If white sandy beaches and endless hours of sunshine seem like your idea of a great day trip spot, then look no further than Bulog Dos Island.
As one of the most beautiful destinations in Coron, this small island is a wonderful escape from the bustle of everyday life. Here, you can swim in the turquoise waters, sink your toes in the soft sand, and enjoy the simplistic peaceful surroundings of mother nature. Not to mention get some epic Instagram shots at this one-of-a-kind beach!
How to Get to Bulog Dos Island
There are a few different ways to get to Bulog Dos Island. The most popular method is by joining a group tour. There are several different tour packages that include transportation to Bulog Dos Island, as well as several other islands and destinations around Coron.
You can also choose to visit Bulog Dos Island on your own. Although hiring a private boat is the most expensive option, you can customize your itinerary and stay on the island as long as you want. From Coron Town, a boat ride to Bulog Dos Island takes roughly 1.5 to 2 hours.
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What Tours go to Bulog Dos Island
Coron Island Hopping Tour C
To see the post-card-like beaches you imagine when thinking of Palawan, consider joining the Coron Island Hopping Tour C. This all-day tour takes you and other passengers to some of the most picture-perfect islands and beaches you can find in the Philippines.
Your first stop on the tour is to Malcapuya Island, a remote destination surrounding by lush palm trees and translucent blue water. From there, you’ll head to Banana Island, which is known for its colorful coral reef and thriving marine life. Finally, you’ll make your way to Bulog Dos Island, which is only a short 15-minute boat ride from Banana Island.
Most tours include transportation from Coron Town, as well as entrance fees and a beach-side picnic buffet lunch.
Coron Island Escapade Day Tour
The Coron Island Escapade Tour is slightly different than the Coron Island Hopping C Tour. While both tours visit Bulog Dos Island and Malcapuya Island, the third stop is different. On the Island Escape Tour A trip, you’ll visit Ditaytayan Island instead of going to Banana Island.
Ditaytayan Island is a small sandbar located 30 minutes by boat from Bulog Dos Island. Since the Island Escape Tour isn’t as popular as the other island hopping tours, you probably won’t be bumping shoulders with other tourists on Ditaytayan Island. Thanks to the island’s remote location, Ditaytayan Island is the perfect place if you’re looking for peace and quiet.
Things To Do On Bulog Dos Island
There is enough to see and do to keep most visitors to Bulog dos Island for an hour or two which is the time allotted for most tours. Here is a shortlist of things that this tiny island has to offer so you can make the most of your day trip.
1. Check out the snake-like sand bar & get some photos
The main draw to this small island is the thin strip of sand that stretches out into the clear calm waters. Here you can get some epic shots and take a walk on this curious ribbon of white sand.
If you really want your photos to pop be sure to have a polarizer for your camera. Just like polarized sunglasses, but for your camera, these filters will cut the glare and leave you with great watercolor and nice rich saturated photos!
Although Bulog Dos Island may be small, the majority of activity lies beneath the waves. Thanks to the water’s clarity, snorkeling is one of the most popular activities on the island. The waters around Bulog Dos Island are so clear that it’s possible to see the ocean floor!
Even just 20 feet away from the shore, the water is teeming with an abundance of tropical marine life. While snorkeling, it’s common to see vibrant corals, schools of parrotfish, and even colorful starfish. You might also spot bigger fish like barracudas, snappers, blue tangs, and Moorish idols. Be careful of the stingrays, as many of them also lurk in the warm, shallow waters around the shores.
3. Walk/Swim to the Two Seasons Island Resort
If you come to Bulog Dos Island during low tide, you’ll have the opportunity to walk over to the neighboring island where the luxury Two Seasons Coron Island Resort is located. When the water is low, a small sandbar appears connecting the two islands.
Low tide occurs in the early morning, so your best chance of seeing the sandbar is by arranging your own boat to visit Bulog Dos Island. Most tour groups go to the island as their last stop of the day, which may be too late if you want to walk between the two islands.
Note – There are generally fees involved for visiting the neighboring island and some parts of the resort island are reserved for guests only.
4. Climb the Small Hill
Bulog Dos Island is a great place for sun and relaxation, and many visitors simply want to chill out on the beach or swim in the shallow waters. However, if you’re not afraid of a little exercise, we recommend making the short trek up the small hill situated in the middle of the island.
From the top of the hill, you’ll have dramatic views of the entire island. You can take a few pictures, soak in the warm ocean breeze, and admire the picturesque surroundings of Coron. Just beware of the monkeys that roam around the hill. While many tourists feed and pet them, they can be aggressive if they are provoked!
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4. Fly a drone
This is one of the most stunning places in Coron, but it looks even better from above! This is the perfect place to bring a drone, if you don’t already have one check our guide to our favorite compact travel drones!