MT TAPYAS VIEWPOINT IN CORON – A COMPLETE GUIDE

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DISCOVER MT TAPYAS IN CORON!

Mt Tapyas is arguably the best viewpoint in Coron standing 210 meters above Coron Town. If you’re up for a bit of exercise and want to witness an incredible sunset in Coron, Mount Tapyas is a must-see location on your next trip to Busuanga Island in Palawan!

I have put together this easy guide to Mt Tapyas Coron including how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect when you arrive to Mt Tapyas.

 

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HOW TO GET TO MT. TAPYAS

The only way to get to Mt Tapyas is on foot and the starting point can be found right next to ‘Davens Palace’ in Coron Town Proper. From the center of Coron Town, it’s no more than a 10-minute walk to reach the Tapyas Stairway.

If your accommodation is a little out of town, you can ride in the back of a tricycle to the jump-off point for Mt Tapyas Coron. For a 10 to 15 minute ride in a tricycle, you can expect to pay around 30 to 50 pesos.

I recommend visiting Mount Tapyas in the early morning or late afternoon when the temperatures are much cooler. If you were to climb the stairs to Mount Tapyas during the middle of the day it would be a battle in the heat for sure.

 

MT TAPYAS ENTRANCE FEE

Unlike most Coron tourist spots, the Mt Tapyas entrance fee is FREE. The only thing you may need to pay for is a bottle of water to keep you hydrated on the incline to the Mt Tapyas view deck.

 

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MT TAPYAS STEPS

The unforgiving part about reaching the Mt Tapyas view deck is the infamous 724 steps to get there. It’s definitely a sweat fest, though every step is worth it when you reach the summit of Mt Tapyas!

Depending on your level of fitness, it will take around 20 to 30 minutes for the average person to reach the very peak of Mt Tapyas Coron. There are no uneven surfaces, just staircase after staircase leading up the side of the mountain.

Dotted along the Mt Tapyas steps are many locals selling cold water, soft drinks, ice creams and fresh coconuts if you need some refreshing fluids to aid you on the way up to the top.

About three-quarters of the way up to Mt Tapyas, you’ll catch the first glimpse of Coron Bay and also the famous ‘CORON’ sign that resembles the Hollywood sign in California. I always smile when I see these sorts of signs on random mountain tops around the world and wonder who had the idea first.

 

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MT TAPYAS VIEW DECK

When you finally reach the top of the stairs at Mt Tapyas, you’ll be graced with a panoramic view of Coron Town, the bay and other beautiful islands off in the distance.

The Mt Tapyas view deck is a large concrete slab with a handrailing right the way around the mountain edge which isn’t that appealing in my opinion. It’s worthy enough to take a couple of photos here but there is more to be seen.

The better photo spots can be found around the backside of Mt Tapyas, boasting views of rolling hills, grassy trails and a front-on view facing west where the sun sets.

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MOUNT TAPYAS SUNSET

As I mentioned before, be sure to walk over to the opposite side of the Mt Tapyas view deck to check out the epic scenes of rolling hills and grassy trails that stretch across the valley.

Continue around to where you’ll see the sun setting over the bay and find a nice spot to perch up on the side of the hill. This is by far the best spot to catch the last few rays of light spreading across the region from the top of Mt Tapyas!

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WHERE TO STAY NEAR MT TAPYAS

Coron has countless accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay near Mt Tapyas to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers and everyone in between

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

 

Luxury: Bacau Bay Resort Coron

Bacau Bay Resort is a 4-star accommodation close to the town and Mt Tapyas. Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, on-site restaurant, bar, fitness center, kids club, relaxation spa and free wifi throughout the property. Choose from a deluxe room or premier suite which are fitted with air conditioning, flat-screen tv, seating area, wardrobe, kitchenette, private bathroom, spacious living and large comfortable beds. Breakfast is also included for all guests. Perfect place to stay in Coron for couples, families and friends.

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Mid Range: Vienna Hotel

One of the best mid-range accommodations in Coron is Vienna Hotel. Centrally located in Coron town, near to Mt Tapyas, featuring a swimming pool, massage services, in-house restaurant, bar, free wifi and a rooftop terrace overlooking Coron Bay. The rooms are fitted with a desk, flat-screen tv, fridge, seating area, private bathroom, outside balcony and large comfortable beds. American, Asian, Continental, English or buffet breakfast is included for all guests. Recommended for couples, families and friends.

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Budget: Hop Hostel 

Hop Hostel is one of the best and most popular hostels in Coron. Perfect for couples, friends and solo travelers on a budget. Centrally located in Coron town and walking distance to Mt Tapyas, cafes, restaurants, bars and public markets. Choose from either a Dorm room, Queen room or Quadruple room with air conditioning and comfortable beds. The private rooms are fitted with a fridge, microwave, coffee machine and wardrobe. There’s also free wifi, a shared kitchen, lounge area and rooftop bar/terrace with incredible views of Coron Bay. Breakfast is also available for all guests.

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WHAT TO PACK FOR MT TAPYAS

 

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Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables,  drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.

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Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!

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Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.

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Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.

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Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.

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Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.

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MY CAMERA GEAR

 

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Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included. 

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Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.

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GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!

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Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket. 

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Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!

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Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.

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GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!

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Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.

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External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 year worth of content.

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FINAL THOUGHTS OF MT TAPYAS

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions at all about Mt Tapyas Coron, please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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