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

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  • 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 ...

  • Divers Help Pawikan Found To Have Nylon String Around Neck

    Divers Help Pawikan Found To Have Nylon String Around Neck

    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 ...

  • The Long Way To Coron Palawan

    The Long Way To Coron Palawan

    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 ...

  • Dugong Mistaken For Mermaid

    Dugong Mistaken For Mermaid

    The Dugong (Sea Cow) is often mistaken by people as a mermaid, especially when viewed from afar. It is possible that some tales of mermaid sighting in Palawan and other islands have been caused by dugong.

    The Dugong looks like a half-horse because of its snout, half-mermaid because of its tail.

    The locals in Busuanga, Palawan swear by the uncanny appearance of sea cows.

    In the past, sailors thought they have been seeing mermaids when they would spot dugongs from above their ship. Some dugongs look like a fat lady.

    Dugong is a Malay word meaning "Lady of the Sea." Dugongs can also b ...

  • Palawan 2017

    Busuanga Island Spring Break || Palawan 2017.

  • Philippines-El Nido Coron

    A Journey of 2 weeks in the Philippines, especially in Palawan island
    - From El Nido to Coron.

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