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Photowalk: Coron market

Coron town has always been infamous to be the jumping point on almost every island hopping destination towards Coron Islands. My husband being “the man behind the lens” took a lot of share-worthy shots while we roam around Coron’s public market right after our island hopping tour. Here are some snaps that would show a glimpse of how Coron and the locals lived their every life, aside from the world class tour destinations that they offer.

Tricycles are the town’s local transportation. Fare is for 10.00 php around town. If you want to have a city tour DIY way, some drivers would offer a tour to show you around town for 500.00 php – great deal compared to the agency tour that would cost you around 600.00 pho/pax. Coron’s public market is situated in a reclaimed area – same location where the  jumping point of island hopping takes place. Their public market can be considered as a proof of the thriving marine life surrounding the town.

Lobsters can be bought on a very affordable price. If you happened to stay at a hotel that would offer or allow you to cook, it would be best to drop by the market and buy a fresh one and skipped the hotel’s menu. These women are skillfully making boneless Danggit perfect for pasalubong.

If you happened to visit Coron, you will never miss Mt. Tapyas – the prominent landscape situated on the heart of Coron town.

Noticed the back draft behind the reclaimed area? That’s Coron’s sleeping giant. (I’m not sure if you see it – starting from the upper left side of the photo, the mountain shaped like a man sleeping.) Locals believed that the sleeping giant serves as the town’s guardian. 

Since it’s the jump off point for island hopping, several vendors offering dry bags and other accessories that might be useful when you go island hopping are flocking on the area as well.

That’s it for the first photo walk feature! 😀

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Johna
    October 21, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Beautiful! I love the photos. My family went here when we were in Coron and we bought some fish here hehe. So goooooood!

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    Louisa
    October 20, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I tend to stay away from markets as much as possible! Aside from the dirt and smell well basically those are the reasons but somehow you’ve made it so that the Coron market is alluring. I’ve always wanted to go on a photowalk like this!

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      kris
      October 21, 2017 at 7:31 am

      Their market is clean compared to the other ones that I’ve been to. It’s a wet market so yeah, there’s the smell of the fish, dried fish and all but I’m not that picky so I guess it was still okay. 🙂

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    Renissa Dawn Flores
    October 20, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Lovely photos! I can definitely see the story through them. Sadly, I wasn’t able to visit the market in Coron when I was there because our tour was organized by a travel agency. I will surely explore more when I come back. I would love to experience to be one with the locals. 😀 Lovely post, thank you so much for sharing this. 🙂

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      kris
      October 21, 2017 at 7:32 am

      Thanks!

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    Maria
    October 20, 2017 at 10:15 am

    I love how you told a story through your lovely photos. It’s a wonder that a saying or legend would say that a man is the guardian of that area. In Albay, there’s a so-called sleeping lion. But cooking your own food in a new place you’re exploring just adds to the adventurous vibe that there is. I really do wish to reach Coron too, someday!

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      kris
      October 21, 2017 at 7:33 am

      You should! It was a great experience, one of the bests!

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    Jullian Robin Sibi
    October 16, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    I love how tonally different your photos can be in a span of a photowalk! Travelling really does enable you to do things like that! Was it hard for you to take pictures there? Was there ever a time where you couldn’t take pictures of the place because the tour guides didn’t let you?

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      kris
      October 17, 2017 at 7:36 am

      We didn’t need a guide when we had the photowalk. It was just like we were one with the locals; it wasn’t hard. It was fun. 🙂

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    Me-An Clemente
    October 16, 2017 at 12:25 am

    I think I’ve visited over five times already and I’m still not quite over its charm. For our latest visit, we went to Coron market too to buy some dried goods to take home. It was great to see that the wet goods are in just an organized wide strip. Meanwhile, the vegetables and other dried goods are on the other side. Anyway, it was a great idea that you did a photo walk. More people will be interested in visiting Coron more.

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    Amila
    October 14, 2017 at 10:51 am

    I always like to visit such local markets in any destination I visit.This market looks similar to such we have in Sri Lanka.All fresh food and smile of local sellers are great to spend time around such a market.It seems like Coron is a beautiful town…

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      kris
      October 14, 2017 at 11:33 am

      It’s a slow-paced town, with friendly locals. Coron is part of Palawan – known to be the best island in the world. 🙂

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    Teresa
    October 12, 2017 at 9:20 am

    I love your tip to go to the market first and buy some lobsters! Would you know which hotels would be willing to cook market-bought lobsters for guests? I have not been to Palawan yet. But it’s on my travel bucket list. 🙂 I plan to bring my family to Palawan in the future, including Coron and its beaches.

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      kris
      October 12, 2017 at 11:12 am

      We stayed at K-heights Inn and yes, they are willing to cook market-bought sea food from guests. 🙂

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