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
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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 ...
Island hopping and snorkeling at the beautiful uncrowded Busuanga Island, Palawan, Philippines.
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 ...
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 ...
Scuba divers on a recreational dive found an endangered green sea turtle (pawikan) with a nylon string around its neck in the waters of Busuanga, Palawan over the weekend.
Omar Linsangan, a dive instructor, said he and some tourists from Hong Kong Cheuk Fung Keung, Claudia LukLuk, Cheuk wai Keung, and Kai Lung saw the pawikan having difficulty swimming due to the nylon string.
The group did not hesitate to approach the green sea turtle and help it be free of the nylon string.
At first, the pawikan was trying to break free from them but later on calmed down, allowing them to cut the st ...
Coron! Finally, the Palawan destination will be ticked off the bucket list. I have my best friend to thank for making this happen. He was coming home to visit and he wanted to kick off his vacation with a trip to the islands before heading to Davao.
Our trip to Coron came before the airlines announced the direct flights from Cebu. Thus, we took the longer route, Davao to Busuanga via Manila. Connecting flights with long layovers can be such a waste of time and taxing. It takes away time from enjoying the destination, too. However, when you're traveling with a group of "Palawan virgins" (rea ...