Four wonderful nights in El Rio while touring Coron for our anniversary. Stayed in the cedar cabana which was very roomy. The resort is always well kept. It's on its own island so forget about going to the town unless you do the tours. Enjoyed the tours with Ronnie, he's a fabulous photographer which is a plus. Climbed Hunter's Peak, the mountain nearby, with Darrien which was both scary and exhilarating. Very steep! Wear sneakers if you plan on doing that, forget flipflops! The view is worth it though. There were probably only 2 other groups when we stayed there and on the last day, we were the only ones left. The only bad thing about that is trips are more likely if more people go so if no one else wants to go to where you want you're pretty much stuck there. Their "beach" isn't exactly for splashing about, it's more like a lagoon. Sign yourself up for a day tour to their sister resort, Club Paradise, which has a lovely beach if that's what you want. You will enjoy a buffet lunch while there. While there, ask for a side trip to Isla Walang Lang-aw (island without trees). It's gorgeous. We snorkeled our last day with Darrien around their house reef and fed the fishes. They love rice, how Pinoy of them! Go early and you'll be amazed by the massive school of jacks residing under the bar. Jawdropping! I actually thought their reef was much better than Siete Picados, one of the snorkel sites in Coron.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Rio Y Mar Resort is the perfect haven for those seeking an escape from the urban jungle. Nestled in a beautiful tranquil bay with a breathtaking view of calm waters and rolling hills, the resort offers the perfect ambiance for romantic getaways and retreats. With only fifteen cottages, guests are guaranteed personalized service with the trademark warmth and charm of native Palawe'os. The resort also offers scuba diving, hiking, water sports and tours around Coron. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Rio y Mar Hotel Coron
- El Rio y Mar Resort Coron, Palawan Island