Corregidor Island

Attraction Manila, Luzon, Philippines Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours
04:30 PM - 09:30 PM
05:00 PM
07:00 PM
First-time visit
Attraction
Family
Historic
Island
Outdoor
Must see
Kids
Architecture
3.09 - 0.07 USD

Corregidor Island is good for

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Corregidor Island, locally called Isla ng Corregidor, is a rock island located at the entrance of Manila Bay in southwestern part of Luzon Island in the Philippines.

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Why Corregidor Island is special ?

Corregidor Island, locally called Isla ng Corregidor, is an island located at the entrance of Manila Bay in southwestern part of Luzon Island in the Philippines. Due to this location, Corregidor was fortified with several coastal artillery and ammunition magazines to defend the entrance of Manila Bay and the City of Manila from attacks by enemy warships in the event of war. Located 48 kilometres (30 mi) inland, Manila has been the largest city and the most important seaport in the Philippines for centuries, from the colonial rule of Spain, Japan and the United States, to the establishment of the Republic of the Philippines in 1946.


During World War II, Corregidor played an important role during the invasion and liberation of the Philippines from Japanese forces. Heavily bombarded in the latter part of the war, the ruins left on the island serve as a military memorial to American, Filipino and Japanese soldiers who served or lost their lives on the island. Corregidor is one of the important historic and tourist sites in the country.


Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/

What to explore at Corregidor Island?

Corregidor is a historical site and a tourist destination. The island is divided into sections, the "head" is called the "Topside". This is the main part of Corregidor where the headquarters, barracks, war memorial, lighthouse, Eternal Flame, parade grounds, golf course and all the major emplacements are located here. Then there is the "Middleside", where the campsite, aviary, bird park and some ruins are located. And the tail end of Corregidor island is called the "Bottomside". The hotel, administrative building, Gen. MacArthur Park, Gen. Wainwright Park and San Jose Chapel can be found here.

One can also avail of the island tour of Corregidor on a motorized boat or do some hiking on through the hills and forest and discover some landmark ruins along the way. For those who will stay overnight at Corregidor, take the night tour with a walk around of the Malinta Tunnel, it is different and more stimulating.

Source: http://www.philsite.net/

How to get to Corregidor Island?

Cruises, Inc. provides 2 internationnaly-classed fast ferries to cater to the daily round trip transfers to and from Corregidor Island. Baycruiser II is 145-seater fast ferry with a top speed of 23 knots while Suncruiser II can accommodate as many as 285 passengers and has a top speed of 22 knots. Both fast ferries are docked at the CCP Bay Terminal A, inside the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) complex, just beside Harbour Square. For more info and packages that they offer, just visit the website: http://www.corregidorphilippines.com/.

Source: http://wikitravel.org/

Selling points

  • Nice place to take pictures
  • Historic Island, really interesting
  • Loved the Corregidor 'beach resort' cottages
  • Plain and simple and the only option
  • An island full of history, must see
3  nice days in Manila with my family

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Estimated
118.59 USD
Total travel distance
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Tips for you

  • You should try to walk or ride a bicycle to explore the nature and the remains of the once "Paradise American Miltary Base" durig the 1900s.
    Transportation
  • There is a souvenir there. You can buy souvenirs. shirts are like 180 pesos
    Soveunir
  • You should catch the lovely sunset at Battery Grubbs, one of the "disappearing" guns perched on a hill overlooking Bataan.
    What to see
  • You need to bring hats and sunscreen.
    What to bring
  • It's advised to wear comfy shoes and light clothing.
    What to wear
  • The pregnant women are not allowed to travel. Be aware of pickpocket along the road and it's good to go with group.
    Safety
  • Hike along the woodland trails of Corregidor on a wondrous adventure game. Grab your compass, check your map, and be ready to hack through vines or to drop down into mysterious tunnels.
    Things to do

Reviews

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Wear comfy shoes, hats, sunscreen, light clothing, charge your camera batteries--lots of photo-worthy sites, bring candies or chocolate bars & water. Hop off the bus first on lunchbreak for good seats

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Great job to our very funny and smart tour guide..kuya armando

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Try to walk or ride a bicycle to explore the nature and the remains of the once "Paradise American Miltary Base" durig the 1900s.

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corregidor is <3. Mile long barrack ftw!

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Never gets old :p I'll try ghost hunting next time :p

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Corregidor is a great experience and is a must when visiting Manila. An 0700 sailing is also recommended on board a fast and comfortable Cat.We booked online through Sun Cruises on www.corrigidorisland.com. There are other operators too.The day is well organised and gives the visitor in insight into wartime Philppines, following the fall of Subic and Manila itself. The bus tour is recommended taking you around the island into the hospital tunnel and escape jetty of General Douglas MacArthur of

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a island full of history. felt really patriotic after the tour. tour was well organized. minus the humidity i have no complaints. buy souvenirs. shirts are like 180 pesos. really great deal

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