CORON TOWN: RESTAURANTS, MOUNT TAPYAS AND MAQUINIT HOT SPRING

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Coron Town is the classic urban place in a developing country whose development can’t hold its horses. Lots of new buildings, mainly accommodation, restaurants and travel agencies, which at least are grouped in a much more orderly arrangement than in its neighbor El Nido. The streets are less chaotic and narrow, and the buildings are not as packed. Even so, Coron Town is an example of scarce attractiveness in a magnificent environment.

Coron town 1. Pueblo Palawan, Filipinas. Philippines
View of the bay and part of the town from a rooftop
Coron town 2. Pueblo Palawan, Filipinas. Philippines
Alley guiding to some houses built over the sea
Coron town 3. Pueblo Palawan, Filipinas. Philippines
One of the main streets
Coron town 4. Pueblo Palawan, Filipinas. Philippines
Pili on the gateway form town to our accomodation

RESTAURANTS NEXT TO THE SEA

Proliferating restaurants built on pillars in the sea, which are usually accessed by wooden walkways. There are 2 mainly recommended:

  • La Sirenetta. The food is fine; it is one of the most expensive, but the views are unbeatable, and when you’ve been in this town for almost a week, you end up going.
  • And the Sea Dive Resort, which is anything but a resort and was our main accommodation. Although it does not have good reviews, personally we found the value for money one of the best on the island and the views of the sea are spectacular, especially during the sunset.
Coron town 0. Puesta de sol, restaurante sirenetta, Palawan, filipinas. Sunset, Philippines
View of the sunset from Sea Dive Resort, with La Sirenetta on the rigth

Other recommendable restaurants are:

  • KT’s Sinugba Sa Balay. A really charming place, designed in a very rustic style; most of the menu is Filipino food, although it was a bit expensive and the service was very slow.
Coron town 5. comida filipina tradicional Pueblo Palawan, Filipinas. Traditional Philippino meal lunch food Philippines
Traditional Filipino dishes in KT’s Sinugba
  • Altrove. Probably the best and most expensive restaurant in town, this Italian could be located in the trendy neighborhood of any leading city.
  • Brujita. Maybe the best restaurant in terms of quality / price, but it is always very full and it is very hot.

MOUNT TAPYAS

This small mound can be climbed by stairs or on a tricycle for 10 PHP. We walked to the base and climbed the more than 700 steps. Good views of the bay.

Coron town 6. Vista desde Monte Tapyas Pueblo Palawan, Filipinas. view Mount Philippines
View of Coron Island from the top of Mount Tapyas
Coron town 7. Vista desde Monte Tapyas puesta de sol Pueblo Palawan, Filipinas. Sunset view Mount Philippines
A+ sunset from the top of Mount Tapyas

MAQUINIT HOT SPRINGS

On the other hand, these hot springs are highly recommended. Appetizing Especially appetizing for any day that it was not possible or didn’t want to make an excursion to the nearby islands for any reason.

They are 5 km south-east from the town. A tricycle costs PHP 400 including roundtrip and a waiting time between 1-3 hours; please do not expect professionalism, you always have to pay when you get back to town, if you pay in advance when you get to the hot springs, it’s most likely your driver decides not to wait. Admission PHP 150.

The pools are large, enough so that although there are many people you won’t have the feeling of being very full, and there are different temperatures. There are wooden walkways between them and you can get some decent pictures of the bay of Coron. There are also picnic tables.

Coron town 8. Maquinit hot spring aguas termales Pueblo Palawan, Filipinas. Philippines
Maquinit hot spring, with its different pools
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