na? ilan tao kasya sa isang trycicle? 6pax kasi kami. anu un parang nirent nyu na yung trycicle to 2 destination taz ibalik na rin kau sa rudys? salamat ha oct5-7 kasi travel namin sa coron

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@lzn_mrs - yup, per group na yun... 3-4 cguro kasya...

just6letters said...

wow ayus toh sir..! tipid trip...
matanong ko lang po kung same pa din ba ang gastos which is around 4k kung 2 lang kayo? thanks po.. :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@just6letters - yeah... my computation is on a per person basis... you will just join other travelers, especially sa island hopping... para tipid... Enjoy Coron! :)

jhayZ said...

great info indeed.. now i will "seat sale" hunting for this one :D very nice ^^

kiall said...

a great blog. helpful. :)

Anonymous said...

yun pong trike to maquinit hotspring and mt.tapyas roundtrip or 1 way po ba yung Php300.00? Thank you.


Pinoy Adventurista said...

@Anonymous - round trip na yun... :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Mervs. Thanks for the details...

plipside96 said...

Busuang to coron town ilang oras po travel?

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@plipside96 - around 45 mins to 1 hr po... :)

Glen Villar said...


I was honestly wondering why there was no photos of Rudy's Place Lodge in this post. But after seeing the embedded link, I kind'a think you were just conserving space. lol!

But hey, nice post. I'm now in the verge of considering this in lieu of Puerto Princesa. ^_^

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@Glen - yeah, hehehe! I highly recommend Rudy's place if you're saving on expenses... I've never been to Puerto Princesa, but when I asked my friend who've been to both... he said that Coron is better than PP, not unless you'll go to El nido...

Have fun and enjoy Coron! ^_^

Glen Villar said...


Does Rudy's place have an internet connection on wifi? And was there a transfer made from airport to the accommodation?


Pinoy Adventurista said...

@Glen - yup, yung transfer to and from the airport po is included na sa package na nakuha namin...

with regards to wifi connection, I'm not sure, di ko kc natanong... ^_^

Thanks po... :)

architect 0024719 said...

does the P3000 includes the entrances to the lakes, beaches, and wrecks?! or is it already included in the package?!

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@architect 0024719 - yes po... included na yun sa package.. :)

Eileen/ PossiblyPinay said...

buti na lang nalagay mo yung additional night info --- might have to take this since 4d,3N kami. kaso ngarag lang 4250 for 4 days. sige na nga. :D

Gorabells lang.

ayan, thank you thank you thank you again, iti mastah! :* mwahness! another carbon copied iti. :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

sulit na yan... hehehe! go go go lang... contact ate Fatima of Rudy's place... madali lang cya kausap... hehehe!! Thanks Eileen! ^_^

wilma mariaca said...

hi can i ask if my puerto via coron by a chapter plane?or van or bus? para maka mura. plano kc nmin palawan after pnta coron. den stay in rudy's place para maka tipid. expensive kc nga iba. thanks poh

wilma mariaca said...

hi pano maka punta nga coron galing sa palawan

Pinoy Adventurista said...

you can do is, from Puerto Princesa, take a van/bus to El Nido (5-6 hours) from there take a ferry to Coron (around 10 hours)..i haven't tried this route though...this is just based on what I know... :)

Jherson Jaya said...

wow ok to ah' Im going to Coron on Dec =)

Anonymous said...

coron is a municipality, a part of palawan, island nga lang xa :)

Pepper Tan said...

I'm going there in June. I'm so excited :) Thanks for the itinerary.

Anonymous said...

Can you recommend to us a Puerto Princesa family vacation trip if you have been there lately. Many thanks.

marites marcos said...

hello po..ung 3000 ba na package ..kasali na ung accommodation dun or island hopping lng??

Anonymous said...

Hello po, pano po kung sea base kami? pwede parin po ba nila kaming sunduin dun?

Anonymous said...

Good tips. Keep on writing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this info. We will include this in our family summer trip. Salamat

Unknown said...

Thank you for this article. I'm gonna be in Coron in Feb and I think I will contact Rudy's for the complete package tour.

wil lim said...

Seems like Rudy's is closed. I have been trying to email and call them for 2 weeks now. Can you or anyone recommend a similar lodging/tour package? I will be traveling with my family and budget is a concern. Please help. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

How about for solo traveler? kaya ba yang 3k ?

cecilia larocque said...

is this place good for honeymooners?

cecilia larocque said...

is rudys place still open?

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