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Flight from Cagayan de Oro (CGY) to Coron - Palawan (USU)

Flight from Cagayan de Oro (CGY) to Coron - Palawan (USU)

Many foreigners travel to the Philippines for the sun, sand and sea, and Coron in Palawan is amongst their top destinations. Named the “Best Island in the World” by magazines Travel + Leisure, and Conde Nast Condé Nast Traveller, Palawan is undoubtedly paradise on earth not to be missed.

Best time to fly from Cagayan de Oro to Coron

The best time to visit Coron would be in January and February which is just after the monsoon season and before the peak season starts to set in from March to June. In January and February, there will still be occasional rainfall from time to time, but skies are clear and tides are calm. March to June is when the tourists start to flock in so be prepared for a slightly congested scene at the beaches. Do try to avoid Coron from August to December as this is when the monsoon season starts and brings strong winds and rainfall.

Main airports available in Cagayan de Oro and Coron

Laguindingan Airport (CGY) – Located 46 kilometers away from Cagayan de Oro, the Laguindingan Airport is the main airport that serves the cities of Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, and the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte and Bukidnon in Northern Mindanao. The airport opened in June 2013 replacing both Lumbia Airport and Maria Cristina Airport. Laguindingan airport is the sixth busiest airport in the Philippines. There are various ways to get to and from Cagayan de Oro city from Laguindingan Airport. The cheapest and most common way to get to the airport is by van. The van offers travelers comfort, convenience, safety and a quick route of only around 45 minutes to the airport. The fare to and from the airport is only PHP199 per person, per trip. The second option to getting to and from the airport if via metered taxi. A journey from Cagayan de Oro to the airport will cost around PHP 400 to PHP 450. There are also jeepneys and busses to the airport but are not as recommended due to the unpredictable timing and also the hassle of having to catch a connecting shuttle to get to the airport.

Francisco B. Reyes Airport (USU) – The Francisco B. Reyes Airport or the Coron Airport was named after the former mayor of Coron. The airport was also formerly known as Busuanga Airport. The airport is located on Busuanga Island, approximately 40 minutes away from Coron town. As fields and jungle surround the airport, only propeller plans can land on the short runway. The terminal is small and has no air-conditioning or luggage conveyer belt. However, there are a few coffee shops, restaurants and souvenir shops within the airport terminal. From the airport, you can take a jeepney for about one hour to reach Coron. The jeepney ride will cost approximately PHP150 per person.

Climate pattern in Cagayan de Oro and Coron

Even though located approximately 1,500 kilometers northwest from Cagayan de Oro, both Cagayan de Oro and Coron experience a tropical climate, meaning it is hot all year round. Coron experiences less rain from January to April compared to Cagayan de Oro with the average rainfall during these months in Coron being at only 16.25mm compared to 65.25mm in Cagayan de Oro. The average temperatures between the two cities. However, do not vary much with Coron's average temperature at 27.2 degrees Celsius and Cagayan de Oro at 26.7 degrees Celsius.

Highlights attractions in Coron

  • Coron Panorama at Kayangan Lake – Located in the north of the Island, the Kayangan Lake is one of the most famous and most photographed spots in Coron. Dubbed the cleanest lake in Coron, the Kayangan Lake is only a few minutes boat ride from Coron Town. To reach the lake, visitors will have to do a 15 to 30 minutes hike to reach the lake. Besides the impressive viewpoint, visitors can visit the cave, swim in the crystal clear waters and discover hidden passages between limestone cliffs. You can easily spend one day at Kayangan Lake and feel that you need more time.
  • WWII Shipwreck Dive – No diver should miss out on a dive at this WWII Shipwreck site. The Japanese convoy which included supply and warships sunk in the Coron Bay in 1944. Not many locations in the world offer the chance for these many shipwrecks at one site. Here divers will be able to see 7 of ships lying on the seabed at a depths ranging from 10 to 40 meters. The ships are encrusted with coral and house abundant marine life.
  • Coron Twin Lagoon – Take a 20-minute boat ride from Coron town and you will reach the Twin Lagoon, a place where the waters range from a luminescent turquoise to emerald greens. Visitors will not only be able to awe at the pristine waters but also at the limestone karst formations that have been twisted by erosion. Many come here to take a dip in the cool and refreshing waters. However, do be careful as large sea urchins can be found scattered along the ocean floor.

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Airport in Coron - Palawan

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