PHOTO: Crab for Lunch on Coron Island, Philippines

By Mark Wiens 16 Comments
Coron Island, Philippines
Coron Island, Philippines

Coron Island, Palawan, Philippines

I can think of few things as joyous as boating around islands in the Philippines while indulging in fresh fish and crab on gorgeous private beaches.

Our boat driver doubled as crab chef, and as soon as we docked, he got started preparing lunch!



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  • Iza

    4 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    I came across this post, it’s amazing you’ve been to Coron, that island is definitely on my destination list. I heard you can ride a boat from Coron to El Nido and back and a boat from Manila to El Nido. Hopefully, I can make that trip next year.

    Cheers,
    Iza

    • Mark Wiens

      4 years ago

      Hey Iza, that sounds amazing, you’re really going to enjoy that!

      • Maricel Gatchalian Badilla

        3 years ago

        Better to take the plane from Manila to El Nido. Boat ride will take you 18-24 hours.

  • Lori

    4 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    I’m going to be in puerto princessa in february for 4 days and have an extra 5 left. I’m thinking of travelling north to Coron or El-nido. Any suggests for a lone female traveller?
    (incidently, i sent your FB the same message )

    thanks,

    Lori
    Canada

    • Mark Wiens

      4 years ago

      Hey Lori, great to hear from you. I was only able to visit Coron Island, so I can’t compare it to El Nido, but I’ve heard really good things about El Nido. It might be easier to get from Puerto Princessa to El Nido, so that might be the easier option! Enjoy!

  • Developer

    4 years ago

    That looks like heaven…

  • sully86

    5 years ago

    mark: that looks crab-ppy!!! ..eheheheh sorry for the pun mark

  • JRinAsia

    5 years ago

    Wow, perfectly captures the moment! El Nido has always been pinned on my mental map of must see destinations. Throughout my research, I came across Coron Island and it’s surrounding areas. I hope to be able to explore these some day soon!

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      Hey JR, thanks a lot for taking a look. Hope you can visit Palawan, it’s an incredible island!

  • Yvonne

    5 years ago

    Quick! Quick! Food video of your satisfactory grin, pls! Lol!!

    Have a sunshiny holiday ;-))

  • Yvonne

    5 years ago

    Quick, quick! Food video of your satisfactory grin, pls. Lol!

    Have a sunshiny holiday ;-))

  • Steph (@ 20 Years Hence)

    5 years ago

    Ugh, I am so jealous! I was dead set on visiting Coron when we were on Palawan, but unfortunately I got a terrible head cold that lasted a week and was just in no state to travel anywhere (never mind to a place with such renowned wreck diving!). At least we did get to island hop in El Nido! And I was super impressed with the culinary skills of our captain too (though sadly, no fresh crab featured)!

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      Hey Steph, too bad you couldn’t make it to Coron, but I’m sure El Nido was incredible too, I wanted to go there as well but haven’t made it yet!