Maquinit Hot Spring
There are only a few known saltwater hot springs in the world, and one of them -- the Maquinit Hot Spring -- is located in Coron, just 30-minutes away from the town proper.
Experiencing Maquinit Hot Spring is best enjoyed gradually — despite the tempting steam coming from the pool, one should not immediately jump into it as its temperature runs between 38 to 40 degrees Celsius. Take your time, let your body slowly acclimate to the heat of the water, the texture of the pebbles on your feet, and you’ll eventually enjoy the pool’s warmth, even consider it oddly therapeutic. Maquinit Hot Spring is a great place to take a break and relax — the soothing water, the refreshing ambiance offered by the lush mangrove trees and the calming song of distant waves can make you forget your cares for a while.
Maquinit Hot Spring is located at Sitio Maquinit, Brgy. Tagumpay, Coron, Palawan.
Opening Days and Hours
The pools are open from 06:00 to 22:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Regular admission fee is PhP 150 (USD 3). Students and senior citizens are charged PhP 120 (USD 2.31) while children 5 to 10 years old are charged PhP 75 (1.50).
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.
- Rent a tricycle to Maquinit Hot Spring.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this area is 1 to 3 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Maquinit Hot Spring is popular especially to those who trekked up Mount Tapyas. The best time to enjoy Mount Tapyas is during the early morning or late afternoon.
The nearest dining places can be found in Coron town proper. Several options include Altrove Coron, Brujita Bar and Restaurant, KT’s Sinugba sa Balay, Winnie’s Restaurant, and Santino’s Grill.
- Mount Tapyas
- Siete Pecados
- Sangat Island
Some of the best accommodations in Coron include SeaHorse Guesthouse, Zuric Pension House, Koskosnus Garden Resort, Sunlight Guest Hotel, and Coron Westown Resort. Rates range from USD 30 to USD 120.