Corregidor Island

Cavite City, Cavite

Corregidor Island
4.5 Stars

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Ann Margaret L.
5.0 Stars

I had the opportunity to visit this historical island because of a class I took before which was about Philippine History. I've always wanted to go here. We paid 2500 for a day tour inclusive of transpo and lunch. We went to Corregidor via Sun Cruise Ferries.

When we arrived, there were open-air tranvias waiting for us already. We immediately transferred to our designated tranvias and went somewhere (i don't know what's the place called 128517) to have lunch and start the tour right after. Each tranvia had a tour guide assigned to explain everything while touring around. Our tour guide was funny and nice! Too bad I forgot his name so I can recommend him.

The island's totally tranquil and I love breathing in the fresh air as I can't remember the last time I did since Manila's pollution is driving me crazy 🙄 It's so peaceful in here as if nothing happened 6-7 decades ago (I guess??)... Not until we saw the beautifully ruined barracks. I wanted to take a look at what's it like inside because of curiosity, but of course we're not allowed to do that because it's too dangerous.

I won't spoil what's in this island, but we managed to tour from the head to tail of this island. It's pretty cool that when we arrived at the peak of the island, I can see its other end. I can see the tunnel we entered at the other end a few hours ago before getting here at the peak.

You guys should give this island a visit!! It's worth it 128077🏼 Pretty amazing to learn everything about this island's tragic past and how it is conserved up to this day. I want to visit this place again!

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Allana J.
5.0 Stars

Had our field trip in Corregidor during the EDSA holiday for our Philippine History subject. We went there via Sun Cruise Travels. Travel time is 1 hour and 30 minutes from Esplanade Seaside Terminal. It cost us 2100 but our prof said that regular rate is 2500 during the holidays. Our package includes packed lunch and island tour. If you want to try the lights and sound show in the Malinta tunnel, you can add 200 php. You can also go for an overnight staycation, I'm just not sure how much it will cost.

The ferry ride was okay on the way to Corregidor. It was a bit gloomy that day so I thought the waves are going to get crazy but thank God it did not. It literally felt like traveling by land (minus traffic). They also sell snacks inside the ferry but they're kinda expensive (chippy is 40 php) so I suggest you buy food in 7/11 beside the terminal instead so that you will not be hungry while on your way to the island.

As we got to Corregidor, we had our lunch and was picked up by our bus for the tour. Our tour guide was kuya Gilbert and if you had the chance to choose, I recommend him because he cracks jokes every now and then. I was looking at the other buses and I feel like we're the only ones with a fun tour guide 1285149996🏻️

At the end of the tour, they gave us souvenir shirts. It's nice to learn about history this way, while traveling. Mas marami pa kong natutunan sa tour kesa lecture haha! This is the best way to start my summer getaways. 128155

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Jona P.
4.0 Stars

Goosebumps! Visit Corregidor to learn history and don't forget to capture the aftermath of World War II 128123

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Elaine B.
5.0 Stars

Visited Corregidor last May 17 for the SinoPinas photowalk event. The tour package is from Sun Cruises which they offer for php1730 with lunch buffet included.

Corregidor is an island situated between Cavite and Bataan so I am confused which province really owns the island. The island itself is a memorial place of the people who died fighting for our country and people who survived the horrors of the war. The marks of the war are depicted thru the ruins of the bombed barracks.

We visited various places within the island: the stunning Corregidor Lighthouse which gives the "nakakalula" feel when you visit the top part, Mile-Long Barracks which is deemed as the longest barracks in the history of warfare, the Memorial Fire, South Beach which has surprising clear waters and other Barracks which I forgot the names.

The tour offered by Sun Cruises is also nice. The Tourist Guide really knows his history and his story is very informative. I've learned a lot about this place through him!

The lunch buffet is also fulfilling that after a tiring day of touring and photowalking, i had two rounds of food. Yes, I am that hungry.

Corregidor is a beautiful island yet places a sad memory because of the what happend here in WW2. Hoping the place would be preserved forever so that the bravery of the people who fought here is also preserved.

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5.0 Stars

You can go there via Sun Cruises Philippines at P1,999 per head for a day tour inclusive of lunch. Travel time is about 40 minutes to 1 hour.

You will see lots of ruins from WW2 and you will imagine how beautiful Corregidor Island before WW2.

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Ap O.
4.0 Stars

Corregidor with my family last sunday 128077128077128077

It's really good to learn more about our history! Actually i'm not really a fan of history but this one is very interesting. Our tour guide stella is one of sun cruise's best! She is super entertaining! She also shared a lot of trivia during our trip! There was one japanese in our group and he said that he wanted to join the english bus (yes there is a different bus for japanse people) because he wanted to really know the history without the sugarcoating.. and our tour guide also didn't want to sugarcoat anything because for her the history should be told as how it really happened. Overall the trip is really fun and informative! I learned a lot during our trip 128077 History is really different when you're actually in the said place where it happened 128077128077128077

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Joan Dominique M.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Bhem S.
5.0 Stars

This is the Stone Buddha of Fertility located inside the Japanese Garden of Peace. JGOP was built for the Japanese soldiers who served and died during the World War II.

It was a good visit here with Zia M :) #throwback

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Mariel S.
5.0 Stars

Bf and I had the Corregidor Island tour April last year to celebrate our 5th anniversary. We were feeling a little adventurous so I googled up places for a day tour to spend the special evening dates in a classy resto were too old school for me :)

I ended up with the Corregidor day tour from Sun Cruises. Yes, the only way to Corregidor is via cruise ship. Getting tickets were really convenient as you can purchase them at SM Cinemas (yes, I did!). Then you just have to call Sun Cruises to book your tour date and seats. A day tour includes a round trip manila to corregidor, lunch buffet, tram ride, tour guide fee and entrance fees to exhibits. All for P 2,399 per person. Though it was discounted for big groups.

How to get there:
To get to Sun Cruises' terminal, we took an MRT ride from Guadalupe station to Taft Ave station.
Then an LRT ride to Vito Cruz station. Ride an orange jeep to Folk Arts Theatre. Walk across the street and voila! The cruise ship's waiting :D

When you get to the terminal:
At the registration office, we were given a sticker that you have to wear all throughout the trip. It's like a name tag with bar code on it. Wearing it made me feel like an item at the grocery store haha.

The ride:
The ship was so slow and steady, you can barely feel that it was moving! Well, it was a cruise after all. We left Manila at 8:15 am. The trip went smoothly (never felt sea sickness which is a plus!) and at 9:45 am we've stepped foot to Corregidor Island.

The Island tour:
Upon unboarding the ship, we headed to our assigned tram and went on to our first stop: The Malinta Tunnel. It was a looong dark airconditioned tunnel (yes, it is!). Inside were exhibits and visual presentations about the islands history.

Then we had lunch at the Corregidor Inn. And to start it off was a refreshing welcome drink! Too bad I wasn't able to take pictures of the food as I was too hungry..and I forgot to! Seafood paella, maya-maya fillet, pork estofado and corn soup hit the spot! I had 2 trips to the table and I've never felt this full before. But I still managed to make room for a slice of mango and watermelon :3

Then off to the next item on the list: the ruins. Honestly this place was full of ruins..and cannons..and ruins. Ruins everywhere. The thing is, if you don't know the history of this place, you won't appreciate the trip. Good thing Mr. Albert, the tour guide, refreshed our memories. And the movie at Malinta tunnel really helped a lot.

We went to two more ruins and cannon yards. Then we were at the highest peak in Corregidor where you can have an overview of the tail end of the island. You can also see the Malinta Tunnel from here :3

Halfway the trip we stopped by a lighthouse. I strongly recommend to take the time to climb up. Even if you're afraid of heights. I found it extremely hard to climb on the tall, narrow stairs, but when you get to the top, it was worth it. Though I had a hard time going down too!

Then the Pacific War Museum. Finally, some aircon! It was a bright sunny day and it was really hot all throughout the trip. But the cool breeze at the tram gives a refreshing feeling. Moving on, the museum contains an array of different war relics. From hair tonics, to pins, to huge war heads and long guns. Everything that was recovered after the war.

Last stop was Gen. McArthur's statue. Written beneathe it were his ever so famous line: "I shall return".

Overall, it was a nice experience (though I felt a bit like a highschool student on an educational tour haha!). Everything went well from the commute, to the food. The whole tour was well organised. Trams and tourists were divided into groups to take turns at each stop. Our first stop at the Malinta Tunnel gave us an overview of the island's historical value. Then our lunch at 11:00 am was just in time to save my life. The tour at the ruins at high noon gave more than enough light to get clear and bright photos. Top that with the magnificent view of the island by the tram. A nature trip for an anniversary date was better indeed :) But if you're looking for a nice evening date, I think they also offer an evening cruise by the bay.

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Zia M.
5.0 Stars

Backlog review

My travel buddies and I had the chance to see and learn something in Corregidor for a day. Thanks for being inside the world of travel; Sun Cruises (the only tour operator of Corregidor) had a super sale on that day, and I think it's a holiday! 128588

We had to ride a ferry from Manila, then after a super dizzy ride (big waves during that time), we managed to arrive in Corregidor after 2 hours, approx.

From there, you could already see the shoreline of the small island; you will ride a coaster, with Tour guide to transfer you from different areas of the whole island. You'll get to see the huge bomb machines, the batteries and the barracks that are all scary and awesome! Plus you'll get to take a walk inside the creepy Malinta Tunnel, which is according to the guide, the hiding place when they where at war, and people died in that tunnel. Talk about being scary

There is also a museum, lighthouse and a memorial for the brave Filipino and Japanese men who fought in the war.

You'll be filled with historical and creepy facts in this place.

They serve amazing lunch buffet too! 128523

If you are manly enough, you might want to have an overnight stay in the hotel and take a Ghost Hunting during midnight in the old hospital of the island. 128170

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Diane S.
5.0 Stars

A nice quick getaway from the busy city and a historical tour 128522
We really enjoyed our stay here, even though our friends told us about the place's ghost stories128553128517
And also based on the blogs i've read.128123

It's nice to have a breath of fresh air once in a while, for once hindi boracay or popular place ung pupuntahan niyo for quick vacay.
And plus this one is really educational.128522128077

lovey enjoyed our stay here, the inn, service and food is 11088️11088️11088️11088️ 128516

Btw the next morning since it's like our relaxation time we availed their atv rides, did some walking by the beach and balanced some pebble stones. The zipline came in with the package so it's free already 128522
their atv ride is so cheap!128525

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Shar P.
4.0 Stars

As we all know, Corregidor island played an important role in our country's history. Because of that, it has become one of the tourist attractions tourists like to visit, especially history buffs and war veterans.

My sister and I went here for one night and one day only, as that's the only time our schedules permitted. We booked our mini get-away via her friend who runs a travel agency so, in a nutshell, it was a cinch to book the hotel and tour. We paid 3k+ per pax and for me, it was alright.

The day started at the boarding dock of Sunrise Cruise, the company that has monopolozied anything related to Corregidor Island. They provided the ferry to transport tourists to-and-from the island. The ride was around 45 minutes to 1 hour and the ferry was air conditioned so you travel pretty comfortably. You can also go up the ferry's sun deck if you don't want to be cooped up inside. Just don't buy any chips or drinks on board, unless you want to experience highway robbery. 128523

Upon arrival at the island, the tour starts. We got the historical tour, which was basically a bus tour taking you to the different sites. But there's another tour, the walking tour where you get to walk to the different sites via the different shortcuts and trails. It's cheaper and provides more photo ops. But the advantage of the bus tour, aside from the obvious comfort of a transpo, is that you get to experience riding in a tranvia, modified buses which used to be cable cars that ran on the island during the pre-war period. Plus you get to visit more places but with shorter time for photo ops.

After the tour and if you made reservations, you can stay at the island's sole hotel, Corregidor Inn. It's a pretty nice place, you can feel the pre-war atmosphere. The restaurant there is also nice but the choices of food are pretty limited. Oh, and the hotel doesn't have any wifi and no tv in the room.

The hotel also offers a variety of other activities. My sister and I signed up for the package which included sunset and sunrise viewing, a visit to the ruins of the island's hospital and a night tour of the Malinta tunnels where you get to enter the lateral tunnels. During the tour, you just walk through the tunnel and experience the Light and Sound Show. But the show was not working so our guide just explained the different scenes to us.

The night tour was pretty creepy. We spent an hour inside the tunnels, walking in the dark with only flashlights. There was a couple of times when our guide asked us to turn off our lights and walk in the dark which was soooo creepy and scary! But it was a nice experience.

There are also other activities that you can sign up for. My sister and I tried the ATV. I really enjoyed it since It was my first time. Their track was challenging for me being a first timer. And considering that I got stuck twice and my ATV fell to its side once, I'm pretty sure I got my money's worth. 128541 I wanted to try the zipline but my sister's scared of heights so no can do.

All in all, it was a pretty nice mini vacation. The island itself was teeming with nature And history that you wouldn't mind coming again and again. The air there is so nice and fresh, just the thing I needed to relax and clear my mind. Plus, there are lots of other activities in the island that can keep you occupied for a while.

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April H.
4.0 Stars

Great place to take balikbayans for a day tour!
Afterwards, you will have a greater appreciation for Philippine history...
Please read Eric N's review for a very detailed encounter of the place... Very informative, I dare not follow in his footsteps! Suffice to say that it's a great way to spend your day128076

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Jeanne Stephanie E.
5.0 Stars

Had so much fun in this day tour. Learned a lot about our history and WW2. If you want to go to Corregidor, i suggest you go overnight because day trip is so bitin. No time for activities like zipline, hike, beach etc..

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Randy M.
5.0 Stars

I remembered when we were asked by our GM where do we want to spent our annual company tour - unanimously we agreed to visit Corregidor Island... a war torn island full of historical events; i love this place, i love the humurous tour guides... including Jimmy Carter look-a-like guide... & i love being back again soon...

We stayed overnight & was delighted to experienced light & sound in the tunnel - imagining what it feels being underground.

We also got a glimse of the story about the Jabidah Massacre... that refers to an incident in which members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are said to have massacred a number of Moro Muslim recruits who were escaping their covert training to reclaim Sabah...

i like the hostel, quite old though but very historic...

a day after our tour, another lovely day as we took dip to a blue sea... not that enticing to swim & dive because of its rocky floor bed but still worth taking a dip...

Food is good but its far off better in "kantin" besides the hostel wherein u can also sang out loud all day & night long w/ their P5 karaoke machine....

This is worth a trip & visit, it would be with my family, instilling my kids about our history & cultural George Santayana, a great philosopher said.... that, those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it...

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Eric N.
5.0 Stars

I went to Corregidor in 2012, courtesy of a Deal Grocer voucher for an overnight stay. Surprisingly, it was one of the best experiences I have ever had! The hotel and facilities were pretty basic, the meals were pretty ordinary, but the history and the things I learned made the trip extremely worthwhile...

I truly believe that everyone should experience Corregidor at least once in their lifetime...

Corregidor is a tadpole shaped island (the locals compare it to a racier thing hehe!) about 50 kilometers from Manila.

Strategically located at the entrance of Manila Bay, it has been one of the most important seaports in the Philippines since the Spanish colonial period. And because of its location, it was one of a group of islands that was fortified during World War II, forming the harbor defenses of Manila Bay.

Also known as "The Rock" due to its rocky and mountainous topography, it served as the headquarters of the Allied Forces, under Gen. Douglas MacArthur, and the seat of the Philippine Commonwealth, under then Pres. Manuel L. Quezon, during the Japanese invasion of the Philippines in 1941. It was the second most bombed island during the war (next to Malta).

Today, it stands as a military memorial to Filipino and American heroism, patriotism, courage, and valor.

I could go on and on about Corregidor's significance in Philippine History, but there might not be enough space. Hehehe!

Instead, I'll just post brief (?) descriptions of the photos in the collage that accompanies this review (clockwise, from bottom left):

1.) The Pacific War Memorial was built to commemorate the servicemen who were involved in the fighting in World War II. Completed in 1968 with financial contributions from the US Congress, it reportedly cost US$1.23 million to construct.

2.) The Middle-side Barracks is made up of two 3-storey buildings constructed in the middleside sector of the island. US artillery men were housed here.

3.) The Lorcha Dock is what locals believe Gen. MacArthur used to depart from Corregidor

4.) The Malinta Tunnel was initially used as a bomb proof storage and personnel bunker, but was later equipped to become a 1,000 bed hospital. The main tunnel, running from east to west, is 831 feet long. Branching off from the main shaft are 13 lateral tunnels on the north side, and 11 on the south.

5.) There were 23 batteries installed in Corregidor, consisting of 56 coastal guns and mortars. The island had 13 anti-aircraft artillery batteries, 76 guns, and 10 60-inch searchlighs.

6.) These rocks are called "bloodstones". They were called such as they are white in color with nice splatters of red.

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Fides F.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Jodi N.
5.0 Stars

One of the coolest historical places you must visit in the country. Tons of interesting ruins from World War II with plenty of mother nature to appreciate. At that time, we joined a large camping group. Our group rented a huge military boat wherein you can park your car inside like a Roro.

It's also a photographers ultimate playground. You can do rappelling by the old buildings as well. There are some hotels in case you don't want to camp out in tents. We stayed in a small hotel.

The best part of the trip was checking out the Malinta tunnel. An underground hospital and base the Americans built. There is even a really interactive experience where it kind of feels like it was taken out of Universal studios.
Every Filipino should visit Corregidor island at least once in their lives. It's a well preserved piece of history that's just right off the coast of Manila bay.

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Jonas R.
4.0 Stars

Old Manila Walk by Ivan Dy featuring Corregidor is a historical trip. Surprisingly, it was tailored chronologically from Spaniard colonialization to recent Sabah issues. The tour guide, Kuya Caloy, is very knowledgeable, informative and funny too!

The buffet in La Playa Restaurant is ok. Well you don't have any choice because that's the only restaurant in the island. I don't usually eat rice in buffet and very particular in seafood but their seafood paella is good!

The ferry leaves from Manila at 8:00 am while the return trip is at 2:30 pm. So itinerary must be precise and should be strictly followed.

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Livi B.
4.0 Stars

If you fancy photography and history, this is a must place to go. Canyons, buildings and landmarks everywhere. To get here, you will ride a boat from manila. This is experience is definitely worth a try

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