El Rio y Mar Resort
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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.
... the Philippines as well. The Japanese staged many of their war ships in this part of the country. Early one morning the US launched a blitz air strike and sunk about 15 of these large vessels which now attract marine life and scuba divers alike. We visited 4 amazing wrecks and were able to swim through their hulls and passageways. I found it particularly interesting to view not only beautiful fish and coral but also a piece of history. We saw some huge bullets shells and ...
... it happened so quickly that they didn't have a chance to feel anything. So happy that we have such a great relationship with japan now, its hard to imagine that years ago we fought against them, and so many lost their lives, on both sides.
The fish swam in and out of its port holes , bright in color, and coral completely covered the sides of the bough. What an amazing experience, feeling surreal at times the opportunities im lucky enough to experience on ...
... interesting to see the cook open it up and prepare it. Although there’s not much to do as you eat them raw. We were brave enough to try some but it’s definitely not a favourite. Apparently it tastes like oysters, so that might be why.
We were amazed by the crew as they climbed to the top of the palm trees and collected coconuts for us. Then they would chop off the tops and pass them around for us to try the juice. Sipping coconuts in such ...
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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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