How beautiful is the entire Coron? You may only be able to get the best answer by climbing on the top of Mount Tapyas -- a perfect spot to enjoy the breathtaking view of the entire island.
First of all, the trek to Mount Tapyas is not for the faint-hearted — in order to climb up to the top, you have to take on 700 steep steps. Despite the overwhelming number of steps, there’s a great reward waiting for those who conquered the challenge — strong, ocean winds and a stunning contrast between the deep, cerulean colors and the surrounding greenery can surely make anyone stop, stare, and take endless photos. The top of Mount Tapyas is a great place to relax — sit down by the grass and breathe in the fresh air as you savour all of Coron’s beauty.
Mount Tapyas is located in Busuanga Island, Coron, Philippines.
Opening Days and Hours
Visitors can visit Mount Tapyas anytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
No entrance fee required.
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 the base of Mount Tapyas.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Total time to spend (climb included) is between 1 – 3 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Best time to visit Mount Tapyas is during the early morning when it isn’t too hot yet. Mount Tapyas is also a great place to see the sunset.
No dining place is available in Mount Tapyas so visitors are highly encouraged to bring food and lots of water.
- Coron Bay
- Sangat Island
- Calamian Island
Coron has several decent hotels and inns which offer great accommodations. SeaHorse Guesthouse, Zuric Pension House, Koskosnus Garden Resort, Sunlight Guest Hotel, and Coron Westown Resort are some of the options. Rates range from USD 30 to USD 120.