Coron History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Coron is a 1st class coastal municipality of Palawan Province in Region IVB or Mimaropa, Philippines.

Coron Rock Formation and Blue Water
Coron Rock Formations and Blue Water

Profile of Coron Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Eastern part of Busuanga Island in northern Palawan (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Busuanga (West)
Area –> 689.10 km2 (266.06 sq mi)
Population –> 51,803 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 201,320,832.58
Barangays –> 23
Terrain –> Mountainous with narrow coastal plains
Industries –> Tourism, Agriculture, Trading
Major Products –> Fish, Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Calamian Tagbanwa, Kagayanen, Palawano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Franz Josef Alvarez
Mayor –> Jose Ch. Alvarez
Vice Mayor –> Asian A. Palanca

History

Long before the coming of the Spaniards to the Philippines, Busuanga Island where Coron is located was populated by the Tagbanuas and Cuyonons.

Coron was created as a municipality by the American authorities in 1902. Two years later, the island Culion was removed from the jurisdiction of Coron. In 1950, several barrios were separated to form the municipality of Busuanga. Later, the Linapacan group of islands became an independent municipality.

Economy

Coron is a bustling tourist destination. Hundreds of residents are employed in its numerous hotels and restaurants. Still, many households depend on fishing and farming as the primary source of income.

Transportation facilities include the Francisco B. Reyes Airport and the Coron Port.

Tourist Spots

Mount Tapyas with its huge cross

Mount Tapyas in Coron Palawan
Mount Tapyas in Coron, Palawan (Credit: 103.1 Brigada News FM Puerto Princesa)

Coron Twin Lagoons
Cabugao Lake
Barracuda Lake
Kayangan Lake
Bulalacao Island
Bulog Dos Island
Calumbagan Island
Canipo Island
Delian Island
Dicanituan Beach
Marcilla Beach
San Jose Beach

Watch the video below to see Coron from above:

Festival

Kasadyaan Festival
Map of Coron Municipality

See also: Profile of Mayor Mario Reyes Jr., Governor Jose Ch. Alvarez

Coron Palawan
Coron Palawan (Credit: ABS-CBN)

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