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.
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 the skies are clear, and tides are calm. March to June is when the tourists start to flock in so, be ready 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.
Clark International Airport (CRK) - Clark International Airport is 80 km northwest of Manila. It is an easy 1-hour 30-minute drive from the capital. Located in the province of Pampanga, the Clark International Airport serves the general vicinity of central and northern Luzon. Travelers can easily catch public buses in the Metro Manila area to the Clark International Airport. For a cheaper ride, travelers can opt for the air-conditioned jeepneys en route to the nearby Dau Bus Terminal and SM City Clark. Around the Clark International Airport, travelers can walk around the Clark Freeport Zone, which is five minutes away. There are plenty of restaurants and duty-free shops to keep you entertained. For travelers with a little extra time, not far from the airport is the Dinosaur Island theme park.
Francisco B. Reyes Airport (USU) - Francisco B. Reyes Airport or the Coron Airport 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 planes 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 PHP 150 per person.
Located approximately 500 kilometers south from Clark, Coron experience a tropical climate, meaning it is hot all year round. Coron experiences less rain from January to April compared to Clark with the average rainfall during these months in Coron being at only 16.25 mm compared to 21.75 mm in Clark. Clark has a slightly higher average temperature of 29.2 degrees Celsius compared to Coron, which is only 27.2 degrees Celsius.