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El Rio y Mar Resort

#11 of 17 Hotels in Coron
Certificate of Excellence
Palawan, Palawan Island 5316, Philippines
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manila, Philippines
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed November 21-23, 2014 Location: Secluded area in San Jose, Coron, Palawan, the only way to reach this paradise is by a 30-min boat ride. Our group was fetched by a resort personnel from Busuanga airport and accompanied us during the short land travel going to the port for our boat transfer to the resort. Best time to go here... More 

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The property sits on a bay with pristine water. Marine life is spectacular! Schools of fish surround the private pier. Coral abounds. All rooms have beachfront locations with no TV. Most of the rooms have a mangrove forest behind them teeming with wildlife. The room we had (cabana no. 5) was well appointed with a king sized bed and 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic experience. Great view of the sea, wonderful staff. The whole staying was just great. Staff was amazing from the pick up from the airport to the warm welcoming and the goodbye. Room overlooking the sea. Peaceful and romantic place. Palawan is just a paradise. We did not want to leave. If you are looking for a place to rest... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at El Rio Y Mar four nights between March 17 - 20. On the plus side, the resort is in a beautiful natural setting, on the estuary of a river. It is in a secluded area - there is a village on the other side of the river but not visible from the resort. The accommodations are spacious,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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10 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Coron Palawan is the best place I've been so far in terms of water activities, awesome sceneries & rock formation. Getting to Coron is through Busuanga airport which was around one hour from Manila NAIA airport. My husband and I were able to purchase our plane tickets with hotel accommodation at El Rio y Mar for 4 days and 3... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were hugely disappointed with this place. Our expectations were based on its ratings on Trip Advisor - what a big mistake! In retrospect I can see how inaccurate some of these ratings are, and how misleading some of the photos can be. We should've paid more attention to the negative reviews. We wanted to stay here on our final... More 

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Most everyone I know from the Philippines talks of Coron… the beaches, the tranquility, the cleanliness, the diving and snorkeling. Since I don't get around the Philippines too often, I wanted to visit Coron on my next trip and see what the buzz was all about. My first step was to find a place… somewhere clean, safe, complete with amenities... More 

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144 reviews 144 reviews
48 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I knew selecting this resort that we would be far from anywhere else and also that wifi connection and TV access was very limited thanks to previous reviews so I was not bothered about it. Concerning the food though, we were positively surprised as we found the menu for the three days that we were on full board wide and... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We booked to go to El Rio as a special treat, judging by the price we paid. The pictures on the website certainly capture the very best of the resort and the reality is not quite as good. The setting is awesome and the lagoon in front of the resort is stunning with great snrkelling. The prices are very high... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My girlfriend had been travelling for 7 weeks whilst I stayed in the UK so for our first meeting after 7 weeks we wanted to stay somewhere nice. I did a bit of research and found that El Rio Y Mar wasn't too far from Manilla so decided to book up for 3 nights. We arrived at Busungua Airport and... More 

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