El nido vs Coron Palawan — Comparison between Coron and El Nido, Philippines

Coron and El Nido are two of the most popular destinations on the beautiful and distinctive island of Palawan, with colorful coral reefs, a shipwreck that is a great diving location, clear water lagoons, and a natural brackish water pool that is on the list of the world’s most beautiful lakes. Coron and El Nido each have their own unique charm that sea lovers should not miss. However, if time and health are limited, should you select El Nido over Coron, Palawan? This article compares Coron with El Nido so you can decide which one to visit. Do you prefer Coron or El Nido? Hopefully, this information has helped you decide which island you prefer.

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Las Cabanas beach zipline at El Nido, Palawan
Las Cabanas beach zipline at El Nido, Palawan

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Getting to Coron and El Nido

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Boat habor in El Nido

 

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Snorkeling in El Nido. Image credit: coron or el nido blog.

From Manila to Coron there is a direct flight. And if you want to get to El Nido, you must fly to Puerto Princessa and take a 5-6 hour bus to El Nido. The way from Puerto to El Nido is very difficult to move and easy to get tired.

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Lake Kayangan, Coron

 

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Compare the attractions of Coron and El Nido

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El Nido and Coron have a common characteristic that many large coral reefs create lagoons and beautiful beaches.

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Zipline adventure

El Nido offers more gorgeous lagoons than Coron, less attractions, and most beaches, snorkeling sites, and lagoons are relatively near to one another. Getting to Coron in three days is plenty, and you will be on tours A and B, visiting three beaches: Nacpan, Lascabanas, and Dagmay.

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El Nido

 

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Coron is more diverse with a succession of islands with gorgeous beaches. Coron is famed for its brackish water lakes, Kayangan and Barracuda, where you may enjoy the experience of floating on these lakes and finding the numerous hidden rocks beneath clear water. Coron is larger than El Nido, with up to six island excursions, each with its own unique character, Coron, more particularly El Nido in Japanese and Chinese warships, and a vast coral garden, making people who enjoy snorkeling and diving scuba diving cannot miss this chance.

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Coron has a natural hot spring pool as well, although it is not like the other hot spring pools. When you come here to the salt sea, it appears like all fatigue vanishes. If you are a natural animal enthusiast, the Calauit eco-conservation island with unique animals transported directly from Africa will fully enchant you, feeling unlike an animal zoo when the animals drop themselves. You may run about in your jeep and get near to.

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Kayaking in Coron island twin lagoon
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Big Lagoon, El Nido

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Compare the nightlife between Coron and El Nido

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Picture: El Nido vs Coron Palawan blog.

No having any interesting pub bar in Coron, but El Nido has a live band bar, in which the most famous is the Pukka bar reggae bar band and romantic candlelit restaurants.

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Coron has restaurants close to the sea to watch the great sunset.

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Hotels, resorts in Coron and El Nido

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Coron has many resorts, more cost-effective hotels than El Nido, resorts in Coron are also more unique than El Nido, it is suitable for honeymoons. The three most beautiful resorts are the Sanctuaria treehouse, the Coron underwater garden resort on the pool, which is inspired by the Maldives waterfront resort, Sandcastle behind the mountain and in front is a separate beach with many dive sites and beaches. The white sand beach next to Kayark can be reached.

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Picture: El Nido vs Coron Palawan blog.

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Caleb Island is a fantastic choice if you want camping on a separate island with lovely bungalows, enjoying a dark campfire, and meeting with family or your beloved. Finally, there is Coron’s most stunning coral garden and a big shipwreck for scuba divers.

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Picture: El Nido vs Coron Palawan blog.

El Nido resorts are extremely costly, and the facilities are not worth the money spent. The resort is near the Lascabanas and is gorgeous, but it is very costly. Furthermore, this is the finest spot to see the sunset.

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The best place to visit: El Nido or Coron?

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El Nido island hopping

Coron is the best place for people with weak health and just wants to fly straight. There is a 4-7 days schedule.

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