As per our budget we stayed at Coron Businessmans Inn. Affordable, just off Rizal Ave so a bit quieter than being on the main strip and a short tricycle ride from the Baywalk (river front night eating area). Jake was on crutches so we were slightly limited to browsing for food and after a start in the wrong direction, we managed our way around pretty well.
I had already booked the Underground River so that took one whole day, Brad and I did an island hopping tour of Honda Bay another day and then the boys found a cinema, so we spent the last afternoon at the movies watching Star Wars. Not something I would usually have done but I must say that Jake being on crutches meant that we had to ease the boys in slowly which was actually a good thing.
Tricycles are affordable here: 50 pesos from the airport to downtown which is about $1.50 AUD so you can't complain about that. Around town you just ask for a price before you get in and with the exception of one rip off merchant they were all very reasonable and we didn't often have to haggle. We had a couple of fun trips to and from Baywalk that were very amusing. Noah is 6'4, I'm 6', Jake is at least 6' and well Brad is a hobbit (but that's another story) but a few times we managed to squeeze all in one tricycle and peed ourselves laughing all the way home.
One night we got one back from Baywalk and they have to get up a decent hill coming out of there which loaded up with all us was a clutch burning 3 minutes. I was squeezed on the back of the motorbike and at one point could see a local couple sitting out the front of their house laughing so hard at this poor trike trying to get up the hill. The next night, same thing and lo and behold - the same couple spotted us and almost had a kitten with laughter.
The Baywalk is a great place to eat. Mostly BBQ and Sisig but great food and affordable prices. There are more mainstream restaurants along Rizal Ave but they were a bit western for us and we found ourselves heading down to Baywalk most nights.
OMG - I'm not a sweets fan really but it was soooo good. Noah was disappointed as he thought it was a meat stick place, but we all loved it and it was great to chat to the ladies preparing it. The only do it for the festive season so we were lucky to catch it really. They looked so cute in their matching uniforms and we so helpful trying to explain what we were eating.