ENTRANCE FEES FOR THE TAGBANUA TRIBE
Coron Island is Ancentral Domain of the Tagbanua Tribe.
The entrance fees to the lakes and to the other sites/attractions go to the Tagbanua Tribe Association and help to improve the condition of the life of the families of this beautiful isolated tribe. Most of these families (around 2.000 people in total) live in the two villages (Cabugao and Banuaan Daan) situated on the other side of Coron Island, very isolated from everything. Once the kids become teenagers they go to school in Coron Town that is over 1,5 hour local boat ride in rough sea condition. The villages do not have electricity and fresh water.
Someone could say that 3/6 usd entrance fee was expensive and even that the access to these places should be free. We would like to make those people thinking that this island is an ancestral land and property of the Tagbanua Tribe no more and no less than the houses and gardens where people live in every country in the world are property of the families that live in them. Would these people like to have tourists in their houses or gardens (in Europe or In USA or anywhere else in the world) entering without regulations, eating (and may be camping) for free?
The Filipino Law recognizes this land, water and coral reef property of the tribe.
In order to improve the life condition of the families of the Tagbanua tribe that owns this place, is'nt fare to pay the same amount of money of a cappuccino in a Starbox in one of the airports in the world? Also considering that just to fly from Manila to Coron Busuanga round trip costs between 200 and 300 usd and one of the main reasons tourists come to Coron is to visit and enjoy these amazing lakes and island!
On our side we have always tried to support the Tagbanua Tribe community not only employing their member in our project (with an higher salary than the average) but also during all the pandemic we have been donating thousands of kg of rice and we have been paying the medicines and the hospital bills of all members that needed.
KAYANGAN LAKE - 300 pesos
Fresh Water Lake, 350 steps to reach it
TWIN PEAKS CORAL GARDEN - 150 pesos
Amazing Coral Garden with 2 turtles living there
ATWAYAN CORAL GARDEN - 150 pesos
One of the best Coral Garden of Coron Island
BARRACUDA LAKE - 200 pesos
Fresh Water Lake, 40 steps to reach it
TWIN LAGOONS - 200 pesos
Just 500 meters from Paolyn Houseboats. You can paddle there in 10 minutes by our comolimentary kayaks
SMITH BEACH - 150 pesos
Amazing small white sand beach with black limestones on both sides. Perfect for sunset.
SEVEN PICADOS CORAL GARDEN - 100 pesos
Nice Coral Garden full of fish
BULOG DOS BEACH ISLAND - 200 pesos
Beautiful small white beach with small sand bar and nice snorkeling
SKELETON WRECK - 150 pesos
3 meters deep wreck, full of fish
MALCAPUYA BEACH ISLAND - 250 pesos
Amazing long white beach
DITAYTAYAN SAND BAR ISLAND - 200
Amazing long sand bar with coral heads where to snorkel.
LUSON GUNBOAT WRECK - 100
Shallower IIWW Wreck where it is possible also to free dive inside it.
LUSON CORAL GARDEN - 100 pesos
Amazing Coral Garden. Probably the best
4th BOY CORAL GARDEN - 100 pesos
Really nice Coral Garden just 400 meters from the Hosueboats
BLACK ISLAND - 250 pesos
Amazing Limestone Island with white sand dune beach and a cave where to swim in.
SMITH CORAL GARDEN - 150 pesos
The Coral Garden with more chances to swim with sea turtles since 5 of them live in it! Just on the side of Smith Beach
SUNSET LAGOON - 150 pesos
An amazing shallow Lagoon with a very small beach inside a hidden cave that can be visited during the low tide