Busuanga Island

Northern Busuanga

Busuanga is the largest Island of the Calamian archipelago in the Northern part of Palawan province in the Philippines. Nice beaches, gentle landscape, good hiking and great diving make the island a good holiday destination. Wreck diving is the main attraction and many Japanese ships wait patiently for you under the sea. Nearby Coron Island has the beautiful Kayangan and Barracuda lakes the latter is known for its thermoclines and fabled gigantic barracudas.

Get in

Busuanga is the closest point in Palawan from Manila and is quite accessible from Manila.

By plane

Francisco B. Reyes Airport(IATA: USU) serves the general area of Busuanga, fly into Busuanga from Manila via PAL Express , Cebu Pacific , SEAIR or Zest Air . The flight from Manila takes one hour. The trip from the airport to the town of Coron will take about 40 to 50 minutes.

By boat

SuperFerry stops in Coron on its way to Puerto Princesa. Leaves Manila on Friday afternoon and arrives in Coron early Saturday morning. Heads back to Manila on Sunday night. Wait until a couple of days before it departs to get cheaper tickets. Don't wait too long, though.

There is also a ship from Elnido to Coron town. The trip takes at least 6 hours. The ship is a small crab ship. You will feel uncomfortable, if the winds are heavy.

Get around



  • Sea Dive Resort, Located in the heart of Coron town. Seadive is the only PADI authorized dive shop in Coron. Seadive also owns the only recompression chamber in Palawan and dives with the lowest diver to dive master ratio in Coron.
  • Coron Divers, : Is the only Dive Center owned by a Filipino, Arni is the big boss and his sons are divemasters. Everything makes you feel in a Filipino family (even more if you stay at Chinette's lodge, just 10m away in front of Coron Divers).
  • Discovery, , Coastal Rd Bgy. 5, Coron Palawan (at Coron Town).
  • Dive Calamianes, Located between the Discovery Bar and downtown
  • Rocksteady Dive Center, Rock out with Rocksteady! We are located near the Hospital.
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain bike tours
  • Jungle Treks


Beyond options in Coron, there are a handful of resorts on nearby islands: Dive link, Coral Bay, Club Paradise and the most recent Rio y Mar.

Go next

The usual place to go after Busuanga is El Nido.

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