Coron Island

Coron, Palawan

Coron Island is roughly equidistant from Manila and Puerto Princesa City. The Island has a rugged topography, generally mountainous and its terrain marked by steep rock and ravines. Almost 70% of the area made up of rocky cliffs, 25% is rolling hills and 5% relatively flat.

Out of the total area, approximately 18% is occupied by the Tagbanua as residential and agricultural lands, ...

as rock formations almost dominate the entire area. Large area is composed of Karst formations where swiftlets dwell and build their nest. There are vertical limestone cliffs that reach up to 600 meters above sea level and eight brackish lakes and three smaller one's that have underground connections to the sea.

Coron Island comprises two barangays, Banuang Daan and Cabugao, all of them belong to the Indigenous Cultural Communities. There are 373 households with a population of 2,028 individuals of Tagbanua in the Island. The primary users of the resources of the island are the residents of these two settlements.

Majority of the residents of the two barangays are seldom seen in the mountains except for the gatherers of edible bird's nests on towering cliffs that serve as the major source of income for Indigenous people in the island. Coron Island is wedge-shaped limestone island, dominated by Permian Limestone of Jurassic origin, with few of its coastal areas being covered by mangrove forests. It is situated in the Calamianes group of Islands and belongs to the Municipality of Coron.

Some of the rare places not found in the regions are the fantastic and legendary lagoons which are wide, deep and with very clear water, interestingly nestled in one huge and rocky island popularly known as the Coron Islands. Encircled by giant walls of limestone cliffs, this jewel of a mountain, boarders the beautiful and wide Coron harbor, where more wonders of nature abide.

Coron Island Natural Biotic Area News

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    Coron Travel Guide, How To Get There, Where To Stay, Activities, Itinerary And Other Tips

    Coron is one of the four towns that make up Calamianes or Calamian Group of Islands. It is made up of around 51 islands and islets, and home to seven enchanting lakes which are sacred cultural sites of Tagbanua tribe. Of these seven lakes, only two are open to public - Kayangan and Barracuda Lake. The other five, including Cabugao Lake which is the biggest and believed to be a lair of giant octopus, are hidden and restricted to general public.

  • Travel Philippines Coron Palawan 2018

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  • Coron Palawan: A Paradise On Earth

    The beautiful Coron, Palawan is truly a paradise on earth!

    Special thanks to Yuane Tours Coron for the amazing experience. Contact them for Coron tours and services. Air Juan flies between Puerto Princesa City and Busuanga (Coron) daily.

  • Coron Palawan Escapade

    A quick glimpse of our first tour with me and my lovely wife to this paradise called Coron Palawan. First time to fly my drone. Sorry for the bad editing hahaha #TeamKamote.

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  • Coron An Island Of Nature, Culture

    Early this month, I had the chance to revisit the Coron Island in Coron town, Palawan after I facilitated a planning workshop for the conservation sites of the Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. in the adjacent municipality of Busuanga.

    Coron and Busuanga towns occupy the Busuanga Island, and along with the island municipality of Cullion and other smaller islands and islets, comprise the Calamianes Group of Islands, also known as Calamianes, which has distinct and unique ecosystems and habitats that harbor some single-island endemic species.

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