Arrived as a guest, left as a family member :) Genius loci 10/10!
An extremely charming and relaxed place for peace and nature oriented guests - nature and hiking lovers, on-the-road backpackers, etc. You should be a cat & dog person, too.
Money-wise an absolute opposite to El Nido, the place is not money oriented at all, very roughly made bills, lots of free drinks etc. so tip them if you are happy there & have that chance. Yet the service is solid, very friendly overall, and the cooks are just awesome. Actually, the food is way above the Phils' standards, so good I noticed myself getting lazy & fat instead of making trips. Cheap & fun small group oriented trips to waterfalls may be offered to you, among other things.
It is situated in a small fishing village with only one resort, so expect to be treated like a rock star down the village which is good or bad depending on your attitude. The beach down there is no superstar but it's an OK swim with waves. If you're a beach person go to San Vincente Long Beach instead.
One of the biggest butterflies in the world, the Palawan Birdwing, is regularly occuring in the Mangrove Resort garden. You can play hide and seek with lots of butterflies in the garden maze down by the river :)
If you're a luxury oriented, noisy spoiled person please skip this place as you don't deserve. But if you love all aspects I've mentioned above, go & enjoy and book as much nights as possible.
Solo travel - Apr 25, 2017