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Coron: Vacation and Diving Destination

Asia is known for its pristine white beaches like the ones in Malaysia, Thailand and of course the Philippines. All over the archipelago of the Philippines, one can find unexploited natural white sandy beaches from north to south. Dive and vacation destinations abound in this country. There is a particular spot in this country that was listed among the world’s natural wonders. One of the places that are frequented by foreign and local tourist alike, is Coron Island in Palawan.

Coron is a wedge-shaped limestone island (which is very common in Palawan), with few of its coastal areas being covered by mangrove forests. It has seven lakes, famous of which is the nationally-acclaimed cleanest lake in the Philippines, the Kayangan Lake. It also has a number of islands with white beaches and clear blue waters perfect for snorkeling, deep-sea fishing and shipwreck diving.

Coron is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. The municipality of Coron from Mount Tapyas view deck to Coron public utility vehicle terminal covers part of Busuanga Island and all of the nearby Coron Island. Both islands are part of the Calamian group of islands in northern Palawan. Coron on the other hand is also a popular diving destination. The aquatic views from the sunken Japanese warships off Coron Island are listed in Forbes Traveler Magazine’s top 10 best scuba diving sites in the world.