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

  • Dugong In Coron Palawan

    Coron is the third-largest island in the Calamian Islands in northern Palawan in the Philippines. The island is part of the larger municipality of the same name. Wikipedia

  • 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.

    It was as if it was still m ...

  • Beauty Of Coron Island-Philippines Palawan

    Coron Island is a wedge-shaped limestone island in the province of Palawan. It has seven lakes, famous of which is the nationally-acclaimed cleanest lake in the Philippines, the Kayangan Lake. It also has a number of islands with white beaches and clear blue waters perfect for snorkeling, deepsea fishing and shipwreck diving. Some coastal areas are covered with mangrove forests.

    Coron is the largest town on the island. The municipality covers part of Busuanga Island and all of the nearby Coron Island. Both islands are part of the Calamian Group of Islands in northern Palawan.

    The area is ...

  • Coron Palawan The Most Beautiful Island In The World

    Finally done making our video in the most beautiful island in the world, Coron.

    It's no surprise Palawan ranked top in the world.. The clear aquamarine water, the shipwrecks, rich marine life, the limestone's and lagoons are the basic highlights the island has to offer. Our 6 days wasn't enough, so, we will definitely come back.

  • Teo Reminded Of PHs Tourism Roadmap

    The Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources Inc. and Pamana Ka Sa Pilipinas, the largest network of community-based managers of marine protected areas, condemn Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo's public support for the building of the Coral World Park in Coron, Palawan. We oppose the building of any entertainment resort complex in Coron, or within any part of or near any protected area or nature reserve.

    The construction activity itself and the resulting deluge of people to such a resort will have harmful effects on the surrounding environment, including the plethora of waste ...

  • Tourists Flock To Natural Marine Attraction In Coron Palawan

    Tourists Flock To Natural Marine Attraction In Coron Palawan

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon at Palawan (Mimaropa) region is planning to hold a consultation with stakeholders to ensure all views are taken into consideration on the planned construction of an underwater-themed park in Coron, Palawan.

    Environmental groups stiffly oppose the proposed construction, whether on land or in the coastal and marine area in Coron, because of its potential impact on the environment.

    In its official twitter account quoting DENR Mimaropa Regional Director Natividad Y. Bernardino, the agency said it s ...