Coron and Busuanga report
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Feb 11, 2013 2:11 AM Last Post By: irishman12
Feb 9, 2013 4:45 PM
Coron and Busuanga reportMy wife and I spent January 2013 on Busuanga Island. We went to Ocamocam beach for two weeks. To get there, we took the bus at the Coron market at 11 AM and got to New Busuanga at about 2 PM, only P100. From there, we got a ride on motobikes to Ocamocam Beach Inn which is 3.5 KM away P100. It is also an easy walk. The beach area is beautiful with trails to Buluang and other north and south deseted beaches. Boat rides to two nearby islands are P1000 for the day and Calauit game reserve boat is P1500. There is an overhead nipa for P300 and two nipa rooms with centre kitchens for P400 and a full size cottage with 2 bedrooms for p600. The staff will cook meals for you for P100 to P150. There is a missionary school on the beach run by Ed and Ruth Wiebe.
Spent 2 weeks around Coron but not interesting unless you are into diving for wrecks. There is NO place to swim in or around Coron unless you rent a boat or go island hopping P2000 plus entrance fee at all beaches. The beach in Coron is poluted with sewer waste. All fresh foods except fish is twice as expensive as Manila prices. The losest accomodation is Seabreeke P350 single and Backpackers P380 single. All others are P600 and above. Danny's up the circular stairs near the market is probably the best place to eat western food P180 unless you want local basic eating places which are cheaper.
Best airline to get to Busuanga is AirPhil. Book ahead a month on line to get a discount. Pal has bought out Airphil so the web site are changing as I speak.
Feb 9, 2013 4:48 PM
Feb 9, 2013 8:35 PM
Feb 10, 2013 1:55 AM
3dbentess - i presume u mean seabreeze? backpacker website usedto show lower rate but now it only show 500 peso , patrick and tezz -we have 2 double bed rooms (queen size bed) @ 600p/night, good for 2 pax,
2 twin bed rooms (2 single beds) @ 500p/night, good for 2 pax, who says best airline is airphil? did you use cebu pac also?
Feb 11, 2013 12:02 AM
4Yes, I meant Seabreeze but could not find a way to correct my post. Yes I have flown Cebu Pacific but my preference is Airphil which is now owned by PAL. In my opinion I also find the PAL web site better to book on line. Twice on Cebu Pacific, I saw white vapours coming out of the side walls on takeoff.
Feb 11, 2013 2:11 AM
(4 star Hotel)
From US$100.02 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$56.54 per night
(5 star Hotel)
From US$156.42 per night