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Caalan Beach Resort

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Caalan Beach Resort is a small, family-run resort right on the ocean, with a great view of downtown El Nido, Cadlao Island and Caalan Beach. We're located a 10-15 minute walk from downtown El Nido, away from the noise and bustle of town. We have our own boats so we can arrange island-hopping tours for our guests. All of our rooms come with free continental breakfast, free wifi, air conditioning, private bathrooms and hot showers. We have 12 rooms, and have been open since 2006.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Adult pool
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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We really enjoyed or stay in this relatively convenient yet peaceful location. The gardens are lush, the staff friendly and helpful and the free shuttle into town by tricycle was quite fun and adventurous at times! We enjoyed the pool, the place was clean and although an older
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Stayed here for seven days, and am very satisfied! Good distance from central El Nido, far enough to get the a bit more relaxation and close enough to walk or grab one of the free tricycles. Big plus for the super friendly and helpful staff! Super attentive and service minded
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Great place to stay given the price, great staff, awesome tours/tourguides, the owner and the rest of the management was always helpful and kind. The view was amazing and the public areas was great. Given the price we did not expect anything more from the room.
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Good hotel with a wonderful view, a bit far from el Nido town but don’t worry they have a free tricycle service till 22.30 I think. The hotel offers you a island hopping the one I recommend you do it with them, becouse you wil start the trip right at the front beach and will be
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Overall stay was great. Our experience started with the owner himself meeting us at the main road to get to the resort with his tricycle staff. Pathway to the resort was narrow but so very thrilling. The resort itself was a traditional Filipino cottages. So for those who
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Yes, we have snorkeling gear available! We have two boats and run tours every day from in front of the resort. As long as there's snorkeling gear available left after tours go out, our resort guests are free to use it. :)
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Hello! Yes we now have 80 square meters of pool. :) There's a kid side, which is 30 square meters... and an adult side, which is 50 square meters. The pool has been working for several weeks now! We haven't posted pics yet because we're finishing up the poolside area to have more decking and lounge chairs. We will post pics within the next week or so!
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We have free tricycles to and from downtown El Nido all day, until 10 pm! It's very easy to get a tricycle from downtown to the airport; the trip takes about 15 minutes and costs 250 pesos. If you'd like, we can also arrange an airport pickup and/or dropoff in a private van. It's 600 pesos for the whole van (if you have a huge family, the van company charges a bit more.) Just let us know over email if you'd like us to arrange a private van, and we can take care of it for you!
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Yes, there are safety boxes in each room where you can store valuables! Each one comes with a lock that you can use to secure your belongings.
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Hi, i seem to remember John (the owner) saying we could use the kitchen but i might be wrong so check with him directly in advance. Also, you want to stay 2 weeks in Caalan?!?! There is no swimming in the vicinity, as the sea bed is covered with dead corals. You would have to rent a bike/car/ tricycle to move around or do the boat trips to beautiful places. Mosquitos at night were a massive problem when we went last April so bring 100% deet and ensure you cover every inch of your body from sun down and before you go to bed. Although mosquitoes are seasonal so you might be lucky! Don't spend your whole holiday in El Nido, just do enough days to do the boat trips. If you want to stay in Palawan around El Nido check out around Las Cabanas beach, swimming is possible here. Or Duli Beach, only had one resort when i was there but the beach was a dream, although getting there it's not easy but once here you can relax and be a beach bum. These areas are a bit more expensive but still affordable. Or even better once you have finished exploring El Nido, take a short fly to another island. We went to Bohol and it was magic. Caalan resort it's basic but staff are nice and they make the best breakfast. Be aware tho that there is a lot of accomodation in El Nido that is not advertised online. So you can get a room at arrival if you feel adventurous, prices starting from arond 800 pesos, nice new places. It all depends what type of holiday you want, if you are active there's loads you can do here, even go to Coron. If you want to chill in paradise for 2 weeks don't stat in El Nido, it's not pretty, it's just a hub from where you'll do the boat trips. I hope this helps and enjoy your trip!
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"Oceanview rooms has a little better standard."
"Seaside view, for sure."
"Island tours"
"We liked our rooms which were nearest the beach."
"Courtyard Room 1 is spacious and sleeps 4 comfortably on 2 double beds. It has air-con, an ensuite, a kitchen sink and a full-sized fridge."
US$45 - US$80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvincePalawan IslandEl Nido
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