Coron Town Hotels, Guesthouses and Resorts
Pension houses, resorts, hotels, lodges, guesthouses and even camping on deserted beaches are the accommodation options in Coron Town. With plenty of sleeping selections on offer, travellers can afford to be as picky as they desire. Thankfully Coron Town caters for those with only a handful of pesos to their name and those whose bank accounts know no limits.
A word of warning is the regular blackouts in Coron Town when there is no electricity for several hours. If you’re travelling for business and need to charge your laptop, or if you’re someone who cannot manage without a fully-charged cell phone, you may want to check that your hotel has a backup generator on site.
Basic, comfy and in prime location lies Coron Backpacker Guesthouse in all its budget-friendly glory. Double rooms are an affordable PHP500 and PHP750 will grab you a fan-room for four. Free Wi-Fi, drinking water, coffee plus a fully kitted self-catering kitchen; this guesthouse gets the backpacker stamp of approval. Located opposite Dive Cal, be sure to follow the signs on Coron-Busuanga Road as it’s not easy to spot from the street.
On the main road keep your eyes peeled for a big orange building. If you’re looking for affordability, walking distance to prime hotspots and the opportunity to meet other travellers in a cheerful setting, look no further. Marley’s Guesthouse is PHP500 for a double fan-room which includes free Wi-Fi, shared bathroom facilities, a communal kitchen, a large wooden balcony and a funky chill room to kick back in.
Marley’s is also able to organise a beach camping trip under the stars. With the waves crashing in the distance, a campfire on the sand and a deserted beach all to yourself, you may never insist on four walls again. Happy campers indeed!
Okay, put up your hands if you’re looking for something with more of a native and traditional flair. Nestled in mangrove woodland in Coron Town itself, Krystal Lodge is a series of bamboo rooms and apartments on stilts over the water. Charming, relaxing and rustic, this lodge is ideal for honeymooners, nature lovers and all travellers yearning for a unique and unforgettable getaway. Surprisingly, Krystal Lodge is extremely affordable. Single room rates start at PHP400 and double rooms start at a reasonable PHP600. There are larger cottages with balconies, private bars, showers, seating areas and even a self-catering kitchen. These more luxurious rooms start from a reasonable PHP1200 to PHP1600. If you’re fortunate enough and the owner is around during your stay, she is more than happy to set up a charming outdoor cinema for guests.
Wanting to get off the beaten track and find yourself waking up to the sounds of a thriving rainforest? Kaba-Kaba Cottages, a few kilometres from Coron Town is a truly special place to stay with incredible views of Coron Bay. Away from the hustle and bustle of the town, and yet very easy to get to on a tricycle, this mid-range accommodation is every outdoorsman’s dream. Kevin and Grace are extremely hospitable and helpful hosts and their kindness is long remembered after leaving the jungle cottages. Island-hopping, diving, motorbike rental, hiking and trekking activities can all be arranged from Kaba-Kaba. Best suited for active travelers who love the outdoors rather than those who prefer luxury comforts. These cottages are located on the easy to remember, Kaba-Kaba Street just off the main road in town.
Located on Mabintangen Road, Coron Soleil Express Hotel is an exclusive sanctuary situated in the centre of Coron Town. This hotel boasts a beautiful pool, poolside bar and an outdoor stage. For those wanting a lavish lodging experience there is also a penthouse suite and roof deck bar. Not only a hotel that caters for luxury-seeking holidaymakers; a business centre can also be found on site with top-notch conference facilities. Rooms start from around PHP5000 and get significantly higher.