Corto del Mar Hotel in Coron

Corto del Mar Hotel CoronWhether you’re a tourist or traveling on business, Corto del Mar Hotel is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Coron. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Corto del Mar hotel is located in the heart of Coron town on the island of Busuanga in the north of Palawan. The hotel and its 32 bedrooms and suites have been decorated with taste and character giving the hotel a unique blend of Mediterranean and Filipino feel. With beautiful views over Coron Island, it’s a great place to go explore the gems around whether on banka or motorbike. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations. Continue reading

Taiei Maru in Coron

Taiei Maru Dive SiteThis dive site has now become one of the most visited and known dive sites in Coron, Palawan. Reaching the place will take for about 2 and a half hours by banca, from west up to the south of the Concepcion Village. It is covered in life from the moment you hit the wreck and even the inside of the wreck is home to fish and crustaceans. The large size of the wreck means you need to go at quite a pace to cover it all in one dive. It is possible to swim through nearly the entire length of the wreck in the vast open holds. They don’t have a lot in them but the sense of space is a good experience. Continue reading

Huma Island Resort & Spa in Palawan

Huma Island Resort BusuangaThe Diciligan Island which is located in Busuanga, Palawan was purchased and developed by ITHC Group headed in Kuwait and with the new subsidiary company in Philippines as HUMA Corporation where renamed the island as HUMA Island Resort & Spa 3 years ago.

The Huma Island Resort & Spa is a nestled on a remote island in Busuanga, Palawan and set as a 5* Deluxe resort offering breath taking views, gracious living, untouched underwater marine life surrounded by a dozen of sunken Japanese warships and planes which is hailed as one of the top 10 best diving sites in the world. Continue reading

Busuanga Island

Busuanga IslandBusuanga Island is the biggest island in the Calamian Group, between Palawan and Mindoro, which consists of several hundred islands, all easy to reach from Pandan Island.

It is amongst these islands the Japanese support fleet of the ‘Invasion of Leyte‘ was hiding, when they were spotted by American reconnaissance planes from ‘Task Force 38’ on the 24th of September 1944 and attacked shortly after.  More then 20 ships were sunk in this attack; about half of them are interesting to dive on. As the maximum depth between the islands does not exceed 40m (130 ft) and some of the wrecks are as shallow as 8m (25 ft), the Busuanga Safari is interesting for all divers, Continue reading

How to Get to Busuanga

Dibutunay Island BusuangaBusuanga can be reached by a direct flight from Manila. The airport serving Busuanga, and the general area of Coron, is the Francisco B. Reyes Airport. From Puerto Princesa City, Busuanga can be reached by taking a jeepney or bus to Taytay, then by sea from Taytay to Coron and by jeepney or bus from Coron to Busuanga.

Travel time : An hour-and-a-half minutes flight from Manila. In Busuanga, half an hour minutes by jeepney to Decalasiao Wharf and three hours by pumpboat to Calauit.

Concepcion Falls in Coron

Concepcion Falls CoronConcepcion Falls is located 14 kilometers away from the city center; It is accessible by land and water transportation. Those who would like to dip in the cool fresh water will also enjoy a short trek going to the waterfalls. At present, it is an ideal place to cool down for the locals and visitors alike. Concepcion Falls is the source of water supply for 2 barangays in the area.

Nagtenga Island in Busuanga

BusuangaNagtenga Island in Busuanga is only 90 hectares in size. This island near Palawan also boast of white beaches and rich marinelife. Travel time to reach this island is almost the same as going to Maltatayoc Island.

Maltatayoc Island, Palawan

Photo courtesy of islomaniac via www.flickr.com

Photo courtesy of islomaniac via www.flickr.com

Like the other nearby islands, Maltatayoc Island is also famous for its sparkling white beaches and is surrounded with coral reefs. Travel time from the mainland is approximately 45 minutes. Cottages are available for those who would like to stay overnight. Maltatayoc Island is located in Gutob Bay, Northwest of Busuanga Island, Palawan, Philippines.

West Nalaut Island in Busuanga

West Nalaut Island BusuangaWest Nalaut (“farthest west” in the local dialect) is widely regarded as the most beautiful privately held island in northern Palawan. The 47.9 hectare West Nalaut basks in the northern part of the archipelago at the western point of the Calamian Islands, 10 miles off the western coast of Busuanga. Situated out of the Philippine typhoon belt and in a seismic-safe, tsunami-free zone, West Nalaut enjoys a dry and warm season, December through May, and a wet season, July through November. It is just a 40-minute flight from Manila to Busuanga. From there, transfer time to West Nalaut is a picturesque hour by road and sea. From West Nalaut, the mainland is just 20 minutes by boat. With its two miles of coastline, 260-feet-high cliffs and Continue reading

Dibutunay Island

Dibutunay Island BusuangaDibutunay Island is located in Busuanga, Palawan, approximately 15 nautical miles from Barangay Panlaitan. It is known for its white sandy beaches and clear waters. It is perfect for all tourist activities such as swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and sun bathing. 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.