Cheap Flights To Busuanga
As the largest Island in the Calamian group in the Philippines' Palawan province, Busuanga is an extremely popular place for visitors and is something of a paradise with its beaches, soft landscapes, good walking trails and great diving. The Island is easily accessible from Manilla and is divided into two areas, Busuanga with the airport and Coron, the largest major tourism hub of the region.
Coron is cocooned on the southern edge of the Island and is the place where visitors are most likely to stay and take the many tours on offer. Coron serves as a hub for island hopping and visiting the surrounding destinations, including Coron Island, Culion, Linapacan and El Nido. Wreck diving is a major attraction, numerous Japanese ships lie under the sea and even snorkellers can see the prominent Skeleton Wreck. Therefore, amateur and more experienced divers can enjoy diving off Busuanga. Nearby Coron Island features the magnificent Kayangan and Barracuda lakes, which are places of beauty, fresh air and relaxation. Other outdoor activities visitors can enjoy include snorkeling, horse riding, mountain biking and jungle trekking.
Festivals and celebrations are an important part of the Philipines culture the nearby Cebu Sinulog festival at the end of January has with street dancing and elaborate costumes. A little further away on Palawan island, the Arawedan and Baragatan festivals attract visitors from all the Calamian islands.
Things To Do
Those who love the great outdoors will be spoilt for choice on Busuanga with diving, snorkelling, hiking and island hopping among the most popular things to do.
Dive down to see the wrecks
Wreck diving is highly popular off the island's shores and divers can explore the Japanese WWII ships, which provide fascinating viewing and exploration for both amateurs and more experienced divers.
With many smaller islands in close range, visitors can rent a boat or go on a tour to explore the nearby islands, which all boast beautiful beaches, stunning ocean-scapes and rare scenery.
Take a hike
Venture out on a Mt. Tapyas on a hike, which is particularly handy for those staying in Coron Town. Stroll to the foot of the mountain and enjoy the market square then climb the hill in under an hour.
Calendar Of Events
While annual festivals and events on the island itself are limited, Palawan province hosts many vibrant festivals during the year.
The Arawedan Festival: This takes place every January in Port Barton in San Vincente, Palawan and showcases cultural attractions as well as honouring the region's beauty and natural landscapes.
Sinulog Festival : Held in Cebu city, the Sinulog festival brings the locale to life with street dancing and elaborate costumes. This cultural and religious festival held towards the end of January is at the heart of the Santo Niño Catholic celebrations in the Philippines.
Baragatan Festival: The two-week Baragatan Festival always has an annual theme and is an opportunity for the province's 23 municipalities to come together in one place to showcase their own traditions, cultures, goods and products.