EL RIO Y MAR - Palawan

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Palawan Island, Philippines

Welcome El Rio Y Mar Resort Palawan Formerly Known as Marican Bay Palawan.

El Rio Y Mar Resort is the perfect haven for those seeking an escape from the urban jungle. Nestled in a beautiful tranquil bay with a breathtaking view of calm waters and rolling hills, the resort offers the perfect ambiance for romantic getaways and retreats. With only nineteen cottages, guests are guaranteed personalized service with the trademark warmth and charm of native Palaweños. The resort also offers scuba diving, hiking, watersports and tours around Coron.

A must see is the Port Caltom's Reef Bar where guests can lounge and enjoy while having their perfect drink or they can simply swim and snorkel from the bar. What's also enchanting are the mangroves surrounding the resort where you can kayak around and peek upon the surrounding environment.  Guests can also hike at the resort and look beyond the lakes, sea and islands beneath it.
El Rio y Mar also offers diving trips to nearby World War II Shipwrecks, the nearest shipwreck is Kyokuzan Maru which is 30min away from El Rio y Mar. It's a spectacular wreck and visibility is excellent as compared to most wrecks in Coron town. El Rio y Mar is one of the only 2 resorts outside of Mindoro that can offer daytrips to Apo Reef. Apo Reef is the second largest contiguous coral reef in the world and the largest one in the Philippines. It's only 3 hours away from the resort so guests can do it for the day. To dive Apo Reef, guests would normally have to go via liveaboard. We can do it in a day and again, guests return to the comforts of a full-service resort. El Rio y Mar Resort is one of the two resorts in the country that offer effective Dugong-Watching trips. Dugong-watching, a professionally produced ecotourism    activity, takes divers and non-divers along the lengthy coast of Busuanga to see gentle dugongs in the wild.

 

Resort Features

Cedar Cabanas (Cottage 1-4)

  • Area: 54sq.m.
  • Made of Imported Cedar Wood
  • Bay front
  • Veranda
  • Private Bathroom
  • Hot and Cold Shower
  • TV and DVD Player
  • Fully Air Conditioned
  • Ceiling Fan
  •  Percolator
  • Mini-bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Bed setup: King-sized OR 2 Twin beds with provisions for 2 pullout beds

Native Cabanas (Cottage 5-15)

  • Area: 32 sq.m.
  • Native Design 
  • Bay front
  • Veranda
  • Private Bathroom 
  • Hot and Cold Shower
  • Fully Air Conditioned
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Percolator
  • Mini-bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Bed setup for cottages 5,6,7,10-15: King-sized bed with provisions for 2 pullout beds
  • Bed setup for cottages 8 and 9: Queen-sized bed with provision for 1 pullout bed

Casa Morena (Cottage 16 - 19)

  • Area: 45 sq.m.
  • Modern type of room ( up and down house)
  • Bay front
  • Veranda
  • Private Bathroom
  • Hot and Cold Shower
  • Fully Air Conditioned
  • Ceiling Fan
  •  Percolator
  • Mini-bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Bed setup: King-sized  with provisions for 2 pullout beds

Safety Features for all cottages:

  • Smoke Detector
  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Emergency Lamp

Amenities for all cottages:

  • Tooth brush and toothpaste kit
  • Liquid Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Body Lotion
  • Shower Cap
  • Shaving Kit
  • Bathrobe
  • Bedroom Slippers
  • Sewing Kit
  • Laundry Bag
  • Hair Dryer (available upon request)
  • Umbrellas

Resort Services:

  • 24 hour security
  • 24 hour electricity
  • Medical Doctor on-call 24 hours
  • First Aid supplies and medication
  • Travel Agency - Coron Tours & Travel
  • Internet and Printing 
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Guided Tours and Activities
  • International and Local Calls
  • Mooring and various services for yachts  

 Resort Facilities:

  • Al Fresco Restaurant (international cuisine)
  • Port Caltom's Reef Bar (open until the last guest)
  • Island Spa (indoor and outdoor spa)
  • Dugong Dive Shop - www.dugongdivecenter.com
  • Infinity Pool
  • Watersports – snorkeling, banana boat, kayak, ringo tube, fly fish, waterski, wakeboard, kneeboard, rowing, hobiecat sailing, windsurfing
  • Library (books and DVD's)
  • Video Room with Cable TV
  • Videoke
  • Gift Shop

Resort Activities:

    • Swimming
    • Hiking
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving (reef and wreck diving)
    • Bottom Fishing
    • Island Hopping
    • Tour of Coron Town and Coron Island
    • Tour of Calauit Safari Island
    • Dugong Watching
    • Cultural and Variety Shows 
    • Table Tennis
    • Beach Volleyball
    • Indoor Games

    Optional Tours

    Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary

    The Philippines only safari park where African and Palawan endemic animals roam freely

    Coron Island

    Huge limestone cliffs, beautiful sights and natural wonders. It boasts of the magnificent Cayangan Lake, lagoons, hot springs and is well-known as the wreck dive capital of the country.

    Island Hopping

    Nearby islands where one can spend a day snorkeling, diving and kayaking.

    How To Get There

    You can reach Maricaban Bay by a 60-minute flight from Manila or via Superferry to Coron. From Busuanga Airport, you take a 30-minute jeepney ride and a 20-minute boat ride.

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