Corregidor Island | Things to do in Cavite City-Cavite
Corregidor Island is a tadpole-shaped island at the entrance to Manila Bay. Together with other nearby islands such as El Fraile, Caballo, and Carabao, Corregidor Island served as a military outpost to incoming and outgoing ships for nearly 400 years. During World War II, the island was heavily bombed, leaving dramatic ruins, artillery relics, and almost 7,000 dead Filipino, American, and Japanese soldiers. Today, the island serves as a military memorial and a major tourist destination in the Philippines. Sun Cruises operates tours of Corregidor on behalf of the Department of Tourism and Corregidor Foundation. The usual day tour package (starts at P2,350/adult, P1,500/child) begins at 7 am at Sun Cruises Ferry Station, near Coconut Palace at the CCP Complex, Manila. From there, guests are ferried to the island for an hour, followed by a five-hour tranvia tour of the island, lunch included, and a ferry back to Manila. Meanwhile, outdoor enthusiasts may consider a guided walking tour (P1,800/head, lunch included) or a do-it-yourself bike tour (P1,400/head). Exploring Corregidor Island is best relished for two days, however. Its hotel and restaurant readily accommodate tourists (starts at P1,500 for a single room). For those on a tight budget, you may opt to camp on the island instead (P50/head; bring your own tent). Other optional activities on the island include the Malinta Tunnel Tour (P200/head), zipline (P100/head), outdoor activities (P250/head), kayaking (P500/hour, serves two), and animal watching (free). The island's forests host migratory birds, pythons, cobras, lizards, and about 2,000 monkeys.
Address: Corregidor Island, Cavite City, Cavite
Open: 7:30am daily, Manila-Corregidor Ferry; 2:30pm daily, Corregidor-Manila Ferry.