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Being whisked off in a private, brightly-decorated jeepney and transferred to our own private boat which took us down a picturesque canal lined with mangroves on either side, was how the last four days of our trip began. We then heard a shy, "Toona for you Sir, and Ma'am?" We were politely offered Tuna sandwiches and a drink in a picnic basket by …
Had a weekend at El Rio y Mar on Busuanga Island in northern Palawan. Great snorkelling although some of the waters are overfished and some coral damage due to man and typhoons. Climbed the local hill, saw the clear waters of Lake Kanyangan (?), bathed in 40 degree hot springs and bounced along dirt roads through brahman cattle ranch.
... be a very different place and much more touristy.
Our hotel was very nice and a short trike ride from the town...a trike is how all the Filipinos get around, its a bit like a tuktuk but you sit in a covered side car next to the driver.
The first evening we went out for dinner and had a bit of a lost in translation moment. We ordered our dinner and i chose salmon and Anthony chose prawns. When it arrived it was literally ...
... in El Nido. Talking to other travellers when we arrived it turned out Roro had recently lost its license for carrying passengers because of an accident (most likely ours was the bus involved!) oops!
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We’d booked onto the tour last May following its great reviews and promotional video, it involves 5 days 4 nights sailing on a traditional banca boat from El Nido to Coron ...
... place! So we ended up at Shakeys which is a pizza place and a good one it was too! Sadly no chilli but it was tasty!
The next day we dropped all our laundry off at Stripes Laundry and then hired a moped for the day next door. The bike rental is high there, we were quoted 600 peso but paid 400 in the end, this is about £8.00. In other places we had paid about £2.00-£4.00 a day.
We went off to explore the town and saw a few places to eat for that evening. We also ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEl Rio y Mar Resort Coron
cant recommend the staff and the experience here enough, spent a wonderful 4 days being pampered
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