Mount Tandalar

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYou might not equate Coron, Busuanga with hiking or trekking, but if inclines are your 'thing', Mount Tandalar is worth the trek.  

At 2400ft Mount Tandalar is the highest point on Busuanga Island. From there you can see all of the Calamianis Islands with a 360° view, and on a clear day it’s possible to see Mindoro and Northern Palawan.

The walk up is stunning… first it takes you through rain forest and then through a natural bamboo plantation. Finally you break out into the open mountain area that continues to climb a further 700ft to the summit giving breath taking scenery. It's so hard to give a real description of the beauty.

The walk takes between 2 to 3 hrs up and 1-1/2 to descend, but a guide is advisable at 1000php for the day. You also need to get to the starting point which you can do by motor bike or tryke. It's a truly great day out.