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El Rio y Mar Resort

San Jose, Busuanga Island 5316, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After a flight from Manila to Coron, a taxi ride,a boat trip we got a great musical welcome from the staff at the resort. Our room number 15 was at the end of the beach but the bonus was a small private beach of our own. Room booked as twin they swiftly changed the double back into two singles. Food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Busuanga is a paradise and El Rio y Mar is a haven. Clean rooms, good food, nice amenities and amazing people. They even gave us good rates for our 3-day stay. We were there for work (yes no play) and almost all of the staff helped us get things done especially Miss Menchie, the resort manager. El Rio Y Mar,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You are on a small island off the larger island which is an hour by plane from Manila. You need to keep things in perspective as everything has to brought in and out by boat. Transfers: The road from the airport is being made into a sealed road and while this is happening the ride can be bumpy but nothing... More 

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Thank Daniel S
Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Rio Y Mar is a very special place - as this is where I was proposed to. But, will leave all the emotions aside and write a very objective review. Going to the resort, you will ride a van along rough road and a boat along a very calm river. Van ride might be a bit bumpy if you... More 

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Thank Melissa J
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The resort is not located where the river meets the sea which is the translation of the name of the resort, it is located on the river some 1 to 2 Kms upstream from the sea, as previous reviews state the staff try very hard and are friendly. We originally booked a cedar cabana but after 2 nights we transferred... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we spent wonderful days in this paradise, the staff was so friendly and took care about us. It is a very peacefull and wonderful location. We had a great time diving in great places with small groups and the best equipment ...thanks a lot Marie, Dirk , Marvin and the boat crew for this great and amazing experience. Thank you... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seriously one of the best service/staff I have experienced in a hotel and this is what makes a difference and impact in your holiday expectations. Beautiful place, great rooms with a good confy bed, nice toilets, shower, right at the beach, so relaxing. Plenty of activities - paddle surf,kyak, games, etc. The buffet options are average in my opinion but... More 

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Thank MiasUlrich
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

My experience at El Rio was exceptional. I stayed from Dec. 22-27. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the rooms were beautiful. I can't wait to visit this place again! Excellent job - Ms. Menchie (Resort Manager). Chef Addie -- Yummy food -- keep up the good work ! Dugong Dive Center : I've been diving for many... More 

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Thank WowaGetz
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

From the arrival (staff welcomes you with a song!) to the departure, we had a great stay. We dived, had an amazing dive instructor, marie (french) who took us to remoted spots where there was only us diving! Apart from seeing turtles, cuttlefishes, jackfish schools etc. (one of our higlights already) the staff is extremely friendly and attentive! They read... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The road from the airport to the river station is painful due to the roadworks, but after that you a picked up in a speedboat and whizzed to the resort. You are met by the staff playing a welcome song and with a much needed welcome drink Once there you are captured , because there is nothing else to do... More 

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