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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.