Alternative things to do in Coron Island
Being a responsible tourist on https://islandsandislets.com/is quite easy. It doesn't take much effort to find alternatives, support local communities and choose responsible activities. What's more, you'll discover spots off the beaten path of Corona. For example, you can stay in tribal villages, remote white sand beaches, in habited islands and soak in unique hot springs. I will show you how to manage alternative things in Coron without a tour agency.
See houses on stilts
Looking for more of a local experiences? Look inside the wooden house on the water's edge to see how locals live. Coron Town is popular with tourists, but if you just walk along the coast, you'll see many houses built on stilts and floating in the water. The Coron Island Philippines and the water is black and stinky. There are still some of them without canalisation. It was thrilling to see such a straightforward house. Coron town has a lot of houses on stilts, and you can walk along the sea.
Visit Maquinit Hot Springs
Hot spring is one of the major attractions of Coron Island Philippines. Entrance fee is 150 pesos. You can get there by walking 40 minutes from Coron town Maquinit is one of the world's couple of saltwater underground aquifers. Nearby, there are some nice beaches, called Beach and Cabo Beach.
Sunset at Tapias Hill
On the last day of my stay in Coron, I climbed Tapias Hill with the cross and big sign "Coron" on top. Apparently, it is the second highest peak in Coron Island Philippines. The panoramic view of the surrounding islands, Coron Port from above and the stunning colors made this sunset one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Recommend climbing over 700 steps, because it's worth it!
Try the local food
When I travel, I try to support the local community. I'm not interested in eating western food in Asia and avoiding touristy restaurants. I quickly noticed that the fancy, fancy restaurants catered to tourists and the usual stands catered to locals. You can recognize it by looking at the silverware standing in front of the shop. Some of them only carry food, some have tables and chairs. The prices are very low, around 70 pesos per meal and the food is homemade and healthy. My favorite tries at Coron were the Jack Fruit Curry with Dried Fish and the Peanut Butter Curry with Spinach. Apart from these, you will find various street food options, the most popular of which is barbeque on sticks. Don't hesitate to open the lid of any container walking around the street, it's a natural thing to check what's there.
Pot with Filipino food.
Becoming a responsible tourist
Our daily decisions matter when traveling in terms of carbon, waste and many other aspects. Each step makes us more ethical consumers and more responsible travelers with a more sustainable impact. It is an investment in the future, a better future for all of our planet and us.
Time travel bee
Bee is a nature lover and tea addict. Loves the concept of slow living and responsible travel, constantly striving to improve to be more eco-friendly. Appreciates old culture and traditions, likes to mingle with locals, listen to ethnic music as well as taste regional food and drinks. Her favorite spots while traveling are the family home and the street market.