I was also like you; scrubbing Google while looking for the cheapest accommodation in El Nido, and finally found a blog (Josiah of lakas.com.ph) which highly recommends it.
Calaan, El Nido. L to R: Roommate Nelly, my host Kim, me.
Why I chose to stay here
Since I will be traveling solo that time, looking for cheap accommodation was a must for me. I texted the owner, Kuya Rodrigo to inquire if there’s room available during my travel dates. He said yes, there’s an available room. He was very nice and accommodating. He entertained all my questions. And because of his attitude which I really like, I paid the 50% down payment to guarantee room reservation.
Kuya Rodrigo then informed me all are set and asked if it’s okay for me to stay with another girl solo traveler. I said yes and why not! I like making friends.
Upon arriving in El Nido, it was raining hard and found out that my phone didn’t have signal! Hassle! How can I contact Kuya Rodrigo now? I then later found out that Sun Cellular doesn’t have satellites in El Nido and the only available networks are Smart and Globe. I panicked! Read more…