When the weather is fair, boatmen brave the challenging 2-hour trip to one of Coron’s most well-preserved tourist destination -- the beautiful Malcapuya Island, home to panoramic sights and diverse marine life.
Ask every tourist who has already visited Malcapuya Island and they will always have the same answer — the rough, almost scary trip to Malcapuya Island will be quickly forgotten once you’re already taking in the one-of-a-kind beauty of this little paradise. The bright white, powdery sand is nothing short of impressive while the pristine waters — a clashing mix of deep blue and cerulean — is downright inviting. Its secluded location makes it a perfect place to relax — you can ditch the swimming activities and just let the wind rock you as you lay in hammocks that are available in every spot. See beyond Malcapuya’s shore and dive into a fascinating underwater view — the island is so well protected and visitors can see that in Malcapuya’s rich marine life.
Malcapuya island is located in Busuanga, Coron.
Opening Days and Hours
This island can be accessed anytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to Malcapuya Island is PhP 200 (USD 4) per person. Coron Tours range from PhP 2500 to PhP 7500 (USD 50 to USD 150).
How to Get There
- Fly from Manila to Coron via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines.
- From the airport, board a van to Coron town proper.
- At Coron, avail of Coron Tours.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Average time spent here is between 1 to 2 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit Coron Bay is between January and March when the weather is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and island hopping.
A buffet picnic lunch is included in most Coron Tours.
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Guests can avail accommodations from SeaHorse Guesthouse, Zuric Pension House, Koskosnus Garden Resort, Sunlight Guest Hotel, and Coron Westown Resort. Rates range from USD 30 to USD 120.