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    Cruising in Coron

    Hi all, this will be about my recent trip to Coron in Busuanga island, province of Palawan. I went there last weekend with some friends. This will be my first time to make a pic thread from phone, so please bear with me. As most of you know, my net is &$@%. We landed at Francisco Reyes airport in Busuanga island. Busuanga island has 2 municipalities: Busuanga & Coron. They both belong to the province of Palawan, Region 4B (MiMaRoPa). To give an idea of the location, here's a map.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Hi all, this will be about my recent trip to Coron in Busuanga island, province of Palawan. I went there last weekend with some friends. This will be my first time to make a pic thread from phone, so please bear with me. As most of you know, my net is &$@%. We landed at Francisco Reyes airport in Busuanga island. Busuanga island has 2 municipalities: Busuanga & Coron. They both belong to the province of Palawan, Region 4B (MiMaRoPa). To give an idea of the location, here's a map.

    Very nice.

    I sense a super thread.

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    Thanks Luigi for reposting the pics! Btw, I'm collaborating w/ Luigi on this thread. He's promised to help me repost the pics. Salamat!

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    ^Ain't he wunnerful.......................

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    ^Yeah, Luigi is great. This was the way I thought of posting the pics from phone with my net issues. I want to make the thread soon, bcos if I put it off, I'll be buried in paperwork & forget the details, as well as my impressions of the place.

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    My group took off from Clark Airport. Was my first time there, so it was interesting. According to my sis who used Clark ~10 years ago, there was no a/c & no ceiling - you could see the iron beams. Now there's A/c, proper ceiling & establishments outside the airport (including hotels), not just farmlands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    My group took off from Clark Airport. Was my first time there, so it was interesting. According to my sis who used Clark ~10 years ago, there was no a/c & no ceiling - you could see the iron beams. Now there's A/c, proper ceiling & establishments outside the airport (including hotels), not just farmlands.

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    From the plane window. Most of the mountains were still so green - no sign yet of human habitation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    From the plane window. Most of the mountains were still so green - no sign yet of human habitation.



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    Francisco Reyes airport in Busuanga. Our plane was a Bombardier Q400, 4 seats per row. Was my first time to ride in a plane that small.

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    Francisco Reyes airport in Busuanga. Our plane was a Bombardier Q400, 4 seats per row. Was my first time to ride in a plane that small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Francisco Reyes airport in Busuanga. Our plane was a Bombardier Q400, 4 seats per row. Was my first time to ride in a plane that small.



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    Grr. Sorry for double post - net issues.

    Road from airport to town proper (~30 min drive). We were picked up by a driver/ minivan from the guesthouse. Some years ago, this road was not yet paved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Grr. Sorry for double post - net issues.

    Road from airport to town proper (~30 min drive). We were picked up by a driver/ minivan from the guesthouse. Some years ago, this road was not yet paved.



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    ^ Looks very nice. Kinda like a lush Thailand.

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    ^thanks for the re-posts, Luigi.

    My group stayed at NCB Home stay, which are budget accoms, ~26 USD for a family room (good for 4 pax). They have a sister hotel (higher end), pics later.

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    This is the sister resort, Mountain View Garden Inn Coron. It's higher end, with a pool, ~50 USD/night. I'm giving them publicity, since they had very good service.

    Pics taken from their FB page.

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    Vicinity of NCB Homestay. The town proper & pier are ~15 min drive away.

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    Welcome.

    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    ^thanks for the re-posts, Luigi.

    My group stayed at NCB Home stay, which are budget accoms, ~26 USD for a family room (good for 4 pax). They have a sister hotel (higher end), pics later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    This is the sister resort, Mountain View Garden Inn Coron. It's higher end, with a pool, ~50 USD/night. I'm giving them publicity, since they had very good service.

    Pics taken from their FB page.



    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Vicinity of NCB Homestay. The town proper & pier are ~15 min drive away.




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    direct flight from Clark... good to know

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    I'm collaborating w/ Luigi on this thread
    I presume he's in the deluxe suite?

    Be careful taking photos near mirrors "katie23".

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    ^heh - Luigi wasn't anywhere near the vicinity. He's very kindly agreed to repost the pics.

    Maybe Neverna was hiding in some hibiscus bushes, though.

    @neo - yes, there are flights from Clark - Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific.

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    Dinner @ Lobster King. It's been featured in a local TV show, Ang Pinaka (The Most).

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    sorry, the crabs were gone when I thought of taking pix
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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Dinner @ Lobster King. It's been featured in a local TV show, Ang Pinaka (The Most).



    sorry, the crabs were gone when I thought of taking pix

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    Start of island hopping tour the next day. The pier.

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