Coron

The Calamianes Islands in the north of the province include Busuanga, Coron, Calauit, Culion and Sangat.

Let’s start with Coron. The town of Coron is one of the four municipalities of the Calamian group, and is the second northernmost municipality of Palawan. It covers the southern half of the island of Busuanga, and includes the off-shore island of Coron. This island of the Tagbanua people has steep limestone cliffs, white sand beaches, and seven mountain lakes. The Kayangan Lake is a Hall of Fame Awardee for the Cleanest and Greenest Inland Body of Water in the Philippines. Back on Busuanga Island there are resorts, a public market and restaurants. You should also check out Maquinit Hot Springs.

Plan a trip to San Vicente.  It is the only municipality in Palawan where 92 percent of the total area is covered in forest. San Vicente is also home to the longest white sand beach in the Philippines – 14 kilometers long, spanning three barangays.  This Eden also offers other activities like jungle trekking, mangrove exploring, bird watching, and wildlife viewing.

For an animal experience, head to the Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary in the northern tip of Busuanga.  This wildlife refuge is home to both African and endemic animals.  In 1976, Calauit Island became home to exotic animals from Kenya in response to the appeal of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for a sanctuary for endangered African wildlife.  The giraffes, zebras, gazelles, topis, elands, impalas, bushbucks and waterbucks of the preserve roam free. They are bred along with endemic wildlife such as Calamian deer, mouse deer, Palawan bear cat, scaly anteater and Palawan peacock.