We drove from Puerto Princesa to The Beach Shack, in Corong Corong in El Nido, Palawan, for the fist time and it was such an enjoyable drive. It took about 5 hours from our place in Luzviminda, Palawan.
Here is an updated photo of the Beach Shack, May 8, 2016
|They have grown since we were there!!|
If you are a tourist, you fly into Puerto Princesa, and can hire a van (quite expensive unless you share) or take a commercial RoRo bus, in which case it can range between 650. to 850. php. The Barangay of Corong Corong is just outside the city of El Nido.
We got to the Beach Shack and the views took my breath away. The views of the karst limestone islands were truly spectacular from anywhere in this cove. The Maremegmeg Beach, where we stayed in the cove was so clean and the sand was baby powder fine.
|The building on the left is The Beach Shack. They have cottages (small white building, upper left) you can stay in which are clean and they all have little private terraces. They are very comfortable. The Café is only a few steps away and you are on the beach in a few seconds.|
You don't have to stay in the cottages, to enjoy their beach front as long as you order food or drinks from them. They serve cold beer, cocktails such as piña coladas, as well as delicious fruit slushies. The Beach Shack cottage rooms are spacious and clean, each with a little veranda. Although because everything is run on generator, there are no hot showers. The good thing is that they do run generators 24 hours a day so there is constant electricity, unlike some places in El Nido where they only run the power a few hours at night.
|The Beach Shack Café. Left and right are the three beach cottages.|
|This is the sunset from the Beach Shack the first night we were there!!! Spectacular and magnificent are the two words that come to mind when I saw it.|
Just a friendly reminder...there are NO ATM MACHINES in El Nido and they don't take credit cards, so you need to bring enough cash to last your stay.
|This is after 10AM! Lots and lots of young tourists in their 20's to mid 30's.|
|The views are nothing short of spectacular no matter what time of day. The karst limestone islands are beautiful.|
|We went in January when it is windy. This is right in front of the Beach shack. It's lovely to see the play of light on the islands at different times of the day.|
|I haven't been to other beaches in El Nido, but I don't think you can beat this one at the Beach Shack! Try some of their frozen fruit shakes or delicious cocktails! We sure did.|