Located just 20 minutes away from the Coron town center in northern Palawan, 440km south of Manila, the tiny cove of Banol Beach is one of the stops you make if you go on a tour of the different islands in the area. Soft white sand and glassy blue waters create an inviting swimming area, and nipa huts, where you can have a picnic lunch or a quick nap in between tours, are available. One of the things to marvel at at the unspoilt cove are swiftlets that make the island their home.
How to get there
Skyjet Airlines, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific all have regular, direct flights from Manila to Busuanga. Hotels usually arrange transfers from the airport and set up tours for travellers. If you're staying in one of the islands off Coron, you most likely have to go to Coron Town, from where there are outrigger boats for hire to take you to any of the surrounding islands. For island tours and more information, contact Blue Lagoon Adventure Travel & Tours.
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By Celia Nachura
Published September 2016