2019 • 07 • 25

More detailed travel guide here: Coron Budget Travel Guide

One of the best natural treasures of Palawan, if not the entire Philippine archipelago, is Kayangan Lake. Maintained by the local Tagbanua tribe, it is not surprising that Kayangan Lake is often dubbed as “the cleanest lake in the Philippines”. Even from the view deck halfway through the 15-minute climb towards the lake, the sight of the clear waters of the dock offers visitors an overwhelming visual delight, making the trip and the money all worth it.

How to Get There

Nearest Airport: Francisco B. Reyes Airport, also known as Busuanga Airport (Palawan)

By Air

  1. Coming from Manila, this is the most convenient and fastest way to go to Coron Island where Kayangan Lake is located. It will take you around 1 hour to get to Busuanga Airport. Check your preferred airline company for the flight schedule and airfare.
  2. Once in Busuanga Airport, ride a van going to Coron town proper (P150). Travel time is 30-45 minutes.
    Note: There are no taxis or tricycles at the airport; only vans shuttle guests from the airport to Coron town proper. These vans can drop you off at your hotel. You can rent the van for P1500 if you’re a big group.

  4. From the town proper, you can either join a group tour (Coron Island Tour) or charter a private boat going to Kayangan Lake.

By Sea

  1. Going to Coron from Manila is now possible via overnight ferries; 2Go travels this route once a week, Fridays (P1500-2800, 11hrs).
  2. From the town proper, you can either join a group tour (Coron Island Tour) or charter a private boat going to Kayangan Lake.


Entrance Fee and Other Charges

Since Kayangan Lake is usually part of Coron Island Tour, all fees that this trip may incur are included in the package tour fee that you will be paying if you join a group tour. This is perfect for solo travelers or small groups.

  • Coron Island Tour Rates: P1500 – P1800 (per person, ALL IN).
    Note: Check the itinerary first before booking. Some tour packages don’t have Kayangan Lake in their itinerary.

    If your group is big and you want to charter a private boat and be in control of your itinerary, you can book with Calamian Tourist Boat Association.

  • Standard Boat Rates: P2700 (2-4 pax); P3250 (5-8 pax); P3800 (9-15 pax)
    Note: The rates above do not include entrance fees, guide fee, and food.
  • Entrance Fee: P200
  • Tour Guide Fee: P500

Don’t Miss

  • Go there early in the morning when the place is not yet crowded if you want to take good photos.
  • The overlooking view of the dock from the view deck. Take a break midway from your climb towards the lake and treat yourself a photo op with the amazing view of the dock as your background or your subject.
  • Chill by the lake and enjoy this piece of paradise surrounded by limestone cliffs.
  • Visitors may snorkel or swim in the lake.

Don’t Forget

  • It is advised to wear a life vest when you swim or snorkel.
  • Follow the rules at all times. Practice caution, especially when swimming without your life vest. Avoid deeper part and, if you can, do not go on your own or out of sight of your companions or the local guides.
  • Bring enough money to pay for other incidentals such as food and drinks and entrance fee, especially if your group didn’t join a group tour.
  • Charge your gadgets and/or bring battery packs.
  • Keep the place clean. Practice proper garbage disposal. Leave nothing but footprints.

If You Have More Time and Budget

  • Other places to explore in Coron Island are Banul Beach, Twin Lagoon, Barracuda Lake, and Siete Picados.
  • Take other tours like Coron Town Tour (which includes Mt Tapyas and Maquinit Hotsprings), Calauit Safari Park Tour, and Culion Historical Tour.
  • Still craving for the “natural high” after Mt. Tapyas? Go try Mt. Dalara.
  • You might also be interested in Fireflies and Plankton Night Tour.

Where to Stay

Making the most of your time and money is the only way to go when you are in Coron. After all the touring, you surely want to cap the night off in a good hotel or resort. Plenty of accommodations have been established and built to address the need of the rising tourism industry in Coron. Going to Coron soon? You may want to consider these top resorts in Coron according to Agoda users, in no particular order.

Photo was provided by the hotel via Agoda.

For more options, search here: Palawan Hotels



  1. Mari Barrios says:

    Siete Pecados not siete picados is the correct spelling. These are Spanish words and they mean Seven Sins. Otherwise this is a very good writeup with very good suggestions. Keep up the good work. I intend to visit Coron sson.

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