Category Archives: Palawan

Mercedes Bed and Breakfast

Puerto Princesa city is one of the most visited cities in the Philippines. Thanks to its vast tourist destinations like Honda Bay, Crocodile Farm, Iwahig/Tagbanwa Tribe, etc.. This city became “the gateway” for those who wish to visit the infamous Underground River in Sabang and El Nido. Thus, room accommodations has been one of the most sought after needs in Puerto Princesa.

After few days in El Nido and funds running low. I need to carefully plan my return to Manila with spending a night in the city. I had an early morning flight so accommodation should be near the airport. Fortunately, I discovered Mercedes Bed and Breakfast on the internet. What a gift it was! I immediately called the owner and reserved a room the following day.

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Posted by on September 11, 2012 in Puerto Princesa


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Stunning Vistas Beach Resort

If you haven’t been to El Nido before and now looking for accommodations, let me help you plan your stay. The most common you will find on the internet are the ones located in the main town. To name a few, Periking Beach Guesthouse, Marina Garden Resort, Entalula Beach Guesthouse, etc…  beach front here is nice and you can swim. But if you want privacy and quiet ambience, go to Caalan area. It’s my favorite place in El Nido. However, please be guided that it’s 5-10 minute walk from the main street and the beach front is not possible for swimming. There you will find Hadefe and Taiyo to name a few. On these places I’ve mentioned, sorry to say that there’s no perfect view of the sunset if you’re after it.


There are various nice resorts in Corong-Corong. This time, we tried Stunning Vistas Beach Resort. My first impression was, the crew and staff were nice, friendly, and accommodating. Of course, the first thing we did is to check their room.

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Posted by on September 10, 2012 in El Nido


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Nacpan/Calitang Beach – Hidden Treasure of Palawan

I’ve been to El Nido couple of times, yet… there’s this feeling that I’m not satisfied because I know that there are still hidden gems to discover. Forget about the underwater photos, I can’t afford full battle gears of underwater camera nor scuba diving class and equipment. Anyway, while in El Nido.. I’ve done tons of research about target places and Nacpan/Calitang beach became the number one priority. I didn’t waste any time so I texted Paul (owner of Periking Beach Guesthouse) and asked if he can arrange transpo to Calitang/Nacpan beach the following day. Fortunately, he did.

Road to the Hidden Treasure

The normal contract for the pedicab ride is 1,500 pesos a day. I asked for discount and the driver gave it 1,200 the least. I read somewhere that 800 pesos is the cheapest but it wasn’t the case during our stay. Full of excitement, I find myself preparing my camera gears.

Mighty Landcruiser

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Posted by on September 9, 2012 in El Nido


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