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Sitio Lugadia, Corong-corong El Nido Access from the main road near Casa Teresa/Blue Mango, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 Philippines
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from BUKO Beach Resort
Updated 09/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 207 Specialty lodging in El Nido
Travelers' Choice
Welcome to Buko Beach Resort, El Nido's most unique beachfront haven. Located between the lush, jungle-clad mountains and the beautiful beachfront of Corong Corong, our Grand Villa (4 bedrooms for groups and families) and six distinct cottages (for 2 adults 16+ years) have been designed and built with native materials, local Filipino craftsmanship and an attention to unique design that is the hallmark of the 'Buko' experience. In the Philippines, the word 'Buko' means coconut, and the coconut is commonly called "the tree of life" - due to its diverse number of uses ranging from food to building materials. We appreciate the land on which our resort was built upon, and strive to maintain the integrity of our operation with an environmentally-conscious vision to the best of our ability. We look forward to hosting you on your next vacation to our tropical paradise in El Nido.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Baggage storage
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Foot massage
Full body massage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino


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55Somewhat walkable
Grade: 55 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 1 km
0Attractionswithin 1 km
Sitio Lugadia, Corong-corong El Nido Access from the main road near Casa Teresa/Blue Mango, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 Philippines
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Maynard_Maleon wrote a review Feb 2021
Manila, Philippines35 contributions2 helpful votes
We headed out to El Nido for our 4th Wedding Anniversary and we couldn't have chosen a better place. Our goal was to have a nice experience for us and we didn't want a "party vibe" at all. Buko Beach provided that with the assistance of their really wonderful staff. From the moment I booked it, they got in touch with me and assisted me all the way. They were helpful all the time and their staff is smart and therefore were a joy to talk to. The food in the bar was good too and the servings were usually bigger than I expected. Try out the fried spring rolls! The rooms looked far better than in the pictures and taking showers practically outdoors was a treat in itself. But I have to go back to the staff who were most accommodating and even gave us a bottle of wine for our Anniversary. (Sadly, most of our Buko Beach pictures are in one of our phones that died near the end of the trip and I am not sure if we can still get them). The staff moves fast, always active, attentive, assisting, courteous, friendly, intelligent and always seem to be happy. We were sad to go and to be honest, we have been thinking of staying even longer if such an arrangement can be done! It was a beautiful experience and one that we will fondly remember.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: "near the pool"
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P_pixie_1990 wrote a review Mar 2020
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom50 contributions26 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
We cannot thank Buko beach resort enough for our stay. It was our honeymoon & the thoughtful card, decorations on the bed & other sweet gestures you made meant so much to us. The staff are simply wonderful, I apologise that we can't remember all your names but Esmeralda on the front desk was so helpful and couldn't have done more for us. Jake was always a pleasure to see and chat to at meal times, and again couldn't have been more helpful if he tried! The staff really make Buko the memorable success that it is. As for the facilities, again perfect! Everything is so clean and well looked after, lovely pool, good food and stunning sunsets can be enjoyed from the pool or bar/restaurant - see the picture attached, NO filter!! The air conditioning in our room worked perfectly at all times and we didn't get bitten once which is a huge statement as we are both prone to mosquito bites. If you use the plug ins and cream provided, you won't get a single bite! It's also worth mentioning safety, there is security 24/7 patrolling the grounds (and lovely men they were too!) which was comforting, even though we saw no trouble the entire time we travelled through the Philippines! Great location too, cheap and quick to get into town and to Vanilla beach. Thank you so very much Buko, I will sing your praises and encourage everyone I meet headed to El Nido to visit Buko beach Resort! xx
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Best view is from the room directly in front of the pool!
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Response from Buko B, Owner at BUKO Beach Resort
Responded 3 Apr 2020
Dear P_Pixie, We are so happy that you both enjoyed your time with us and can't wait for you to return. Reading your fantastic comments has bought a smile to the faces of our team at a very difficult phase for everyone in the travel industry. We do truly appreciate guests taking the time to write a review and share their experiences. Please tell your friends and family about Buko and El Nido, we hope to be running some very special offers as soon as flights resume. Take care and warmest wishes from the team, Teresa On behalf of Paul Van Rooyen, Owner.
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Paul Xavier E wrote a review Feb 2021
21 contributions5 helpful votes
I never thought I would enjoy staying in Corong Corong area; this is a lovely beach front resort with beautiful pool and charming villas. Restaurant serves good food. Staff are uber-friendly and attentive. There are only 6+ villas and during our stay (where there are very few tourists in El Nido), we were the only guests in the resort. A perfect place to chill and great sunset too. Good job to the staff and would love to come back.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Kat wrote a review Feb 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
One of the spots with beautiful sunset. Stayed here during the travel bubble and we have the resort all by outselves. If you want some quiet time, this is the place to be. One of the great assets of this place are the staff! Superb!! Exceptional!! Thank you so much!! See you next time! :)
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Earlsemitara wrote a review Feb 2021
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Just a bit of background story how we discovered this place. We had an original booking at another resort which was paid in full a few months back. A few days before our flight, we found out through the airline that the hotel we booked didnt have compliance from the Dept of Tourism to operate due to covid restrictions. We almost cancelled the trip but we inquired Buko resort and Esmeralda took care of our group, no questions asked! We booked the hotel without any expectations; we just wanted to get away from the city. Our first trip outside Manila after more than 10 months of lockdown. We got to the hotel and it was what we hope it to be! Quaint, quiet, and secluded but has a beach front. The pool is also enough size for lounging. The food is amazing and the rooms are GREAT. And most of all, the staff are very hospitable and attentive to the needs of the guests especially Esmeralda who made things possible! Will definitely go back next month! Note to local travellers: make sure your hotels has a Certificate to Operate before booking. If they have none pr tells you its still in process, find another resort!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
US$130 - US$312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvincePalawan IslandEl Nido
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Frequently Asked Questions about BUKO Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to BUKO Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Marimegmeg Beach (1.2 km) and Vanilla Beach El Nido (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at BUKO Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at BUKO Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at BUKO Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to BUKO Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bella Vita El Nido, Gandhi's Revenge, and Local Provisions.
Are there opportunities to exercise at BUKO Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does BUKO Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, BUKO Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at BUKO Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Does BUKO Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.