Busuanga Island is part of the Calamianes Group of islands together with Culion, Coron, Linapacan and hundreds of other
smaller islands. It is part of the province of Palawan in the MIMAROPA Region.
It is located southwest of Occidental Mindoro across the Mindoro Strait. On the
northwest is the South China Sea and on the south is Sulu Sea while the main island of Palawan is found in the southwest.
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The island is divided into the municipalities of Busuanga and
Coron. The town of Busuanga is home to a newly upgraded
domestic airport. Coron has a domestic port with RO-RO service. Travel time between the two towns is around three hours.
Busuanga town is the jump-off point to Calauit Island which is home to a wildlife
sanctuary for endemic and African species. On the other hand, Coron town is the jump-off point to 12 World War II shipwrecks, one of the
largest concentrations of such historic wrecks.
The island is mostly mountainous and hilly. Nature lovers and mountaineers have plenty of options to explore such as
mountain ranges with lush vegetation and bodies of water with abundant marine life. Weather is good throughout the entire year.
The island is thinly populated which adds to its allure.
Activities for tourist to enjoy include swimming, fishing, diving, kayaking, snorkeling, mountain climbing, hiking,
sight-seeing and shopping for souvenir items. Go island-hopping or leisurely cruise along the mangroves. Visit the white beaches, diving spots,
and secluded lakes. Explore the island's majestic karst formations, corral reefs, spectacular coves, virgin forests, and hot springs.
Calauit Safari Park in Busuanga (photo courtesy of http://www.pasyalera.com)
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