Corregidor IslandCurrently Open
- Address: Corregidor, Cavite City, Philippines, Manila
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Geological Formation, Island, Family And Kids
Corregidor is a small rocky island in the Philippines about 48 kilometres west of Manila, strategically located at the entrance of Manila Bay. This island fortress is a memorial for the courage and heroism of its Filipino and American defenders who bravely held their ground against the overwhelming number of invading Japanese forces during World War II. Along with the nearby Caballo island, Corregidor actually forms a part of an inactive volcanic crater. The Pacific memorial with its dome ceiling and marble altar makes for a befitting memorial to the valorous Filippino army.The island also features numerous forest trails, exotic birds and scenic boat rides. Visitors can participate in many activities like biking, rock balancing, hiking and bird watching.
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- There is a scheduled trip that departs from Manila daily at 8:00 a.m. and arrives in Corregidor a little over an hour.
- Trams and ferries run across Manila and Corregidor island on a regular basis.
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- Romalyn Restaurant
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38.95% of people who visit Manila include Corregidor Island in their plan
07 AM - 08 AM
54.3% of people start their Corregidor Island visit around 07 AM - 08 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Corregidor Island
66.22% of people prefer walking in order to reach Corregidor Island
I love slices of history and Corregidor provides a very thick slice of WW2 history and the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. You can come here from one esplanade or go direct to mariveles and catch a banca. Here you'll see a lot of old batteries that are still intact as well as old buildings that were shelled and bombed. The scary part of the tour is Malinta tunnel were thousands died. Just going in the tunnel gave me the creeps. Mind you, power isn't stable here and there's barely any food and a lot of the facilities don't really work. There's one hotel here where you can stay overnight.
Coregidor Island, Cavite, Philippines. Filipino's last stand during world War II. Ride a ferry from one esplanade. Upon reaching the island, a team will pick you up and tour you inside the island. You'll see old building destroyed by war, non functional cannons..very historical place. A must to visit. Tour guide will tell the story of each station.
Corregidor Island is one of the BEST historical places in the Philippines that you must visit. One day trip to the island is not enough so I would suggest an overnight stay would be more relaxing to be able enjoy the place. The Malinta tunnel should not be missed especially the sight and sounds.The Mile long building is a sight to behold and blood stained beach is a must too. The history of the island is very enriching especially during the time when the American lived there. You can book trips and best to go there with Sun Cruises Phils.
A historical place where you can see Pacific War Memorial and more.
The Corregidor island has been well preserved and going there is an eye opening experience to the harsh reality of how the freedom we enjoy now, had been fought for by our soldiers and war veterans. Remnants of the Second World War are scattered all over the island and serve as sad and grim reminders of how Filipino and American soldiers fought the Japanese forces. The tunnels show life during the war, as heartbreaking stories of heroism and struggles are told by multi lingual tour guides(English, Filipino and Japanese.) How President Manuel Quezon, in his own tunnel with his family, struggled to fight for freedom until the end despite his illness is heart-wrenching, but Filipinos should know it. Tourists would learn how thousands survived and died with just one little toilet and limited amenities, such as the "tunnel hospital" for wounded soldiers. Tourists will also see the areas where the Japanese soldiers committed harakiri after their defeat. Then President Marcos installed a war memorial for the soldiers. I believe that the memorial should be a top pictorial site for tourists as it honors the soldier's bravery, like those in abroad, but unfortunately, is not very common in the Philippines and which I think, must be, for soldiers at all times must be given recognition, and thus, should be highlighted. A wheelchair bound person could reach the island through an assisted boarding/departing from the ferry boat. There is a separate tranvia ride for those with disabilities.This tranvia has a handy ramp similar to those being used in Europe and Japan train stations.The guides and driver assist the disabled person in every stop. The restaurant has no ramp. Wheelchair bound persons are being manually lifted by the staff. There is no disabled toilet, nor will a wheelchair fit in a cubicle. The other areas are accessible though.Wheelchairs can freely move around the ruins and inside the Malinta Tunnel. There is a ghost tour for those who want to experience the eerie experience of the tunnel during night time. I highly recommend all Filipinos to visit the place as it gives us a glimpse of World War II and the sufferings and heroism of our soldiers and the Americans. Foreigners too will greatly appreciate to see the solid and surviving proof of Filipino patriotism. The best tourist spot in the Philippines.