Busuanga Island

Busuanga, Palawan

Busuanga Island is the largest island in the Calamian Group in the province of Palawan in the Philippines. Busuanga Island is, in fact, the second largest island in the province after Palawan island itself.

The island is located halfway between the islands of Mindoro and Palawan with the South China Sea located to the west and the Sulu Sea to the southeast. South of the island are ...

the two other major islands of the Calamian Group: Culion Island and Coron Island.

The western third of the island is under the municipality of Busuanga and the eastern two-thirds belong to the municipality of Coron.

Busuanga Island is mainly known as a recreational diving location due to the twelve World War II Japanese wrecks that were sunk by American navy bombings in Coron Bay, a natural anchorage near the town center of Coron, on September 24, 1944.  Wiki

Busuanga Island News

  • Stranded Dugong Calf Is Placed Under Intensive Care In Busuanga

    Stranded Dugong Calf Is Placed Under Intensive Care In Busuanga

    A recently stranded 105-centimeter male dugong (sea cow) calf has been placed under intensive care by environmental authorities in Busuanga town, northern Palawan, in an attempt to save its life.

    Named "Bughaw", the young sea cow was found stranded on April 7 on a beach in Barangay Bogtong, Busuanga, without its mother.

    Reynante Ramilo, program coordinator of C3 Philippines, a Busuanga-based non-government organization (NGO) concentrating on dugong conservation in the province told Palawan News this Saturday that even though an orphaned dugong calf has a minimal-to-zero chance of surviva ...

  • Dugong Watching Tour Now Open In Calauit

    Dugong Watching Tour Now Open In Calauit

    A sea cow (dugong) watching tour is now open to the public in Calauit Island, Busuanga in northern Palawan.

    Fredel Bacones Mued, a representative for the Tagbanua indigenous peoples (IP) in Busuanga town, said Friday that the new attraction is part of the local government?s overall eco-agriculture tourism plan this year

    "Bago tayo nagsimula ng activity na ito, nagpatawag tayo ng stakeholder's meeting [and] interagency meeting. In-invite natin "yong mga concerned agencies about environment and wildlife, "yong Department of Environment and Natural Resources at [iba pang] mga ahensya, mga r ...

  • Busuanga-Culion-Coron Your Best Alternative To Boracay

    Busuanga-Culion-Coron Your Best Alternative To Boracay

    When one island closes, 7,000 other islands open. With the temporary closure of Boracay, I wanted to highlight a few resorts in the Busuanga-Culion-Coron area that are worth considering. Personally, I think these beaches are totally more private, and their marine life beautiful and breathtaking.

    The entire area is known as "Coron," but Coron is actually the smallest of the three islands and there are no resorts or towns to be found on the island itself.

    This is great for the long-term preservation of the island, which is a treasure of limestone cliffs and clear lakes.

    Coron town is fo ...

  • Busuanga Island Palawan, Black Island, Calauit Safari Park - Island Hopping Snorkeling

    Island hopping and snorkeling at the beautiful uncrowded Busuanga Island, Palawan, Philippines.

  • We Need To Care For Our Treasure Islands

    We Need To Care For Our Treasure Islands

    During the last long weekend, I invited a group of friends to join our family in exploring the beauty of some of our islands. Together we toured the majestic islands of Palawan, including Coron, Busuanga and Linapacan. Despite being well traveled, many of them had not seen this side of the Philippines.

    Over three days, the group was able to see and enjoy the sandbars, lagoons, but most of all the serenity of the islands. Joining us were Hans and Carol Sy, Ernest and Arlene Cu, Sen. Sonny and Tootsie Angara, Rikki and Beng Dee, Chris and Patty Chilip, Eric and May Yu, Mikey and Lizette Coju ...

  • Busuanga Island And Coron Town - Palawan Philippines

    Coron also refers to Coron town on neighbouring Busuanga Island where the airport and most accommodation is located, as well as daytime boat trips that are the only way to visit the tribe-protected Coron island itself.

    Coron is best known for world-class WWII-era wreck diving, though the area also offers limestone karst landscapes, crystal-clear freshwater lakes and shallow-water coral reefs, and even hot springs.

    A few things to do in Coron Town and around:

    -Mt. Tapyas is the second tallest mountain and one of the most dominant land features around the town of Coron in Busuanga Islan ...