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Pura Vida Inn & Tours

Serena Street, Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Ranked #26 of 52 El Nido B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We chose the deluxe room that was directly on the water front with a balcony for great views & a nice place to eat your included breakfast. The room was clean and quite spacious. It is located a bit further down from the 'night life' so wasn't noisy at night. Ate Juliet was a cheerful and most helpful host. You... More 

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Colmar, France
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

NEVER EVER GO THERE!!!!!! The owners humiliated us on the phone and stole our money!!!! After reading all the positive comments on tripadvisor we decided to spend 6 nights at Pura Vida in May 2014. We were very excited about our trip and couldn't wait to see the famous El Nido! So we contacted the owner of the hotel by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stayed in Pura Vida from June 24 - 28. We booked the standard room (no view), but we had a chance to also look at the beachfront room and view was beautiful! However, the standard room is also good, cosy and comfy. What I loved especially about this place is Ate Juliet's hospitality! She made sure to assist us in... More 

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Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Had a perfect vacation in El Nido - March 2014. Stayed in Pura Vida for 3 nights. Love the view from the room. It is close to Art Cafe that serves delicious pizza. Maximum no. of guests in the room are 3 pax. We loved the bread from Midtown Bakeshop - walking distance from Pura Vida. We enjoyed our island... More 

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

A very nice place situated at the center of El Nido right next to the beach. The Austrian owner Wolfgang and his wife are extraordinary friendly people and the whole place has a familiar atmosphere. The inn is very nice and clean and the food is said to be fantastic. They also offer motorbike rentals, island hopping and cash in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Wolfgang and his missus run this show and it's brilliant! Wolfgang is an excellent tour guide- drops some interesting facts along the way and took us to the best islands (rather than the typical ones where everyone goes). The tour is also very good value as it includes a sumptuous lunch. Would thoroughly recommend Pura Vida for the island tours.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

It is a house where the family live together with the guests. There are 3 rooms: 2 at the 1st floor with very nice view on the beach and one at the ground floor. It is very very clean, the cleanin is done everyday thouroughly. The breakfast is good too. Very good location, very near to the departure for all... More 

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

This is actually a private residence, turned "hotel", to use the term loosely. It has a total of 3 rooms, all with ac. The two rooms on the second floor have a smallish room with same smallish balcony that overlooks the water and has a great view. This is actually what you're paying for here, we got ours as a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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22 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We had a room on the first floor that was right after the entrance into the hotel, so no view, and the room was dark. However, it was clean and the bed comfortable. We also had a/c, a rarity there, and warm water in the shower. The manager was lovely and got up at 6 am to prepare our breakfast.... More 

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Address: Serena Street, Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
Number of rooms: 3
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