El Nido is a lovely place to visit, especially during summer–widely known for its beautiful beaches, karsts, and island hopping activities. Since we stayed outside the town, we experienced the authentic local hospitality which made me fall in love with El Nido. Local hospitality includes friendly strangers offering a lift on their motorcycles while we wait for a tricycle to pass by.
The original plan is to choose a resort where Kareen and I can just roll on the sand all day long. So we choose La Casa Teresa as our home for 2 nights and 3 days for its location (beachfront!) and they offer free breakfast. And they did not disappoint. There might be some downsides staying away from the establishments and tourist haunts but we still love the place.
The location of La Casa Teresa is semi-private, located outside the bustling town proper. In the morning, you can notify the front desk for the best time to have your breakfast and you can have it served at the veranda.
Who wouldn’t want to wake up in the morning with an awesome view of the sea and limestones, huh? If you want a stroll along the shoreline, you may do so in the morning when the tide is low.
Room rates range from ₱1,500 to 1,800 for two with breakfast. There’s hot water and coffee to compliment your basic breakfast of egg, ham or longganisa and rice. Nothing fancy but enough sustenance to jump-start your day in El Nido.
Plus! The sunset and the foggy-morning-in-the-island views are simply amazing.
La Casa Teresa is a few minutes away from the town. One has to ride a tricycle to take you there. Transportation cost is a bit costly, we have to make use of our time in the town. Make sure to ask the locals in the area the tricycle cost because some drivers take advantage of tourists.
There are no neighboring restaurants around. We had our dinner at the Four Seasons Inn (beside La Casa) since we checked in at 6 pm our first night. The option is to go to the town for some grub, but vehicles going to the town are intermittent. And delivery is not an option, there’s no Jollibee or McDonald’s in the area.
Though our accommodation is located by the beach, we’ve never seen people swimming in the sea–only a bunch of outrigger boats minding their own business. And the sea is not swim-able right out front.
It is common knowledge that there is a scheduled power interruption. When you wake up in the morning, be sure to bring a flashlight to avoid bumping on things. Since power outage starts at 6 am to 2 pm, that means no a/c and taking up a challenge to take a shower in the dark.
We lined up a bunch of things-to-do’s in El Nido to take our minds off from the power interruption and to use our time wisely to visit every place as we can down to the last minute before our shuttle is scheduled to whisk us off to Puerto Princesa.
La Casa Teresa is ideal for those who want to get away from the busy part of the city for some quality time. We’re pretty happy with our stay because we only need a place to sleep and shower. If you’re planning to visit Palawan, include El Nido in your itinerary.
La Casa Teresa Beach Resort
Logadia, Corong-Corong, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
(048) 433-2078 · 723-2908
09183861974 · 09199910887 · 09175991143