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Coron at a glance

High season

March - May
Place you can't miss
Twin Lagoon Entrance
Local currency
PHP
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Coron is nestled between tens of looming mountains, a small oasis on azure waters. This is a beautiful place to swim and explore Filipino lagoons. This town is an ideal representation of what paradise is like. All you need when you visit is a love for nature, because all of your activities will stem from traversing Mother Earth. Go snorkelling before breakfast and jump out of the water to enjoy a meal made of coconuts and local seafood. There are lots of hidden gems in Coron, but they take some lurking as peak travelling season from October to June brings in thousands of tourists.
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About the ride from El Nido to Coron

Traveling from El Nido to Coron allows you to experience two of Palawan’s most popular destinations. One of the largest provinces in the whole of the Philippines, Palawan is also one of the nation’s most popular tourist hangouts. 

If you want to experience Palawan’s stunning shores, karst cliffs and fantastic diving, traveling between El Nido and Coron allows you to enjoy endless amounts of both. 

If you’re not yet tired of island adventures after enjoying El Nido’s lagoons, cliffs and waterfalls, you can venture to Coron, which offers more of the same but on a smaller scale.

Coron is smaller, quieter and more laid-back than El Nido, so it offers some excellent respite if you’re feeling a little exhausted after all of El Nido’s partying, island hopping and adventure travel. But though Coron is sleepier and more serene, it’s certainly not without its excitement, with a huge number of lakes, diving spots and island getaways.

For the approximately 130km (80 mile) trip from El Nido to Coron, you have two options:

  • Ferry from El Nido to Coron - typically around 3.5 hours
  • Flight from El Nido to Coron - typically around 40 minutes

 

 

What to see when traveling from El Nido to Coron

What you’ll see when traveling to Coron from El Nido depends upon how you travel, but both options are outrageously beautiful.

If you take a ferry from El Nido to Coron, you’ll spend almost (or exactly!) 4 hours gliding through Palawan’s bright blue seas, with views of rocky outcrops, craggy mountains and the area’s many tiny charming islands. You’ll also pass various other boats, including day-tripping ferries and small fishing vessels.

The Philippines offers a huge number of idyllic island trips by ferry, but this is one of the best. It shuttles you between two small but bustling ports, and by many smaller lumps of land which can be visited on spectacular day trips from El Nido and Coron. 

If you travel from El Nido to Coron by air, the views are even better. 

As you leave one island’s airport to arrive at another, the birds-eye delights are some of the most stunning views that Southeast Asia has to offer. Viewing the islands - and the surrounding ocean - from the vantage point of your propeller airplane allows you to fully contextualize the beauty of your adventure.

All journeys - by both ferry and airplane - take you from El Nido’s main island to Coron’s main island, but both municipalities have many smaller islands within their confines.

 

 

What is the fastest way to get from El Nido to Coron?

The fastest way to get to Coron from El Nido is - no surprises here - by taking a flight. This Economy Flight from Airswift costs $132 and takes 40 minutes, though it’s important to note that it of course takes a little longer when you factor in the time it takes to check your bags, go through security and board your flight.



What is the cheapest way to get from El Nido to Coron?

The cheapest way to get to Coron from El Nido is by Tourist Ferry from Phimal. This ferry from El Nido to Coron takes 4 hours and costs $37. Of all the ferries from El Nido to Coron, this is the most basic, but it’s still relatively comfortable and absolutely very enjoyable.

 

 

What is the most popular way to get from El Nido to Coron?

The most popular way to get to Coron from El Nido is by High Speed Ferry from Montenegro Shipping Lines. This ferry journey from Coron to El Nido takes 3.5 hours and costs $39.

 

 

How to get from El Nido to Coron 

Taking a ferry to Coron from El Nido

Taking a ferry offers the most affordable option for getting to El Nido from Coron, making it popular with budget backpackers who want to island-hop through Palawan without splashing too much cash.

All ferries from El Nido to Coron have toilets, but some offer the extra perks of AC and English-speaking staff.

Though none of the ferries are particularly luxurious, they’re all relatively comfortable, with good seats, spacious cabins and great views. Some ferries are a little more comfortable and well-equipped than others, so you should check the details for each individual journey to find an option which is best for you.

 

 

Ferry ports and terminals which take you from El Nido to Coron:

Departing from:

  • El Nido Ferry Terminal

 

 

Arriving at:

  • Coron Port

 

 

Taking a flight from El Nido to Coron

Taking a flight from El Nido to Coron is popular with tourists who like a little luxury and who don’t mind spending more money to get it.

Though it’s a very pricey option compared to the vast majority of other journeys available throughout Southeast Asia, it’s mega convenient and it offers absolutely incredible views of some of the Philippines’ most beautiful islands.

Though this journey is also the fastest way of getting from El Nido to Coron, you should consider that it of course takes time to check your bags, go through security and board your flight, just like catching an airplane to anywhere. And despite the small size of the craft, you of course also still need to arrive in the airport early to make sure you catch your flight on time.

A flight from El Nido to Coron is a good option if you’re an adventurous traveler. A quick hop in a propeller airplane is great fun, and vastly different from taking a flight in the large airplanes which you’ll probably be more accustomed to.

 

 

Airports that take you from El Nido to Coron:

Departing from:

  • El Nido Airport

 

 

Arriving at:

  • Coron Airport

 

 

Which operators can I book with for a ride from El Nido to Coron?

El Nido to Coron ferry operators:

  • Jomalia Shipping
  • Montenegro Shipping Lines
  • Phimal

 

 

El Nido to Coron alirlines

  • Airswift

 

 

How many departures from El Nido to Coron are there each day?

There are around 4 scheduled departures to Coron from El Nido each day.