This coming summer months, there’s nothing better to cool off than to take a dip in the clear waters of Palawan.
Not only does Coron have the perfect white sand beaches of El Nido, it also has excellent dive sites, freshwater lakes, and uninhabited islets where you can have a picnic or just to chill in for a few hours. Truly, for me, Coron offers more variety of things to do than other places in Palawan.
If you’re planning to go there, here are my recommended places to stay in Coron. The rates indicated here are based on low season rates and may be changed by the hotels any time. Prices may also vary based on mid- and high-peak seasons. (Note: US$1 = PhP43)
Luis Bay Travellers Lodge
Luis Bay Travellers Lodge is one of the cheapest and most practical hotels you can stay in. Price starts from PhP400 for fan rooms up to PhP1,065 for air-conditioned rooms (good for 2).
If traveling by group, they have the Malcapuya room (good for 5) at PhP2,049 only. Since you’ll be out and about the whole day on tours, you can expect not bad but comfortable enough beds in this hotel.
The best thing about Luis Bay Travellers Lodge is its location. It is near the port where the boats for island hopping are docked and since it is right in the middle of town, it is very close to the market.
If you want to grab a drink, it is cheaper here than buying from a convenience store. This hotel is best for budget travelers.
Coron Paradise Bed and Breakfast
I had stayed at Coron Paradise for three nights, and it made for a really comfortable stay in Coron. It’s a ten-minute walk to the center, so while it’s out of the chaos, it remains accessible. Their rooms start at PhP1,100 for singles, with breakfast.
What I liked best about Coron Paradise was their fast WiFi connection (which is free) and the fact that they have a generator. Power interruptions are common in Coron, and having a backup power source is definitely an advantage.
Sea Horse Guest House
Sea Horse Guest House is a newly-opened hotel that offers tours, airport transfer, 24-hour front desk, bar, and room service at an affordable price. Their bestseller room is their dormitory that starts at PhP614 per bed (with breakfast!).
It’s near the main road, and so is an easy walk to restaurants, shops, and dive centers. It would only take you a two-minute walk to the market.
What is unique with Sea Horse Guest House is their rooftop where you can enjoy amazing views of Coron town. They also have a decent Wifi connection, and each table on the rooftop has an AC plug that is best for travelers with their partner-devices or for those traveling on business.
The free breakfast can be served in the room, too, and there is also free-flowing coffee and tea service for all guests to enjoy.
Coron Village Lodge
Coron Village Lodge is only a seven-minute walk from the town center. Their double bed room with kitchenette starts at PhP1,434 per night; their triple bed room with kitchenettes starts at PhP1, 622 per night; and their furnished 2-bedroom apartment (good for up to 6) starts at PhP3,426 per night.
All rooms are air-conditioned and have a terrace/balcony.
Marley’s Guesthouse offers ethnic ambiance at a very affordable price. Budget travelers who are not after the extravagance of a place to stay will appreciate the standard double room with fan that Marley’s offers at PhP600.
There is a shared lounge/TV area, kitchen, and smoking area where you can socialize with other guests from all over the world. Marley’s Guesthouse also has BBQ facilities and wake-up service.
Coron Eco Lodge
Coron Eco Lodge is a good choice for all travelers. It is near the port area, the public market, restaurants and the famous Mt. Tapyas. Double standard rooms come with TV with cable channels, hot and cold shower, ironing facilities and air-conditioning (PhP1,540/night).
Some nice facilities at the Eco Lodge include lockers, concierge, luggage storage, safety deposit boxes, laundry service, and shuttle service to and from the airport.
Coron Eco Lodge also has working generators for the rotational blackouts.
Kokosnuss Garden Resort
Kokosnuss Garden Resort offers relaxing rooms, a garden, and delicious food offered in their restaurant. Each room has a private garden area; their bestseller room (Cave Room good for 2) comes with a fan only, and starts at PhP1,553.
If you wish to get a room with air-conditioning, you can either choose the small bungalow room (good for 2) at PhP1,946 or the large bungalow room at PhP2,239. All rooms are equipped with TV with cable channels and hot and cold shower. If you’re traveling with more friends, they also have a room with air-conditioning (good for 3 or more) and hot and cold shower but without TV with cable channels.
The hotel’s big and spacious garden is just the perfect scenery you would want to come home to after a spectacular adventure around Coron. The rooms are spacious with high ceilings which can add to a more comfortable stay. To top it all off, the quietness of the hotel’s location is just what you need from the noise of the busy city.
Palanca Guest House
Palanca Guest House offers excellent location and staff service. The hotel is near everything, being situated at the heart of the village center (market place). Its rooms are designed for comfort, convenience, and style.
Their bestseller is the Deluxe room (good for 4) at Php2,232 which is equipped with air-conditioning, electric fan, TV with cable channels, hot and cold shower and free WIFI internet access.
Their Family room (good for up to 6) at Php3,750 offers the same facilities but comes with a view of the ocean (partial) which you will enjoy. They also offer massage service.
Coron Gateway Hotel
If you’re up to a wonderful and a luxurious staycation, Coron Gateway Hotel is the best choice. The spacious suites are made to give you the most relaxing stay equipped with their bathtub, mini-fridge, water boiler for coffee/tea, and a safety box. From each room’s private balcony you can get a stunning view of Coron Bay and Coron Harbor Town.
You can choose to stay from their Junior suite (good for 2 or more) which starts at Php3,928 or their Executive suite (good for 2 or more) which starts at Php5,375. Both suites offer air-conditioning, LCD/plasma screen TV with cable channels, separate shower and tub, bathtub, complimentary bottled water, and free WIFI access.
All these are offered by their Presidential suite as well plus a mini-bar, kitchenette, microwave, and seating area. If you’re after an adventure with a touch of extravagance, Coron Getaway Hotel is best to suit your needs!
If you have the time this summer to go out of town, Coron should definitely be at the top of your priority. By choosing any of these places to stay in Coron, you will make your time there all the more memorable.
Have you stayed in any of these places? Which do you recommend?