Reasons To Visit Busuanga
Busuanga is an island located in the Philippine province of Palawan, known for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters and stunning natural terrain. Visitors to the island can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities whether it’s hiking around Mount Tapyas or enjoying a relaxing evening at the Maquinit hot spring. In addition to this, Busuanga is known as one of the country’s finest scuba diving spots due to the many shipwrecks in shallow waters. As a popular getaway with locals and travelers alike, you will find many vibrant restaurants, cafés and bars open day and night, while there are many different islands located in the region if you fancy island hopping during your stay.
Arriving In Busuanga
Busuanga Airport, also known as Francisco B. Reyes Airport, is located on Busuanga Island and primarily handles domestic flights from around the Philippines. Travelers looking to book flights from the UAE to Busuanga will not be able to catch any direct flights, but you can easily transfer within the Philippines before continuing your journey to Busuanga.
Busuanga Airport is a fairly small airport offering only a limited range of facilities and amenities, although plans are underway to expand and develop the airport to boost its capacity and facilities. Once your flight has arrived at the airport you can find taxis available to reach your destination directly, with the town of Coron around a 50-minute drive away from the airport.
Busuanga Travel Information
As a UAE national traveling to the Philippines you will be able to enter the country visa free for up to 30 days. In Busuanga the weather stays hot across the course of the year with average highs of 30 to 32 degrees. Be aware that there is a rainy season in the region which begins towards the end of May and carries on until October. The currency you will need to use in the Philippines is the Philippine peso, while Busuanga is four hours ahead of the UAE.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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